Industry News: February 2020

Here's a quick roundup of this month's industry news. Track the industry's movers and shakers, learn about company acquisitions, get the skinny on new products and more.

DuPont Water Solutions finalizes acquisition of inge GmbH
DuPont announced that after signing agreements to acquire BASF’s Ultrafiltration Membrane business from inge GmbH, including ultrafiltration and membrane technologies, the acquisition has been finalized. The inge GmbH product lines will join DuPont’s FilmTec reverse osmosis and nanofiltration membranes, IntegraFlux/IntegraPac ultrafiltration portfolio and Amber series of ion exchange resins to provide more options for customers.

Badger Meter highlights water utility trends for 2020
Badger Meter announced key trends predicted to shape the water utility industry in 2020. Of the four trends included in this year’s list, the value of the Internet of Things and 5G networks in creating smarter water metering solutions and resiliency in the face of growing water security concerns rose to the top. The key trends predicted to shape 2020 include smart-water metering for smart cities; increasing value on resiliency and system security; the future of LPWAN technologies, including cellular NB IoT and LTE-M, that ensure system longevity; and infrastructure renewal and financing capital improvements.


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