• Company offers its innovative system solutions for drinking water, waste water and process water treatment;
• Focus on inge ultrafiltration membrane solutions also featured.
The Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) is the largest meeting of its kind in North America, and will take place from September 29 to October 3, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
BASF has expanded its commitment to the water industry by consolidating its broad range of water treatment products and expertise into a single entity. This change is designed to enhance the company’s market focus to better serve its customers and help them meet the world’s ever-growing need for clean water. With this change, BASF’s water treatment relevant chemistry and capabilities have come together in one strong industry focused platform within the Water Solutions business unit of BASF’s Performance Chemicals Division.
“This new water treatment platform is part of BASF’s commitment to ‘creating chemistry for a sustainable future.’ It allows us to connect our collective strengths as one company to better service the water treatment industry and apply our full range of competencies to this market. By integrating our expertise, we will help enhance the long term success of our customers, who will continue to benefit from our experience in providing chemicals and will realize additional benefits through our dedication to innovation and sustainability,” said Linda Muroski, Business Director, Water Solutions North America.
BASF is a leader in the supply of organic coagulants and flocculants and is an important player in the water treatment chemicals market. By adding products such as antiscalents, defoamers, scale dissolvers and corrosion inhibitors, the new Water Solutions Platform will offer products and technical expertise for the three most important fields in the business of water treatment chemicals: municipal drinking/waste water treatment, industrial water treatment and seawater desalination.
Major contributor in the water treatment industry
At the BASF booth a large selection of innovative and sustainable system solutions for the wide range of uses awaits the visitor. BASF’s extensive range of established products, such as flocculants, coagulants, corrosion inhibitors, antiscalants, scale dissolvers, biocides, chelating agents and defoamers, provides customer-made solutions for the treatment of waste water, drinking water and industrial water. This year’s main focus at WEFTEC will be ultrafiltration technology, a field of activity that BASF is strengthening since the acquisition of inge GmbH in 2011.
Focus on ultrafiltration solutions from inge GmbH
The German company inge GmbH – widely regarded as the global leader in the field of ultrafiltration technology – wholly-owned by BASF and part of its Water Solutions business – features the highly-efficient and robust ultrafiltration membranes as well as the space-saving rack designs used to treat drinking water, process water, waste water and seawater. The extremely small-pore filters of the Multibore® membranes are designed to intercept not only particles, but also microorganisms such as bacteria and viruses, thereby providing a dependable source of clean water.
About BASF – The Chemical Company
BASF (basf.com) is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success, social responsibility and environmental protection. Through science and innovation we enable our customers in almost all industries to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and system solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring healthy food and nutrition and helping to improve the quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF posted sales of about €73.5 billion in 2011 and had more than 111,000 employees as of the end of the year. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN).
About BASF Water Solutions
The product range of BASF’s Water Solutions business (watersolutions.basf.com) includes products used in the key processes of municipal and industrial water treatment. We are one of the leading suppliers of products to clarify the raw water used for the production of drinking water, treating the waste water stream and reducing sludge volumes as well as for the treatment of industrial process water and the protection of desalination plants, cooling towers and boilers. Our products are marketed worldwide.
About inge GmbH – part of BASF
inge GmbH (inge.ag), since August 2011 part of BASF, based in Greifenberg, Germany employs more than 80 staff and is a world's leading provider of ultrafiltration technology, a membrane process used to treat drinking water, process water, waste water and seawater. With a global reach enhanced by its network of partners, the company has completed numerous reference products around the globe featuring its cutting-edge technology.
Its range of products include highly-efficient ultrafiltration modules and cost-effective, space-saving rack designs as the core components of water treatment plants, rounded off by the superb technical support it provides to its customers. All the company's products are based on the in-house development of its patented Multibore® membrane technology, providing the top-quality standards for which German-made goods are famous. Deployment of the inge technology also offers significant advantages over conventional water treatment methods, such as rapid and easy module installation and stable, highly resilient membranes. This makes planning a water treatment facility much simpler, enabling customers to achieve low-cost installation and operation. And all this comes with a guarantee of long-lasting reliability.
Carole Smargon, North America
P: +1 973 245-6014 - E: carole.smargon [.]basf.com.