Collaboration with KAUST to Focus on Evolving Filtration Needs of Industries and Utilities in the Middle East and Globally
PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., March 20, 2013 - 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.”
About Pall Corporation
Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL) is a filtration, separation and purification leader providing solutions to meet the critical fluid management needs of customers across the broad spectrum of life sciences and industry. Pall works with customers to advance health, safety and environmentally responsible technologies. The company’s engineered products enable process and product innovation and minimize emissions and waste. Pall Corporation is an S&P 500 company serving customers worldwide. Pall has been named a “top green company” by Newsweek magazine. To see how Pall is helping enable a greener, safer, more sustainable future, follow us on Twitter @PallCorporation or visit www.pall.com/green.
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) advances science and technology through bold and collaborative research. It educates scientific and technological leaders, catalyzes the diversification of the Saudi economy, and addresses challenges of regional and global significance, thereby serving the Kingdom, the region, and the world. As an independent, merit-based institution, KAUST’s pioneering matrix structure of academic divisions and interdisciplinary Research Centers enables top researchers from around the globe and across all cultures to work together to solve challenging scientific and technological issues. KAUST’s core campus, located on more than 36 million square meters on the Red Sea at Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, was inaugurated on the 23rd of September 2009. More information can be found at www.kaust.edu.sa.