Dow Signs Global Pack Studios Program with HP Indigo to Accelerate Packaging Innovation

Global Pack Studios program for new technology developments in flexible packaging highlighted at Interpack 2017.

Dusseldorf, Germany - May 05, 2017

The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) continues working with value chain players to accelerate innovation for the packaging industry. At Interpack 2017, the Dow Packaging & Specialty Plastics business signed a global Pack Studios collaboration program with HP Indigo Division to accelerate innovation in flexible packaging. Both companies see a huge potential to advance solutions for the flexible packaging industry by combining packaging material science with printing expertise that target new technologies for faster innovation to market.

This program will accelerate flexible packaging development through shared resources to understand final package appearance and shelf appeal. It will grant HP Indigo access to the Dow Pack Studios network and technical facilities, while effectively expanding Dow Pack Studios capabilities through access to the digital printing capabilities of HP Indigo.

Celebrating the Pack Studios collaboration program (from left to right): Allon Maoz, HP Indigo; Marco Amici, Dow; Nurit Raccah, HP Indigo; Javier Constante, Dow; Haley Lowry, Dow; David Parrillo, Dow

“This is yet another example of how Dow’s pioneering Pack Studios approach brings experts together to collaborate on innovative packaging solutions,” said Haley Lowry, global marketing director for Pack Studios at Dow’s Packaging & Specialty Plastics business. “Digital printing is continuing to grow and the links with customizing packaging further is important. We are honored to have HP join our collaboration program as continued engagement is core to Pack Studios. And as a result of this collaboration, we are able to deliver solutions bringing higher performance, versatility, and sustainability to customers and the industry.”

“In HP Indigo’s continuous strive for innovation in digital printing, we clearly recognize the benefits that Dow Pack Studios bring to the value chain in the flexible packaging market,” said Nurit Raccah, Labels and Packaging Media and Materials Business Manager, Indigo division, HP. “Combining Dow’s leading position as a packaging materials provider and HP’s pioneering in digital printing, this strategic collaboration through Dow Pack Studios is a major step towards new developments and will extend the value of digital printing in the flexible packaging market.”

The global Pack Studios collaboration program with HP Indigo is another step in creating strong Pack Studios relationships, following on last year’s successful global innovation and business development agreement with Nordmeccanica SpA, a worldwide leader in coating laminating and metallizing machinery.

Driving Innovation at Pack Studios
Pack Studios provides customers an opportunity to leverage Dow’s expertise, broad product portfolio, and product and application testing capabilities to accelerate the collaborative development of innovative solutions. Pack Studios also connect customers with Dow’s global network of capabilities, which include resins, lamination, converting, packaging, and prototyping. There are seven Pack Studios locations strategically positioned around the world: Freeport, Texas, USA; Ringwood, Illinois, USA; São Paulo, Brazil; Horgen, Switzerland; Mozzate, Italy; Shanghai, China; and Singapore.

Pack Studios brings together the key contributors necessary for cultivating packaging innovations. The Dow resins and adhesives experts collaborate with equipment manufacturers, packaging designers, brand owners and prototyping specialists, and the result is faster commercialization of new and improved packaging. Dow has a long tradition of working with customers to drive innovation. Building upon this foundation and the belief that true innovation is achieved through collaboration, Pack Studios is ushering in the successes of tomorrow… today.

Engage with Dow at Interpack 2017
Interpack 2017 is one of the largest global trade shows for the entire packaging industry, taking place in Dusseldorf, Germany, from May 4th to 10th, 2017.

Find out more about Dow’s offering to the packaging industry in Dow’s Prototype Boutique at Interpack 2017 that is located in the open space outside between Halls 9 and 17. The Dow Business Lounge offers an exclusive program to customers and is located in the Conference Center at the North Entrance.

Visit www.faceofinnovation.com to learn more about how Dow is bringing innovation to life.

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 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.

About HP Indigo
HP Indigo is the pioneer and leader in digital printing, offering the highest quality and most versatile digital presses based on its proprietary ElectroInk-based digital offset color technology for over 25 years. Today, HP Indigo has more than 4000 customers in 122 countries. HP Indigo digital presses open new possibilities for businesses, brands and customers in commercial printing, labels and packaging, photo products, and publishing. More information is available at hp.com/go/indigo.

For further information contact:

Uta Uenal
Dow Europe GmbH
+41 44 728 21 11
uuenal@dow.com

Nathan Kerns
The Dow Chemical Company
+1 2819662110
nkerns@dow.com