The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) and the Chemical Technology Department of the National Technical University of Ukraine “Kiev Polytechnic Institute” (NTUU “KPI”) announce the opening of a new, advanced Technical and Educational Center for Water Treatment in the Chemical Technology Department of NTUU “KPI”.  The official inauguration ceremony of the Technical and Educational Center will take place at the Chemical Technology Department of NTUU “KPI” on Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at 10.30.

Dow’s global commitment to creating innovative technologies and solutions to solving the world’s most pressing problems has identified the objectives and activities of NTUU “KPI” as a natural opportunity for partnership. The installation of the new Center for Water Treatment, that includes Dow Water Solution’s world-class products, will help NTUU “KPI” students to further develop their knowledge and experience of the water treatment industry. The Center’s aim is to promote awareness about the importance of water and the most appropriate usage of this precious resource.

Representatives of the Ukrainian Government, NTUU “KPI” leaders, Dow business directors, and experts from companies with an extensive experience with Dow water treatment products will attend the ceremony and be available for interviews. You are cordially invited to attend the event.

Dow in Ukraine ― Dow is present with a registered office in Ukraine since 1996. Ukraine is a key country for Dow’s business growth and is part of the Dow East Europe Region. Dow sales in the East Europe region were about USD 2.6 billion in 2007, a 30% growth versus the previous year. Dow total sales in Ukraine in 2007 totaled USD 150 Million. 

About Dow Water Solutions

Dow Water Solutions is a performance-based business unit comprised of leading world-class brands and enabling component technologies designed to advance the science of water purification around the world, including seawater desalination, contaminant removal and water reuse. With more than 1,000 employees worldwide, the business maintains five production facilities globally to manufacture market and sell reverse osmosis membranes, ion exchange resins, titanium-based arsenic removal media, ultra filtration, and electro deionization components. Dow Water Solutions also manufactures markets and sells premier water purification systems. For additional information about Dow Water Solutions products, visit

About Dow

With annual sales of $54 billion and 46,000 employees worldwide, Dow is a diversified chemical company that combines the power of science and technology with the “Human Element ” to constantly improve what is essential to human progress. The Company delivers a broad range of products and services to customers in around 160 countries, connecting chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help provide everything from fresh water, food and pharmaceuticals to paints, packaging and personal care products. 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

About the National Technical University of Ukraine "Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”

With its 110 years of history, the National Technical University of Ukraine "Kiev Polytechnic Institute” (NTUU “KPI”) is one of the oldest and biggest universities in Europe. NTUU “KPI” includes 20 educational departments, 9 educational-research institutes, 12 research institutes and 13 scientific subdivisions where 58 academicians, 2,000 among professors, associates and assistants, and 40,500 students – including 1,500 from 43 countries and 500 international postgraduates – work and study. Recently opened departments include: Management and Marketing, Law, Sociology, Linguistics, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Medical Engineering, Physical Training and Sports.  Chemical faculty is one of the first faculties, established in NTUU “KPI”. Chemical faculty provides preparation specialists with the vary courses of chemistry and chemical technology. Recently Water Treatment technologies for industrial and civil use represent an important segment in the courses of the Chemical Faculty of NTUU “KPI” aimed at the preparation of highly qualified scientists and specialists. Additional information can be found at