Solecta specialises in membrane separation technologies for industrial filtration of high value process streams. Lubrizol, a specialty chemical company, brings world class polymer and formulating experience and the ability to synthesize scalable molecules for membrane applications to the partnership. New solutions developed within the collaboration will be co-branded under a joint licensing agreement.
Lubrizol, a Berkshire Hathaway company, announced last year that it was entering the separation solutions market.
“This is a game-changing collaboration in the membrane separations space,” said Melinda Burn, Solecta’s vice president Strategic Marketing. “It harnesses the capabilities of two industry leaders to develop innovative membrane solutions to tackle our clients’ most challenging separation problems.”
“Partnering with Solecta is a win-win to bring these separation solutions to market,” said Matt Joyce, vice president, Corporate New Business Development, for Lubrizol. “Our strategies and strengths are aligned and complementary: we leverage our proprietary science at the molecular level, and our formulation and surface science expertise to improve the efficiency of separation technology, and Solecta brings its expertise in membrane design and manufacturing, and reputation for quality and innovation as a global leader in novel separation solutions.”