Dec 09, 2009

Koch Membrane Systems Receives NSF Certification for New RO, NF Product Lines

Certification allows KMS to commence shipments of elements rolled at expanded facility for customers in near future

Koch Membrane Systems, Inc., (KMS) announced that it has received NSF Intl. certification for its new reverse osmosis and nanofiltration element construction operation located in Wilmington, Mass. NSF Intl., a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization, provides product certification, education and risk management for public health and safety.

This certification allows KMS to commence shipments of elements rolled at its expanded Wilmington facility to customers in the near future.

The company said its rolling operation is just a small part of a new production line designed to take advantage of several recent advances in membrane technology developed by KMS researchers. The system’s automated membrane caster and coater will produce the current Fluid Systems family of high rejection brackish and seawater membranes, KMS’ selective rejection line of softening and color removal nanofiltration products and KMS’ dairy RO and NF products. The equipment will be used to produce membranes and finished rolled elements across the sizes offered by KMS, including the company’s line of MegaMagnum products.

The entire membrane production line is expected to be in full operation shortly and will more than double KMS’ current RO and NF production capacity, the company said. It is expected that more than 100 new positions will be created at the Massachusetts facility once the line is at full production.