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Dow to invest in water technology in Saudi Arabia  

By Gerald Ondrey |

The Dow Chemical Co. (Midland, Mich.; www.dow.com) plans to invest in a best-in-class manufacturing facility for Dow Filmtec reverse osmosis (RO) elements in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. “Dow has a 50-year history of innovation and market leadership in the water industry. Saudi Arabia and nearby emerging markets represent a tremendous opportunity for Dow. Our plan is to complement our commercial presence with a manufacturing footprint, thereby bringing us closer to regional customers and strengthening the global competitiveness of our water business,” says Jerome Peribere, Dow executive vice president and president and CEO, Dow Advanced Materials. The proposed facility would deliver local supply security of cutting-edge technologies for water desalination and water re-use for potable, non-potable and industrial water serving Saudi Arabia, the surrounding Middle East and North Africa region and emerging markets worldwide. Additionally, these water membrane technologies will deliver cost-savings through reduced energy usage and superior operational efficiencies for customers in desalination, industrial, municipal, commercial and residential sectors. High-performance Dow Filmtec membranes from Dow Water & Process Solutions…
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