AMBER Series

A broad and deep portfolio of ion exchange water treatment and separation products for optimal plant productivity in multiple industries and markets.

 
 
 

Addressing the evolving demands of industrial process water

Backed by 80 years of application development and years of extensive performance testing, our AMBER series of resins are the most trusted ion exchange resin trade names in the industry. Our innovations in ion exchange (IX) water treatment and separation have driven key improvements in reliability, productivity, efficiency, and safety.

The AMBER series of resins are available in a wide range of chemical compositions and polymer structures. From providing exceptional technical service to the highest quality product performance, we can help you solve your water management and separation challenges for optimal plant productivity in industries and markets including power generationbioprocessingfood and beveragechemicalmining, and drinking water.

Portfolio features

A complete portfolio of trusted products and breakthrough technologies

Within the AMBER series, we offer ion exchange resins that help meet a range of water-treatment and separation needs for industries and markets, resulting in critical improvements in reliability, productivity, quality, efficiency, and safety.
Power Generation
Industrial Water Treatment
Industrial Processes
Food and Beverage
Drinking Water

Optimizing performance for nuclear and fossil power plants

Our world-class ion exchange (IX) resins are part of the integrated solutions we bring to nuclear and fossil power plants seeking technologies that treat water more efficiently and effectively. In both nuclear and fossil fuel power plants, ion exchange resins can efficiently remove ionic impurities, producing softened water or partially or fully demineralized water—up to ultrapure water quality. IX resins can be highly specialized to remove a narrow or wide range of contaminants.

For nuclear power plants 

Our ion exchange resins, particularly our nuclear-grade ion exchange resins, are trusted in nuclear power plants worldwide for specific applications.

For boiling water reactors, applications include:

  • Make-up water treatment.
  • Condensate polishing.
  • Radioactive waste, spent fuel pool, and reactorcoolant purification.
  • Stator cooling water contaminant removal.
  • Cooling tower blowdown.

 

For pressurized water reactors, applications include:

  • Make-up water treatment.
  • Condensate polishing.
  • Primary and chemical volume control system (CVCS) water treatment.
  • Radioactive waste, spent fuel pool, and reactor coolant purification.
  • Steam generation blowdown.
  • Stator cooling water contaminant removal.
  • Cooling tower blowdown.

 

Our recommended ion exchange products for nuclear power plants include:

  • AMBERLITE™ IRN nuclear-grade strong acid cation and strong base anion exchange resins
  • AMBERLITE™ HPR weak and strong acid cation and weak and strong base anion exchange resins
  • AMBERLITE™ IRC weak and strong acid cation exchange resins
  • AMBERLITE™ IRA weak and strong base anion exchange resins
  • AMBERLITE™ SCAV organic scavenging resins
  • AMBERLITE™ MB premixed strong acid cation and strong base anion exchange resins

 

For fossil power plants

Our ion exchange resins, chosen globally for use in fossil power plants, are tailored for specific fossil power applications, including:

  • Make-up water treatment.
  • Condensate polishing.
  • Stator cooling water contaminant removal.
  • Flue gas desulfurization (FGD)
  • Steam generator blowdown.
  • Minimal liquid discharge (MLD)                        

 

Our recommended ion exchange products for fossil power plants include:

  • AMBERLITE™ HPR weak and strong acid cation and weak and strong base anion exchange resins.
  • AMBERLITE™ IRC weak and strong acid cation exchange resins.
  • AMBERLITE™ IRA weak and strong base anion exchange resins.
  • AMBERLITE™ SCAV organic scavenging resins.
  • AMBERLITE™ MB premixed strong acid cation and strong base anion exchange resins.

Expertise, partnership, and product innovation

DuPont Water Solutions has been a partner to the water-treatment industry and plant owners for decades, with a history of application development, technical service, and product innovations in ion exchange technologies that contribute to measurable improvements in reliability, productivity, efficiency, and safety. Backed by extensive performance testing and world-class application experience, the AMBER series ion exchange resin portfolio for industrial water will help you maximize the performance of our products in your hands and provide the quality and reliability you need on a daily basis.

