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Crystal IS Wins Top Honor at the 2013 BlueTech Forum Water Technology Showcase
GREEN ISLAND, N.Y. - Wednesday, May 29th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Crystal IS today announced its win of the Disrupt-o-Meter™ Award at the 2013 BlueTech Forum in Amsterdam. Crystal IS was selected from a range of participants for the water sector award honoring innovative, industry-revolutionizing technology.

"We are thrilled to be recognized by this global forum composed of water industry leaders, market experts and our peers,” said Therese Jordan, SVP of Business Development at Crystal IS. "This honor signifies the global market’s confidence in our technology and its future impact.”

BlueTech Research monitors the global water market for companies with innovative and disruptive technologies and a strong go-to-market strategy. The Disrupt-o-Meter Award is given to the water technology company that has the highest potential to not only influence existing markets, but open up new markets because of its ability to be used in various applications.

Additionally, the award analyzes the company's business model and the quality of service provided with the technology. "BlueTech Research has long been tracking and analyzing the market potential for innovative and disruptive water technologies. We believe that the technology presented by Crystal IS represents one of the strongest opportunities in the technical space in the next 5 to 10 years, and are excited about the potential for LEDs in the market, particularly within the water space. UV LEDs represent one of the top five potentially disruptive water technologies, with the global UV water disinfection market worth $1.1Bn. UV LEDs have the potential to disrupt this market and access market share, and equally importantly, to open up new applications and markets previously inaccessible to conventional UV lamp technology,” stated Paul O’Callaghan, CEO of BlueTech Research.

Crystal IS reported record outputs of greater than 60mW for their UVC LEDs earlier this year. As part of this award, Crystal IS will have the opportunity to showcase their products in the 2013 WEFTEC Innovation Pavilion at the conference in Chicago, IL this October.


Crystal IS, Inc., an Asahi Kasei company headquartered in Green Island, New York, is the leading manufacturer of proprietary, high-performance UVC LEDs for monitoring, purification and sterilization applications in the water, food, air and healthcare industries. For more information, visit


Crystal IS, Inc.

Liz Solarek, 518-429-7380

Marketing Communications Specialist

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