The RemBind technology was originally developed in 2010 by Ziltek, a technology company based in Adelaide, South Australia that develops and markets technologies for the global remediation industry.

The product was initially designed to bind up poly-aromatic hydrocarbons at gas works sites and was developed in collaboration with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australian Government’s leading national R&D organisation.

In 2015, independent testing by Air Services Australia showed the potential of RemBind to immobilise PFAS contaminants in soil collected from two fire-training grounds. After further product refinement, Ziltek demonstrated that RemBind had the unique capability to bind long-chain and short-chain PFASs, setting it apart from other adsorption reagents such as activated carbon and modified organoclays.

RemBind has since been validated in more than 50 independent trials worldwide and is now recognised globally as one of the leading immobilisation products for the remediation of PFAS contaminated soil.

Thousands of tonnes of PFAS impacted soil have been treated at full-scale in Sweden and Australia with regulatory sign off. Distributors have been assigned in the USA, Sweden and Germany and a new manufacturing plant was commissioned in Australia in 2018.

in 2019, due to growing market demand and diverging technology markets, the RemBind technology was transferred from Ziltek to a new entity RemBind. The new company will continue expansion plans for the technology into Europe and the USA and will retain its market leading position through innovation and strategic collaboration.

Dr Richard Stewart, co-founder of Ziltek, has been appointed as the Managing Director of RemBind to manage the growth of the business. Richard holds a PhD in molecular biology from the University of Adelaide and has professional business qualifications in Science and Technology Commercialisation from the University of Texas and in Product Innovation from the Harvard Business School. He is recognised globally as a leader in PFAS remediation.

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