John Zink Company Affiliate Acquires German Supplier of Thermal Oxidation Systems

TULSA, Okla., Dec. 1, 2005 - A John Zink Company, LLC affiliate has acquired Germany-based KEU GmbH, the companies announced today. KEU, based in Krefeld, supplies thermal oxidizers and heat recovery systems for the pharmaceutical and chemical industries.

Terms of the sale between John Zink GmbH and KEU were not disclosed.

"The addition of KEU to John Zink allows us to offer improved environmental solutions," said Stephen Pirnat, president of John Zink Company, LLC. "John Zink's state-of-the-art research and development resources, combined with KEU's extensive incineration technologies will enable us to augment the cutting-edge combustion and environmental systems we supply to our customers."

John Zink will market products that were developed by the individual companies.

"With the acquisition of KEU, we gain a highly proficient, multi-disciplined team of professionals that will enhance John Zink's capacity to design next-generation combustion technologies," said Doug Harckham, vice president of European operations at John Zink.

John Zink will offer the Combustor(TM) waste gas combustion system, which destroys gaseous streams from chemical and pharmaceutical production processes; thermal oxidizers for gaseous and liquid residues; catalytic waste gas clean-up systems; recuperative systems; high temperature gas exchangers; and direct and indirect air heaters.

John Zink Company, LLC is a leading provider of environmental solutions, advanced combustion systems and breakthrough technologies worldwide, servicing a wide range of global markets. John Zink branded products include JZ­® thermal oxidizers, flares, process burners, duct burners, and vapor control systems; KALDAIR® flares; TODD® boiler burners; and GORDON-PIATT® boiler burners. John Zink Company is a Koch Chemical Technology Group, LLC company. To learn more about John Zink, visit

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