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All-PE structures have already gained a lead in both food and non-food applications.

Recyclable All-PE Pouches: Sustainable Opportunity for Film Extruders
Sustainability and the Circular Economy are both a challenge and an opportunity to flexible packaging producers. Recyclable pouches based on all-PE multilayer structures, utilizing new resins and perhaps techniques like MDO or biaxial orientation, appear to be major contenders against glass, metal, and multi-material film structures.

all plastic Stajvelo electric bike

K 2019 Slideshow: New Resins, New Applications in Materials
Ascend, Borealis, Borouge, Braskem, Dow, ExxonMobil, Nova, SABIC, and Solvay came to Düsseldorf with new applications, including pouches, shrink film, cable ties, flip tops, all-plastic bikes, as well as new materials.

Dow to Launch "Award-Winning" Optical Finishes for All-PE High-Gloss Packaging at K 2019
The new Opolux HGT enables redesigning packaging for recyclability while featuring remarkable heat resistance and exceptional appearance.

Additives: Novel Silicone-PE Hybrid Additive Technology for Wood-Plastic Composites
Dow’s Amplify Si PE 1000 Polymer System/processing aid enables stronger, more sustainable wood-plastic composites.

Dow Project MASARO

Dow's Project MASARO Seeks to Create Blueprint for Zero-Waste Communities
Project MASARO provides communities in Indonesia with a closed loop waste management system, which processes many types of waste into valuable products, like fuel and fertilizer, that can be used by members of the community.

Innovative Stand-Up Pouch Designed for Recyclability Successfully Piloted for Retail
Dow, brand owner RB and converter DrukpolFlexo develop recyclable packaging for Finish dishwasher detergents.

SABIC will encourage sustainability with bio-renewable and recycled feedstocks and designing lightweight packaging.

K 2019 Preview: Resins & Additives for Sustainability in Cars, Electronics & Packaging
Material suppliers are committed to the ‘Circular Economy,’ as evidenced by their adoption of new technologies, product introductions and collaborations.

School built out of recycled plastics

Dow is Helping to Build Schools Out of Plastic Waste
Dow is working on several initiatives to solve the global plastic waste issue including helping to build schools out of hard-to-recycle plastic waste in Colombia. 

Brian Landes Dow

Dow's Landes to Address the Future Role of Plastics with Sustainability at Center Stage
Also the current president of SPE, Landes will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 SPE Thermoforming Div.’s conference.

DowDuPont to Complete Spin-Off of Companies
Following last month’s spin-off of a ‘new’ Dow, the spin-off of an independent DuPont materials company and the new Corteva agriculture firm will take place June 1.

Flexible Packaging Made by Bemis, TC Transcontinental Key Among FPA's 2019 Award Winners
FPA’s 2019 highest achievement award given to Molson Coors 12-pack cooler bag produced by Bemis.

Dow and BiologiQ Collaborate on Evaluation of Plant-Based Polymers
Partners are exploring potential synergies between BiologiQ’s NuPlasticQ biopolymer and Dow’s PE resin portfolio

Dow and BiologiQ Collaborate on Evaluation of Plant-Based Polymers
Potential synergies are being explored between BiologiQ’s NuPlasticQ biopolymer and Dow’s PE resin portfolio.

Valeria Orozco Nestlé

Recycling a Key Focus at The Packaging Conference
Packaging trends, innovation and initiatives were discussed—all with an emphasis on sustainability.  

Italian machine builder Macchi ran this 5-layer line to make all-PE film for easily recyclable stand-up pouches

Hot Half-Dozen Applications Driving Developments in PE
Sustainability, consumer convenience, and evolving e-commerce packaging are driving new advances in polyethylene. 

Additives: Slip Additive Masterbatch for LDPE Film
Dow Performance Silicone’s new MB25-235 masterbatch said to significantly reduce COF and provide long-term performance. 

global engineering plastics market

Global Engineering Plastics Market to Grow by Over Seven Percent
New study projects strong growth for PC, nylon, ABS, PET & PBT, acetal, and fluoropolymers.

film extrusion gel contamination

Reducing Low-Level Background Gels in PE Film
While considered acceptable in many cases, they need not be tolerated and are usually attributable to minor screw-design flaws. Here’s some advice on what to do about them.

Dow EVOLV3D platform of high-performance materials

Dow Talks New EVOLV3D Universal Support Material, 3D Printing Market
Dow R&D Manager Nathan Wilmot told Plastics Technology the EVOLV3D USM addresses longstanding challenges in Fused Filament Fabrication related to broad compatibility and solubility.

Dow's Hefty EnergyBag program

Collaborative Program Converts Hard-to-Recycle Plastics into Energy Resources
Q&A with Dow’s Jon Pyper on the process, success stories and long-term goals of a new program to turn things like chip bags into energy, including diesel fuel.

PE collation film Oskar Blues

All-PE Printed Collation Film Replaces Cardboard for Craft Beer Packs
Berry, Dow collaboration helps boost sales for beer maker while cutting costs and offering more in the way of sustainability, branding and shelf appeal.

Product Categories of Dow Chemical Company

Ethylene Plastomers
HDPE
LDPE
LLDPE
MDPE
PVDC--Extrusion & Molding Grades
ULDPE/VLDPE