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Environmental News

Mitsui Chemicals China subsidiary first to get China Environmental Assessment Loan

16 May, 2016 | Hits:115

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:249

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:308

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:924

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.

Environmental Legislation

Malaysian state police clamps down on illegal trading of biodegradable packaging

18 February, 2016 | Hits:1861

Malaysian state police clamps down on illegal trading of biodegradable packaging

MALAYSIA – State police in Malacca have caught two companies trying to cash in on the Malaysian state’s biodegradable packaging regulation by selling biodegradable food containers with misleading labels.

Environmental News

Bioplastics 101: The other “degradable” plastic - Oxo-additives

31 January, 2016 | Hits:1980

Bioplastics 101: The other “degradable” plastic - Oxo-additives

ASIA - In the sixth of our special editorial series 'Bioplastics 101', we discuss the other "degradable plastic: oxo-degradable plastics, made using oxo-additives.

Packaging Design

Material & Innovation

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

14 March, 2016 | Hits:2496

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:1918

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:1985

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:2389

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.

Packaging Technology

Installations

China Prosperity starts up its second PTA line

28 April, 2016 | Hits:500

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:669

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:866

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:969

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.