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Dow Recognized by Ringier for Developing ROBOND™ L-95D Water-Based Adhesive

Published on 2012-07-27. Author : SpecialChem

Mumbai, India -- Dow Performance Packaging received the Ringier Technology Innovation Award for its development of ROBOND™ L-95D, a single component water based laminating adhesive. The award, one of the industry's most prestigious honors, was presented to Dow recently at an award presentation ceremony held in conjunction with ProPak China 2012 trade fair in Shanghai.

ROBOND™ L-95D was developed through the joint efforts of the Dow Chemical Company's R&D center in Buffalo Grove, IL, USA and the Dow Shanghai Technology Center in China. It utilizes Dow's unique acrylic emulsion technology with a focus on the balance between product performance and operational convenience while creating sustainability benefits for packaging manufacturers.

"Being recognized by Ringier, one of the most notable trade media organizations in Asia and the Middle East, is an honor and indicative of the success we aim to achieve with sustainable, water-based technology," said Peter Wong, Asia Pacific Commercial Vice President for Performance Plastics. "This adhesive was developed specifically to address the growth in Asia's flexible packaging market where there is a direct need for sustainable packaging. Dow is the global leader for water based adhesive technology and is leading the way toward environmentally friendly packaging, exemplified through successes across the world.

Dow developed ROBOND™ L-95D for applications on both metalized and clear film substrates. It does not require pre-mixing steps, and can be used in a broad range of applications, which enables converters to achieve much improved operational efficiency. ROBOND™ L-95D is the newest member of the Dow water based laminating adhesives family that fulfills the company's sustainability commitment by completely removing solvent emission and significantly improving workplace safety.

Ringier is a leading publisher of trade publications within the Asia Pacific and Middle East region, providing industry leaders with technical information, solutions and applications they need to improve their manufacturing and marketing capability. Established in 2006, the Ringier Technology Innovation Award honors innovation in the food and beverage industry with categories such as packaging, processing and food safety technologies.

About Dow

Dow combines the power of science and technology 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 2011, Dow had annual sales of $60 billion and employed approximately 52,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 197 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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