Dow puts circular economy as top priority at the Packaging Innovations Conference 2019 in Kiev

KIEV, Ukraine - May 30, 2019 - Dow will be promoting circular economy for plastics at the Packaging Innovations Conference 2019 to be held on May 30 at the Premier Palace Hotel in Kiev. For the 4th year in a row Dow has been supporting this strategic event for the leading brand owners, packaging converters and extrusion companies.

“We are focusing our efforts on developing innovations to advance plastics circularity, and we are glad to see the sustainability commitment of our Ukrainian industry partners in this space,” said Marc van den Biggelaar, sales director for Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Eastern Europe at Dow, during his keynote speech to the conference participants. “We are partnering with the value chain to ensure that all packaging made from our resins in Europe are eventually recyclable.”

The agenda of the conference will focus on sustainability and the circular economy, transportation packaging and innovative marketing solutions in the industry.

“I am confident the local market is open to finding ways to overcome the challenges the industry faces on the path to plastic packaging recycling in Ukraine,” said Oleksandr Aleksandrov, country leader for Dow in Ukraine. “Dow is collaborating with industry, recyclers and waste management companies to increase the value of plastic waste, because we believe that plastics are too valuable to be lost as waste.”

Dow specialists will present a comprehensive overview of the company’s portfolio for packaging applications, including mono-material structure designs, protective coatings, barrier adhesives, polyamide substitution, conversion process development and more.

“We are taking Dow’s long-time effort to develop plastic packaging with the lowest environmental impact to the next level,” said Luis Zalamea, associate scientist for Food & Specialty Packaging at Dow. “We are introducing new solutions and technologies for flexible packaging design, enabling higher recyclability, energy efficiency and material use.”

Dow Pack Studios®, the company’s global network of packaging specialists, equipment and testing capabilities, brings together the key contributors to packaging innovations to accelerate the collaborative development of better packaging. Dow’s resins and adhesives specialists collaborate with equipment manufacturers, packaging designers, brand owners and prototyping specialists, towards faster commercialization of new and improved packaging.

About Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics

Packaging and Specialty Plastics (P&SP), a business unit of Dow, combines core strengths of R&D, worldwide reach, broad product lines and industry expertise to deliver high performing technologies for end use markets in food packaging, personal hygiene, infrastructure, consumer goods and transportation. P&SP is one of the world’s largest producers of polyethylene resins, functional polymers, and adhesives, and is a leading innovator and collaborator across the value chain on sustainable application development and circular economy life-cycle design for plastics.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines one of the broadest technology sets in the industry with asset integration, focused innovation and global scale to achieve profitable growth and become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company. Dow’s portfolio of performance materials, industrial intermediates and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for our customers in high-growth segments, such as packaging, infrastructure and consumer care. Dow operates 113 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 37,000 people. Dow delivered pro forma sales of approximately $50 billion in 2018. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.

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