News | July 3, 2014

Dow FILMTEC Goes Tankless

FILMTEC 500 GPD residential RO elements help ensure water safety, allow better water utilization and improve user experience

Dow Water & Process Solutions (DW&PS), a business unit of Dow, introduced a new member to the DOW FILMTEC Reverse Osmosis (RO) product family with 500 gallons per day (GPD) residential drinking water elements. The new element was showcased during Aquatech China 2014, June 25-27, at the Shanghai World Expo and Convention Center.

A leader in the water treatment industry for more than 30 years, DW&PS featured technologies that help increase water supply and contribute to China’s drive towards green GDP, helping “Make Real Progress.” The FILMTEC 500 GPD residential RO elements will help improve the livelihood of Chinese residents through advanced membrane technology.

“Residents in China are seeking technologies to ensure their home drinking water is pure and safe,” remarks Christina Fang, Greater China commercial director for Dow Water & Process Solutions. “The new FILMTEC 500 GPD residential RO elements does exactly that. It provides a reliable water stream under a wide range of water conditions. The high flow design of the product enables OEMs to use a tankless design for their water purification units, reducing risks for bio-fouling. In addition, its high salt rejection can help ensure water safety as people in China face various drinking water challenges.”

FILMTEC 500 GPD residential RO elements are Dow’s latest innovation to facilitate the production of high-quality safe potable water. These robust elements use a new membrane chemistry, which maximizes performance through balanced flow and high rejection, all in a compact, space-saving design that allows for consistent quick refill with no intermediary tank. The new membrane chemistry is also more sustainable in that it helps utilize water more efficiently, leading to increased system recovery.

“FILMTEC residential RO elements will help produce potable water that tastes better, smells better and has fewer impurities to help bring clean drinking water to greater Asia,” said Lance Johnson, global business director for RO and Asia Pacific commercial director of DW&PS. “We combine the power of science and technology with our global resources and localized expertise to develop water treatment technologies, such as the FILMTEC 500 GPD RO elements, which offer a sustainable solution to combat global water scarcity.”

The new FILMTEC 500 GPD joins Dow’s other residential RO products, including FILMTEC 75 GPD, which was introduced in 2013 featuring the highest salt rejection that the industry has seen so far.

About Dow Water & Process Solutions
A 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, fine particle filters 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. For more information, visit www.dowwaterandprocess.com.

About Dow
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 the intersection of chemical, physical and biological sciences 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 2013, Dow had annual sales of more than $57B and employed approximately 53,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 products are manufactured at 201 sites in 36 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. For more information, visit www.dow.com.

SOURCE: Dow Water & Process Solutions