Ecolab Acquires Purolite

October 29, 2021 Ecolab Acquires Purolite

Ecolab Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire Purolite, a global provider of high-end ion exchange resins for the separation and purification of solutions.

The acquisition, an all-cash transaction valued at approximately US$3.7 billion, increases Ecolab’s offerings of purification and separation solutions for critical industrial markets like microelectronics, nuclear power, and food and beverage. Per the terms of the transaction, Purolite will operate as a separate global business unit and its overall results will be reported within Ecolab’s life sciences division. The deal is subject to regulatory clearance and other customary closing conditions and is expected to be finalized by the end of the year.

About Ecolab
With annual sales of US$15 billion and more than 49,000 associates, Ecolab Inc. specializes in cleaning, sanitizing, food safety, and infection prevention products and services in more than 170 countries. For more information, visit