WILMINGTON, Del., Jan. 9, 2020 – DuPont (NYSE: DD) today announced it has completed the 2019 acquisitions of Desalitech, inge GmbH, Memcor®, and OxyMem Limited; adding to its leading portfolio of water purification and separation technologies, including ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis and ion exchange resins.
These four recent acquisitions support DuPont’s goal to increase access to the products and technologies needed to meet global customers’ current and future challenges, including the increased need to recycle water while reducing the energy requirements to generate clean water.
“We look forward to working with equipment manufacturers, end users and other value chain partners in a variety of business models, solving their water challenges and delivering superior value.”
HP Nanda, Global Vice President & General Manager, DuPont Water Solutions
“Water scarcity is a global challenge that needs to be solved with a sense of urgency. As a global leader in innovative water technologies, we are continually expanding our technology portfolio of high-quality solutions to help our customers purify, conserve and reuse this precious resource,” said HP Nanda, Global Vice President & General Manager, DuPont Water Solutions. “We look forward to working with equipment manufacturers, end users and other value chain partners in a variety of business models, solving their water challenges and delivering superior value.”
The recent acquisitions further broaden DuPont’s portfolio and enhance the company’s ability to accelerate innovation and offer customers better levels of service, while reducing the life cycle costs of clean water. The four companies being added to the DuPont Water Solutions portfolio include:
With the addition of the inge and Memcor portfolios, DuPont becomes the leading UF supplier across multiple market segments such as residential, industrial, utility, wastewater and other specialty solutions. With the addition of CCRO from Desalitech, DuPont can provide customers with more options and flexibility to solve water scarcity and purification challenges. With the emerging technologies from OxyMem, the company can better support customers looking to reduce footprint and energy requirements for secondary wastewater treatment.
“These four acquisitions are absolutely aligned to our strategy to be the leading supplier of water technologies to better serve evolving needs of our global customers,” said Nicole Richards, Director of Growth and Strategy, DuPont Water Solutions. “We look forward to working with our customers and partners to increase access to the best new separation and purification technologies to solve the global water crisis together.”
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