Aiming at faster commercialization of new adhesive solutions, Dow and Nordmeccanica are working on joint projects in order to bring several new technologies to market in 2016.

“Nordmeccanica truly believes in the power of these two companies to drive innovation,” says Vincenzo Cerciello, technical manager of Nordmeccanica Group. “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."

New developments can be expected from the joint collaboration with Dow and Nordmeccanica through Dow’s Pack Studios in Mozzate, Italy. The center offers a large collaboration space and hosts an industry-scale Nordmeccanica Super Combi 3000 laminator line.

The equipment allows international customers to test, prototype and bring forward innovation in packaging lamination without interrupting their own commercial production. The collaboration agreement between Dow and Nordmeccanica will also enable similar capabilities at additional Pack Studios across the globe.

“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.”

To introduce the first  results from the collaboration, Dow and Nordmeccanica will exhibit at DRUPA 2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany, from May 31 to June 10. 


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