Midland’s Dow Chemical Co. Offers New Puncture-resistant Packaging


Midland-based Dow Chemical Co. has launched a new packaging technology for pouches and bags designed to be tear and puncture resistant. The material can be used for everything from flexible food packaging to heavy-duty industrial shipping sacks.

Created from a patented process and coupled with advanced technology, the so-called Innate resins will offer new packaging opportunities, says David Parrillo, global research and development 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,” Parrillo says.

He says the resins are also more sustainable because the packaging will be a lighter weight and the resins are good for liquid packaging because it is resistant to flex cracking.

“Innate Precision Packaging Resins … 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,” says Nestor de Mattos, marketing director for Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics.