Dow launches new packaging technology

Dow’s new microfoam packaging technology to help lessen impact of Rio 2016 Olympics.

The project is part of a Dow’s programme focused on mitigating the carbon footprint of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

“The leveraging of the microfoaming technology as one of the Rio 2016 carbon mitigation projects promotes a rational utilization of packaging and showcases how it can help enable reductions in greenhouse gas emissions,” said Paloma Alonso, commercial VP of Dow Packaging & Specialty Plastics Latin America.

This technology reduces greenhouse gas emissions through new production methods that lead to higher productivity and improvements in the extrusion process of films.

“As the Official Chemistry Company of the Olympic Games and the Official Carbon Partner of Rio 2016, Dow is engaging the value chain to help us deliver on our carbon-mitigation commitments,” said Tania Braga, Rio 2016 head of Sustainability, Legacy and Accessibility.