Fibracast is the global innovator and manufacturer of the advanced MBR membrane, FibrePlate™

Products, Technology, People

Learning from the old but forging ahead with the new, innovation is all about trying when others simply conform. FibrePlate™ is the result of people imagining what a membrane should be and not what others are willing to accept. FibrePlate™ raises the bar on performance with its unique membrane design while delivering great customer experience through the support and dedication of the people behind it.

OUR HISTORY

Fibracast was started in August of 2010 by the original pioneers and innovators of immersed Hollow Fiber technology. Their intent was to solve the most common problems still plaguing conventional UF technology today. Membrane designs have not changed over the past 20+ years and Fibracast knew that a simple design modification or introduction of a new aeration technique was not the answer; a complete membrane redesign was needed. Starting with a clean slate and over 25 years of global operational experience, Fibracast set out and created a new and innovative membrane technology called FibrePlate, solving the problems of the past and challenges of the future. FibrePlate’s unique hybrid design approach integrates the best of hollow-fibre and flat plate technologies into a single membrane offering resulting in performance and operations unmatched by others. FibrePlate, the next generation in membrane performance!

FibrePlate™

FibrePlate™ is manufactured within a world class facility taking full advantage of today’s production technologies. Re-imagining what membrane performance should be starts with the tools to produce it. Conventional membrane design, developed 20 years ago, was limited based on the technologies available to produce it. Today, using modern technology, there are no limits. Tolerances, quality and accuracy needed to produce FibrePlate, is easily achieved with the aid of robotics, optical encoding, lasers and artificial intelligence, making the once impossible, possible.

“incredible technology can be developed, but not realised, if the technology to produce it does not exist.”

Drawing on over 25 years of research, engineering and global operations, Fibracast set out to solve the ongoing client problems of:

  • Fiber breakage
  • Sludging
  • High cleaning frequencies
  • High operation costs

The result, FibrePlate™. An innovative membrane offering, combing Hollow Fiber and Flat Plate UF membrane technology into a new hybrid solution. Today, Fibracast manufactures the FibrePlate™ membrane at its world class state-of-the-art manufacturing facility located in Hamilton, Ontario.

LEADERSHIP

Diana Benedek

(Board Member and CEO)

  • Former COO of Anaergia
  • Former Senior Vice President Municipal Division Zenon Environment
  • Led development, design and R&D of ZeeWeed Membranes
  • Commercialized ZeeWeed membrane offerings within NA and International markets

Steve Watzeck

(Chairman and CCO)

  • Former CEO and current Board member of Anaergia Inc.
  • Past President and General Manager of Zenon Environment Inc.
  • Past President and General Manager of Engineered Systems at GE Water and Process Technologies
  • 20+ experience developing and leading global sales and operations within the water/wastewater industry

Andrew Benedek

(Board Member)

  • Founder, Chairman & CEO of Anaergia Inc.
  • Founder and former CEO of Zenon Environmental Inc.
  • Established Zenon Environmental Inc., the world’s largest ultra-filtration and membrane bioreactor company (prior to GE Water Acquisition)

Hani Kaissi

(Board Member)

  • CFO Anaergia
  • Former Product Management and Project Controls Leader GE Water
  • Former Senior PM and Financial Controller of Zenon Environmental Inc.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING

We had two engineering firms, a government agency and the City all do individual assessments of five different membrane suppliers looking at CAPEX, OPEX and operational benefits. Fibracast was the unanimous decision. We believe in the company and their technology.

Dale Scott, Manager of Water and Wastewater Utilities, City of Selkirk, Manitoba
Cloacina initially chose to utilize Fibracast membranes because of the disruptive advances they made in an otherwise complacent segment of the wastewater industry. We continue to use their product because it delivers what they initially promised.
Troy Ellison, CEO, Cloacina, California
Fibracast was selected to replace our original membranes due to significant footprint and energy savings plus their unique operational robustness. Based on almost 2 years of proven performance, we are doing a second project with Fibracast.
Todd Temen, Wastewater Plant Superintendent, City of Delphos, Ohio
Please pass my congratulations to the team. Really you process 3 times the flow in half the footprint. Not hard to figure out you guys are on to something remarkable.
Percy Nolan’s, ESG Operations Manager
The Sterling Natural Resource Center is an opportunity to embrace the advancements of wastewater treatment, together with Fibracast and the project team we are making a commitment to the next generation of membrane technology.
John Mura, General Manager/CEO, East Valley Water District
East Valley has set out to construct a state-of-the art facility, true to this effort we have committed to using the membranes of the future.
Jeff Noelte, Director of Engineering and Operations, East Valley Water District