BASF signs license agreement with Richard Alan Engineering for polymer make-up/dosing equipment
- Exclusive license for water treatment applications in Europe, the Middle East and Africa
Ludwigshafen, Germany – June 19, 2013 – Richard Alan Engineering Company Limited has obtained a license to manufacture and market polymer make-up and dosing equipment exclusive for water treatment applications. The agreement entitles the company to use BASF designs and patents in Europe, the Middle East and Africa excluding Spain, Denmark, Norway and Sweden, and includes the JetWet®, AeroWet™, Alcotech® and PolyMEC® brands.
Richard Alan Engineering, a well-established polymer equipment specialist in the U.K. water industry, has already been BASF’s equipment contract manufacturer for the last 15 years. From now on Richard Alan Engineering will market the products under their own brand.
By licensing the polymer equipment related know-how, BASF’s water solutions business will fully concentrate on providing a comprehensive range of industrial and municipal water treatment chemicals and ultrafiltration membrane technology.
BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of €72.1 billion in 2012 and more than 110,000 employees as of the end of the year. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.
About BASF Water, Oilfield and Mining Solutions
BASF offers a wide range of solutions and products for the water, oilfield and mining industry. The product range of global water solutions includes products used in the key processes of industrial and municipal water treatment. The business is a leading supplier of products to clarify the raw water used for the production of drinking water, to treat the waste water stream and industrial process water, to protect desalination plants, cooling towers and boilers. We are the leading provider of inge® ultrafiltration membrane technology. Within our global oilfield solutions business, we help the oilfield service industry make efficient formulations. Our portfolio comprises products for the drilling and completion of oil wells as well as chemicals for continuous and cost efficient production of valuable oil and gas resources. We develop next generation of surfactants and polymers designed to support enhanced oil recovery (EOR) operations by means of chemical injection. Global mining solutions offer an extensive range of mineral processing reagents. Our strengths are in solid/liquid separation and solvent extraction; we also offer reagents for flotation, dispersing, agglomerating and others. Further information can be found at: