Ion Exchange (India) Ltd, a leader in Indian water treatment Industry offers total water management solutions for Industry, Homes and Communities. It is one of the very few companies in the world with a range of technologies, products and services that cover the entire spectrum of water and waste-water treatment. A subsidiary of British Permutit till 1985, it became a wholly Indian company when Permutit divested its holdings. Ion Exchange has three decades of experience in the manufacture of ion exchange resins and in the design and supply of treatment plants for water, process liquid and waste water. The company which concentrated more on Industrial sector occupies top slot in this sector. The company has also entered domestic household segment with its well known Zero-B brand of drinking water purifiers and water conditioners. Further it also entered public health sector, urban and rural, for infrastructural and community level drinking water treatment. Its product range includes water, process liquid and waste water treatment as well as recycling plants, using various physico-chemical processes for setting, clarification, filteration, disinfection, membrane and ion exchange technology, ion exchange resins, polymers and polyelectrolytes for water and non-water processes; boiler, cooling water and fireside treatment chemicals; Zero-B (bacteria) water purifiers which provides bacteria-free drinking water instantly and electrochlorinators for disinfecting water. More than 2000 plants have been supplied in India and abroad, of which over 400 installations are at thermal and nuclear power plants, fertilizer factories, refineries, and the petrochemical and other industries. The company has executed World Bank-funded projects worth over US $ 25 mln in India and many projects abroad in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Africa. The company has licensing agreements with some of the best known specialist water treatment companies in the US and Western Europe. It has an R&D centre which is recognised by the Department of Science and Technology. The company provides comprehensive consultancy services including water management surveys and detailed project reports, apart from a range of technical services. The company recently commissioned a second resin factory for anion manufacture. The company has diversified into financial services through IEL Finance, a subsidiary, which provides a wide spectrum of services in fund and fee-based areas. Ion Exchange Enviro Farms, another subsidiary is into commercial horticulture. On 19th Jan.'98, Ion Exchange Demag Ltd, a 50:50 joint-venture between Ion Exchange(I) and Mannesmann Demag of Germany was incorporated. Hydronautics Membranes India Limited and Ion Exchange Finance Limited (a subsidiary of the Company) was amalgamated with the Company. The Company has also decided to merge the businesses of Ion Exchange Environmental Services Limited (both 100 % subsidiaries) with the company to rationalise operations, reduce costs and increase profitability. The company is planning to develop Oil Field Chemicals, Refinery Process Chemicals,Chemicals for Pulp & Paper Mills and Ion Exchangers.