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May 13, 2014

LG Chem acquires RO membrane manufacturer NanoH2O

Mary Page Bailey

NanoH2O (Los Angeles, Calif.; www.nanoh2o.com), a manufacturer of reverse-osmosis (RO) membranes for seawater desalination, announced that it has been acquired by LG Chem (Seoul, South Korea; www.lgchem.com). The sale was finalized April 30, 2014.
 
"We are extremely pleased to join LG Chem," said Jeff Green, founder and CEO of NanoH2O. "What began as an innovative idea in a university lab just nine years ago is now part of a $22 billion dollar leading global chemical company with vast manufacturing, R&D and commercial resources. The acquisition will only serve to accelerate the delivery of innovative and energy-efficient membrane technologies to our customers and the desalination industry."
 
NanoH2O will maintain operations from its headquarters in Los Angeles, Calif., and from its sales offices throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia.

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