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Mitsui Chemicals opens subsidiary in South Korea

Mitsui Chemicals opens subsidiary in South Korea
SOUTH KOREA -
Mitsui Chemicals Inc has established a new Korean sales subsidiary, Mitsui Chemicals Korea Inc.

Korea sets imported food safety law implementation rules

Korea sets imported food safety law implementation rules
SOUTH KOREA -
The Ministry of Food Drug has issued supplementary regulations for the implementation of the country’s new Special Law on Safety Management of Imported Foods which became effective on 4 FEbruary 2016.

New agent for Goss packaging product lines in South Korea

New agent for Goss packaging product lines in South Korea
SOUTH KOREA –
Goss International recently appointed Alles International as its agent for South Korea with a view to gaining advantage from the company’s established presence in the market as well as its expertise across a broad range of print disciplines.

Erborian revives traditional Korean cleansing rituals in new packaging

Erborian revives traditional Korean cleansing rituals in new packaging
SOUTH KOREA -
Beauty brand Erborian is adapting Korean skincare expertise to beauty rituals around the world, with one of its latest offerings bringing traditional Korean cleansing routines into the modern age, in a new collection packaged and supplied by Quadpack Group.

Chinese-South Korean infant formula joint venture for Chinese market

Chinese-South Korean infant formula joint venture for Chinese market
SOUTH KOREA/CHINA –
Chinese company Beingmate and South Korean infant formula manufacturer Maeil Dairies are setting up a joint venture to produce medical purpose infant formula for the Chinese market.

Bioplastics 101: The Market for Bioplastics

Inthanin's Ingeo clear cup/lid packaging for cold beverages
ASIA -
In the third of a special editorial series ‘Bioplastics 101’, we look at the wide adoption of bioplastics in packaging and other applications across the globe.

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.

Ardagh Group sets up new wall-to-wall metal food can operation in South Korea

Ardagh Group sets up metal food can operation in South Korea
SOUTH KOREA -
A 10-year contract for a newly built dedicated ‘wall-to-wall’ metal packaging operation in South Korea has been signed between Luxembourg-based glass and metal packaging converter Ardagh Group and major South Korean food processor Sajo Haepyo Corp.

Fresnel lens laminate creates sophisticated image for South Korean cigarette pack

Fresnel lens laminate for KT&G limited edition cigarette pack
SOUTH KOREA -
Korea Tobacco & Ginseng Corporation (KT&G) has introduced a sophisticated ‘Limited Edition’ pack for its premium super slim Esse Change cigarette product to coincide with the celebration of the Korean Lunar New Year.

Tesco sells off South Korean Homeplus unit for £4.2 bn

Tesco sells off South Korean Homeplus unit for £4.2 bn
SOUTH KOREA –
In a bid to recover from sharply declining sales back home, British retailer Tesco is selling off its South Korean unit Homeplus to MBK Partners for £4.2 billion.

Sunkist smoothies with bits of fruit in carton packs

Sunkist smoothies with bits of fruit in carton packs
SOUTH KOREA –
Beverages containing pieces of real fruit, which give the smoothies a very special texture and authenticity and offer an unusual drinking experience, are getting a warm reception in South Korea.

Linx Printing extends reach in Asia with new distributorships

Linx Printing extends reach in Asia with new distributorships
S KOREA/NEPAL –
Coding and marking specialist Linx Printing Technologies Ltd is further strengthening its worldwide presence with the appointment of distributors in a number of additional countries. 

Seven firms compete to buy Tesco’s South Korean retail businesses

Seven firms compete to buy Tesco’s South Korean retail businesses
SOUTH KOREA –
In a bid to recover from sharply declining sales back home, British retailer Tesco is selling off its South Korean unit Homeplus to improve its financials.

Growing the dairy market through product innovation and versatile packaging

Growing the dairy market through product innovation and versatile packaging
ASIA –
In a world where consumers are increasingly focused on health and wellness, milk is as relevant today as it ever was, and the key to energising dairy in all markets is to effectively communicate to consumers its nutritional value and versatility, while also ensuring dairy products are adapted to their need for convenient on-the-go consumption.

South Korean cosmetics exports boom with 50% increase

South Korean cosmetics exports boom with 50% increase
SOUTH KOREA –
In 2014, South Korean cosmetics exports increased 50.4% over the previous year to hit US$1.92 billion, according to the Yonhap News agency.

High-tech packaging for premium eye contour treatments

Innoderm product in Yonwoo ampoule vials
FRANCE –
French laboratory Innoderm is using a South Korean patented airless ampoule system to package its new skin care treatments, Hyalu Serum 2.3 Eye Contour Serum and Cream.

South Korea raises cigarette prices by 80%; packs to include graphic health warnings

South Korea raises cigarette prices
SOUTH KOREA –
The government of South Korea has approved an 80% price hike on cigarettes, and is also mandating that cigarette packaging include graphic health warnings.

Airless dispenser for new foundation packaging

Airless dispenser for Natio
AUSTRALIA –
Local skin car and cosmetics brand owner Natio has launched two new foundations in an upgraded airless dispenser to offer consumers a better user experience.

South Korean paper giant eyes European label market with Dutch acquisition

Hansol Paper facility
S KOREA –
Hansol Paper intends to enter the European label market with its acquisition of Dutch self-adhesive label producer Telrol Group.

Female drinkers in South Korea increase by 33% in a decade

Soju bottles
SOUTH KOREA –
The number of South Korean women who regularly consume alcohol has grown by more than 33% in just over a decade, according to the Korean Alcohol and Liquor Industry Association (Kalia).