Aquafine becomes part of Trojan Technologies

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VALENCIA, CA, March 17, 2006 -- After being acquired by Danaher's Hach Company, it was announced Dec. 5 that Aquafine Corp., a leading manufacturer of ultraviolet equipment for industrial applications, will operate as a strategic business unit of Trojan Technologies. Trojan Technologies designs, manufactures and sells UV systems for municipal wastewater and drinking facilities.

Aquafine will continue to operate in its current location, focusing on their strong experience in Industrial Commercial (I/C) business and fully integrate the current I/C business of Trojan in their Valencia facility. All I/C processes from sales to order fulfillment, product engineering to manufacturing, shipment to service (including aftermarket) will in time fully reside within Aquafine. This combination of Trojan and Aquafine will create a unique position in the marketplace, offering the best in technology, innovative design offerings and leading edge research, backed by their mutual focus on the highest quality customer support.

Michael J. Murphy, President of Aquafine Corporation since 1993, will continue in his current position in the company. Aquafine and Trojan will share a critical presence in the marketplace, with over 80 combined years of UV water treatment experience, an impact on the water industry that will provide enhanced quality for customers and encourage respect for the environment.

Aquafine Corp. (www.aquafineuv.com), headquartered in Valencia, CA, was established in 1949, and pioneered the use of UV in the water treatment marketplace. It has been a leader and product innovator for the industrial and commercial market sectors for over 55 years.

A unit of Danaher Corp., Trojan Technologies (www.trojanuv.com) is located in London, Ontario, Canada and has over 25 years experience in UV water treatment industry. Trojan designs, manufactures and sells UV systems for municipal wastewater and drinking water facilities, as well as for the industrial, commercial and residential markets. The company also provides UV treatment for the removal of certain chemicals from water. With over 4,000 municipal facilities in more than 50 countries using its technology, Trojan has the largest installed base of UV systems in the world.

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