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Our Technology Helps Prevent the Spread of Covid-19

Our Technology Helps Prevent the Spread of Covid-19

With the current pandemic, large amounts of disinfectants are needed to prevent the spread of the virus. Permascand’s technology can be very helpful in facilitating this.

“By using our technology, we can produce mobile equipment for the production of a chlorine solution to be used for surface disinfection,” says Peter Lundström, CEO at Permascand.

When the Covid-19 pandemic broke out, Permascand’s R&D department began work on modifying existing water purification technology. The electrochemical cells that normally purify a vessel’s ballast water can now also be used to produce disinfectants.

The cells are mobile, and this means that, for example, hospitals and other health care facilities, along with transport hubs, can produce the amount of disinfectant they need on site.

“We are currently looking into the possibility to offer a test equipment to Sundsvall Hospital, which is the hospital closest to our head office in Sweden,” says Lars Nyman, Sales Director for Permascand’s Department of Water Treatment Systems.

The new application area for Permascand’s technology has been highlighted by the Västernorrland County Governor, who has classifed the company as socially beneficial through a Letter of Consideration.

“As a company, we feel a great responsibility to contribute to this global crisis, which will affect us for a long time to come. Since our production at 95 percent goes to export, we have developed logistics solutions to get our technology out to the world,” explains Peter Lundström, CEO at Permascand.

Permascand will immediately donate 350 liters of hand sanitizer and a large number of face masks to Sundsvall’s hospital and the municipality of Ånge.

“We have excess hand sanitizer and the face masks have been sent to us through a business partner in China,” explains Viktoria Lindstrand, Global Marketing Director. “It feels good that we can somehow contribute to a situation that affects us all.”

Permascand’s know-how is part of the green transition

Permascand’s know-how is part of the green transition

Permascand’s business in the field of water purification technology continues to grow. In September 2019, Permascand proudly won the largest order in its history, valued at more than 223 million SEK (Swedish Kronor).

“It’s great fun that our investments are so timely,” says Peter Lundström, CEO. “Especially as the purpose of ballast water purification has a clear environmental focus by preventing organisms from spreading from their natural propagation areas and therefore threatening the biodiversity of the oceans.

“We see this as an important step on the road towards the green change that the world is embracing. Permascand’s vision is to become the number one global independent provider of electrochemical solutions for green technologies.”

In line with that, Permascand’s electrowinning technology is one of the foundations for efficient copper and nickel extraction, a method that reduces our customers’ energy consumption by 10%. Additionally, the company has recently launched a new brand, Norscand®, an electrochemical cell used in the extraction of lithium – an important component of batteries for electric cars, amongst other things. As pioneers of DSA technology, Permascand has also enabled customers to replace lead and graphite with titanium anodes.

“We calculated how much of the world’s energy consumption has decreased thanks to our electrochemical coatings,” explains Peter Lundström. “Since 1971, it corresponds to Sweden’s total electricity consumption for one year.”

At the end of September, Permascand also passed its previous year’s sales record with a total of 323 million SEK in sales.

“We have prepared for large volumes of production and continue to grow by 50% annually,” explains Peter Lundström. “Now we are approaching a turnover of half a billion.”

In the production units in Ljungaverk, large investments have been made based on modern technology and functionality. Continued development of the business involves, among other things, competence development, optimization of processes to reduce emissions and material consumption.

“For every day that we bill, we now set sales records,” says Peter Lundström.

New CFO

New CFO

From the 3 september we have a new CFO at Permascand. Linda Ekman is here name.
Linda has the latest years work as a CFO at NP3 Fastigheter.
Welcome Linda to Permascand!

 

Grand opening for major investmenton water treatment systems

Grand opening for major investment
on water treatment systems

Get ready for a new assembly line, state-of-the-art workshop and multifunctional production of electrochemical cells for water treatment. Permascand’s expertise and experience in catalytic coating is now being undertaken in a major investment to provide the maritime industry with efficient systems for the treatment of ballast water.

“It feels very good that our products contribute to an improved environment for the world’s oceans,” says CEO Peter Lundström.

The commitment to becoming world leader in customized electrochemical cells continues. Based on a new international regulatory framework, the needs of the shipping industry are currently in focus.

“The Ballast Water Convention, which entered into force in the autumn of 2017, accelerated the demand for our electrochemical cells for water treatment,” explains Lars Nyman, Sales and Business Development Manager.

Get a glimpse of the grand opening of the new Water Treatment Systems workshop:

Around 120 employees, board members, suppliers, municipal officials and customers attended the celebration of Water Treatment’s new modern workshop.

The purpose of the Ballast Water Convention is to prevent organisms from spreading from their natural propagation areas and threatening the biodiversity of the oceans. Permascand’s electrochemical cell for water treatment is certified and meets international requirements. And the market has great potential.

“The total fleet in the world consists of about 45,000 vessels, all of them need to ensure that they comply with the rules,” explains Lars Nyman.

In addition, between 1,000 and 2,500 new ships are being built each year.

“It feels good that our products are a piece in the puzzle in the effort to ensure and improve the environment in the world’s ocean,” says CEO Peter Lundström.

“Our new workshop is really different in many ways. We show that we maintain high quality, focus on health and safety at the same time and visualize our core values. ”

Peter Lundström, CEO of Permascand.

 

“This is only the beginning.”

Lars Nyman, Sales and Business Development Manager Permascand

“Permascand is an engine for the municipality. This venture on Water Treatment Systems shows the way for other companies, and attracts skills.”

Annelie Axelsson, Corporate Responsible Ånge Municipality

Permascand has been developing the water purification technology since 2001. Many experienced and qualified employees have made this successful development journey together. When the new assembly line opened under festive forms in June 2018, it ensured high levels of competence and high quality in production. As an example all cells are pressure tested with recycled water in a closed system.

“We have invested heavily in a modern, safe, and world class working environment that also embrace our core values ‘Right from us to you’ and ‘Safety starts with me’,” says Lars Nyman. “The workshop has been refurbished into a bright and visually appealing workplace where we currently have a production flow of up to eight cells per shift – or 2000 per year.”

“Permascand is a big and impressive company. As a supplier, we hope that they will grow even bigger and broaden their markets.”

Mr. Chen and Mr Cao, Baoji Hongyi Titanium, China

Permascand’s business model is to collaborate with customers and develop customer-specific electrochemical cells. Because renovation and recoating are part of the process, it imposes quality requirements.

“We want to develop long-term and sustainable thinking together with our customers,” says Peter Lundström. “Now we take another step in that direction.”

 

For questions and more information contact:

Peter Lundström, CEO 
tel. +46 73 028 14 76
peter.lundstrom@permascand.com

Lars Nyman, Sales and Business Development Manager
tel. +46 70 668 56 05
lars.nyman@permascand.com