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Dow Features 100% PE Recyclable Stand Up Pouch at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013

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Dow Corning Corporation
2200 W. Salzburg Rd.
Midland, MI, 48686 0994

Press release date: September 20, 2013

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Dow Features 100% PE Recyclable Stand Up Pouch at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013
Award-winning design to be on display at the Dow sponsored The Showcase of Packaging InnovationsŪ

MIDLAND, Mich. – Dow is proud to once again serve as title sponsor of this year's The Showcase of Packaging InnovationsŪ at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013, where the award winning 100% PE Recyclable Stand Up Pouch from Dow Performance Packaging will be on display.

The 100% PE Stand Up Pouch is an innovative solution for food packaging that offers a more sustainable proposition of recyclability. Dow's Performance Packaging business, in partnership with a converter and brand owner, introduced the pouch in Latin America earlier this year and the design has since won several industry awards for its unique qualities.

"The Stand Up Pouch is a game-changing technology that will benefit Dow customers and the entire value chain," said Nestor de Mattos, group marketing director for Food and Specialty Packaging at Dow. "We are pleased to be once again sponsoring The Showcase of Packaging Innovations pavilion at PACK EXPO, because promoting award-winning packaging design, like the 100% PE Stand Up Pouch, puts a spotlight on ingenuity and helps push the industry forward."

In addition to sponsoring the pavilion, Dow will participate in this year's PACK EXPO with a full program of customer hospitality, informative thought-leader presentations, and the introduction of new technologies and capabilities.

An example of Dow's commitment to industry collaboration and growth is Dow Performance Packaging's highly regarded Networks with Answers (NwA) seminar series. The presentations will feature internal and external speakers on topics that are relevant to the industry today and attendance is open to customers, show attendees and other interested parties.

On Monday, September 23 at 11:00 a.m. PST, Networks with Answers will feature a special presentation on Dow's newest collaborative capability to accelerate packaging innovation – Pack Studios. Connecting Dow's global network of industry experts with Dow Performance Packaging's broad product portfolio, materials science labs and application testing capabilities, Pack Studios provides a collaborative environment to accelerate solutions for better packaging.

Located at Dow's Texas Operations complex in Freeport, Texas, Pack Studios Freeport is one of four state-of-the-art collaboration centers Dow currently operates across the globe.

To learn more about the latest innovative products from Dow, customers are invited to visit the Dow Customer Center located next door to the Las Vegas Convention Center in the Renaissance Hotel. Dow's PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013 portfolio will include:

• 100% Polyethylene Stand Up Pouch is manufactured with only one raw material, polyethylene, making it easier to recycle, and it can be used in a variety of markets including beverages, cosmetics, dry and frozen foods, and cleaning products. The Stand Up Pouch is developed from Dow's patented technology which allows the unique package to "stand up" on store shelves providing companies with greater brand visibility. The award winning Stand Up Pouch will also be on display at the Showcase of Packaging Innovations.

• LAMAL™ 90-103 Adhesive is a urethane cure alternative to traditional adhesives. LAMAL has been specially formulated for metal adhesion, being alcohol dilutable like existing LAMAL™ products and can be used in a variety of packaging applications including meat, cheese and snack food packaging, coffee pouch laminations and industrial barrier laminations.

• MOR-FREE™ L82-105/C33 is an solventless, two component aliphatic polyurethane adhesive that delivers a fast room temperature cure with no need for a hot room. This gives converters energy and space savings, and the adhesive can be used in a variety of flexible food packaging applications including higher temperature applications.

• Dow will highlight two products from the ADCOTE™ family. ADCOTE™ L 74-112 is a nonisocyanate curing solvent based adhesive that offers no interference from retained solvents in printed materials and can be used in a variety of packaging applications.

ADCOTE™ L 76-185 provides higher running solids, a lower tendency to foam in application, a more stable mixed pot life and offers improved performance for retort applications including delivering improved adhesion to oxide coated barrier films and resistance to the most aggressive foodstuff.

Dow Performance Packaging is committed to advancing the plastic packaging sector with the development of innovative materials and technologies that further the performance value of resins, films, and adhesives products used in packaging. With upcoming facility upgrades to support Dow's laminating adhesives business, to collaborative opportunities that enable packaging innovation through Pack Studios, Dow is the industry's leading resource for solutions for better packaging.

The Dow Chemical Company
Performance Packaging
Midland, MI 48674

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