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INDIA – Rigid packaging converter TricorBraun has set up a subsidiary to support growing sales in India.
ASIA – Asia Pacific is expected to surpass North America to become the world’s second largest confectionery market in 2014 by retail sales value.
JAPAN – The Japanese packaging industry grew to US$59.4 billion in the financial year of 2013, with paper packaging products and pouch forming and filling machinery making up the majority of the packaging materials and equipment sector respectively.
SCOTLAND – A new glass bottle design for Whyte & Mackay’s whisky liqueur, Glayva, captures consumers’ attention on retail shelves.
JAPAN - Sales of packaging equipment in Japan have picked up over the past two years since the tsunami that devastated much of the country’s east coast. In 2013 the machine sector saw total sales of ¥414 billion, or at…
CHINA – Comexi Group has opened a demo centre specializing in solventless laminating, as part of efforts to improve its service and offer specific solutions for the Chinese market.
INDIA – Reliance Retail plans to change its financing strategy so it can become self-reliant instead of depending on its parent company, Indian petrochemical giant Reliance Industries Ltd, for support.
GLOBAL – By 2030, 70% of households worldwide will be in urban areas, resulting in greater consumer market gains due to urbanization, according to Euromonitor International.
CHINA – Heidelberg has realigned its postpress portfolio and shifted production from Germany to China.
SE ASIA – Japanese instant noodle giant Nissin Foods is looking at reorganizing its Southeast Asian manufacturing strategy in preparation for the implementation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015.
GERMANY – BASF’s new high performance Ultramid polyamide is derived from renewable raw materials while retaining identical product formulation and quality for flexible packaging film applications.
THAILAND – NatureWorks’s plans for a PLA (polylactic acid) plant in Thailand are still on hold, as the US bioplastics company continues discussing the possibility of receiving investment incentives with the new junta government.