Dow and Nordmeccanica Report New Lamination Technology

MIDLAND, MI and HAUPPAUGE, NY | Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company and Nordmeccanica SpA announce a joint development featuring Dow’s new SYMBIEX solventless adhesives and Nordmeccanica’s Duplex SL One Shot lamination line.

SYMBIEX is said to be is an ultra-fast curing adhesive technology, and the combination is said to offer converters best-in-class conversion efficiency improvements, shorter time-to-market, and total conversion cost reductions.

“We are excited to launch this breakthrough technology just 18 months after the signing of the joint development agreement with Nordmeccanica,” says Greg Bunker, global business director for Dow Adhesives for Packaging, Textiles and Hygiene. “By combining Dow’s adhesive development know-how with Nordmeccanica’s machine pioneering, we succeeded in introducing the biggest innovation in packaging lamination in 50 years.”

Vincenzo Cerciello, VP Technology at Nordmeccanica Group, adds, “Dow and Nordmeccanica worked together to reimagine the current conventional lamination process and address some of its fundamental limitations, namely combining fast curing, which requires a fast-acting adhesive, with outstanding pot life, which requires a slower-acting adhesive. With SYMBIEX and the Duplex SL One Shot laminator, we are able to slit just 90 minutes after lamination. This is an exciting development and game-changing innovation for the lamination adhesives market.”

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