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JAPAN – Valued at US$59.4 billion annually, Japan’s packaging technology sector is being challenged by the demands of a new consumer demographic landscape and the need for increasingly competitive brand product differentiation, according to the latest market report by EP Resources Pte Ltd - Zen & The Technology of Japanese...Read more
AUSTRALIA – San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has expanded its packaging business in Australasia with the acquisition of an Australia wine packaging converter, Vinocor Worldwide Direct Pty Ltd.
THAILAND – Counterfeits in Thailand are increasingly refilling genuine packaging and containers with fake products, and passing the foods as genuine commodities.
EUROPE – The EU Parliament has voted to implement new legislation that will require EU countries to reduce the use of plastic carrier bags.
CHINA – KraussMaffei Group has expanded its China-manufactured MX injection molding machine series by two clamp sizes to meet increased customer demand.
CHINA - Royal FrieslandCampina NV and China Huishan Dairy Holdings Company Limited have established their joint venture after receiving anti-trust clearance and after completion of the other conditions.
CHINA – The Chinese government is currently consulting industry on a draft amendment to its food contact material standard GB 9685.
AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND – Danish packaging manufacturer of ready meals Faerch Plast has announced international expansion plans in line with a long-term growth strategy.
CHINA - Chinese flexo plate trade shop Sinwa has entered the label printing business with its investment in a letterpress plate-making system.
CHINA - PolyOne has received approval for the use of its ultraviolet light barrier technology in PET packaging for food and beverage in China.
CHINA – Chinese cardboard processing and packaging company Kashi Jinju Color Printing Packaging Co Ltd is selling an 80% ownership stake to domestic strategic investment and development company Resort Savers Inc (RSSV).
VIETNAM/INDONESIA – Vietnamese companies are being urged by a government agency to look into ways to tap into Indonesia’s market potential, particularly with the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) later this year.
CHINA – Apple has expanded its renewable energy and environmental protection initiatives in China, including a new multi-year project with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to significantly increase responsibly managed forests across China and protect as much as 1 million acres…