Solex Thermal Science acquires Econotherm

July 13, 2023
The acquisition expands Solex’s capacity to help customers reduce the primary energy consumed to produce industrial goods.
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Solex Thermal Science Inc., a Canadian-headquartered expert in thermal and bulk materials engineering, has announced that it has acquired Econotherm Ltd., a UK-based leader in waste heat recovery technology.

The acquisition expands Solex’s capacity to help customers reduce the primary energy consumed to produce industrial goods. The company has expertise in solids, liquids and gas heat exchange, and Econotherm’s solutions are welcome additions to the suite of products Solex offers.

“We at Solex are passionate about working with customers to understand their operational needs. Today’s announcement broadens our overall business portfolio to provide our global client base with an even deeper suite of best-in-class, sustainable solutions that align with their respective environmental, social and governance strategies,” said Lowy Gunnewiek, Chief Executive Officer for Solex.

Econotherm designs and manufactures heat pipes and exchangers for industrial waste heat recovery. The company focuses on difficult-to-recover heat that includes hot and/or dirty exhausts in industries such as automotive, metals, construction, food, mining, oil and gas, power generation and pharmaceuticals. Installed solutions include many “firsts of its kind” which have achieved successful energy savings in applications otherwise considered unsuitable for conventional equipment.

The company is also at the forefront of heat pipe research and development, having been recognized with green technology awards from Shell Oil and LLGA City Smart for its leading-edge developments. Econotherm has participated in a number of international EU- and UK-funded research and development projects where its deep expertise in heat pipes has contributed to new developments for industrial waste heat recovery solutions.

“Solex’s commitment to making a sustainable impact within the industries it operates aligns with our company’s trajectory of being a world-leader in today’s circular economy. Having the support of Solex will allow us to expand the reach of our patented heat recovery solutions and create a positive impact in the world around us,” said Mark Boocock, owner at Econotherm.

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