Ecolab acquire AkzoNobel’s Purate business

Ecolab to acquire AkzoNobel’s Purate business

4:25 AM, 25th April 2013
Ecolab to acquire AkzoNobel’s Purate business
Timothy Mulhere, Executive Vice President and President, Global Water and Process Services, Ecolab.

ST PAUL, US: Ecolab Inc has reached an agreement to acquire AkzoNobel’s Purate business, which specializes in global antimicrobial water treatment technology. With 2012 revenue of approximately $23 million, the Purate business provides patented, proprietary chlorine dioxide programme for use in a wide array of water treatment applications. Completion of the transaction is subject to customary regulatory clearances and other standard closing conditions.

“Chlorine dioxide is recognized as an excellent antimicrobial agent to control biologic growth primarily in cooling towers and a wide variety of other industrial water treatment applications. Purate’s patented technologies complement our offerings globally, including our 3D TRASAR technology programme, which help address our customers’ needs for clean water within industrial manufacturing and lower total cost of operations,” said Timothy Mulhere, Executive Vice President and President, Global Water and Process Services, Ecolab.

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