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Adhesives specialist Dow Chemical Co. (Midland, MI) announced its collaboration with Nordmeccanica SpA (Piacenza Italy), a developer of coating, laminating and metallizing machinery, to accelerate the development of flexible packaging innovation through new technology. By joining together adhesive development with innovative machinery, both companies see huge potential to advance solutions for the flexible packaging market.

Kari Embree

February 26, 2016

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Dow and Nordmeccanica partnership to advance flexible packaging development

Adhesives specialist Dow Chemical Co. (Midland, MI) announced its collaboration with Nordmeccanica SpA (Piacenza Italy), a developer of coating, laminating and metallizing machinery, to accelerate the development of flexible packaging innovation through new technology.

By joining together adhesive development with innovative machinery, both companies see huge potential to advance solutions for the flexible packaging market.

Dow’s Pack Studios in Mozzate, Italy, will serve as the hub for these new developments, which houses a large collaboration space and hosts an industry-scale Nordmeccanica Super Combi 3000 laminator line. This state-of-the-art equipment allows international customers to test, prototype and bring forward innovation in packaging lamination without disrupting their own commercial production. The collaboration agreement between Dow and Nordmeccanica will also enable similar capabilities at additional Pack Studios across the globe.

Aiming at faster commercialization of new adhesive solutions, Dow and Nordmeccanica are working together on projects in order to deliver several new technologies to market this year.

"This formal development agreement reflects another milestone in Dow's strong commitment to the adhesives industry, coupled with the strong participation in the flexible packaging market through our polyethylene and specialty resin offerings," states Greg Bunker, Dow's Global Business Director for Adhesives for Packaging, Textiles and Hygiene.

"It truly builds on Dow's tradition of collaboration across the industry to accelerate innovation to market, taking advantage of Dow's back integration in polyurethane, acrylics and polyethylene."

"Nordmeccanica truly believes in the power of these two companies to drive innovation," Vincenzo Cerciello, Technical Manager Nordmeccanica Group, adds.

"Technology these days is in fact so advanced that innovation is the result of the combined efforts of multiple players. With this strong collaboration we will continue to fuel the growth of the flexible packaging industry that touches almost everyone's life on the planet. This industry is also one of the most significant to drive sustainable packaging development, with the most efficient material usage, as well as reducing food waste along the global food supply chain."

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