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Thai film manufacturer plans for factory in Bangladesh

Thai film manufacturer plans for factory in Bangladesh

BANGLADESH – Thai packaging films producer Thai Film Industries Public Company Limited (TFI) is exploring the possibility of setting up a US$40 million films plant in Bangladesh.

Japanese-German partnership seeks automation market in Indonesian corrugated sector

Japanese-German partnership seeks automation market in Indonesian corrugated sector

INDONESIA – Mosca GmbH and Fuji Yusoki Kogyo Ltd have partnered in their efforts to grow market demand for fully automated processes in Indonesia.

Chinese packaging printer aims to grow business with new investment strategy

Chinese packaging printer aims to grow business with new investment strategy

CHINA – Domestic packaging printer Henan JinHong Printing Industry Co Ltd is planning to invest “millions of RMB” in production equipment to meet its goal of becoming a...

Another Japanese investment in Turkish packaging industry

Another Japanese investment in Turkish packaging industry

JAPAN/TURKEY – Mitsui & Co Ltd is investing in Turkish packaging manufacturer Sarten Ambalaj Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. with the acquisition of a 15% stake in family-owned Sarten.

Wacker starts up PVAc plant in China

Wacker starts up PVAc plant in China

CHINA - Wacker Chemie AG has inaugurated its new production plant for food-grade polyvinyl acetate (PVAc) solid resins at its Nanjing site in Jiangsu province, China.

Molson Coors expands in Indian beer market with Thunderbolt acquisition

Molson Coors expands in Indian beer market with Thunderbolt acquisition

INDIA - Molson Coors Brewing Company has acquired Indian beer company Mount Shivalik Breweries Ltd (MSBL) through its wholly owned subsidiary, Coors Brewing Company d/b/a Molson Coors International...

Dairy Farm enters China’s supermarket and hypermarket sector with minority stake purchase

Dairy Farm enters China’s supermarket and hypermarket sector with minority stake purchase

CHINA – Pan-Asian retailer Dairy Farm International Holdings Limited has acquired a 19.99% stake in Yonghui Superstores Co Ltd, a Shanghai-listed hypermarket and supermarket operator based in Fuzhou,...

Carlsberg takes over joint venture in western China

Carlsberg takes over joint venture in western China

CHINA – Carlsberg is taking over Wusu Beer Group (WBG), its Chinese joint venture with Xinjiang Hops, strengthening its capabilities in the beer market in western China.

UPM Raflatac strengthens South Asia team

UPM Raflatac strengthens South Asia team

INDIA – UPM Raflatac has appointed Praveen Gupta as General Manager and Business Development Director in South Asia.

ThermoFlexX appoints Asia regional manager

ThermoFlexX appoints Asia regional manager

MALAYSIA – ThermoFlexX is strengthening its sales network with the appointment of Tony Teh as regional manager for Asia.

Brazilian flexo press manufacturer appoints agent for India and Sri Lanka

Brazilian flexo press manufacturer appoints agent for India and Sri Lanka

INDIA – Brazilian flexo press manufacturer Etirama has appointed M-Tech Print Solutions Pvt Ltd as its exclusive distributor for the Indian and Sri Lankan narrow web flexo label...

Carlsberg to have new president and CEO

Carlsberg to have new president and CEO

DENMARK - Carlsberg president and CEO Jorden Buhl Rasmussen is to retire from the company on 15 June 2015 and will be replaced by Cees ‘t Hart, currently...

Kuraray expands into biobased barrier film market with Plantic acquisition

Kuraray expands into biobased barrier film market with Plantic acquisition

JAPAN/AUSTRALIA – Kuraray Co Ltd has acquired Australian biobased barrier film manufacturer Plantic Technologies Limited, as part of its strategy to expand into the biobased food packaging market...

Huhtamaki completes acquisition of Butterworth Paper Cups

Huhtamaki completes acquisition of Butterworth Paper Cups

MALAYSIA – Huhtamaki has completed its EUR 8 million acquisition of Malaysian paper cup and foodservice packaging manufacturer Butterworth Paper Cups Sdn Bhd.

Rank completes sale of SIG Combibloc to Onex for €3.5bn

Rank completes sale of SIG Combibloc to Onex for €3.5bn

NEW ZEALAND/SWITZERLAND – Rank Group has completed the sale of food and beverage carton packaging and filling machine manufacturer SIG Combibloc to Canadian private equity firm Onex.

Cardia Bioplastics consolidates Stellar Films production capacities

Cardia Bioplastics consolidates Stellar Films production capacities

ASIA  - Following the announcement of the merger between Cardia Bioplastics Limited and Stellar Films Group, the former has released details of the organization of the new consolidated...

