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Dow at K 2013: Launches DOWLEX™ 6001GC, an All-rounder Sealant for Packaging and more

Published on 2013-10-18. Author : SpecialChem

HORGEN, Switzerland -- The Dow Chemical Company's (NYSE: Dow) Performance Packaging business announced at the K 2013 fair in Düsseldorf, Germany, it is expanding its portfolio of DOWLEX™ Polyethylene resins with the addition of the DOWLEX™ 6001GC grade. This product complements the recently announced launch of DOWLEX™ 5057GC sealant, delivering optimal great combination of high brilliance and processability.

These innovative grades are raising the bar for sealants in offering optimal great balance between improved seal performance, higher production efficiency and optics for coextruded films and laminates. They can offer a broader packaging window thanks to lower seal initiation temperatures and enhanced hot tack and integrates the CRYSTAL technology for low gels that can offer high lamination quality and great shelf appeal. Very versatile, they can be deployed for a broad range of applications including frozen and dry food, hygiene packs and household films.

DOWLEX™ 6001GC is the all-rounder sealant, delivering on the promise of remarkable production efficiency with improved mechanics and shelf appeal over typically used resins. "DOWLEX™ 6001GC makes it possible to achieve higher output than with typically used resins thanks to its improved bubble stability. It also can offer consistently stable Coefficient of Friction (COF), that helps to enable a smooth conversion and packaging process," said Mark Smith, EMEA Marketing Manager Specialty Packaging and Specialty Plastics.

The recently launched DOWLEX™ 5057GC sealant can offer an exceptional combination of high brilliance and processability. This sealant is very easy to process and can be deployed for both blown and cast extrusion, generating lower pressure for comparable output and thus offering very high production efficiency in complex multi-layer film extruders and also in other pressure limited equipment.

"Dow is committed to continuously developing new products that support our customers' evolving market needs, "commented Isabel Arroyo, Research Scientist, Packaging and Specialty Plastics "These two next generation DOWLEX™ sealant grades push the boundaries of productivity, offering great versatility for a broad range of packaging applications.

Dow Performance Packaging is one of the world's largest flexible and rigid plastic packaging franchises for the food and beverage market, as well as industrial and consumer packaging sectors. For more information on Dow's industry-leading technologies and our presence at the K 2013 fair, please visit us at Stand K48 in Hall 8a.

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 2012, Dow had annual sales of approximately $57 billion and employed approximately 54,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 188 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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