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October 2006

 

Dow forms water solutions business

The Dow Chemical Company announced the formation of Dow Water Solutions, a business unit designed to advance the science of desalination, water purification, contaminant removal and water recycling.

Dow Water Solutions will focus on meeting the needs of the Company’s water industry customers by leveraging the full breadth and depth of capabilities and technologies found within its value centers and across the Company.

“Dow Water Solutions will provide a range of competitive water treatment products that allow our customers to stimulate and capture industry growth, while continuing to improve access to higher quality water supplies that are more affordable and sustainable for communities and industries worldwide.” explained Andrew Liveris, chairman and chief executive officer, The Dow Chemical Company.

The new framework for Dow Water Solutions further solidifies Dow’s commitment to provide pure water for both industrial and drinking water applications globally as part of the Company’s Sustainability Goals for 2015, as announced in May 2006.

As part of its commitment to water purification, Dow Water Solutions has also announced the successful start-up of the expansion of the FILMTEC reverse osmosis membrane manufacturing facility at Edina, Minnesota. Dow also recently formed a partnership with Blue Planet Run Foundation to raise awareness and funds for water purification projects.


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