FILTROS ANOIA, SA began business in 1897, the year when D. Jose Albet Quintana, one of the first technical paper manufacturers in Spain, he founded a company to start making filter paper from cotton rags.
The production of these filter papers was performed in a totally hand-crafted.
The process started with the crushing of the raw material in order to get the cotton fibers. Then mixed with water to form paste and finally produced the paper page by page, using a sieve. The process concluded with the natural drying of filter paper in ventilated buildings.
A very important aspect to consider in the manufacture of filter papers Filter-Lab has been the use in the production process, water from a spring at Les Deus, refined, and located just two miles from the factory.
In 1945 installed the first machine driven by electricity, with a production capacity still limited, since the process of drying the paper was done by manual systems.
Back in the '60s, due to the strong increase in demand for filter papers, both industrial and analytical laboratory, install a machine that enabled modern Filtros Anoia become, at that time, one of the most important filter paper manufacturers in Europe.
Currently, Filtros Anoia, SA focuses on the production, handling and marketing of filter papers, technical papers and analytical, laboratory and absorbent papers.
Nearly 60% of production is exported, mostly to markets as demanding as those in the U.S.A. or Europe.
All this without neglecting research and development of new products, promoted from within the Quality Department and R & D.
The immediate future of the company through diversification of product range and continuity in the policy of investing heavily to improve production, logistics and quality control systems.