Rohm and Haas, Basin Water form alliance

Rohm and Haas Company and Basin Water Inc. announced the formation of an exclusive Alliance that brings together the technologies, the R&D strength and the global infrastructure of Rohm and Haas Ion Exchange Resins with the systems design, deployment and operating strengths of Basin Water. The Alliance will address the need for quality water across a broad range of market segments in the United States and Canada. Initially serving the potable water market, the Alliance will also focus on...

PHILADELPHIA, PA, and RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA, Nov. 14, 2007 -- Rohm and Haas Company and Basin Water Inc. today announced the formation of an exclusive Alliance that brings together the technologies, the R&D strength and the global infrastructure of Rohm and Haas Ion Exchange Resins with the systems design, deployment and operating strengths of Basin Water. The Alliance will address the need for quality water across a broad range of market segments in the United States and Canada. Initially serving the potable water market, the Alliance will also focus on developing new technology to address other groundwater treatment issues, produced water from oil and gas operations, and emerging water recovery applications. New offerings for the potable water market will be jointly developed to include media for the selective removal of inorganic contaminants, synthetic organics, such as MTBE and 1,2,3-TCP, and nitrate destruction/brine recycle technology.

The Alliance will be marketed via the Basin Water business model that provides guaranteed performance and guaranteed costs over the lifetime of a project. As part of the Alliance, Basin Water will have exclusive access to Rohm and Haas ion exchange resin technology for selected markets. Rohm and Haas will continue to offer its Advanced Amberpack™ System and Amberlite™ PW line of resins for drinking water markets outside of the Alliance territory and for traditional industrial water treatment markets globally.

According to Michael M. Stark, President and COO of Basin Water, the Alliance with Rohm and Haas will enhance Basin Water's ability to provide reliable, quality supplies of water to its traditional markets and will energize the company's move toward offering new technologies that will provide water solutions in a growing base of applications. "Rohm and Haas is one of the world's leading-edge companies in water treatment technology. We are excited at the opportunity to work with them in putting that technology to work for our customers," he said. "By engaging in this Alliance, Basin Water gains immediate access to technology and an R&D infrastructure that would have taken us years to develop by ourselves. Together, the Alliance will represent a new concept in delivering solutions to the growing need for quality water in both the public and private sector with an evolving array of state-of-the-art technologies. We believe the market will find this offering very appealing," he added.

Kim Ann Mink, Vice President and Global General Manager for Rohm and Haas Ion Exchange Resins, adds, "Through this Alliance with Basin Water, we now have a strong, reliable channel through which we can expand our depth and breadth of technologies to improve drinking water and to manage the residuals associated with the treatment process. Together, I am confident we can deliver to the market new solutions for many pressing water treatment challenges."

Markets not covered under the Alliance include point-of-use drinking water devices, domestic and light commercial water conditioning and traditional industrial markets, including electrical power generation, ultrapure water and boiler water feed systems.

Since 1909, Rohm and Haas has been a global pioneer in the creation and development of innovative technologies and solutions for the specialty materials industry. For more than 60 years, Rohm and Haas has been a leading developer and manufacturer of premium ion exchange resins, adsorbents and polymeric catalysts.

Basin Water Inc. is a provider of reliable, long-term process solutions for a range of clients, which includes designing, building and implementing systems for the treatment of contaminated groundwater as well as waste reduction and resource recovery.

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