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US cosmetics packaging converter opens tubes plant in China

US cosmetics packaging converter opens tubes plant in China

CHINA – Cosmetics packaging converter World Wide Packaging LLC (WWP) has opened a packaging tube manufacturing facility in Suzhou, China.

Xeikon opens its first Technology Center in Asia Pacific

Xeikon opens its first Technology Center in Asia Pacific

MALAYSIA – Xeikon has opened its first Asia Pacific Technology Center in Shah Alam, Malaysia, to support growth the digital printing technology provider is experiencing in this region.

Domino opens new plant in India

Domino opens new plant in India

INDIA – Domino Printing Sciences plc has opened a state-of-the-art factory in Manesar, India, dedicated to the manufacture of inks and printers for coding and marking.

Kodak sets up new organization structure to drive growth

Kodak sets up new organization structure to drive growth

GLOBAL – Kodak has established a new organizational structure to make the company faster-moving, more competitive and more entrepreneurial, setting up five market-focused business divisions: Print Systems; Enterprise...

Arla consolidates Asian operations to strengthen growth prospects

Arla consolidates Asian operations to strengthen growth prospects

ASIA – In line with its ambition to grow and increase earnings, Arla Foods is integrating its markets in China and Southeast Asia into a new regional market...

Kirin looks to enter Philippines beverage market

Kirin looks to enter Philippines beverage market

PHILIPPINES – Kirin Holdings Company Limited is looking to introduce its range of beverage products in the Philippines through San Miguel Brewery Inc (SMB), which it owns a...

A.S. Watson expands in Europe with acquisition of Dutch pharmacy chain

A.S. Watson expands in Europe with acquisition of Dutch pharmacy chain

NETHERLANDS - A.S. Watson Group is acquiring Dutch pharmacy chain Dirx to expand its store network.

Indian dairy giant to invest US$806m to build 10 milk processing plants

Indian dairy giant to invest US$806m to build 10 milk processing plants

INDIA – Indian dairy giant Amul plans to invest US$806.45 million (Rs5,000 crore) to build about 10 milk processing plants over the next year, as part of its...

Troika Systems appoints FIG as its agent for India

Troika Systems appoints FIG as its agent for India

INDIA – UK manufacturer of quality control tools for the security, flexible packaging, labels and corrugated sectors Troika Systems has appointed Flexo Image Graphics (FIG) as its representative...

Senior appointments as Linx targets further international growth

Senior appointments as Linx targets further international growth

ASIA – Coding and marking specialist Linx Printing Technologies has strengthened its leadership team with a number of key appointments to help further grow the company’s international presence.

Japanese converter expands foamed bottle sales presence in Europe

Japanese converter expands foamed bottle sales presence in Europe

JAPAN/EUROPE – Toyo Seikan Kaisha Ltd is expanding its sales presence in Europe with the appointment of US-based Plastic Technologies (PTI) as its exclusive agent in the region...

Change in CEO at Amcor

Change in CEO at Amcor

AUSTRALIA – Ken MacKenzie is retiring from his position as managing director and CEo of Amcor at the end of the 2015 financial year; he will be succeeded...

MeadWestvaco and RockTenn in consumer and corrugated packaging merger

MeadWestvaco and RockTenn in consumer and corrugated packaging merger

US – MeadWestvaco Corporation (MWV) and Rock-Tenn Company are merging to create a global provider of consumer and corrugated packaging in a transaction with a combined equity value...

Michelman acquires Indian sales and service agent

Michelman acquires Indian sales and service agent

INDIA – US surface modifiers, additives and polymers manufacturer Michelman has acquired its long-time sales and service partner, Supack International Pvt Ltd, making it an integral part of...

Ball considers acquisition of Rexam

Ball considers acquisition of Rexam

GLOBAL – Ball Corporation has announced its intention to acquire Rexam PLC.

Rengo mergers two plastic packaging subsidiaries

Rengo mergers two plastic packaging subsidiaries

JAPAN – Rengo Co Ltd is merging two major consolidated subsidiaries in the heavy duty packaging sector, Nihon Matai Co Ltd and Morishita Co Ltd.

Sustainability Matters

Environmental Legislation

Australian government supports continuing Australian Packaging Covenant

09 February, 2015 | Hits:205

Australian government supports continuing Australian Packaging Covenant

AUSTRALIA – The Australian government has released the Packaging Impacts Decision Regulation Statement (DRIS) that recommends the continuation of the Australian Packaging Covenant (APC) as the best system to manage packaging waste and recycling.

Environmental News

Carlsberg and partners to develop biodegradable wood fiber bottle

02 February, 2015 | Hits:216

Carlsberg and partners to develop biodegradable wood fiber bottle

DENMARK - Carlsberg intends to develop the world’s first fully biodegradable wood-fiber bottle for beverages, to be known as the “Green Fiber Bottle”.

