The Dow Chemical Company has launched a new line of packaging resins designed to provide stiffness-toughness balance, processing ease and improved sustainability profiles.
The company’s Packaging and Speciality Plastics unit has launched the new family of precision packaging resins, called INNATE, which are created from a patented molecular catalyst coupled with advanced process technology to achieve the desired properties for a variety of applications.
“INNATE resins were developed as a result of many discussions with converters and brand owners and careful analysis of the market trends,” said Diego Donoso, Business President for Dow Packaging and Speciality Plastics. “We’re excited about what INNATE will enable in future packaging design.”
David Parrillo, Global R&D Director for Dow Packaging and Speciality Plastics, added: “The chemistry behind INNATE resins allows customers to control properties like never before to create a new standard of performance through a combination of film stiffness, toughness and processability, all from one packaging resin.”
The INNATE family of resins can be used for products from flexible food packaging to heavy-duty industrial shipping sacks.
Dow says the INNATE resins offer key benefits for converters, including opportunities for efficiencies through material substitution; up to twice the abuse resistance in co-extruded films compared to tested standard polyethylene resins on the market; film toughness without compromising stiffness and other key properties; and processing ease with excellent bubble stability.
“INNATE Precision Packaging Resins were born from a breakthrough, patented catalyst and process technology and give brand owners, retailers and converters what they’re demanding: the ability to create precision combinations that deliver high performing food, consumer and industrial packages,” said Nestor de Mattos, Marketing Director for Dow Packaging and Speciality Plastics.