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Derjin builds news US$180m packaging plant in China

Derjin builds news US$180m packaging plant in China

CHINA – Taiwanese cosmetic and personal care packaging converter Derkwei has broken ground for a new plant in Haimen, Jiangsu province in China.

Taiwanese converter to invest US$10m in Vietnam plant expansion

Taiwanese converter to invest US$10m in Vietnam plant expansion

VIETNAM – Peiyu Plastics Corp has plans to upgrade its packaging plant in Vietnam to expand in the domestic market, as well as to use the facility as...

US liquid packaging converter opens Chinese manufacturing facility

US liquid packaging converter opens Chinese manufacturing facility

CHINA – Flexible liquid packaging solutions converter Liqui-Box has officially opened its new manufacturing facility in China to support customers in Asian markets.

Australian product packaging converter opens US$21m box plant

Australian product packaging converter opens US$21m box plant

AUSTRALIA – Zacpac Australasia Pty Ltd has opened a new US$21.6 million (A$25 million) manufacturing facility that will help the company extend its reach across the east coast.

F&N aims to gain foothold in Southeast Asian food and beverage markets

F&N aims to gain foothold in Southeast Asian food and beverage markets

SINGAPORE – Fraser & Neave Limited (F&N) is looking to grow in Vietnam, Myanmer and Indonesia by leveraging both ThaiBev and its distribution and bottling systems in Singapore,...

Japanese pharma giant eyes Indochina market entry through Thai subsidiary

Japanese pharma giant eyes Indochina market entry through Thai subsidiary

INDOCHINA – Japanese pharmaceutical giant Takeda Pharmaceutical is expanding to the Indochina markets of Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia.

Nestlé inaugurates major Dairy Farming Institute in China

Nestlé inaugurates major Dairy Farming Institute in China

CHINA – Nestle has opened its Dairy Farming Institute in Northeast China in an effort to help modernise Chinese dairy farming practices to enable farmers to meet the...

Thai bottler sells est brand to Thai Beverage

Thai bottler sells est brand to Thai Beverage

THAILAND – Local bottler Sermsuk Public Company is selling its “est” cola beverage brand and trademark to Thai Beverage Public Company Limited’s subsidiary International Beverage Holdings Ltd for...

DKSH to distribute BASF colorants in Asia

DKSH to distribute BASF colorants in Asia

ASIA - DKSH and BTC Chemical Distribution, a subsidiary of BASF, will start a strategic collaboration for colorants in the personal care and household industries in 14 Asian...

AGI-Shorewood sells off Chinese print business to US packaging converter

AGI-Shorewood sells off Chinese print business to US packaging converter

CHINA – US packaging converter Multi Packaging Solutions (MPS) is acquiring the Asian print businesses of AGI-Shorewood in China.

Avery Dennison names new President and Chief Operating Officer

Avery Dennison names new President and Chief Operating Officer

US - Avery Dennison Corporation’s board of directors has elected Mitchell R. Butier as president and chief operating officer, effective 1 November 2014.

Xeikon appoints managing director for Asia Pacific business

Xeikon appoints managing director for Asia Pacific business

ASIA – Xeikon has appointed Bent Serritslev as Managing Director Xeikon Asia Pacific (ASPAC) to manage the company’s continuing growth in this region.

Pro-Pac expands in Australia with acquisition of flexible packaging converter

Pro-Pac expands in Australia with acquisition of flexible packaging converter

AUSTRALIA – Pro-Pac Packaging Ltd has acquired Nelson Joyce & Co Pty Ltd (NJC), a flexible packaging converter based in New South Wales.

Henkel strengthens adhesive production and R&D capabilities in Asia

Henkel strengthens adhesive production and R&D capabilities in Asia

CHINA – Henkel is acquiring The Bergquist Company to strengthen the adhesive, sealants and functional coatings company’s capabilities in adhesive technologies in Asia Pacific.

UK company acquires Malaysian security seals manufacturer

UK company acquires Malaysian security seals manufacturer

MALAYSIA – Essentra plc is acquiring Malaysian tamper evident security seals manufacturer Abric Berhad for about £28 million (RM 146 million).

Clariant to acquire Chinese healthcare packaging company VitaPac

Clariant to acquire Chinese healthcare packaging company VitaPac

HONG KONG – Clariant is acquiring Chinese healthcare packaging converter VitaPac for an undisclosed sum as part of its strategy to round out its healthcare packaging portfolio.

Sustainability Matters

Environmental News

UPM Raflatac launches Chain of Custody labelling solutions in the Philippines

20 November, 2014 | Hits:124

UPM Raflatac launches Chain of Custody labelling solutions in the Philippines

PHILIPPINES – UPM Raflatac has officially launched its range of FSC and PEFC Chain of Custody certified label stock products in the Philippines, where industry is paying more attention to environmental issues in the packaging supply chain.

