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Pall Corporation (NYSE:
PLL), a global leader in filtration, separation and purification technologies, announced today that it has teamed with the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia to drive advances in water treatment, alternative fuels, and other areas of critical importance to communities and businesses in the Middle East and around the globe. As part of the KAUST Industry Collaboration Program (KICP), Pall will participate in research relating to filtration, separations, and purification technologies.
KICP is a membership-based program aimed at fostering strong and productive partnerships with industry. As an integral component of KAUST Economic Development (ED), KICP maximizes the effectiveness of industrial collaboration within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and internationally by engaging key partners. KICP supports ED’s goal of translating knowledge into economic growth and job creation.
“Pall has been a technology leader in filtration and separation for decades,” said Dr. Brian Muellers, senior vice president of Industrial R&D at Pall. “By becoming part of this collaboration, we can match our deep technical and commercial knowledge with the research capabilities at KAUST and its partners to help further efforts in high-growth areas that will only become more critical in the coming years.”
Pall expects to collaborate with multiple research centers and other industrial partners in a wide variety of research initiatives. Pall will complement the extensive and well-equipped laboratory facilities at KAUST with applications expertise, separations materials and pilot scale systems to develop well-focused and commercially sustainable solutions to challenging separations problems.
“The Middle East is an important growth market for Pall,” said Ruby Chandy, president, Pall Industrial. “Our sales in the Middle East have more than doubled in the last four years. This collaboration illustrates our continued commitment to meeting the current and evolving needs of the region’s industries and utilities.”