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Ion Exchange opens RO membrane plant in Goa


Ion Exchange (India) Ltd inaugurated India’s first state-of-the-art, completely integrated and automated Reverse Osmosis (RO) membrane manufacturing plant at Verna Industrial Estate, in Goa, India. The plant has been set up with an objective to provide India’s water treatment industry and global OEMs a range of quality RO membranes for water and waste water applications.

Known to be the first company in India to apply RO system as a complimentary process to Ion Exchange resin technology, Ion Exchange has undertaken indigenous research and development to develop RO membranes based on composite polyamide technology. The company has invested over ` 50 crores in order to set up India’s first modern RO membrane manufacturing plant and aims to garner 20 per cent market share in the next three years. The plant will have the capacity to meet the domestic demand and also meet export obligations.

Commenting on the inauguration, Rajesh Sharma, Chairman & Managing Director of Ion Exchange (India) Ltd. said, “Setting up of this sophisticated RO manufacturing plant in the state of Goa, India is one more step towards our commitment in providing world-class technology and solutions for Total Water and Environment Management for industries, homes and communities. This initiative will reduce dependence on imported membranes and also earn valuable foreign exchange through exports. Thus the integrated RO plant will prove to be of great importance for the water treatment industry and our nation.”

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