has developed and commercialized a newly formulated post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic resin designed for collation shrink film applications in Asia Pacific. The new resin is designed with 40 percent PCR content which creates a film with performance comparable to those made with virgin resins.
High-quality PCR Films Boosting Circular Economy
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.
Dow’s new formulated PCR resin ensures products are delivered safely while also reducing the amount of plastic waste ending up in the environment.
Avoiding Waste in Landfills“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 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 PCR resin also reduces carbon dioxide and energy footprints helping converters, brand owners and retailers meet their sustainability goals, while giving a new end-of-life to plastics that otherwise would have become waste.
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 offerings.