Award highlights the filter as an innovative product with potential to increase use of composites in new and existing markets
The Tequatic Plus F-50 fine particle filter from Dow Water & Process Solutions, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Co., is a winner of the Infinite Possibility for Market Growth Award by the Awards for Composites Excellence (ACE) program.
The award was presented to Ershigs Inc., a supplier, for creating a composites product that demonstrates the potential to notably increase the use of composites in existing or developing markets, while also exemplifying innovation, creativity and commercialization. Ershigs worked closely with Clean Filtration Technologies LLC (CFT), a wholly owned subsidiary of Dow, to produce the housing for the Tequatic Plus filter.
“The composite material design and production is key to the success of the Tequatic Plus filter, and we are elated that Ershigs’ submission was successful and that our product received this award,” said Cedella Beazley, CFT general manager. “The award reflects a deep commitment and collaboration between Dow Water & Process Solutions and suppliers to continuously innovate and provide leading filtration solutions to customers.”
The Tequatic Plus filter is a patented technology that combines continuous cleaning, cross-flow filtration with centrifugal separation and solids collection into one device. It is designed to handle a wide range of difficult-to-treat feedwaters much more cost-effectively and consistently than traditional technologies – in part due to its housing.
Applications range from produced water for oil and gas, municipal wastewater treatment and reuse, to desalination, power and industrial.
According to John Patrin, CFT strategic marketing manager, “The Tequatic Plus filter continues to prove its value in field trials and installations, enabling customers to reduce their filtration costs by minimizing maintenance and consumables while maximizing uptime” he said. “This award further establishes the TEQUATIC PLUS filter as a leader in driving market growth through the use of composite technology.”
The ACE program is organized in conjunction with the COMPOSITES 2013 Exhibition and Convention. All ACE entrants are featured on the exhibit hall floor in an awards showcase that highlights the market potential and creative possibilities of innovative composites products.