Dow and public-private cooperation pave the way for a sustainable fashion industry in Ethiopia

Dow supported a three-year cooperation project with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the Dutch ZDHC Foundation to develop more sustainable manufacturing processes within the fast-growing fashion industry in Ethiopia. Through education, training programs and business consultancy capabilities, the project successfully paved the way for improved sustainable chemical and waste management practices along the textile value chain. The textile industry is one of the key growth sectors in Ethiopia. In recent years, the country has attracted foreign investments for new textile and garment manufacturing facilities and several international…

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Dow Leads the Way to More Sustainable Footwear With ENGAGE™ REN Plant-Based High Performing Polyolefin Elastomers

Dow has announced the launch of ENGAGE™ REN, an innovative and more sustainable brand extension to the ENGAGE™ range of high-performing polyolefin elastomers (POEs). The new brand enabled by Dow’s ECOLIBRIUM technology, will help the footwear industry to unlock a lower carbon footprint and develop more sustainable products which offer the same high-performance results. Some of the key benefits that ENGAGE™ REN will offer manufacturers in the footwear industry include: Improved foam quality and polymer consistency Better resilience  Lighter foams with equivalent hardness Improved abrasion resistance and durability. When used alongside other recycled…

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Dow and Crocs Announce a New Collaboration To Help Lower the Carbon Footprint of Crocs’ Iconic Footwear

Dow, and Crocs Inc., a global leader in innovative casual footwear, have announced an exciting collaboration to create shoes that balance environmental responsibility with effective performance. Dow will supply bio-based materials for use in Crocs’ manufacturing process, which have an even lower CO2 impact than their current Croslite™ material, providing a more sustainable choice for Crocs’ customers everywhere. This involves Crocs introducing bio-based Croslite™ into its shoes – the predominant material in Crocs footwear. This bio-based material uses Dow’s new ECOLIBRIUM™ technology to create a more sustainable solution with a…

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Dow Announces Strategic Collaboration With Natura for Project Ybá in Brazil – a Model of Sustainable Commercial-ecological- Social Development in the Amazon Rainforest

Dow recently announced that Natura cosmetics brand – part of Natura & Co group, the fourth largest personal care company in the world – is the first commercial collaborator for Project Ybá: Conservation that Transforms, a strategic sustainability project for balancing commercial growth of a local community with environmental preservation in Breu Branco, Pará, deep in Brazil’s Amazon Rainforest. Launched in May 2021, Project Ybá is a Dow initiative in Brazil with an investment of R$1 million (~US$200,000) in collaboration with the Peabiru Institute and The Nature Conservancy (TNC). It aims to…

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Dow and Mura Technology announce partnership to scale game-changing new advanced recycling solution for plastics

Dow, and Mura Technology, the global pioneer of an advanced plastic recycling solution, have announced a partnership to help keep plastic waste out of the environment. The collaboration will support the rapid scaling of Mura’s new HydroPRS™ (Hydrothermal Plastic Recycling Solution) advanced recycling process aimed at preventing plastic and carbon from entering the natural environment while creating the feedstocks for a sustainable, circular plastics economy. The deal marks an important step in Dow’s commitment to advance a circular economy for plastics and keep plastic waste from entering the environment. The…

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