Company Overview

Driving sustainable growth

Deteriorating water quality is a major global problem, driven by climate change, population growth and increasing levels of pollution.

  • Excess nutrient levels result in eutrophication
  • Harmful toxins are a threat to marine habitats, animals and humans
  • Generates high levels of carbon dioxide
  • Significant economic costs

Phoslock Environmental Technologies (PET) is a global leader in the treatment and remediation of water, particularly where impacted by excessive levels of phosphorus.

High phosphorus levels often result in eutrophication and are one of the major contributors to water pollution around the world, driven by increased urbanisation, agricultural run-off and global warming.

Our flagship product, Phoslock®, was originally developed by the Australian national science agency (CSIRO). This proprietary technology binds phosphorus and enables it to settle in an environmentally benign state. It has been extensively assessed by independent experts as having distinct advantages over competitive treatments.

The Phoslock technology is now being expanded into international markets, with additional technical and sales resources and a focused marketing strategy. A revised R&D program is generating product extensions that allow further diversification into new market segments.

We take a multifaceted solutions approach to water remediation, using products and engineering techniques to achieve healthy waterways for the communities that rely on them.
PET was established in 2002 and is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX:PET).

Our vision

We aspire to be the trusted partner of choice to remediate and manage fresh water in all our chosen markets.


We are achieving our vision by:

  • designing a management strategy specifically for individual water bodies.
  • providing products such as Phoslock®, zeolite, bacterial agents.
  • offering a complete service from the initial sampling, diagnosis, application, engineering and post treatment monitoring and reporting.
  • manufacturing blended products to combat a variety of problems.
  • applying products to water bodies using application equipment designed for the individual situations.

Production

PET has a purpose-built factory measuring over 6,000sqm, located in the Chinese economic zone of Changxing (150km from Shanghai), the new factory also now incorporates our  Engineering department, Chemical research and New Product Development.

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Freshwater eutrophication has been estimated to cost the U.S. economy US$2.2 billion annually (Dodds et al, 2009) while in the U.K. these costs have been estimated at between US$105-160 million (Pretty et al, 2003).

A survey of the state of the world’s lakes by the International Lake Environment Committee (ILEC) in 1993 found that 54% of the lakes in Asia were eutrophic, while in Europe and North America, the percentages were estimated at 53% and 48% respectively.