News | June 11, 2015

Dow Increases Water Treatment Efficiency With New XP Fiber


New IntegraFlux Ultrafiltration Modules with XP Fiber deliver increased efficiency, productivity and reliability to lower the cost of water

Launched at Aquatech China this week, Dow’s next generation industrial and municipal ultrafiltration water treatment modules are already bringing in the accolades, receiving the show’s “Best Technology Innovation Award” in themembrane category. The IntegraFlux Ultrafiltration (UF) Modules from Dow Water & Process Solutions, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company feature XP Fiber, a high-performance, breakthrough fiber that delivers high quality water at a lower cost.

With up to 35 percent higher permeability[1] than previous generation ultrafiltration fiber, XP Fiber provides higher flux, higher water recovery, lower waste, and reduced energy use – providing industry leading productivity with a small footprint.

“The new XP Fiber boosts UF productivity and efficiency while helping to lower capital and operating expenses – ultimately improving water treatment system operation while lowering the cost of water,” said Cedella Beazley, business unit director for Filtration at Dow Water & Process Solutions. “We’re excited to bring this generation of ultrafiltration technology to market to continue to help our customers address water challenges and more stringent water treatment standards around the world.”

IntegraFlux Modules and IntegraPac Skids with XP Fiber are an excellent choice for industrial and municipal markets that are demanding higher productivity water filtration solutions. Water treatment plants will have the ability to lower their operational and capital costs. The IntegraFlux modules can operate up to 40 percent higher flux while producing the same transmembrane pressure (TMP) and generate up to 30 percent less wastewater without sacrificing filtrate water quality.[2] Offering an industry leading membrane area combined with high permeability fibers that provide economical and efficient membrane system design, modules with XP Fiber are excellent for systems requiring a small footprint.

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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. For more information, visit

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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 2014, Dow had annual sales of more than $58 billion and employed approximately 53,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 products are manufactured at 201 sites in 35 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

[1] Compared to SFP-2880 module

[2] Compared to a competitive module with 50m2 active area