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JSP sets up subsidiary to build new expanded polypropylene plant in China

JSP sets up subsidiary to build new expanded polypropylene plant in China

CHINA – JSP is building a new expanded polypropylene plant in the Mainland to meet demand from customers in central and southwestern China.

Compostable plastics manufacturer expands Chinese production capacity

Compostable plastics manufacturer expands Chinese production capacity

CHINA – Australian compostable resins and packaging products manufacturer Cardia Bioplastics has expanded the production capacity of its factory in Nanjing, China.

Essel Propack opens its fifth plant in China for laminated packaging tubes

Essel Propack opens its fifth plant in China for laminated packaging tubes

CHINA – Essel Propack has started operating its fifth plant in China, as part of the Indian packaging manufacturer’s aim to better serve customers in eastern China.

Oji to build new corrugated container plant in Vietnam

Oji to build new corrugated container plant in Vietnam

VIETNAM – Japanese paper giant Oji Group has announced plans to invest US$25.6 million (¥3 billion) in a new corrugated container factory in Vietnam, bringing the total number...

Berli Jucker acquisition attempt of Metro Vietnam hampered

Berli Jucker acquisition attempt of Metro Vietnam hampered

VIETNAM – Berli Jucker Plc (BJC)’s minor shareholders have rejected its EUR 655 million attempt to acquire Metro’s wholesale retail business in Vietnam.

F&N aims for double digit growth

F&N aims for double digit growth

MALAYSIA – Fraser & Neave Holdings Bhd (F&N) believes it will be able to maintain high double-digit growth for its financial year ending 30 September 2015, amid the...

Universal Robina acquires NZ snack food manufacturer

Universal Robina acquires NZ snack food manufacturer

NEW ZEALAND – Philippines snack food giant Universal Robina Corp (URC) has acquired NZ Snack Food Holdings Ltd (NZFHL), one of the largest snack food manufacturers in New...

Central Retail acquires major stake in Vietnam electronics retail giant

Central Retail acquires major stake in Vietnam electronics retail giant

VIETNAM – Thai retail conglomerate Central Group’s electronics store business Power Buy has acquired a 49% stake in Nguyen Kim Trading JSC, one of the largest electronics retailers...

Indian films giant appoints new global sales and marketing head

Indian films giant appoints new global sales and marketing head

INDIA – Cosmo Films Limited has appointed Satish Subramanian as its global sales and marketing head to lead the company’s “global expansion drive”.

New appointments strengthen KBA’s presence in China and Taiwan

New appointments strengthen KBA’s presence in China and Taiwan

NORTH ASIA – KBA says it has planned a number of key changes in its operations and product and service offerings for this year, and as part of...

Cardia Bioplastics in talks to appoint Malaysian distributor

Cardia Bioplastics in talks to appoint Malaysian distributor

MALAYSIA – Australia’s Cardia Bioplastics Limited is looking to grow in the Malaysian market and in talks to appoint a distributor for the Southeast Asian country.

Ball appoints new head of global metal beverage packaging division

Ball appoints new head of global metal beverage packaging division

GLOBAL - Ball Corporation has appointed Erik Bouts as senior vice president, Ball Corporation, and chief operating officer (COO) of its global metal beverage packaging division, effective 1...

Storopack acquires Japanese protective packaging manufacturer

Storopack acquires Japanese protective packaging manufacturer

JAPAN – German protective packaging converter Storopack has acquired EJ Co Ltd, a major manufacturer of loose fill packaging chips in Japan.

US company acquires majority stake in Australian packaging converter

US company acquires majority stake in Australian packaging converter

AUSTRALIA - Universal Forest Products Inc (UFPI) has acquired a majority interest in Integra Packaging Proprietary Ltd, a manufacturer and distributor of integrated packaging products based in Brisbane,...

Proposed merger for Cardia Bioplastics and Stellar Films Group

Proposed merger for Cardia Bioplastics and Stellar Films Group

AUSTRALIA - Cardia Bioplastics Limited and privately held Stellar Films Group are merging their businesses with the intent of creating “a leader in sustainable packaging”.

BASF sells shares in Singapore joint venture to partner Shell

BASF sells shares in Singapore joint venture to partner Shell

SINGAPORE – BASF is selling its share in the 50-50 joint venture ELLBA Eastern, located on Jurong Island in Singapore, to Shell.

Sustainability Matters

Sustainable Applications

Fully renewable carton package now on the shelves

28 January, 2015 | Hits:30

Fully renewable carton package now on the shelves

FINLAND - Finnish dairy producer Valio is the first company in the world to sell products to consumers in carton packaging made entirely from plant-based materials, claims Tetra Pak.