Our recommended ion exchange products for industrial water treatment, including producing softened water or demineralized water, include:

  • AMBERLITE™ HPR weak and strong acid cation and weak and strong base anion exchange resins.
  • AMBERLITE™ IRC weak and strong acid cation exchange resins.
  • AMBERLITE™ IRA weak and strong base anion exchange resins.
  • AMBERLITE™ SCAV organic scavenging resins.
  • AMBERLITE™ MB premixed strong acid cation and strong base anion exchange resins.

Offering time-test technology for critical industrial use

For decades — and across the globe — we have provided ion exchange resins to industries to produce, purify, and recover some of the most commercially important products, setting the industry standard for quality and performance.

From catalyzing the reactions of many of today’s most important chemicals, to purifying brine, to recovering elements in mining, to facilitating waste and process stream treatment, our ion exchange resins are designed specifically for these applications:

  • Catalysis
  • Purification
  • Recovery (mining)
  • Waste Treatment

 

Our recommended ion exchange products for industrial processes include:

  • AMBERLITE™ IRC cation and anion exchange resins.
  • AMBERLYST™ polymeric catalysts.
  • AMBERSEP™ chelating resins.
  • DOWEX™ cation and anion exchange resins

Extracting value and enhancing quality and productivity

Whatever the complexity of your manufacturing processes, our industry-leading ion exchange products can help beverages and foods look and taste better, products achieve greater consistency, and plants run more productively.

For beverages

Our ion exchange products can play a critical role in meeting consumers’ demands for quality, value, and consistency of beverages, including their clarity, taste, and nutritional value. Companies worldwide work with us so they can provide their customers with the beverages they’ve come to love and count on. Our products are used in the following applications:

  • Citrus debittering
  • Juice deacidification
  • Juice decolorization
  • Protein haze stabilization

 

Our recommended ion exchange products for beverage manufacturing include:

  • AMBERLITE™ FPX macroreticular adsorbent resins.
  • AMBERLIET™ FPA anion exchange resins.
  • AMBERLITE™ FPC cation exchange resins.
  • DOWEX™ cation and anion exchange resins.
  •  DOWEX MONOSPHERE™ cation and anion exchange resins.
  • DOWEX OPTIPORE™ SD2 macroreticular adsorbent resins.

 

For dairy

Ion exchange resins, combined with membrane technologies, are used to purify whey — a byproduct of the production of cheese — by removing mineral salts. Weak and strong acid cation exchangers and weak base anion exchangers are used for this purpose and the demineralized whey can then be used in various food applications, or to recover proteins or lactose. Eventually lactose can be hydrolyzed to glucose and galactose, which can be separated on a chromatographic ion exchange resin.

Our recommended ion exchange products for dairy processing include:

  • AMBERLITE™ FPA anion exchange resins.
  • AMBERLITE™ FPC cation exchange resins.

 

For sweeteners

Our ion exchange resins for corn and starch processing are used in the following applications:

  • Deashing and mixed bed polishing
  • Chromatography
  • Decolorization
  • Enzymatic immobilization

 

Our ion exchange resins for beet sugar refining are used in the following applications:

  • Softening
  • Chromatography

 

Our ion exchange resins for cane sugar processing are used in the following applications:

  • Decolorization 

 

Our recommended ion exchange products for sweetener production include:

  • DOWEX™ anion and cation exchange resins.
  • DOWEX MONOSPHERE™ anion and cation exchange resins. 
  • AMBERLITE™ PFX adsorbent resins.
  • AMBERLITE™ FPA anion exchange resins.
  • AMBERLITE™ FPC cation exchange resins.

A community’s potable (i.e., drinking) water can come from diverse sources, including ground water, lakes, rivers, and the ocean. But safe, clean, reliable, and affordable potable water typically requires treatment before it can be of use to residents.

Ion exchange resins are remarkably efficient in removing certain impurities from water that is destined for human consumption, and our resins are in use in municipal water treatment plants around the world.

