Designed for a Challenge – New Dow Product Line Helps Maximize Industrial Water Recovery, Minimize Waste

EDINA, Minn - September 19, 2016 - Cost of water on the front end and discharge fees on the other end are squeezing industrial water users. Increasing water efficiency is a clear solution but facilities reusing and recycling must now treat water that is more fouled and more expensive to treat. To help alleviate these challenges in the market, Dow Water & Process Solutions, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), is introducing its new DOW FILMTEC™ FORTILIFE™ family of products to its reverse osmosis and nanofiltration portfolio. The DOW FILMTEC™ FORTILIFE™ product line is designed for a challenge, offering industrial users a reliable and affordable option to help solve their most challenging water needs. The product line was recognized with the “Best Technology Innovation Award” in the Membrane Category at Aquatech China 2016 and will be on display at WEFTEC 2016 in New Orleans from September 26 – 28.

"Our FILMTEC technology provides industry-leading reliability, exceptional cleanability and robust membrane. The new FORTILIFE family combines the benefits of our FILMTEC technology with advancements to help tackle the most challenging waters and applications,” said Yochai Gafni, RO business unit director for Dow Water & Process Solutions, “With the new product line, Dow can help you reduce water costs, achieve sustainability goals, minimize biofouling problems and move toward minimal liquid discharge (MLD)."

The product line consists of four new elements helping meet customer needs in challenging waters across various markets such as fossil power generation, chemical & petrochemical, steel & metal and textiles. The products include:

  • DOW FILMTEC™ FORTILIFE™ CR100 Element: engineered specifically for plants where biofouling is a problem. The element offers reduced cleanings up to 50%, improved cleaning results and lower energy costs up to 10%.
  • DOW FILMTEC™ FORTILIFE™ XC70, XC80 and XC-N Elements: offering advantages for plants looking to reduce costly concentrate waste, lower operating expenses and achieve MLD goals. Among the many advantages, these products will help maximize water recovery in MLD related applications and minimize daily operational expense.

About Dow Water & Process Solutions
The global leader in sustainable separation and purification technology, Dow Water & Process Solutions is making real progress 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, particle filters and electrodeionization products, with strong positions in a number of major application areas, including industrial and municipal water, industrial processes, pharmaceuticals, power, oil and gas, residential water and waste and water reuse. Follow Dow Water & Process Solutions on Twitter and LinkedIn, and visit our website for more information www.dowwaterandprocess.com.

About Dow
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven, 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 180 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. In 2015, Dow had annual sales of nearly $49 billion and employed approximately 49,500 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 product families are manufactured at 179 sites in 35 countries across the globe. On June 1, 2016, Dow became the 100 percent owner of Dow Corning Corporation’s silicones business, a global company with sales of greater than $4.5 billion in 2015, 25 manufacturing sites in 9 countries and approximately 10,000 employees worldwide. 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 www.dow.com.


For further information contact:

Katie Mann
Dow Water & Process Solutions
+1 952 914 1002
mann2@dow.com

Beth Crisafi
G&S Business Communications
+1 212 697 2600
bcrisafi@gscommunications.com