Entrant Profile

Na Li

Location: Midland, Michigan United States

Company: Dow Chemical

Profession: Engineer/Designer

Inspired by: Creating a more sustainable solution while maximizing production efficiency to cope with significant growth in demand in the silicone release coating market, exacerbated by COVID-19, was the inspiration for the development of SYL-OFFTM SL-184 antimisting release coating.
Product labeling and barcoding were already key drivers for the release liner market prior to the pandemic. The industrial effort against it led to a rapid growth in demand for labels for medical and food packaging. To cope with the growing demand, production at even higher speeds was one of the few viable options for manufacturers. Matching the market need for labels was paramount to prevent disrupting distribution chains and aid in identifying genuine vs counterfeit products by ensuring essentials such as vaccines, hand sanitizers, and other medical/pharmaceutical products were properly labeled and barcoded.