Potable water pipeline solution to be marketed globally for operation efficiency

A potable water pipeline solution was promoted globally by a marketing alliance between The Dow Chemical Company and RS Technik.

MIDLAND, MI, May 14, 2013 --A solution for potable water pipelines with a new standard in the renewal of pressure pipes was recently promoted by a marketing alliance between The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) and RS Technik, a Switzerland-based company specializing in trenchless technology. In cooperation with Inland Pipe Rehabilitation (IPR), a provider of trenchless underground technologies, the companies will have immediate opportunities to install the NSF/ANSI 61 certified pipe-in-pipe system.

With RS Technik's trenchless pipe renewal technology, a fiberglass composite tube using a Dow custom formulated resin is installed into damaged water and transmission mains creating a new pipe inside of the existing. Further, this cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP) technology allows for full structural renewal.

The RS BlueLine® technology is certified to NSF/ANSI 61, by NSF International, as well as German DVGW regulation W270 and the KTW for potable water that, like NSF, are the most rigorous standards in Europe. This qualifies the innovative solution for being used in the renewal of all potable water pipes, including drinking water distribution mains and transmission lines from 6 to 48-inches in diameter. Moreover, the static ability of the RS BlueLine® manages to carry the long-term inner pressure up to 232 psi (16 bars) without the support of the existing pipe and replaces the existing pipe with all its functions.

In June 2013, the first project will start in Canada, followed by a large installation project in New York, U.S. Other large projects are being executed in Sao Paulo and Singapore, following the successful introduction of the product in the last two years in Central and Eastern Europe.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's diversified industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In 2012, Dow had annual sales of approximately $57 billion and employed approximately 54,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 188 sites in 36 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.

About RS Technik

Headquartered in Europe with a global presence, RS Technik is a leader in trenchless technology, and deployed all its capabilities and know-how for developing the novel concept of a composite tube turned into a new pipe on site with fully automated processing and installation equipment. RS Technik provides a comprehensive suite of trenchless technology solutions, utilizing custom resins from Dow, and is fundamentally grounded in the supply and installation of proven, reliable alternatives to restore buried infrastructures around the world. For more information, please visit www.rstechnik.com.

About Inland Pipe Rehabilitation (IPR)

IPR is a national leader and provider of underground technology solutions with offices in six states throughout the United States, including CA, GA, FL, MI, TN and TX. Licensed in all 50 states, IPR uses the latest technologies in the industry – placing high emphasis on trenchless and environmentally friendly pipe and infrastructure solutions. For more information, please visit www.teamipr.com.


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