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Dow India is Product Innovator of the Year

Nov 09, 2017
Dow India is Product Innovator of the Year

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 per cent of liquid discharge, reducing energy consumption by up to 10 per cent and reducing cleaning costs by 30-50 per cent 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 recognised 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 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.