Dow Thailand and Absolute Flexible partner to develop food packaging designed for recyclability

Bangkok, Thailand – October 31, 2023 – Dow Thailand Group, a leading global materials science company, and Absolute Flexible, a leading Thai packaging design and manufacturing company, have partnered to develop food packaging designed for recyclability for Thai exporters. The new packaging is designed to meet the growing consumer demand for packaging with key sustainability benefits in Europe.

A group of spices and herbs on a plate

Traditionally, food packaging bags used in Thailand are made from multiple materials, making them difficult to recycle. This does not meet the needs of customers in overseas markets, where consumers are increasingly concerned about packaging that enables recycling, especially in the United Kingdom and the European Union. The new food packaging bags are made from Dow's special grade of polyethylene, which has been certified by the Thai Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO) as having a lower carbon footprint than the reference value. The bag also retains its excellent properties for protecting food products inside.

Ekkasit Lakkananithiphan

"Dow is a materials science company with a strong commitment to innovation and sustainability. We are committed to helping our customers succeed in the market and achieve their sustainability goals. We are delighted to partner with a leading packaging company like Absolute Flexible to help Thai brands stand out in the competitive global market by developing mono-material recyclable packaging enabled by Dow's expertise and special plastic pellets such as INNATE, DOWLEX, ELITE, and AFFINITY," said Ekkasit Lakkananithiphan, Commercial Director of Dow Thailand Group.

Peerapon Wongvorakul

"Absolute Flexible is committed to developing environmentally friendly packaging technologies and innovations. We are constantly developing sustainable packaging solutions that are growing in demand. We chose to partner with a global leader like Dow to help us produce packaging that meets our requirements from a single material. This makes it recyclable, has a lower carbon footprint, and can be produced using existing machinery. This is a solution that meets the needs of businesses that are committed to sustainability, especially those with customers in countries that are aiming to reduce carbon emissions and prioritize recycling," said Peerapon Wongvorakul, Executive of Absolute Flexible.

"The key features of food packaging designed for recyclability are that it is easy to form and still retains its properties for protecting food products from moisture and air. It is also designed to be transparent, which reduces the amount of ink used, making it easier to recycle," Wongvorakul added.

The new food packaging will be used to package Thai spices, chili paste, sauces, and other condiments for export to the United Kingdom. There are also plans to expand to other European countries and target large markets which concerned with carbon emissions and supply chain traceability.


About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth; asset integration and scale; focused innovation and materials science expertise; leading business positions; and environmental, social and governance leadership to achieve profitable growth and help deliver a sustainable future. The Company's ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company in the world. 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 applications. Dow operates manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 37,800 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $57 billion in 2022. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.

About Absolute Flexible Co., Ltd.

Founded: 2022

Location: Bangkok, Thailand.

Company mission: At Absolute Flexible, our mission is to excel in the packaging business, specializing in sustainable flexible packaging solutions. Through unwavering dedication to material and product innovation, we provide cutting-edge packaging solutions for everyone, empowering customer success while responsibly caring for the environment.

Products/Services: We specialize in a wide range of cutting-edge flexible packaging solutions, including Mono-material, Down gauging, Biodegradable materials, and more, all tailored to empower your success.

Key Achievement: Trusted by industry-leading brands both domestically and internationally for providing innovative and profound flexible packaging solutions.

About Dow Thailand Group

Dow started its business in Thailand in 1967, then expanded through a joint venture with SCG in 1987 (in 2022, SCG Chemicals rebranded to SCGC). At present, Dow Thailand Group consists of Dow's wholly owned subsidiaries and SCGC-DOW joint ventures. In addition, there is also a Solvay and Dow joint venture in Thailand. Dow Thailand Group is the largest manufacturing base for Dow in the Asia Pacific, with many manufacturing facilities in Rayong province. Its strategic markets in Thailand are packaging, building and infrastructure, and mobility industries. More information could be found at or the Thai Facebook



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Apiradee Poopirom
Dow Thailand Group
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Suttipong Krotintakom
Dow Thailand Group
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Lalida Tisadondilok
Dow Thailand Group
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