Electrocatalytic Acquires DEM Cell Technology

Electrocatalytic, Inc., has announced the purchase of the Seltech Group businesses including DEM (Dished Electrode Membrane) Cell Process Technology from Steetley Engineering Limited, West Midlands, England. DEM Cell products will be manufactured in Electrocatalytic's plants in Portskewett, Gwent, England, and Union, N.J. This acquisition by Electrocatalytic is consistent with the company's strategic planning process and commitment to growth in electrochemistry driven by value-in-use products and processes.

The patented DEM Cell was specially developed by the Electricity Council Research Centre in England as a general purpose electro-synthesizer and provides the electrochemist with an innovative tool for inorganic and organic process manufacturing. The DEM Cell can be assembled as a divided or membrane cell incorporating two dished electrodes and a membrane or as an undivided cell using one dished and one flat electrode. Both share a majority of common components and proprietary anodes which allow cells to be used in a variety of ways including developmental work and small-scale fine chemical manufacture.

The end use applications of DEM Cell technology include: pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, flavors and fragrances and various environmental sectors.

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