Packaging & Specialty Plastics

Packaging & Specialty Plastics consists of two highly integrated global businesses: Hydrocarbons & Energy and Packaging & Specialty Plastics. The segment employs the industry’s broadest polyolefin product portfolio throughout the value chain to deliver more reliable and durable, higher-performing and more sustainable plastics to customers. Applications include food and specialty packaging; industrial and consumer packaging; health and hygiene; caps, closures and pipe applications; consumer durables; mobility and transportation; and infrastructure.

Graphic explaining the performance of the packaging business in 2020
Innovating for a circular future
Enabling recyclability

INNATE™ TF Polyethylene Resins for Tenter Frame Biaxial Orientation provide high performance, excellent shelf appeal, and reduced plastic weight and recyclability.

Closing the loop on packaging

Experimental Low Density Recycled Polyethylene Resin for shrink film applications is made up with 40% recycled content. This innovation helps companies reduce their carbon dioxide emissions and keep plastic waste out of the environment.

Bio-based feedstocks to reduce carbon

AFFINITY™ RE is made using bio-based feedstock such as tall oil – a byproduct created by the paper-milling industry and sourced from sustainably managed forests and certified on a mass balance basis by the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) system.

Optimizing renewable energy

ENGAGE™ PV Polyolefin Elastomers increase power generation, reliability and service life of photovoltaics while reducing total systems costs.

Lightweighting in mobility

Products such as ENGAGE™ Polyolefin Elastomers, NORDEL™ EPDM and FUSABOND™ functionalized polymers help create durable, lightweight products that reduce greenhouse gas emissions in transportation applications.

Sustainable infrastructure

Applications such as DOWLEX™ PE-RT for piping, ENGAGE™ Polyolefins for roofing and ELVALOY™ Reactive Elastomeric Terpolymers for incorporating recycled plastics in roads offer opportunities to create more sustainable infrastructure.