This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

Dow Performance Packaging Strengthens Focus On Profitable Innovation

Stocks in this article: DOW

Dow Performance Packaging, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW), announced today it has reached a new innovation milestone by creating 42 new products for the high performance packaging sector in 2012 – achieving a run rate of nearly one new product per week in the year. These new and expanded lines of high performance resins, films and adhesive products are expected to deliver more than 100 million pounds of new business in North America alone in 2013 and further shifts Dow participation into higher value applications.

This achievement also strengthens Dow’s commitment to be the go-to innovator in the global packaging sector and to deliver new solutions for better packaging worldwide.

Dow is the largest supplier to the $500 billion global packaging sector, and the Company is well-known for its innovative technologies and broad portfolio of high performance materials for the fast growing food and beverage packaging market.

New Technologies for Better Packaging

As global demand continues to increase for high performance plastic packaging, Dow is at the forefront of significant advancements that enable new, improved and more sustainable packaging innovations. These address key consumer demands and trends, such as packages that keep food fresh longer; packages that are lighter, yet stronger; and closures that are easy to open and reseal, which enable new levels of consumer convenience.

Some examples of new technologies commercially introduced to market this year include:

  • ELITE TM Advanced Technology (AT) Polyethylene (PE) Resins, which enable enhanced sealing, physical properties and processability.
  • SEALUTION TM Peel Polymers that deliver consistent peel strength over time, enabling strong seal strength for package fillers (such as food companies) while making packages easier to open for consumers.
  • MOR-FREE TM Solventless Adhesives, a fast-cure adhesive system that helps speed up packaging lines, delivering new levels of productivity and efficiency.
  • ADCOTE™ Adhesives and Coatings, which are solvent-based adhesives that help improve the performance of packages that deliver a 180-day shelf life (unopened).

Development Centers Accelerate Commercialization

Dow ensures rapid commercialization of these innovations through collaborative, solution-centric relationships that are managed across the value chain, as well as by providing the opportunity for customers to test new technologies under real-world processing conditions at one of Dow’s six international technical centers.

1 of 3

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!

Markets

DOW 18,053.71 +23.50 0.13%
S&P 500 2,088.77 +6.89 0.33%
NASDAQ 4,806.8590 +33.3870 0.70%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs