Dow Launches Pack Studios in Singapore
Pack Studios Singapore to provide a collaborative environment for the development of packaging solutions for Southeast Asian customers
SINGAPORE - August 08, 2016 - The Dow Chemical Company’s (NYSE: DOW) Packaging and Specialty Plastics (P&SP) business announced today the opening of Pack Studios Singapore, the second Pack Studios center for the Asia Pacific region after Shanghai, China, and the sixth location globally. Aimed at accelerating packaging application projects through a global network of laboratories, technical experts and testing equipment, Dow’s Pack Studios enables a collaborative innovation process that helps customers deliver faster and more efficient commercialization of new and improved packaging.
Located in Dow’s Singapore Development Center, Pack Studios Singapore reinforces Dow’s commitment to the region, and is strategically positioned to be a game changer for the packaging value chain in Southeast Asia. It will address ongoing packaging trends, and more importantly meet local customer requirements, providing an advantageous opportunity to bring new packaging applications to market faster.
“The launch of Pack Studios Singapore comes at a timely juncture with the burgeoning consumer class in Asia Pacific, indicative of great potential for packaging growth in this region,” said Mark Saurin, Asia Pacific commercial vice president for Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics. “With Singapore’s reputation as a leading trade and business hub for Southeast Asia, we believe that this new Pack Studios will set the stage for greater innovation and collaboration, where our customers and stakeholders across the value chain can continue to enhance their competitive advantage. We are thrilled to introduce this state-of-the-art facility to more customers in the region.”
Like the other Pack Studios around the world, Pack Studios Singapore is also equipped with a collaboration room to inspire solution-based thinking, and leading laboratory facilities equipped with tools for material development, film fabrication and testing equipment to validate packaging application.
At Pack Studios Singapore, customers and value chain collaborators will be able to work on-site with dedicated Dow technical teams and its network of industry experts in packaging application, materials and design. They can get access to modelling and prototyping technologies for faster innovation and more high performing new products on shelf. Key capabilities include:
- State-of-the-art predictive modeling of flexible packaging
- Virtual rendering / visualization of new pouch designs and shapes
- Rapid prototyping of Stand Up Pouches (SUP)
- Several production class Cast Film & Lamination lines
- Several blow film, hooder and wrap lines
- Vertical and horizontal sealer lines
- Collaboration rooms with assistance in information and cutting edge technologies
A one-stop center to inspire faster development of innovative packaging, Pack Studios Singapore is founded on Dow’s strong legacy of materials science. It joins the ranks of five established Pack Studios facilities in Freeport, Texas, USA; Horgen, Switzerland; São Paulo, Brazil; Shanghai, China; and Mozzate, Italy, and will continue to connect customers with Dow’s global network capabilities and expertise, which includes resin, lamination, converting, packaging and testing.
Through Pack Studios Singapore, Dow looks to redefine collaboration and accelerate new packaging development through cost reduction and reduced cycle time on fabrication, prototyping and testing.
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 180 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. In 2015, Dow had annual sales of nearly $49 billion and employed approximately 49,500 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 product families are manufactured at 179 sites in 35 countries across the globe. On June 1, 2016, Dow became the 100 percent owner of Dow Corning Corporation’s silicones business, a global company with sales of greater than $4.5 billion in 2015, 25 manufacturing sites in 9 countries and approximately 10,000 employees worldwide. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.
About Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics
The largest business unit in Dow, Packaging and Specialty Plastics (P&SP) delivers annual revenues of ~US$14 billion and is one of the largest materials suppliers to the global packaging industry. With 3,800 employees, 48 plants and 28 sites spread across 16 countries, the business focuses on high growth markets in food packaging, industrial packaging, personal hygiene, and transmission pipe. P&SP is a leading innovator and collaborates across multiple value chains on new and improved products and applications that meet or exceed customer expectations. Visit P&SP website at www.dow.com/en-us/packaging for more information.
For further information, please contact:
Ms. Jolynn Yeo
Tel: +65 6830 4608