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12.03.2020

Dow and Interpolychem celebrate PacXpert™ Packaging Technology licensee agreement in Russia

Pioneering converter Interpolychem brings innovative flexible packagingtechnology to the Russian market for the first time

MOSCOW, Russia – December 3, 2020 – Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics, a businessdivision of Dow (NYSE: DOW), is proud to announce that Interpolychem LLC, a leadingconverter and packaging producer in the Russian flexible packaging market, is the newestlicensee for Dow’s PacXpert™ Packaging Technology.

Under the brand name Kubber, Interpolychem will use Dow’s innovative technology to enable aflexible and sustainable packaging alternative to conventional containers currently available inthe Russian and Eastern European markets. It aims to produce 200,000 packages per month inboth 5l and 10l sized pouches.

“We are convinced that the Eastern European market is ready for new flexible and sustainablesolutions. PacXpertTM Packaging Technology can enable our customers a transition to lighterand durable packaging, lowering their environmental footprint and helping them reach theirsustainability goals,” said Ildar Saifullin, director of Interpolychem LLC. “We believe thatPacXpertTM will help us to build a strong position in the packaging market and to expand theKubber packaging applications. We intend to seek collaboration with multinational and localBrand-Owners”, continues Ildar.

“We are delighted to welcome Interpolychem into our PacXpert™ Packaging Technologylicensee network. There’s a strong need for true sustainable alternatives to conventionalpackaging in the CIS and Eastern Europe regions and at Dow we were eager to find a companythat shares our values when it comes to reducing our impact on the environment,” said FabriceDigonnet, global leader for PacXpert™ Packaging Technology at Dow. “We’re looking forwardto a long-term partnership and successful projects ahead.”

“We worked on the project for 3 years, selecting the right partner for a long time, activelycooperating with brand owners and fostering the market players to create the demand for thisinnovative technology. Now, when the license agreement has been signed, I hope that Russianconsumers will be able to experience the benefits of the new packaging on the shelves,"commented Alexander Kulik, Sales Director of Dow Packaging and Special Plastics in Russiaand the CIS countries.

Since its launch Dow’s PacXpert™ Packaging Technology has enabled 100 flexible packs onshelves in a great variety of packaging applications, including automotive fluids, paint, food andhousehold products, like cereals, juices, shower gels and laundry detergents.
 

About Interpolychem

Interpolychem LLC, established in 2013, is the exclusive manufacturer and supplier of Kubberpackaging in the CIS and Eastern Europe. The production facility, located in Vyazma, SmolenskRegion, is equipped with the most advanced production facilities and employs highly qualifiedand dedicated personnel. For more information, please visit: www.kubber.ru

About Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics

Packaging and Specialty Plastics (P&SP), a business unit of Dow (NYSE: DOW), combinescore strengths of R&D, worldwide reach, broad product lines and industry expertise to deliverhigh performing technologies for end use markets in food packaging, personal hygiene,infrastructure, consumer goods and transportation. P&SP is one of the world’s largest producersof polyethylene resins, functional polymers, and adhesives, and enabled by Pack Studios, is aleading innovator and collaborator across the value chain on sustainable applicationdevelopment and circular economy life-cycle design for plastics. www.dowpackaging.com

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovationand leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The Company’s ambition is tobecome the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials sciencecompany. Dow’s portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businessesdelivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for its customersin high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure and consumer care. Dowoperates 109 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 36,500 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $43 billion in 2019. References to Dow or the Companymean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit www.dow.com or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.


For further information contact:

Ana Braga
+41 44 728 21 54
ABBraga@dow.com

Oksana Slavina
+7 495 663 79 84
oslavina1@dow.com