The Dow Chemical Company’s packaging and speciality plastics business has announced the launch of INNATETM Precision Packaging Resins, a new family of resins that offers unprecedented performance levels to help customers address some of today’s most challenging packaging performance gaps.
Created from a patented molecular catalyst coupled with advanced process technology, INNATE will empower customers to unlock new packaging opportunities through unmatched stiffness- toughness balance, processing ease and improved sustainability profiles.
“INNATE resins were developed as a result of many discussions with converters and brand owners and careful analysis of the market trends,” said Diego Donoso, business president for Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics. “We’re excited about what INNATE will enable in future packaging design.”
Added David Parrillo, global R&D director for Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics: “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.”
INNATE will help define new market spaces and create new categories for everything from flexible food packaging to heavy-duty industrial shipping sacks. INNATE resins offer:
- Sustainability profiles due to light-weighting potential
- Opportunities for new packaging efficiencies through material substitution
- Up to twice the abuse resistance in co-extruded films compared to tested standard polyethylene resins on the market
- Film toughness without compromising stiffness and other key properties
- Processing ease with excellent bubble stability.
“INNATE Precision Packaging Resins were born from a breakthrough, patented catalyst and process technology and gives brand owners, retailers and converters what they’re demanding: the ability to create precision combinations that deliver high performing food, consumer and industrial packages,” said Nestor de Mattos, marketing director for Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics.