Ecolab launches new Global Chemical organisation

Source: press release, 28 July 2021

Global Chemical will leverage 100 years of Ecolab water and process experience to create new, streamlined approaches for the chemical industry
Global Chemical will leverage 100 years of Ecolab water and process experience to create new, streamlined approaches for the chemical industry (illustration: Ecolab)

Nalco Water, Ecolab’s water and process management business, has announced the formation of its new Global Chemical organisation. The move positions the company as a bolder partner to the global chemical industry by combining its Heavy Chemical and Downstream Chemical Process Industries (CPI) groups into a single unit to provide new streamlined and holistic approaches to water, carbon and energy challenges.

This new business organisation merges nearly 100 years of in-house industrial water and process water expertise, and it will combine them with new strategies that utilise new digital tools and circular economy tactics. This includes the use of transformative digital innovation to help our partners achieve their business goals, like improved operations, greater efficiency and reduced cost while moving towards a net-zero carbon and water footprint economy. Check out a video that helps explain the organisation here.

“Water scarcity will affect 70% of the global economy by 2030,” says Jeff Bulischeck, executive vice president & general manager, Primary Resource Sector, Global Industrial. “The global chemical sector includes some of the world’s most water-intensive industries, thus reducing water and waste stress for the chemical industries are key drivers behind our realignment. The new Global Chemical organisation unifies our expertise and resources into streamlined capabilities so we can focus entirely on meeting chemical customers’ evolving requirements for leading-edge sustainability solutions.”

The goals of the Global Chemical organisation include a focus on simplicity and diligence, as well as driving more intimacy between Ecolab and its customers to deliver productivity, global consistency, lower total cost of ownership and improved sustainability. The use of new technologies like predictive analytics, mixed reality, IoT, artificial intelligence and machine learning – as well as a focus on decarbonisation and plastic recycling – will factor heavily, bolstering the traditional chemistry prowess of Nalco Water.

“The industry has partnered with Nalco Water for its leadership in digital solutions. We have built a suite of digital ecosystems on ECOLAB3D™, an advanced predictive analytics platform that brings better insights to our chemical industry clients, enabling them to realise bigger results related to reliability, profitability and sustainability,” says David Lofstead, senior vice president and general manager, Global Chemical.

ECOLAB3D continues a rich history of innovation within the chemical industry, preceded by a suite of ground-breaking innovations that include OMNI™ for Amine Performance and Heat Exchanger, PURATE™, Acryl-Ex™ and ACTRENE™.