Our ion exchange resins for drinking water purification are used in the following applications:

  • Softening
  • Demineralization
  • Trace contaminant removal
  • Odor removal
  • Decolorization
  • Nitrate removal

 

Our ion exchange resins for municipal water treatment include:

  • AMBERLITE™ PWA weak and strong base anions.
  • AMBERLITE™ PWC weak and strong base anions.
  • AMBERLITE™ SCAV organic scavenging resins.
  • AMBERLITE™ HPR1100 strong acid cation exchange resins.
  • DOWEX™ cation and anion exchange resins.
  • Power Generation+

    Optimizing performance for nuclear and fossil power plants

    Our world-class ion exchange (IX) resins are part of the integrated solutions we bring to nuclear and fossil power plants seeking technologies that treat water more efficiently and effectively. In both nuclear and fossil fuel power plants, ion exchange resins can efficiently remove ionic impurities, producing softened water or partially or fully demineralized water—up to ultrapure water quality. IX resins can be highly specialized to remove a narrow or wide range of contaminants.

    For nuclear power plants 

    Our ion exchange resins, particularly our nuclear-grade ion exchange resins, are trusted in nuclear power plants worldwide for specific applications.

    For boiling water reactors, applications include:

    • Make-up water treatment.
    • Condensate polishing.
    • Radioactive waste, spent fuel pool, and reactorcoolant purification.
    • Stator cooling water contaminant removal.
    • Cooling tower blowdown.

     

    For pressurized water reactors, applications include:

    • Make-up water treatment.
    • Condensate polishing.
    • Primary and chemical volume control system (CVCS) water treatment.
    • Radioactive waste, spent fuel pool, and reactor coolant purification.
    • Steam generation blowdown.
    • Stator cooling water contaminant removal.
    • Cooling tower blowdown.

     

    Our recommended ion exchange products for nuclear power plants include:

    • AMBERLITE™ IRN nuclear-grade strong acid cation and strong base anion exchange resins
    • AMBERLITE™ HPR weak and strong acid cation and weak and strong base anion exchange resins
    • AMBERLITE™ IRC weak and strong acid cation exchange resins
    • AMBERLITE™ IRA weak and strong base anion exchange resins
    • AMBERLITE™ SCAV organic scavenging resins
    • AMBERLITE™ MB premixed strong acid cation and strong base anion exchange resins

     

    For fossil power plants

    Our ion exchange resins, chosen globally for use in fossil power plants, are tailored for specific fossil power applications, including:

    • Make-up water treatment.
    • Condensate polishing.
    • Stator cooling water contaminant removal.
    • Flue gas desulfurization (FGD)
    • Steam generator blowdown.
    • Minimal liquid discharge (MLD)                        

     

    Our recommended ion exchange products for fossil power plants include:

    • AMBERLITE™ HPR weak and strong acid cation and weak and strong base anion exchange resins.
    • AMBERLITE™ IRC weak and strong acid cation exchange resins.
    • AMBERLITE™ IRA weak and strong base anion exchange resins.
    • AMBERLITE™ SCAV organic scavenging resins.
    • AMBERLITE™ MB premixed strong acid cation and strong base anion exchange resins.

  • Industrial Water Treatment+

    Expertise, partnership, and product innovation

    DuPont Water Solutions has been a partner to the water-treatment industry and plant owners for decades, with a history of application development, technical service, and product innovations in ion exchange technologies that contribute to measurable improvements in reliability, productivity, efficiency, and safety. Backed by extensive performance testing and world-class application experience, the AMBER series ion exchange resin portfolio for industrial water will help you maximize the performance of our products in your hands and provide the quality and reliability you need on a daily basis.

    Our recommended ion exchange products for industrial water treatment, including producing softened water or demineralized water, include:

    • AMBERLITE™ HPR weak and strong acid cation and weak and strong base anion exchange resins.
    • AMBERLITE™ IRC weak and strong acid cation exchange resins.
    • AMBERLITE™ IRA weak and strong base anion exchange resins.
    • AMBERLITE™ SCAV organic scavenging resins.
    • AMBERLITE™ MB premixed strong acid cation and strong base anion exchange resins.

  • Industrial Processes +

    Offering time-test technology for critical industrial use

    For decades — and across the globe — we have provided ion exchange resins to industries to produce, purify, and recover some of the most commercially important products, setting the industry standard for quality and performance.

