The Home of Film Innovation
Our brand-new Pack Studios Tarragona Film Innovation Center is designed to enable the ideation and validation of film innovations, from lab to industrial scale.
Equipped with state-of-the-art film production and testing capabilities, we can help you accelerate the development of innovative and sustainable films for primary, secondary and tertiary packaging in food, industrial, and consumer applications, as well as for health and hygiene materials.
By working together, we can evaluate a film’s performance according to recyclability, industry requirements, and your specific needs; optimizing the production and performance of multi-layer films with recycled content for several packaging applications.
Our comprehensive film innovation process supports you through every step of your innovation journey, from ideation to development.
Lab scale film production
Our impressive range of cast and blown film extrusion lines enable lab scale film production, testing and prototyping. The centerpieces of our lab scale film innovation center are our Collin blown 9 layer and cast 5 layer lines, which can be coupled with a versatile MDO unit to test mono-material formats designed for recyclability. And the scope of our testing activities covers not only special barrier and oriented films, but also stretch and breathable backsheet films, helping you to create packaging of the future.
Extensive testing environment
Once the films are produced on a small scale we evaluate their properties in our extensive film testing laboratories, with over 20,000 tests being conducted by the Pack Studios Tarragona lab team every year.
Common procedures involve abuse testing tear and puncture properties, dart impact strength, moisture and oxygen barrier testing, sealing and hot tack properties analysis, and much more.
Industrial scale extrusion lines
Helping you to create the next generation of recyclable and sustainable films, our Film Innovation Center offers a broad range of extrusion lines up to industrial scale; including a 5 layer blown film Macchi line, a 9 layer blown film W&H co-extrusion line and a 5 layer cast film Amut Dolci line.
These lines enable the efficient scale-up, production and testing of an array of films, from industrial and consumer packaging, to barrier and non-barrier lamination food packaging, to non-breathable backsheets and films for feminine hygiene applications.
We also frequently use our Covex mono-layer line to validate new developments for the circular economy.
Start your innovation journey
The Film Innovation Center at Pack Studios Tarragona complements Dow’s holistic offering for packaging film performance testing in the EMEA region. In Pack Studios Horgen we are working on packaging processing (Bosch VFFS, SN HFFS lines) and nonwovens (fiber spinning, airlaid, web forming). While in Pack Studios Mozzate we deliver excellence in packaging lamination (Duplex OneShot laminator from Nordmeccanica). Our own technicians have also developed other kinds of application-relevant testing methods to replicate the real-life conditions that packaging is often exposed to.
Please get in touch with us if you’d like to run your own developments.