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Henkel to open flexible packaging training center in India

Henkel to open flexible packaging training center in India

INDIA – Henkel is partnering with Comexi Group to open a flexible packaging training academy for India, Middle East and Africa, promoting knowledge in laminating processes and optimizing...

Scientex continues to see demand growth for plastic packaging in Asia

Scientex continues to see demand growth for plastic packaging in Asia

MALAYSIA – Plastics packaging manufacturers in Malaysia are reporting stronger sales performance, as export demand for plastic packaging continues to boom since the second half of last year.

BASF expands R&D capabilities in China

BASF expands R&D capabilities in China

CHINA – BASF has invested €90 million to build additional R&D buildings and auxiliary facilities at its Innovation Campus Asia Pacific at its Pudong site in Shanghai, China.

GMP expands with second canning line for infant formula in New Zealand

GMP expands with second canning line for infant formula in New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND – Australian contract manufacturer GMP Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd is opening a second canning line for its infant formula products in Auckland, New Zealand.

General Mills opens new innovation center in China

General Mills opens new innovation center in China

CHINA - General Mills has opened its first innovation, technology and quality center in China, signalling a commitment to drive greater innovation and investment in one of the...

Coca-Cola builds new US$100m production facility in north China

Coca-Cola builds new US$100m production facility in north China

CHINA – The Coca-Cola Company has started construction on a new manufacturing facility in the Heilongjiang province city of Harbin, China.

Nestlé to adopt cheaper modular factory concept for parts of Asia

Nestlé to adopt cheaper modular factory concept for parts of Asia

GLOBAL - Nestlé has created a blueprint for a new type of factory that can be built in half the time of a more traditional one for about...

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...

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.

US company acquires Indian dispenser and sprayer manufacturer for US$27m

US company acquires Indian dispenser and sprayer manufacturer for US$27m

INDIA – US industrial conglomerate TriMas Corporation has acquired Indian spraying and dispensing systems manufacturer Lion Holdings Pvt Ltd for US$27 million cash payment.

US company takes over SGK to strengthen presence in Asia and the Americas

US company takes over SGK to strengthen presence in Asia and the Americas

ASIA – US graphic imaging specialist Matthews International Corporation has acquired SGK, formerly known as Schawk Inc, allowing the former to expand its offerings to include brand development...

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.

Sustainability Matters

Environmental News

Indonesia a key player in new global program to strengthen eco-information tools for consumers

31 July, 2014 | Hits:289

Indonesia a key player in new global program to strengthen eco-information tools for consumers

GLOBAL – A new programme that aims to harness the power of consumers, through better-informed buying decisions, to shift to a more resource-efficient world, has been launched globally.

Environmental News

New biorefinery in Malaysia for olefins and specialty chemicals

18 July, 2014 | Hits:466

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:405

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:826

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:469

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:626

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.

Packaging Design

Material & Innovation

Elegant beverage cups reinforce a brand and reduce the environmental impact

20 August, 2014 | Hits:1

Elegant beverage cups reinforce a brand and reduce the environmental impact

SWEDEN – In its quest to test the limits of what is possible in paper cup development, Iggesund Paperboard has created a large cup with a double-walled construction that is aesthetically beautiful.

Material & Innovation

New technology uses liquid instead of air to form and fill rigid plastic containers

07 August, 2014 | Hits:274

New technology uses liquid instead of air to form and fill rigid plastic containers

AUSTRALIA – New technology that uses the consumable liquid instead of compressed air to hydraulically form and fill the container on one machine simultaneously promises to dramatically simplifies the manufacture of rigid plastic containers for a wide range of consumer products.

Graphic & Structural Design

Jack Daniel’s RTD packs stand out on Australian retail shelves

06 August, 2014 | Hits:337

Jack Daniel’s RTD packs stand out on Australian retail shelves

AUSTRALIA - The ready to drink (RTD) Jack Daniel’s secondary packaging for Australia features a bold new packaging design that is confident and modern.

Material & Innovation

Peel-off top for composite cans offers impermeable product protection

04 August, 2014 | Hits:251

Peel-off top for composite cans offers impermeable product protection

GERMANY – A new range of composite cans with a special peel-off top offers perishable products a high level of product and aroma protection.

Packaging Technology

Installations

Malaysian plastic converter invests in new plastic cup production line

23 July, 2014 | Hits:355

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:455

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:352

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:428

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.