TF-BOPE Sustainable Packaging Solutions and ENGAGE™ PV POE win 2018 R&D 100 Awards
ENGAGE™ PV POE and APAC-led initiative TF-BOPE recognized for innovation and sustainability
SINGAPORE - December 20, 2018 - Today, Dow announced that its Tenter Frame Biaxially Orientable Polyethylene Resin (TF-BOPE), a new innovative polyethylene resin developed in Asia, has been presented with an award for Innovation Impact. The R&D 100 Awards marks the product’s second accolade this year, having earlier been awarded with the Ringier Technology Innovation, demonstrating Dow’s dedication to providing industry-leading solutions that combine the very best of science and technology.
Providing twice the impact strength and tensile modulus and three times the tensile strength of traditional polyethylene solutions, TF-BOPE also offers higher mechanical properties and material rigidity, as well as improved optical and printing performance.
"We are extremely proud that TF-BOPE, an Asia-led and developed product, has been recognised for its transformative capabilities," said Bambang Candra, commercial vice-president for Packaging and Specialty Plastics in Asia Pacific. "TF-BOPE serves as a better, more sustainable substitute to substrates currently used in flexible packaging, with improved recyclability, performance and end-of-life value."
Tyson China now utilizes TF-BOPE in their packaging for chicken feet in the China market. Dow’s TF-BOPE improved impact and puncture resistance at lower temperature results in cost savings for Tyson China, eliminating expensive substrates like BOPA from the structure and reducing the quantity of packaging material needed by moving from bag-in-bag to a single bag.
Alongside TF-BOPE, Dow’s photovoltaic resin, ENGAGE™ PV Polyolefin Elastomers (POEs) was also listed as one of the winners at the R&D 100 Awards. Recognised for its applications aligned to sustainability objectives, ENGAGE™ PV POEs is used in photovoltaic encapsulant films, bringing long-term performance, lower energy costs and high reliability.
"We are confident in our ability to resolve the challenges faced by our customers today," said Wu Chang, technical service and development director for Packaging and Specialty Plastics in Asia Pacific. "At Dow, we are innovating and experimenting to ensure our solutions provide the competitive edge enabling our customers to successfully meet identified market needs, while keeping sustainability at the heart of everything we do."
The R&D Awards
Commonly touted as the "Oscars of Invention", the R&D 100 Awards celebrates the top 100 revolutionary technologies of the year. TF-BOPE was among six Dow products to receive an R&D 100 accolade, making Dow the most recognized company in 2018.
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
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.