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16 Mar 2021

Dow earns SEAL Environmental Initiative Award for new recyclable packaging design with Kashi, Berry Global

Companies recognized for collaborating to create high-performance, recyclable flexible food packaging for Kashi's Bear Naked granola products


MIDLAND
, Mich. -February 19, 2021 - Dow (NYSE: Dow), Kashi and Berry Global are winners of the 2020 SEAL Environmental Initiative Award for their collaboration to create the first fully recyclable flexible barrier pouch available nationally for Kashi's Bear Naked brand granola.

The SEAL (Sustainability, Environmental Achievement & Leadership) Awards honored the companies for their teamwork to create the new packaging structure, recyclable at over 18,000 retail locations nationwide as part of the U.S. store drop-off program.

"This award recognizes the hard work of everyone involved at Dow, Berry Global and Kashi who contributed to creating this breakthrough recyclable packaging at a national scale," said Nestor de Mattos, North America commercial vice president, Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics (P&SP). "This is one of many Dow initiatives to promote sustainability, reduce plastic waste and ensure that plastics find their way back into the supply chain instead of into the environment."

The recyclable Bear Naked granola packaging is made with Dow's RETAIN™ polymer modifiers, which compatibilize the barrier EVOH layer with polyethylene to create a film that qualifies for the Sustainable Packaging Coalitions How2Recycle® label. The design also features a high-performance sealant for fast-paced production line speeds that produce hermetically sealed packaging.

Dow helps brand owners and converters bring circularity to new product and packaging designs, working to maintain plastics' critical value from creation to disposal. Consumer demand for sustainability drives new collaborations for Dow with the companys customers for cost-effective, high-performance recyclable packaging.

"We believe that every plastic package and product should be designed to be recyclable," said Ashley Leidolf, North America end-use marketing manager, Dow P&SP. "We work closely with our partners to bring new, innovative technologies to market to unlock sustainability opportunities for our customers, brands and end-users."
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About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation and leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The Companys ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company, with a purpose to deliver a sustainable future for the world through our materials science expertise and collaboration with our partners. Dow's portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer care. Dow operates 106 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $39 billion in 2020. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit www.dow.com or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.

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16 Mar 2021

Dow and Henkel bring sustainability to hot melt adhesives

New AFFINITY™ RE is one of the first bio-based high-performance polyolefin elastomers on the market

HORGEN, Switzerland - February 11, 2020 - Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics, a business division of Dow (NYSE: DOW), announces the expansion of its high-performance AFFINITY™ GA polyolefin elastomers (POE) with the launch of bio-based AFFINITY™ RE. This solution has enabled Dow customer Henkel's Technomelt SUPRA ECO line to achieve another milestone in both companies sustainability goals.

Climate change is among the greatest technical, social, and economic issues the world is currently facing. That is why reducing the carbon footprint is more vital than ever. As consumers demand more sustainable solutions from suppliers and brands, AFFINITY™ RE offers an alternative to fossil fuel-based products and can help to reduce the carbon footprint whilst delivering the same well-known performance as the entire AFFINITY™ GA range. To achieve this, AFFINITY™ RE is made using bio-based feedstock such as tall oil - a by-product created by the paper-milling industry and ultimately sourced from sustainably managed forests. This whole process is certified on a mass balance basis by the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC).

"Consumers expect more sustainability from the products they use, and packaging is no exception. We want to support the industry to not just meet consumer expectations but to proactively set ever higher sustainability ambitions," said Imran Munshi, Dow Packaging & Specialty Plastics consumer marketing manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. "At Dow we were proud to be embarking on a journey towards greater sustainability alongside an innovative customer such as Henkel."

"Consumers, brand owners, regulators and the industry are demanding change. The use of bio based material in consumer goods and packaging has been identified as an important driver for sustainable sourcing and lever to reduce environmental footprint. With a leading position in sustainable solutions, Henkel has anticipated these demands and believes in the necessity of driving change within the industry. This can only be achieved through close collaboration with industry partners along the value chain," said Jenna Koenneke, Global Head of Market Strategy for Consumer Good Adhesives at Henkel. "When the opportunity came to work with Dow to bring to life this sustainable solution, we saw it as a chance and a responsibility towards the industry and consumers to offer the best quality adhesive for their packaging with the lowest environmental impact through our new Technomelt SUPRA ECO range."

The AFFINITY™ RE range consists of three grades with 100% bio-based content on a mass balance basis to optimize the carbon footprint of hot melt adhesives.
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About Dow Packaging & Specialty Plastics

Packaging and Specialty Plastics (P&SP), a business unit of Dow (NYSE: DOW), combines core strengths of R&D, worldwide reach, broad product lines and industry expertise to deliver high-performing technologies for end use markets in food packaging, personal hygiene, infrastructure, consumer goods and transportation. P&SP is one of the worlds largest producers of polyethylene resins, functional polymers, and adhesives, and enabled by Pack Studios, is a leading innovator and collaborator across the value chain on sustainable application development and circular economy life-cycle design for plastics. www.dowpackaging.com

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation and leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The Companys ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company, with a purpose to deliver a sustainable future for the world through our materials science expertise and collaboration with our partners. Dow's portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for its customers in high growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer care. Dow operates 106 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $39 billion in 2020. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit www.dow.com or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.

About Henkel

Henkel operates globally with a well-balanced and diversified portfolio. The company holds leading positions with its three business units in both industrial and consumer businesses thanks to strong brands, innovations and technologies. Henkel Adhesive Technologies is the global leader in the adhesives market - across all industry segments worldwide. In its Laundry & Home Care and Beauty Care businesses, Henkel holds leading positions in many markets and categories around the world. Founded in 1876, Henkel looks back on more than 140 years of success. In 2019, Henkel reported sales of more than 20 billion euros and adjusted operating profit of more than 3.2 billion euros. Henkel employs more than 52,000 people globally - a passionate and highly diverse team, united by a strong company culture, a common purpose to create sustainable value, and shared values. As a recognized leader in sustainability, Henkel holds top positions in many international indices and rankings. Henkel's preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX. For more information, please visit www.henkel.com.

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