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Indonesia to increase production capacity for olefin

Indonesia to increase production capacity for olefin
INDONESIA –
Plastic manufacturers in Indonesia will soon be able to reduce their reliance on imported raw materials, according to local industry association Indonesian Olefin, Aromatic and Plastic Industry Association (Inaplas).

No more free plastic bags in Indonesia

No more free plastic bags in Indonesia
INDONESIA -
The Indonesian government has taken the first step towards reducing waste from plastic bags by sending circulars to business leaders and modern retail chains in several cities asking them to try out a ‘plastic tax’ to encourage consumers to bring their own bags when shopping.

Indonesia considers excise tax on plastic bottles and packaging

Indonesia considers excise tax on plastic bottles and packaging
INDONESIA –
The Indonesian government is considering the implementation of an excise tax of at least IDR 200 (US$0.02) on plastic bottles and packaging.

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.

View from the Top - industry leaders share their perspectives on Packaging in Asia

View from the Top
ASIA -
With the Lunar New Year almost over, the packaging industry in Asia is gearing up for the year ahead.

Bintang Beer limited edition packaging design celebrates Indonesia’s 70th anniversary

Bintang Beer limited edition packaging design beer cans
INDONESIA -
As Indonesia’s iconic beer brand, Bintang is embedded in the country’s culture. When it decided last year that it wanted to play a part in the celebration of the country’s 70th Anniversary of Independence, the brand launched special limited edition packaging that places Indonesia right in the spotlight.

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.

AR Packaging expands folding carton business into Indonesia

AR Packaging expands folding carton business into Indonesia
INDONESIA –
Swedish folding carton and flexible packaging company AR Packaging Group AB has entered the Indonesian market with the signing of a strategic partnership agreement with PT Maju Jaya Sarana Grafika, a paper packaging company based in Jakarta.

Potential for brand growth in Indonesia

Potential for brand growth in Indonesia
INDONESIA –
As the Indonesian economy continues to grow and living standards rise, brand owners can profit by analysing the brand preferences, shopping behaviours, and purchasing decisions of consumers in each of the country’s demographic segments.

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.

Singapore retailers withdraw APP products in haze fallout

Singapore retailers withdraw APP products in haze fallout
SINGAPORE –
Three local retailers have withdrawn paper products originally from Indonesia from its shelves, as the hazy conditions that have affected Singapore over the past weeks look set to continue into November.

Singapore govt takes action against Indonesian companies in haze fallout

Haze clouds Singapore skyline
SINGAPORE –
The Singapore government is taking action against Indonesian companies in response to the hazy conditions that have polluted the country since the beginning of September; the haze is the result of forest fires resulting from illegal slash-and-burn practices, principally in the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Kalimantan.

Hokkan installs its first dry aseptic line to meet Indonesian demand for healthier beverages

Hokkan installs its first Sidel dry aseptic line in Indonesia
INDONESIA -
PT. Hokkan has expanded its production capacity as a co-packer of non-carbonated healthy soft drinks for the growing Indonesian beverage market, with the installation of the first Sidel dry aseptic line in the country.

Xeikon appoints new dealer for Indonesian printing market

Xeikon appoints new dealer for Indonesian printing market
INDONESIA –
Xeikon has expanded its network in the Asia Pacific region with the appointment of PT Ferrostaal Equipment Solutions as its dealer in the Indonesian printing market.

Growth in non-alcoholic beers in Indonesia

Guinness Zero
INDONESIA –
As an example of how brand owners are successfully adapting to Asian consumer market demand trends and legislation, Guinness’s response to government legislation in Indonesia curbing excessive drinking, a 0% ABV version of its Guinness stout, has been yielding favourable results.

H.B. Fuller starts construction of new adhesive plant in Indonesia

H.B. Fuller starts construction of new adhesive plant in Indonesia
INDONESIA -
H.B. Fuller has broke ground on a new manufacturing facility in Surabaya, Indonesia, as part of its strategy to expand production capacity to support growth in Southeast Asia.

Small format dairy carton makes grand entrance in Indonesia

‘Frisian Flag’ brand strawberry and chocolate milk in combiblocXSlim 80 ml
INDONESIA -
Frisian Flag Indonesia, a subsidiary of Royal FrieslandCampina N.V., has launched ‘Frisian Flag’ brand strawberry and chocolate milk in combiblocXSlim 80 ml. This is the smallest packaging volume size available from SIG Combibloc hitting the shelves for the first time ever.

Efacec grows market presence in Southeast Asia

Efacec grows market presence in Southeast Asia
SOUTHEAST ASIA –
Efacec recently sealed three exclusive partnerships that will expand the company’s presence within Southeast Asia.

Brand expansion driving Asia’s Packaging sector

Workers man one of Unilever Indonesia's personal care packaging lines.
SOUTHEAST ASIA - 
The time has come for the packaging industry to re-think its love affair with China and look at Southeast Asia and its 625 million demanding consumers instead. Stuart Hoggard explains why.

Potential US import duties could adversely impact on Chinese and Indonesian paper sales

Potential US import duties could adversely impact on Chinese and Indonesian paper sales
CHINA/INDONESIA/USA –
Duties to offset subsidies could result in Chinese and Indonesian paper imports into the US costing more than twice as much, according to initial estimates by the US Department of Commerce (DoC).