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From water, food and dairy products to household, industrial and agricultural chemicals – and everything in between – our rich portfolio of polyethylene (PE) resins offers an excellent fit for bottles, drums and other containers made with a wide range of processes, including extrusion blow molding (EBM), injection blow molding (IBM), injection stretch blow molding (ISBM), compression blow forming (CBF) and blow-fill-seal (BFS).
- CONTINUUM™ Bimodal Polyethylene Resins offer opportunities for increased competitive advantage with a unique combination of high stiffness and environmental stress crack resistance (ESCR) – adding exceptional value with the potential for downgauging, reduced material use and enhanced sustainability.
- UNIVAL™ High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Resins are industry standard, “workhorse” materials for everything from food and beverage bottles to agricultural chemical drums.
Our HDPE resins for drums and intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) offer outstanding durability/drop impact, ESCR, chemical resistance, uniform wall thickness and the stiffness required for robust top load strength.
They’re also designed to comply with UN/DOT ratings, as well as food, fire safety and other global and regional regulatory requirements. Together, these benefits make them an excellent choice for shipping and/or storing food, beverages, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals and more.
All of our pharmaceutical grade polymers for blow molding applications offer excellent performance and value, but DOW™ HEALTH+™ Polymers deliver something extra.
These proven polyethylene (PE) resins are specifically designed to meet the stringent requirements of healthcare-related applications. Their high levels of quality and consistency are backed by our HEALTH+™ service offering, which includes but is not limited to:
- Secure, global product supply
- 1-year notification of change (NOC) + 1-year right to buy
- Drug master file (DMF) listings
- USP Class VI and/or EU Pharmacopeia
- USP <661.1>
In addition to helping reduce your workload, these added benefits can help speed up the pharma development process.
Game changing performance
CONTINUUM™ DMDE-6620 HEALTH+™ Bimodal Polyethylene Resin answers the unique challenges of blow molded pharmaceutical packaging with improved gaseous barrier performance, outstanding stiffness/toughness/top load, high ESCR and excellent organoleptics. Equally important, this versatile HDPE product can enhance sustainability efforts by allowing bottle weight reductions of up to 15 percent while maintaining barrier and top load performance. (Of course, it can also maintain current bottle weight and offer even higher levels of performance.) And finally, excellent processability in a wide range of blow molding processes makes it a “one-stop shop” for pharmaceutical, healthcare and nutritional bottling needs.
Typical values, not to be construed as specifications. User should confirm results by their own tests.
Our polymers for bottles and other small containers an produce distinct combinations of toughness/stiffness/top load, drop impact, ESCR, barrier, chemical resistance and organoleptics to meet the needs of an amazing range of applications, including:
- Water juice dairy (WJD)
- Personal care
- Automotive fluids
- Household and industrial chemicals (HIC)
- Agricultural chemicals (Ag Chem)
Supporting sustainability efforts
In addition to enhancing sustainability by reducing material use, the ability of selected resins to maintain top load at lighter bottle weights creates opportunities for increased design freedom. And, in alignment with Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) guidelines, bottles made with CONTINUUM™ and UNIVAL™ Resins can team up with EVERCAP™ Innovative Closure Resins to help improve recycle stream integrity at the end of their useful life. We’re also continuing to explore more sustainable feedstocks, manufacturing and advanced recycling, as well as participating in a wide range of other sustainability programs.