Dow expands residential RO membrane production

Dow Water & Process Solutions announced investment on 3 December 2009 in the design, construction and start-up of the next generation production line of Dow™ FilmTec™ residential reverse-osmosis (RO) elements, in Minneapolis, USA.

The global residential water treatment market is growing, driven in part by the awareness of the importance of clean water and the increased concern about water-related health problems. Additionally, economic growth in China, India, other Asian countries and Eastern Europe has opened an immense market of people that are willing to invest for their health and wellbeing.

Dow’s newest FilmTec™ residential RO elements will be produced on state-of-the-art, fully automated fabrication equipment-from raw materials to final packaging, the elements are precisely manufactured to rigorous, predefined specifications. The new production line is expected to start up by early 2010.

For more information, contact: Jeri Longtin-Kloss
Dow Water & Process Solutions
Tel: +1-952-897-4375