SCHÖRFLING, Austria – Chemicals company Evonik has expanded its membrane production facility in Austria.
Evonik will provide its polymer-based membrane technology into gas separation and purification plants for the engineering division of technology company, the Linde Group.
The two companies collaborated to supply a helium purification in Mankota (Canada), which started up in August of this year and uses a hybrid process of membrane and Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) technology.
Tobias Keller, head of the adsorption and membraneplants product Line at Linde’s Engineering Division, said: “Evonik's high selectivity membrane in combination with our other established gas separation technologies, such as our world-class adsorption technology, allows us an extraordinary flexibility in the development and application of new and more efficient purification processes. We are thus strengthening our position as the leading company for gas separation technologies over the entire lifecycle of a plant.”
Dr. Axel Kobus, head of Evonik’s fibres, membranes & specialties product line, added: “The synergies arising from the collaboration between our two companies are evident: The translation of our profund polymer and technology expertise into a powerful and wide-ranging membrane product portfolio perfectly complements
Linde’s high expertise in plant engineering and gas separation.”