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Protea Chemicals and ION Exchange Safic (Pty) Ltd sign Memorandum of Agreement

Published: Thursday, 06 June 2024.


Protea Chemicals and Ion Exchange Safic (Pty) Ltd have signed a Memorandum of Agreement to bolster Protea Chemicals’ Water Care solutions through Ion Exchange Safic’s technologies, equipment, treatment programmes and services in Southern Africa, leveraging Protea Chemicals’ network of customers. This agreement will establish both Protea Chemicals and Ion Exchange Safic as key players in the African continent through their total water management solutions.


Raw water, wastewater, process and effluent water, utility and sewage treatment programmes have gone beyond chemicals focusing on reduction, recycling and reuse, highlighting the importance of Protea Chemicals’ partnership with an established technology partner like Ion Exchange Safic to elevate its offering of total water management. The partnership would also make available to customers, clean and safe drinking (potable) water, which is critical to human life and economic activities.


“We believe that access to safe drinking water is a human right. Protea Chemicals is committed to offering sustainable solutions that ensure safe drinking water and adequate sanitation. We are pleased about our partnership with Ion Exchange Safic as our strategic Watercare Technology partner and look forward to solving water challenges on the African continent.” said Joyce Jabane-Bauwens, General Manager for Watercare Solutions at Protea Chemicals.


“Ion Exchange Safic’s efforts are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 6, which aims to provide clean and safe water and sanitation for all. We are pleased about our new partnership with Protea Chemicals, and we are confident that through this partnership, we will leverage our expertise for the enhancement of society.” said Gourish Chakravorty, Chief Executive Officer for Ion Exchange Safic.




About Protea Chemicals


Protea Chemicals is a Division of Omnia Group, a JSE-listed diversified provider of specialised chemical products and services used in the mining, agriculture, and chemicals sectors.

Protea Chemicals is a leading chemical distributor and manufacturer in South Africa. Our company offers a wide range of specialty, functional, and effect chemicals and ingredients throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. The company offers customers solutions and value-added services, making it more than just a chemical supplier.


The Watercare Solutions sector positively impacts more than 100 million Africans daily to provide clean drinking water for all. Our goal is to be champions and enablers for clean, safe, drinking water and improved sanitation in communities across the continent.


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About Ion Exchange Safic (Pty) Ltd


Ion Exchange Safic (Pty) Ltd is a joint venture between Ion Exchange (India) Ltd and Safic (Pty) Ltd. The company offers cutting edge technologies in water and wastewater treatment including cleaning and maintenance chemicals, equipment and consumables to the South African market.


Ion Exchange is a pioneer of water treatment in India with a legacy spanning over six decades. With sales, production and service footprints across the world, Ion Exchange is a premier company in total water and environment management and is one of the very few companies worldwide with a complete range of solutions for water, wastewater management, solid waste management and waste to energy. Ion Exchange’s comprehensive technologies, products and services, enable its multidisciplinary teams of experts to cater not just to industries and municipalities but also to communities, institutions and homes.


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