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Dow Chemical Opens Pack Studios In Ringwood, Illinois

09/22/2016
Dow Chemical Company’s Packaging and Special Plastics division business opened its first Pack Studios focused on laminating adhesive in North America in Ringwood, Illinois.

The Ringwood plant is aimed at accelerating a range of plastics applications including laminating adhesives projects through a global network of laboratories, technical experts and testing equipment.

“Pack Studios Ringwood gives our customers an opportunity to leverage Dow’s global network of expertise, broad product portfolio and application testing capabilities with Nordmeccanica’s equipment excellence to accelerate the development of game changing laminating adhesives solutions for the packaging industry,” said Karen S. Carter, North America Commercial Vice President for Dow Packaging & Specialty Plastics. “Our collaboration with Nordmeccanica will bring benefits to our customers and advance solutions for the entire laminating adhesives industry.”

Pack Studios Ringwood will serve as an innovation and technology training center for North America, equipped with a collaboration room and an industrial-scale Nordmeccanica Super Combi 3000 laminator line for faster commercialization of new adhesive solutions. This state-of-the-art equipment allows customers to test, prototype and bring forward innovations to advance solutions for the laminating adhesives industry without interrupting their own commercial production.

“The collaboration between Dow and Nordmeccanica will continue to drive innovation and fuel the growth of the laminating adhesives industry for many years to come,” said Vincenzo Cerciello, Nordmeccanica N.A. President. “Innovation is the result of combined efforts from multiple players, and Pack Studios Ringwood provides customers with an environment to deliver more efficient and improved products.”

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