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Thursday, May 28 2020 - 11:30
Dow launches new post-consumer recycled plastic resin in Asia Pacific
SHANGHAI, May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Dow (NYSE: DOW) recently developed and commercialized a new formulated 
post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic resin designed for collation shrink film 
applications in Asia Pacific.

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The new resin is designed with 40 percent PCR content which creates a film with 
performance comparable to those made with virgin resins. The product, XUS 
60921.01, is made with recycled plastics collected domestically within China 
through Dow's strategic recycling partners and is made at Dow's external 
manufacturing site in Nanjing, China.

"This new resin is helping to make a circular economy for plastics a reality, 
all without compromising on the performance that brand owners and consumers 
require," said Bambang Candra, Asia Pacific commercial vice president, Dow. "As 
a material science company, we have the responsibility to bring these products 
to market to prevent plastics from becoming waste in the environment."

The growing demand for e-commerce will require durable, efficient packaging 
that can protect products throughout their supply chains while producing 
minimal waste for consumers. Dow's new formulated PCR resin can provide brands 
and consumers with comparable performance to collation shrink film made with 
virgin resins to ensure products are delivered safely while also reducing the 
amount of plastic waste ending up in our environment.

The resin is designed to be used as 100 percent of the core layer of collation 
shrink applications and will enable the development of film with 13 - 24 
percent recycled content.

The new formulated PCR resin also reduces carbon dioxide and energy footprints 
helping converters, brand owners and retailers meet their sustainability goals, 
while also giving a new end-of-life to plastics that otherwise would have 
become waste.

"Developing new end markets for plastic waste will help incentivize collection 
and recycling, enabling more recycled products to be developed while reducing 
the amount of plastics entering our environment," said Suny Markose, Asia 
Pacific commercial recycling director for Dow.

The new offering is part of Dow's comprehensive strategy to develop a circular 
economy for plastics by focusing on integrating recycled content into product 

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About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused 
innovation and leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The 
Company's ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, 
inclusive and sustainable materials science company. Dow's portfolio of 
plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers 
a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for its 
customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure and 
consumer care. Dow operates 109 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs 
approximately 36,500 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $43 billion 
in 2019. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. 
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