Dow Chemical Co. launched its new line of Sealoution peel polymers at Pack Expo. The polyolefin-based, single-pellet formulation can be used in cast and blown film applications and with polyethylene or polypropylene substrates. Dow said the polymers are suitable for a range of peel/seal applications such as pouches and lid stock, and offer consistent easy-open functionality with no-tear stringing.
As well, Midland, Mich.-based Dow has extended its Amplify functional polymers line of interlayer adhesion products for barrier packaging. The new Amplify TY line joins barrier materials together with film or substrates used in flexible packaging. Amplify products also can be used in rigid packaging such as multilayer bottles, blow molded industrial containers and thermoformed barrier sheets.
Dow brought a new generation of its Continuum EP high density PE resins to Pack Expo, held Oct. 31 to Nov. 3 in Chicago. The product family, launched at NPE2009 in Chicago, includes two bimodal resins, EP-6630 HDPE for blow molded bottles, and ADMDA-6670 EP HDPE for large molded parts such as drums.
The materials allow for reductions of raw materials and energy use, the company said.