KDF acquisition expands Kymera’s capabilities into the water treatment segment

November 13, 2023

KDF Fluid Treatment offers sustainable media for water and industrial treatment that consists of high purity copper-zinc formulations (Courtesy KDF Fluid Treatment/Kymera)
KDF Fluid Treatment offers sustainable media for water and industrial treatment that consists of high purity copper-zinc formulations (Courtesy KDF Fluid Treatment/Kymera)

Kymera International, a speciality materials company headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, has acquired KDF Fluid Treatment Inc, Three Rivers, Michigan, USA, a provider of sustainable media for water and industrial treatment systems. KDF’s media consists of high purity copper-zinc formulations and is used in pretreatment, primary treatment, and industrial applications.

“Kymera’s acquisition of KDF aligns with our strategic initiatives and positions us in a growing market segment, where our complimentary product capabilities in brass powder media will support significant expansion,” stated Barton White, Kymera CEO. “KDF’s unique industrial and commercial water treatment systems provide supplemental or replacement technology to dramatically extend product cycle life, decrease maintenance, reduce heavy metals, microorganisms and scale, and lower total costs. Their technology, history and strong customer partnerships have secured them a prominent presence in the industry, and we are excited to add their capabilities to Kymera’s portfolio, capitalising on growth and expansion into new markets.”

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Adam Shebitz, a Partner at Palladium Equity Partners, added, “The momentum at Kymera is accelerating, as the company continues to expand its value-added capabilities through organic and inorganic growth. The acquisition of KDF is an ideal fit for Kymera as it represents a specialty material solution with seamless vertical integration opportunities in a specialised and growing end-market.”

Issa Al-Kharusy, CEO of KDF, stated, “We are thrilled to continue expanding the KDF technology. We believe that our businesses are a natural fit and we are confident that the partnership will result in exceptional service for our current and ever-growing customer base. Kymera’s focus on specialty materials aligns with our unique offering and their track record of commercial and operational success positions KDF to support the growing water filtration market.”



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