Inks & Paints

Inks, Paints, Coatings and household materials need state-of-the-art filtration systems to reduce defects in product. If these types of materials are contaminated with pollutions, it can highly reduce the effectiveness of the substance as well as make it more difficult for the solution to bind to the substrate. Using high quality filtration systems is the best way to ensure your inks, paints, household materials and more are contaminant-free for best results.

The Strainrite Companies is ranked in the top 2 liquid filter bag manufacturers and is a leading supplier of filters to manufacturers of coatings, resins, paints, inks and related industries. We supply liquid filter bags and filter cartridges to customers in over 40 countries worldwide. We are also experienced in working with automotive, parts, and appliance manufacturers, surface treatment companies, printers and others who use these coating, resin, paint and ink products every day.

The Strainrite Companies produce our own filter felt in order to maintain exquisite control over every critical parameter in the filter medium manufacturing process and to tightly control quality and consistency.

We also design filters fit-for purpose – whether for paints, inks, high viscosity resins, coatings, pigmented inks, or dye-based inks. We are experienced at removing contaminants while letting pigments through, and we operate a silicone-free manufacturing environment.

We offer a line of thermally-welded filters without sewn seams – this results in a more reliable, more consistent filter product. We offer a range of materials including nylon, polypropylene, glass, polyester and many others in order to provide compatibility with both solvent and aqueous systems alike.

Paint: Filters are used during paint production and by the end user. Best filtration options for paint filtration are typically polypro felt and Nylon monofilament, Polypro to remove any oily residue, and nylon to strain any particulate that may have gotten in the paint.  

Here’s how filtration is used for each application, and our recommendation for which filters to use:

Household Materials: Household materials such as resins, coatings, pigmented inks, or dye-based inks are filtered before being put into containers, packaged, and transported to the end user. The filtration process helps avoid defects in the end product to create the best results.

Adhesives: When it comes to filtration for adhesives, we take a tailored approach to meet our customer’s exact specifications. Resonator and Nylon monofilament mesh filters are most commonly used for these applications.  Resonator filters are ideal for viscous fluids because they don’t compress the fibers and block flow.  Nylon gives the customer a specific micron cut off to meet particulate specifications.

Coating: In coatings, filtration is used in surface preparation.  Washers or etchants need to be clean to prepare the surface for the coating. This can be anything from a bag to a cartridge. The Madd Maxx series has been especially popular for this type of filtration because it is capable of meeting highly stringing specs and has bag filters already in place.

Featured Products:

Classic & Sure Weld Felt Bags

Home Filter Bag 192
  • Paints
  • Resins
  • Coatings
  • Adhesives
  • Cathodic Dip
  • Rinse Solutions

X-TRA Life (POXL, PEXL) Bags

The Strainrite Companies Classic Filter Bag
  • E-coat
  • Paints
  • Coatings
  • Rinse Water

Monofilament Mesh Filter Bags

Two Monofilement Mesh Filter Bags
  • Base Coat
  • Top Coat
  • Paints
  • Resins
  • Solvent-Based Chemicals

BRB Resinator Filter Bag or Visc-MAXX

Strainrite Companies RESINATOR FILTER BAG
BRB Resinator Filter Bag
  • Viscous Resins
  • Coatings
  • Adhesives
  • High Temperature Fluids

Absorb-Rite Bags and OB Oil Bags

  • Pre-Treatment and Rinsing
  • E-Coat
  • Phosphate
  • Dip Tank Fluids

Oil Absorption Log

The OIL LOG FILTERration system
  • Dip Tanks
  • Rinse Tanks
  • Phosphate Tanks
  • Oil Bag Augmentation


  • Coatings
  • Paints
  • Resins

The AA-Added Area Felt Bag

AA Filter bag vertical system
  • Paints
  • Coatings
  • Chemicals
  • Process Water
  • Waste Water


  • Fine Chemicals
  • Resins
  • Dip Tank Fluids
  • Rinse Fluids
  • Phosphates
  • Water

Ink Jet IKP, IKS, and IKG

  • Pigmented Inks
  • Dye Inks
  • High Viscosity Inks

Monofilament Squares and Discs

  • Paint and Coating
  • QC Testing
  • Laboratory Filtration

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