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Dow at Chinaplas 2014: Launches Water-based Acrylic Laminating Adhesive and more

Published on 2014-04-25. Author : SpecialChem

SHANGHAI, CHINA -- The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) is participating in the annual plastic trade fair - Chinaplas 2014, located at Hall N2, Booth J41 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. Themed "Think Solutions, Think Dow", Dow's Packaging and Specialty Plastics business is showcasing its broad range of innovative packaging solutions across key market segments, namely: food and specialty packaging, adhesives and functional materials, industrial and consumer packaging, agricultural films, and hygiene and medical.

Dow's technical expertise, combined with a broad product portfolio comprising of resins, specialty films and adhesives, will provide its customers with the needed packaging solutions to accelerate their growth as well as sustain their competitive advantage. The middle class in Asia is set to boom to 1.75 billion by 2020 and by 2030 is predicted to host almost two-thirds of the global middle class and account for over 40 per cent of global middle-class consumption. As a result of the rising affluence, changing lifestyles and growing consumption, this growing middle-class will drive a strong demand for packaging with an emphasis on increased convenience and functionality. Better package integrity and higher food safety standards are some of the key components in food, beverages and home and personal care packaging being sought after by consumers. These requirements underscore the need for brand owners, retailers as well as transportation and logistics providers to ensure they utilize the latest packaging solutions in order to stay ahead of the competitive market.

"Asia Pacific is an important market for Dow's Packaging and Specialty Plastics business. With the evolving needs of the packaging industry, it is crucial that Dow remains at the forefront of technology to consistently create technologically advanced and customized packaging solution offerings. Dow is dedicated to meeting the rising needs of our customers and the members of the value chain by continuing to offer differentiated and innovative solutions," said Mark Saurin, Asia Pacific Commercial Vice President, Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics. "Our participation at Chinaplas represents our continued commitment to grow in Asia Pacific and it will remain a key promotional platform for us to showcase our packaging capabilities and advancement." Some of the key packaging solutions from Dow displayed at Chinaplas 2014 include:

Food and Specialty Packaging

Dow is at the forefront of packaging trends in the food and specialty packaging films and has developed a broad range of packaging offerings to meet Asia's growing demand for better packaging solutions. From the flexible stand up pouch, extrusion coating, barrier film, aseptic packaging to laminated tube, Dow's high performing products and applications are innovated with the consumers' changing lifestyles in mind. Dow's solutions are developed to provide convenience, excellent functionality, versatility and package integrity. From the extension of shelf life of fresh food to packaging aesthetics, to differentiate customer's products to lightweight packaging for better transport cost effectiveness, Dow's holistic packaging solutions are designed to respond to consumer's needs while increasing customers' competitiveness in the marketplace.

Adhesive and Functional Materials

 Complementing food & specialty packaging solutions is Dow's laminating adhesives packaging portfolio which include solvent-based, water-based, and solvent-less adhesives. Dow adhesives are designed to enhance bonding strength with improved aesthetics and are suitable for a wide range of packaging applications, from general applications including snack and confectionery, to liquid stand up pouch in medium range to retort and pet food packaging for high performance applications. These comprehensive solutions all meet high food safety standards and FDA requirements and offer converters, brand owners and end-users the peace of mind in ensuring convenience and functionality especially when it comes to food items.

Officially launching at Chinaplas is Dow's high performing water-based acrylic laminating solution. The ROBONDTM L-98D is a ready-to-use water-based adhesive for flexible film laminates in food packaging, specially designed for polyethylene laminate structures such as three-layer food packaging, salt packaging and snack food. The ROBONDTM L-98D adhesive offers customers an efficient solution with improved performance, operational convenience, fast running properties, and is an eco-friendly, cost-effective solution with full regulatory compliance.

Industrial and Consumer Packaging

To ensure consumer packaged goods are well protected during transportation and harsh weather conditions, Dow provides advanced industrial and logistical packaging solutions to ensure goods are properly transported along the supply chain to the end consumer. Some of the secondary and tertiary packaging solutions from Dow include stretch hoods, stretch cling films, heavy duty shipping sacks, collation shrink films and bi-orientation polyethylene (BOPE) that prevent wear and tear and leakage during transportation due to good puncture resistance and toughness of the 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 2013, Dow had annual sales of more than $57 billion and employed approximately 53,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 products are manufactured at 201 sites in 36 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted.

Source: DOW

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