Jan 19, 2006

Membrana Announces New Agent in China for Membrane Contactors

Membrana will enter into an agency agreement with Peter Chen as the local sales agent responsible for selling and servicing Liqui-Cel Membrane Contactors in China. Chen brings nearly 20 years of technical experience in the water treatment industry and has tremendous knowledge of all steps in liquid processes including RO, ion exchange, EDI, filtration and degassing.
Allen Pittman, Membrana’s vice president of sales and marketing for Industrial Separations, said, “We are excited to add Peter’s expertise and experience to our team. He is a valuable addition to our current sales channels. Peter will be working closely with our customers to improve their water treatment systems with his comprehensive knowledge of the entire water process.”
Liqui-Cel Membrane Contactors are used around the world for adding or removing oxygen, carbon dioxide and nitrogen to or from different liquids in the semiconductor, power, pharmaceutical, photographic, food and beverage, and many other industries. For example, it is known that oxygen negatively impacts many processes; it is corrosive and can oxidize materials. In the power and industrial areas, piping and equipment are susceptible to corrosion. Specifically to the semiconductor market, high levels of oxygen can cause lower wafer yields. Additionally, carbon dioxide negatively impacts performance of EDI and ion exchange. The Liqui-Cel Contactors offer a modular solution for oxygen/carbon dioxide removal before these processes without chemicals.
Liqui-Cel Contactors are also used to add gasses to liquids to enhance megasonic cleaning. The beverage industry looks to membrane contactors for carbonation, nitrogenation and oxygen removal. These reflect only a few examples of the variety of applications where the Liqui-Cel Membrane Contactors are used. New applications are constantly being developed.
Membrana´s Industrial Membrane Group also manufactures a variety of membranes used for filtration in various industries and applications. Manufacturing facilities are located in the U.S. and Europe. Global markets are served through sales offices and affiliates in North America, Europe, Japan, South East Asia and China. Membrana is a wholly-owned subsidiary of POLYPORE, Inc., a growing worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of highly specialized polymer-based membranes used in separation and filtration processes.