TREVOSE, Pa. — Oct. 7, 2015 — GE has agreed to acquire IMT Solutions, a Dutch company that manufactures ultrafiltration and microfiltration membranes for water treatment, according to a press release.
According to GE, this acquisition will enhance its water treatment product offerings. The company plans to integrate IMT’s membrane technology with its own, expanding and complementing its existing ZeeWeed advanced ultrafiltration hollow-fiber membrane range.
IMT Solutions is a developer and producer of polyethersulphone hollow-fiber membranes, stated the release. IMT’s products, including its SevenBore ultrafiltration membranes, are suitable for high-pressure applications and are ideal for use in upstream offshore oil and gas operations, GE said.
“Over the past 20 years, the ZeeWeed family has grown and evolved to become the vast, industry-leading ultrafiltration membrane portfolio it is today,” commented Heiner Markhoff, president and CEO of water and process technologies at GE Power & Water, in the release.
“GE is committed to continued technology advancements and growth in water reuse, wastewater and tough-to-treat water technologies. The acquisition of IMT Solutions and its polyethersulphone membranes will complement our current offerings and offers terrific opportunities for further growth.”
Ultrafiltration membranes are used in thousands of municipal, industrial and commercial applications worldwide, ranging from drinking water, wastewater, tertiary and water reuse to industrial feedwater and reverse osmosis pretreatment, reported the release.
GE’s ZeeWeed 500D membranes are used for tough-to-treat and high solids applications; GE ZeeWeed 1000 membranes are for large plants and retrofit opportunities; and GE ZeeWeed 1500 membranes are used in small- to medium-sized plants.
You can find the entire release here.