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Haver expands to bigger location in China

Haver expands to bigger location in China

CHINA – Haver Technologies, a German packing and screening machinery manufacturer for the raw material processing industry, has set up in a new location in China.

Nilpeter expands production capacity in India

Nilpeter expands production capacity in India

INDIA – Nipeter is expanding its production area at its Indian manufacturing facility by more than 20,000 square feet, doubling capacity to meet increasing demand for its presses.

HP Indigo to expand ink manufacturing capacity in Singapore

HP Indigo to expand ink manufacturing capacity in Singapore

SINGAPORE - HP has opened a new Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Singapore, and announced plans to expand its HP Indigo ink manufacturing capacity at the same site.

Avery Dennison shifts some Australian manufacturing to Thailand and Malaysia

Avery Dennison shifts some Australian manufacturing to Thailand and Malaysia

AUSTRALIA – Avery Dennison is downsizing its Adelaide plant, as part of plans to increase its market competitiveness in Australia.

P&G to exit 90 to 100 brands globally

P&G to exit 90 to 100 brands globally

GLOBAL – Procter & Gamble Co (P&G) intends to divest, discontinue or merge more than half of its brands globally as part of its restructuring strategy to focus...

Matahari expands retail business to serve upper middle class consumers in Indonesia

Matahari expands retail business to serve upper middle class consumers in Indonesia

INDONESIA – Local retail giant PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA) has opened its 31st Foodmart supermarket outlet in Jakarta, and revealed plans to build four new stores...

Reliance Retail seeks to strengthen financial position and continue expansion

Reliance Retail seeks to strengthen financial position and continue expansion

INDIA – Reliance Retail plans to change its financing strategy so it can become self-reliant instead of depending on its parent company, Indian petrochemical giant Reliance Industries Ltd,...

Nissin Foods re-evaluates instant noodle production capabilities in Southeast Asia

Nissin Foods re-evaluates instant noodle production capabilities in Southeast Asia

SE ASIA – Japanese instant noodle giant Nissin Foods is looking at reorganizing its Southeast Asian manufacturing strategy in preparation for the implementation of the ASEAN Economic Community...

Hindustan Unilever reorganizes business structure

Hindustan Unilever reorganizes business structure

INDIA – As part of its growth strategy, Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) has reorganized its Home and Personal Care business and made key changes in the management committee...

SATO appoints new head of business development to drive growth

SATO appoints new head of business development to drive growth

JAPAN – SATO Holdings Corporation has appointed Nobuo Miyagi as Head of the Business Development Office, taking overall responsibility for driving the company’s M&A strategy from planning, identification...

Tesco ousts CEO Philip Clarke with Unilever replacement

Tesco ousts CEO Philip Clarke with Unilever replacement

UK – Tesco plc is replacing CEO Philip Clarke with Dave Lewis, head of Unilever’s personal care business, effective 1 October 2014. 

Goss creates new Asia Pacific managing director position

Goss creates new Asia Pacific managing director position

ASIA – Presses and finishing systems provider Goss International has created the new position of managing director for Asia Pacific, and promoted Tim Mercy to it.

Pact Group considers acquisition of Dynapack Asia

Pact Group considers acquisition of Dynapack Asia

INDONESIA – Pact Group Holdings Ltd is considering the acquisition of major Indonesian rigid plastics packaging converter Dynapack Asia, and is currently conducting due diligence.

Bemis sells pressure sensitive materials unit to fund flexible packaging business

Bemis sells pressure sensitive materials unit to fund flexible packaging business

US - Bemis Company Inc is selling its global Pressure Sensitive Materials business to California-based private equity firm Platinum Equity for US$170 million, to fund the growth of...

South Korean paper giant eyes European label market with Dutch acquisition

South Korean paper giant eyes European label market with Dutch acquisition

S KOREA – Hansol Paper intends to enter the European label market with its acquisition of Dutch self-adhesive label producer Telrol Group.

