The Dow Chemical Company
) business unit - Dow Microbial Control - inked a commercial
agreement with food safety company Xgenex LLC for selling Dow
Advanced Oxidation System (AOS) certified Whole Room Sanitization
(WRS) used in food processing and packaging environments.
The AOS-certified WRS technology provides sustainable sanitization
solution and can decrease and control pathogens both on surface and
air. This system works by creating ozone vapor on demand out of
surrounding air and water, eradicating the need for shipping and
storing chemicals. Ozone has been approved by the U.S. Department
of Agriculture to be used in organic food production.
Dow Microbial Control aims to expand its footprints in the
commercial market for the WRS system by partnering with Xgenex, a
renowned provider of sustainable food safety technology. Following
WRS's success and positive feedbacks, Dow plans to make it
available for trials and display at food packaging and processing
facilities in the U.S.
The AOS-certified WRS uses non-condensing ozone humidity that
penetrates hard-to-reach areas including hidden areas of equipment,
drains, vents and fabrics. Three recent studies backed by field
trials have proved the efficacy of this technology in controlling
harmful pathogens including Listeria, E. coli and Lactobacillus.
Food producers with dry or wet facilities can rely on this strong
sanitization technology. The technology not only eliminates the
conventional cleaning practices but also requires no additional
capital expense or chemical purchases. Moreover, every treatment is
supervised in real time and certified by Dow with standardized
reports and data for audit purposes. Additionally, this system does
not harm the environment.
Dow Chemical currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
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) and Valhi, Inc. (
). All these stocks hold a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
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