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Sustainability Matters

Sustainable Applications

Switching to starch-based packaging for Mars and Snickers

27 May, 2016 | Hits:1992

Switching to starch-based packaging for Mars and Snickers

EUROPE - Mars is in the final stages of launching a bio-based packaging material for its Snickers and Mars chocolate lines to reduce the carbon footprint of existing packaging materials, according to Thijs Rodenburg, CEO of Rodenburg Biopolymers, a producer of starch-based products that has been working with the confectionary company through the development process.

Environmental News

WWF slams Asian brands for not reporting sustainable sourcing and packaging practices

24 May, 2016 | Hits:848

WWF slams Asian brands for not reporting sustainable sourcing and packaging practices

ASIA - While global FMCG brands are among the leaders in implementing responsible sourcing policies, their Asian counterparts have only started to identify and manage these issues and fall badly behind global leaders, according to a hard hitting report published by WWF World Wide Fund For Nature (Formerly World Wildlife Fund) which suggests their failure to report may lead to vulnerabilities in their supply chains.

Environmental News

Mitsui Chemicals China subsidiary first to get China Environmental Assessment Loan

16 May, 2016 | Hits:698

Mitsui Chemicals China subsidiary first to get China Environmental Assessment Loan

CHINA - Tianjin Cosmo Polyurethane Co Ltd (TCPC), a Chinese 50:50 joint venture of Mitsui Chemicals and SKC Polyurethanes Inc, has received a “Platinum” ranking from SMBC China and became the first company to receive the newly launched SMBC China Environmental Assessment Loan of the Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (China) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation.

Sustainable Applications

Bioplastics Focus in Packaging Business Insight Asia - May 2016

13 May, 2016 | Hits:1330

Bioplastics Focus in Packaging Business Insight Asia - May 2016

In the May issue NINE page Bioplastic Focus: Reports from NatureWorks’ conference Innovation Takes Root, Orlando Fla – it wasn’t all sugar & spice when Nestle fired a few well targeted shots.

Environmental Legislation

No more free plastic bags in Indonesia

13 May, 2016 | Hits:1088

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.

Environmental Legislation

An Indian perspective on the anti-plastic lobby

28 March, 2016 | Hits:1787

An Indian perspective on the anti-plastic lobby

INDIA - Indian local legislators have begun to implement rules regulating the use of plastic packaging in advance of national plastic Waste Management and Handling legislation, which had been due to be implemented before the end of 2015, that will effectively ban all non-compostable or non-biodegradable plastic packaging.

Packaging Technology

Installations

China Prosperity starts up its second PTA line

28 April, 2016 | Hits:1190

China Prosperity starts up its second PTA line

CHINA - China Prosperity (Jiangyin) Petrochemical Company Limited (also referred to as Hanbang Petrochemical) has successfully started up its second PTA line; on-spec product was achieved within 24 hours of the 14 March start-up.

Package Printing

Fujifilm and Heidelberg to launch first joint industrial digital printing solution

14 April, 2016 | Hits:1365

Fujifilm and Heidelberg to launch first joint industrial digital printing solution

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.

Installations

Pakistan Beverage invests to keep up with market demand

22 March, 2016 | Hits:1532

Pakistan Beverage invests to keep up with market demand

PAKISTAN – Pakistan Beverage Limited (PBL), one of the largest beverage producers in Pakistan and a PepsiCo franchisee, has made an investment to boost its products’ quality and production efficiency to meet increased market demand.

Package Converting

Tetra Pak redesigns ice cream line in response to Southeast Asian demand

16 March, 2016 | Hits:1803

Tetra Pak redesigns ice cream line in response to Southeast Asian demand

ASIA – In response to increasing demand from customers in Southeast Asia, Tetra Pak has redesigned its A3 Ice Cream Filler.

Packaging Design

Material & Innovation

New Uflex EMAP solution helps Indian fresh produce companies expand export markets

14 March, 2016 | Hits:3763

New Uflex EMAP solution helps Indian fresh produce companies expand export markets

INDIA – With increasing demand from the Indian fresh produce market, Uflex Limited, one of the country’s largest flexible packaging company, saw the need for packaging solutions that offered greater shelf life and product protection.

Material & Innovation

Henkel Adhesive Technologies supports growing flexible packaging market in Asia Pacific

14 March, 2016 | Hits:3244

Henkel Adhesive Technologies supports growing flexible packaging market in Asia Pacific

ASIA – With a spotlight on food safety, the global flexible packaging market is expected to significantly grow, fuelled especially by soaring demand in Asia-Pacific’s packaging market.

Graphic & Structural Design

Erborian revives traditional Korean cleansing rituals in new packaging

07 March, 2016 | Hits:2838

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.

Graphic & Structural Design

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

15 February, 2016 | Hits:3284

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

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.