Louis International Holdings Co Ltd (3-F22) has on show its 100% biodegradable PLA non-woven bags, with four-colour (CMYK) printing using water-based inks. Launched commercially a year ago, this non-woven PLA bag has a shelf-life of two years, and the Hong Kong company – which also manufactures retail bags and resealable plastic food bags - says it is supplying major retailers such as Target Australia and Marks & Spencer UK.
Also on display are Louis International’s PLA compostable garbage bags, which are widely used in homes, restaurants, gardens, hospitals, etc, particularly in the USA and Canada.
Louis International’s PLA products have received certification under ASTM D6400 and EN 13432.
Companies looking for oxo-degradable bag options can also source them from Louis International, which manufactures such products using d2w oxo-degradable additives.
JSM Co Ltd (6-A01), a first-time exhibitor at the Hong Kong International Printing & Packaging Fair, has been having a “better than expected” show, receiving numerous enquires from Hong Kong and international buyers, says Brian Kang, the South Korean packaging manufacturer’s overseas sales manager.
In particular, JSM’s pharmaceutical blister packaging and laminated pouches for food and beverage products have received a lot of interest.
“We serve the food, pharmaceutical, cosmetics markets and also provide industrial packaging,” explained Kang. “About 95% of our packaging products are exported; this is because we offer high quality packaging at attractive prices – our prices sit between that of Japanese and Chinese packaging, so South Korean packaging is very competitive.
Shanghai JND Plastic Products Co Ltd (6-A24) has a number of innovative plastic packaging solutions on show – many of which feature direct offset print and hygiene and safety assurance.
One such solution is a stand-up plastic container for toothpaste. Developed by the company three years ago, this toothpaste rigid container is available in sizes 100ml and 120ml and features a push-button dispenser. A special mechanism inside the container ensures that the toothpaste product can be completely dispensed and the package emptied.
Another solution is a plastic lid suitable for products such as canned infant formula milk powder. Conventional infant formula milk products in metal cans usually have a plastic lid and secondary metal foil that seals the can; the shelf-life of the packaged product when sealed with metal foil is three years. With JND’s special plastic lid, the product’s shelf-life is extended even without the metal foil, ensuring hygiene and the product’s safety maintained.
Other products on display include a plastic vial for pharmaceutical and medical products that can replace glass vials that are more fragile and heavier in weight.
KenMac Holdings Ltd (3-C10) is exhibiting the first innovative App from Hong Kong that helps printers manage their printing operations by iPhone and/or iPad. Suitable for packaging, commercial printing, bag envelop folder, integrated printing & graphics (with 42 packaging product categories) and FEFCO & ESBO, this interactive tool meets all operational requirements, managing full product lines from sales to production.
KenMac Web2Print can help printers manage information such as product types, shapes, sizes, quantities, printing materials, number of colours, printing and delivery costs etc.
Hong Kong International Printing & Packaging Fair runs until 30 April 2015 at AsiaWorld-Expo.