Dow Accelerates Regional Packaging Innovation and Solutions with the Launch of Pack Studios Mumbai

Dow Accelerates Regional Packaging Innovation and Solutions with the Launch of Pack Studios Mumbai India-based innovation center helps foster collaboration and the development of advanced packaging solutions

Mumbai, India - January 31, 2018 - Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics (P&SP), , has opened its Pack Studio at Mumbai innovation center. Marking the Company’s eighth Pack Studios location—and the third in Asia Pacific—Dow P&SP’s global network of studios brings together technical experts, laboratories and testing capabilities to foster innovation and collaboration, and accelerate the development of new packaging products.

“Asia Pacific is one of the largest materials suppliers to the global packaging industry. Combined with a rapidly growing population and economy, India is an ideal location to advance packaging technologies to meet emerging market needs,” said Bambang Candra, Asia Pacific commercial vice president of Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics. “Pack Studios Mumbai reinforces the commitment to our customers in South Asia, and provides a unique opportunity for converters, brand owners and retailers to enhance their competitive edge.”

Dow India launches Pack Studios in Mumbai
Dow India launches Pack Studios in Mumbai

Pack Studios are built on Dow’s long-held belief that innovation can be best achieved through collaboration. Pack Studios not only create an environment for industry collaboration, but also create a strong global network of experts and capabilities that are dedicated to the success of partners throughout the value chain regardless of their location. Pack Studios Mumbai brings this pioneering approach to the India market with the support of seven other locations around the world, and expands the ability to design packaging solutions that meet local challenges at a quicker rate.

The Pack Studios Mumbai facility is equipped with a collaboration room to inspire solution-based thinking and leading laboratories with film testing equipment to conceptualize and validate next-generation packaging. An industrial-scale Nordmeccanica Super Combi 3000 solvent-based and solventless laminator onsite allows customers to test, prototype and develop adhesives products without interrupting their own commercial production.

As a one-stop center to inspire packaging innovation across the value chain, Pack Studios house a global network of scientists, state-of-the-art equipment and a broad range of testing capabilities. Here, Dow resins and adhesives experts collaborate with equipment manufacturers, designers, brand owners and prototyping specialists—resulting in faster commercialization of new and improved packaging solutions.

Pack Studios Mumbai joins Dow’s seven global Pack Studios locations, including Freeport, Texas (USA); Ringwood, Illinois (USA); São Paulo, Brazil; Horgen, Switzerland; Mozzate, Italy; Shanghai, China, and Singapore. By providing regional innovation centers around the world with equipment tailored for local packaging needs, Pack Studios allows customers to meet their specific requirements, bridge product performance gaps, and help bring products to market faster.

For more information about Pack Studios, please visit https://www.dow.com/en-us/packaging/innovation/pack-studios.

About Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics
Packaging and Specialty Plastics, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), combines core strengths of R&D, worldwide reach, broad product lines and industry expertise to deliver innovative and sustainable solutions for plastics. The business is one of the largest polyethylene producers in the world, and a leading collaborator across the value chain on the development of new technologies and applications for high growth markets in packaging, health & hygiene, transportation, consumer, and infrastructure. About Dow India: Dow Chemical International Private Limited (Dow India) 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 the intersection of chemical, physical and biological sciences to help address many of India's most challenging problems including the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. With 800+ employees in locations spread across the country, Dow India is continually finding ways to make people's lives healthier, safer and more convenient through exploring sustainable solutions based on technology development and application research in areas of infrastructure, transportation, energy, consumer and, lifestyle.

As a responsible corporate citizen, the company uses its technology expertise and employee volunteerism to partner with the communities in which it operates. Dow continues to support Jaipur Foot through free distribution of prosthetic limbs along with BMVSS, building homes for the underprivileged through 'Habitat for Humanity' and supporting scientific thought and environmental awareness among the future generations through ‘Multiply the Message’ and ‘Mobile Science Lab’ programs. For more, visit www.dow-india.com / http://in.dow.com

For further information contact:
Sharvari Abhyankar
Dow India
+91 7506278015
sabhyankar@dow.com