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Dow and Ampac Collaboration Brings New Packaging Technology to North America

Innovative packaging solutions create opportunities for select converter customers worldwide

Midland, MI – June 11, 2014 – Press release

Innovative packaging solutions create opportunities for select converter customers worldwide

Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics is pleased to announce that flexible packaging converter, Ampac, is now a licensee of PacXpert Packaging Technology and is authorized to sell packages in North America. Ampac will produce packages enabled by PacXpert Technology and will sell the packages to their customer base under the Ampac CubePak name.
PacXpert Technology enables the conversion of large rigid plastic containers to easy-to-carry, flexible packaging options. Dow trademarked the technology as PacXpert after acquiring the global license to the innovative Smart Bottle technology on which PacXpert is founded.

"We look forward to working with Ampac as they become the first licensee of PacXpert Technology to bring this unique advancement to North America," said Heather Turner, new business development leader, Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics in North America, "The technology positions Ampac and Dow as solutions leaders in the packaging industry with the ability to offer customers sustainability benefits and convenience."

The lightweight packaging design offers a fitment closure and integrated ergonomic dual handles, enabling precision pouring, easy reclosing and convenient carrying. While flexible, PacXpert Technology is shelf stable and can stand upright or on its side once filled. The functional performance of the product is even more impressive with visually-transparent packaging that allows consumers to see the contents within and the opportunity to print on all four sides.

The PacXpert Technology manufactured and sold by Ampac in North America under the brand name Ampac CubePak, has the potential for use in numerous household, institutional, food service and industrial applications including liquids and dry good products. The multiple environmental benefits reduce content waste by allowing consumers to achieve better product yield, and requires less raw materials during the manufacturing process when compared to rigid packaging alternatives. PacXpert Technology containers can ship and store flat when empty, increasing shipping and warehouse efficiency by eliminating Just In Time (JIT) delivery of rigid containers, and possibly reducing carbon dioxide emissions. When filled, the pouches form into a cube improving pack density. Also, when compared to rigid containers, this format uses less material and improves the product to package ratio.

"The Ampac CubePak’s unique design and multi-functionality provides our customers with a solution for pourable products that will expand the flexible packaging market," said Millie Nuno, senior market manager of Ampac. "This cutting-edge technology enhances our flexible packaging portfolio which offers endless possibilities for differentiated applications."

ENDS

PacXpert Packaging Technology is Dow’s global trademark for this technology.

For more information, visit:

http://www.dow.com/packaging/ or http://www.ampaconline.com/.

About Ampac

Ampac drives packaging transformation and performance by creating packages that are more innovative, progressive and dynamic than those used by competitive brands. Ampac’s comprehensive approach to packaging is a balance of rigorous, technology-driven thinking and exceptional creativity. It is a diversified global packaging company with 14 manufacturing centers in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit Ampac’s website at: www.ampaconline.com.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from the intersection of chemical, physical and biological sciences to help address many of the world’s most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow’s integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 180 countries and in high growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. In 2013, Dow had annual sales of more than $57 billion and employed approximately 53,000 people worldwide. The Company’s more than 6,000 products are manufactured at 201 sites in 36 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.

 

For Editorial Information:

Becky Zavala
The Dow Chemical Company
+1 (281) 966 – 4404

Cassidy Christian
Gibbs & Soell
+1 (312) 648 – 6700 ext. 2101
CChristian@gibbs-soell.com

Millie Nuno
Ampac
(630) 439-3124
mnuno@ampaconline.com