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German healthcare packaging company opens sales office in Singapore

German healthcare packaging company opens sales office in Singapore

SINGAPORE – German aseptic fill and finish injection systems company Vetter has opened a new representative office in Singapore to take better advantage of the rapidly growing Asian...

Coca-Cola Amatil closes Melbourne bottling plant

Coca-Cola Amatil closes Melbourne bottling plant

AUSTRALIA – Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) is closing one of its bottling plants in Melbourne over the next 12 months as part of a strategy to increase manufacturing efficiencies...

Derjin builds news US$180m packaging plant in China

Derjin builds news US$180m packaging plant in China

CHINA – Taiwanese cosmetic and personal care packaging converter Derkwei has broken ground for a new plant in Haimen, Jiangsu province in China.

Taiwanese converter to invest US$10m in Vietnam plant expansion

Taiwanese converter to invest US$10m in Vietnam plant expansion

VIETNAM – Peiyu Plastics Corp has plans to upgrade its packaging plant in Vietnam to expand in the domestic market, as well as to use the facility as...

German supermarket retailer to enter Chinese market

German supermarket retailer to enter Chinese market

CHINA – German discount retailer Aldi is planning to enter the China market, though no timeframe has been set yet.

F&N aims to gain foothold in Southeast Asian food and beverage markets

F&N aims to gain foothold in Southeast Asian food and beverage markets

SINGAPORE – Fraser & Neave Limited (F&N) is looking to grow in Vietnam, Myanmer and Indonesia by leveraging both ThaiBev and its distribution and bottling systems in Singapore,...

Japanese pharma giant eyes Indochina market entry through Thai subsidiary

Japanese pharma giant eyes Indochina market entry through Thai subsidiary

INDOCHINA – Japanese pharmaceutical giant Takeda Pharmaceutical is expanding to the Indochina markets of Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia.

Nestlé inaugurates major Dairy Farming Institute in China

Nestlé inaugurates major Dairy Farming Institute in China

CHINA – Nestle has opened its Dairy Farming Institute in Northeast China in an effort to help modernise Chinese dairy farming practices to enable farmers to meet the...

Italian laminator manufacturer to supply all Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific plants

Italian laminator manufacturer to supply all Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific plants

ASIA - Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific has signed a preferred vendor agreement with Italian lamination machines supplier Nordmeccanica s.p.a. to supply all the former’s plants in Asia Pacific.

DKSH to distribute BASF colorants in Asia

DKSH to distribute BASF colorants in Asia

ASIA - DKSH and BTC Chemical Distribution, a subsidiary of BASF, will start a strategic collaboration for colorants in the personal care and household industries in 14 Asian...

AGI-Shorewood sells off Chinese print business to US packaging converter

AGI-Shorewood sells off Chinese print business to US packaging converter

CHINA – US packaging converter Multi Packaging Solutions (MPS) is acquiring the Asian print businesses of AGI-Shorewood in China.

Avery Dennison names new President and Chief Operating Officer

Avery Dennison names new President and Chief Operating Officer

US - Avery Dennison Corporation’s board of directors has elected Mitchell R. Butier as president and chief operating officer, effective 1 November 2014.

US private equity firm acquires RotoMetrics

US private equity firm acquires RotoMetrics

US – Precision rotary tooling and accessories company RotoMetrics has been acquired by New York-based private equity firm Sentinel Capital. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Rengo acquires 100% stake in Thai corrugated manufacturer

Rengo acquires 100% stake in Thai corrugated manufacturer

THAILAND – Japanese packaging giant Rengo Co Ltd has acquired Thai corrugated box manufacturer D-In Pack Limited for an undisclosed sum.

Pro-Pac expands in Australia with acquisition of flexible packaging converter

Pro-Pac expands in Australia with acquisition of flexible packaging converter

AUSTRALIA – Pro-Pac Packaging Ltd has acquired Nelson Joyce & Co Pty Ltd (NJC), a flexible packaging converter based in New South Wales.

Henkel strengthens adhesive production and R&D capabilities in Asia

Henkel strengthens adhesive production and R&D capabilities in Asia

CHINA – Henkel is acquiring The Bergquist Company to strengthen the adhesive, sealants and functional coatings company’s capabilities in adhesive technologies in Asia Pacific.

Sustainability Matters

Environmental News

UPM Raflatac launches Chain of Custody labelling solutions in the Philippines

20 November, 2014 | Hits:230

UPM Raflatac launches Chain of Custody labelling solutions in the Philippines

PHILIPPINES – UPM Raflatac has officially launched its range of FSC and PEFC Chain of Custody certified label stock products in the Philippines, where industry is paying more attention to environmental issues in the packaging supply chain.