Environmental News

7-Eleven launches campaign to reduce plastic bag usage in Thailand

19 November, 2014 | Hits:63

7-Eleven launches campaign to reduce plastic bag usage in Thailand

THAILAND – CP All, the operator of 7-Eleven convenience stores in Thailand, recently partnered with authorities in eastern Thailand to reduce plastic bag usage.

Environmental Legislation

Singapore aims for zero waste ‘culture’

17 November, 2014 | Hits:108

Singapore aims for zero waste ‘culture’

SINGAPORE – The Singapore government intends to invest S$1.5 billion over the next five years into making the country one with a zero-waste culture.

Sustainable Applications

Compostable packaging helps coffee brand with market expansion

05 November, 2014 | Hits:288

Compostable packaging helps coffee brand with market expansion

UK – NatureFlex certified renewable and compostable films from Innovia Films are helping a Dorset based organic coffee company expand their distribution.

Environmental News

Revised eco profile for NatureWorks’ Ingeo biopolymer

04 November, 2014 | Hits:248

Revised eco profile for NatureWorks’ Ingeo biopolymer

US - NatureWorks has releases the first findings of its updated eco profile for its naturally advanced family of Ingeo biopolymers, which demonstrates that the production of Ingeo polymer emits fewer greenhouse gases and consumes less non-renewable energy compared to commonly used plastics such as polystyrene (PS), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), and polycarbonate (PC).

Sustainable Applications

New Tetra Pak carton made entirely from plant based packaging materials

29 October, 2014 | Hits:384

New Tetra Pak carton made entirely from plant based packaging materials

SWITZERLAND - Tetra Pak has launched what it says is the industry’s first carton made entirely from plant based, renewable packaging materials.

Packaging Design

Material & Innovation

New non-aerosol dispensing technology offers safer and green alternative

20 November, 2014 | Hits:74

New non-aerosol dispensing technology offers safer and green alternative

GERMANY - A novel non-aerosol dispensing technology that eliminates all risks associated with aerosol spray cans by no longer requiring the use of compressed gas, is offering itself as a greener, safer alternative to aerosols.

Graphic & Structural Design

Health premium beverage launches in metal cans with tactile printing

19 November, 2014 | Hits:148

Health premium beverage launches in metal cans with tactile printing

US – Domestic RTD functional nutrition beverage brand owner Lotus Botanical Elixirs is using tactile printed metal cans to highlight the premium quality of its products.

Graphic & Structural Design

Honouring the ultimate whisky with stunning packaging designs

17 November, 2014 | Hits:381

Honouring the ultimate whisky with stunning packaging designs

FRANCE – Brandimage has created a precious range of stunning decanters with exquisitely crafted secondary packaging for The Macallan 1824 Masters Series honouring The Macallan single malt whisky.

Graphic & Structural Design

Unilever extends Wall's & Lipton brands for refreshing Thai tea

11 November, 2014 | Hits:508

Unilever extends Wall's & Lipton brands for refreshing Thai tea

THAILAND - Unilever has united the forces of two of its biggest brands, Wall's Ice Cream and Lipton Tea to offer a fresh new treat for Thai ice tea lovers, with a packaging design that communicates the product’s strong, vivacious personality.

Packaging Technology

Installations

Matching gravure quality with flexo plates

11 November, 2014 | Hits:145

Matching gravure quality with flexo plates

INDIA - Ahmedabad-based Shilp Gravures Ltd recently invested in a solution that allows it to move the highest quality work from gravure to flexo and meet customer demands.

Package Printing

HP unveils 3D printer

10 November, 2014 | Hits:122

HP unveils 3D printer

GLOBAL – Hewlett-Packard (HP) is entering the 3D-printing sector with the introduction of its new industrial 3D printer.

Installations

Parksons Packaging expands with two new sheetfed offset presses for packaging

07 November, 2014 | Hits:205

Parksons Packaging expands with two new sheetfed offset presses for packaging

INDIA – Parksons Packaging has invested in two high-performance sheetfed offset presses to significantly expand the Indian packaging manufacturer’s capacity.

Package Converting

Chinese packaging equipment manufacturer aims to break foreign technology monopoly

07 November, 2014 | Hits:238

Chinese packaging equipment manufacturer aims to break foreign technology monopoly

CHNA – Chinese packaging equipment manufacturer Guangdong Jinming Machinery is partnership with Xi’an Jiaotong University to develop a “highly intelligent” blown film equipment controller system, to meet the current lack of precision, micromation, upsizing and automatic control technology in China.