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Premier Paper Packaging expands packaging and printing facilities in India

Premier Paper Packaging expands packaging and printing facilities in India

INDIA – Package printing company Premier Paper Packaging (PP) is expanding its production with plans to construct a corrugated plant.

BASF opens new polymer dispersions plant in Malaysia

BASF opens new polymer dispersions plant in Malaysia

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.

New export packaging operation in China

New export packaging operation in China

CHINA – Deufol and Meilink Group have set up a new joint venture in Yantai region, China.

US cosmetics packaging converter opens tubes plant in China

US cosmetics packaging converter opens tubes plant in China

CHINA – Cosmetics packaging converter World Wide Packaging LLC (WWP) has opened a packaging tube manufacturing facility in Suzhou, China.

Coca-Cola Amatil to invest US$400m in Indonesian beverage market expansion

Coca-Cola Amatil to invest US$400m in Indonesian beverage market expansion

INDONESIA – Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) intends to invest about US$133.82 million (A$170 million) per annum for the next three years into the Indonesian beverage market.

ThaiBev diversifies beverage portfolio with 100Plus launch in Thailand

ThaiBev diversifies beverage portfolio with 100Plus launch in Thailand

THAILAND – Thai Beverage Plc (ThaiBev) has launched carbonated isotonic energy beverage 100Plus in Thailand in a bid to diversify its products portfolio and become less reliant on...

Dutch retailer enters Indonesia with three new supermarkets

Dutch retailer enters Indonesia with three new supermarkets

INDONESIA – Dutch retail chain Spar International has entered the Indonesian retail market with the opening of three stores in the capital city of Jakarta.

F&N extends Southeast Asian canned milk licensing agreements with Nestle

F&N extends Southeast Asian canned milk licensing agreements with Nestle

SOUTHEAST ASIA – Fraser & Neave Limited (F&N) has secured a major licensing agreement with Nestle to manufacture and distribute five major dairy product brands in Southeast Asia.

Troika Systems appoints FIG as its agent for India

Troika Systems appoints FIG as its agent for India

INDIA – UK manufacturer of quality control tools for the security, flexible packaging, labels and corrugated sectors Troika Systems has appointed Flexo Image Graphics (FIG) as its representative...

Senior appointments as Linx targets further international growth

Senior appointments as Linx targets further international growth

ASIA – Coding and marking specialist Linx Printing Technologies has strengthened its leadership team with a number of key appointments to help further grow the company’s international presence.

Japanese converter expands foamed bottle sales presence in Europe

Japanese converter expands foamed bottle sales presence in Europe

JAPAN/EUROPE – Toyo Seikan Kaisha Ltd is expanding its sales presence in Europe with the appointment of US-based Plastic Technologies (PTI) as its exclusive agent in the region...

Change in CEO at Amcor

Change in CEO at Amcor

AUSTRALIA – Ken MacKenzie is retiring from his position as managing director and CEo of Amcor at the end of the 2015 financial year; he will be succeeded...

Toyo Ink Group merges two Taiwan subsidiaries

Toyo Ink Group merges two Taiwan subsidiaries

TAIWAN – Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co Ltd has merged two wholly owned subsidiaries, Toyo Ink Chemicals Taiwan Co Ltd and Toyo Ink Taiwan Co Ltd, into a...

Thai packaging manufacturer seeks merger or joint venture partner

Thai packaging manufacturer seeks merger or joint venture partner

THAILAND – Boon Rawd Brewery Co Ltd, owner of popular Thai beer brand ‘Singha’, is looking for a merger or joint venture partner for its packaging company Bangkok...

Huhtamaki acquires Malaysian paper cup and foodservice packaging company

Huhtamaki acquires Malaysian paper cup and foodservice packaging company

MALAYSIA – Huhtamaki Oyj has acquired Malaysian paper cup and foodservice packaging manufacturer Butterworth Paper Cups Sdn Bhd for EUR 8 million.

Universal Robina to absorb its flexible packaging supplier

Universal Robina to absorb its flexible packaging supplier

PHILIPPINES – Universal Robina Corporation (URC) has announced plans to absorb its wholly owned flexible packaging supplier CFC Clubhouse Property Inc (CCPI).

