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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...

Indorama sets up packaging subsidiary in Myanmar

Indorama sets up packaging subsidiary in Myanmar

MYANMAR – Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL) has established a subsidiary in Myanmar.

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...

Universal Robina-Nissin Foods instant noodle JV in the Philippines strengthened

Universal Robina-Nissin Foods instant noodle JV in the Philippines strengthened

PHILIPPINES – Universal Robina Corporation (URC) is integrating its noodle business into its domestic joint venture with Japanese instant-noodle giant Nissin Foods Holdings Co, a transaction which will...

Danone acquires 25% share in Chinese infant milk company

Danone acquires 25% share in Chinese infant milk company

CHINA – Danone is acquiring a 25% stake in Yashili, one of China’s largest infant milk company and a subsidiary of Chinese dairy giant Mengniu, for EUR 437...

Novasep opens Southeast Asia office in Bangkok

Novasep opens Southeast Asia office in Bangkok

THAILAND – Major French additives company Novasep is expanding its presence in Southeast Asia with a new office in Bangkok, Thailand.

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

Environmental News

Compostable plastics manufacturer expands Chinese production capacity

22 January, 2015 | Hits:77

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:42

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:158

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:92

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:309

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.

Environmental News

Sugar giant looks into bioplastics production in the Philippines

17 December, 2014 | Hits:373

Sugar giant looks into bioplastics production in the Philippines

PHILIPPINES – Domestic sugar giant Central Azucarera de la Carlota (CAC) is exploring possibilities of producing bioplastics from sugarcane.

Packaging Design

Graphic & Structural Design

Metallic sparkle for new perfume gift boxes

22 January, 2015 | Hits:49

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:161

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:193

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.

Graphic & Structural Design

Tetra Pak introduces new package size for smaller households

08 January, 2015 | Hits:235

Tetra Pak introduces new package size for smaller households

AUSTRIA - Tetra Pak has extended its Tetra Brik Aseptic? Edge family with the launch of Tetra Brik Aseptic 500 Edge, designed to meet the needs of smaller households.

Packaging Technology

Package Printing

Versatile ink particularly suited to PE packaging

21 January, 2015 | Hits:48

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:222

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:274

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.

Tag & Label

UPM Raflatac launches label innovations across Malaysia and Singapore

19 December, 2014 | Hits:363

UPM Raflatac launches label innovations across Malaysia and Singapore

MALAYSIA – UPM Raflatac has introduced an extensive range of self-adhesive label stock across Malaysia, to help label converters and brand owners’ business needs.