News

2017
X-PORE BV establishes X-PORE CEPAration BV for Licensing & Sales of Ceramic Membrane Technology

September 2015
X-PORE winner FACHMETALL AWARD 2015
According to Mr Holger Davin, director of FACHMETALL GmbH: “For the first time, this year’s Fachmetall PM Qualification Award was given to a company with a main focus outside the metals sector. X-PORE BV in Helmond, The Netherlands, develops porous ceramic membranes for water treatment and other technical applications. Recently, a new development has been started that aims at combining porous metal filters with a ceramic membrane surface structure.”

2014
X-PORE BV establishes X-PORE CONSUMER BV for Licensing & Sales of consumer products including Ceramic Nano-Silver Balls for drinking water conservation

2014
X-PORE BV establishes X-PORE MEMBRANES BV for Licensing & Sales of Membrane Technology

2012
Pilot Production and Development Facility (600 m2) @ Lage Dijk 29 B in Helmond
X-Pore 600 m2 facility Helmond

2012
CEramic PArtners BV establishes X-PORE BV for Development and Pilot Production of Porous Materials

2010 – 2011
Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President Hyflux Group (Singapore)

2009
Hyflux to acquire 100% of shares in Hyflux CEPAration.

2007
Hyflux buys out TNO and Stimulus and increases shares to 70%.

2006
Hyflux CEPAration category winner of Aquatech International Innovation Award (InoCep).
Category winner of Aquatech International Innovation Award

2006
Joint Venture with Hyflux Singapore, a leading water treatment company. Hyflux to acquire 51% of shares in Hyflux CEPAration.

2004
Stimulus Venture Fund (Eindhoven) to invest in CEPAration and acquire 33% of shares.

2001
Ceramic Partners BV increases share in CEPAration BV to 50%.

2001
Founding of CEPAration BV. Ceramic Partners BV acquires a share of 40%.

2001
Founding of Ceramic Partners BV.

1989
Technology Transfer of Tubular Ceramic Membranes from The Netherlands Energy Research Centre (ECN) to Hoogovens Steel Company in 1989.
X-PORE founder Dr Rinse A. Terpstra (middle) headed the Ceramic Membrane Group and the Ceramic Research Dept. at ECN.