Dow invites industry to explore solutions for circular economy at Interpack 2020

Dow’s solutions help packaging converters, and brand owners meet sustainability targets

interpack in Dusseldorf
Interpack 2021 scheduled to be held in Dusseldorf in February is finally being called off on 3 December 2020.

Dow will showcase its expanded portfolio of packaging technologies, solutions, and services at Interpack 2020 at Düsseldorf from 7 to 13 May. The company invites the industry to explore solutions for the circular economy. Dow will present solutions to help the industry transition to a circular economy, support the value chain in achieving sustainability goals, enable greater collaboration, and accelerate the delivery of innovations to the market.

Dow will present more than 40 prototypes, enabled by Pack Studios, showcasing how design for recyclability is becoming a reality for a variety of applications including:

• Food and specialty packaging to deliver superior product protection and packaging performance using PE-based structures and renewable feedstock
• Industrial and consumer packaging for optimal collation shrink and stretch wrap
• Cosmetics packaging using recycled contents and labeling solutions for the packaging market.

Dow will also exhibit solutions for lighter, higher performing, and design for recyclability meat packaging as it continues to address the need to achieve circularity in food packaging while enabling superior food preservation.

With collaboration being a crucial part of the drive to achieve industry sustainability goals, Dow has expanded and enhanced its innovation-centered Pack Studios collaborative network. At Interpack, Dow will introduce new Pack Studios capabilities, including a blown-film production center, a center of excellence dedicated to loading stability solutions for safer handling and transportation, and the latest developments in digital collaboration to help industry assess packaging performance in real-time.

Joint efforts by Dow and packaging partners will be demonstrated live at Interpack 2020 with preferred original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) running Dow’s new PE-based packaging materials on their machines. Select converters will also showcase a range of prototypes enabled by Dow technologies from design for recyclability to bio-based PE and lighter materials.

Discover more about these solutions and meet Dow experts at stand 09-01, Hall 9.

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The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

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As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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