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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.

Chinese flexible packaging market to hit US$12bn by 2019

Chinese flexible packaging market to hit US$12bn by 2019
CHINA –
The flexible packaging market in China is expected to reach US$12 billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of almost 8% during the forecast period.

Chinese food packaging manufacturer expands in Europe

KX Foods' factory
CHINA / EUROPE –
As part of its strategy to expand its European market share, Chinese company Min Feng Food has moved the premises of its subsidiary company KX Foods to Belgium.

Henkel Adhesive Technologies supports growing flexible packaging market in Asia Pacific

Henkel Adhesive Technologies
ASIA –
With a spotlight on food safety, the global flexible packaging market is expected to significantly grow, fuelled especially by soaring demand in Asia-Pacific’s packaging market.

Promoting “Made in India” products – Uflex Limited

Uflex's "Made in India" booth
INDIA –
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
INDIA –
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.

Amcor acquires Chinese blown film and flexographic printing business from BPI

BPI China
CHINA –
Amcor Ltd is acquiring the Chinese subsidiary of British Polythene Industries PLC (BPI) for US$13 million.

Leadership change at Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific

Amcor
SINGAPORE -
Amcor has announced the appointment of Roelof Westerbeek as president of its Flexibles Asia Pacific business.

Indian flexible packaging sector to hit US$32bn in 2020

Indian flexible packaging sector to hit US$32bn in 2020
INDIA –
The flexible packaging market in India is growing at an annual rate of about 14% and is expected to be a US$32 billion industry in 2020.

Fast exposure and constant quality printing plates for higher printing efficiency

nyloflex NExT Exposure FV from Flint Group
SOUTH KOREA –
One of the largest corrugated packaging manufacturers in South Korea, Kyoung Wha, is expanding its business and diversifying into the flexible packaging and labelling sectors.

Dow brings PacXpert flexible packaging technology to China

Dow brings flexible packaging technology to China
CHINA –
Dow Packaging & Specialty Plastics, a business unit of Dow Chemical Company, is bringing its advanced flexible packaging technology to the China market through a licensing agreement with Hunan China Sun Pharmaceutical Machinery Co Ltd.

Bobst reaches out to flexible packaging customers in Vietnam

Bobst reaches out to flexible packaging customers in Vietnam
VIETNAM –
With its eye on Vietnam’s fast growing economy and the resulting emergence of its packaging sector as one of the key industries, Bobst is reaching out to build relationships with domestic customers.

Global flexible packaging market to hit almost US$100bn by 2019

Global flexible packaging market to hit almost US$100bn by 2019
ASIA –
The global flexible packaging market is estimated to reach US$99.1 billion by 2019, fuelled by increasing demand, particularly from the Asia Pacific region.

Essel Propack divests Indian flexible packaging unit to Amcor

Essel Propack divests Indian flexible packaging unit to Amcor
INDIA –
Essel Propack Limited is selling off its adhesive lamination packaging unit to Amcor for US$26.4 million.

Coveris enters Australasian packaging market with acquisition of Elldex

Coveris
NEW ZEALAND –
US packaging and coatings company Coveris Holdings S.A has acquired Elldex Packaging Solutions, a New Zealand-based flexible packaging company.

GualapackGroup strengthens presence in China with acquisitions

GualapackGroup strengthens presence in China with acquisitions
CHINA –
Italian flexible packaging manufacturer Gualapack Group is expanding in China with the acquisition of substantially higher stakes in two Chinese flexible packaging companies.

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.

Amcor completes Chinese flexible packaging company acquisition

Amcor completes acquisition of Zhongshan Tiancai Packaging Company

CHINA - Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific has completed its acquisition of Zhongshan Tiancai Packaging Company, expanding Amcor’s footprint in China to a total of ten manufacturing plants.

Ecolean opens Asian regional headquarters in Malaysia

Ecolean opens Asian regional headquarters in Malaysia
MALAYSIA -
In order to meet the market opportunities in the ASEAN countries, Ecolean has opened a regional headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Report: Market Drivers and Latest Technology Innovations behind Japan’s US$59.4 billion Packaging industry 2012-14

Zen & The Technology of Japanese Packaging Design 2012-14
JAPAN –
Valued at US$59.4 billion annually, Japan’s packaging technology sector is being challenged by the demands of a new consumer demographic landscape and the need for increasingly competitive brand product differentiation, according to the latest market report by EP Resources Pte Ltd - Zen & The Technology of Japanese Packaging Design 2012-14.