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Skins® by DSM

A world of feel opportunities

Graphic and packaging solutions have become the extensions of customers’ brand impressions, with graphic and design effects for packaging evolving to include many sensory experiences for consumers. Thanks to modern high-speed coating technologies, simple plastic or carton packages can be transformed into packages that gain sensory attention that supports the image of a brand owner or positively affects consumer behavior.

In January 2018 DSM launched the latest addition to its coating resins portfolio; Skins® by DSM. A special series of resins that enhances a key element for graphic and packaging design; touch. The resins, launched via the characters Rubbert Skins®, Silky Skins® and Vel-Veeto Skins® create a world of feel opportunities for food and non-food packaging whether on coated or uncoated paper, board, plastics and even aluminum and let customers engage with products and their design in a new way.

High-efficiency barrier film acclaimed

High-efficiency barrier film acclaimed

Based on its analysis of the market for barrier films in flexible packaging, Frost & Sullivan recognized DSM with the 2016 European Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Leadership. DSM's product portfolio comprises Akulon® PA6 and the latest innovation Akulon XS, both of which are used extensively for film extrusion in food, medical, and industrial product packaging. The Akulon product line addresses a wide range of polyamide barrier film manufacturing needs, such as superior barrier properties and recyclability solutions.

With customers demanding a single film that can be used to package multiple types of products, DSM is the ideal barrier film partner. Due to its flexibility, barrier film developers are increasingly opting for DSM's cost-effective Akulon product in retort packaging for both ready-to-eat products and fresh foods.

"Among resins, Akulon XS is proving a revolutionary product due to its special chemical and morphological structure, which combines the film property advantage of PA6 and the film processing advantage of PA6/66 types of copolymers," said Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst, Arun Ramesh.

Pack-Age moisture-permeable cheese ripening membrane

Reducing waste, cost and environmental impact

DSM has quantified the advantages of using its cheese ripening solution, Pack-Age®, over naturally ripened and coated Gouda and Parmesan cheese.

Using Pack-Age across the cheese industry would prevent the loss of around 200,000 tons of Gouda and Parmesan cheese per year, caused in the main due by spoilage and removal of dry rind and coating. In fact, an increased yield of 121,000 tons can be achieved by using Pack-Age. Both factors contribute to the reducing the amount of milk needed by 3.55 billion liters per year.

Pack-Age is a moisture-permeable cheese ripening membrane that enables hard to semi-hard cheeses to mature naturally, without the risk of spoilage by mold. As no coating is used in the process, Pack-Age eliminates the formation of strong dry rind.

1 Smithers Pira Sept 2015

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