The DOW Chemical Company
2017

RETAIN™, Polymer Modifier Technology.

RETAIN is the first of its kind, enabling multi-material barrier films, such as stand-up pouches, to be recycled in a polyethylene recycling stream.

Before this innovation, flexible barrier packaging products posed unique recycling challenges due to their multi-layer, multi-material structures.  

The advantage of Dow’s RETAIN™ Recycle Compatibilizer Technology is that it allows previously difficult to recycle post-consumer and post-industrial barrier packaging materials, made from multiple material structures such as EVOH, to be given new life by allowing them to be recycled into new products.