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DataLase to expand in China through Intralink partnership

Datalase
CHINA –
UK inline digital printing technology company DataLase, will partner with the Intralink Group to further business development in China and the Asia Pacific region.

Mondelez launches China e-commerce partnership with Alibaba Group

Mondelez launches China e-commerce partnership with Alibaba Group
CHINA -
Chinese consumers will now be able to purchase a range ofMondelēz International products, including Oreo, Chips Ahoy!, belVita, Toblerone, Cadbury and Trident, through its flagship store onAlibaba’sTmall.com platform, following the signing of a strategic e-commerce partnership betweenMondelēz International and theAlibaba Group.

Mitsui Chemicals China subsidiary first to get China Environmental Assessment Loan

Tianjin Cosmo Polyurethane Co Ltd
CHINA -
Tianjin Cosmo Polyurethane Co Ltd (TCPC), a Chinese 50:50 joint venture of Mitsui Chemicals andSKC Polyurethanes Inc, has received a “Platinum” ranking from SMBC China and became the first company to receive the newly launched SMBC China Environmental Assessment Loan of theSumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (China) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary ofSumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation.

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.

Schreiner Group opens manufacturing facility in China

Schreiner Group opens manufacturing facility in China
CHINA -
Schreiner ProTech, a business unit of Germany’s Schreiner Group, has officially opened its new production site in China.

China Prosperity starts up its second PTA line

China Prosperity starts up its second PTA line
CHINA -
China Prosperity (Jiangyin) Petrochemical Company Limited (also referred to as Hanbang Petrochemical) has successfully started up its second PTA line; on-spec product was achieved within 24 hours of the 14 March start-up.

China the top target for retail expansion in Asia Pacific

China the top target for retail expansion in Asia Pacific
ASIA -
China is the top market in Asia Pacific and the fourth most popular destination globally, with 27% of retailers looking to expand there, according to a new international retail report by CBRE.

New CEO for L’Oréal China

New CEO for L’Oréal China
CHINA -
L’Oréal China now has a new CEO in Stéphane Rinderknech, who will also continue to head the Consumer Products Division of L’Oréal China.

SABMiller sells stake in China Snow Breweries to facilitate AB InBev acquisition

China Resources Snow Breweries
CHINA –
Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) is selling SABMiller plc’s 49% stake in China Resources Snow Breweries Ltd (CR Snow) to China Resources Beer Holdings Co Ltd (CRB), giving the latter full ownership of CR Snow.

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.

Lombari enters Chinese flexo market

Lombari Converting Machinery flexo line
CHINA –
Lombari Converting Machinery is entering the Chinese flexographic market with the signing of a distribution agreement with domestic company Zhejiang Zhongte Machinery Technology Co Ltd (Zonten).

EFI opens Asian HQ and Customer Experience Centre in China

EFI opens Asian HQ and Customer Experience Centre in China
CHINA -
Electronics For Imaging (EFI) has opened its new APAC regional headquarters and Customer Experience Centre in Shanghai, China.

EFI opens Asian HQ and Customer Experience Centre in China

EFI opens Asian HQ and Customer Experience Centre in China
CHINA -
Electronics For Imaging (EFI) has opened its new APAC regional headquarters and Customer Experience Centre in Shanghai, China.

International Paper sells off Asian corrugated packaging business for US$150m

International Paper sells off Asian corrugated packaging business for US$150m
CHINA/SE ASIA –
International Paper has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its corrugated packaging business in China and Southeast Asia to Xiamen Bridge Hexing Equity Investment Partnership Enterprise.

Online e-retailers caught in China’s food safety net

Online e-retailers caught in China’s food safety net
CHINA -
The rapid growth of e-commerce in China, and the never ending food safety scandals, tainted or counterfeit products and the lack of consumer confidence in domestic supplies of items such as infant milk formula, has led to a boom in cross border internet sales of food and health supplements.  But that may be about to end.

China to tighten food advertising & labelling regulations

China to tighten food advertising & labelling regulations
CHINA –
A new regulation for the advertising of food and food products that are put on sale in China has been issued by the State Administration of Industry and Commerce (SAIC).

Blommer expands in China with factory acquisition

Blommer expands in China with factory acquisition
CHINA -
Blommer Chocolate Company, the largest cocoa processor and ingredient chocolate supplier in North America, has acquired a manufacturing plant in China’s Jinshan district of Shanghai.

Jail time for Australian in China “substandard food” scandal verdict

Jail time for Australian in China “substandard food” scandal verdict
CHINA –
For selling “substandard food”, a court in Shanghai has handed down jail terms of between three years and 19 months to an Australian general manager and nine local employees of OSI, the US food processing company at the centre of the 2014 date-expired meat product scandal.

China establishes new regime for food imports

China establishes new regime for food imports
CHINA -
Under the new Food Safety Law a management system is gradually being introduced to regulate food imports, placing a legal burden on the importer to ensure the safety of food being brought into the country.

China tightens Food Safety Regulations

China tightens Food Safety Regulations
CHINA -
Since 2007 a seemingly endless spate of food scandals has bedeviled China’s food industry. The Chinese government has begun the tortuous process of implementing radical revisions to the Food Safety Law in force since 1 October 2015 – according to an in-depth report in the industry newsletter, Packaging Business Insight Asia.