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Dow adds high-performance Innate resin set to packaging portfolio

On 28 October, Dow Chemical announced the introduction of a new multi-purpose packaging resin set.

Dow says its new Innate line of polymers offer ‘unmatched stiffness-toughness balance, processing ease, and improved sustainability.’ It adds that the multi-function product line can be adapted to packaging formats ranging from heavy-duty industrial shipping sacks to flexible food films.

In such applications it is asserted tests demonstrate that co-extruded films formulated from Innate exhibit ‘twice the abuse resistance compared to standard polyethylene resins on the market.’

The key to Innate’s performance is the use of a patented molecular catalyst and advanced process technology developed by Dow.

David Parrillo, global R&D director of packaging and speciality plastics at Dow, says: ‘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.’

This article comes from Food Contact World, which provides exclusive news and analysis on developments in digital print trends, markets, and technologies.