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Asian Packaging & Environmental Laws – A Compliance Guide

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Economic Crisis Impact on the Packaging Industry

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Mottainai: The Sustainable Packaging Culture in Japan

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Zen & The Technology of Packaging Design in Japan

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China’s Restriction on Excessive Packaging

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Dwi Aneka aims for US$41m IPO

Dwi Aneka aims for US$41m IPO

INDONESIA – Domestic packaging and printing company Dwi Aneka Jaya Kemasindo is planning for an initial public offering (IPO) in the hope of raising US$41.5 million (Rp 475...

Heidelberg gets dumped by Kodak, allies with Fujifilm

Heidelberg gets dumped by Kodak, allies with Fujifilm

AUST/NZ – Kodak has ended its exclusive plate partnership in Australia and New Zealand with Heidelberg, which has in turn managed to quickly seal a deal with Fujifilm...

UPM Raflatac to increase production capacity in Asia Pacific

UPM Raflatac to increase production capacity in Asia Pacific

ASIA – UPM Raflatac is investing EUR 14 million to increase its production capacity in Asia Pacific.

SATO opens office in the Philippines

SATO opens office in the Philippines

PHILIPPINES – Barcode printing, labelling and EPC/RFID solutions provider SATO Corporation has opened a representative office in Makati City, Manila, Philippines.

P&G opens US$200m Innovation Center in Singapore

P&G opens US$200m Innovation Center in Singapore

SINGAPORE – Procter & Gamble (P&G) has opened a US$200 million (S$250 million) new innovation center in Singapore that will serve as an international research hub for the...

Philip Morris to move Australian cigarette production to South Korea

Philip Morris to move Australian cigarette production to South Korea

S KOREA/AUSTRALIA – Philip Morris says it will cease cigarette production at its factory in Moorabbin, Australia, and move manufacturing to South Korea by the end of this...

Philip Morris to move Australian cigarette production to South Korea

Philip Morris to move Australian cigarette production to South Korea

S KOREA/AUSTRALIA – Philip Morris says it will cease cigarette production at its factory in Moorabbin, Australia, and move manufacturing to South Korea by the end of this...

Huiyuan and Suntory form joint venture for Chinese sales expansion

Huiyuan and Suntory form joint venture for Chinese sales expansion

CHINA/JAPAN – China Huiyuan Juice Group Ltd and Suntory Holdings Ltd are establishing a joint venture in China to enable the Japanese beverage giant to expand its sales...

Nestle appoints new Head for China businesses

Nestle appoints new Head for China businesses

CHINA – Nestle has appointed John Cheung as its new chairman and CEO of Nestle Greater China effective 1 May 2014, replacing Roland Decorvet, who has been in...

RKW appoints new Sales Director for Asia

RKW appoints new Sales Director for Asia

VIETNAM – German plastic films and nonwovens manufacturer has appointed Oliver Dirmeier as its new Director Sales for Asia at RKW-Group. The 45-year-old will now oversee all sales...

Husky creates dedicated medical and specialty packaging business

Husky creates dedicated medical and specialty packaging business

CANADA - Following its acquisition of major Swiss medical and closure mold maker Schöttli, Husky Injection Molding Systems has created a new combined business unit dedicated to medical...

Indian company seals Chinese label and packaging machinery agent deals

Indian company seals Chinese label and packaging machinery agent deals

INDIA – Indian pharmaceutical marketing company Morsef Pharmaceutical Private Limited has secured two label and packaging equipment distributorships from China.

Rexam sells healthcare unit’s containers & closures division to Berry Plastics

Rexam sells healthcare unit’s containers & closures division to Berry Plastics

UK – Major beverage can maker Rexam Plc is selling the remaining Containers & Closures division of its Healthcare business to Berry Plastics Group Inc for US$135m in...

CCL Industries expands with label acquisitions in Japan and Australia

CCL Industries expands with label acquisitions in Japan and Australia

JAPAN/AUSTRALIA – Specialty label and packaging converter CCL Industries Inc has announced two acquisitions in Japan and Australia, facilitated by its local subsidiaries.

Takeover drama for Kian Joo Can Factory

Takeover drama for Kian Joo Can Factory

MALAYSIA – Kian Joo Can Factory Bhd, Malaysia’s largest aluminium and tin can packaging manufacturer, has been the target of two takeover bids: one from local company Aspire...

ACCC approves Amcor’s acquisition of Detmold Flexibles

ACCC approves Amcor’s acquisition of Detmold Flexibles

AUSTRALIA – The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has approved Amcor Limited’s US$47.05 million acquisition of Detmold Group’s Australian flexible packaging operation.

