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Dow at K 2013: Launches ELITE™ AT 6401 and ELITE™ AT 6402 Sealants

Published on 2013-10-21. 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 launching the ELITE™ AT 6401 and ELITE™ AT 6402 Enhanced Polyethylene resins. Dow is pushing the production limits to offer packers to run their lines at very high speeds and expand their packaging window, while maintaining great processability.

The new ELITE™ AT Enhanced Polyethylene (EPE) Resins are very versatile and can be deployed for a broad range of applications including liquid detergents, pet food and milk or oil. They offer high pack speeds in demanding applications such as liquid tight packaging for coextruded and laminated blown films and offer an remarkable balance of stiffness and toughness.

"The introduction of these Next generation sealants is aligned with Dow's commitment to innovation and drive to develop technologies that offer a great combination of comfort and performance," said Mark Smith, EMEA Marketing Manager Specialty Packaging and Specialty Plastics. "Packers can pack faster, while expanding their packaging window with a more forgiving resin and still maintain great processability and remarkable hermeticity."

ELITE™ AT 6401 and ELITE™ AT 6402 can offer enhanced seal integrity, making it possible to reach bag tightness at high packaging speeds and low sealing temperatures for structures such as BOPP laminates (and this includes lap seals), laminates that are over 100 micron thick or other temperature sensitive laminates.

"These Innovative products are also suitable for demanding coextrusion structures, such as milk and oil pouches, where toughness is key for ensuring sufficient bag drop impact. ELITE™ AT 6401 and ELITE™ AT 6402 can offer exeptional bubble stability, supporting high throughput on the extrusion line " said Dr. Jef Van Dun, R&D Fellow, EMEA Packaging & Specialty Plastics TS&D. "We are working with our customers and other parties in the value chain to deepen our understanding on packaging integrity, which supports our efforts to offer continuous innovation in the sealant space".

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.

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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