- Expansion & Growth
- Branding & Retail
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.
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…
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– The Circular Package legislation, which targeted packaging waste management and recyclability and reuse, has been withdrawn by the European Commission (EC) from its 2015 Work Programme, for amendment and resubmission later this year.
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.
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.
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 single operating entity.
MALAYSIA – Authorities in Malaysia recently seized US$68,063 (RM250,000) worth of counterfeit Milo sachets products packaged in multi-packs in Negeri Sembilan.
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 Glass Co.
MALAYSIA – Huhtamaki Oyj has acquired Malaysian paper cup and foodservice packaging manufacturer Butterworth Paper Cups Sdn Bhd for EUR 8 million.
PHILIPPINES – Universal Robina Corporation (URC) has announced plans to absorb its wholly owned flexible packaging supplier CFC Clubhouse Property Inc (CCPI).
ASIA – The US International Trade Commission (USITC) is investigating allegations about cheap paper imports from countries including China, Indonesia and Australia, and could levy duties.
INDIA – Package printing company Premier Paper Packaging (PP) is expanding its production with plans to construct a corrugated plant.