Dow Elastomers intends to be recognized as the 'go-to' innovation partner servicing the global hot melt adhesives (HMA) market and helping to create a sustainable difference for participants across the value chain. With over 40 years of industry experience, and as the world's largest producer of polyolefin elastomers, we are dedicated to leveraging our broad product portfolio to help our customers develop innovative adhesives solutions so that, together, we can imagine what's next.

Dow Elastomers is the only producer with world-scale trains on three continents. We work closely with our customers. Our leadership in catalyst development technology has led us to launch a new family of polymers every two years.

Our high-performance materials for hot melt adhesives offer customers a range of benefits, including:

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Ease of manufacturing: fast set-up, broad temperature range, easy to process with less clogging and virtually char-and odor-free

Cost efficiencies: high adhesive mileage, excellent processability for reduced maintenance and downtime to enable lower overall costs

Increased customer satisfaction: powerful bonds for durability, excellent color stability, enhanced sustainability

Compliance with global regulations: enabling technologies are complimentary to achieving stringent food safety and protection regulations

Increased sustainability: our polyolefin solutions are more sustainable compared to incumbent raw materials


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Read more here about how Dow polyolefin elastomers drive end-use performance of HMAs, while also addressing today's and tomorrow's critical market needs in "Polyolefin elastomers boost end use performance of hot melt adhesives". This article originally appeared in PPCJ December 2014 in the European Adhesives & Sealants feature.

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