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MALAYSIA - BASF is further strengthening its production footprint in Asia Pacific with the start-up of its first production plant for polymer dispersions in Pasir Gudang, Malaysia.
GLOBAL – The global paper packaging market is estimated to reach US$344.43 billion by 2019, a significant jump from US$254.8 billion in 2012.
AUSTRALIA – Arla Foods has entered a joint venture with Australia’s largest cheese importer F. Mayer Imports Pty Ltd with the aim of increasing its business Down Under fivefold.
AUSTRALIA – Amcor says it has US$1.56 billion (A$2 billion) of acquisitions in the works for this year.
CHINA – Deufol and Meilink Group have set up a new joint venture in Yantai region, China.
INDONESIA - Slower retail sales, which started in December 2014, is expected to continue in Indonesia for at least the first quarter of this year, according to a survey from the country’s central bank, Bank Indonesia.
INDIA – Bobst and Esko have signed a one-year partnership to educate the Indian market on the packaging converting workflow, utilizing Esko’s hardware and software for the Bobst India blanking tooling project.
EUROPE – The European Commission (EC) has withdrawn the Circular Package from its 2015 Work Programme, and says the legislation will be amended and resubmitted later this year.
GLOBAL - Having received Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)’s Chain of Custody (CoC) certification for all of its converting plants and market companies, Tetra Pak says it can now supply FSC labelled packages from anywhere in the world.
UK - A new micro-perforated printed lidding film that helps to create optimum conditions for soft fruit and extend their shelf life has been developed by TCL Packaging.
CHINA - When it comes to bureaucracy anywhere in the world, it is often thought that the right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing – the bigger the bureaucracy, the bigger the hands, and the bigger the…
JAPAN/RUSSIA – Barcode printing, labelling and RFID solutions provider SATO Holdings is expanding its business network outside of Japan, and has acquired the majority 75% share in Russian label manufacturer Okil Holding JSC.