From its technical textiles manufacturing roots as the Filtration Division of Albany International, through to its current highly experienced problem solving team, Solaft Filtration Solutions is a brand that known and trusted as a genuine technical solutions provider to filtration Industries all over the world.

 1966

  • Albany International founded Albany Filtration Technologies in Australia
  • Supplied fume scrubbing to Australian aluminium smelters
  • First liquid filtration supplied for lead and zinc extraction

1968

  • First pressure filter supplied to the alumina industry

1971

  • Supplied shaker dust collection bags to West Australian iron ore processor

1972

  • First filtration operations commenced in Brazil
  • First shaker bag application for Coal-Fired Power Generation

1979

  • First pulse jet application in Coal-Fired Power Generation

1995

  • First Coal-Fired Power station supplied in USA
  • First Coal-Fired Power station supplied in South Africa

2001

  • Innovative woven fabric introduced for Shaker bags in Coal-Fired Power Generation

2005

  • 10,000 Sqm factory in China factory was opened with yarn plant, looms, finishing and fabrication equipment
  • First in market to supply pulse jet filter bags to the Chinese Coal-Fired Power Generation sector

2008

  • Albany International sells Albany Filtration Technologies to become 100% Australian owned

2009

  • 2,000 sqm factory in Brazil was opened with fabrication capability
  • 20 mg/m³ PPS fabric developed

2010

  • Long life Kelly Filters developed and installed at Australian refinery

2013

  • Albany Filtration Technologies is rebranded SOLAFT Filtration Solutions to reflect its independence and to emphasise its commitment to providing solutions to its customers

2014

  • P84/PPS high efficiency filter bag developed for Coal-Fired Power Generation

2015

  • 10 mg/m³ PPS fabric developed

2018

  • Australian operations moves to a new modern facility in Somersby

2019

  • 5 mg/m³ PPS fabric developed

2020

  • SOLAFT acquired Enviro Technologies Pty Ltd