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Unlocking Pet Meals Bag Recyclability With Polyethylene

  • Dow, W&H and B&B unveil subsequent technology of recyclable packaging at Ok 2022 truthful.

  • New wide-format MDO-PEone pouch with last net width of 2×1260 mm designed for recyclability with out compromising on high quality, effectivity or efficiency.

  • Printed at 400 meters per minute. Remaining validation on industrial packaging line with 80 luggage per minute.

HORGEN, SWITZERLAND and LENGERICH, GERMANY / ACCESSWIRE / January 25, 2023 / Dow Packaging & Specialty Plastics, a enterprise unit of Dow (NYSE:DOW), and main machine producers W&H and B&B, proclaims the launch of their joint innovation in recyclable plastic packaging on the Ok 2022 truthful, the world’s main commerce truthful for plastics processing in Düsseldorf, Germany.

By way of new expertise, resin and equipment innovation the collaboration efficiently led to the event of this recyclable wide-format MDO-PE bag. Utilizing solely polyethylene (PE) and a minimal layer of EVOH2 ensures recyclability whereas delivering the identical efficiency and properties of multi-material packages mixed with excellent gloss, transparency and haptics.

Reshaping the way forward for pet meals packaging

For years, the main focus of the packaging business has been on effectively producing packaging supplies that improve shopper expertise and cut back waste. The problem for recyclable pet meals packaging particularly, has been discovering applied sciences that preserve the effectivity of the packaging’s manufacturing and its last qualities whereas relying solely on one materials, in order to allow recycling within the polyethylene stream.

“Unlocking packaging recyclability is a problem that nobody firm can do alone,” mentioned Romain Cazenave, Packaging EMEA Advertising Director, Dow Packaging & Specialty Plastics. “Utilizing Dow’s ELITE™, INNATE™ and AFFINITY™ high-performance resins and sealants together with our companions’ state-of-the-art equipment applied sciences and know-how, has enabled us to understand the subsequent technology of recyclable packaging to foster greater recycling charges and allow the round economic system of plastics.”

The massive pet meals luggage are made with MDO-PE movie utilizing solely polyethylene in every structural layer aside from a skinny layer of EVOH for the barrier, in keeping with recycling pointers. Utilizing high-quality resin and the newest extrusion expertise of the W&H VAREX II machine with inline MDO, the movie has a last net width of 2×1260 mm and is optimized to scale back materials wastage throughout manufacturing.

“On our wider VAREX II extrusion line with inline MDO, we produce MDO-PE movie optimized for the next manufacturing processes. Because of excellent flatness and glorious movie high quality even with this extensive movie format, our HELIOSTAR II rotogravure press prints at very excessive speeds of 400 m/min. To place it in a nutshell: Two-ups for doubled effectivity.” mentioned Dr. Lennart Ederleh, Technical Gross sales Director at W&H.

By way of Dow’s Pack Studios, lamination was enabled at industrial scale earlier than sending the movies to bagmaking on the exceptionally easy pouch-making course of with B&B’s aspect gusseted bag machine SFB, producing 80 luggage per minute, which is similar to multi-material PET/PE constructions .

For extra info please go to the Dow Ok 2022 web site: www.have

About W&H

Windmöller & Hölscher, a family-owned firm, is world chief for equipment and programs for the manufacturing and changing of versatile packaging. The product portfolio consists of high-performance machines for movie extrusion, printing and changing. As a world firm W&H gives its shoppers every part from a single supply: from professional session and engineering to the supply of high-quality machines and full packaging manufacturing traces. Roughly 3,200 workers create optimum options for the person manufacturing duties of versatile packaging producers – bringing the company philosophy “Ardour for innovation” to life. Machines by Windmöller & Hölscher are in use in over 130 nations and by greater than 5,000 clients. In 2021 the Windmöller & Hölscher Group with its headquarters in Lengerich, Germany reached gross sales of roughly 969 Mio. EUR. For extra info, please go to

About Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics

Packaging and Specialty Plastics (P&SP), a enterprise unit of Dow (NYSE:DOW), combines core strengths of R&D, worldwide attain, broad product traces and business experience to ship excessive performing applied sciences for finish use markets in meals packaging, private hygiene, infrastructure, shopper items and transportation. P&SP is likely one of the world’s largest producers of polyethylene resins, purposeful polymers, and adhesives, and enabled by Pack Studios, is a number one innovator and collaborator throughout the worth chain on sustainable utility growth and round economic system life-cycle design for plastics.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE:DOW) combines world breadth; asset integration and scale; centered innovation and supplies science experience; main enterprise positions; and environmental, social and governance (ESG) management to realize worthwhile development and ship a sustainable future. The Firm’s ambition is to turn out to be essentially the most revolutionary, buyer centric, inclusive and sustainable supplies science firm on the planet. Dow’s portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones companies delivers a broad vary of differentiated, science-based merchandise and options for its clients in high-growth market segments, reminiscent of packaging, infrastructure, mobility and shopper functions. Dow operates 104 manufacturing websites in 31 nations and employs roughly 35,700 individuals. Dow delivered gross sales of roughly $55 billion in 2021. References to Dow or the Firm imply Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For extra info, please go to or observe @DowNewsroom on Twitter.

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one MDO-PE: machine course orientation polyethylene
2 EVOH: Ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer

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