Sustainability Matters

Environmental Legislation

Australia considers polystyrene packaging ban

27 March, 2015 | Hits:79

Australia considers polystyrene packaging ban

AUSTRALIA – The ACT (Australian Capital Territory) internal self-government is currently investigating the feasibility of a ban on polystyrene foam packaging such as single-use cups and food containers in the Australian southeastern territory, where the capital city of Canberra is located.

Environmental Legislation

Analysis: Circular Economy in Europe withdrawn

26 March, 2015 | Hits:155

Analysis: Circular Economy in Europe withdrawn

EUROPE – The Circular Package legislation, which targeted packaging waste management and recyclability and reuse, has been withdrawn by the European Commission (EC) from its 2015 Work Programme, for amendment and resubmission later this year.

Environmental Legislation

Cleaning up China’s water margin

12 March, 2015 | Hits:332

Cleaning up China’s water margin

CHINA - In 2013 China overtook America as the biggest market for bottled water by volume, having virtually doubled in size in the past three years from 19 billion to 37 billion litres, as cheaper ‘normal’ bottled water is now more popular than expensive mineral waters. 

Environmental Legislation

European Commission withdraws Circular Economy Package

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European Commission withdraws Circular Economy Package

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.

Environmental News

Tetra Pak obtains worldwide FSC Chain of Custody certification

04 March, 2015 | Hits:262

Tetra Pak obtains worldwide FSC Chain of Custody certification

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.

Environmental Legislation

China’s Jilin Province bans the bag as its capital city Changchun goes green!

02 March, 2015 | Hits:351

China’s Jilin Province bans the bag as its capital city Changchun goes green!

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 gulf between them and the more unfathomable the decision making process. So it stands to reason, that as the biggest bureaucracy in the world, China’s civil servants have limitless scope to dumbfound the general public.

Packaging Design

Graphic & Structural Design

Innovative metallic cardboard material for liqueur cartons

27 March, 2015 | Hits:147

Innovative metallic cardboard material for liqueur cartons

UK – Boutique Brands, owner of Sette Vie Italian Liqueurs, has launched its latest luxury cartons project, which features a strong recyclable box with high-end finishes.

Graphic & Structural Design

Coca-Cola seeks entry in Indian lower-income market for juices

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Coca-Cola seeks entry in Indian lower-income market for juices

INDIA – The Coca-Cola Company (TCC) will soon launch its mango drink, Maaza, in sachet strips to expand its presence in the lower-income consumer market.

Material & Innovation

New metallized film from India offers optimum barrier properties

12 March, 2015 | Hits:434

New metallized film from India offers optimum barrier properties

INDIA – Major domestic BOPP film manufacturer Cosmo Films has introduced a new metallized film that offers high moisture and gas barrier properties.

Material & Innovation

An eye opener for easy application of eye droppers

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An eye opener for easy application of eye droppers

GERMANY – Opening small-sized eye drop bottles and applying eye drops can now be a breeze with a new packaging application aid for daily use.

Packaging Technology

Installations

Rengo completes containerboard machine construction at Fukushima

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Rengo completes containerboard machine construction at Fukushima

JAPAN – Rengo Co Ltd has completed construction work to renew a containerboard (linerboard) machine at the site of its consolidated subsidiary Marusan Paper Mfg Co Ltd in Fukushima Prefecture.

Installations

Taiwan paper giant expands production capacity by 300,000 tons of paperboard

12 March, 2015 | Hits:360

Taiwan paper giant expands production capacity by 300,000 tons of paperboard

TAIWAN - Yuen Foong Yu Packaging Inc is investing in a new containerboard production line that will produce high-quality fluting grades out of 100% recycled raw materials.

Package Converting

Chinese converter improves luxury packaging design offerings with new CAD platform

06 March, 2015 | Hits:442

Chinese converter improves luxury packaging design offerings with new CAD platform

CHINA – Major domestic luxury packaging supplier Mingfeng Packing Co Ltd has upgraded its CAD design platform to boost efficiency and save costs.

Package Converting

Bobst and Esko partner up in India

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Bobst and Esko partner up in India

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.