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Dupont to acquire BASF’s ultrafiltration membrane business

Deal comprises BASF's international workforce, its HQ, production site in Germany, and associated intellectual property

Dupont will acquire BASF’s ultrafiltration membrane business.
Dupont will acquire BASF’s ultrafiltration membrane business.

American company Dupont Safety & Construction has signed a deal to acquire German chemical giant BASF’s ultrafiltration membrane business, including water treatment company Inge.

The financial details of the transaction – which includes the business’s international workforce, its headquarters, production site in Greifenberg, Germany, and associated intellectual property currently owned by BASF – were not disclosed by Dupont.

With the acquisition, Dupont adds to its portfolio of water purification and separation technologies, comprising ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis, and ion exchange resins.

Commenting on the deal, president of Dupont Safety & Construction, Rose Lee, said: “[Ultrafiltration membrane] technology, in combination with Inge’s expert team, further broadens our portfolio and enhances our ability to design tailored, integrated solutions for drinking water, industrial, and waste water treatment applications globally.”

Global vice president and general manager of Dupont Water Solutions, HP Nanda, added in a company statement: “The industry-leading, multi-bore PES Ultra Filtration technology from BASF complements our own high-flow PVDF technology providing more choice for our customers.”

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