Dow Inc. and stretch film manufacturer Doxa Plast have together developed a family of bio-based high-performance stretch films offering a lower carbon footprint compared to conventional film solutions without compromising on performance.
Doxa Plast is launching two new films under the Reborn brand name: Doxess Reborn and DS Reborn. The claim to enhanced sustainability comes from the fact that the Reborn stretch film range incorporates Dow’s bio-based linear low- density polyethylene, Elite 5230GC R enhanced polyethylene resin, which is produced using bio-naphtha from tall oil, a by-product of paper pulp production from sustainably managed forests in Finland. The production of these PE resins is certified by ISCC based on a mass balance approach.
Additionally, the films are produced in Doxa’s factory in Sweden, which due to the short supply chain also contributes to reducing the carbon footprint. “This joint effort is the latest example of Dow’s ambition to work with industry partners to enable a shift to a circular economy for plastics by integrating recycled content and renewable feedstocks into production processes," said Carolina Gregorio, marketing manager at Dow Packaging & Specialty Plastics EMEA.
The new bio-based stretch film range is optimized for downgauging without compromising on functionality. Using patented technology, Doxa Plast offers thin stretch films down to four microns of thickness, while maintaining high-level performance for improved load pallet stability and reducing overall packaging material.
“Our vision for 2020 is to offer our customers the option to choose carbon neutral versions of all our products,” said Sandra-Stina Vesterlund, managing director at Doxa Plast. “Our new Reborn family of sustainable solutions make it possible to reduce, reuse, recycle and redefine plastics without compromising performance. At Doxa Plast, we do not compromise we stretch the possibilities.”