Feb 22, 2019

Industry News Week 2/17/19

Pentair announces equity investment in Aqua Membranes

Industry news for the water quality industry week 2/17

IAPMO India Opens New Office

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) India announced that it will celebrate the opening of its new testing laboratory and office in Bengaluru, India, during an invitation-only ceremony and lunch at noon Tuesday, Feb. 26. The opening signals IAPMO India’s expansion of the recently acquired Aquadiagnostics’ testing capabilities to include plumbing products testing, in line with The IAPMO Group’s other laboratories.

The testing laboratory will offer testing for products to the 2017 Water Efficiency Products – India (WEP-I) standard published by IAPMO India; the upcoming 2019 Energy Efficient Products – India (EEP-I), which is scheduled to be released Feb. 28; ASME A112.18.1 and A112.18.2; and NSF/ANSI 61 and 372. The IAPMO India office expands on the laboratory services provided by Aquadiagnostics Water Research and Technology Center Limited, an independently accredited testing laboratory that IAPMO India acquired from Eureka Forbes Limited in June 2018.

EWQA Announces Annual Conference Dates

The Eastern Water Quality Assn. (EWQA) announced the dates and location for the 2019 Annual Trade Show and Convention. The annual event will be held at the Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., for the first time. The event will take place Sept. 25 to 27, 2019.

More details about the event can be found on the association’s website here.

Pentair Announces Equity Investments

Pentair announced that it has closed a minority investment in Aqua Membranes. The patented 3D printed spacer technology of Aqua Membranes enables performance improvement in spiral wound elements used in reverse osmosis (RO) membrane applications, including residential and commercial water filtration.

Aqua Membranes has developed a patented process to print dimensional polymer shapes directly on flat sheet RO membrane, which replaces conventional feed mesh. The printed spacer material is fully customizable by application and market and has the potential to lower cost and reduce waste of water resources.

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