Dow’s Pack Studios comes to Singapore


Dow Chemical’s Packaging and Specialty Plastics (P&SP) business has opened Pack Studios Singapore, the second Pack Studios centre 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 says its Pack Studios enables a collaborative innovation process that helps customers deliver faster commercialisation of new and improved packaging.

Located in Dow’s Singapore Development Centre, it will address ongoing packaging trends, and meet local customer requirements.

“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, and laboratory facilities equipped with tools for material development, film fabrication and testing equipment to validate packaging application.

Key capabilities include:

  • Predictive modelling of flexible packaging
  • Virtual rendering/visualisation of new pouch designs and shapes
  • Rapid prototyping of Stand Up Pouches (SUP)
  • Several Cast Film & Lamination lines
  • Several blown film, hood and wrap lines
  • Vertical and horizontal sealer lines

Pack Studios Singapore joins the ranks of five Pack Studios facilities in Freeport, US; Horgen, Switzerland; São Paulo, Brazil; Shanghai, China; and Mozzate, Italy.

An example of how Pack Studios can help with packaging development is PacXpert, a flexible alternative to rigid containers. An empty PacXpert pack saves on transportation costs and reduces CO2 emissions because it is completely flat: the transport vehicle is able to take 10 times more of PacXpert packs than conventional rigid containers. As of today, there are three licensees of PacXpert in Asia Pacific.


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