SUBSCRIBE

Breaking News on Beverage Technology & Markets

Trends > Smart Packaging

Dispatches from Pack Expo 2012

Dow Chemical pinpoints packaging trends

By Rod Addy , 08-Nov-2012

Demand for flexible packaging, consumer convenience and food preservation are the main trends in packaging development exhibited by customers, according to Dow Chemical.

Sarah Eckersley, global research and development director, performance packaging, for the company tells Rod Addy, editor of FoodProductionDaily.com at trade show Pack Expo 2012 in Chicago: "One of the things that we see is a move into flexible packaging and this is on a global basis.

"People are beginning to deselect glass and metal packaging ... This is true in North America, but even more in other parts of the globe."

Flexible packaging, such as food pouches, was "more environmentally sustainable, but also more cost effective", she says.

In the same interview, Scott Collick, director, North America performance packaging, technical service and development department, shares the new launches Dow was promoting at Pack Expo.

Adcote L 76-185/CR 811B is a new solvent-based adhesive specifically designed for high-temperature laminate use, including retort applications. It has been created to help improve the performance of various packaging applications including coffee and liquid packaging, as well as cable wraps.

The adhesive has full Food & Drug Administration compositional compliance for laminates used at temperatures of 250°F and above, 120 °F to 250°F and up to 120°F, Dow Chemical says.

Another launch cited by Collick was Agility Processing Accelerators, a family of low density polyethylene resins aimed at improving the processing of linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE)-rich blends and increasing output on blown and cast film lines.

And Dow Chemical introduced two new additions to its Dowlex LLDPE portfolio offer improved processing and five to 10 percent higher blown film line output.

Related products

Heineken’s next generation smart bottle

‘9 Green Bottles’: Who will design Heineken’s next generation smart bottle?

Nine companies battled it out for a place on Heineken’s Design & Packaging Team...

6 steps to take to “do good” and expand appeal to modern consumers

6 steps companies can take to “do good” and expand their appeal to modern consumers

Modern Americans expect much more from food companies today than they did in the...

Döhler on seeds in smoothies

Smoothies turn to seeds to boost natural positioning

In an effort for products to appear as close to natural as possible, beverage...

Ardagh on beverage packaging crossover innovation

Cross-over innovation: What beverage packaging can learn from other industries

What has chocolate got to do with glass? And what do cars have in...

UAE coffee consumption to reach $112m in 2017

‘Battle of the Baristas’ UAE coffee consumption to reach $112m in 2017

 A total of eight of the Middle East and North Africa’s (MENA) most talented...

Gebo Cermex agility 4.0 and the factory of the future

The factory of the future: ‘From mass production to mass customization’

Today’s factories are focused on producing large quantities in bulk. Tomorrow’s factories will be...

Factory of the future 5 pillars Gebo Cermex

Five pillars for the 'Factory of the Future': Gebo Cermex

Robots, smart technology, augmented reality… what technology is in store for the factory of...

Crown reveal thermochromic technology

Beverage can design changes when beverage is chilled – and then again when drunk

Crown has launched two-step thermochromic cans: which change color when the beverage is chilled;...

Stora Enso expands RFID technology across wine, food and dairy markets

Stora Enso expands RFID technology across wine, food and dairy markets

Stora Enso is continuing to expand its intelligent packaging (IP) technology across the wine,...

Digimarc intelligent packaging is like a built-in media network

Digimarc: ‘Think about packaging as your own built-in media network’

Active, intelligent packaging is similar to the 1950s phenomenon of TV, according to Digimarc,...

UK sugar tax: The big questions

UK sugar tax: The big questions

The UK has announced a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. But how hard will it...

Explaining HPP to consumers: How brands use humor, videos and animations to present processing technology

Explaining HPP to consumers: How brands use humor, videos and animations to present processing technology

Consumers want more information about the products they are drinking: from the ingredients in...

FiE 2015: Our best bits

FiE 2015: Our best bits

Our teams of journalists were out in force at Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) last...

The taste test: How do you make a probiotic drink taste good?

The taste test: How do you make a probiotic drink taste good?

Probiotic fruit drinks face different challenges to their dairy counterparts - but both face...

‘We try to be one of them’: Tetra Pak exec on vital shopper insights

‘We try to be one of them’: Tetra Pak exec discusses drive for vital shopper insight

Tetra Pak is a B2B company but it invests above the curve in shopper...

Dairy consumers ‘tend to accept’ less package functionality: Tetra Pak

Tetra Pak says dairy consumers ‘tend to accept’ less package functionality

Tetra Pak says it’s vital for its customers to strike a balance between ideal...

Saudi Arabia beverage giant Al Rabie reveals global growth ambition

Saudi Arabia beverage giant Al Rabie reveals global growth ambition

The CEO of Saudi Arabian food and beverage giant Al Rabie Saudi Foods tells...

‘Nice wine, no corkscrew?’ Mirabeau En Provence wins 8m+ YouTube views

‘Nice wine, no corkscrew?’ Mirabeau En Provence solution strikes YouTube gold with 8 million+ views

Mirabeau En Provence owner Stephen Cronk says the desire for a direct consumer connection...

DSM claims craft brewer interest in gluten-free beer enzyme

DSM claims craft brewer interest in gluten-free beer enzyme

DSM Food Specialities claims that, far from being cautious, craft brewers are embracing the...

Rexam targets dairy drinks with cans after MIO success

Rexam targets dairy drinks with cans after MIO success

Rexam tells BeverageDaily.com it is pursuing business in the dairy drinks segment and says...

Key Industry Events

 

Access all events listing

Our events, Shows & Conferences...