Dow Announces Easy Packaging Solutions is New Licensee of PacXpert™ Packaging Technology for Southern Europe and Belgium

Value Chain Partners to Take PacXpert™ to the Next Level in Europe

HORGEN, SWITZERLAND - June 13, 2017

As one of the leading materials solutions providers to the packaging industry, the Packaging & Specialty Plastics business of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) is pleased to announce that Easy Packaging Solutions, a leading converter in the French packaging market, is the newest licensee of Dow’s PacXpert™ Packaging Technology. As a licensee, Easy Packaging Solutions (EPS) will be authorized to manufacture and sell the PacXpert™ Packaging Technology across Southern Europe (France, Italy, Spain) as well as Belgium. Joining the ranks of licensees Leygatech in the UK and O Kleiner in the DACH and Nordic regions, the latest partnership with EPS will take PacXpert™ to the next level in Europe.

Easy Packaging Solutions and Dow have long been industry partners and the K2016 Show became the catalyst for this renewed partnership. They are a company dedicated to the value chain approach much like Dow. This shared mindset further enabled EPS to bring their different approach to the table, which is inspired by the ecosystem to put packs on shelves coupled with the know-how to execute quickly.

“It has been very positive working with a packaging converter who is truly committed to and understands the value chain approach to driving packaging innovations. We knew that with Easy Packaging Solutions’ deep understanding of retailers’ needs and a rich experience in the beverage industry we had an ideal partner who could take PacXpert™ to the next level,” comments Fabrice Digonnet, Dow’s Packaging & Specialty Plastics New Business Development Leader EMEA. “Due to their vision and dedication, we were able to turn this around in six months, which is very impressive and will help the European industry transition to flexible packaging faster,” concludes Digonnet.

“Dow had exactly what we have been looking for in PacXpert™. It has been a great collaborative project and we are very much looking forward to the many fruitful outcomes that will result from this,” said Bruno Sivieude, Easy Packaging Solutions CEO. As a result of Dow’s commitment to delivering innovative and sustainable packaging solutions and Easy Packaging Solutions’ speed of execution, the first PacXpert™ Technology packages are expected to be on the shelves in Southern Europe and Belgium by the end of 2017.

Licensed globally by Dow through an agreement with Smart Bottle, Inc., Dow also sub-licenses this exciting technology to select converters who may then leverage the technology to promote differentiated flexible packaging solutions to the marketplace. Dow’s PacXpert™ Packaging Technology is an innovative technology that enables the transition from larger traditional rigid containers to flexible packaging. The flexible packaging design offers sustainability benefits and convenience, such as being durable, lightweight and cost effective. While flexible, the cube-shaped package is shelf stable and can stand equally well upright or on its side. The lightweight packaging design offers a fitment closure and integrated ergonomic dual handles, enabling precision pouring with no glugging, easy reclosing and convenient carrying.

PacXpert™ Packaging Technology is Dow's global trademark for this innovative technology. For more information, visit www.dowpackaging.com

About Packaging & Specialty Plastics – Solutions for Better Packaging

With an exciting portfolio of advanced polyethylene resins, barrier resins, laminating adhesives, tie layers, high-performance sealants, specialty films as well as peel polymers and adhesives for packaging tapes, labels and protective films, Dow can provide you with tailored, total packaging solutions, offering the flexibility you need to help differentiate yourself in the marketplace and the satisfying experience consumers are looking for. Dow’s Packaging and Specialty Plastics business is the source for innovative and sustainable packaging solutions that can give you a competitive edge. We serve the global plastic packaging industry as the “go-to” solutions provider and one of the largest materials suppliers for the fastgrowing packaging segment. Focusing on flexible and rigid food packaging, secondary and tertiary packaging, hygiene packaging, and adhesive applications, Dow is a leading innovator on solutions for better packaging.

About Easy Packaging Solutions

Easy Packaging Solutions was born out of a desire to bring to the market innovative products that respect the environment. With a growing experience in packaging and a proven distribution network, we have decided to promote the PacXpert Packaging Technology. Our approach to this development is to distribute the product by offering innovative business services. Indeed, we offer filling solutions with simple machines and adapted to the cadences requested by our customers. We will also propose in the months to come, a filling truck to be coming at customers’ premises in order to propose the filling service of PacXpert. Our mantra is: “Going outside our comfort zone to bring innovative packaging solutions, is the way we live every day”

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 material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most challenging problems, such as the need for fresh food, safer and more sustainable transportation, clean water, energy efficiency, more durable infrastructure, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, marketdriven portfolio delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in 175 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, infrastructure, transportation, consumer care, electronics, and agriculture. In 2016, Dow had annual sales of $48 billion and employed approximately 56,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 7,000 product families are manufactured at 189 sites in 34 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.

For further information contact:

Judy Hicks
Dow Europe GmbH
+41 44 728 23 19
jhicks@dow.com

Sergio Di Gesù
Porter Novelli
+32 413 0340
sergio.digesu@porternovelli.be