Dow Introduces new FILMTEC™ Residential Water Filtration Elements

  Dow Introduces new FILMTEC™ Residential Water Filtration Elements

    New 75 and 100 GPD elements help remove contaminants and impurities in
                           household water systems.

Business Wire

INDIANAPOLIS -- April 02, 2013

Dow Water & Process Solutions (DW&PS), a business unit of The Dow Chemical
Company (NYSE:DOW), today launched DOW FILMTEC™ Reverse Osmosis (RO) 75 and
100 gallon per day (GPD) home drinking water membranes at the WQA (Water
Quality Association) Aquatech USA 2013 conference and exhibition.

The FILMTEC RO membranes are Dow’s latest innovation to facilitate potable
water that tastes better, smells better and has fewer impurities to help bring
clean drinking water to homes in water stressed areas.

The new DOW FILMTEC elements help remove contaminants that can lead to health
risks, and reduce impurities such as calcium, magnesium, and iron. With a
stabilized salt rejection rate of 99 percent at 75 GPD and 98 percent at 100
gallons per day, in standard sizes (1812 configuration), DOW FILMTEC
BW-60-1812-75 and TW30-1812-100HR home drinking water elements offer premium
water – faster. The new 75 GPD membrane uses new Dow membrane chemistries
which have been customized to maximize element performance. The 75 and 100 GPD
elements offer a balance of flow and high rejection, producing more water with
20 percent higher flow rates at standard test conditions.

“DOW FILMTEC residential elements are reliable, consistent and high quality,”
said Chrys Fernandes, strategic marketing manager- residential and commercial
at DW&PS. “Dow is committed to helping OEMs and brand owners meet the rising
consumer demand for better in-home water treatment systems, and facilitate
cleaner, safer, better tasting water to homes in water-stressed areas.”

DOW FILMTEC residential elements feature longer lifetimes that can potentially
reduce operating costs for OEMs and brand owners, as well as National Safety
Foundation (NSF) safety certification and the ability for NSF data transfer to
help reduce certification costs. Fully automated manufacturing facilitates
consistent, high-quality elements, while dry shipping offers convenient
handling and longer shelf-life.

DOW FILMTEC RO elements are manufactured in an ISO certified facility in the
United States. They are NSF/ANSI 58 listed for material safety requirements,
which means their safety and performance have been evaluated by NSF
International, the leading global provider of public health and safety risk
management solutions. NSF is an independent, not-for-profit organization that
tests millions of consumer, commercial and industrial products around the

With more than 30 years of experience in water treatment, Dow is a leading
supplier to companies that design, build, service and distribute home water
treatment systems. Dow’s reverse osmosis solutions are relied upon by
hospitals and pharmaceutical companies for pure water. Dow passionately
innovates to bring clean home drinking water and more sustainable solutions to
those in water-stressed regions to help solve water scarcity issues around the

Reverse osmosis is among the most effective technologies for removing
perfluorochemicals (PFCs), trace pharmaceuticals and disease-causing bacteria
and viruses from drinking water.

About Dow Water & Process Solutions

The global leader in sustainable separation and purification technology, Dow
Water & Process Solutions is making a clear impact in the world. We’re helping
to make water safer and more accessible, food taste better, pharmaceuticals
more effective and industries more efficient and spearheading the development
of sustainable technologies that integrate water and energy requirements. Dow
Water & Process Solutions offers a broad portfolio of ion exchange resins,
reverse osmosis membranes, ultrafiltration membranes and electrodeionization
products, with strong positions in a number of major application areas,
including industrial and municipal water, industrial processes,
pharmaceuticals, power, residential water and waste and water reuse. More
information about Dow Water & Process Solutions can be found at

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately
innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry
and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of
the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water,
renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural
productivity. Dow's diversified industry-leading portfolio of specialty
chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a
broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in
approximately 160countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics,
water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In 2012, Dow had annual sales of
approximately $57billion and employed approximately 54,000people worldwide.
The Company's more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 188sites in
36countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The
Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise
expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at


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