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Behind the scenes, Capital Goods & Materials are critical to supply chains and business operations.

Capital Goods —  including electrical equipment, machinery, construction and engineering technology — along with  raw Materials — from chemicals, construction supplies, and packaging to metals, paper, and forest products — are necessary for virtually every business to meet consumer demands. They are also essential for firms driven to innovate faster and diversify their products and services. At the same time, Industry 4.0 trends —sustainability, light weighting, 3D printing, surface engineering, intelligent materials, nano-formulations, and advanced composites — are motivating companies to explore new ways to remain globally competitive.

As a result, both the Capital Goods & Materials industries are turning to technology-based solutions and Open Source Software (OSS) is part of their strategy.

OIN Capital Goods & Materials Industry Members

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Here’s how 5 OIN members are contributing to the future of capital goods.

Sealed Air - OIN Member

Sealed Air develops many signature brands of packaging, including BUBBLE WRAP®.

WestRock - OIN Member

WestRock is the 2nd largest American corrugated packaging company.

epac - OIN member

ePac Flexible Packaging  provides branded Consumer Packaged Goods’ (CPG) and became the 1st supplier in North America to build its entire business on  the latest wide-web digital printing technology in 2000.

Rogers Corporation — acquired by DuPont in November 2021 —  produces advanced electronic and elastomeric materials that are used in Electric Vehicles (EV), automotive safety and radar systems, mobile devices, renewable energy, wireless infrastructure, energy-efficient motor drives and industrial equipment.

OIN members such as CaterpillarCNH Industrial and Komatsu supply machinery for the construction industry. ASSA ABLOY & Lixil are making products such as locks, doors, gates, mobile and bio-metric identity verification systems, smart bathrooms and kitchen products.

Ebara - OIN Member

Ebara contributes to the supply chain by designing the operation of infrastructure and industrial machinery.

Join Leaders from the Capital Goods & Materials Industry

WestRock - OIN Member
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Caterpillar

What Our Capital Goods & Materials Members Say

Flex is proud to join OIN and help further the goals of the open source community. In our position spanning many industries, we are sensitive to the negative impact that the aggressive assertion of patents can have on innovation, and how excessive lawsuits can significantly dampen opportunities for collaboration, especially within the open source community. We are pleased to be an active participant in the effort to protect Linux and related open source technologies from the risk of patent litigation.  
John RitsickVP of Legal and Chief Intellectual Property OfficerFlex