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  • Polyethylene
    • North America

Material Handling


Material handling has a huge potential growth opportunity for plastics, particularly in plastic pallets and novel logistic solutions. The use of plastic pallets is growing, driven by trends for higher container durability, reduction of packaging waste, and improved recycling opportunities. Product development focuses primarily on improved physical properties (stiffness, toughness) and processability.

DOW™ High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Resins are designed to provide the top load strength, low temperature impact resistance, rigidity, durability, and surface aesthetics demanded by today's material handling applications. These cost-efficient resins from The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) also offer the uniform flow required to fill the large molds used for pallets, crates, collapsible totes, and other bulk containers.