Ecolab Expands Research Center in Brazil

  Ecolab Expands Research Center in Brazil

Complex doubles company’s research and development space to advance innovation
                      projects throughout Latin America

Business Wire

CAMPINAS, Brazil -- June 12, 2013

Ecolab, the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and
services, has expanded its Research, Development & Engineering (RD&E) Center
in Campinas, São Paulo. The expansion doubles the size of the RD&E facility to
1,300 square meters.

“Having RD&E teams in our major geographic markets helps ensure close
interactions with our customers and value chain partners,” said Dr. Larry
Berger, Ecolab executive vice president and chief technology officer. “Our
goal is to develop industry-leading solutions to make the world cleaner, safer
and healthier, to protect people and vital resources, and by doing this, help
our customers optimize their operations.”

One of 19 Ecolab research centers around the world, the Campinas facility has
several laboratories designed to meet the technological demands of the markets
Ecolab serves, including a lab for the development of solutions to increase
the efficiency and sustainability of oil and gas operations. The center also
has facilities to research new industrial water applications for the pulp and
paper, mining, sugar and brewing industries, and for the development of new
cleaning and sanitizing, and food and beverage processing solutions.

"The expansion of the Campinas research center is part of Ecolab's strategy to
keep pace with the strong growth of our business in Brazil and throughout
Latin America," said Jim White, Ecolab senior vice president and president,
Latin America region.

Ecolab’s recent merger with Nalco and the acquisition of Champion Technologies
and two local companies have significantly increased the company’s footprint
in Brazil, which now includes two manufacturing facilities.

White continued, "By working closely with our customers in Brazil and
throughout Latin America to develop solutions to meet their operational
challenges, our scientists will also help deploy existing technologies such as
3D TRASAR^® automation technology for cooling water, DryExx^® dry lubricant
for bottlers, PARETO™ mixing technology for the paper industry and the
innovative enzyme-based floor cleaner Wash 'n Walk^®.”

About Ecolab
A trusted partner at more than one million customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is
the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that
protect people and vital resources. With 2012 sales of $12 billion and 44,000
associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to
ensure safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use,
and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, healthcare,
energy, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around
the world.

For more Ecolab news and information, visit www.ecolab.com.

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Contact:

Ecolab Inc.
Roman Blahoski, 651-293-4385
MediaRelations@Ecolab.com
 
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