Against a dynamic backdrop of heightened environmental pressures, infrastructure safety and security concerns and rising global demand for clean water, the United States of America is looking to strengthen business relationships and open up new opportunities for growth at IFAT 2016, May 30-June 3 at Munich’s Messe München Exhibition Center.

A core group of U.S. exhibitors at IFAT 2016, featuring such industry leaders as Ford Meter Box (Block #A5. 121/220), Mueller Company (Block #A5. 223/322) and Wachs Utility Products (Block #A5. 223/322), is being organized by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) the International Trade Administration (ITA) and Kallman Worldwide, Inc. The centerpiece of this national effort, the AWWA/U.S. Global Pavilion, is a primary destination for buyers looking for an efficient way to meet U.S. companies, and an on-site business hub for U.S. exhibitors looking to maximize their exposure and impact at the event.

“As a co-presenter of the AWWA/U.S. Global Pavilion in partnership with the International Trade Administration, we are proud to help our members capitalize on this influential business event to grow their share of the global marketplace, and further extend their water leadership,” said AWWA CEO David B. LaFrance.

Kallman Worldwide, the AWWA/U.S. Global Pavilion’s designated coordinator, traces its origins at IFAT back to 1966 when company founder, Jerry Kallman, Sr., led the first group of American manufacturers to the inaugural event. He is returning this year as an honored guest. Kallman will take part in the GreenTec Award Gala, when the major European prize for environmental technology will be presented. He will also participate in the official opening of IFAT 2016 on May 30th, and that evening join other industry and government leaders at a state reception in the Munich Residence, the former seat of power for the Bavarian monarchy.

“When the United States commits to exhibit at IFAT 2016, we’re saying we believe in the power of this event to attract real business prospects and customers,” said Kallman Worldwide President and CEO, Tom Kallman. “The steady growth and diversification of this show — since my father first opened the doors for U.S. industry here 50 years ago — speaks for itself. IFAT sets the standard.”

The following exhibitors in the AWWA/U.S. Global Pavilion at IFAT 2016 invite media to inquire about their new products and services:

Block #A5. 121/220
PolyloK’s European Expansion
New European Facility In Ireland

Established more than 30 years ago, Polylok has focused mainly on the North American market for growth. In 2015 Polylok began implementing a strategy to expand into Europe establishing a sales and distribution facility in Ireland. This facility provides the direct presence required for growth in Europe. From there we will service European customers through technical support, product availability and local market knowledge and experience. At Polylok we are all about the customer.

Target Markets: Wastewater, precast, landscape drainage
Contact: Alan Wright, CEO, Polylok Ltd., Europe, Wallingford, CT

Block #A5. 121/220
Walchem’s W600 Series Controller
Demo at IWAKI America Stand

Walchem, IWAKI America Inc. introduces the W600 Series controller. Powerful programming gives you complete control of chemical metering pumps and valves for water treatment applications. With a large touchscreen display, it can be configured to control up to six complex functions. The universal sensor input permits exceptional flexibility for sensors that include, pH/ORP, conductivity, disinfection, fluorescence and flow meter input. Internet connectivity option lets you maintain control via remote access. Stop by Stand A5-121/220 for a demonstration.

Target Markets: Waste-water neutralization and disinfection, potable water treatment, irrigation and fertigation
Contact: Nancy Manchester, Marketing Department, Iwaki America and Walchem, Holliston, MA

Block #A5. 121/220
GFS Chemicals Seeks Distributors for Important Analytical Reference Standard
AMCO Clear — The Green Alternative to Formazin for Turbidity Calibration

GFS Chemicals, Inc. is currently seeking distribution partners active in the water analysis market. If you are serving water treatment plants, analytical laboratories and environmental monitoring concerns, GFS would like to speak to you about sales and distribution of its AMCO Clear line of products, namely the world’s non-hazardous turbidity standard.

Target Markets: Water analysis
Contact: Michael McBride, Director of Sales and Business Development, GFS Chemicals, Inc., Columbus, OH