BOC Edwards acquires Hydromatix Inc.

Jan. 28, 2002
BOC Edwards, a supplier of chemical and exhaust gas management systems, announced today that it has acquired Hydromatix Inc., a manufacturer of high-efficiency, process-critical liquid purification systems.

Acquisition will create new liquid abatement business


WILMINGTON, Mass., Jan. 24, 2002 -- BOC Edwards, a supplier of chemical and exhaust gas management systems for the microelectronics industry, announced today that it has acquired 100% of Hydromatix, Inc., a manufacturer of high-efficiency, process-critical liquid purification systems based in Santa Fe Springs, California.

Hydromatix technology will be integrated into the Chemical Management Division of BOC Edwards to form a liquid abatement group.

Hydromatix helps companies in the surface finishing industry to recycle rinse waters with a minimum amount of waste, allowing them to attain zero-discharge status. Prospective projects are evaluated with site-specific data, and supported by system capacity calculations, producing a predictable volume of regenerate waste that allows proper planning for subsequent treatment of effluent waste. Hydromatix customers are involved in plating, printed circuit boards and galvanizing, as well as high-tech fields such as disc and semiconductor packaging.

"The Hydromatix acquisition will position BOC Edwards as a provider of application-specific liquid abatement solutions to the emerging copper and solid waste streams from semiconductor CMP (chemical-mechanical polishing) and ECD (electro-chemical deposition) processes, along with arsenic and HF waste streams," stated Neels Kriek, president of the Chemical Management Division. "We intend to very rapidly deploy Hydromatix product lines through our unique global sales and support organization, reinforce our existing OEM programs, and develop integrated abatement solutions with our Exhaust Gas Management group."

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