Clariant Masterbatches launches innovation center focused on packaging

Clariant Masterbatches has opened its first project house, which will focus on innovation in functional packaging.

The Project House is a 400 sq-mt facility in Pogliano, Italy, which will house chemists and technicians as well as equipment, such as extrusion machinery and analytical equipment. Its key objective is to pursue breakthrough concepts and solutions in Masterbatches products and processes. The project house represents an investment of approximately 2 million euro.

Through this initiative, Clariant is able to co-locate industry of experts from around the world. The project house identifies strategic areas and brings together interdisciplinary, cross-functional teams of scientists, technologists, marketers, academics, and suppliers to exchange expertise and explore emerging technologies and advanced concepts that can lead market innovation. The initial focus will be on "what's next" in functional packaging with its sub-segments food & beverages, personal care, and household & cleaning. The key objective is to provide competitive advantage for customers through differentiation and speed-to-market....

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