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Maurice Buckley, CEO, NSAI, right, with Ed Storey, managing director, Chemifloc, after Mr Buckley presented Irish Standard Mark certificates at Chemifloc’s headquaters in Shannon. 


Shannon, Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009
Chemifloc ( the largest producer of water treatment chemicals in Ireland, has become the first chemical manufacturer on the island of Ireland to achieve the Irish Standard Mark in relation to three chemicals it supplies to local authorities for purifying drinking water.  Mr. Maurice Buckley, CEO of the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) presented the Company with their certificates at Chemifloc’s headquarters in Shannon today.


Chemifloc has achieved the Irish Standard Mark in relation to the processes it uses in the production of aluminium sulfate, iron sulfate and aluminium iron sulfate. These comply with the equivalent EN standards in each case and guarantee that Chemifloc produces these chemicals to the highest, internationally-recognised standards.


“At a time when the quality of drinking water is foremost in many people’s minds, following recent flooding incidents, we can provide drinking water producers – and ultimately the wider public – with complete confidence in the quality of the water treatment chemicals we produce. As the largest supplier in the land, we can also guarantee a continuity of supply for many weeks, made possible by our independent production facility in Shannon and immediate availability of up to 25,000 tonnes of liquid and solid raw materials from our dedicated storage facility at the nearby port of Foynes,” said Ed Storey, Managing Director, Chemifloc.


Speaking at the presentation, Maurice Buckley, CEO, NSAI said: “It is great, particularly in these difficult times, to see an Irish-owned company reach for and achieve such high standards. The fact that Chemifloc is the first company in Ireland to be awarded with the Irish Standard Mark for these chemicals is indicative of the company’s pioneering spirit since its establishment almost 30 years ago. Its commitment to continuing this spirit into the future is evidenced by its ongoing investment in the business, representing some €5m in recent years.”