At the WQA (Water Quality Assn.) Aquatech USA 2013 conference and exhibition, Dow Water & Process Solutions (DW&PS), a business unit of The Dow Chemical Co., announced the opening of a commercial-scale manufacturing facility for the Tequatic Plus fine particle filter in Menlo Park, Calif., that is designed to meet growing demand for its line of F-50, F-75 and F-150 models.
The new Menlo Park facility is owned and operated by Clean Filtration Technologies LLC (CFT), a wholly owned subsidiary of Dow. According to Abhishek Shrivastava, manager of special projects, “the new facility reflects a five-fold increase in floor space, most of which is dedicated to manufacturing and research and development (R&D). It will also house a growing team of water filtration experts.”
“We continue to operate at an accelerated pace as demonstrated by volume manufacturing and a reliable supply of product to customers across industries,” said Shrivastava. “Importantly, the facility includes a state-of-the-art application development laboratory that will enable us to speed up R&D and product testing, bringing solutions to market faster than ever before.”
The facility is designed around LEAN manufacturing principles, with strict quality control standards and best practices for safety leveraged from Dow. In addition, system and technical service field engineers are in place and focused on timely order response and on-site technical support.
Source: Dow Water & Process Solutions