Controlling algae is a priority for renewed partnership in South Korea

Controlling algae is a key motivation for renewal of a long-term partnership to ensure clean water for South Korea.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – As a water-challenged nation, South Korea depends on rainfall harvested during the summer monsoon season. Keeping this water free of algae is critical to the country’s industrial and recreational facilities. Without proper treatment, algae can degrade water quality and clog filtration systems.

Controlling algae in South Korean waters is the primary mission of Soft Aqua Co. Ltd. For the past decade, Soft Aqua has partnered with Arkansas-based Earth Science Laboratories to deploy EarthTec®, a copper-based, liquid algaecide. The two companies recently renewed their long-term relationship with a contract extending EarthTec distribution rights for Soft Aqua in South Korea.

“We’re looking forward to working with Soft Aqua for another eight years,” said Earth Science Laboratories CEO, David Nicholas. “They believe in EarthTec and have invested heavily in infrastructure to treat algae blooms throughout South Korea.” Nicholas credited the ongoing partnership to free trade agreements with South Korea and praised Soft Aqua CEO, Heejung Jung, for expanding EarthTec’s distribution channels in the country.

Earth Science Laboratories Inc. develops advanced water treatment products. The company specializes in the treatment and prevention of algae and invasive species such as zebra mussels and quagga mussels. Soft Aqua Co. Ltd. is the exclusive distributor of EarthTec in South Korea. Soft Aqua distributes EarthTec for use in water management in South Korea.

EarthTec is EPA registered and NSF-Certified to Standard 60 as an additive to drinking water. For more information, visit Follow EarthTec on LinkedIn.