Dow is proud to once again serve as title sponsor of this year’s The Showcase of Packaging Innovations at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013, where the award-winning 100 percent PE recyclable stand-up pouch from Dow Performance Packaging will be on display.

The 100 percent PE stand-up pouch is an innovative solution for food packaging that offers a more sustainable proposition of recyclability. Dow’s Performance Packaging business, in partnership with a converter and brand owner, introduced the pouch in Latin America earlier this year and the design has since won several industry awards for its unique qualities.
“The stand-up pouch is a game-changing technology that will benefit Dow customers and the entire value chain,” says Nestor de Mattos, group marketing director for Food and Specialty Packaging at Dow. “We are pleased to be once again sponsoring The Showcase of Packaging Innovations pavilion at PACK EXPO, because promoting award-winning packaging design, like the 100 percent PE stand-up pouch, puts a spotlight on ingenuity and helps push the industry forward.”
In addition to sponsoring the pavilion, Dow will participate in this year’s PACK EXPO with a full program of customer hospitality, informative thought-leader presentations, and the introduction of new technologies and capabilities. An example of Dow’s commitment to industry collaboration and growth is Dow Performance Packaging’s highly regarded Networks with Answers (NwA) seminar series. The presentations will feature internal and external speakers on topics that are relevant to the industry today and attendance is open to customers, show attendees and other interested parties.
On Monday, September 23 at 11:00 a.m. PST, Networks with Answers will feature a special presentation on Dow’s newest collaborative capability to accelerate packaging innovation – Pack Studios. Connecting Dow’s global network of industry experts with Dow Performance Packaging’s broad product portfolio, materials science labs and application testing capabilities, Pack Studios provides a collaborative environment to accelerate solutions for better packaging.
Located at Dow’s Texas Operations complex in Freeport, Texas, Pack Studios Freeport is one of four state-of-the-art collaboration centers Dow currently operates across the globe. To learn more about the latest innovative products from Dow, customers are invited to visit the Dow Customer Center located next door to the Las Vegas Convention Center in the Renaissance Hotel. Dow’s PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013 portfolio will include:
  • 100 percent polyethylene stand-up pouch is manufactured with only one raw material, polyethylene, making it easier to recycle, and it can be used in a variety of markets including beverages, cosmetics, dry and frozen foods, and cleaning products. The stand-up pouch is developed from Dow’s patented technology which allows the unique package to “stand up” on store shelves providing companies with greater brand visibility. The award-winning stand-up pouch will also be on display at the Showcase of Packaging Innovations.
  • LAMAL 90-103 Adhesive is a urethane cure alternative to traditional adhesives. LAMAL has been specially formulated for metal adhesion, being alcohol dilutable like existing LAMAL products and can be used in a variety of packaging applications including meat, cheese and snack food packaging, coffee pouch laminations and industrial barrier laminations.
  • MOR-FREE L82-105/C33 is an solventless, two component aliphatic polyurethane adhesive that delivers a fast room temperature cure with no need for a hot room. This gives converters energy and space savings, and the adhesive can be used in a variety of flexible food packaging applications including higher temperature applications.
  • Dow will highlight two products from the ADCOTE family. ADCOTE L 74-112 is a non-isocyanate curing solvent based adhesive that offers no interference from retained solvents in printed materials and can be used in a variety of packaging applications. ADCOTE L 76-185 provides higher running solids, a lower tendency to foam in application, a more stable mixed pot life and offers improved performance for retort applications including delivering improved adhesion to oxide coated barrier films and resistance to the most aggressive foodstuff.


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