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Essentra expands healthcare packaging capabilities in India

Essentra expands healthcare packaging capabilities in India
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Essentra plc recently opened its state-of-the-art 70,000 square fee manufacturing facility in the Peenya Industrial Area, Bangalore, to showcase its recent expansion in pharmaceutical, health and personal care packaging to customers.

Bobst sees positive Indian growth for gravure printing for flexible packaging

Bobst 5002 gravure printing press
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Bobst’s 2015 results for its gravure printing presses sales in India were significantly positive, as the company continues to woo domestic flexible packaging manufacturers.

India’s cigarette brands kick back against 85% health warning law

India’s cigarette brands kick back against 85% health warning law
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In a demonstration of defiance against the Indian government imposition of an 85% health warning to cover cigarette packaging, FMCG major ITC shut down production at all of its Indian factories, claiming that it is not wasting substantial resources to print larger pictorial warnings on its cigarette packs, until clarity emerges on the matter.

Siegwerk celebrates 10 years in India

Siegwerk celebrates 10 years in India
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German ink manufacturer Siegwerk recently celebrated its 10 years in India and used the platform to announce the retirement of Siegwerk India’s current chief executive officer Vijay Gupta. Ashish Pradhan, the current chief operating officer of the company, took charge as the new CEO from 1 May.

Diageo to rename top-selling Indian whisky brand and end exports of another following SWA complaint

Diageo - McDowell’s
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Diageo has agreed to rename one of its biggest-selling whisky brands and end exports of another after a tussle with the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) over its misleading links to Scotland.

Hindustan Unilever announces key appointments

Hindustan Unilever announces key appointments
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Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL)’s current vice president and executive director role for its personal care division will change as personnel shift between Unilever and HUL.

An Indian perspective on the anti-plastic lobby

An Indian perspective on the anti-plastic lobby
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Indian local legislators have begun to implement rules regulating the use of plastic packaging in advance of national plastic Waste Management and Handling legislation, which had been due to be implemented before the end of 2015, that will effectively ban all non-compostable or non-biodegradable plastic packaging.

New Uflex EMAP solution helps Indian fresh produce companies expand export markets

A Box of Indian pomegranates packed in Flexfresh ready for shipment from India
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With increasing demand from the Indian fresh produce market, Uflex Limited, one of the country’s largest flexible packaging company, saw the need for packaging solutions that offered greater shelf life and product protection.

India publishes draft amendments to National Food Standards

India publishes draft amendments to National Food Standards
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The Indian Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has published draft amendments to the national Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011, and opened public consultation.

Essentra completes acquisition of Indian pharma packaging business

Essentra completes acquisition of Indian pharma packaging business
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Essentra Plc has completed its acquisition of the pharmaceutical packaging business of India’s Kamsri Printing & Packaging Pvt Ltd.

Indian packaging converter gains new investment funds for growth

Indian packaging converter gains new investment funds for growth
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Disposable paper cup and packaging material manufacturer Bollant Industries Ltd has received funding that will help the Indian company in its ambitious expansion plans, including the current construction of its largest plant in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh.

Promoting “Made in India” products – Uflex Limited

Uflex's "Made in India" booth
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The Indian government has been working hard on its “Made in India” marketing campaign to attract businesses from around the world to invest and produce in India, as well as to promote domestic manufacturing.

Uflex expands into aseptic liquid packaging market with new plant investment

Uflex expands into aseptic liquid packaging market
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Major Indian flexible packaging manufacturer Uflex Limited is entering the aseptic packaging market sector with an investment in its first aseptic packaging plant for liquid products in Sanand Gujarat, India.

ILLIG officially opens new assembly plant in India

ILLIG officially opens new assembly plant in India
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ILLIG, the German supplier of high-performance thermoforming machines and molds as well as solutions for the packaging industry, has officially opened its new production plant ILLIG India Pvt Ltd in Malur, India.

PET bottles to differentiate edible oil for largest Indian producer

B L Agro Oils' PET bottles for oil
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B L Agro Oils, one of India’s largest producers of mustard oil, is differentiating its products from others in the market by using PET bottles instead of the conventional flexible pouch.

Rieke Packaging establishes Global Innovation Center in India

Rieke Packaging establishes Global Innovation Center in India
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Rieke Packaging has opened its Global Innovation Center in New Delhi, India, to provide innovative packaging solutions to customers.

Linx extends sales and service network in India

Linx extends sales and service network in India
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Global coding and marking specialist Linx Printing Technologies has strengthened its presence in the Indian market with the appointment of a number of new distributors to meet increasing demand throughout the region for high quality coding solutions.

P&G looks to expand in India

P&G looks to expand in India
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Procter & Gamble (P&G) plans to establish a Planning Centre in Telangana to cater to the needs of its South Asian home, beauty, baby and feminine care market segments

Possible new major player in India’s dairy market

Possible new major player in India’s dairy market
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Indian billionaire Ravi Jaipuria, PepsiCo's biggest bottler in South Asia, is looking to enter the country's huge but highly unorganised dairy market by extending his Creambell ice cream brand.

Petainer Innopac Packaging opens new manufacturing facility in India

Petainer keg line
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Petainer UK Holdings Ltd and India’s Innopac Containers Pvt Ltd have jointly opened a plastic packaging manufacturing facility close to the Mumbai region in India.