Fibracast is the innovator of FibrePlate, the next generation in MBR technology. This unique hybrid ultrafilter integrates the best attributes of hollow-fiber and flat-plate membranes into a compact, strong and energy efficient immersed membrane. Starting with a clean slate and over 25 years of global operational experience, Fibracast set out and created a new and innovative membrane technology called FibrePlate, solving the problems of the past and challenges of the future.
Fibracast is the global innovator and manufacturer of the advanced MBR membrane, FibrePlate™
Learning from the old but forging ahead with the new, innovation is all about trying when others simply conform. FibrePlate™ is the result of people imagining what a membrane should be and not what others are willing to accept. FibrePlate™ raises the bar on performance with its unique membrane design while delivering great customer experience through the support and dedication of the people behind it.
Fibracast was started in August of 2010 by the original pioneers and innovators of immersed Hollow Fibre technology with the intent of solving the problems plaguing conventional UF technology. Knowing that membrane designs have not changed over the past 20+ years, Fibracast knew that a simple design modification or introduction of a new aeration technique was not the answer; a new membrane design was needed. Starting with a clean slate and with over 25 years of global operational experience, Fibracast set out and created a new membrane design but in a turn of events discovered something greater, a new technology called FibrePlate™. Smaller foot print, greater flows and better performance are delivered through a unique hybrid design while better control, reduced costs and easier operations are achieved through its innovative hydraulics and dual scouring technology. FibrePlate, “Performance Delivered”!
FibrePlate™ is manufactured within a world class facility taking full advantage of today’s production technologies. Re-imagining what membrane performance should be starts with the tools to produce it. Conventional membrane design, developed 20 years ago, was limited based on the technologies available to produce it. Today, using modern technology, there are no limits. Tolerances, quality and accuracy needed to produce FibrePlate, is easily achieved with the aid of robotics, optical encoding, lasers and artificial intelligence, making the once impossible, possible.
“incredible technology can be developed, but not realised, if the technology to produce it does not exist.”
Drawing on over 25 years of research, engineering and global operations, Fibracast set out to solve the ongoing client problems of:
- Fiber breakage
- High cleaning frequencies
- High operation costs
The result, FibrePlate™. An innovative membrane offering, combing Hollow Fiber and Flat Plate UF membrane technology into a new hybrid solution. Today, Fibracast manufactures the FibrePlate™ membrane at its world class state-of-the-art manufacturing facility located in Hamilton, Ontario.
Innovation starts with a need. In the beginning, membrane bioreactors supported the need for better water reuse, land development and safer effluent discharge however these systems, which offered advantages over CAS systems, had operational challenges. FibrePlate™ was conceived and born of the need to solve these challenges. With over 20+ years of lessons learned, global operations and a drive to innovate, Fibracast, whose members pioneered the first immersed hollow fibre (iHF) membrane systems used today, have revolutionised membrane technology again with “FibrePlate”, the next generation in membrane technology.
FibrePlate’s innovative design provides solutions to the challenges associated with conventional UF membranes;
- Membrane sludging
- Debris accumulation
- High OPEX costs:
- High cleaning chemical costs
- High aeration costs
- Footprint matters
- Low pathogen removal