Dow to Foster Better Packaging Solutions for Russia

Packaging seminar organized by Dow, Windmoeller & Hoelscher, Resinex and Ampacet to establish a dialogue on innovation and collaboration throughout the packaging industry

Moscow, Russia - September 27, 2017 - Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics, a business unit of DowDupont Material Science, jointly with industry players organized a 2-day Packaging Seminar for all players of the packaging value chain to be held on September 28-29 in Yakhonty hotel in Noginskiy park, Moscow region. The main focus of the seminar is to share knowledge, including a comprehensive overview on Dow’s recent innovations for food and industrial packaging to all players of the value chain including brand owners, to discuss main challenges within the Russian packaging industry and to establish a dialogue on how all value chain participants can collaborate together to enhance the Russian packaging industry.

“Dow has been a reliable supplier of innovative solutions to the Russian packaging industry for more than 40 years and along the way we have been able to change certain stereotype attitudes regarding plastics, while fostering the industry's development,” said Grant Fisher, commercial director Central and Eastern Europe at Dow’s Packaging and Specialty Plastics business. “Our joint seminar will set the tone for further intensive collaboration with our customers and value chain partners as we look to create better packaging solutions within the region. I truly believe that all players throughout the packaging value chain will gain great value from this unique event and will enjoy a better understanding of where Dow is able to help them, as we showcase our innovation, expertise and our collaborative approach.”

Designed to Stimulate Discussion on Packaging Design and Production
Within the agenda of the seminar, the more than 150 expected participants will deep dive into various topics such as packaging market trends presented by Alexander Boiko, head of the Russian National Packaging Confederation. Insights will be shared on Dow’s sustainable solutions for food packaging and transportation, lamination adhesives and the unique collaboration approach through Dow Pack Studios. Presentations on Windmoeller & Hoelscher’s, Resinex’ and Ampacet’s portfolios will round up the knowledge-sharing part of the program.

As a key program point, Windmoeller & Hoelscher, a supplier of machinery and systems for the manufacturing and converting of flexible packaging, has arranged a plant tour to one of its customer’s Mosoblpolimer manufacturing site located in Noginskiy district, Moscow region. At the plant, Windmoeller & Hoelscher will present the production process of three layer blown packaging films to be used in stretch hood applications. The recipe will include Dow solutions and Ampacet additives as presented by Resinex, Dow’s distributor. During the tour, Dow, Ampacet and Windmoeller & Hoelscher will elaborate on raw materials use, polymer additives, as well as the extrusion line used for producing stretch hood packaging films.

Fresh to Table: Packaging Innovation for Improved Food Preservation
With approx. one billion more mouths to feed by 2030, food is a critical resource and food preservation is key, driving the need for more responsible and convenient packaging to help ensure food is kept fresh to our tables. Dow works alongside machine manufacturers and converters to package food safer, smarter and more resource efficient than in the past.

Move it Safely: Packaging Solutions for Improved Load Stability
As societies evolve and population grows, so does the transportation of goods. Goods that need to travel longer distances with increased requirements for safer, cheaper and more sustainable transport solutions. No doubt, load stability has become a global challenge. Dow’s goal is to help ensure through high-performance packaging solutions that goods are safely transported along the supply chain to the end consumer by improving pallet load stability. Whatever the requirements, Dow’s portfolio of packaging resins and adhesives can be tailored to customer’s needs.

Delivering Ground-Breaking Innovation for Packaging
At the seminar, Dow will feature its latest technologies to advance packaging worldwide. Among the solutions available customers will learn more about:

  • PACXPERT™ Packaging Technology, an innovative technology that enables the transition from larger traditional rigid containers to flexible packaging.
  • POUCHUG™ Dow’s novel sensory packaging technology,an innovative solution that offers on-the-shelf differentiation opportunities and an enhanced consumer experience by elevating packaging to new levels with a unique soft, natural look and feel.
  • INNATE™ Precision Packaging Resins, a family of resins that address some of today’s more challenging packaging performance gaps with an unprecedented balance of toughness and stiffness in combination with excellent tear and puncture resistance.
  • RETAIN™ Polymer Modifiers, a portfolio of compatibilizers that make it easier to recycle post-industrial barrier films without compromising performance or aesthetics.
  • ADCOTETM L86-500 Barrier Adhesive that enables the replacement of PET, metallized and aluminium-based packaging structures with an all-polyolefin solution which is easily recyclable in existing processes – just recently launched at Interpack 2017 beginning of May.

Visit www.dow.com/en-us/packaging/innovation to learn more about how Dow is bringing innovation to life.

About Packaging & Specialty Plastics – Solutions for Better Packaging
With an exciting portfolio of advanced polyethylene resins, barrier resins, laminating adhesives, tie layers as well as peel polymers and adhesives for packaging tapes, labels and protective films, Dow can provide you with tailored, packaging solutions, offering the flexibility you need to help differentiate yourself in the marketplace and the satisfying experience consumers are looking for. Dow’s Packaging and Specialty Plastics business is the source for innovative and sustainable packaging solutions that can give you a competitive edge. We serve the global plastic packaging industry as the “go-to” solutions provider and one of the largest materials suppliers for the fast-growing packaging segment. Focusing on flexible and rigid food packaging, secondary and tertiary packaging, hygiene packaging, and adhesive applications, Dow is a leading innovator on solutions for better packaging.

About DowDuPont Materials Science Division
DowDuPont Materials Science, a business division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), combines science and technology knowledge to develop premier materials science solutions that are essential to human progress. The division has one of the strongest and broadest toolkits in the industry, with robust technology, asset integration, scale and competitive capabilities that enable it to address complex global issues. DowDuPont Materials Science’s market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of advanced materials, industrial intermediates, and plastics businesses deliver a broad range of differentiated technology-based products and solutions for customers in high-growth markets such as packaging, infrastructure, and consumer care. DowDuPont intends to separate the Materials Science Division into an independent, publicly traded company. More information can be found at www.dow-dupont.com.

For further information contact:
Uta Ünal
Dow Europe GmbH
+41 44 728 21 11
uuenal@dow.com

Nadya Yan
Dow Europe GmbH, Moscow Office
yan6@dow.com