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Sacmi eyes growth in Thai beverage packaging market

Sacmi eyes growth in Thai beverage packaging market
THAILAND –
Italian beverage packaging and filling machinery manufacturer Sacmi aims to redouble its efforts to capture a share of the Thai market.

Prepack opens flexible packaging factory in Thailand

Prepack opens flexible packaging factory in Thailand
THAILAND –
Prepack Thailand Co Ltd, a subsidiary of Japan’s Rengo Co Ltd, has opened a new flexible packaging factory in Sinsakhon Printing City & Industrial Estate in Samutsakhon Province, Thailand.

Thai firms invest hugely in Vietnam plastic sector

Thai firms invest hugely in Vietnam plastic sector
VIETNAM -
Thai investors are massively investing in Vietnam’s plastic industry, with many of them keen to fully acquire the government’s stakes in state-owned companies.

Mitsubishi Plastics subsidiary acquires Piper Plastics

Quadrant
US/JAPAN/THAILAND -
Quadrant, a Swiss manufacturer of thermoplastic materials that is also a wholly owned subsidiary of Japan’s Mitsubishi Plastics Inc, has acquired US injection molder and compounder Piper Plastics Inc, which operates a plant in the US as well as in Thailand.

Thai company found guilty of dumping plastic shopping bags in the US

Thai company found guilty of dumping plastic shopping bags in the US
THAILAND -
The US Department of Commerce has determined that Thailand’s K. International Packaging Co Ltd is exporting plastic shopping bags to the US at less than normal value, according to a preliminary finding by the International Trade Administration (ITA).

Agr expands Asian presence with Bangkok service center

Agr expands Asian presence with Bangkok service center
THAILAND -
Agr International Inc has expanded its Service Center offerings in Asia with the recent opening of a service office in Bangkok, Thailand.  

Corbion on track to build PLA bioplastics plant in Thailand

Corbion on track to build PLA bioplastics plant in Thailand
THAILAND -
Corbion has completed the pre-engineering for a PLA polymerization plant in Thailand and announced that it is entering the basic-engineering phase.

Thailand Food Label Nutritional Symbol Regulations

Thailand Food Label Nutritional Symbol Regulations
THAILAND –
The Thai Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) has released the requirements for food label nutritional symbols in accordance with 2014 amendments to the Thai Food Act.

Aje Group makes Thailand its Asian regional centre

Aje global brands
THAILAND –
Spanish beverage giant Aje Group has made Thailand its regional base for the Asian market, to facilitate its expansion into individual country markets within the region.

Glico considers expanding presence in Thailand

Glico's new ice crean brands in Thailand
THAILAND –
Japanese confectionery giant Ezaki Glico Co is considering increasing its investment in Thailand, following the start of local manufacturing and launch of its ice cream brands in the country in January 2016.

Thai plastic bag producer eyes IPO for overseas expansion

Thai plastic bag producer eyes IPO for overseas expansion
THAILAND –
Thai Plastic Bags Industries Co Ltd (TPBI), intends to sell 25% of its registered and paid-up capital through an initial public offering in March.

CCL increases stake in Thai tube manufacturing joint venture for US$6m

CCL increases stake in Thai tube manufacturing joint venture for US$6m
THAILAND –
CCL Industries Inc has acquired an additional 25% stake in its Thai joint venture with Japan’s Taisei Kako Co Ltd for US$6 million.

Thai printer invests in enhanced color print capabilities

ROLAND 700 EVOLUTION
THAILAND –
For a Thai packaging printer such as TCP Industry Co Ltd which receives mainly premium print jobs, color quality is a primary consideration.

Siam Cement Group to take over Vietnamese building material giant

Prime Group JSC in Vietnam
VIETNAM –
Siam Cement Group (SCG) intends to seize full control of Prime Group JSC in Vietnam, a deal that would make the Thai conglomerate the largest floor tiles manufacturer in the world.

Thailand to implement REACH-type legislation

Thailand to implement REACH-type legislation
THAILAND –
According to the Department of Industrial Works (DIW), Thailand is in the process of developing a National Chemical Inventory similar to other countries, as well as a REACH-like registration scheme for new chemical substances and priority existing chemical substances.

Thailand to implement REACH-type legislation

Thailand to implement REACH-type legislation
THAILAND –
According to the Department of Industrial Works (DIW), Thailand is in the process of developing a National Chemical Inventory similar to other countries, as well as a REACH-like registration scheme for new chemical substances and priority existing chemical substances.

Casino to sell off Big C retail operations in Vietnam and Thailand

Casino to sell off Big C retail operations in Vietnam and Thailand
VIETNAM/THAILAND –
French retailer Groupe Casino has announced plans to offload its supermarket chain Big C in Vietnam to cut debt, while it also considers an unsolicited offer to sell its Thai operation.

Mark Andy increases emphasis on Asia Pacific with creation of new role

Mark Andy increases emphasis on Asia Pacific
THAILAND -
Mark Andy Inc has created the new position of Director of Asia-Pacific Sales to support the company’s customers and increase coverage with the goal of growing market share for Mark Andy and Rotoflex.

Sony to invest in new manufacturing in Thailand

Sony to invest in new manufacturing in Thailand
THAILAND –
As an indication of recovery in the Thai manufacturing industry, Sony has announced plans to invest in a new smartphone factory with a start-to-finish production system covering chip mounting through assembly, in Thailand. 

Digital cutter manufacturer Z√ľnd sets up subsidiary in Thailand

Zünd sets up subsidiary in Thailand
THAILAND –
Digital cutter manufacturer Zünd has established a subsidiary in Bangkok, Thailand, as part of its strategy to strengthen its market presence in the ASEAN market and be closer to its customers in the region.