Environmental News

7-Eleven launches campaign to reduce plastic bag usage in Thailand

19 November, 2014 | Hits:153

7-Eleven launches campaign to reduce plastic bag usage in Thailand

THAILAND – CP All, the operator of 7-Eleven convenience stores in Thailand, recently partnered with authorities in eastern Thailand to reduce plastic bag usage.

Environmental Legislation

Singapore aims for zero waste ‘culture’

17 November, 2014 | Hits:265

Singapore aims for zero waste ‘culture’

SINGAPORE – The Singapore government intends to invest S$1.5 billion over the next five years into making the country one with a zero-waste culture.

Sustainable Applications

Compostable packaging helps coffee brand with market expansion

05 November, 2014 | Hits:371

Compostable packaging helps coffee brand with market expansion

UK – NatureFlex certified renewable and compostable films from Innovia Films are helping a Dorset based organic coffee company expand their distribution.

Environmental News

Revised eco profile for NatureWorks’ Ingeo biopolymer

04 November, 2014 | Hits:304

Revised eco profile for NatureWorks’ Ingeo biopolymer

US - NatureWorks has releases the first findings of its updated eco profile for its naturally advanced family of Ingeo biopolymers, which demonstrates that the production of Ingeo polymer emits fewer greenhouse gases and consumes less non-renewable energy compared to commonly used plastics such as polystyrene (PS), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), and polycarbonate (PC).

Sustainable Applications

New Tetra Pak carton made entirely from plant based packaging materials

29 October, 2014 | Hits:447

New Tetra Pak carton made entirely from plant based packaging materials

SWITZERLAND - Tetra Pak has launched what it says is the industry’s first carton made entirely from plant based, renewable packaging materials.

Packaging Design

Graphic & Structural Design

Packaging design for interesting DIY sets inspired by old Lego kits

28 November, 2014 | Hits:55

Packaging design for interesting DIY sets inspired by old Lego kits

UK – New packaging design for a range of DIY gadget kits communicate fun, energy and useful information within the package.

Material & Innovation

First hot-fill PET containers for use with metal lug closures

27 November, 2014 | Hits:66

First hot-fill PET containers for use with metal lug closures

AUSTRALIA – Amcor Rigid Plastics has developed what it says is a first for the food packaging industry: unique hot-fill polyethylene terephthalate (PET) containers which accept metal lug closures.

Graphic & Structural Design

Coke launches multi-coloured slimline cans for Australian market

26 November, 2014 | Hits:60

Coke launches multi-coloured slimline cans for Australian market

AUSTRALIA – The Coca-Cola Company has launched a limited edition of rainbow coloured mini cans of Coca-Cola and Coke Zero for the summer in Australia.

Material & Innovation

New non-aerosol dispensing technology offers safer and green alternative

20 November, 2014 | Hits:175

New non-aerosol dispensing technology offers safer and green alternative

GERMANY - A novel non-aerosol dispensing technology that eliminates all risks associated with aerosol spray cans by no longer requiring the use of compressed gas, is offering itself as a greener, safer alternative to aerosols.

Packaging Technology

Package Printing

Digital label press proves to be perfect match for letterpress

28 November, 2014 | Hits:31

Digital label press proves to be perfect match for letterpress

MALAYSIA – Singapore printer Orient Quality Print Pte Ltd won two awards – one for digital labels and the second for letterpress – at the recent Asian Packaging Excellence Awards 2014 held in Kuala Lumpur.

Installations

Matching gravure quality with flexo plates

11 November, 2014 | Hits:186

Matching gravure quality with flexo plates

INDIA - Ahmedabad-based Shilp Gravures Ltd recently invested in a solution that allows it to move the highest quality work from gravure to flexo and meet customer demands.

Package Printing

HP unveils 3D printer

10 November, 2014 | Hits:169

HP unveils 3D printer

GLOBAL – Hewlett-Packard (HP) is entering the 3D-printing sector with the introduction of its new industrial 3D printer.

Installations

Parksons Packaging expands with two new sheetfed offset presses for packaging

07 November, 2014 | Hits:248

Parksons Packaging expands with two new sheetfed offset presses for packaging

INDIA – Parksons Packaging has invested in two high-performance sheetfed offset presses to significantly expand the Indian packaging manufacturer’s capacity.