KOCH MEMBRANE SYSTEM INC - USA
We meet and exceed the world’s filtration needs.
For half a century, KMS has been a world-class developer and manufacturer of innovative membrane filtration systems serving a global marketplace. We develop the finest filtration membranes, build custom and engineered systems for a broad array of industries, and provide superior technical and customer service support.
With a worldwide installed base approaching 20,000 systems, we continue to set the standard as an industry-leading membrane system provider. Our solutions are at work today in a wide variety of markets that include municipal and industrial water and wastewater processing; dairy, juice, and wine processing; industrial biotechnology; and many more. We help thousands of industries reduce their water footprint, increase productivity, and reduce costs.
We solve the world’s most critical water treatment challenges. Pure and simple.
In the last 50 years, membrane filtration has emerged as the leading separation technology for water and wastewater treatment. KMS has been at the forefront of its development. Today, growing global demand for clean water, more stringent regulatory issues, and increasing environmental concerns make membrane technology for water and wastewater treatment more relevant than ever.
KMS engineers can help you customize solutions to meet your municipal or industrial water and wastewater treatment needs. Our highly advanced water and wastewater treatment systems purify incoming water and clean outgoing wastewater for all types of facilities worldwide – producing water that’s pure enough for direct discharge or reuse.
Listening to customers has helped us develop the world’s most comprehensive and innovative family of membranes.
Serving a diverse range of industries and applications, we manufacture the largest array of membrane products in the industry, including microfiltration (MF), ultrafiltration (UF), nanofiltration (NF), and reverse osmosis (RO), in hollow fiber, spiral, and tubular configurations, using a variety of membrane chemistries.
We vigorously pursue economies of scale to bring you compact cartridge designs with maximum membrane area, improving flux, rejection, and longevity. For decades, companies have relied on us to meet any and every filtration requirement. And we’re ready to create a solution for you.
The Early Years
Koch Membrane Systems, Inc. was established in 1963 as a privately held company known as Abcor, Inc. Its charter was to develop and commercialize processes and equipment based on separation and purification technologies, which originated with scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The Shift In Focus
In 1970, the company added ultrafiltration membranes and systems to its portfolio of separation technologies, which proved to be so successful that all other separation technologies were abandoned. Since then, the company has concentrated entirely on membrane separation and has become a world leader in this field.
The growth of our original company was gradual but well focused. Koch Engineering Company, recognizing the commercial potential of these technologies at the outset, not only provided the seed capital to establish Abcor, but obtained minority ownership position. In 1977, Koch Engineering Company bought out the remaining shares, with Abcor becoming a wholly owned subsidiary. In 1981, the company became Koch Membrane Systems, Inc.
A Global Community
KMS is headquartered in Wilmington, Massachusetts, with offices throughout the world. With manufacturing plants in Wilmington, KMS has flourished thanks to our ongoing development of superior filtration products, as well as through acquisitions of leading companies in the field. Among the acquisitions were Romicon, Inc. (1991), Fluid Systems Corporation (1998), and Puron AG (2004).
Romicon's outstanding reputation was based on hollow fiber UF membranes and systems. Fluid Systems Corporation, now fully integrated into KMS, was one of the pioneers of commercial reverse osmosis and nanofiltration membrane products, which lead the industry for desalting brackish water and seawater for drinking purposes. This advanced desalination technology is also used for many industrial applications. Puron developed a submerged membrane bioreactor technology that shows great promise for both industrial and municipal wastewater treatment.
Leading Through Innovation
We manufacture UF, MF, RO, and NF membranes and systems in a variety of configurations including hollow fiber, spiral, and tubular shapes. We also sell equipment in a wide variety of global markets that include municipal drinking water, industrial wastewater, juice, dairy, wine, pulp and paper, automotive, pharmaceutical and biotech, sweeteners, and many, many more.