Mar 12, 2010

Dow Water & Process Solutions Unveils New Filmtec Residential RO Elements at WQA Aquatech

Dow Water & Process Solutions (DW&PS), a business unit of The Dow Chemical Co., announced March 11 at WQA Aquatech USA the next generation of Dow Filmtec reverse osmosis (RO) membrane components for residential water treatment will be available globally during the second quarter of 2010.

The four new residential RO elements will replace the existing product line of Dow Filmtec solutions. All TW30-1812-24, -36, -50, -75 are NSF/ANSI 58-certified and meet both U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Safe Drinking Water Act standards ensuring that RO membranes provide a barrier to bacteria and virus, resulting in healthier, better-tasting water for drinking and cooking. The new elements also offer trouble-free system startup and operation for under-the-sink and countertop home water purification systems.

Furthermore, each component has multiple anti-counterfeiting features to ensure customers are purchasing a genuine Dow Filmtec product. The features, including a hologram label, innovative brine seal design and multicolor permeate tube, aim to increase the visibility of the products and better protect the health and safety of its consumers.

“Dow is pleased to introduce its next generation of Dow Filmtec residential RO elements, manufactured using a leading-edge automated fabrication process that has been enhanced with additional quality controls,” said Leticia Jensen, DW&PS marketing manager, residential and commercial applications. “As a result, the new product line is precisely manufactured to rigorous, pre-defined specifications. It helps us deliver defect-free product and improve our service levels to meet increasing market demand while building our customers reputation in the market place and increasing consumers’ satisfaction.”

All standard Dow Filmtec residential elements are expected to transition to Dow’s new production line over the next twelve months with high-volume and fastest growing elements transitioning first and 50-, 75-, 100-gpd components to follow. Dow will continue to manufacture elements on its existing production equipment.