Dow Announces Price Increase for FILMTEC Membranes

June 25, 2001

Midland, Michigan (June 19, 2001) -- The Dow Liquid Separations Business is

increasing prices globally of its FILMTECÒ Reverse Osmosis and

Nanofiltration membranes an average of three percent. The increase will be

effective August 1, 2001.  Petrochemical and energy costs continue to

increase significantly resulting in a need to cover these additional


Dow continues to focus on quality and servicing the growing needs of the

membrane industry.  This is exemplified by the expansion of its

state-of-the-art facility in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where Dow is doubling

the capacity of its FILMTEC membrane production facility.  The expansion

includes third-generation membrane production technology and

fourth-generation automated fabrication technology.

FILMTEC membranes are manufactured by FilmTec Corporation, a wholly owned

subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company.  FilmTec Corporation is part of Dow

Liquid Separations which is part of the Specialty Polymers business group.

Dow is a leading science and technology company that provides innovative

chemical, plastic and agricultural products and services to many essential

consumer markets.  With annual sales of approximately $30 billion, Dow

serves customers in more than 170 countries and a wide range of markets that

are vital to human progress, including food, transportation, health and

medicine, personal and home care, and building and construction, among

others.  Committed to the principles of Sustainable Development, Dow and its

50,000 employees seek to balance economic, environmental and social


Source: DOw Chemical Co.

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