Dow to Build FilmTec RO Factory in Saudi Arabia


Dow Water & Process Solutions announced on 26 July 2011 that it is going to manufacture FilmTec reverse-osmosis (RO) elements in Saudi Arabia.


The proposed best-in-class factory would secure local supplies of technologies for water desalination and reuse for potable, non-potable and industrial water serving Saudi Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa region and emerging markets worldwide.


"This new water facility and our collaboration with the King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, coupled with our new world-class water technology center in Tarragona, Spain, are clear examples of Dow's continuing investment in technologies and production capacity to meet the growing challenges for clean and affordable water supply," said Ian Barbour, Dow Water & Process Solutions general manager.