FICCI honours Dow India as the Product Innovator of the Year

Mumbai, India - October 30, 2017 - - At the recently concluded FICCI India Chem Awards, Dow India emerged as the Product Innovator of the year in the Chemical Industry for its high performing innovation – DOW FILMTEC™ FORTILIFE™. The award is the highest accolade given in the Chemical Sector category.

The FORTILIFE™ portfolio is part of an innovative approach to water recovery developed by Dow Water and Process Solutions, enabling recovery of up to 85% of liquid discharge, reducing energy consumption by up to 10% and reducing cleaning costs by 30-50% with an aim to achieve Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) at lowest cost of operation.

Water purification and reuse are increasingly becoming imperative across the manufacturing industry in India. The government regulations are in step with this change. Based on tried and tested water filtration technologies such as ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis, nanofiltration and ion exchange, MLD/ZLD techniques are helping industrial users meet major challenges in wastewater reuse and high water recovery operations – with next generation innovations such as FILMTECTM FORTILIFETM Reverse Osmosis enabling ongoing performance improvements.

“We take pride in being recognized for our efforts to weave sustainability in manufacturing in the country. This win clearly shows manufacturers’ shift in perspective towards sustainable solutions and will encourage us to innovate further, to meet the needs of the local market”, said Mr. Sudhir Shenoy, CEO, Dow India.

The award is an annual initiative by FICCI to appreciate noteworthy sustainable innovations in the chemicals and petrochemicals industry. The award ceremony was attended by a distinguished panel including Vijay Rupani, Chief Minister of Gujarat, Ananth Kumar, Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers from the Government of India and Mansukh L Mandaviya, Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers for the Indian Government.

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.

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