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Lee & Man to start production at new Vietnamese paper packaging plant

Lee & Man to start production at new Vietnamese paper packaging plant
VIETNAM –
Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Ltd has constructed a new paper manufacturing plant in Vietnam. Test runs are expected to be conducted in June 2016, with operations commencing by August.

Essentra expands healthcare packaging capabilities in India

Essentra expands healthcare packaging capabilities in India
INDIA -
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.

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.

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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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.

Murray Goulburn seals supply deals; proceeds with new plant investment

Murray Goulburn seals supply deals; proceeds with new plant investment
AUSTRALIA / INDONESIA –
Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co Limited (MG) has secured a long-term nutritionals supply agreement with Kalbe Nutritionals, one of the largest consumer health and infant nutrition company in Indonesia. This deal, along with another supply agreement it recently sealed with Mead Johnson Nutrition (MJN), will now enable MG to build a new state-of-the-art nutritional powders plant in Australia; MJN will co-locate a nutritional packaging plant on the site, and the parties will sell the finished products within Asia Pacific.

Ajinomoto to re-establish packaging and sales presence in Myanmar

Ajinomoto to re-establish packaging and sales presence in Myanmar
MYANMAR –
Ajinomoto Co Inc has announced plans to revive its business of packaging and selling umani seasoning in Myanmar.

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.

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.

Avery Dennison opens apparel packaging and labelling plant in Vietnam

Avery Dennison opens apparel packaging and labelling plant in Vietnam
VIETNAM –
Avery Dennison has opened a manufacturing facility in Vietnam which will serve the increasing demands from the many global garment and textile brands that are now operating in the country with apparel labelling and branding solutions.

DIC to build new packaging inks plant in Indonesia

DIC to build new packaging inks plant in Indonesia
INDONESIA –
DIC Corporation plans to build a new blending facility for liquid inks for food and beverage packaging in Surabaya, Indonesia, to help the company better respond to expanding demand and growth its global market share.

ILLIG officially opens new assembly plant in India

ILLIG officially opens new assembly plant in India
INDIA –
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.

AkzoNobel starts up new packaging inks facility in China

AkzoNobel China Songjiang site
CHINA - 
AkzoNobel has started operations at a new facility for packaging inks at its site in Songjiang, China.

UPM Raflatac opens self-adhesive label slitting and distribution terminal in China

UPM Raflatac opens self-adhesive label slitting and distribution terminal in China
CHINA -
UPM Raflatac has opened a new self-adhesive label stock slitting and distribution terminal in Chengdu, China, which will supply both film and paper label materials to customers in the Southwest China region.

Petainer Innopac Packaging opens new manufacturing facility in India

Petainer keg line
INDIA –
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.

Nutreco expands in Indonesia and China

Nutreco in Indonesia
INDONESIA/CHINA –
Nutreco N.V., a major Dutch producer of animal nutrition, fish feed and processed meat products, has expanded in Asia with the opening of a new plant in Indonesia, and the completion of the upgrade of another facility in China.

Clariant to build new plant to supply Indian healthcare packaging industry

Clariant desiccant bags
INDIA –
Specialty chemicals giant Clariant plans to invest CHF 10 million in a new Healthcare Packaging manufacturing plant in Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu State, located about 25 km from the city of Puducherry.

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. 

Ball opens aluminum aerosol can plant in India

Ball opens aluminum aerosol can plant in India
INDIA -
Ball Corporation has opened an aluminum aerosol can plant in India, located in the northwest city of Ahmedabad. 

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.