Dow Announces Advancements in Adhesive and Coatings Resins

New Polyethylene Resins Offer Increased Performance, Waste and Cost Cutting Advantages

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Monday, April 2, 2012 8:08 am EDT

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"Providing the solutions our customers need to create packaging's newest innovations underlines all that we do. The introduction of these products demonstrates Dow's commitment to the industry and to bringing our customers the tools needed to help develop next generation packaging"

The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) announced today the introduction of innovative new resins and adhesives that can help packaging manufacturers improve their products. MOR-FREE™ L Solventless Laminating Adhesives and the High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) DMDA 8810 Resin enable customers to further benefit from Dow's pedigree of packaging innovation and quality.

Dow's range of new resins and adhesives are designed to bring high performance options to customers, in turn offering them the technology increasingly required in today's evolving packaging industry. With these innovative new products, Dow is providing customers' new resins that can help reduce waste, time, and costs.

"Providing the solutions our customers need to create packaging's newest innovations underlines all that we do. The introduction of these products demonstrates Dow's commitment to the industry and to bringing our customers the tools needed to help develop next generation packaging," said Greg Bunker, Senior Group Marketing Manager, North America for Food and Specialty Packaging at Dow.

MOR-FREE™ L Solventless Laminative Adhesives

As a fast-cure adhesives system that meets the varied needs from lower to high performance packaging requirements, the new MOR-FREE™ L Solventless Laminative Adhesives comply with FDA regulations via a full chemical cure completed in as few as two days while also helping to improve lamination productivity and helping to reduce total systems costs. This innovative family of adhesives offers packaging converters advantaged bonding and sealing in uses ranging from basic dry goods packages to more complex and demanding wet food/chemically resistant applications.

The flexibility gained by the single formulation offers the ability to use one adhesive for multiple film structures, which can help create efficiencies in inventory control and a significant ease of handling while also helping to reduce mixing errors. Additionally, when faster curing technology is used in MOR-FREE™ L Solventless Laminative Adhesives, it can potentially help broaden scheduling windows and reduce turnaround and ship out cycles while also potentially helping to reduce work-in-process time in between lamination, slitting, filling and sealing.

HDPE DMDA 8810

Designed for the food packaging marketplace, Dow's new HDPE DMDA 8810 coating resin offers brands and converters a new option with significant advantages. HDPE DMDA 8810 offers reduced chill roll contamination during long runs, which can potentially lead to less machine downtime due to cleanup. Additionally, the enhanced product formulation of HDPE DMDA 8810 can result in less edge bead, meaning lower trim waste, which can potentially help to lower costs as well.

Dow is a leading global supplier of essential and performance plastics, with highly productive and scalable operations feeding channels to market in almost 100 countries. Dow is the leading producer of polyethylene, the world's most commonly used plastic.

As the world's largest materials supplier to the $500 billion global packaging industry, Dow offers one of the widest arrays of resins, film substrates and other materials for developing tomorrow's sustainable packaging solutions today to help converters meet consumer demand. Key product and technology segments in Dow Performance Packaging include structural and abuse resins, sealants/peelable seals, tie layers and adhesives, barrier resins, and specialty films.

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.

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Corey Newsom
Dow Performance Plastics
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CNewsom@dow.com


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