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Hygiene & Medical


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The Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”) has a significant existing position as a supplier into Hygiene and Medical applications with committed resources to better support and engage with its customers.

Dow is working on new solutions that align with current and future industry trends and can deliver on customer needs. Dow understands the importance of new features, improved comfort, and achieving higher performance at lower total costs.

Whether you desire material properties to enhance skin health, body fit, feelings of cloth, or higher throughput, downgaugability, or material substitution potential, Dow offers a broad range of plastics and material science to address emerging requirements for hygiene and medical applications.

Plastics from Dow are used to make virtually all components of absorbent hygiene applications such as diapers, feminine hygiene, and adult incontinence products. Dow has also introduced DOW HEALTH+ Polymers, a portfolio of high-performance polyolefin and engineered resins, specifically designed for blow-fill-seal applications. Combined with the support of a dedicated team of experts and backed by a distinctive market commitment, DOW HEALTH+ Polymers address the specific challenges facing healthcare providers and suppliers.

And, Dow is developing technologies to deliver improved performance in medical drapes and gowns; household, personal and industrial wipes; as well as protective apparel and agricultural nonwovens.

Dow aims to be recognized by its industry sources as one of the best global suppliers of polyolefin-based solutions into the Hygiene and Medical industry - a supplier that is Driving Innovation from Cradle to Care.

Please read Dow's Medical Application Policy. And, dig a little deeper into each application area listed below to read more about our approach and philosophy as well as specifics on the products Dow offers.

Adult Incontinence
Diapers
Feminine Hygiene
Healthcare
Medical
Technicals
Wipes