The Dow Chemical Company to Sponsor The Showcase of Packaging Innovations®

March 13, 2014

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The Dow Chemical Company to Sponsor The Showcase of Packaging Innovations®

Reston, Va.; March 13, 2014 — PACK EXPO owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is pleased to announce that The Dow Chemical Company will sponsor The Showcase of Packaging Innovations® at PACK EXPO International 2014 (Nov. 2-5; McCormick Place, Chicago).

The Showcase of Packaging Innovations highlights award-winning packaging from around the world, displaying prize winning entries from international packaging competitions. The Dow Chemical Company has sponsored the display since its inception in 2003.

“Dow is proud to continue our commitment to innovation in the packaging industry through our sponsorship of The Showcase of Packaging Innovation,” says Greg Jozwiak, North America Commercial Vice President for Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics. “The Showcase is always a highlight of PACK EXPO and we’re excited to see the many innovations on display this year.”

“The Showcase of Packaging Innovation spotlights the most innovative packaging formats on the market,” says Charles D. Yuska, president & CEO, PMMI. “As a global resource for the packaging and processing supply chain, PMMI is proud that PACK EXPO International includes this source of inspiration and connects brand owners with the supply chain resources who can help them adapt some of these designs to their own product lines.”

The Showcase of Packaging Innovations will be located within the Brand Zone, in McCormick Place’s Upper North hall.

PMMI owns and produces the PACK EXPO family of trade shows, including PACK EXPO International 2014 and the co-located Pharma EXPO, a joint venture with the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE). The shows are expected to attract 50,000 packaging and processing professions and 2,200 exhibiting companies with over 1.1 million net square feet of exhibit space to McCormick Place this fall.

“PMMI’s vision is to convene the global packaging and processing supply chain to inspire innovation. The Showcase of Packaging Innovations is just one example of how PACK EXPO will do just that,” Yuska adds.

For more information, and to sign up for an alert when registration opens, visit packexpointernational.comor pharmaexpo.com. Learn more about PMMI at PMMI.org.

About PMMI

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is a trade association representing over 600 packaging and processing supply chain companies that provide a full range of packaging and processing machinery, materials, components and containers. PMMI actively brings buyers and sellers together through programs and events such as The PACK EXPO family of trade shows, packexpo.com, PMT Magazine, PACK EXPO Show Daily, networking events and educational programs.

PMMI organizes the PACK EXPO trade shows: PACK EXPO International, Pharma EXPO, co-located with PACK EXPO International and presented jointly with the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE); PACK EXPO Las Vegas, PACK EXPO East, EXPO PACK México and EXPO PACK Guadalajara, connecting participants in the packaging and processing supply chain with their customers around the world. Coming Up: EXPO PACK México 2014, June 17-20 (Mexico City, Mexico); PACK EXPO International 2014, Nov. 2-5 (McCormick Place, Chicago); Pharma EXPO, co-located with PACK EXPO International 2014; PACK EXPO East, debuting Feb. 16–18, 2015 (Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia); EXPO PACK Guadalajara 2015, March 10-12, 2015 (Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico).

Learn more about PMMI and the PACK EXPO trade shows at PMMI.org and Packexpo.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.

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Kate Achelpohl
Director of Member Communications
571.612.3183
kachelpohl@pmmi.org