Dow has launched a new solvent-free and energy efficient silicone coating – SYL-OFF SL 184 which proves beneficial for high-speed coating operations of up to 1,600 meters per minute. It also boasts of reducing production downtimes for pressure sensitive laminates, non-stick packaging, coating for liners of technical adhesive tapes, and industrial release papers for the consumer market. The new coating also complies with food contact regulations which makes it suitable for food labeling applications.
Dow and UPM Biofuels have teamed up to produce plastics from a bio-based renewable feedstock for the packaging industry. With this move, Dow plans to address the growing demand for renewable plastics across the globe.