Sustainability Matters

Environmental News

Singapore supermarket chain saved more than 9 million plastic bags in 2014

23 April, 2015 | Hits:120

Singapore supermarket chain saved more than 9 million plastic bags in 2014

SINGAPORE – Major domestic supermarket retailer NTUC FairPrice says it has saved more than 46.5 million plastic grocery bags since it launched its bring-your-own-bag initiative eight years ago.

Environmental Legislation

Australia considers polystyrene packaging ban

27 March, 2015 | Hits:376

Australia considers polystyrene packaging ban

AUSTRALIA – The ACT (Australian Capital Territory) internal self-government is currently investigating the feasibility of a ban on polystyrene foam packaging such as single-use cups and food containers in the Australian southeastern territory, where the capital city of Canberra is located.

Environmental Legislation

Analysis: Circular Economy in Europe withdrawn

26 March, 2015 | Hits:383

Analysis: Circular Economy in Europe withdrawn

EUROPE – The Circular Package legislation, which targeted packaging waste management and recyclability and reuse, has been withdrawn by the European Commission (EC) from its 2015 Work Programme, for amendment and resubmission later this year.

Environmental Legislation

Cleaning up China’s water margin

12 March, 2015 | Hits:652

Cleaning up China’s water margin

CHINA - In 2013 China overtook America as the biggest market for bottled water by volume, having virtually doubled in size in the past three years from 19 billion to 37 billion litres, as cheaper ‘normal’ bottled water is now more popular than expensive mineral waters. 

Environmental Legislation

European Commission withdraws Circular Economy Package

04 March, 2015 | Hits:594

European Commission withdraws Circular Economy Package

EUROPE – The European Commission (EC) has withdrawn the Circular Package from its 2015 Work Programme, and says the legislation will be amended and resubmitted later this year.

Environmental News

Tetra Pak obtains worldwide FSC Chain of Custody certification

04 March, 2015 | Hits:917

Tetra Pak obtains worldwide FSC Chain of Custody certification

GLOBAL - Having received Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)’s Chain of Custody (CoC) certification for all of its converting plants and market companies, Tetra Pak says it can now supply FSC labelled packages from anywhere in the world.

Packaging Design

Graphic & Structural Design

Casserole-style plastic trays enhance new ready meals

22 April, 2015 | Hits:398

Casserole-style plastic trays enhance new ready meals

FRANCE - Leading French ready meal producer Gendreau Group and its subsidiary VIF, has launched a range of high quality ‘country style’ ready meal recipes in a new thermoformed barrier plastic tray in the style of a casserole dish.

Graphic & Structural Design

100 years of Coke’s contour in aluminium bottles

21 April, 2015 | Hits:509

100 years of Coke’s contour in aluminium bottles

GLOBAL – To celebrate the 100th year anniversary of the iconic Coca-Cola contour bottle, the beverage giant will launch a very special limited edition 25cl aluminium bottle.

Graphic & Structural Design

Retailer opts for carton packs as alternative to food metal cans

15 April, 2015 | Hits:573

Retailer opts for carton packs as alternative to food metal cans

GERMANY – German retailer Aldi Süd has introduced organic vegetables in the carton pack combisafe from SIG Combibloc on German supermarket shelves, offering a packaging alternative to the classic food metal can with comparable product protection and the same kind of shelf-life for the food it contains, as well as environmental benefits.

Graphic & Structural Design

Indian government redesigns its condom packaging to entice users

09 April, 2015 | Hits:814

Indian government redesigns its condom packaging to entice users

INDIA – The Indian government is redesigning the packaging of its state-supplied condoms in a bid to attract the public to use them instead of the fancier-looking packaged versions sold commercially.

Packaging Technology

Package Converting

Show Report: Holographic label solutions with value-added functions

27 April, 2015 | Hits:13

Show Report: Holographic label solutions with value-added functions

HONG KONG – At the Hong Kong International Printing & Packaging Fair, Laser Art Studio Limited is showcasing complete solutions for brand protection, control and consumer interaction.

Package Printing

New sheetfed offset press with improved kit and more automation

24 April, 2015 | Hits:79

New sheetfed offset press with improved kit and more automation

GERMANY – KBA has introduced a new sheetfed offset press in medium format which delivers a slightly higher level of performance in terms of production.

Installations

Fajar Paper automates paper packaging production systems

21 April, 2015 | Hits:143

Fajar Paper automates paper packaging production systems

INDONESIA – PT Fajar Surya Wisesa Tbk is investing in automation technology for one of its paper machines, as part of its plan to have a site-wide fully integrated automation system.

Package Printing

HP and KBA partner to develop corrugated inkjet press

08 April, 2015 | Hits:382

HP and KBA partner to develop corrugated inkjet press

GERMANY/USA – HP and KBA are jointly developing a new inkjet press for pre-printing of corrugated top liner that will enable corrugators to combine many individual jobs together on a roll or across rolls for short, mid or long runs; unlike traditional analog pre-print, every box can be different.