- 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).
At its Film Application Development Center (FADC) in Freeport, Texas, customers can work with the industry’s latest film packaging applications without the cost and down time associated with using their own production facilities. The state-of-the-art facility offers customers and formulators the opportunity to conceptualize, fabricate, test and validate the latest packaging applications on commercial scale equipment including blown film and cast film lines. Over the last five years, products launched commercially after tests at the FADC have contributed 25 percent of total sales for Dow sold into packaging applications in North America.“The equipment and testing enhancements to the Film Application Development Center as well as the breadth of product launches in 2012 showcases Dow’s commitment to collaborating with our customers and members of the value chain,” said Greg Jozwiak, commercial vice president, North America, Packaging, Hygiene & Medical and Polyethylene. “Dow will continue to focus on high growth markets, producing the industry’s most innovative technologies and addressing major trends such as consumer convenience and sustainability.” In addition to accelerating Dow’s own innovation engine, the Company’s Film Application Development Center strengthens the business’s approach to help protect and create new markets for plastics in packaging as well. The Center has hosted more than 100 companies this year alone, providing fast answers and the opportunity to accelerate the development of new and value-creating packaging solutions. 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. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.