14.01.03

14.1.2003: Meldung: Corning to Supply Filters to Ionics

Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW - News) and Ionics, Incorporated (NYSE: ION - News) announced today an agreement for the supply of Corning ceramic membrane liquid filters to Ionics for the food and beverage processing industries.

The multi-year agreement further enhances Ionics" integrated membrane systems approach for these markets.

Ionics will incorporate Corning"s advanced ceramic membrane filters into their process membrane systems for food and beverage processing applications. Ionics will be the exclusive supplier of these advanced filters in food and beverage applications in North America, South America and Western Europe. The filter types include 0.2 um, 0.01 um, and 0.005 um ceramic membrane filters used for microfiltration (MF) and ultrafiltration (UF).

"The agreement with Corning helps Ionics offer our customers an even broader range of purification options," said Stephen Messinger, business manager of Ionics" Food Center of Excellence. "With the addition of Corning ceramic membrane filters to our toolbox, we can couple our advanced membrane systems with one of the most effective filters available to offer food and beverage customers a clearly superior processing solution."

"We are pleased that Ionics has chosen our ceramic membrane filters for their high-performance membrane systems," noted Stephen P. Suttle, vice president and general manager, Corning Environmental Technologies. "We look forward to the opportunity to work with Ionics to further enhance our filters" benefits to their customers."

Corning manufactures and markets advanced ceramic membrane filters to clarify, separate and decontaminate liquids. They are currently used in a variety of applications including food and beverage processing, as well as in the semiconductor, petrochemical and wastewater treatment industries.

Corning ceramic membrane filters are based on technology the company invented in the early 1970s that made possible the introduction of automobile catalytic converters. That invention - the cellular ceramic substrate - is now the standard for catalytic converters worldwide.

About Ionics

Established in 1948, Ionics, Incorporated (www.ionics.com) is a global separations technology company involved in the manufacture and sale of membranes, equipment and own-and-operate services for a variety of liquid separations needs ranging from water purification and water/wastewater recovery to brine clarification. For many years, Ionics has applied its advanced membrane-based technologies in food and dairy applications such as the demineralization of cheese whey to make a major ingredient used in infant formula. Ionics" revenues for 2001 were $466.7 million.

About Corning

Established in 1851, Corning Incorporated (www.corning.com) creates leading-edge technologies that offer growth opportunities in markets that fuel the world"s economy. Corning manufactures optical fiber, cable and photonic products for the telecommunications industry; and high-performance displays and components for television, information technology and other communications-related industries. The company also uses advanced materials to manufacture products for scientific, semiconductor and environmental markets.



Contact:

Corning
(Business Media Relations)
M. Elizabeth Dann, 607/974-4989
dannme@corning.com
or (Trade Media Relations)
J. Robert Jones, 607/974-4898
jonesjr@corning.com
or
Ionics
Francine S. Bernitz, 617/926-2510, ext 312
fbernitz@ionics.com
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