The Dow Chemical Company in the US, will invest in a 'Packaging Center of Excellence' in Horgen, Switzerland to better serve the needs of the packaging industry across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
The company is expanding the centre’s capabilities for testing and prototyping adhesive laminating and film structures for food and beverage packaging needs.
The Horgen packaging center houses equipment and has collaboration space for specialty adhesives, resins and formulated films in one place. It will also enhance customers’ ability to test materials and formulations for new package functionality and design.
Dow said the center is also fully linked to its other packaging centers of excellence around the world, including the Sensory Science facility in The Netherlands, and Films Application Development Centers in Tarragona, Spain; Freeport, Texas; Singapore, and Jundiai, Brazil.
Dow in Europe, the Middle East and Africa regional general manager for packaging and converting Anton van Beek said the company will continue to provide expert technical applications support for its existing product lines and Horgen will remain a place where customers can check and adjust formulations to get the best results on their own package machinery.