Article | October 4, 2018

Whatman Paper Filtration 101 – Part 3: Folding

Source: GE Healthcare Life Sciences

By Giles Barton, Global Lead Product Specialist – Lab Filtration

GE Folding

Part 3 of this series describes various filter paper cone folding techniques. Read on to see the options for getting a good seal over your conical funnel.

How to fold filter paper

Following on from the last blog in this Paper Filtration 101 series, let’s look at the options for folding a filter paper cone for use with a conical funnel.

As we’ve come across previously, paper filtration appears to be a simple technique. However, there are so many options, and different people often use different methods for the same purpose. Are some methods more suitable than others, or should you just go with what you know?

In this blog, we’ll explore various filter paper folding techniques. While you may already know some of them, you might also learn a new technique that could improve your conical filtration.