The Dow Chemical Company Returns as the Exclusive Sponsor of The Showcase of Packaging Innovations

April 4, 2016

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The Dow Chemical Company Returns as the Exclusive Sponsor of The Showcase of Packaging Innovations

Reston, Va.; April 4, 2016 – The Dow Chemical Company has committed to sponsor The Showcase of Packaging Innovations at PACK EXPO International (November 6–9; McCormick Place, Chicago) through 2018, according to show producer PMMI, The Association for Processing and Packaging Technologies.

The Showcase of Packaging Innovations® displays award-winning packaging from competitions around the world. The Dow Chemical Company has sponsored the display since its introduction in 2003.

“We’re excited to return as the exclusive sponsor for The Showcase of Packaging Innovations at PACK EXPO this year,” says Karen S. Carter, commercial vice president for Dow’s North America Packaging and Specialty Plastics business. “The Showcase provides a unique opportunity for the industry to come together to display its latest packaging innovations as well as a place to draw inspiration from for the packaging designs of tomorrow.”  

“PACK EXPO is all about gathering industry innovations and technology under one roof for the purpose of advancing business and production,” says Chuck Yuska, president and CEO, PMMI. “The Showcase of Packaging Innovations displays some of the best and brightest in packaging that the market has to offer, providing brand owners with the inspiration and resources they need to implement ground-breaking designs into their own packaging.”

PMMI has partnered with the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) to produce the co-located Pharma EXPO 2016. With the combination of PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO, more than 50,000 attendees from the processing and packaging industry will have a combined 1.2 million net square ft. of exhibit space to explore.

The Showcase of Packaging Innovations will be located within the Containers & Materials Pavilion, in McCormick Place’s Upper North Building.

“We are enthusiastic about Dow’s return as a sponsor of the Showcase, and the company’s commitment to moving the packaging industry forward,” Yuska adds.

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About PMMI
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, represents the voice of more than 700 North American manufacturers of equipment, components and materials for processing and packaging. We work to advance a variety of industries by connecting consumer goods companies with manufacturing solutions through the world class PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, leading trade media and a wide range of resources to empower our members. The PACK EXPO trade shows unite the world of processing and packaging to advance the industries they serve: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas, Pharma EXPO, PACK EXPO East, EXPO PACK México, EXPO PACK Guadalajara and ProFood Tech, launching in April 2017. PMMI Media Groupconnects manufacturers to the latest solutions, trends and innovations in processing and packaging year-round through brands including Packaging World, Automation World, Healthcare Packaging, Contract Packaging and Packaging + Processing OEM. PMMI Business Drivers assist members in pursuing operational excellence through workforce development initiatives, deliver actionable business intelligence on economic, market and industry trends to support members' growth strategies, and actively connect the supply chain throughout the year. 

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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 material, polymer, chemical and biological science 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 2015, Dow had annual sales of nearly $49 billion and employed approximately 49,500 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 product families are manufactured at 179 sites in 35 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