Hydranautics A Nitto Denko Company

Hydranautics, founded in 1963, entered the reverse osmosis (RO) water treatment field in 1970. Now one of the most respected and experienced firms in the membrane separations industry, Hydranautics has attained global recognition for providing innovative, cost effective solutions for the desalination and separation problems of the world. Hydranautics` ongoing commitment to research and technology has led to the development of a range of specialized membrane process designs.

Company details

Business Type:
Industry Type:
Water and Wastewater - Water Treatment
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
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Mission Statement
Hydranautics' mission is to be the recognized world leader in the membrane separation industry through innovative technology. We will offer a spectrum of membrane products and services which achieve the highest quality in the industry. We will employ ethical principles in our business relationships and act as a good corporate citizen in our communities. We will fairly reward our employees according to their contributions, and provide a satisfying work environment.

Since its founding in 1975, Hydranautics has been committed to the highest standards of technology research, product excellence and customer satisfaction. Hydranautics entered the reverse osmosis (RO) water treatment field in 1970, and is now one of the most respected and experienced firms in the membrane separations industry. Hydranautics became part of the Nitto Denko Corporation when it was acquired in 1987. Hydranautics corporate headquarters is located in the city of Oceanside, California in a 160,000 ft2 (1600 m2) manufacturing facility residing on 14 acres, all owned by Hydranautics.

Hydranautics' continuing commitment to research and technology results in the ongoing development of a range of specialized membrane products. Hydranautics' products are currently in use on seven continents throughout the world for such diverse applications as potable water, boiler feedwater, industrial process water, wastewater treatment, surface water treatment, seawater desalination, electronic rinse water, agricultural irrigation and pharmaceuticals.

Comprehensive customer service and support are available virtually around the clock and around the world. Hydranautics' global business base is supported by a network of worldwide sales offices throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia.
Hydranautics is the first membrane manufacturer to meet the highest quality standards with ISO 9001 Quality System Certification.

Both Hydranautics and Nitto Denko take pride in setting industry standards for technical excellence and product quality, and welcomes the opportunity to respond to your most challenging water treatment requirements.

Nitto Denko
Nitto Denko Corporation is a worldwide leader in the manufacturing of many high-tech products, all using Polymer Synthesis Technology. Nitto Denko was established in 1918 and has consistently pioneered new products, integrating numerous leading-edge technologies with their long-standing corporate expertise in synthesizing high polymer materials.

Nitto is comprised of four major business divisions serving a broad range of markets including optical media, semiconductors, flexible circuits, electrical insulation, packaging, insulation, automobiles, and healthcare. Nitto's worldwide presence comprises of 114 manufacturing and sales companies worldwide. At Nitto the focus is on developing a leadership position in products and applications which create value for our customers in three strategic areas: Environment, Electronics and Energy.

Research and Development
Utilizing two R & D centers in the U.S. and Japan, Hydranautics' consistent focus on technology continues to produce the most innovative and effective membrane products for the water treatment industry.

ISO 9001:2000 certified Quality Management System
This demonstrates our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction by achieving consistency and improving internal processes.

Three Manufacturing Facilities
Hydranautics has manufacturing locations in the U.S., Japan and China. These three facilities, in addition to our network of offices and warehouses spanning the globe, provide 24-hour technical and sales support with efficient and timely response to customer orders and requests.

Highest Performance Products
Hydranautics' ongoing commitment to the water treatment industry is exemplified by continuously pushing the envelope on membrane performance.