WaterBriefs: Kemira buys Cytec water treatment chemicals, acrylamide lines

Also in this report: CVF's Biorem lands $1.5M contract; Minn. paper mill wins environmental award; ADAPCO named Aqua-Reslin distributor; Coca-Cola contracts with Pure Process Systems for wastewater system; Singapore Polytechnic joins Bentley's BE Careers Network; Singapore commits to 'Global Hydrohub' with environment, water investment by 2015; Brazilian chemical plant gets GE ecomagination award; Cabot, Ark., takes bids on $9.8M wastewater plant; IBWA members meet with federal officials...

In other news below:
-- CVF Technologies Corp. unit BioRem receives $1.5 million contract
-- Sappi Cloquet Mill receives environmental award
-- ADAPCO named exclusive distributor of Aqua-Reslin
-- Coca-Cola contracts with Pure Process Systems to design/build wastewater system
-- Singapore Polytechnic signs agreement with BE Careers Network program from Bentley
-- Singapore commits to 'Global Hydrohub' with environment, water investment by 2015
-- Cia Nitro Quimica Brasileira receives 2006 GE ecomagination award
-- Bids received by city of Cabot, Ark., on new $9.8 million wastewater treatment facility
-- IBWA members meet with federal Congressional officials

Cytec to sell two product lines - water treatment chemicals and acrylamide -- WEST PATERSON, NJ, July 17, 2006 -- Cytec Industries has reached an agreement to sell its water treatment chemicals and acrylamide product lines with estimated 2006 sales of about $300 million, to Kemira Group for about $240 million cash. The closing of the sale is expected in two phases. The first phase, which includes the entire product lines excluding Cytec's Botlek manufacturing site in the Netherlands, is expected to close by the end of September. The second phase for the Botlek site is expected to close in early 2007. Between the closings, Cytec will contract manufacture and sell water treatment chemicals and acrylamide at the Botlek site solely to Kemira. Included are the sales, marketing, manufacturing, R&D and technical services personnel and four manufacturing sites: Mobile, AL, Longview, WA, Bradford, UK, and Botlek. Also included is the acrylamide manufacturing plant at Cytec's Fortier, LA, facility which will be operated by Cytec personnel under a long term manufacturing agreement. In addition, under other long term agreements, Cytec will manufacture certain water treatment products for Kemira at several sites and the purchaser will manufacture for Cytec certain mining chemicals at the Mobile, AL, site and various other products at the Botlek site. Kemira has agreed to offer employment to the roughly 480 employees involved in the operations of these product lines...

CVF Technologies Corp. unit BioRem receives $1.5 million contract -- WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y., July 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CVF Technologies Corp.'s holding Biorem Technologies Inc. announced has received a letter of intent for the award of a contract to provide a $1.5 Million Biofiltair™ system for odor control at a large municipality in the U.S. Southeast. The odor control system will be used to treat and control air emissions in the biosolids processing and handling facility at one of the municipality's wastewater treatment plants. The agreement has been issued to enable completion of engineering drawings while contracts are finalized. The system is scheduled to be completed in June 2007...
Also see: "Biorem receives CDN$1 Million letter-of-intent for Sidney, Nova Scotia, facility"


Sappi Cloquet Mill receives environmental award -- BOSTON, MA, July 17, 2006 -- Boston's Sappi Fine Paper N.A. announced today that its mill in Cloquet, MN, received the 2006 Lake Superior Binational Program's Industry Environmental Stewardship Award. The Program honors the outstanding achievements of organizations that are protecting or restoring the natural environment of the Lake Superior basin. In January 2006, the Cloquet Mill received the Randy Marshall 2005 Environmental Stewardship Award for efforts to reduce mercury within the mill, and for its leadership in mercury reduction within the industry in the St. Louis River area. Sappi was chosen as the award recipient based on the company's efforts to substantially improve mill energy efficiency, reduce consumption of fossil fuels to world-class levels, and reduce effluent temperature through a program called the Pinch Project...

ADAPCO named exclusive distributor of Aqua-Reslin -- Exclusivity agreement marks second such arrangement between ADAPCO, Bayer Vector/Mosquito Control -- SANFORD, FL, July 17, 2006 -- ADAPCO Inc. has been named the exclusive distributor of Aqua-Reslin® the highly regarded water-based mosquito adulticide, featuring the innovative Film-Forming Aqueous Spray Technology (FFAST). Aqua-Reslin manufacturer Bayer Vector/Mosquito Control finalized the exclusivity agreement with ADAPCO in April. It is the second such arrangement between the two companies; ADAPCO is also the exclusive distributor of Bayer's Permanone® adulticide...