Sustainable Applications

Fully renewable carton package now on the shelves

28 January, 2015 | Hits:237

Fully renewable carton package now on the shelves

FINLAND - Finnish dairy producer Valio is the first company in the world to sell products to consumers in carton packaging made entirely from plant-based materials, claims Tetra Pak.

Environmental News

Compostable plastics manufacturer expands Chinese production capacity

22 January, 2015 | Hits:328

Compostable plastics manufacturer expands Chinese production capacity

CHINA – Australian compostable resins and packaging products manufacturer Cardia Bioplastics has expanded the production capacity of its factory in Nanjing, China.

Environmental News

L’Oreal and Avery Dennison collaborate to reduce environmental impact of labels

21 January, 2015 | Hits:321

L’Oreal and Avery Dennison collaborate to reduce environmental impact of labels

US - L’Oreal and Avery Dennison are collaborating to identify and reduce the environmental impacts of packaging labels throughout the entire label lifecycle.

Environmental Legislation

Chinese province bans non-degradable plastic shopping bags and cutlery

15 January, 2015 | Hits:478

Chinese province bans non-degradable plastic shopping bags and cutlery

CHINA – The Chinese northeastern province of Jilin has banned the production and sale of single-use non-degradable plastic shopping bags and cutlery from 1 January 2015.

Packaging Design

Graphic & Structural Design

Lightweight hot fill PET bottle creates new beverage category

25 February, 2015 | Hits:80

Lightweight hot fill PET bottle creates new beverage category

US – Creating a new category in the highly competitive energy beverage space, Agua Enerviva, a new concept in naturally-energizing beverages, has launched in lightweight, hot fill containers that deliver a highly attractive and eye-catching look which stands out on the shelf.

Material & Innovation

Substantially increased barrier for containers for solid pharmaceuticals

13 February, 2015 | Hits:267

Substantially increased barrier for containers for solid pharmaceuticals

GERMANY - An improved Duma Twist-Off container called Duma Twist-Off Advanced for solid pharmaceuticals featuring more uniform wall thickness, through optimized closure design to compatibility with all other high quality Duma Twist-Off and Duma OneLiner closures has been introduced by Gerresheimer.

Graphic & Structural Design

Iggesund calls on designers to participate in packaging design project

12 February, 2015 | Hits:285

Iggesund calls on designers to participate in packaging design project

GLOBAL – Swedish paper and paperboard manufacturer Iggesund Paperboard is challenging designers from around the world to improve existing consumer packaging.

Graphic & Structural Design

High-tech packaging for premium eye contour treatments

11 February, 2015 | Hits:241

High-tech packaging for premium eye contour treatments

FRANCE – French laboratory Innoderm is using a South Korean patented airless ampoule system to package its new skin care treatments, Hyalu Serum 2.3 Eye Contour Serum and Cream.

Packaging Technology

Installations

New Roland press for Chinese printer’s pharmaceutical packaging strategy

13 February, 2015 | Hits:231

New Roland press for Chinese printer’s pharmaceutical packaging strategy

CHINA - Dalian Jianfeng Printing Co Ltd, a Chinese company specializing in packaging printing as well as book and magazine printing, is planning an all-out campaign to gain a foothold in the pharmaceutical packaging print market and an integral part of this project was to invest in a new Roland 705 LV press.

Tag & Label

Bosch expands portfolio for the serialization of pharmaceutical packaging

05 February, 2015 | Hits:214

Bosch expands portfolio for the serialization of pharmaceutical packaging

GERMANY - Bosch Packaging Technology has expanded its portfolio for the serialization of pharmaceutical packaging to offer customers safer and more flexible solutions, particularly in light of the fight against counterfeit drugs waged by many countries about to implement changes for stricter pharmaceutical labelling.

Installations

Teckwah expands with new Singapore print hub and presses

05 February, 2015 | Hits:240

Teckwah expands with new Singapore print hub and presses

SINGAPORE – Teckwah Group recently moved into its new regional headquarters and print media hub, Pixel Hub, and invested in two KBA Rapidas presses.

Package Printing

New folding carton printing technology achieves brilliant metallic effects

03 February, 2015 | Hits:204

New folding carton printing technology achieves brilliant metallic effects

AUSTRALIA – Amcor’s folding carton business has launched a new printing technology named Sunshine, that delivers a highly reflective metallic effect, a wide variety of design possibilities, and faster speed to market for a range of folding carton applications; the breakthrough technology also simplifies the supply chain, improves packing line performance versus laminated boards, and provides significant environmental benefits.