After Leushuis Projects & Engineering, specialized in liquid flow process systems, had acquired X-Flow shares, the two companies cooperated closely in the development and manufacturing of membrane products for different applications, notably a better and cleaner beer brewing solution.
In 1997, Norit purchased Leushuis as a strategic add-on to their activated carbon business. At the time of the acquisition, Leushuis owned about 80 percent of X-Flow. Norit and X-Flow were a perfect match, as activated carbon and membranes both play important parts in the water, food & beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Later that same year, Norit became the sole shareholder in X-Flow BV.
With customers in more than 150 countries, Norit had developed into a multinational company with a strong focus on innovation. As a membrane manufacturer, X-Flow became part of the Clean Process Technologies (CPT) division of Norit Holding B.V.
In 2000, Norit acquired STORK membranes and integrated STORK’s membrane portfolio in the X-Flow product range.