Henkel AG & Co KGaA’s Social Plastic Ecosystem in collaboration with Plastic Bank earns top honors in the 2020 Packaging Innovation Awards by Dow

Dow has announced the winners of the 2020 Packaging Innovation Awards recognizing breakthrough packaging achievements in design, technology, sustainability and user experience. The highest honor, the Diamond Award, went to Henkel AG & Co KGaA’s Social Plastic Ecosystem in collaboration with Plastic Bank. To create a new line of sustainable cosmetic packaging, Henkel conducted a pilot program that utilized recycled materials from Plastic Bank, a social enterprise which aims to stop plastic waste from entering the ocean and provide economic opportunities for people in extreme poverty. Since its launch in 2018, Henkel has…

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Dow’s expertise enables recyclable polyolefin-based fabric decorations for Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

reating a unique look and feel for any major sporting event – especially the Olympic Games – typically calls for signage and banners, to customize the experience and build the event atmosphere for athletes and fans alike. The Olympic Movement’s Official Chemistry Company Dow is working with Japanese company Toppan Printing to give such fabric – typically made with a few layers of different plastics and other materials that can be difficult to recycle – a second life, long after the closing ceremony. VERSIFY™ Elastomer Technology from Dow is selected…

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Dow Sets Targets to Reduce GHG Emissions, Stop Plastic Waste, and Drive Toward a Circular Economy

Dow has announced aggressive new commitments to address both climate change and plastic waste on its path toward becoming the most innovative, customer-centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company in the world. The Company also issued its 2019 Sustainability Report for the 17th consecutive year, outlining progress and results aligned to its 2025 Sustainability Goals. “Today’s announcement is the next step in our sustainability journey that began more than 30 years ago. Climate change and plastic waste are among the greatest technical, social, and economic issues the world has ever…

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Dow Teams Up to Contribute Carbon Savings From Anti-Corrosion Steel Coatings to Official Carbon Partnership With IOC

Announcing the latest contributor under Dow’s Official Carbon Partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Dow is teaming up with PPG to reduce the carbon impact of anti-corrosion coatings for steel commercial infrastructure. The collaboration between Dow and PPG, a global supplier of paints, coatings and specialty materials, aims to deliver reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions though improved coatings for commercial and industrial buildings, infrastructure such as bridges and marine vessels, while helping to lessen costs associated with structural metal corrosion. As an alternative to traditional coating solutions, PPG’s two-coat PSX…

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Dow and Avangard Innovative Advance Plastic Circularity With Agreement to Supply Recycled Plastics for Dow Technologies

In an exclusive agreement, Houston-based waste-optimization specialist Avangard Innovative LP will supply post-consumer resin (PCR) plastic film pellets to Dow, a significant addition to Dow’s plastic circularity portfolio that is aligned with the company’s goal to advance the circular economy for plastics and minimize waste in the environment. The companies expect to begin offering Dow’s first ever PCR-based innovations later this year to North American customers who are demanding stronger sustainability profiles in targeted applications such as liners, shrink wrap and protective packaging, among others. Dow will initially use the PCR from Avangard…

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