Sustainability Matters

Environmental News

Five Chinese city districts implement organic waste diversion programs

08 April, 2014 | Hits:180

Five Chinese city districts implement organic waste diversion programs

CHINA – The Qixia District Council in Nanjing City is in the final stages of validating its organic waste diversion program, and has ordered 500,000 compostable waste management bags as part of its initiative.

Sustainable Applications

Redesigned compostable BioWare paper cups increase consumer appeal

27 March, 2014 | Hits:240

Redesigned compostable BioWare paper cups increase consumer appeal

FINLAND - Huhtamaki has redesigned its range of compostable BioWare paper cups to give the products a fresh, modern appearance whilst placing further emphasis on their green credentials. 

Sustainable Applications

Tetra Pak launches first bio-based cap for gable top packages

21 March, 2014 | Hits:361

Tetra Pak launches first bio-based cap for gable top packages

SWITZERLAND - Manufactured using high density polyethylene (HDPE) derived from sugar cane, the bio-based version of TwistCap OSO 34 marks another step forward in Tetra Pak’s ambition to make fully renewable packages.

Environmental News

Indian PET bottle giant to open plastic recycling research centre

20 March, 2014 | Hits:246

Indian PET bottle giant to open plastic recycling research centre

INDIA – Manjushree Technopack Ltd, one of India’s largest PET bottle manufacturers, is setting up a Plastics Recycling Innovation Centre (PRIC) at the company’s PET preform unit in Bidadi, located 32km from Bangalore.

Environmental Legislation

EU votes for drastic reduction in plastic bag use

19 March, 2014 | Hits:246

EU votes for drastic reduction in plastic bag use

EUROPE – The European Parliament’s Environment Committee has voted in favour of reducing the consumption of lightweight plastic carrier bags in Europe.

Environmental News

China’s smog pushes government to declare war on polluters

11 March, 2014 | Hits:204

China’s smog pushes government to declare war on polluters

CHINA - In response to the smog that has shrouded many parts of China, the Central government in Beijing has issued a ‘declaration of war” on polluters – and packaging is once again in the firing line. Stuart Hoggard reports.

Packaging Design

Graphic & Structural Design

Chocolate milk with real coconut flakes in aseptic carton packs

15 April, 2014 | Hits:49

Chocolate milk with real coconut flakes in aseptic carton packs

BRAZIL - Local consumers can now enjoy two unique varieties of chocolate milk containing flakes of real coconut, made possible by a special drinksplus packaging technology.

Graphic & Structural Design

Very special packaging redesign for Hennessy Very Special

11 April, 2014 | Hits:183

Very special packaging redesign for Hennessy Very Special

FRANCE - Appealing to both loyal drinkers and young consumers, the new packaging design for the Hennessy Very Special collection perfectly mixes heritage and personality.

Material & Innovation

Convenience, communication and style combined in one tape solution

10 April, 2014 | Hits:187

Convenience, communication and style combined in one tape solution

UK – Brands can now maximise the combined benefits of resealability, consumer communication and product protection in an new easy-to-apply tape.

Graphic & Structural Design

Premium food delivery service shifts to microwavable sustainable packaging

09 April, 2014 | Hits:185

Premium food delivery service shifts to microwavable sustainable packaging

USA – A San Francisco based service that provides premium prepared dinners from top local chefs, delivered to customers’ door, has redesigned their packaging with a focus on sustainability and functionality while not compromising on design aesthetics.

Packaging Technology

Package Printing

Digital direct printing of plastic bottles now possible

16 April, 2014 | Hits:16

Digital direct printing of plastic bottles now possible

GERMANY – Krones AG is premiering a direct printing system for printing on plastic bottles during an ongoing production operation, offering huge potential for both the beverage industry and the market segments of household/cosmetics, converters and glass manufacturers, and opening up an abundance of new options.

Installations

Indian tradeshop invests in digital flexo solution for quality print results

11 April, 2014 | Hits:98

Indian tradeshop invests in digital flexo solution for quality print results

INDIA – VEEPEE Graphic Solutions has invested in a digital flexo solution that has enabled the major Indian tradeshop to deliver higher-quality label and flexible packaging printing results that can be readily compared to offset or gravure.

Package Converting

New hotfill machine ensures highest standards of hygiene

08 April, 2014 | Hits:188

New hotfill machine ensures highest standards of hygiene

SWITZERLAND - Offering customers an extensive range of possible configurations, a new modular hotfill machine from Sidel provides the highest standards of hygiene to meet the production demands of more natural and fresher beverages, even those including pulps or fruit pieces. 

Installations

Indian label printer invests in HP Indigo digital press to boost capacity

08 April, 2014 | Hits:148

Indian label printer invests in HP Indigo digital press to boost capacity

INDIA – Astron Packaging has invested in its second HP Indigo press at its Ahmedabad facility to ramp up production capacity.