Air Liquide acquires polymeric membranes maker PoroGen

12:14 PM, 15th October 2015

HOUSTON, US: Air Liquide Advanced Technologies US LLC said it has acquired PoroGen Corporation, a leading manufacturer of porous polymeric membranes for use in many industries including oil and gas, refining and petrochemicals, energy, power generation, and aerospace.

Woburn, US-based PoroGen employs approximately 25 people. The PoroGen product line offers a unique and robust portfolio of products based on polyether ether ketone (PEEK) membrane materials for a wide range of applications, including gas separation, gas / liquid transfer, hybrid absorption, nanofiltrationand microfiltration, Air Liquide said.

PoroGen membrane technology complements Air Liquide's MEDAL line of polymeric membranes, giving Air Liquide the most robust and highest performing hollow fibre membrane portfolio in the industry. The natural gas industry, particularly the offshore market, will immediately benefit from Air Liquide’s all-membrane solutions from the well-head to the gas pipeline.

The acquisition also strengthens Air Liquide's leadership position within the aerospace, refining and petrochemical markets. End-users will benefit from a smaller equipment footprint and weight compared to conventional technologies, operational simplicity, and less spare parts, resulting in a significant reduction in capital and operational expenditures.

“The acquisition of PoroGen enables us to further expand our portfolio of industry-leading membrane technologies, as well as our production capacity, to meet growing demand in many sectors,” said Ole Hoefelmann, CEO, Air Liquide Advanced Technologies US LLC.

“Combining PoroGen and MEDAL technology platforms afford unique synergies and value creation,” said Ben Bikson, president, PoroGen.

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