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Dow recognized as a Three Star winner for its environmentally sustainable packaging solution

Dow recognized as a Three Star winner for its environmentally sustainable packaging solution

Dow (NYSE: DOW) has been recognized as a Three Star winner for its all- polyethylene (PE) stand-up pouch – winning the Singapore Packaging Awards 2021, AsiaStar Awards 2021, and WorldStar Awards 2022.

Dow’s all-polyethylene (PE) stand-up pouch: Recyclable with outstanding

Dow’s all-PE stand-up pouch was developed in collaboration with value-chain partners to be designed for recyclability right from the start. The sustainable packaging solution, made with one raw material – polyethylene, offers the same convenience and performance that multi-material pouches offer, with the added benefit of complete recyclability in existing streams. Other material properties include excellent toughness, enhanced shelf appeal, and reduced plastic weight.

Dow has partnered with brand owners to introduce this sustainable packaging solution to various industries in Asia. These brands include Liby, a leading laundry brand in China, which has collaborated with Dow to produce fully recyclable packaging for its laundry pods using Dow’s INNATETM TF Polyethylene Resins for Tenter Frame Biaxial Orientation (TF-BOPE).

Amorepacific, a global beauty company from South Korea, has also adopted Dow’s INNATETM TF-BOPE for its liquid products under luxury cosmetic brand Sulwhasoo, clean beauty brand Primera, as well as the derma cosmetic brand illiyoon.

The development of Dow’s all-PE stand-up pouch is part of its sustainability targets and commitment to close the loop by enabling 100% of its products to be sold into packaging applications to be reusable or recyclable by 2035.

“We are honored to be recognized for our efforts in sustainability. Being awarded a Three Star Winner acknowledges Dow’s commitment to leverage our advanced materials science capabilities to create valuable products with minimal environmental impact,” said Wu Chang, technical service and development director, Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics, Asia Pacific. “We strive to continue establishing value-chain collaborations with industry leaders to create more sustainable packaging solutions, and work towards achieving a cleaner environment together.”

Singapore Packaging Awards 2021

The Singapore Packaging Star Awards, organized by the Packaging Council of Singapore (PCS), an industry group under the Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF), is a prestigious national award that honors companies for their innovative and creative packaging designs and material use. The awards recognize packaging excellence in four commercial award categories – Sales & Display Product,

Environmentally Sustainable Packaging Product, Transportation & Protection Product, and Point of Sale. Dow has won under the Environmentally Sustainable Packaging Product category – which honors companies who have developed packages designed with special considerations for environmental impact during the entire product lifecycle.

AsiaStar 2021

The AsiaStar Award is organized by the Asian Packaging Federation, a non-profit organization established in Japan that unites the packaging interests of all trade and industries across the region under one cooperative umbrella. The award looks at six commercial categories – Consumer Package, Transport Package, Eco-Package, Point of Purchase Package, and Packaging Material & Components. Dow has received the award under the Eco-Package category, which recognizes the brand’s efforts in designing packaging with the environment in mind.

WorldStar Awards 2022

The WorldStar Awards is a global packaging competition led by the World Packaging Organization, which aims to illustrate the continual advancement of the state of packaging design and technology and creates a living standard of international packaging excellence from which others may learn. There are 16 main award categories under WorldStar Awards, which include E-Commerce, Electronics, Packaging Materials, and Components, amongst others.

Dow’s all-PE stand-up pouch won the award under the Packaging Materials and Components category, enabling high production speed of its 100% recyclable solution for a flexible stand-up pouch that was not possible before. This solution was created with Dow Singapore Pack Studios – a packaging expertise center that enables collaboration across the value chain to ideate conceptual packaging designs to develop scalable, innovative packaging solutions. With the recent wins, Dow continues to strive to accelerate the transition towards a circular economy through its products and partnerships.


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