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Circular Economy

Society relies on the social and economic benefits of plastics. But its everyday presence means it’s taken for granted and thrown away thoughtlessly. K 2019 gives our industry the opportunity to address the issue and find better solutions.

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Protecting all kinds of goods through efficient solutions that can enable a circular economy.

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Solutions to move the world more safely, sustainably and efficiently.


Innovative ways to build, adapt and improve our environment.

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Solutions for products that make life healthier and more comfortable.

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Dow, BOBST, Hosokawa Alpine and ELBA to jointly present recyclable barrier packaging at K 2019

Oct 15 2019
Thanks to the joint development with machine manufacturer BOBST, extrusion converter Hosokawa Alpine and packaging producer ELBA, Dow (NYSE: DOW) will present a selection of polyethylene(PE)-based pouches that allow for the production of medium-to-high barrier packaging with machine direction oriented (MDO) films designed for recyclability.

Dow’s packaging solutions to help tackle food waste at K 2019

Oct 14 2019
Jointly with the industry, Dow (NYSE: DOW) has enhanced its polymer solutions for meat and cheese packaging for efficient packaging production, consumer experience and remarkable food preservation, helping to further reduce food waste. Thanks to Pack Studios collaborations, Dow will showcase for brand owners and packaging converters its integrated portfolio of packaging solutions with concrete prototypes at K 2019, the world’s premier fair for the plastics and rubber industry (16-23 October, Germany).

Dow and Mespack industry collaboration on display at K 2019

Oct 14 2019
Enabled by Pack Studios, Dow (NYSE: DOW) is working together with Mespack, one of the leading manufacturers of horizontal form fill and seal (HFFS) packaging machines, to develop a holistic understanding of the processability and machinability of stand-up pouches to be designed for recyclability. Jointly developed PE-based prototypes will be on display at Dow’s stand at K 2019, the world’s largest trade fair for plastics and rubber (16 - 23 October 2019).

Collaboration brings new colors to Dow’s breakthrough 3D-printable LSR

Oct 14 2019
Designers have the option to 3D-print silicone rubber parts in color using liquid silicone rubber from Dow and a new dosing system developed by Nexus

Dow presents OPULUX™ HGT for high-gloss PE-based packaging at K 2019

Oct 08 2019
Dow (NYSE: DOW) introduces a new optical finishing for polyethylene (PE)-based packaging to support brand owners and converters in addressing recyclability targets.
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