Suez has completed the purchase of the reverse osmosis (RO) membrane product line from specialty chemical company Lanxess.

"This acquisition allows us to meet a rapidly growing need for brackish water RO membranes with a product that complements our existing technology portfolio,” said Yuvbir Singh, CEO of Suez’s Water Technologies & Solutions business unit. "I’d like to welcome the employees at the Bitterfeld production facility to the Suez family, and express our commitment to our new channel and distribution partners. We are looking forward to working with them and growing in new ways around the world.”

The purchase includes the RO membranes product line and the production plant and research facilities in Bitterfeld, Germany.

Suez will now integrate the membranes into its portfolio, adding additional international RO membrane production capabilities and capacity to meet growing global demand.