BASF globally launches new cationic powder flocculant range with Zetag® ULTRA

BASF globally launches new cationic powder flocculant range with Zetag® ULTRA for high dewatering performance at low dosage rates.

  • Complements the existing flocculant range to offer an ultimate fit for future market trends in the municipal and industrial waste water treatment
  • Enables operational cost savings and supports sustainable natural resource management

BASF is globally launching a new ultra-high molecular weight cationic powder flocculant range with Zetag® ULTRA for solid/liquid separation in industrial and municipal waste water treatment.

Zetag® ULTRA has been developed combining BASF's long-standing application expertise in water solutions with its extensive polymer research know-how, focusing on specific customer requirements while considering environmental aspects. Zetag® ULTRA complements the existing BASF flocculant range to better serve future equipment trends in the dewatering market.

Because of its effective bridging capabilities, Zetag® ULTRA shows advanced dewatering performance. It offers strong floc integrity to with stand high shear forces which makes it especially effective for the use in centrifuge applications as well as for dissolved air flotation.

"Today industrial and municipal water treatment plants are challenged to achieve maximum performance under increasing cost pressure." says Marcus Fuest, Global Industry Marketing Water Solutions. "Zetag® ULTRA has proven its excellent performance in a variety of extensive plant trials worldwide. Our customers report that cake solids of dewatered sludge increased in average by 15%. Other customer cases show a significant dose saving of up to 20%. Furthermore the centrate has an improved capture rate. Zetag® ULTRA is the ultimate fit to answer our customers' needs."

The new high performing flocculants allow waste water treatment plants operating more efficiently and effectively. The unique molecular architecture of Zetag® ULTRA offers customers a clear cost advantage through operational cost savings. The achieved higher cake solids are environmentally beneficial as less energy is required for transportation, disposal and incineration, which has a positive impact on the carbon footprint of the treatment facility.

Zetag® ULTRA is one highlight that will be featured at this year's IFAT 2014, the world's leading trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management, being held in Munich, Germany, from May 5 to 9, 2014. At booth #237/336 BASF will put on display innovations and solutions in the field of water treatment.

"We look forward to connect with our customers at the IFAT 2014" says Matthias Halusa, Vice President of BASF's Water Solutions business. "The introduction of Zetag® ULTRA is an important milestone for positioning BASF as a leading provider of innovative chemical solutions in the water industry worldwide supporting sustainable natural resource management."

About BASF
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About BASF Water, Oilfield and Mining Solutions
BASF offers a wide range of solutions and products for the water, oilfield and mining industry. The product range of global water solutions includes products used in the key processes of industrial and municipal water treatment. The business is a leading supplier of products to clarify the raw water used for the production of drinking water, to treat the waste water stream and industrial process water, to protect desalination plants, cooling towers and boilers. We are the leading provider of inge® ultrafiltration membrane technology. Within our global oilfield solutions business, we help the oilfield service industry make efficient formulations. Our portfolio comprises products for the drilling and completion of oil wells as well as chemicals for continuous and cost efficient production of valuable oil and gas resources. We develop next generation of surfactants and polymers designed to support enhanced oil recovery (EOR) operations by means of chemical injection. Global mining solutions offer an extensive range of mineral processing reagents. Our strengths are in solid/liquid separation and solvent extraction; we also offer reagents for flotation, dispersing, agglomerating and others. Further information can be found at:

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