Royal DSM, the global life sciences and material sciences company, will showcase its portfolio for flexible food packaging at Pack Expo International 2014 (Nov. 2-5; McCormick Place, Chicago). Part of the portfolio includes DSM's polyamide 6 (Akulon) and thermoplastic copolyester for thin film (Arnitel) for flexible food packaging. DSM says that the products help customers to provide better solutions to the world's rapidly changing food packaging needs, meeting the demand for food safety and reduced food and packaging waste.
Danilo Fioravante, global business director of Akulon DSM Engineering Plastics,says: "The continued growth in the global population, together with changes in lifestyles, has led to a rise in the demand for food and food packaging materials. Food waste caused by inadequate food preservation has aggravated this demand. So there is an increasing need for packaging solutions that keep food safer and extend the shelf life of food."