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HERENTALS, Belgium — GE marked the 40th anniversary and recent expansion of its chemical production reaction plant in Herentals, Belgium for its water and process technologies business, according to a press release.

The plant manufactures chemicals to treat water for industrial customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and the new expansion will increase the facility’s production to approximately 27,000 tons per year.

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The water treatment chemicals manufactured at GE’s Herentals facility are mainly used by power plants, oil refineries and petrochemical, food and beverage and primary metal customers.

The newly expanded reaction plant will be producing novel chemical technology utilized in effluent treatment, water clarification and corrosion inhibition.

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Together with GE’s water and process technologies business’ state-of-the-art technology center, located in Heverlee, Belgium, GE can offer its customers a broad range of solutions for all their water treatment and purification needs.

GE’s Herentals facility covers 780 acres in area and has more than 130 employees.

It plays a critical role in meeting industrial customers’ growing water treatment needs in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Read the entire press release here.