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Dow Adhesives to Advance its Portfolio for Packaging and more Under the Theme “Science that Connects”

Published on 2015-03-26. Author : SpecialChem

SINGAPORE -- Further to The Dow Chemical Company’s (Dow) strong footprint and market leading portfolio of high-performing adhesives products, Dow is announcing an increased commitment to growth and innovation of its Dow Adhesives portfolio for the Packaging, Textiles and Hygiene markets under the theme of “Science that Connects”.

Aligned to Dow’s strategy to go narrower and deeper into attractive, end-use markets, customers and other key stakeholders will see stronger engagement across value chains, new and differentiated products, enhanced technical support and thought leadership regarding critical aspects such as sustainability and regulatory compliance across all geographies.

“As a reliable provider of innovative adhesives, binders, coatings and dispersions, Dow Adhesives is committed to customer success worldwide,” stated Greg Bunker, global business director of Dow Adhesives for Packaging, Textiles and Hygiene. “Science that Connects” reflects Dow’s commitment to innovate as a market expert in packaging, textile, and non-woven with advantaged innovation from Dow's integration in polyurethane, acrylic, and polyethylene envelopes.”

In 2014, Dow Adhesives for Packaging, Textiles and Hygiene significantly increased its global capabilities such as innovation, equipment and expertise, while focusing on improving customer engagement through enhanced collaboration to deliver preferred adhesives solutions. These four core value pillars – expertise, capabilities, collaboration and solutions are the foundation of “Science that Connects” and reflects Dow’s unique strength in the adhesives industry.

Alberto Lora Lamia, global marketing leader for Acrylic Adhesives and Binders explains, “The basis for Dow’s competitive advantage is our expertise. We offer a unique depth of application and technology knowledge in packaging, textile and non-woven adhesives and binders. Another key advantage is our unique set of capabilities. We build on worldwide integration in polyurethane, acrylic, and polyethylene technology, as well as offering unique laboratory capabilities. Driving collaboration across the value chain to accelerate innovation helps enable Science that Connects: Dow Adhesives for Packaging, Textiles and Hygiene
our end goal – which is delivering adhesive solutions to our customers that deliver excellent bonding performance.”

A team of R&D experts and technical service teams collaborate on product development to improve what is essential to sustainable value creation and customer success, while marketing teams stay close to key value chain stakeholders around the globe to better understand market needs and provide new efficient, and higher performing products.
“As an industry leader, Dow is focused on key issues, such as food safety, added functionality, and conversion efficiency,” said Thorsten Schmidt, Principle Scientist for Laminating Adhesives. “We are connecting scientific expertise, application and manufacturing capabilities, and value chain engagement to constantly improve and deliver new solutions for our customers. This year, we launched new MOR-FREE™ solvent-less adhesives for food packaging applications, PacXpert™ Packaging Technology that offers a flexible alternative to rigid packaging, and OPULUX™ optical finishes - a new gravure ready water based matte coating that is soft to the touch. These innovative products demonstrate Dow’s commitment to the ideation process that delivers science that connects.”

Dow’s Pack Studios initiative builds on this collaboration value proposition by providing customers an opportunity to leverage Dow’s expertise, broad product portfolio, and product and application testing capabilities to accelerate the development of innovative solutions.

“Dow collaborates across the value chain to drive innovation and build stronger bonds,” stated Andres Salgado, global marketing leader for Laminating Adhesives, “Our Pack Studios innovation centers can facilitate collaboration with experts throughout the value chain and provide state of the art conversion machinery, like industry-scale laminators or pouch packaging equipment, to accelerate innovation. Customers can use Pack Studios equipment for testing and prototyping, eliminating to need to use their own equipment and disrupt their commercial production. We welcome customers to any of our four Pack Studios locations around the world.”

In 2015, Dow Adhesives for Packaging, Textiles and Hygiene will continue to connect with its key markets and stakeholders through industry events and conferences, including European Coatings Show and Label Expo in Europe, National Plastics Expo (NPE) in North America, China’s Adhesives and Tape conference, Feiplastic in Brazil, and many more.

About Dow Adhesives
Dow Adhesives is a comprehensive portfolio of acrylic, epoxy, polyolefin and polyurethane based adhesives, binders, coatings and dispersions for diverse applications in automotive, building and construction, consumer durables, packaging, textiles and hygiene markets. The portfolio is accessed through multiple business units within Dow to optimize technology depth and market connection, yet leverages expertise into better science that connects. Dow Adhesives for Packaging, Textiles and Hygiene is a product offering of Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics based on leading technologies and expertise for lamination, coating and bonding in packaging applications including films, tapes and labels, as well as textiles and ink or hygiene applications like wet wipes and filtration. Science that Connects: Dow Adhesives for Packaging, Textiles and Hygiene.

About Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics

Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), is a $13 billion business that combines core strengths of R&D, worldwide geographic reach, broad product lines and industry expertise to deliver sustainable solutions, products and applications for multiple plastics and adhesives markets. Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics focuses on high growth market segments in flexible and rigid food packaging, secondary and tertiary packaging, personal hygiene and medical products, and adhesive applications. With 3900 employees, 48 plants and 28 sites spread across 16 countries, 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 Dow
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from the intersection of chemical, physical and biological sciences to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 180 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. In 2014, Dow had annual sales of more than $58 billion and employed approximately 53,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 products are manufactured at 201 sites in 35 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and / or its subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted.

About PacXpert™ Packaging Technology

PacXpert™ Packaging Technology is a revolutionary innovation bringing flexibility and functionality to the packaging industry. Designed with convenience in mind and for an extensive range of products, it is sustainable and environmentally efficient, requiring fewer raw materials during manufacturing and occupying smaller receptacle space during transportation. The technology improves packing density and product yield, and reduces product waste. Integrated durable handles and customizable panels enhance user comfort and expands the opportunities for product branding. PacXpert™ Packaging Technology has been awarded the China Sustainable Package Technology Award 2014, the ABRE Gold Award from the Brazilian Packaging Association in 2013, and the WorldStar Packaging Award from the World Packaging Organisation in 2013/2014.

Source: Dow

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