As we all know, global megatrends and changing demographics are driving the demand for new and innovative plastic technologies. Global population growth, the increase in the number of middle classes, and the expansion of cities are several market factors driving the growth of the plastics industry. Supporting world-class innovation by investing in new production facilities that meet these needs is what the Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: Dow) will be exhibiting at K 2016 through its high-performance plastics division.
Investment in new production facilities
Dow has invested heavily in new production facilities to meet global demand for polyethylene and other specialty materials. These include the Sadara joint venture in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which will support fast-growing regions in Eastern Europe, Turkey, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific region, while new projects in the US Gulf Coast will support growth in the Americas.
Supporting world-class innovation and growth
"We are committed to helping our customers grow by increasing the supply of leading polyethylene products and world-class innovative technologies," said Diego Donoso, business director of Dow Packaging & Specialty Plastics. "Sadara and our Gulf Coast project It will strengthen Dow's global position, enable us to be closer to our customers, provide them with high-performance raw materials, and support innovation and growth. "
In addition, Dow's ability to support customers' global and local growth is mainly based on Dow's 7 Pack Studios (Packaging Masters) platforms, which are strategically distributed globally, located in Brazil, Italy, China, Singapore, Switzerland And the United States. Pack Studios' global network of packaging experts, equipment and test equipment accelerates the collaborative development of innovative, sustainable packaging solutions-many of which will be displayed at the Dow K 2016 booth (Hall 8a, Booth K48).
Provide solutions and create opportunities
An example of these solutions is the collaboration between Dow and Finepack Industries of Ghana to develop a new sustainable film (a 55-micron finishing shrink film, which is unusual in a market dominated by 80-micron films) Product), which caused a sensation in the West African beverage market.
In Brazil, Dow has partnered with Adecol, a dynamic adhesive manufacturer, to expand its applications in accordance with Adecol's strategy. Adecol needed a high-quality hot-melt adhesive (HMA) solution that would enable them to provide differentiated solutions to their customers by combining Dow's material science knowledge with Adecol's market experience In combination, Adecol successfully introduced Performelt, a new custom HMA solution for multiple packaging applications.
For consumers who are looking for a truly soft-feeling and good sensory experience, Dow's PoucHug is an innovative solution for packaging manufacturers that enhances attractiveness, functionality, processing efficiency on shelves, and achieves all-in-one Opportunities for olefin structures while meeting ever-increasing demands for a more realistic, natural, and advanced look.
In order to meet the demands of improving processing efficiency, packaging efficiency and sustainability, Dow has developed a new AGILITY EC high-performance resin to challenge the limits of current packaging performance. The new series used in the extrusion coating (EC) market has the advantages of high yield, good mechanical and optical properties, and large flexibility. It expands Dow's current AGILITY series resin, which can be applied more quickly. Lightweight coating.