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At the beginning of the 1960s, GKD combined two industrial innovations in a single new product: GKD wove the “Type 1003” filter belt from a monofilament polyester wire for the newly developed belt press. As neither looms nor weave patterns existed for the new material, GKD built the machine itself. And so TELA® mesh made of monofilament polyester was specially developed for use with belt presses. Its smooth upper surface ensures reliable cake discharge even today, while the coarse underside offers good belt-cleaning properties. Our filter belt 1003 remains a highly successful solution to this day.