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Dow at ICE’15: Showcases its Broad Range of Adhesives for Packaging

Published on 2015-02-10. Author : SpecialChem

Midland, Mich -- The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) is showcasing its packaging technologies that deliver optimum performance and shelf appeal at the International Converter Exhibition (ICE) in Orlando, Florida, February 10-12, 2015.

Dow’s broad set of adhesive, heat seal coating and sealant resin technologies provide excellent sealability, abuse resistance and optics for a variety of food, medical and other packaging applications. These qualities help meet brand owner needs for durable, attractive packaging, which appeals to today’s sophisticated consumer.

“As trends continue to shift, Dow offers a competitive advantage to its customers with an expansive technology portfolio, world-class fabrication and testing facilities and global R&D and technical service expertise,” said Badrish Krishnan, Market Manager for Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics. “Our complete adhesives product offering is based on leading technologies and expertise for lamination, coating and bonding in packaging applications that range from films to tapes and labels.”

Leading Adhesives & Sealants Capabilities
Dow recently added an adhesives lab and laminator to its Pack Studios Freeport, Texas, location. The new lab and laminator give Dow customers the convenience of developing and evaluating a variety of film structures on a small scale without having to interrupt their large-scale operations. Pack Studios enhances collaboration across the value chain to help customers adopt new packaging technologies quickly to meet their unique performance requirements and sustainability goals. With locations in North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe and Latin America, Pack Studios offers customers a global network of labs equipped to collaborate with the right expert for any challenge.

Adding Style to Function
In addition to showcasing its world-class adhesive and sealant portfolio, Dow will discuss the latest package coating innovations that directly address consumer demands.
“As we work to enhance the total package, we are seeing a trend in consumer demand for more natural products,” said Krishnan. “Dow developed OPULUX™ Optical Finishes to help brand owners match their natural and organic products with more natural-looking packaging.”

OPULUX Optical Finishes is a portfolio of acrylic-based matte coatings that reduce glare and deliver a distinctive and luxurious look to product packaging.

Dow to Present at ICE
In addition to exhibiting, Dow senior research scientist and extrusion coating specialist Jim Cooper will present on Specialty Polymers used for Packaging Applications. He will discuss how polymers are used as tie layers and sealants in the extrusion coating and extrusion lamination process and highlight how recent innovations have impacted the space.

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 its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted.

Source: Dow
 


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