BASF moves into water treatment membranes with inge watertechnologies acquisition

Headquartered in Greifenberg, Germany, inge watertechnologies employs about 85 people and specialises in ultrafiltration technology used in the treatment of drinking water, process water, wastewater and sea water. The inge watertechnologies product range includes highly-efficient ultrafiltration modules and rack designs.

“By entering the water treatment membranes business we are convinced that we can develop unique combinations of membrane and chemical technologies based on BASF’s polymer research and water treatment application know-how,” said Hans Reiners, president of the BASF Performance Chemicals division.

“At inge watertechnologies we are pleased to join a global player like BASF with its innovative strength, its worldwide customer base and its financial power. This will open up new areas for innovation and broaden our market reach,” said company CEO Bruno Steis.