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Flowrox expands in filtration with NovaTek acquisition

Finnish valve and pump manufacturer Flowrox Oy has bought NovaTek AB, a filtration technology company based in Södertälje, Sweden.

NovaTek filters are used in metallurgical industries to filter cadmium, cobalt, chlorine, copper and selenium. They can also be used in other applications, such as polishing of pickling acids in steel industry, pigment separation and washing, and in power plants in the separation of gypsum.

The acquisition complements Flowrox’s product offering, including filter maintenance and spare parts services and a growing range of automation and accompanying services.

“Flowrox aims to grow not only its existing core, valves and pumps business, but also selected strategic growth areas. With the acquisition of NovaTek, we are seeking to grow in the solid/liquid separation,” said Simo Manninen, Flowrox’s vice president of marketing.