The Dow Chemical Company ( and Karlville Development Group ( have signed a collaboration agreement to facilitate the acceptance and proliferation of Dow’s flexible PacXpert Packaging Technology in the marketplace. This collaboration agreement will support industrial scale up and growth, machinery development, customer support, technical service and marketing campaigns.

Through this agreement, Karlville will supply machinery for pouch making, spout inserting, and filling and capping equipment from their SPOUTPRO product line while also providing technical support and service to all users. This state-of-the-art equipment will support the needs of PacXpert end users in North America with the potential to expand to other markets around the world.

“This agreement is a testament to several members of the value chain believing in the important role PacXpert plays in the conversion to flexible packaging,” says Francisco Paz, Dow marketing manager. The recently signed agreement was the culmination of several months of working together to determine how Dow and Karlville could make it easier for converters and brand owners to begin utilizing PacXpert in a wide range of edible and non-edible applications.

“We’re very excited to deepen our relationship with Dow and help accelerate the adoption of PacXpert around the world,” says Raul Matos, Karlville. “This is a big step for us to bring together our collective expertise and to help make PacXpert grow with converters and brand owners.”

PacXpert Packaging Technology enables transition from larger, traditional rigid containers to flexible packaging with sustainability benefits and convenience. The distinctive, flexible cube-shaped package is durable, easy to use, lightweight, and collapsible. Dow trademarked the technology as PacXpert after acquiring the global license to the innovative Smart Bottle™ technology on which PacXpert is founded. PacXpert Packaging Technology won a 2015 Edison Award for innovation.