LANXESS signs marketing and distribution cooperation agreement with filtration membranes

The Liquid Purification Technologies (LPT) business unit of the specialty chemicals group LANXESS, one of the leading suppliers of products and solutions for water treatment, has entered into a cooperation agreement with French company Polymem SA, Toulouse, France.

One of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-quality ultrafiltration membranes and systems for drinking-water and wastewater applications will be the distribution partner of LANXESS in France for the Lewabrane reverse osmosis membrane elements. On July 1, 2018, LANXESS commenced worldwide distribution of the Gigamem ultrafiltration modules range from Polymem featuring Neophil hollow fibre membranes. This adds ultrafiltration (UF) to the existing LANXESS range of water-treatment technologies.

“We are gaining a product portfolio that ideally complements our ion exchange resins and reverse osmosis membrane elements for water treatment,” said Jean-Marc Vesselle, head of the LPT business unit. “Ultrafiltration will soon be integrated as a new module in LANXESS’s LewaPlus design software. After all, around one third of all newly built reverse osmosis plants have upstream ultrafiltration – and the trend is rising. This results in valuable synergy effects.”

“We are very proud that the Liquid Purification Technologies business unit of LANXESS has chosen Polymem as a partner for the worldwide distribution of our ultrafiltration membranes’ Jean-Michel Espenan, Co-Founder and CEO of Polymem SA, said. “At the same time, we will be distributing high quality Lewabrane reverse osmosis membranes in France, a natural complement to our range of membranes and ultrafiltration systems. It is a high-value, win-win partnership in this fast-growing membrane market for water treatment.”