Dow and Poly Products’ close relationship offered the perfect collaboration opportunity for venturing into new areas of film applications.
Most business relationships become more solid over the years, but not all can claim a truly collaborative partnership like the one between Dow and Poly Products Nigeria. A family-owned flexible packaging business born in the 1950s, they have been working with Dow for two decades. The relationship became even stronger five years ago, with the achievement of a key milestone: the signing of a Sadara agreement in October 2013.
Nigeria recently implemented a new political initiative to promote an agriculture-based economy, with the aim of preventing the country from relying exclusively on oil. Due to this, the demand of new greenhouse films has quickly increased and is expected to grow in the coming months and years.
This economic turnaround has opened new opportunities for the partnership. Dow brought its technical expertise in the consumer packaging business and agricultural industry to help Poly Products Nigeria with the development of a new greenhouse film. Supporting trials with our Dow experts, and thanks to our Pack Studios capabilities and application relevant testing we were able to implement the best solution for increasing quality and performance as explained by Prashant Mogre, Dow’s Principal Research Scientist in the MEA&T regions.
“Thanks to this collaboration, Dow and Poly Products Nigeria can jointly venture into new areas of film applications. While Dow’s expertise is helping on formulations and guiding on how to improve quality and performance of their films, Poly Products Nigeria has the chance to position the company as one of the first and biggest greenhouse films suppliers in the region.”