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.

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.

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