Dow Announces a New ‘Star’ in High Performance Resins for Packaging Markets: INNATE™ Precision Packaging Resins

New family of resins is unmatched in stiffness-toughness balance, with improved processing and sustainability profiles

MIDLAND, MI - October 27, 2015

The Dow Chemical Company’s (NYSE: DOW) Packaging and Specialty Plastics business announces the launch of INNATE™ Precision Packaging Resins, a new family of resins that offers unprecedented performance levels to help customers address some of today’s most challenging packaging performance gaps. Created from a patented molecular catalyst coupled with advanced process technology, INNATE will empower customers to unlock new packaging opportunities through unmatched stiffness-toughness balance, processing ease and improved sustainability profiles.

“INNATE resins were developed as a result of many discussions with converters and brand owners and careful analysis of the market trends,” said Diego Donoso, business president for Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics, “We’re excited about what INNATE™ will enable in future packaging design.”

Added David Parrillo, global R&D director for Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics, “The chemistry behind INNATE resins allows customers to control properties like never before to create a new standard of performance through a combination of film stiffness, toughness and processability, all from one packaging resin.”

INNATE will help define new market spaces and create new categories for everything from flexible food packaging to heavy-duty industrial shipping sacks. INNATE resins offer:

  • Excellent sustainability profiles due to light-weighting potential
  • Opportunities for new packaging efficiencies through material substitution
  • Up to twice the abuse resistance in co-extruded films compared to tested standard polyethylene resins on the market
  • Film toughness without compromising stiffness and other key properties
  • Processing ease with excellent bubble stability

“INNATE Precision Packaging Resins were born from a breakthrough, patented catalyst and process technology and gives brand owners, retailers and converters what they’re demanding: the ability to create precision combinations that deliver high performing food, consumer and industrial packages,” said Nestor de Mattos, marketing director for Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics. “INNATE™ is a real star in packaging resin technology.”

For more information, visit www.dowpackaging.com.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from the intersection of chemical, physical and biological sciences to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven, 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 180 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. In 2014, Dow had annual sales of more than $58 billion and employed approximately 53,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 product families are manufactured at 201 sites in 35 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.

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