Kruger Inc. selects Norit X-Flow as alliance partner for UF membranes

I. Kruger Inc., a Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies company, has picked Norit X-Flow as its alliance partner to offer Kruger ultrafiltration solutions to the U.S. and Canadian marketplace. Norit X-Flow is one of the world's leading suppliers of innovative membrane technology with over 25 years of experience in R&D and product development. It has been a dominant membrane provider in Europe, Asia and the Middle East with over 3000 MLD or 800 MGD capacity installed...

CARY, NC, March 19, 2007 -- I. Kruger Inc., a Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies company, announces March 15 that it has selected Norit X-Flow as its alliance partner to offer Kruger ultrafiltration solutions to the U.S. and Canadian marketplace.

Norit X-Flow is one of the world's leading suppliers of innovative membrane technology with over 25 years of experience in R&D and product development. Norit X-Flow has achieved great success, and has been a dominant membrane provider in Europe, Asia and the Middle East with over 3000 MLD or 800 MGD capacity installed. Norit's success with XIGA™ and SEAGUARD has firmly established the company as an innovative and respected membrane manufacturer.

Kruger is a leading supplier of water and wastewater systems in North America and has established their reputation as an innovative company that effectively and responsibly introduces new technologies to the North American water market. Kruger has successfully introduced multiple BNR technologies, filters, biosolids treatment technologies and drinking water technologies over the last 15 years. In addition, Kruger's parent company, Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, has extensive experience and know-how in the application and operation of membrane systems in both the municipal and industrial markets.

According to Kruger's president, Mike Gutshall, "Kruger has a proven success with innovative processes and solutions. We believe that membrane technologies will continue to grow and play an even more significant role in water and wastewater treatment throughout the U.S. In response to the expected increase in membrane needs, Kruger has teamed up with quality membrane manufacturers, like Norit X-Flow, to supply membrane solutions to the U.S. market. Our goal is to have the appropriate solutions and products that meet our client's current and future needs."

Rick Rosberg, Global Director Marketing & Sales Norit X-Flow, "We are proud that one of the largest suppliers of water systems in the world has selected Norit X-Flow. By joining forces we are confident that we can establish a leading position in the US and Canadian water market."

Kruger will supply Norit X-Flow membranes not only as a stand-alone solution, but also as a combined solution with other Kruger processes such as ACTIFLO® High Rate Clarification (ACTIMEM®) and as a final polishing step following their biological systems in order to provide their clients with a guaranteed overall process performance.

X-Flow is the world's leading company in the development and supply of innovative membrane technology to the global municipal and industrial markets. We produce and supply a wide range of standard membranes and modules for filtration and purification processes in different industries, like water and beverage. X-Flow membranes are used in the field of ultra filtration, micro filtration and nano filtration in capillary and tubular form, which makes selective filtration possible. Throughout the years we have gained ample expertise and experience in water purification, from producing potable water to treating process and wastewater, but developed also a number of applications in the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industry. Our extensive portfolio of membrane products guarantees the best solution for each individual application.

Norit (www.norit.com) is a leading supplier of consumables, components, systems and complete purification solutions. Founded in 1918, Norit has been active in virtually all industries throughout the world. Today Norit offers products, installations and services for the water, beverage, food, dairy, pharmaceutical, chemical, gas/air, mining, catalyst, sweeteners, and remediation industries. Norit's activated carbon, membranes, aseptic and hygienic valves, carbon dioxide and quality control rank among the worlds best. Norit offers global coverage with production, engineering and manufacturing facilities in seven countries and a network of dedicated Norit sales and service centers, business partners and distributors in more than 100 countries around the world.

I. Kruger Inc. (www.krugerusa.com) is a water and wastewater solutions provider specializing in advanced and differentiating technologies. Kruger provides complete processes and systems ranging from biological nutrient removal to mobile surface water treatment. The ACTIFLO® Microsand Ballasted Clarifier, NGK Ceramic Membrane, BIOCON® Dryer, BIOSTYR® Denitrification System, NEOSEP™ MBR and HYDROTECH Discfilters are just a few of the innovative technologies offered by Kruger. Kruger is a Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies company.

Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies (www.veoliawaterst.com) is the technological subsidiary of Veolia Water. Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies (VWS), which includes six subsidiaries in North America (Crown Solutions, HPD, John Meunier, Kruger, N.A.Water Systems and Whittier Filtration), is a world leader in engineering and technological solutions in water treatment for industrial companies and municipal authorities. VWS is also one of the world's major design-build providers of water and wastewater treatment facilities. Present in more than 50 countries, with 6100 employees, Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies had revenue of $2.3 billion in 2006.

Veolia Water (www.veoliawater.com), the water division of Veolia Environnement (www.veoliaenvironnement.com), is the world leader in water services. Veolia Water specializes in managing water services outsourced by municipal authorities, industry and tertiary sector companies. Veolia Water operates in 57 countries, serves 108 million people worldwide. With 70,700 employees, the company had a turnover of $12.6 billion in 2006.

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