Dow partners with Modern Water to offer improved Traceable Polymer System

The new Traceable Polymer System will allow customers to experience a wider network of service points and application support

(Business Wire) MIDLAND, Mich. --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dow and Modern Water Inc., a global leader in technologies for water and wastewater treatment, and brine monitoring, announced today a new strategic partnership whereby Modern Water becomes a global distributor of DOW OPTIDOSE™ and ACCENT™ Traceable Test Kits. This collaboration will expand Dow’s reach and offer customers the convenience of having direct access to the kit manufacturer and their monitoring capabilities.

“As a customer-centric company, we are constantly looking for ways to innovate,” said Pelumi Adeleke, global marketing manager with Dow. “By combining Modern Water’s network and expertise with Dow’s advanced solutions, our existing customers will be better-served and Dow’s position as a game-changer in the Water Treatment and Oilfield industry will be strengthened across the globe.”

DOW OPTIDOSE™ and ACCENT™ Polymers have been utilized in the field for decades because they consist of easy and permanent tags incorporated into the backbone of the molecule. The tag allows immunoassay reagents to specifically identify the polymers at ppm concentrations with minimal interference from other treatment components or contaminants.

With Modern Water’s expertise in the design, development and provision of analytical technologies, the Traceable Polymer System (i.e. field test kits) offers operational insight for service companies. The field test kits address needs in the segments of oil and gas as well as industrial water treatment industries. Enabling a greater understanding of the water chemistry and the ability to control the level of free polymer, the new system can provide assurance on treatment levels, and may ultimately prevent over/underdosing.

About Dow
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines one of the broadest technology sets in the industry with asset integration, focused innovation and global scale to achieve profitable growth and become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company. Dow’s portfolio of performance materials, industrial intermediates and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for our customers in high-growth segments, such as packaging, infrastructure and consumer care. Dow operates 113 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 37,000 people. Dow delivered pro forma sales of approximately $50 billion in 2018. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.

About Modern Water
Modern Water owns, installs and operates world-leading membrane technology and develops and supplies advanced systems for water monitoring. Its shares trade on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange. Modern Water has developed and commercialized world-leading patented Forward Osmosis desalination technology which can be used in a variety of industries. Its benefits include lower energy consumption, improved water quality, and lower environmental impact. With a sales presence in almost 60 countries, the Group's Monitoring Division includes a leading real-time continuous toxicity monitor and trace metal analyzers for monitoring the quality of drinking water.