Dow Provides Smart Packaging Solutions for Better Modern Life

GUANGZHOU, CHINA - May 10, 2017 - Dow's Packaging and Specialty Plastics (P&SP), a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), will showcase its innovative packaging technologies and solutions, that address Asia's growing appetite for sophisticated packaging, at Chinaplas 2017. The event –- Asia's biggest plastics and rubber trade fair – will be held in Guangzhou from May 16 to 19.

G41 in Hall 10.2 (10.2G41) at China Import and Export Fair, Pazhou Complex, Guangzhou May 16 - May 19, 2017

Dow's spectacular display of high performance packaging will take place at booth G41 in Hall 10.2 (10.2G41) at China Import and Export Fair, Pazhou Complex, Guangzhou.

As a global leader in plastics and the packaging sector, Dow constantly strives for excellence in key market segments. Through the development of leading-edge solutions, Dow's broad product portfolio addresses consumer concerns like safety of food packaging, e-commerce logistics packaging, and easy-carry, convenient packaging that support today's modern lifestyles. .

The rise of emerging economies and evolving market dynamics have redefined the Asia Pacific region, leading to higher purchasing power and growing consumption patterns. The region's expanding middle class is increasingly looking for safer, quality and environmentally friendlier products, as well as pleasant shopping and user experiences.

In response to consumer demand for high-performance packaging, brands and retailers are focusing on better raw materials to produce functional and aesthetically enhanced packages. The quest for better performing, more sustainable products has led to a boost in innovation and application development across the plastic industry.

"Digital marketing has changed the way we live, and revolutionized the packaging industry. Seizing the opportunities alongside challenges on the digital wave, Dow is bolstering collaboration and innovation which remain key to our sustainable application development. We strive to keep food fresher and longer, to make couriers move safer, farther and faster, and to help people live a more comfortable and healthy life." said Mark Saurin, Asia Pacific Commercial Vice President, Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics.

High Performance Packaging Solutions:

Chinaplas 2017 is a great platform to witness Dow's series of innovative and sustainable solutions.

  • INNATETM precision packaging resins — a landmark product in packaging resin technology — addresses the problems of leakage, and wear and tear, and provide distinct advantages for food and e-commerce packaging through its excellent stiffness, toughness and processability. This innovative technology consumes less material due to higher performance and has been widely used in flexible stand up pouches, heavy duty shipping bags, liquid packaging, and liquid container liners.
  • Enhanced expanded polyethylene (EPE) foam solution – a smart packaging solution for smart shopping, especially in the e-commerce space. The APAC-developed technology enables material reduction and offers a reliable fix by blending LDPE with LLDPE which has higher tear strength than 100% LDPE. This patented technology was also a 2017 Ringier Technology Innovation awardee.
  • ASPUNTM MB Meltblown Fiber Resins – addresses the challenge of increasing softness and comfort while maintaining strength, durability, and processing efficiency in fabrics such as bico-SMS nonwovens. As a result, this new, patent-pending family of polyethylene (PE) resins is an ideal solution for nonwovens in infant diapers, adult incontinence products, medical drapes and garments, and filtration products.
  • Multi-layer flexible packaging with solventless and water-based adhesives can help converters and manufacturers address consumer demands for safety and sustainability, as well as comply with increasingly stringent laws and regulations regarding VOC emissions.

In addition, the virtual icon "Prof. Pack" will be a prominent figure at the Dow booth. He will share vivid case studies on a wide range of subjects including food safety and protection, e-commerce packaging solutions and health and fitness advice.

Leading the Sustainability Blueprint for a Better, Cleaner World

The Dow Chemical Company has embarked on the third stage of its sustainability journey with its ambitious 2025 Sustainability Goals. Dow Packaging & Specialty Plastics remains committed to the 2025 Sustainability Goals through the efficient usage of resources, promoting a circular economy for plastic packaging, mitigating the amount of marine debris polluting our ocean, and addressing the global food crisis with packaging technologies that preserve the freshness of food from farm to table.


About Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics
The largest business unit in Dow, Packaging and Specialty Plastics (P&SP) delivers annual revenues of ~US$13 billion and is one of the largest materials suppliers to the global packaging industry. With 3,800 employees, 48 plants and 28 sites spread across 16 countries, the business focuses on high growth markets in food packaging, industrial packaging, personal hygiene, and transmission pipe. P&SP is a leading innovator and collaborates across multiple value chains on new and improved products and applications that meet or exceed customer expectations. Visit http://www.dow.com/performanceplastics/ for more information. Follow Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.


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, market-driven 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:

Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics
Ms. Juno Chen
Email: jchen11@dow.com
Tel: +65 6417 3883

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