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Sidel creates new business unit focused on beverage producers

Sidel creates new business unit focused on beverage producers

GLOBAL - Sidel has created a new services business unit that will focus on delivering greater value to beverage producers globally.

tna strengthens Asia operations with new Thai office

tna strengthens Asia operations with new Thai office

THAILAND – Food packaging and processing solutions specialist tna has further expanded its operations in Asia with the opening of a new office in Bangkok, Thailand, as part...

Manroland Sheetfed opens new subsidiary in India

Manroland Sheetfed opens new subsidiary in India

INDIA - Manroland Sheetfed GmbH has established a subsidiary in India, with main office in New Delhi and local offices in Mumbai and Chennai.

AkzoNobel opens packaging coatings facility in India

AkzoNobel opens packaging coatings facility in India

INDIA – AkzoNobel has opened a new manufacturing facility in India to produce coatings for metal packaging and flexible packaging.

SCA and Vinda to integrate hygiene business in China

SCA and Vinda to integrate hygiene business in China

CHINA – Swedish hygiene and forest products company SCA is transferring its hygiene business in China to Vinda International Holdings Limited to make use of the latter’s extensive...

Carrefour exits Indian retail market

Carrefour exits Indian retail market

INDIA – Carrefour is shutting down its business in India, which includes five cash & carry stores, after just four years of operation.

Semen Indonesia to build new US$300m cement plant in Vietnam

Semen Indonesia to build new US$300m cement plant in Vietnam

VIETNAM – PT Semen Indonesia plans to invest US$300 million to build a cement plant in Vietnam in the next five years as part of its Southeast Asia...

Aeon continues on investment growth path in Vietnam

Aeon continues on investment growth path in Vietnam

VIETNAM – In the first half of 2014, foreign direct investment inflows to Ho Chi Minh City more than doubled to almost US$1.08 billion year-on-year, with Japanese retailer...

SATO appoints new head of business development to drive growth

SATO appoints new head of business development to drive growth

JAPAN – SATO Holdings Corporation has appointed Nobuo Miyagi as Head of the Business Development Office, taking overall responsibility for driving the company’s M&A strategy from planning, identification...

Tesco ousts CEO Philip Clarke with Unilever replacement

Tesco ousts CEO Philip Clarke with Unilever replacement

UK – Tesco plc is replacing CEO Philip Clarke with Dave Lewis, head of Unilever’s personal care business, effective 1 October 2014. 

Goss creates new Asia Pacific managing director position

Goss creates new Asia Pacific managing director position

ASIA – Presses and finishing systems provider Goss International has created the new position of managing director for Asia Pacific, and promoted Tim Mercy to it.

Romaco strengthens Chinese operations

Romaco strengthens Chinese operations

CHINA – German pharmaceutical packaging company Romaco has appointed Shu Liu as its new general manager for its operations in China.

Huhtamaki to acquire Indian flexible packaging converter for EUR247m

Huhtamaki to acquire Indian flexible packaging converter for EUR247m

INDIA - Huhtamaki is acquiring flexible packaging manufacturer Positive Packaging from industrial conglomerate Enpee Group as part of its growth strategy in the fast-growing emerging markets.

INEOS to acquire BASF’s share in Styrolution

INEOS to acquire BASF’s share in Styrolution

GLOBAL - INEOS is acquiring BASF’s 50% share in Styrolution, a styrenics joint venture between the companies for €1.1 billion.

Kemira to expand Asian presence with AkzoNobel paper chemicals acquisition

Kemira to expand Asian presence with AkzoNobel paper chemicals acquisition

ASIA – Kemira Oyj is acquiring AkzoNobel’s global paper chemicals business for EUR 153 million to reinforce its position in the pulp and paper chemicals sector, particularly in...

Oji acquires Carter Holt Harvey Pulp and Paper

Oji acquires Carter Holt Harvey Pulp and Paper

AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND – Oji Holdings and Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) are partnering to acquire the pulp and paper business of Carter Holt Harvey Limited.

Sustainability Matters

Environmental News

New biorefinery in Malaysia for olefins and specialty chemicals

18 July, 2014 | Hits:141

New biorefinery in Malaysia for olefins and specialty chemicals

MALAYSIA – Elevance Renewable Sciences Inc, a US specialty chemicals company that creates novel specialty chemicals from natural oils, will build a biorefinery for olefins and specialty chemicals through a partnership with Malaysian plantation company Genting Plantations Berhad through Genting Integrated Biorefinery Sdn Bhd (GIB).

