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Ecolab to buy AkzoNobelâ€™s chlorine dioxide business
7:36 AM MDT | April 26, 2013
Ecolab has reached an agreement to acquire AkzoNobelâ€™s Purate antimicrobial water treatment technology for an undisclosed sum. The business provides proprietary chlorine dioxide programs and reported sales of approximately $23 million in 2012, Ecolab says. â€śChlorine dioxide is recognized as an excellent antimicrobial agent to control biologic growth primarily in cooling towers and a wide variety of other industrial water treatment applications,â€ť says Timothy Mulhere, Ecolab executive v.p. and president/global water and process services. â€śPurateâ€™s...
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