Dow Expands AGILITY™ Performance LDPE Family with a Unique Grade for Asia-Pacific

New advanced resins help enable thinner coatings at slower line speeds

Singapore - November 30, 2018 - Dow announced today an expansion of its AGILITY™ PERFORMANCE LDPE Resins portfolio to address Asia Pacific packaging challenges by enabling thinner coatings at low to medium extrusion line speeds.

AGILITY™ EC 7030 Performance LDPE Resin is based on Dow’s novel patented advanced tubular technology, and addresses the needs created by Asia Pacific’s migration from autoclave to tubular polymerization technology. The new grade complements the broader AGILITY™ family, which now includes solutions for multiple line speeds and end-use applications.

Developed to meet and exceed the performance targets of conventional autoclave LDPE resins, AGILITY™ Performance LDPE Resins deliver a sustainable, long-term solution to the ageing autoclave LDPE asset base, while enabling lighter coating weights for greater material efficiency. Initial grades were designed for high line speeds, which are common in higher-end applications like aseptic packaging.

“AGILITY™ EC 7030 was developed in response to customer needs in Asia Pacific, who were looking for a resin that minimizes waste in terms of neck-in and edge beading, and provides excellent bond strengths and sealing performance,” said Kodak Xiao, marketing director of Packaging for Packaging and Specialty Plastics for Dow in Asia Pacific. “The solution provides the legacy benefits of the AGILITY™ platform, including high melt strength, in a grade that is well-suited for low to medium line speeds, which are popular in the region, and is designed to provide the best of both worlds – meeting processability requirements and enhancing key performance properties.”

Applications for AGILITY™ EC 7030 include snack packaging, sachets, lamitubes, paper cup stock, pharmaceutical packaging, liquid cartons, release paper, tarpaulin/woven fabric and geomembranes.

Customers can place orders directly with Dow or one of Dow’s distributors. To learn more about our solutions and applications, visit http://dpsp-solutions.com/.

About Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics

Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics, a business unit of DowDuPont’s Materials Science division, 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. Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics is one of the world’s largest producers of polyethylene resins, specialty resins 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. https://in.dow.com/en-us/markets-and-solutions/packaging

About Dow

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.

For further information, please contact:

Ms. Juno Chen
JChen11@dow.com
+65 6417 3883

Ms. Jolynn Yeo
J.Yeo@dow.com
+65 6830 4608