Coca-Cola contracts with Pure Process Systems to design/build wastewater system -- HOUSTON, TX July 17, 2006 -- Pure Process Systems, Inc. (PPS) announced today that it has signed a contract to design and build a new wastewater treatment facility for Coca-Cola North America (CCNA) in Kapolei, HI for their syrup plant. This will be one of many successful Aerobic processes PPS has installed in the U.S., but the first using Membrane Bio-Reactor technology, which will be provided by Kolon Industries in Korea.
Pure Process Systems' "Turn-key" Design/Build Wastewater Treatment Facility will allow CCNA to effectively pre-treat the plant wastewater including expected future increases in production without further plant expansion, while reducing BOD and TSS levels to less than 20 ppm. Construction of the new facility is scheduled to begin this summer, with plans to be fully operational by March 2007...

Singapore Polytechnic's School of Built Environment signs new three-year agreement with BE Careers Network program from Bentley -- Polytechnic's architecture and engineering students will benefit from hands-on experience with over 45 software products from Bentley -- EXTON, PA, July 17, 2006 -- Bentley Systems Inc. today announced that The School of the Built Environment of Singapore Polytechnic, a prominent polytechnic with an enrollment of more than 16,500 students, has renewed its agreement with the BE (Bentley Empowered) Careers Network program. Through this program, Singapore Polytechnic is helping students graduate with market-ready technology skills. The new three-year agreement grants Singapore Polytechnic an unlimited academic campus-wide license - including free upgrades and updates - for more than 45 software solutions. It also provides ongoing professional software training programs for the school's lecturers to help them present current and comprehensive course material to their students...

Singapore commits to becoming 'Global Hydrohub' with environment, water investment by 2015 -- SINGAPORE, July 17, 2006 -- Singapore recently set up the Environment and Water Industry Development Council (EWI) to drive the growth of the country's environmental and water industry, according to the Singapore Economic Development Board. To boost its goal to become a Global Hydrohub, Singapore's EWI plan will double jobs to 11,000 and triple value-add investment from the water sector from S$0.5 billion (US$314 million) to S$1.7 billion (US$1.1 billion) by 2015. Singapore aims to account for 3-5% of the global waterindustry by 2018. EWI's launch follows the recent announcement by the Research, Innovation and Enterprise Council (RIEC) to provide S$330 million (US$207 million) for R&D over the next five years to develop the local environment and water industry...

Cia Nitro Quimica Brasileira receives 2006 GE ecomagination award -- TREVOSE, PA, July 17, 2006 -- GE's RO technology helps Cia Nitro Quimica earn outstanding environmental leadership honor by reducing natural gas consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, in addition to water consumption and the generation wastewater. To conserve water and reduce the emission of effluents, and other environmental pollutants, many local factories are installing more environmentally friendly systems, the decrease the consumption by these industrial units, in addition to reducing the emission of contaminants. Cia Nitro Quimica Brasileira turned to GE Water & Process Technologies for a solution and was able to reduce natural gas consumption by 45% and consequently, reducing the emission of gases and the discharge of effluents from the boilers by 90%...
Also see: "GE Energy provides Smallworld technology for Brazil's SABESP"

Bids received by city of Cabot, Ark., on new $9.8 million wastewater treatment facility -- KANSAS CITY, MO, July 17, 2006 -- USI-Arkansas Inc. of Little Rock, and Burns & McDonnell, of Kansas City, announced July 14 that the city of Cabot, AR, has received competitive bids to construct a new wastewater treatment facility. The apparent successful bid of about $9.8 million was submitted by Max Foote Construction of Mandeville, LA, on July 11. The bid was significantly less than earlier construction cost projections for the new treatment facility. The new plant was designed by the partnership of USI and Burns & McDonnell. The plant, with an anticipated average flow of 3 mgd and maximum treatment capacity of 6 mgd, replaces the city's existing facility, which had experienced difficulties in achieving the performance required by the city's discharge permit requirements and in meeting future growth projections. USI-Arkansas, with offices in Little Rock and Springdale, was awarded a contract as the prime consultant in 2005 to provide design services for the wastewater treatment plant and will act as lead contract manager during the construction phase...

IBWA members meet with federal Congressional officials -- Efforts secure co-sponsors for critical Senate National Uniformity Bill and commitments to protect CFSAN FY 2007 funding -- ALEXANDRIA, VA, July 17, 2006 -- Members of the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) on June 14 met with their U.S. representatives and senators and staff in Washington, DC to discuss important bottled water industry, business and other issues. The meetings were held in conjunction with the Spring/Summer 2006 IBWA Board of Directors and Committee meetings held June 12-15, 2006 in Washington, DC. IBWA members and staff held a total of 53 meetings with 23 Senate offices and 30 House offices...

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