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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.

Japan to relax anti-dumping rules

Japan to relax anti-dumping rules
JAPAN -
The Japanese government intends to loosen its rules on anti-dumping duties to better protect industries such as steel and chemicals, which are susceptible to floods of cheap imports from China and elsewhere.

Mitsubishi Plastics subsidiary acquires Piper Plastics

Quadrant
US/JAPAN/THAILAND -
Quadrant, a Swiss manufacturer of thermoplastic materials that is also a wholly owned subsidiary of Japan’s Mitsubishi Plastics Inc, has acquired US injection molder and compounder Piper Plastics Inc, which operates a plant in the US as well as in Thailand.

Innovia sells off cellophane business to Japanese packaging manufacturer

Innovia sells off cellophane business to Japanese packaging manufacturer
JAPAN -
Innovia Group is selling its Cellophane business and assets to Futamura Chemicals Co Ltd, a major Japanese plastic and cellulose films manufacturer principally servicing the food packaging industry. 

Fujifilm and Heidelberg to launch first joint industrial digital printing solution

heidelberg primefire106
JAPAN/GERMANY -
Fujifilm and Heidelberg will be introducing a new B1 format inkjet printing machine that the partners say meets future customer demand for higher flexibility, productivity and versioning options.

Komori and Highcon form strategic business partnership

Komori and Highcon form strategic business partnership
JAPAN - 
Komori and Highcon have formed a strategic partnership that will see the former selling and supporting the Highcon Euclid digital cutting and creasing solutions in the Japanese market.

Komori and Highcon form strategic business partnership

Komori and Highcon form strategic business partnership
JAPAN - 
Komori and Highcon have formed a strategic partnership that will see the former selling and supporting the Highcon Euclid digital cutting and creasing solutions in the Japanese market.

Toppan Printing ousts Dai Nippon Printing as Japan’s top printer

Toppan Printing's GL Film products
JAPAN –
Toppan Printing Co Ltd has toppled Dai Nippon Printing Co Ltd from its 30-year position as the most valuable company in Japan’s printing industry.

Japan’s Morinaga Milk establishes subsidiary in Singapore

Morinaga Milk establishes subsidiary in Singapore
SINGAPORE –
Japanese dairy product company Morinaga Milk Industry Co Ltd has set up a subsidiary in Singapore to strengthen its ingredient sales operation in the fast-growing Asia Pacific market and accelerate its globalisation strategy.

Toyochem acquires rights to pressure sensitive adhesive technology from Dow

Toyochem acquires rights to pressure sensitive adhesive technology from Dow
JAPAN -
Toyochem Co Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co Ltd, has acquired the exclusive rights to a limited number of one-component, solvent-based acrylic pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) technology from Rohm and Haas Chemicals LLC, a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company.

Innovation and value-add benefits drive Japan’s plastics packaging industry to reach US$13.8 billion sales

Plastics Packaging Market Data Analysis: Japan

JAPAN – Driven by a technological and innovative approach to deliver maximum value-add benefits to both brand owner and consumer, Japan’s plastic packaging sector sales topped US$13.8 billion on a total production shipment volume of 3,510,000 tons in FY2013-14.

FamilyMart takes over midsize convenience store rival chain Cocostore

FamilyMart takes over Cocostore
JAPAN –
FamilyMart Co Ltd has acquired Japanese convenience store rival Cocostore Corporation for about US$105.38 million (¥13 billion).

FamilyMart takes over midsize convenience store rival chain Cocostore

FamilyMart takes over Cocostore
JAPAN –
FamilyMart Co Ltd has acquired Japanese convenience store rival Cocostore Corporation for about US$105.38 million (¥13 billion).

OKI acquires wide format printer business

Seiko wide format printers
JAPAN –
OKI Data Corporation has acquired Seiko Instruments Inc (SII)’s wide format printer business subsidiary Seiko I Infotech Inc (SIIT).

OKI acquires wide format printer business

Seiko wide format printers
JAPAN –
OKI Data Corporation has acquired Seiko Instruments Inc (SII)’s wide format printer business subsidiary Seiko I Infotech Inc (SIIT).

Japan’s Packaging Sales Top US$50 billion - Report

Japan’s Packaging Sales Top US$50 billion  - Report
JAPAN –
With a total sales value of US$50.6 billion (¥6.04 trillion) in FY2013/14, Japan’s packaging industry is steadily rebuilding production capacity following the Earthquake and Tsunami of November 2011 that severely devastated its east coast industrial base.

Japanese convenience store players consider capital and business alliance

Japanese convenience store players consider capital and business alliance
JAPAN –
Lawson Inc and Japanese convenience store franchisee operator Three F Co Ltd are discussing the possibility of a capital and business alliance that will help boost their convenience store operations in the highly competitive Japanese retail landscape.

Japanese convenience store players consider capital and business alliance

Japanese convenience store players consider capital and business alliance
JAPAN –
Lawson Inc and Japanese convenience store franchisee operator Three F Co Ltd are discussing the possibility of a capital and business alliance that will help boost their convenience store operations in the highly competitive Japanese retail landscape.

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.

Vetter opens new office for Japanese pharmaceutical market

Vetter opens new office for Japanese pharmaceutical market
JAPAN -
Vetter, a German manufacturer of aseptically prefilled syringe systems, cartridges and vials, has set up a new office in Tokyo, Japan, to strengthen customer relations and help develop new business among emerging and established domestic companies.