    From catalyzing the reactions of many of today’s most important chemicals, to purifying brine, to recovering elements in mining, to facilitating waste and process stream treatment, our ion exchange resins are designed specifically for these applications:

    • Catalysis
    • Purification
    • Recovery (mining)
    • Waste Treatment

     

    Our recommended ion exchange products for industrial processes include:

    • AMBERLITE™ IRC cation and anion exchange resins.
    • AMBERLYST™ polymeric catalysts.
    • AMBERSEP™ chelating resins.
    • DOWEX™ cation and anion exchange resins

  • Food and Beverage +

    Extracting value and enhancing quality and productivity

    Whatever the complexity of your manufacturing processes, our industry-leading ion exchange products can help beverages and foods look and taste better, products achieve greater consistency, and plants run more productively.

    For beverages

    Our ion exchange products can play a critical role in meeting consumers’ demands for quality, value, and consistency of beverages, including their clarity, taste, and nutritional value. Companies worldwide work with us so they can provide their customers with the beverages they’ve come to love and count on. Our products are used in the following applications:

    • Citrus debittering
    • Juice deacidification
    • Juice decolorization
    • Protein haze stabilization

     

    Our recommended ion exchange products for beverage manufacturing include:

    • AMBERLITE™ FPX macroreticular adsorbent resins.
    • AMBERLIET™ FPA anion exchange resins.
    • AMBERLITE™ FPC cation exchange resins.
    • DOWEX™ cation and anion exchange resins.
    •  DOWEX MONOSPHERE™ cation and anion exchange resins.
    • DOWEX OPTIPORE™ SD2 macroreticular adsorbent resins.

     

    For dairy

    Ion exchange resins, combined with membrane technologies, are used to purify whey — a byproduct of the production of cheese — by removing mineral salts. Weak and strong acid cation exchangers and weak base anion exchangers are used for this purpose and the demineralized whey can then be used in various food applications, or to recover proteins or lactose. Eventually lactose can be hydrolyzed to glucose and galactose, which can be separated on a chromatographic ion exchange resin.

    Our recommended ion exchange products for dairy processing include:

    • AMBERLITE™ FPA anion exchange resins.
    • AMBERLITE™ FPC cation exchange resins.

     

    For sweeteners

    Our ion exchange resins for corn and starch processing are used in the following applications:

    • Deashing and mixed bed polishing
    • Chromatography
    • Decolorization
    • Enzymatic immobilization

     

    Our ion exchange resins for beet sugar refining are used in the following applications:

    • Softening
    • Chromatography

     

    Our ion exchange resins for cane sugar processing are used in the following applications:

    • Decolorization 

     

    Our recommended ion exchange products for sweetener production include:

    • DOWEX™ anion and cation exchange resins.
    • DOWEX MONOSPHERE™ anion and cation exchange resins. 
    • AMBERLITE™ PFX adsorbent resins.
    • AMBERLITE™ FPA anion exchange resins.
    • AMBERLITE™ FPC cation exchange resins.

  • Drinking Water+

    A community’s potable (i.e., drinking) water can come from diverse sources, including ground water, lakes, rivers, and the ocean. But safe, clean, reliable, and affordable potable water typically requires treatment before it can be of use to residents.

    Ion exchange resins are remarkably efficient in removing certain impurities from water that is destined for human consumption, and our resins are in use in municipal water treatment plants around the world.

    Our ion exchange resins for drinking water purification are used in the following applications:

    • Softening
    • Demineralization
    • Trace contaminant removal
    • Odor removal
    • Decolorization
    • Nitrate removal

     

    Our ion exchange resins for municipal water treatment include:

    • AMBERLITE™ PWA weak and strong base anions.
    • AMBERLITE™ PWC weak and strong base anions.
    • AMBERLITE™ SCAV organic scavenging resins.
    • AMBERLITE™ HPR1100 strong acid cation exchange resins.
    • DOWEX™ cation and anion exchange resins.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Select Application and Product Selection Guides

Refer to these guides to see specific recommendations for industrial and power market  water treatment applications.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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