Aquatronics incorporates AgION antimicrobial technology into water purification systems

March 27, 2007
AgION Technologies Inc., a leading provider of silver-based antimicrobial solutions, announces a partnership between AgION and Aquatronics Industries. Aquatronics, whose clients include Avon, GE, Sylvania and Pratt & Whitney, will incorporate AgION-treated filters into its Point-of-Entry and Point-of-Use water purification systems to inhibit the growth of microorganisms such as bacteria, algae, mold and fungus to deliver the purest water possible...

AgION-treated filters provide enhanced protection against growth of microorganisms

RIVERSIDE, RI, & WAKEFIELD, MA, March 27, 2007 -- AgION Technologies Inc., a leading provider of silver-based antimicrobial solutions, today announced that it has formed a partnership with Riverside, RI-based Aquatronics Industries, a leading provider of industrial and commercial water delivery solutions, to incorporate AgION's natural, antimicrobial technology into its Point-of-Entry and Point-of-Use water purification systems. Aquatronics has provided creative and cost-effective solutions for pure water, wastewater and solid waste management problems for 20 years to a growing list of customers, including Avon, GE, Sylvania and Pratt & Whitney.

"There is an increasing demand from our customers to continually improve upon the quality of water they receive whether it's for a home, commercial or industrial application," said Howard Schacter, President of Aquatronics Industries. "Therefore, we are always looking for innovative technologies to enhance our filtration products. The AgION-treated filters turned out to be the perfect solution for us in that it is a natural, environmentally-friendly technology that will allow us to continue to provide the cleanest water systems across all applications."

By combining AgION's naturally-occurring, silver-based antimicrobial technology into Aquatronics' water purification systems, customers will receive enhanced antimicrobial protection, which will inhibit the growth of microorganisms such as bacteria, algae, mold and fungus on the system parts, while ensuring the purest water possible. The antimicrobial technology will be incorporated into water filtration devices during the manufacturing process and will continuously release silver ions to prevent the growth of microorganisms on the filter system for the life of the product.

"We partnered with Aquatronics to develop a tailored solution to meet its specific requirements for enhancing its state-of-the-art water purification systems," said Ginger Merritt, Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing at AgION. "Aquatronics needed a safe yet effective solution to kill microorganisms and we were able to deliver based on the unique attributes of our technology."

AgION's antimicrobial technology is NSF and FDA-listed, EPA and EFSA-registered and approved under the European Biocidal Products Directive (BPD). It is approved for use in food processing/food service equipment, and deemed approved under NSF Schedule 42 for potable water/carbon block filter systems typical of the Aquatronics' standard components currently being installed throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia.

Aquatronics Industries, located in Riverside, RI, is a leading provider of creative and cost effective solutions for a wide range of industrial and commercial pure water, wastewater, solid waste management and pure air solutions for 20 years. Aquatronics utilizes a patented non-chemical, electro-coalescing technology to install wastewater treatment system designs capable of either "closed-loop recycle" or direct sewer discharge in compliance with federal and regional mandates. For more about the Aquatronics water purification systems, including the new AgION antimicrobial enhanced Central Water Purification System, visit

AgION Technologies, located in Wakefield, MA, is a leader in providing customized antimicrobial solutions based on naturally-occurring silver that continuously inhibit the growth of bacteria, mold and fungus. AgION's antimicrobial technology is used in the consumer products, construction, food and water, textiles, and healthcare industries and has been incorporated into a variety of products including cell phones, shoes, keyboards, pens, water filters, air conditioning and heating units, medical catheters, ice machines and faucet handles. The company also offers a disinfectant and virucide, SilverClene24™, which has been proven effective against a variety of bacteria and viruses including HIV-1, Rhinovirus, Influenza, and Poliovirus. AgION's customers include many leading brands such as Motorola, AK Steel, DuPont, Honeywell, Adidas, Sanford/Paper Mate, Ice-O-Matic and Oster. Since the company's founding in 1997, AgION Technologies has led the market for naturally safe antimicrobial protection with support from private equity funds and strategic partners including BASF Venture Capital, H.B. Fuller Ventures, SAM Private Equity, Motorola Ventures and Paladin Capital Group. For more information about AgION Technologies, visit


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