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Dow to Launch a Bio-based Compostable and Two Solventless Adhesives at DRUPA 2012

Published on 2012-04-16. Author : SpecialChem

Horgen, Switzerland -- Dow Performance Packaging will be introducing a new bio-based compostable ADCOTE™ and two solventless MOR-FREE™ adhesives at DRUPA 2012, taking place from May 3 to 16 in Düsseldorf. In addition, Dow's commitment to innovation and technical excellence will come to life with a demonstration of the MOR-FREE™ L715A+C102 solventless adhesive on one of the laminating lines on the stand of Nordmeccanica SpA.

Representatives of Dow will be available during the show to discuss the new adhesives designed to provide high performance features that enable faster lamination processing and increased food safety. There will also be an opportunity to explore emerging trends in the packaging industry and learn more about Dow's combined offering of adhesives and plastics for a wide variety of applications.

The new bio-based compostable ADCOTE™ adhesive extends the ADCOTE™ range of solvent-based laminating adhesives for general to high performance packaging solutions for printing applications as well as food, medical and industrial packaging, combining performance and sustainability.

When speed, safety and performance are key requirements, Dow fast cure laminating adhesives fulfill these needs by delivering an innovative and flexible solution for food packaging applications. MOR-FREE™ L Series Solventless Laminating Adhesives are 100% solid, bi-component polyurethane adhesive systems that help address a wide variety of application functionalities with a single adhesive system. They offer converters lower total system costs and brand owners an opportunity to gain advanced performance benefits in a variety of flexible food packaging, ranging from basic dry goods to more complex and demanding structures.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: 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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