The Dow Chemical Company
) business unit Dow Microbial Control recently revealed that fresh
studies have further underscored the efficiency of the Dow Advanced
Oxidation System (AOS) Certified Whole Room Sanitization (WRS)
technology. This technology provides microbial control for food
processing and packaging environments.
The technology provides sustainable sanitization solutions and is
capable of decreasing and controlling 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
The AOS Certified WRS fills the whole atmosphere with
non-condensing ozone humidity that penetrates hard-to-reach areas
including hidden areas of equipment, drains, vents and fabrics.
Dow Microbial Control commercialized the technology in the past one
year and it has proved successful in a number of food packaging and
The three recent studies backed by field trials have proved the
efficacy of AOS Certified WRS technology in controlling harmful
. The usage of this treatment in a smoked fish packaging facility
showed significant reduction in the rates of
positives on environmental surfaces. Not only this, the AOS
Certified WRS system reduced
growth on agar plates.
The technology limits the risks of contamination and helps food
manufacturers to conform to food quality regulations. This is a
powerful sanitization method, which 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 is certified by Dow with standardized
reports and data for audit purposes. Thus, the system works without
harming the environment in any way.
Dow Chemical currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
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