FINGERPRINT™ polyethylene introduced by Dow is an effective in increasing the performance of micro-irrigation systems while helping to reduce the amount of water lost to leakage. FINGERPRINT™ polyethylene resins were developed for demanding micro-irrigation hose and tubing applications, such as landscaping and agriculture. FINGERPRINT™ polyethylene resins can provide fewer leaks and cracks in properly manufactured micro-irrigation hose and tubing, helping to reduce water loss during irrigation. This is consistent with Dow's commitment to sustainability and, in particular, water.
An invisible trace element in FINGERPRINT polyethylene resins acts as a marker, making it possible to verify the presence of Dow's polyethylene resins in tube and drip tape years after installation.The trace element helps to ensure that micro-irrigation customers receive only the quality, consistency and high performance associated with Dow products.
Dow offers a broad portfolio of FINGERPRINT polyethylene resins suitable for landscaping and agriculture micro-irrigation, including:
" FINGERPRINT™ MDPE 7520 MDPE bi-modal resin - New technology available this year, provides excellent drawdown characteristics, high tensile strength and elongation properties as well as resistance to slow crack growth. The Excellent burst strength and puncture resistance make it ideal for use in drip tape with applications primarily in agriculture.
" FINGERPRINT™ DFDA-7510 Linear Low Density Polyethylene Resin - With excellent environmental stress crack resistance, burst strength and good extrusion characteristics, is ideal for use in micro-irrigation tubing for orchards, vineyards and landscapes.
" FINGERPRINT™ DFDC-7525 MDPE Resin - With high tensile strength and elongation, excellent toughness balanced with extrusion ease, it has been widely used in thin-wall tape applications for many years. This proven performer also has excellent puncture resistance and burst strength properties.