NX Filtration builds megafactory for nanofiltration membrane production in the Netherlands

Artist impression of NX Filtration’s high-tech megafactory for nanofiltration membrane production in Hengelo, the Netherlands

NX Filtration has signed a purchase option for a plot of land at the High Tech Systems Park in Hengelo, the Netherlands.

The High Tech Systems Park is located approximately 10km from NX Filtration’s current facilities. The purchase option concerns a plot of land of approximately 24,000sqm, on which NX Filtration plans to build a new plant for the production of its nanofiltration membranes in the next 2-3 years. This plant is expected to be able to, over time, accommodate a flexible set-up of up to 10 spinning lines with a targeted total capacity of approximately 80,000 membrane modules per year, based on production in five shifts and depending on the product mix. NX Filtration is confident that this new manufacturing facility, with 10 spinning lines operating at full capacity, would require approximately 275 direct FTE.

Michiel Staatsen, CEO of NX Filtration, commented: “This is an important step in further scaling up our company to meet a growing demand for our innovative hollow fibre direct nanofiltration technology. With our technology, we address global water scarcity and water quality challenges whilst offering strong sustainability benefits to our customers.

“The innovative ecosystem of the High Tech Systems Park is a great fit with NX Filtration, and we are looking forward to collaborate with the other companies at the campus.”