Aquasana’s drinking water filters, both countertop and under the sink, are said to be the first filtration appliances to earn certification to a new protocol developed by NSF International. The protocol is said to verify a water treatment device’s ability to reduce PFOA and PFOS to below the health advisory levels set by the EPA. In the past, PFOA had been used in the manufacturing process of some non-stick cookware.
A.O. Smith Corporation, a manufacturer of residential and commercial water heating equipment, water treatment and air purification products that acquired Aquasana in 2016, reported record sales of $2.69 billion in 2016. This was a 6% increase from 2015 and 8% when adjusted for the stronger U.S. dollar against the Chinese currency.
The Clorox Company reported sales growth of 4% and volume growth of 8% from continuing operations for its first fiscal quarter of 2017, ended September 30. In the first quarter, volume growth reflected increases in all segments, including its cleaning and lifestyle segments.
The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), in partnership with manufacturers of 17 refrigerator brands, will launch a campaign to educate consumers on the growing risk of unknowingly buying counterfeit and deceptively labeled water filters for refrigerators.
Primo Water Corporation has acquired Glacier Water Services, a provider of drinking water dispensed to consumers through self-service refill water machines. Under the definitive merger agreement, Primo will acquire all outstanding shares of Glacier.
Brita is joining the University of California at Berkeley in a combined effort to increase campus sustainability efforts while offering students and the broader campus community healthier beverage choices.
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