Agreement expands Koch's presence in Australia

Sponsored by

• Applied Australia Pty to manufacture and sell KOCHKLEEN® and KOCHTREAT® products in Australia

WILMINGTON, MA, April 18, 2008 -- Koch Membrane Systems Inc. (KMS), a world-class developer and manufacturer of innovative membranes and membrane systems, has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with Applied Australia Pty Ltd, a specialized supplier of high quality chemical products and services and a wholly owned entity of ITW Inc., to manufacture and market KOCHTREAT® antiscalants and KOCHKLEEN® membrane cleaning products in Australia and New Zealand. The agreement, effective Jan. 1, 2008, will help satisfy growing demand for membrane maintenance products in the region.

"KMS has a strong reputation for performance and innovation, and we believe both companies will work well together," said Derek Stott, general manager of Applied Australia Pty. "Applied will provide local manufacturing and expand service and logistics to Koch Membrane Systems' customer base in the Australian and New Zealand marketplace."

Applied Australia Pty plans to market the KOCHKLEEN and KOCHTREAT products to new and existing customers for water and wastewater treatment applications in the food processing, industrial process, mining, transportation and manufacturing sectors.

KOCHTREAT antiscalants and KOCHKLEEN membrane cleaners are part of a complete line of antiscalants, cleaners and maintenance chemicals that KMS offers to help prolong membrane life and reduce cleaning cycle time for reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, microfiltration and ultrafiltration membranes. KOCHTREAT antiscalants provide increased performance benefits in addition to physical and chemical compatibility with thin-film composite and cellulose acetate RO membranes. These benefits include the ability to maintain performance integrity at extreme pH ranges and temperatures. When used as directed, KOCHTREAT chemicals will not precipitate, crystallize or blind the membrane. KOCHKLEEN products help reduce downtime and provide reproducible clean-in-place results.

All products to be manufactured by Applied Australia Pty shall utilize chemical formulations which are carefully reviewed by Koch Membrane Systems' process engineers and membrane and polymer scientists to make certain that they provide superior performance benefits, including physical and chemical compatibility with the membranes.

Applied Australia's core business is designing and implementing tailored chemical programs backed by routine on-site technical service and support.

Koch Membrane Systems Inc. is a designer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art membrane cartridges and elements, as well as complete membrane systems

###

Sponsored by

TODAY'S HEADLINES

NSF International appoints new GM of Drinking Water Filtration Products

NSF International recently announced that it has appointed Tina Yerkes, Ph.D., to general manager of Filtration Products under its Global Water Division.

First USDA forecast reveals normal water supply for much of West

According to new data from the first 2015 forecast by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Water and Climate Center, a normal water supply is predicted for much of the West, while the Southwest, Sierra Nevada region and Pacific Northwest are beginning drier than normal.

San Diego Public Utilities Department earns Public Outreach and Education Achievement Award

The California Association of Sanitation Agencies has honored the City of San Diego Public Utilities Department with the Public Outreach and Education Achievement Award for its Water Purification Demonstration Project's public outreach program.

EPA proposal to strengthen nation's oil spill response, preparedness level

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it is proposing to amend requirements of Subpart J under the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan to improve the nation's ability to plan for and respond to oil spills. 

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA