Ecolab has agreed to acquire AkzoNobel's
Purate business, which specializes in global
antimicrobial water treatment technology, the companies announced
With 2012 revenue of approximately $23 million, the
Purate business provides patented, proprietary
chlorine dioxide programs for use in a wide array of water
Completion of the deal is subject to customary regulatory
clearances and other standard closing conditions.
"Chlorine dioxide is recognized as an excellent
antimicrobial agent to control biologic growth primarily in
cooling towers and a wide variety of other industrial water
treatment applications," said Timothy Mulhere, Ecolab executive
vice president and president of its global water and process
"Purate's patented technologies complement our
offerings globally, including our 3D TRASAR technology programs, which help
address our customers' needs for clean water within industrial
manufacturing and lower total cost of operations," he
The 3D TRASAR technology combines chemistry, remote
services and sophisticated monitoring and controls to improve a
range of industrial operations to help customers reduce water
use, improve energy efficiency and lower total cost of
operations, according to Ecolab officials.
The 3D TRASAR cooling water technology has been recognized with
a United States Presidential Green Chemistry Award.