Dow’s packaging solutions to help tackle food waste at K 2019
Innovative resin solutions help enable the creation of light barrier packaging that keeps meat fresh for longer
“Any food wastage is a serious environmental and ethical issue, and the EU is targeting a 50 percent reduction by 2030,” explained Romain Cazenave, marketing director EMEA at Dow’s Packaging and Specialty Plastics business. “Dow together with the industry have been working on solutions that help to keep meat fresh up to three times longer, while using only a third of the packaging material compared to conventional methods. The result is a food waste reduction of up to 75 percent at the retailer level.”
Innovative polymer solutions suitable for tie, core, skin and seal layers of meat packaging include INNATE™ and DOWLEX™ high-performance resins, BYNEL™ functional polyolefins for tie layers, efficient AFFINITY™ sealants as well as APPEEL™ peelable resins. SURLYN™ ionomers offer remarkable seal integrity help reducing juice loss and maintaining nutrient protection, resulting in good taste, tenderness and odor control. Dow’s product range for meat and cheese packaging solutions can enhance structure and conversion requirements of the industry and can be easily combined.
Companies which worked together with Dow to create packaging for enhanced food preservation will be on display at Dow’s stand at K 2019 and include: HP Indigo, Kuhne Anlagenbau GmbH, Reifenhäuser Group, Sealpac, Vizelpas and Windmöller & Hölscher
Explore this solution at K 2019
Dow will be showcasing their portfolio of solutions for meat and cheese packaging together with a broad range of products enabling a transition to a circular economy on their stand (K48, Hall 8a) at K 2019, the world’s largest plastics and rubber trade fair from 16-23 October in Dusseldorf, Germany. We’ll be there to listen, learn, discuss and be inspired: www.dow.com/k2019
About Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics
Packaging and Specialty Plastics (P&SP), a business unit of Dow (NYSE: 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 adhesives, and enabled by Pack Studios, is a leading innovator and collaborator across the value chain on sustainable application development and circular economy life-cycle design for plastics. www.dow.com/packaging
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 highgrowth 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 www.dow.com or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.
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