Stainless steel filter elements are good choice and sometimes the must-have for certain vacuum conveying system.
They are anti-static, washable, suitable for sterilization, reusable and recyclable, resistant to high pressure and temperature, and without risk of filter media shedding.
They can be used as pleated filter for pump, sintered mesh filter to replace filter bag, or fluidizing bed device for material discharge.
Although the stainless steel filter elements is more expensive than most of the non-metallic filters, the overall outcome lead by the convenience of cleaning, re-usage and recycling is considerable. The life time increased and shutdown time reduced should also be considered.