DuPont Announces Capacity Increase, Releases Global Packaging Survey Results

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DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers announces increase in capacity at its Dordrecht site to meet strong demand for specialty polymers. In addition, recent surveys show that sustainability issues and reduction in packaging weight are the top challenges and efforts for those in the packaging industry.

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DuPont Increases Bynel®, Fusabond® and Appeel® Capacity, Expands Global Ethylene Copolymer Production Network
DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers today announced that it will increase capacity at its site at Dordrecht, Netherlands, to meet strong demand for specialty copolymers DuPont™ Bynel® adhesive resins, DuPont™ Fusabond® modifier resins and DuPont™ Appeel® lidding sealants used in packaging, construction and industrial markets. The expansion enhances the company’s global network of manufacturing capabilities which includes sites in the North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Read full press release.

Survey: Sustainability, Cost Challenge Global Packaging Industry
Nearly 40 percent of respondents identified sustainability issues as the top challenge facing the packaging industry, according to DuPont’s global survey of consumer packaged goods companies and packaging converters. This was followed closely by 33 percent who named cost issues. Nearly 500 packaging professionals around the world responded to the open-ended question, citing these two issues twice as often as any other challenge. Read full press release.
Survey: Reducing Packaging Weight Holds Industry Attention

If you talk to people in the packaging industry about their work in sustainable packaging, more than half of them will say their efforts are focused on reducing packaging weight, according to DuPont’s survey last month of consumer packaged goods manufacturers and converters.

Fifty-seven percent of the more than 200 respondents to this question say their efforts to attain sustainable packaging are focused on weight reduction. “Reducing weight is driven in part by regulations, but also cost savings,” said Bernard Rioux, DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers marketing and development manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa. “When you can deliver environmental benefits and cost savings in a package that protects and helps sell a product – that’s a sustainable solution.” Read full press release.

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