Designed for a Challenge – New Product Line from Dow India Helps Industrial Users Maximize Water Recovery and Minimize Waste

TIRUPPUR - October 18, 2016

Cost of water on the front end and discharge fees on the other end are squeezing industrial water users. Increasing water efficiency is a clear solution but facilities reusing and recycling must now treat water that is more challenging and hence more expensive to treat. To help tackle these challenges in the market, Dow Water & Process Solutions (DWPS), a business unit of Dow Chemical International Pvt. Ltd. (Dow India), is introducing its new DOW FILMTEC™ FORTILIFE™ product line to its reverse osmosis and nanofiltration portfolio.

The DOW FILMTEC™ FORTILIFE™ product line is designed for a challenge, offering industrial users a reliable and affordable option to help solve their most challenging water needs. The product line is expected to help water-strained industries such as textile and power comply with evolving regulatory standards regarding liquid discharge, while also generating purified water for reuse.

“The FILMTEC technology is known for its industry-leading reliability, exceptional cleanability and robust membrane. The new FORTILIFE family combines the benefits of our FILMTEC technology with key advancements to help tackle the most challenging waters and applications,” said Sharad Gollerkari, business unit head for Dow Water & Process Solutions India, “With the new product line, customers can expect to reduce water costs, achieve sustainability goals, minimize fouling problems and move toward minimal liquid discharge (MLD).”

The product line consists of four new products helping meet customer needs in challenging waters across various markets such as fossil power generation, chemical & petrochemical, steel & metal and textiles. The products include:

  • DOW FILMTEC™ FORTILIFE™ CR100 Element: engineered specifically for plants where biofouling is a problem. The element offers reduced cleanings up to 50%, improved cleaning results and up to 10% lower energy costs.
  • DOW FILMTEC™ FORTILIFE™ XC70, XC80 and XC-N Elements: offering advantages for plants looking to reduce costly concentrate waste, lower operating expenses and achieve MLD goals. Among the many advantages, these products will help maximize water recovery in MLD related applications and minimize daily operational expense.

About Dow Water & Process Solutions

The global leader in sustainable separation and purification technology, Dow Water & Process Solutions is making real progress in the world. We’re helping to make water safer and more accessible, food taste better, pharmaceuticals more effective and industries more efficient and spearheading the development of sustainable technologies that integrate water and energy requirements. Dow Water & Process Solutions offers a broad portfolio of ion exchange resins, reverse osmosis membranes, ultrafiltration membranes, particle filters and electrodeionization products, with strong positions in a number of major application areas, including industrial and municipal water, industrial processes, pharmaceuticals, power, oil and gas, residential water and waste and water reuse. Follow Dow Water & Process Solutions on Twitter and LinkedIn, and visit our website for more information www.dowwaterandprocess.com.

About Dow India

Dow Chemical International Private Limited (Dow India) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from the intersection of chemical, physical and biological sciences to help address many of India's most challenging problems including the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. With approximately 800 employees in locations spread across the country, Dow India is continually finding ways to make people's lives healthier, safer and more convenient through exploring sustainable solutions based on technology development and application research in areas of infrastructure, transportation, energy, consumer and, lifestyle. As a responsible corporate citizen, the company uses its technology expertise and employee volunteerism to partner with the communities in which it operates. Dow continues to support Jaipur Foot through free distribution of prosthetic limbs along with BMVSS, building homes for the underprivileged through 'Habitat for Humanity' and supporting scientific thought and environmental awareness among the future generations through ‘Multiply the Message’ and ‘Mobile Science Lab’ programs.

For further information contact:

Fei Wu
Marketing Manager
Dow Water & Process Solutions
FWu@dow.com

Sharvari Abhyankar
Business Communication
India Public Affairs
SAbhyankar@dow.com