Environmental News

Plastic waste in marine ecosystems cost US$13bn in damages

09 July, 2014 | Hits:193

Plastic waste in marine ecosystems cost US$13bn in damages

GLOBAL – Plastic waste inflicts US$13 billion worth of damage to marine ecosystems each year, according to a new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Sustainable Applications

New bottled water packaging design achieves 30% sales increase

30 June, 2014 | Hits:536

New bottled water packaging design achieves 30% sales increase

MEXICO – Local pharmacy store chain Farmacias Guadalajara has seen a 30% increase in sales of bottled water with its new PET plastic bottle design, which also reduced the amount of PET in the bottle by 30%, bringing significant cost savings as well as the environmental benefits associated with less raw material usage.

Environmental News

BASF devises sustainability training course for Chinese suppliers

20 June, 2014 | Hits:297

BASF devises sustainability training course for Chinese suppliers

CHINA - Global chemical company BASF is looking to train about 2,000 of its suppliers in China over the next five years to raise sustainability standards and enhance their competitiveness in domestic and global markets.

Environmental News

AB InBev to reduce carbon emissions in logistics by 15%

13 June, 2014 | Hits:489

AB InBev to reduce carbon emissions in logistics by 15%

GLOBAL - Anheuser-Busch InBev aims to reduce carbon emissions in its global logistics operations by 15% by the end of 2017.

Sustainable Applications

Dell to introduce new plastic packaging material made from air

10 June, 2014 | Hits:1223

Dell to introduce new plastic packaging material made from air

US – Dell is introducing new packaging that uses what it claims is a “carbon-negative” plastic material that is more sustainable and cost effective than traditional oil-based plastics.

Packaging Design

Graphic & Structural Design

Packaging design for new rum enhances brand cues

25 July, 2014 | Hits:13

Packaging design for new rum enhances brand cues

UK – The identity and packaging for a new golden rum brand works well as it delicately balances between projecting a premium image, capturing the dark nature of the duppies, and maintaining the fun party spirit of the Caribbean rum category.

Material & Innovation

New effervescent tablet packaging stands out on retail shelves

18 July, 2014 | Hits:181

New effervescent tablet packaging stands out on retail shelves

GERMANY – Sanner GmbH has introduced a new packaging tube for effervescent tablets with in-mold labeling (IML) and a desiccant closure that offers customers a complete solution, protecting their contents perfectly against light and moisture.

Material & Innovation

Nanocellulose for stronger paper packaging an increasing possibility

17 July, 2014 | Hits:147

Nanocellulose for stronger paper packaging an increasing possibility

SWEDEN – Nanocellulose, which gives paper new properties and the possibility of replacing plastic in a variety of packaging applications, is one step closer to commercial production. Swedish paper and paper packaging companies Innventia and BillerudKorsnäs have formed a partnership to build a mobile demonstration plant for nanocellulose and to test the material in full-scale papermaking.

Material & Innovation

New barrier film produced from recycled PET

15 July, 2014 | Hits:198

New barrier film produced from recycled PET

JAPAN – Toppan Printing Co Ltd has developed a new version of its transparent high-barrier film with advanced oxygen and water vapour barrier performance, GL Film, using mechanically recycled PET film.

Packaging Technology

Installations

Malaysian plastic converter invests in new plastic cup production line

23 July, 2014 | Hits:31

Malaysian plastic converter invests in new plastic cup production line

MALAYSIA – SCGM Bhd is investing US$3.15 million (RM 10 million) in a new plastic cup manufacturing line to increase its production capacity by about 1.3 million units a day.

Installations

Sun Paper expands Chinese paper packaging materials production

10 July, 2014 | Hits:219

Sun Paper expands Chinese paper packaging materials production

CHINA – Shandong Sun Paper Industry Joint Stock Co Ltd has commissioned Germamy’s Voith with the delivery of three paper machines for production of packaging and graphic paper.

Package Printing

HP launches new Indigo digital press

07 July, 2014 | Hits:178

HP launches new Indigo digital press

US – HP has launched a new Indigo digital printing press that it says will afford printers the freedom and flexibility to offer customers nearly any packaging application, including flexible packaging, labels and shrink sleeves on film or paper.

Installations

South Korean companies increase corrugated packaging production capacities

07 July, 2014 | Hits:199

South Korean companies increase corrugated packaging production capacities

S KOREA – South Korean packaging manufacturers are investing in production capacity expansion for corrugated board and packaging boxes.