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PC Pleat HCS2 – 500 mm

With superior holding capacity, high efficiency, and extremely low pressure drop, Columbus Industries’ PC PLEAT takes paint overspray collection to higher levels.

With a holding capacity of up to 50 pounds before reaching 1 w.g. of static pressure, PC PLEAT’s extended filter life provides more flexibility in booth maintenance scheduling: you spend more time painting and less time changing filters.

Don’t let paint overspray particles contaminate your air recirculating system. PC PLEAT works at both high and low airflows across different paint mixes, chemistries, and atomizations. These versatile filters provide an efficiency of up to 99.9%

PC PLEAT incurs roughly 1/10 of the initial static pressure of a baffle-style box. At an air speed of 1 m/s and average operating pressure drop as low as 65 Pa, a PC Pleat solution means less KW consumption.

Technical Features

Code IT
Code US
Label Color
97.5 - 98.5 %
Holding Capacity
16 kg/m²
48.5 × 50 × 48.5 cm
0.07 m³
4.50 kg


Columbus Industries’ PC PLEAT works at both high and low airflows across different paint mixes, chemistries, and atomizations.


Air Treatment, Automobile repair shop, Metal Processing, Shipbuilding Industry, Tanning Industry, Wood Industry


The PC Pleat HCS2 is made of High Capacity Multilayer Collectors EuroSupra© 2 featuring the following layers, in the sense of Air Flow:

  • HC (High Capacity Layer)
  • HC+ (Reverse High Capacity Layer)
  • HC (High Capacity Layer)
  • L (Large Layer)
  • Lx (Large Crossed Layer)
  • S (Small Layer)
  • MM (Mini-Mesh Layer)
  • P2 (Polyester Type 2)

Efficiency & Holding

Overspray collectors are not commodity items and all do not perform equally well on every coating. Specific types of coatings require certain collector designs and performance levels.

The four primary categories used to assess the overall effectiveness of a particular overspray collection system are as follows:

EFFICIENCY (formally known as “arrestance efficiency” or “weight arrestance”)
The average percentage of particulate extracted or collected from the exhaust air. The higher the collector efficiency, the cleaner the exhausted air and spray booth ducts, fan, neighboring properties, plant roof, etc. Higher efficiency lowers booth maintenance costs and, with less buildup, greatly reduces the chance of a duct fire.

The measure of resistance encountered by the particulate-laden air as it passes through the collector. (Generally it is stated in inches of water column, the static pressure required to draw air through the filter.) As the collector begins to load, the resistance increases. The velocity of the air through the booth also influences the initial resistance figures and, therefore, the holding capacity and service life. The importance of proper airflow in overspray collection cannot be overemphasized. The uniformity of airflow and increased efficiency minimizes the amount of overspray deposited where it is not wanted – in difficult to clean areas within the booth, inside of the exhaust duct, on fan blades, plant roof, neighboring properties, parked cars, etc.

The amount (weight) of overspray a collector will hold before its resistance to airflow becomes prohibitive. A collector should be able to hold overspray throughout its entire depth, which is referred to as depth loading.

The length of time a collector performs effectively in terms of hours or shift periods before the resistance to airflow becomes prohibitive.

The performance of the product described in this page varies and is characteristic of each individual installation; it must therefore be measured on the system.

As a guideline, we provide some experimental data:

Coating Type
Holding Capacity
Air-dry Enamels 99 - 99.5 % 12 - 20 kg/m²
Bake-dry Enamels 99.4 - 99.9 % 12 - 20 kg/m²
Epoxies 98 - 99.5 % 12 - 20 kg/m²
High Solids - Enamels 99.4 - 99.9 % 12 - 20 kg/m²
Primers - Air Dry 98 - 99.5 % 12 - 20 kg/m²
Waterbornes 99.2 - 99.7 % 12 - 20 kg/m²

Product Line Applications

Rating Legend
  • 5 Excellent Performance
  • 4 Very good Performance
  • 3 Good Performance
  • 2 Moderate Performance
  • 1 Not Usually Recommended
Coating Type
Adhesives 4
Air-dry Enamels 4
Asphalts 4
Bake-dry Enamels 4
Clear Coats 4
Epoxies 4
Fiberglass 4
Frit 4
Gel Coats 4
Glazes - Fillers 4
High Solids - Enamels 3
Lacquers - Nitrocellulose 2
Primers - Air Dry 4
Sealers 3
Stains 3
Tar-like Coatings 4
Teflon 4
Urethanes 4
Vinyls 4
Waterbornes 4