FMC Corp. on Wednesday launched FMC Environmental Solutions,
a new division that integrates the company's portfolio of
proprietary products and specialty solutions that prevent or
remediate contamination of air, soil and water.
The announcement marks an increased focus and investment in
the growing multi-billion dollar global market for
cost-sustainable and environmentally-friendly solutions in
remediation and pollution prevention, according to FMC.
"Today's announcement further strengthens our commitment to
give customers better answers for their most pressing
environmental issues," said Mark Douglas, president of FMC
"With a unified global platform of products and a proven
track record across five continents, we are in a better
position to help customers tackle the critical issues of cost
and compliance, head on."
FMC Environmental Solutions features
three business units.
The first, air pollution control, serves the power utility
and manufacturing industries. Its solutions focus on hydrogen
peroxide for the removal of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) from air
or flue gas; and the removal of acid gases and the use of trona
and sodium bicarbonate in dry sorbent injection through FMC's
joint venture, Natronx.
Meanwhile, the soil and groundwater remediation business
unit develops and markets unique, fast-acting chemistries for
remediation of normal and halogenated organics and metals, the
company says. Its solutions treat the full spectrum of source,
plume and groundwater issues.
Water treatment, the division's third business unit,
integrates FMC's chemistries from its Peroxygens business that
offer municipal wastewater facilities a more environmentally benign alternative
to traditional chlorine technology. Its solutions will also
focus on water treatment in the oil and gas exploration market
offering chemistries that neutralize sulfur-reducing bacteria,
the company says.
The division will immediately integrate and leverage its
core products, research and technical innovation, application
knowledge, and global relationships across the air, soil and
Longer term, FMC Environmental Solutions hopes to increase
the company's speed-to-market and access to resources in the US
and in developing economies worldwide.
"We are a unique kind of participant in the environmental
space," said Amy O'Shea, division manager of FMC Environmental
Solutions. "Our century-old reputation in responsible
practices, combined with our extensive experience in helping
clients around the world, gives us a deeper understanding of
the key issues our customers face every day."
FMC said it identified the development of an environmental platform as a
strategic growth opportunity for its industrial chemicals