Dow Highlights the Importance of Packaging in Load Stability and Sustainable Development at Kiev Packaging Conference

KIEV, UKRAINE - May 31, 2018 - Dow Packaging & Specialty Plastics is participating as a Conference Partner of Packaging Innovations Conference 2018 held on May 31 at Premier Palace Hotel in Kiev. Attended by more than 200 members of the regional packaging value chain, this strategic conference has established itself as a valuable and preferred platform for packaging converters and brand owners to connect on the latest industry trends and innovations as well as to share best practices and expert opinions.

In a passionate keynote to the conference participants, Marc van den Biggelaar, Sales Director in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Eastern Europe at Dow Packaging & Specialty Plastics, stated: “Ukraine is well known for their highly skilled and innovative people. Today, 80% of all high school graduates go to university in Ukraine. You probably also remember people like Igor Sikorsky and Oleg Antonov for their contribution to the aviation industry or Boris Paton for his contribution in material technology and welding. This is exactly what I expect to hear and see in this platform today: a high level of innovation that will lead us to the packaging solutions of the future.”

“Together with our customers and partners we are bringing to live Dow’s innovative solutions to the local and export markets while focusing on the world’s most pressing needs such as food protection, waste reduction and energy and resource savings,” highlighted Karin Katzer, EMEA End-use Marketing Director at Dow Packaging & Specialty Plastics. “With the portfolio being expanded through the merger of Dow and DuPont and with the transition towards the future Dow, Dow Packaging & Specialty Plastics is uniquely positioned to support direct customers and the whole value chain to achieve ambitious sustainability and recycling goals.”

"Dow has been supporting the Packaging Innovations conference for many years as an official partner together with other stakeholders as we believe and see the value of this platform for our business growth in Ukraine. We believe that the local market is ready for packaging innovations from Dow that drive the circular economy concept,” said Oleksandr Aleksandrov, Dow Ukraine Country Manager and Account Manager at Dow Packaging & Specialty Plastics. “The Company has been present in Ukraine for more than 20 years proving that with the right solutions and our professional team sustainable growth is possible.”

Alongside with the keynote, Dow held presentations on the importance of load stability for sustainable transportation and preservation of goods as well as other sustainability challenges that are solved with optimum packaging. In doing so, Dow takes the lead to bring latest developments such as the concept of “redesigning for recyclability” to the attention of Ukrainian industry players.

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 task. 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 offer favorable solutions for customers.

Collaboration is Key to Build the Circular Economy

Brand owners and converters are working towards 100% recyclable packaging by 2025. Building on the combined packaging portfolio of Dow and DuPont, Dow Packaging & Specialty Plastics is proactively helping achieve this goal by:

  • Optimum protection of goods through continuing downgauging of food and transportation packaging while at the same time reducing food waste and damage of goods
  • Improving recyclability: with a unique portfolio of modifiers and compatibilizers Dow helps to recycle post-consumer and post-industrial waste
  • Structure simplification along with eco-design guidelines for recyclability as well as mono-material concepts will help boost the recycling rates of flexible packaging

All of this is achieved by close collaboration and Dow’s link to all industry value players to meet the industry’s recycling sustainability goals.

About Dow 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. Visit to learn more about how Dow is bringing innovation to life.

About Dow

The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) combines science and technology knowledge to develop premier materials science solutions that are essential to human progress. Dow 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. Dow’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. Dow is a subsidiary of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), a holding company comprised of Dow and DuPont with the intent to form three strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty sectors. More information can be found at www.dow.com.

About Dow in Russia and CIS

Dow in Russia and the CIS, supported by its experience, size and global presence, is passionately committed to further develop close partnership with local companies to strengthen the business, while accelerating the growth of the chemical industry in the region and increasing its competitiveness in an international context. In addition to its representation offices in Moscow (Russia), Kiev (Ukraine) and Astana (Kazakhstan), the Company has two manufacturing facilities in Ramenskoye (Moscow Region) for the production of additives for paints and coatings, and in Vladimir, a joint venture Dow Izolan, state-of-the-art manufacturing plant for the production of polyurethane systems. More information about Dow Russia can be found at www.dow.ru.

For further information, please contact:

Uta Ünal
Dow Europe GmbH
+41 44 728 21 11
uuenal@dow.com

Nadya Yan
Dow Europe GmbH Moscow office
+7 495 663 7848
yan6@dow.com