Press release
July 1, 2021

modular process solutions AG to distribute Evonik’s PuraMem® organic solvent nanofiltration membranes in Europe 

m-PS will be the only distributor of Evonik’s PuraMem® trial products for OSN membranes in Europe.

  • Distribution start as of July 1st
  • modular process solutions AG as the only distributor for PuraMem® membranes in Europe
  • Agreement includes membrane flat sheets and modules


Essen, Germany. As of July 1st, modular process solutions AG (m-PS) and Evonik have signed a distribution agreement to jointly grow the market for Evonik’s PuraMem® organic solvent nanofiltration membranes (OSN). m-PS will be the only distributor of trial products for Evonik’s PuraMem® OSN membranes in Europe.

m-PS specializes in process solutions using thermal separation and membrane filtration technologies. The agreement includes all A4 membrane flat sheets as well as modules of the sizes 1.8”x12” and 2.5”x12”. Larger modules will be supplied by m-PS on a non-exclusive basis.

Evonik’s customers for PuraMem® membrane technology will be served via m-PS as of July 1st, 2021. They will receive products of exactly the same high quality and specification and benefit from m-PS’ service level.

Innovative separation technology with membranes

Evonik is a global leader in the field of organic solvent nanofiltration, an innovative technology for particularly efficient material separation in organic solvents. The group’s silicone coated composite membranes of the PuraMem® brand are used in processes such as the efficient recovery of valuable homogeneous catalysts, solvent recycling, or gentle processing of natural oils. In addition to high selectivity, Evonik’s membrane technology offers the benefit of lower energy consumption compared to conventional separation technologies. 

Company information

Evonik is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. The company is active in more than 100 countries around the world and generated sales of €12.2 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of €1.91 billion in 2020. Evonik goes far beyond chemistry to create innovative, profitable and sustainable solutions for customers. About 33,000 employees work together for a common purpose: We want to improve life today and tomorrow.

About Smart Materials

The Smart Materials division includes businesses with innovative materials that enable resource-saving solutions and replace conventional materials. They are the smart answer to the major challenges of our time: environment, energy efficiency, urbanization, mobility and health. The Smart Materials division generated sales of €3.24 billion in 2020 with about 7,900 employees.


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