Eco-friendly packaging materials designed to protect our food and our planet
Freshness. Safety. Security. Sustainability. Food packaging should deliver all these things. That’s why we work hard to help create packaging that does. Long-lasting barrier products for prolonging shelf life. Innovative tamper-evidence packaging to ensure safety. Durable primary, secondary, and tertiary packaging structures to enable secure transport and reduced damage and waste.
At the same time, food packaging also needs to be good for the environment over its lifecycle. Based on lifecycle data, we look toward the complete impact of the package. And we “design for recyclability” to maximize the value of the package across the value chain from start to finish to reuse or recycling.
With the world’s largest portfolio of packaging resins and adhesives, our Pack Studios global network for product development, and an industry-leading commitment to sustainability, we are dedicated to helping our customers succeed – creating innovative packaging that’s good for their customers and our planet.
Addressing recyclability trends and eliminating waste with packaging
Sustainability extends to many areas of packaging. Dow’s sustainability strategy incorporates far-ranging aspects, including Design for Recyclability, mechanical recycling, advanced recycling, PCR incorporation, bio-based feedstocks, innovative recycling initiatives, and world-wide partnerships helping to lead the way for the plastics industry.
Reducing food waste also promotes sustainability. Well-designed food packaging can help:
- Protect foods delivered over longer distances for grocery retailer online sales and food subscription boxes
- Reduce food waste by extending the distribution- and shelf-life of food and avoid premature spoilage
- Allow for fewer preservatives, additives and saturated fats through improved seals and barrier layers
If you’re ready to expand or enhance your food packaging – and your package’s sustainability – we’re ready to help. Explore all the products and options available for the many packaging applications listed to the right.
We’ve concentrated on developing and aligning products and technologies to help customers design packaging with all aspects of freshness, safety, and recycling in mind. Let’s explore the possibilities.