Blending water performance with the environment since 2006

The history of ODYSSEE Environnement started with five industrial water treatment experts who realized the challenges facing their line of work.

An adventure launched by a new professional conviction

ODYSSEE Environnement’s story is, above all, a tale of entrepreneurs who were united by a strong conviction related to water and its treatment in industrial applications. 

The company’s founders met at a water treatment firm, where they started talking about a hydroethical approach.

In 2006, when that company was sold to a bigger group, Laurent Ballu, Fabrice Chaussec, Dominique Jai, Jérôme Mougel and Marc Nardelli created ODYSSEE Environnement, with the support of Yves Mougel and Laurent Verdier, ODYSSEE’s very first shareholders.

Their goal was to roll out their professional conviction within a structure that would promote the innovative approach to the business that is hydroethics. They all firmly believed that it was possible to restore balance between water, industry and the environment, at no added cost. And they were right.

A magnetic story on every continent

Since 2006, out of an awareness of the environmental challenge of water footprints in industry, ODYSSEE Environnement has been committed to attracting complementary profiles, in order to devise a series of solutions and services targeting ethical water performance, covering training, innovation, production, distribution, etc.

Today, our field, lab, R&D, production, export and administrative teams employ a staff of more than 80 people.

Thanks to our distribution partners and our subsidiary ODYSSEE Mexico, ODYSSEE now has a presence in more than 30 countries.

ODYSSEE’s success stems from true collaboration, with everyone contributing to the development of hydroethics. For example, more than 20% of ODYSSEE’s employees are also shareholders.In fact, all of our shareholders are ODYSSEE hydroethicists.

Innovation at the heart of our hydroethical approach

ODYSSEE Environnement is rethinking water treatment as a whole: our teams invent, produce, suggest and roll out ever more innovative solutions for optimizing how water is used.

Our entrepreneurial history directly connects ODYSSEE to the first generations of film-forming amines. Now a leader in that technology, ODYSSEE is on the fifth generation of this innovation. ODYSSEE’s film-forming amines are exported around the world to protect metal from the effects of corrosion, while reducing the concentration of active ingredients in water, because the vast majority of those agents end up as deposits on the surfaces of water networks.

The compounds used in our fifth generation have an even lower environmental impact but are actually even more effective.

Inspired by an awareness of the urgent need to provide reliable alternatives to water treatment solutions that mainly use petrochemicals, our hydroethicists have launched further innovations that are decisive to the business sector, all of which came from ODYSSEE’s labs: a biosourced scale inhibitor, a 100% renewable biocide treatment, and the list goes on.

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