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Calls for Malaysia to implement plain cigarette packaging rules

Calls for Malaysia to implement plain cigarette packaging rules
MALAYSIA –
The Malaysian government needs to enact a standalone law on tobacco control with standardised packaging rules before the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement comes into effect.

F&N to invest US$51m to expand beverage packaging production in Malaysia

F&N to invest US$51m to expand beverage packaging production in Malaysia
MALAYSIA -
Fraser & Neave Limited (F&N) is investing over US$51.25 million (RM210 million) to expand production capacity and fuel business growth in Malaysia.

TPPA offers longer-term positive prospects for Malaysia plastics & packaging sector

Scientex
MALAYSIA -
The longer-term prospects for the plastics and packaging industry remain positive fuelled by continued capacity expansion and potential benefits from the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement.

F&N to invest $70 million in new aseptic PET & UHT Malaysia plants

FN bottling lineFraser and Neave Ltd (F&N), has announced plans to boost production capacity and drive business growth in Malaysia with an investment in excess of S$70 million (RM210 million) via its 55% owned subsidiary Fraser and Neave Holdings Bhd (F&NHB).
The investments include an aseptic cold-filling polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle line in Shah Alam, west Malaysia, as well as an ultra-high temperature processing (UHT) line and warehouse facility to be constructed in the Group’s East Malaysia facility in Kuching, Sarawak.
The investments are part of F&NHB’s committed S$102 million in capital expenditure in Malaysia over two years and will lift F&NHB’s total asset value in Malaysia to more than RM1.9 billion.
The addition of aseptic cold-filling PET bottle and UHT lines will enable it to meet increasing demand for its healthier range of drinks such as its ready-to-drink tea, soya and Asian soft drinks, that fulfil its philosophy of “Pure Enjoyment. Pure Goodness " the company highlighted.

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Aspire Insight’s acquisition of Kian Joo Can cancelled

Aspire Insight’s acquisition of Kian Joo Can cancelled
MALAYSIA -
The RM1.47 billion takeover offer for Kian Joo Can Factory Bhd has been called off, a mutual decision made by both Kian Joo and the buyer Aspire Insight Sdn Bhd.

Parkside expands production capabilities in Malaysia

Parkside expands production capabilities in Malaysia
MALAYSIA –
UK-based specialty packaging manufacturer Parkside intends to “significantly invest” in its Malaysian operations to ensure its growing customer base in the Asia region can access the same high quality innovation and service as in Europe.

CCL acquires Singapore labels company for US$39m

Zephyr Company Pte Ltd
SINGAPORE  -
CCL Industries has acquired Zephyr Company Pte Ltd, a privately owned company headquartered in Singapore with two subsidiaries in Malaysia.

Malaysian state police clamps down on illegal trading of biodegradable packaging

Malaysian state police clamps down on illegal trading of biodegradable packaging
MALAYSIA –
State police in Malacca have caught two companies trying to cash in on the Malaysian state’s biodegradable packaging regulation by selling biodegradable food containers with misleading labels.

SCGM expands into East Malaysia and Brunei plastic packaging markets

SCGM expands into East Malaysia and Brunei plastic packaging markets
MALAYSIA –
Major plastic packaging manufacturer SCGM Bhd is entering the East Malaysia and Brunei with the appointment of an exclusive distributor in those markets.

Bericap shifts manufacturing from Singapore to Malaysia

Bericap's Johor plant
MALAYSIA –
Bericap has closed its packaging closures plant in Singapore and moved production to a new facility in Johor, Malaysia.

Nestlé invests US$88m in new Malaysian beverages plant and noodle line

Nestlé invests US$88m in new Malaysian beverages plant and noodle line
MALAYSIA -
Nestlé has invested approximately US$88.47 million (RM 378 million) in a new beverages factory and noodle line in Malaysia. Both facilities are located in Nestlé’s largest manufacturing site in the country, in the city of Shah Alam, which employs close to half of Nestlé Malaysia’s workforce.

Coca-Cola closes Singapore bottling plant; to source from Malaysia instead

Coca-Cola closes Singapore bottling plant
SINGAPORE –
Coca-Cola Singapore Beverages (CCSB) is closing down its bottling plant in the country and reorganizing its Singapore operations to focus on high-value services such as new technologies, innovation and research.

Malaysian stretch film producer expands capacity to boost export sales

BPP expands capacity to boost export sales
MALAYSIA –
BP Plastics Holdings Bhd (BPP) has invested US$3.05 million (RM13.5 million) to increase its stretch film production capacity to boost export sales amidst slower domestic demand due to the weakening ringgit and introduction of the GST.

Multi-Color Corp enters ASEAN with Malaysian labels company acquisition

Multi-Color Corp enters ASEAN with Malaysian labels company acquisition
MALAYSIA -
Multi-Color Corporation (MCC) has acquired a 90.87% controlling interest in the Malaysia-listed Super Enterprise Holdings Berhad (Super Label).

Scientex takes over Mondi’s Malaysian operations for US$14m

Scientex stretch film production
MALAYSIA –
To expand its consumer packaging division, Scientex Berhad is acquiring international packaging and paper group Mondi’s local wholly-owned subsidiary Mondi Ipoh Sdn Bhd (MISB) for US$14.35 million (RM58 million).

Malaysian plastic packaging converter embarks on expansion project

SLP Resources embarks on expansion project
MALAYSIA –
Domestic plastics packaging manufacturer SLP Resources Bhd intends to embark on a production capacity expansion project beginning in September 2015, to meet strong export demand for thin-gauge plastic packaging film material.

Brand expansion driving Asia’s Packaging sector

Workers man one of Unilever Indonesia's personal care packaging lines.
SOUTHEAST ASIA - 
The time has come for the packaging industry to re-think its love affair with China and look at Southeast Asia and its 625 million demanding consumers instead. Stuart Hoggard explains why.

Malaysia baby food market grew 60% in six years to reach US$443m in 2014

Malaysia baby food market grew 60% in six years to reach US$443m in 2014
MALAYSIA –
The value of the baby food market in Malaysia increased by over 60% from 2008 to 2014 to hit US$443 million, due to rising incomes and a trend towards super-premium and specialised baby food.

Insight from Inside Asia: Avery Dennison and the Southeast Asian labels & packaging markets

Avery Dennison and the Southeast Asian labels & packaging markets
SE ASIA -
In our exclusive interview with David Martin - Avery Dennison’s Vice President, General Manage, Materials Group ASEAN, Australia & New Zealand, Martin analyses the current state of the labels and packaging markets in Southeast Asia, the demand trends of brand owners and converters, and discusses the big ‘S’ word: Sustainability.

SCG Paper realigns growth strategy to focus on Southeast Asian packaging markets

SCG Paper realigns growth strategy to focus on Southeast Asian packaging markets
THAILAND –
Siam Cement PLC, one of Thailand’s largest industrial conglomerates, estimates 5-10% sales growth from its paper and packaging business SCG Paper this year as higher demand from Southeast Asian markets help offset slow growth at home. It is reorganizing SCG Paper to focus more on the packaging business.