Dow Introduces new FILMTEC™ Residential Water Filtration Elements

Dow Water & Process Solutions (DW&PS), a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW), today launched DOW FILMTEC™ Reverse Osmosis (RO) 75 and 100 gallon per day (GPD) home drinking water membranes at the WQA (Water Quality Association) Aquatech USA 2013 conference and exhibition.

The FILMTEC RO membranes are Dow’s latest innovation to facilitate potable water that tastes better, smells better and has fewer impurities to help bring clean drinking water to homes in water stressed areas.

The new DOW FILMTEC elements help remove contaminants that can lead to health risks, and reduce impurities such as calcium, magnesium, and iron. With a stabilized salt rejection rate of 99 percent at 75 GPD and 98 percent at 100 gallons per day, in standard sizes (1812 configuration), DOW FILMTEC BW-60-1812-75 and TW30-1812-100HR home drinking water elements offer premium water – faster. The new 75 GPD membrane uses new Dow membrane chemistries which have been customized to maximize element performance. The 75 and 100 GPD elements offer a balance of flow and high rejection, producing more water with 20 percent higher flow rates at standard test conditions.

“DOW FILMTEC residential elements are reliable, consistent and high quality,” said Chrys Fernandes, strategic marketing manager- residential and commercial at DW&PS. “Dow is committed to helping OEMs and brand owners meet the rising consumer demand for better in-home water treatment systems, and facilitate cleaner, safer, better tasting water to homes in water-stressed areas.”

DOW FILMTEC residential elements feature longer lifetimes that can potentially reduce operating costs for OEMs and brand owners, as well as National Safety Foundation (NSF) safety certification and the ability for NSF data transfer to help reduce certification costs. Fully automated manufacturing facilitates consistent, high-quality elements, while dry shipping offers convenient handling and longer shelf-life.

DOW FILMTEC RO elements are manufactured in an ISO certified facility in the United States. They are NSF/ANSI 58 listed for material safety requirements, which means their safety and performance have been evaluated by NSF International, the leading global provider of public health and safety risk management solutions. NSF is an independent, not-for-profit organization that tests millions of consumer, commercial and industrial products around the world.

With more than 30 years of experience in water treatment, Dow is a leading supplier to companies that design, build, service and distribute home water treatment systems. Dow’s reverse osmosis solutions are relied upon by hospitals and pharmaceutical companies for pure water. Dow passionately innovates to bring clean home drinking water and more sustainable solutions to those in water-stressed regions to help solve water scarcity issues around the world.

Reverse osmosis is among the most effective technologies for removing perfluorochemicals (PFCs), trace pharmaceuticals and disease-causing bacteria and viruses from drinking water.

About Dow Water & Process Solutions

The global leader in sustainable separation and purification technology, Dow Water & Process Solutions is making a clear impact 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 and electrodeionization products, with strong positions in a number of major application areas, including industrial and municipal water, industrial processes, pharmaceuticals, power, residential water and waste and water reuse. More information about Dow Water & Process Solutions can be found at www.dowwaterandprocess.com.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's diversified industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In 2012, Dow had annual sales of approximately $57 billion and employed approximately 54,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 188 sites in 36 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.

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