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ASIA - In recent years, one packaging solution touted as a ‘sustainable’ option that has been emerging in Asia is Bioplastics and biodegradable and/or compostable packaging. But what exactly are Bioplastics, and what does it mean when a company says its products are biodegradable and/or compostable?Read more
THAILAND - Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific Pte Ltd has opened an Integrated Customer Experience Center in Bangkok, Thailand, that will provide support to customers mainly in the printing industry across the Asia-Pacific region.
INDIA – With plans to triple the size of its Indian business, which is already enjoying double-digit growth, Kellogg intends to set up its first R&D facility at Taloja, near Mumbai, this year.
GERMANY/NORWAY - A 100% spill proof guaranteed smart closure system for non-carbonated soft drinks has been introduced to cater to the requirements of the "on-the-go generation".
VIETNAM – Thailand’s Siam Cement Group (SCG) has acquired a 80% stake in Vietnam-based Tin Thanh Packing Joint Stock Company (Batico).
SOUTH KOREA – In a bid to recover from sharply declining sales back home, British retailer Tesco is selling off its South Korean unit Homeplus to improve its financials.
BANGLADESH – The Bangladeshi government intends to launch programs to promote the use of jute-based packaging, as well as halt the usage of plastic packaging “in a month or two”.
SOUTHEAST ASIA - From 2015-2020 retail sales across the whole of Asia will grow faster than any other region in the world. According to the World Bank, Asian retail values (US$ equivalent) will grow by 8.5% which, in volume terms,…
JAPAN – Xeikon has opened a second Technology Center in Tokyo, Japan, to support continued growth and expansion in the Asia Pacific region.
CHINA – In 2014, China overtook the US to become the world’s largest ice cream market for the first time, according to new research from Mintel.
GERMANY – Multivac Marking & Inspection has developed a 2-way dispensing edge for its labellers, which can be rotated pneumatically by 180 degrees.
INDIA – Italian packaging machinery giant I.M.A. S.p.A. has announced ambitious targets to double the export sales volume of Hassia Packaging India, a Pune-based company that it absorbed as part of its global acquisition of Hassia's parent company Oystar Group…
SINGAPORE – Japanese cosmetics and skincare giant Shiseido has set up its Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore to enhance marketing in the region.