Freedonia – USA demand for pouches to exceed USD 10 billion

The report said stand-up pouch formats will continue to grow in popularity, since the greatest opportunities lie in previously popular rigid packaging applications
USA • A new study reports that demand for pouches in the USA will grow 4.4% per year through 2020 to USD 10.1 billion, driven primarily by the introduction of pouch packaging into new markets and the integration of high value features, such as resealable closures and spouts, in more mature markets.

Dow, Nordmeccanica – Packaging collaboration announced

Diego Donoso, global business president Dow Packaging & Specialty Plastics (2nd from left), seals the agreement with Antonio Cerciello (3rd from left), owner of Nordmeccanica Group
SWITZERLAND • The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) announced a business development agreement with Nordmeccanica SpA to advance solutions for the flexible packaging industry by combining adhesive development with machine pioneering that target new technologies for faster commercialization to market. The companies plan to highlight the collaboration to accelerate packaging innovation at drupa 2016.