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GENERON SYSTEMS EXPANDS ITS MEMBRANE MODULE PRODUCTION FACILITY AT DOW CHEMICAL'S PITTSBURG, CALIF. PLANT

    GENERON SYSTEMS EXPANDS ITS MEMBRANE MODULE PRODUCTION FACILITY
              AT DOW CHEMICAL'S PITTSBURG, CALIF. PLANT
    HOUSTON, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Generon Systems of Houston,  will expand its nitrogen generating, hollow fiber membrane module production facility, located at the Dow Chemical Company's Pittsburg, Calif. plant. The manufacturing increase of the Generon(R) HP hollow fiber membrane module reflects an increased demand and acceptance of non-cryogenic nitrogen separation technology.  Generon Systems is a joint venture company that is owned by the Dow Chemical Company and theBOC Group of Windlesham-Surrey England.
    The immediate effect of this production scale-up will be to serve the needs of the existing market for membrane modules.  Generon Systems will produce membrane module sizes that already have proven applications and are currently in use in the U.S. and overseas.
    Since its introduction in May of 1989, the commercial Generon(R) HP has set a new standard for hollow fiber, air separation technology.  Dow Chemical's production manager, Robert Woods, is very enthusiastic about the plant expansion.  "This is a good, high tech, high performance business for Dow, our joint venture partner, the BOC Group, and our joint venture, Generon Systems.  It has tremendous potential and is an excellent opportunity for all of us."
    "The decision to expand the plant was made based on the success of Generon Systems and the acceptance of this technology in particular," said Pat Dyer, managing director and chief executive-gases, for the BOC Group.
    Mike Porter, president and CEO of Generon Systems, echoed the same sentiments.  "The acceptance of non-cryogenic technology in general and our membrane in particular are what has driven this investment.  The future for Generon Systems has never been better."
    Generon Systems manufactures both pressure swing adsorption (PSA) and hollow fiber membrane technology for the supply of nitrogen for industrial nitrogen supply.
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    /CONTACT:  Harold Nicoll of Generon Systems, 713-873-5100/ CO:  Generon Systems ST:  Texas IN:  OIL SU: SM-OS -- NY059 -- 0316 11/01/91 15:21 EST
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