Environmental News

Compostable plastics manufacturer expands Chinese production capacity

22 January, 2015 | Hits:136

Compostable plastics manufacturer expands Chinese production capacity

CHINA – Australian compostable resins and packaging products manufacturer Cardia Bioplastics has expanded the production capacity of its factory in Nanjing, China.

Environmental News

L’Oreal and Avery Dennison collaborate to reduce environmental impact of labels

21 January, 2015 | Hits:100

L’Oreal and Avery Dennison collaborate to reduce environmental impact of labels

US - L’Oreal and Avery Dennison are collaborating to identify and reduce the environmental impacts of packaging labels throughout the entire label lifecycle.

Environmental Legislation

Chinese province bans non-degradable plastic shopping bags and cutlery

15 January, 2015 | Hits:213

Chinese province bans non-degradable plastic shopping bags and cutlery

CHINA – The Chinese northeastern province of Jilin has banned the production and sale of single-use non-degradable plastic shopping bags and cutlery from 1 January 2015.

Environmental News

Tetra Pak launches new service to reduce environmental impact for customers

13 January, 2015 | Hits:135

Tetra Pak launches new service to reduce environmental impact for customers

SWITZERLAND - Tetra Pak has launched a new Environmental Benchmarking Service to help food and beverage companies assess the environmental performance of their production operations, and to identify opportunities for improvement.

Environmental News

Thai government tackles waste management problems

19 December, 2014 | Hits:332

Thai government tackles waste management problems

THAILAND – The Natural Resources and Environment Ministry has pledged to eradicate 11 million tonnes of garbage in six provinces under a pilot project it launched in August 2014. Nationwide, it wants to be able to manage at least 80% of the total waste generated across the country in a year’s time.

Packaging Design

Graphic & Structural Design

Plastic container ensures pasta dishes can be all shook up

26 January, 2015 | Hits:87

Plastic container ensures pasta dishes can be all shook up

FRANCE - Leading French food manufacturer Soulie Restauration, part of William Saurin, is shaking up the ready meals market with a brand new product packed in a bespoke packaging solution from RPC Barrier Containers.

Graphic & Structural Design

Metallic sparkle for new perfume gift boxes

22 January, 2015 | Hits:131

Metallic sparkle for new perfume gift boxes

UK - In its search for a packaging material that could help its new perfume gift boxes stand out, UK fashion house Ghost chose a high quality metallic film that offers customers a distinctive ‘glitter’ texture that sparkles in the light.

Material & Innovation

Highly sculpted PET container for spirits industry

15 January, 2015 | Hits:204

Highly sculpted PET container for spirits industry

US - Advanced sculpting techniques have delivered a 1.75L concept bottle with unique and eye-catching qualities.

Graphic & Structural Design

Packaging jar communicates the essence of luxury skincare brand

13 January, 2015 | Hits:253

Packaging jar communicates the essence of luxury skincare brand

FRANCE - The latest innovation in anti-ageing products from Dr Pierre Ricaud, part of the Yves Rocher Group, is using a special jar to help convey the product’s luxury premium image.

Packaging Technology

Installations

Kwality Offset Printers continues to build on new technology

28 January, 2015 | Hits:37

Kwality Offset Printers continues to build on new technology

INDIA – Domestic label converter Kwality Offset Printers has invested in new technology to enhance its position as an automatic choice for both Indian and Foreign FMCG companies as well as for the spirits and pharma industries for their requirement of high quality labels.

Package Printing

Versatile ink particularly suited to PE packaging

21 January, 2015 | Hits:101

Versatile ink particularly suited to PE packaging

UK - Coding specialist Linx Printing Technologies has introduced a new ink to its range that offers excellent adhesion to polyethylene (PE) and most polypropylene (PP) applications, and which is suitable for non-contact food packaging in line with Swiss Ordinance 817.023.021, the European reference for food packaging inks.

Package Converting

New flow-pack wrapping solution for greater efficiency

02 January, 2015 | Hits:250

New flow-pack wrapping solution for greater efficiency

GERMANY - Short cubes can now be wrapped into flow-packs at a high speed with Theegarten-Pacte’s new packaging machinery technology.

Tag & Label

New easy to use and cost effective barcode label printer from Toshiba

24 December, 2014 | Hits:303

New easy to use and cost effective barcode label printer from Toshiba

JAPAN - Toshiba Tec has developed a new robust and compact label printer, the B-FV4 series, which the Japanese company says offers the best value in affordable, powerful label printing solution.