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.