Ecolab Inc., St. Paul, Minn., changed the name of Nalco, its water and process services business, to Nalco Water to more clearly communicates the company’s water management expertise.

“Nalco Water brings unparalleled water management expertise to customers around the world,” says Christophe Beck, Ecolab executive vice president and president of Nalco Water. “Water is integral to our customers’ key processes, and as demands on the world’s limited fresh water resources increase, Nalco Water’s role in helping customers enhance productivity and improve product quality while using less water and energy will be more important than ever.”

Nalco Water provides water and process services to customers in a range of industries, including food and beverage, buildings and institutions, manufacturing, paper, power and more.

Nalco Water will continue to deliver total water management solutions such as 3D TRASAR Automation Technology through a comprehensive approach that minimizes water use to maximize operational performance.

“The demand for fresh water is expected to grow by 40% by 2030, placing pressure on businesses to rethink how they manage their water,” Beck says. “To address these challenges, businesses around the world are setting ambitious water goals. Nalco Water and Ecolab are partnering with those businesses to reduce, reuse and recycle water to help achieve their goals and preserve natural resources.”

Nalco Water, which is headquartered in Naperville, Ill., merged with Ecolab in 2011. The name change will not affect Nalco Champion, Ecolab’s energy services business.