Improving the Economics of Membrane Applications through Technology Innovation

Memstar, a CITIC Envirotech Group Company, is a global leader in research, manufacturing, and application development of polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) hollow fiber membrane technology. Our extensive know-how of PVDF hollow fiber technology and large scale advanced manufacturing provides the highest value to our partners. As your global technology partner, we are able to provide the lowest overall cost solution to meet your needs.

Manufacturing facilities using highly automated & state of the art manufacturing processes are located in Singapore, China and USA. These facilities are certified to the 2015 standards for ISO9001 and ISO14001. Additionally continuous research, development, and pilot testing activities for next generation technologies are conducted in the Memstar Innovation Center, located in Singapore.

Memstar’s pressurized and submerged products are currently used at over 400 sites world-wide to treat more than 6,000,000 m3/day (1.6 billion gallons/day) in both industrial and municipal water and wastewater applications.

Leadership

Dr Ge Hailin
CEO Manufacturing

Dr Ge is responsible for the manufacturing, R&D, marketing and operations of the membrane division of the Group. Dr Ge has many years of R&D experience in conducting polymer, membrane materials and chemical engineering. Dr Ge graduated from Wuxi Institute of Light Industry, China in 1977 and obtained his Master in Chemical Engineering from East China University of Science and Technology, China in 1982. He was awarded a scholarship by Wollongong University, Australia to undertake his PhD study in chemistry and obtained his PhD in 1990.

Mr Brett Andrews
Chief Executive Officer
Memstar USA, Inc.

Mr. Andrews is responsible for the strategic direction and growth of the Group’s global membrane business and portfolio.  He has over 25 years of extensive management experience in all aspects of the membrane industry.  Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Andrews was Corporate Vice President at Nitto Denko and for over 10 years, he was the CEO/President of the subsidiary, Hydranautics, with overall responsibility for the global Nitto Denko membrane business.  Prior to Nitto Denko, Mr. Andrews was the business unit leader for Nalco Chemical Company and was responsible for the global membrane chemical business.  Mr. Andrews holds degrees in chemistry and polymer technology from North London and Thames Valley universities in the United Kingdom.

Dr. Hisao (Hack) Hachisuka,
Chief Technology Officer
Memstar USA, Inc.

Dr. Hachisuka is responsible for the manufacturing, R&D, Quality Assurance (QA), Quality Check (QC) and new membrane technology research for Memstar USA, Inc.   Dr. Hachisuka is a renowned expert in Reverse Osmosis (RO), Ultrafiltration (UF), Microfiltration (MF) and gas separation membrane technologies, with extensive experience and knowledge in the field of monomer synthesis, polymerization and physicochemical analyses.  Prior to joining the Company, Dr. Hachisuka was employed by Hydranautics – A Nitto Denko Group Company as Vice President of the membrane division.  During Dr. Hachisuka’s 27 years tenure at Hydranautics, he held a number of key managerial roles in QA/QC, global business development and membrane technology development where he was responsible for the development of a number of unique and innovative membrane technologies.  Dr. Hachisuka obtained his Masters degree (1987) and Ph. D. (1990) in Materials Science and Engineering from Nagoya Institute of Technology in Japan.

Dr. Bhasker Davé
Chief Operating Officer
Memstar USA, Inc.

Dr. Davé is responsible for the strategic planning, operations, sales, and business development for Memstar USA, Inc.  Prior to joining the Company, Dr. Davé was employed by Hydranautics – A Nitto Denko Group Company as Vice President of Sales and Marketing from 2009 to 2016. Prior to Hydranautics, Dr. Davé served in Nalco Chemical Company for more than 17 years, where his last position held was Global Marketing Manager for membrane chemicals. Dr. Davé obtained his Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Madras, Masters degree in Environmental Engineering from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University, and MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

History

2018 Complete Conroe Plant
2017 Complete Nantong plant
2016 Form Memstar USA
2015 Controlling stake by CITIC
2014 Merge with United Envirotech Limited (UEL), Form Beijing JV plant
2013 Complete Singapore plant
2012 Launch 3G-TIPS
2008 Complete Mianyang plant
2006 Launch NIPS fiber and modules
2005 Establishment