Maco PKG Signs on as Latest Dow PacXpert™ Packaging Technology Licensee in North America
Maco’s manufacturing expertise enables not only the ability to manufacture PacXpert, but also to fill it through Maco’s co-packing capabilities, which provides a turnkey approach for brand owners.
“Maco has been a strategic collaborator for Dow over the past few years and this agreement solidifies our joint commitment and belief in the technology,” said Fabrice Digonnet, global leader for PacXpert Packaging Technology. “We believe that Maco is a key collaborator in proliferating the adoption of PacXpert throughout North America.”
PacXpert Packaging Technology is a packaging design that enables transition from traditional rigid containers to flexible packaging with sustainability benefits and convenience. The distinctive, flexible stand-up pouch is durable, easy to use, lightweight and collapsible. PacXpert is compatible with many different types of applications that span liquids, solids, edible and non-edible materials. Dow trademarked the technology as PacXpert after acquiring the global license to the innovative Smart Bottle™ technology on which PacXpert is founded.
PacXpert has reached 75 packages on the shelf globally, which reaffirms the commitment from Dow, Maco and several other industry leaders around the world to making this packaging technology a success in a variety of different applications.
“We are very excited to be an official new member of the PacXpert team,” said Tom Seymour, Maco account executive. “Between Dow’s technical expertise and our manufacturing capabilities, we feel like we are well positioned for making PacXpert a success in North America.”
About Maco PKG
Maco PKG of Newark, NY has manufactured innovative, high quality packaging for a wide variety of industries for over 80 years. Within their 240,000-square-foot facility, they specialize in flexible packaging, contract packaging, and customized packaging solutions. Maco has serviced the US Military, food and beverage, industrial, automotive, medical and dental, health and beauty, electronics, and photography markets.
As an ISO 9001:2008, SQF 2000 Level 3 certified facility, Maco PKG converts roll stock into pouches, film bags, stand-up pouches, side gusset bags, sheets, flexible packaging, speciality items, and much more. Maco PKG is capable of packaging kosher and Oregon Tilth Organic certified products, and is FDA compliant. Maco’s services include consultations, prototype packaging, package manufacturing, sourcing packaging materials, trials and samples, and large runs.
The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) combines science and technology knowledge to develop premier materials science solutions that are essential to human progress. Dow has one of the strongest and broadest toolkits in the industry, with robust technology, asset integration, scale and competitive capabilities that enable it to address complex global issues. Dow’s market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of advanced materials, industrial intermediates, and plastics businesses deliver a broad range of differentiated technology-based products and solutions for customers in high-growth markets such as packaging, infrastructure, and consumer care. Dow is a subsidiary of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), a holding company comprised of Dow and DuPont with the intent to form three strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty sectors. More information can be found at www.dow.com.