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Dow unveils 2018 30th awards for packaging innovation competition

The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) is calling for entries for the 2018 30th Awards for Packaging Innovation, the independently judged program globally recognized as the industry leader.

Entries will be accepted from Feb. 5 through April 12, 2018, with all necessary forms and information on

The 2018 30th Awards for Packaging Innovation continues the DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation program established in 1986, the industry’s longest running independently judged awards program.

Dow carries on the tradition of assembling an independent panel of leading international packaging judges from a great variety of disciplines, to provide the awards with a global perspective across design, engineering, retail, converting and academia.

“In its 30th year, the Awards for Packaging Innovation celebrate innovation and collaboration in packaging throughout the entire value chain,” said Diego Donoso, business president for Dow Packaging & Specialty Plastics.

 “The awards recognize companies that promote technological advancement, enhance customer product experiences and demonstrate responsible packaging, and winning products demonstrate how they truly have the power to change lives.”

Entry is free and applicants are not required to use Dow or DuPont materials in the products they enter. As in previous years, all of the products in the 2018 30th Awards for Packaging Innovation must be commercially available when they are entered.

Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics combines core strengths of R&D, worldwide reach, broad product lines and industry expertise to deliver new solutions in plastics to meet consumer demand in end use markets like food packaging, personal hygiene, footwear, transportation and infrastructure.

The business is one of the largest polyethylene producers in the world, and is a leading innovator and collaborator across the value chain on technologies and applications that are high performing and sustainable.