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Dow Introduces Polyolefins for Release Liner Base of Graphic Arts Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Labels

Published on 2011-04-12. Author : SpecialChem

Horgen -- The Dow Chemical Company ("Dow") has introduced two polyolefins for the release liner base of graphic arts pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) labels or standard industrial labels. Leveraging its proven track record for innovation and material science knowledge in plastic packaging, Dow designed these resins for fast throughput and reduced label weight opportunities for PSA label converters, contributing to their ability to help meet overall sustainability objectives.

New for use in PSA label release liners is XZ 89139.001, an experimental medium density polyethylene (MDPE) with a density of 0.928 g/cm3

The second new product extending Dow's range of products for PSA label release liners is ELITE™ 5811 Enhanced Polyethylene (EPE), a polyolefin for use in label applications requiring toughness, temperature resistance of greater than 120°C, and very thin gauge labels. ELITE 5811 is also available only in Europe.

Dow's complete product portfolio for PSA label release liners includes three low density polyethylene resins for extrusion coating applications (DOW™ LDPE PG 7004, DOW™ LDPE 722 , and DOW™ LDPE PG 7008) and a high density polyethylene resin for North American applications requiring good heat and pinhole resistance (HDPE XMDA 8810-NT7).

Dow resins for blown film face stock layers include a low density polyethylene resin (DOW™ LDPE 525E), a high density polyethylene resin (HDPE 80255E) and polypropylene based products (INSPIRE™ 137 and INSPIRE™ 361).

About Dow

Dow combines the power of science and technology with the "Human Element" to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's diversified 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 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In 2010, Dow had annual sales of $53.7 billion and employed approximately 50,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 188 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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