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Air Liquide acquires PoroGen

The PoroGen product line is based on polyether ether ketone (PEEK) membrane materials for a range of applications, including gas separation, gas/liquid transfer, hybrid absorption, nanofiltration and microfiltration.

PoroGen membrane technology complements Air Liquide’s MEDAL line of polymeric membranes.

“We are happy to announce the acquisition of PoroGen, a company that shares our commitment to innovation in membrane science, and I am pleased to welcome the PoroGen team to the Air Liquide family. We are always looking for new opportunities to expand our offers and exceed the needs and expectations of our customers. The acquisition of PoroGen enables us to further expand our portfolio of industry-leading membrane technologies, as well as our production capacity, to meet growing demand in many sectors,” said Ole Hoefelmann, CEO of Air Liquide Advanced Technologies US LLC.

Ben Bikson, president of PoroGen, said: “Combining PoroGen and MEDAL technology platforms affords unique synergies and value creation for customers, company employees and shareholders. The technology benefits will now be available to a broad range of global customers.”