Dow Participates in Packaging Conference in Ukraine

- November 17, 2017 - Dow recently had the opportunity to showcase innovation in packaging at the XI International scientific-practical conference held in Bryokhovichi, Lvov region Ukraine. The conference was hosted by the Packagers Club, IAC Packaging, and the Ukrainian Press Academy. This year’s event welcomed 87 participants representing 55 companies from five countries that share professional interests in the development, manufacture, and use of raw materials for packaging materials, printing processes, graphic art equipment, and scientific research.

One third of the food produced in the world goes to waste each year. Event speakers discussed the role of packaging in the group’s Save Food initiative and shared knowledge on modern packaging industry solutions to reduce food waste.

“Dow innovative technologies and environmental safe plastic packaging solutions can help protect and preserve food while using fewer resources than alternative materials,” said Oleksandr Aleksandrov, country manager of Dow in Ukraine.

The main focus of Aleksandrov’s presentation was focused on Dow products for packaging that extend shelf-life and help to prevent food from spoiling. For example, he spoke about INNATETM Precision Packaging Resins, which are a technological breakthrough offering performance levels and combinations like never before. Audience members also learned about ADCOTETM L86-500 Barrier Adhesive, which provides new possibilities in the recycling of laminated products. The Ukrainian industry professionals were highly interested in Dow’s “fresh-to-table” solutions.

Alexander Dyshlevyy, key account manager, Dow Industrial Solutions, discussed technical solutions for various types of graphic arts applications in packaging. “We utilized this opportunity to share our expertise in creating better packaging solutions for the customers in the region, helping manufacturers to meet growing consumer demand in aesthetically pleasing, functional, and environment-friendly packaging,” said Dyshlevyy.