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Air treatment for the textile industry

From the extravagant outfits of fashion models to the onesies of babies, nearly every human being wears clothes. Therefore, it is no surprise that the textile industry is such an important part of our economy. And just as textiles play a crucial role in our lives, high-quality compressed air plays a crucial role in their production. Pneumatech air treatment solutions ensure compressed air for textiles meets the necessary quality requirements. 

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The use of compressed air for textiles production

As a result of the modernization of production processes, the consumption of compressed air in textile manufacturing is on the rise. The so-called “fourth” utility keeps all types of machines in many different production processes running. Here are just some:

  • Air-jet weaving
  • Man-made fiber production
  • Texturizing
  • Winding and dyeing non-woven textiles
  • Pneumatic transport for PET chips

In addition, compressed air is also needed to power spinning machines, grinding mills and other machines for processing denim, yarn production and more.

Finally, compressed air plays an important role in the treatment of the large volume of wastewater that the textiles production generates. 

The importance of quality air in textile production

Untreated compressed air contains moisture, particles and oil. If this contaminated air were to get in contact with your textiles, their quality would suffer. In addition, these contaminants can also wreak havoc on your production equipment and processes. Therefore, the air must be treated first.

Fortunately, different technologies are available to ensure that the air meets your air quality requirements:

  • Particles: Filters
  • Water/moisture: After coolers, dryers, water separator, drains, filters
  • Oil: Filters & carbon towers or using an oil-free, Class 0 compressor

The dryer solution

Moisture in particular can do a lot of damage. However, with a good dryer, you can help prevent the following problems (and others):

  • Rusting in pneumatic controls or any moving parts in manufacturing equipment
  • Freezing of the inside of control lines
  • Corrosion in any instruments that are used in the manufacturing process, which can result in inaccurate readings and production stops

The compressed air quality standard

ISO 8573-1:2010 is the international standard that categorizes compressed air quality. Knowing which quality class your application requires will help you find the right solutions to achieve it. 

Purity class

Solid particles


Total oil

Number of particles per m3

Pressure dewpoint


0.1 < d ≤ 0.5 μm**

0.5 < d ≤ 1.0 μm**

1.0 < d ≤ 5.0 μm**





As specified by the equipment user or supplier and more stringent than Class 1.


≤ 20000

≤ 400

≤ 10

≤ -70

≤ -94

≤ 0.01


≤ 400000

≤ 6000

≤ 100

≤ -40

≤ -40

≤ 0.1



≤ 90000

≤ 1000

≤ -20

≤ -4

≤ 1




≤ 10000

≤ 3

≤ 37.4

≤ 5




≤ 100000

≤ 7

≤ 44.6



≤ 5 mg/m3

≤ 10

≤ 50


The dryer that meets textiles production needs

PB 760-7400 HE

The PB 760-7400 HE delivers a low pressure dew point (PDP) of -40°C/-40°F as standard (and -70°C/-94°F as an option) for flows up to 12,600 m3/hr.

Achieving quality compressed air starts with the right dryer. For textile companies, the Pneumatech PB adsorption dryer is the ideal solution:

  • Clean air: You get high-purity compressed air with a reliable pressure dew point to meet ISO 8573-1:2010 Class 1, 2 & 3 requirements.
  • Operational cost savings: The PB offers industry-leading efficiency to keep your energy costs down.
  • Reliability: Thanks to their in-house components and durable design, PB dryers come with the highest reliability to minimize production downtime.
  • Long service intervals: PB dryers are delivered ready for use, with high-grade and long-life components and desiccant.

A wide range of filters

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Filters play an essential role in the treatment of compressed air and the removal of solid particles, oil and moisture.

Pneumatech helps protect your equipment and end products with a full range of coalescing, particulate and oil vapor filters. Our portfolio also includes breathing air, silicone-free, sterile and process filtration.

Meet all your air treatment needs from a single source

As the leader in compressed air quality, Pneumatech has developed a full range of air treatment solutions. Aside from dryers and filters, we also offer drains and (oil-)water separators. That means you can get top-quality, fully compatible air solutions from one single source.

Expert advice and support

Contact us with all your questions about compressed air for textiles production. Our air quality and treatment experts are always happy to help you find the right solutions.

Compressed Air Dryers

If you've worked with an air compressor, you've likely noticed the air is saturated with moisture. This is because water, in contrast to air, is incompressible. The amount of moisture per volume unit increases when air is compressed, creating condensation. Our compressed air dryers are vital for removing this moisture, which can cause corrosion, quality issues, and microorganisms in your air system.

Compressed Air Filters

Compressed air can contain a wide range of contaminants, from oil droplets to sand and dust particles. However small, these particles can cause downstream equipment malfunctions, product contamination, and other quality issues. Depending on your application, you may need compressed air filters to prevent air system quality, reliability, and efficiency problems. Pneumatech offers various types of compressed air filters to remove any type of contaminant.

Condensate Management

Condensate is the inevitable by-product of compressing air. In the case of oil-injected air compressors, this condensate can contain both oil and water. Pneumatech condensate management solutions remove water from your air system and separate oil from water to help you dispose of it legally, safely, and environmentally friendly.