Dow Water & Process Solutions, a business unit of
The Dow Chemical Company
), has launched DOW FILMTEC Reverse Osmosis (RO) 75 and 100
gallon per day (GPD) home drinking water membranes at the Water
Quality Association (WQA) Aquatech USA 2013 conference and
The FILMTEC RO helps in reducing impurities such as calcium,
magnesium, and iron and also removes contaminants that are risky
for health. Dow Chemical's FILMTEC RO delivers water with better
taste and smell. DOW FILMTEC BW-60-1812-75 and TW30-1812-100HR
offer drinking water faster and also have a salt rejection rate
of 99% at 75 GPD and 98% at 100 GPD, respectively.
Dow Chemical's FILMTEC RO elements are manufactured in the ISO
certified facility in the U.S. Their performance and safety are
measured by the National Safety Foundation (NSF) International.
NSF is a non-profit organization that tests innumerable consumer,
commercial and industrial products around the world.
Dow Chemical's FILMTEC residential elements have the ability
to reduce operating costs for original equipment manufacturers
(OEM) and also reduce certification costs for the NSF. They
provide better in-house water treatments to the consumers by
facilitating cleaner, pure and better tasting water to
Last month, Dow Water & Process Solutions entered into an
agreement with Ahlstrom, a global high performance fiber-based
materials company, to use Ahlstrom's Disruptor technology in
drinking water applications.
Dow Chemical will include this high performance, advanced
Disruptor filter medium into a set of drinking water purification
products that provide excellent pathogen rejection while
operating at high flow and low pressure.
Dow Chemical slipped to a bigger loss in fourth-quarter 2012,
thumped by a sizable restructuring charge and loss on goodwill
impairment in its Formulated Systems business. Weakness across
end markets, especially in China, and weak pricing also hurt the
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Dow Chemical noted that it will focus on driving earnings,
leveraging its feedstock strength and strong momentum in the
agricultural sciences business. Dow Chemical will continue to
pursue its cost reduction and efficiency programs while
maximizing shareholder returns. Dow Chemical targets aggregate
cost savings of $2.5 billion with $1 billion expected this year.
Dow Chemical retains a short-term (1 to 3 months) Zacks Rank #3
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