The movement of goods and resources is expected to increase globally as the population grows. There is a pressing need to ensure goods are packaged to meet critical standards for security, efficiency and sustainability, so we can move them safely from A to B.
To deliver goods in one piece and with minimal waste is important; but moving them safely on our roads is critical! And in today’s fast-moving world, we’re facing new challenges, often amplified at the major crossroads of global logistics.
With over 60% of total world infrastructure spend by 2025 focused on Asia1, opportunities abound for the logistics sector.
One key element is effective packaging for transit.
Ms. Eunice Ch’ng, Marketing Manager, Industrial and Consumer Packaging at Dow knows something about this: “The Asia Pacific region is a melting pot – of languages and cultures, but also of regulations and standards that affect the logistics value chain. This makes working together to develop solutions for load stability a must.”
That’s why Dow has joined forces with NEWTON R&D Centres in Malaysia. Mr. PK Ang, Group Executive Director at Newton Lab comments: “Merging our understanding of material science with our knowledge of transport and logistics, together we’ve developed ProtectionPlus, an industry program designed to help brand owners, manufacturers and distributors deliver goods safely and reliably across Asia Pacific.”
Eunice adds: “As an industry, we’re encouraging higher standards of safety in transportation across the region: building safety and sustainability into our future through our approach to testing, compliance, and right-gauging. It’s about analyzing, optimizing, solving, and innovating to find new solutions for load stability.”
Focusing on innovation in partnership with the transport logistics value chain is key to driving a more standardized approach to safety and sustainability in the region. The value goes far; delivering higher efficiency, less waste, and safer cargo on our roads.
"It’s about analyzing, optimizing, solving, and innovating to find new solutions for load stability."