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Dow recently opened its 10th Pack Studios in Tarragona, which includes a new Load Stability Innovation Center.

Pack Studios is a global service with a network of experts in packaging, equipment, and testing. The goal is to streamline collaborative development for improved and sustainable packaging solutions.

Safe Load Testing Technologies is among Dow experts’ collaborators. Moreover, its main role has been to provide Dow with a Horizontal Stability tester to complete its Load Stability Innovation Center in Packs Studio Tarragona, Spain.

To know more about this collaboration and the work developed in Packs Studio Tarragona, Lidia Maestre, Marketing Manager of Safe Load TT speaks to Ana Braga, Dow´s Business Communications Manager for EMEA.

How it all started?

LM: Firstly, Dow states the future of packaging starts with collaboration. In the new Packs Studio in Tarragona, we can witness the collaboration Dow refers to, as the laboratory comprises numerous testing equipment from leading companies in the sector. In this regard, I would like to know what are the main goals of the new Pack Studio.

AB: Dow’s Pack Studios is a unique collaborative approach to accelerate the development of sustainable solutions for primary, secondary, and tertiary industrial and consumer packaging films, food & specialty packaging films, and health and hygiene films. All in all, we create the optimal environment to rapidly conceptualize, develop, and test ideas on-site. The facilities are available to all Dow customers and value chain partners, to develop prototypes, test solutions, and network, to accelerate the innovation process. This offers cost benefits to our partners via the capability to manufacture and evaluate prototype packaging solutions without utilizing valuable converter or brand owner resources.

LM: And, how does Safe Load Testing Technologies contribute to achieving these goals?

AB: The partnership with machine manufacturers like Safe Load TT is crucial for the success of Pack Studios. We are happy to have Safe Load Testing Technologies as a partner with similar values and an innovative spirit. They share our focus on cargo transport safety.

Why the Load Stability Center is the solution?

LM: On the other hand, I would also like to know why Load Stability is so important for Dow.

AB: In today’s globalized economy, more goods are being transported over longer distances. This trend is driven, amongst others, by societal changes and growing e-commerce. Furthermore, there’s a shift in consumer mentality. Awareness is rising, and they demand eco-friendly products, reducing waste and utilizing natural resources better. Packaging optimization, load stability, and transport simulation aid companies in meeting industry and regulatory standards. Additionally, they help achieve sustainability goals, reducing costs and CO2 emissions