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AUSTRALIA – New technology that uses the consumable liquid instead of compressed air to hydraulically form and fill the container on one machine simultaneously promises to dramatically simplifies the manufacture of rigid plastic containers for a wide range of consumer products.Read more
MALAYSIA – Plastics packaging manufacturers in Malaysia are reporting stronger sales performance, as export demand for plastic packaging continues to boom since the second half of last year.
CHINA – BASF has invested €90 million to build additional R&D buildings and auxiliary facilities at its Innovation Campus Asia Pacific at its Pudong site in Shanghai, China.
CHINA - General Mills has opened its first innovation, technology and quality center in China, signalling a commitment to drive greater innovation and investment in one of the company’s largest growth markets.
AUSTRALIA - The ready to drink (RTD) Jack Daniel’s secondary packaging for Australia features a bold new packaging design that is confident and modern.
INDIA – US industrial conglomerate TriMas Corporation has acquired Indian spraying and dispensing systems manufacturer Lion Holdings Pvt Ltd for US$27 million cash payment.
NEW ZEALAND – Australian contract manufacturer GMP Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd is opening a second canning line for its infant formula products in Auckland, New Zealand.
CHINA – Retail sales in China is expected to hit US$2.931 trillion in 2014, up 8.8% over the previous year, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit.
EUROPE – The European Commission (EC) has adopted a circular economy strategy proposal to establish a common and coherent EU framework to promote the circular economy.
GERMANY – Heidelberg has outlined its aim to achieve an EBITDA margin of no less than 8% as early as financial year 2015/2016, and announced plans to target the offset, digital, services and consumables segments.
CHINA – Another food safety scandal erupted in China last week, when a major Shanghai food processing factory that supplies ingredients to many international brands operating in the Mainland was found to be using expired meat.
GERMANY – A new range of composite cans with a special peel-off top offers perishable products a high level of product and aroma protection.
INDONESIA – The Indonesian government is considering implementing a new regulation for packaging for liquor in a bid to lower alcoholism rates.