Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics Introduces ADCOTE™ HP Solvent-Borne Adhesives

Latest solvent-borne laminating adhesive technology reaffirms Dow's commitment to innovation; provides food safety and sustainability benefits without compromising performance

MIDLAND, Mich. - February 06, 2018 - Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics, a business unit of DowDuPont Material Science, announced ADCOTE™ HP Solvent-Borne Adhesives, the latest addition to Dow's existing line of ADCOTE™ Adhesives and Coatings. ADCOTE™ HP utilizes Dow's adhesive experience to meet growing industry demand for enhanced sustainability, health and food safety, durability and flexible performance.

ADCOTE™ HP is the most advanced and flexible high-performance solvent-borne adhesive available, offering enhanced production efficiency and regulatory compliance. The laminating adhesive also improves cost-in-use and performance for various applications such as snack and ready-meals packaging, juice stand-up pouches, personal care packaging, sailcloth and photovoltaic (PV) solar panels.

The latest ADCOTE™ grade is the most recent innovation in solvent-borne adhesives to be introduced, reaffirming Dow's commitment to its solvent-based adhesives portfolio and addressing customer demand for adhesives that would help to eliminate materials of concern from their packaging.

"Historically, converters have had to accept some tradeoffs when using solvent-borne adhesives, i.e. lower green bond, lower bond strength, lower temperature and product resistance," said Kay Boakye-Yiadom, Market Manager for Laminating Adhesives, Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics. "Now they can have it all. ADCOTE™ HP is a solvent-borne adhesive that provides health, food safety and sustainability benefits without sacrificing performance."

ADCOTE™ HP was named a finalist for R&D Magazine's R&D 100 Awards1 , providing industry verification of the technology's advancements for solvent-borne adhesives. It is the first breakthrough innovation in solvent base in over a decade.

The technology offers sustainability benefits, including a long pot life and enabling customers to run solvent-borne adhesives at 50 percent or more solids. They also achieve excellent green bond for foil and high slip films without decreasing bond performance over time.

Additionally, ADCOTE™ HP enhances temperature resistance, and passed both boil-in-bag and heat aging tests with no observed defects while maintaining bond performance following the tests.

Dow continues to invest and drive innovation in both solvent-borne and solventless adhesives for the packaging, textiles and hygiene markets. In September, the company announced the commercialization of PacAcel™ Solventless Adhesives as well as SYMBIEX™ Solventless Adhesives, developed for use in combination with Nordmeccanica's Duplex SL One Shot™ lamination line.

1 Source: R&D 100 Conference: Award Winners & Finalists

About Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics
Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics, a business unit of DowDuPont Materials Science, combines core strengths of R&D, worldwide reach, broad product lines and industry expertise to deliver sustainable solutions for plastics and adhesives markets. The business focuses on high growth market segments in flexible and rigid food packaging, secondary and tertiary packaging, personal hygiene and medical products, and adhesive applications. Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics is the largest polyethylene producer in the world, and is a leading innovator and collaborator across the value chain on solutions for better packaging.

About DowDuPont Materials Science Division
DowDuPont Materials Science, a business division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), combines more than 200 years of science and technology knowledge to passionately develop what is essential to human progress. The division drives innovation that extracts value from the strongest and broadest chemistry and polymers toolkit in the industry to help address many of the world's most challenging problems. DowDuPont Materials Science's integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials and plastics businesses deliver a broad range of differentiated technology-based products and solutions for customers in high-growth end-markets such as packaging, transportation, infrastructure, and consumer care. DowDuPont intends to separate the Materials Science division into an independent, publicly traded company. More information can be found at www.dow-dupont.com.

For further information contact:
Eddie Keels
EKeels@dow.com
281.966.4688

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