Hollow Fiber Membranes (HFM’s) are a class of artificial membranes containing a semi-permeable barrier in the form of a hollow fiber. Originally developed in the 1960’s for reverse osmosis applications, hollow fiber membranes have since become prevalent in water treatment, desalination, cell culture, medicine, and tissue engineering. Most commercial hollow fiber membranes are packed into cartridges which can be used for a variety of liquid and gaseous separations. Flat Sheet polymeric membranes are also ideal for any process requiring the testing of a variety of separation techniques. The flat sheet polymeric membranes are available in different shapes including rectangles, squares, or pre-cut to fit any process. PMI manufactures Hollow Fibre Spinning Apparatus and Flat Sheet Membrane Casting Machines for lab scale fabrication of membranes. PMI is also a pioneer in porosity measurement instruments for pore characterization of membranes.
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