Huhtamäki acquires New Zealand folding carton packaging converter

Huhtamäki acquires New Zealand folding carton packaging converter

NEW ZEALAND - Huhtamäki Oyj has acquired Interpac Packaging Limited, a folded carton packaging manufacturer, based in Auckland, New Zealand, for EUR 7 million.

Sustainability Matters

Sustainable Applications

New fully compostable and recyclable barrier coating

12 September, 2014 | Hits:58

New fully compostable and recyclable barrier coating

NETHERLANDS - Restaurants can now select a more sustainable paper cup to serve their cold drinks in, thanks to a new coating technology made from plant-based oils and recycled PET bottles.

Sustainable Applications

First shift in Asia from conventional plastic yoghurt cups to PLA biodegradable option

10 September, 2014 | Hits:111

First shift in Asia from conventional plastic yoghurt cups to PLA biodegradable option

THAILAND – Major dairy producer Dairy Home has shifted to bioplastics for all its yoghurt packaging in Thailand.

Sustainable Applications

New flexible packaging films with up to 100% biomass share

26 August, 2014 | Hits:290

New flexible packaging films with up to 100% biomass share

GERMANY – BASF’s new high performance Ultramid polyamide is derived from renewable raw materials while retaining identical product formulation and quality for flexible packaging film applications.

Environmental News

NatureWorks still stuck in discussions with junta over Thai PLA plant project

26 August, 2014 | Hits:274

NatureWorks still stuck in discussions with junta over Thai PLA plant project

THAILAND – NatureWorks’s plans for a PLA (polylactic acid) plant in Thailand are still on hold, as the US bioplastics company continues discussing the possibility of receiving investment incentives with the new junta government.

Environmental News

Indonesia a key player in new global program to strengthen eco-information tools for consumers

31 July, 2014 | Hits:541

Indonesia a key player in new global program to strengthen eco-information tools for consumers

GLOBAL – A new programme that aims to harness the power of consumers, through better-informed buying decisions, to shift to a more resource-efficient world, has been launched globally.

Environmental News

New biorefinery in Malaysia for olefins and specialty chemicals

18 July, 2014 | Hits:657

New biorefinery in Malaysia for olefins and specialty chemicals

MALAYSIA – Elevance Renewable Sciences Inc, a US specialty chemicals company that creates novel specialty chemicals from natural oils, will build a biorefinery for olefins and specialty chemicals through a partnership with Malaysian plantation company Genting Plantations Berhad through Genting Integrated Biorefinery Sdn Bhd (GIB).

Packaging Design

Graphic & Structural Design

Innovative carton bottle for fairtrade juice

15 September, 2014 | Hits:42

Innovative carton bottle for fairtrade juice

NETHERLANDS - Dutch company Hero, part of the Swiss based Hero Group, is now packaging its newly introduced ‘Hero’ Fairtrade juices in combidome from SIG Combibloc.

Graphic & Structural Design

Airless dispenser for new foundation packaging

11 September, 2014 | Hits:126

Airless dispenser for new foundation packaging

AUSTRALIA – Local skin car and cosmetics brand owner Natio has launched two new foundations in an upgraded airless dispenser to offer consumers a better user experience.

Graphic & Structural Design

New glass packaging upgrades cider brand image and preserves flavor

04 September, 2014 | Hits:317

New glass packaging upgrades cider brand image and preserves flavor

US – New glass packaging is helping Indiana-based Oliver Winery differentiate its BeanBlossom Hard Cider in an increasingly competitive category.

Material & Innovation

New dairy product pack for easy snacking

02 September, 2014 | Hits:186

New dairy product pack for easy snacking

UK - An innovative and brand new packaging solution for dairy producers features a convenient spoon and is in tune with consumer demand for more easy meals on-the-go.

Packaging Technology

Installations

Malaysian plastic converter invests in new plastic cup production line

23 July, 2014 | Hits:561

Malaysian plastic converter invests in new plastic cup production line

MALAYSIA – SCGM Bhd is investing US$3.15 million (RM 10 million) in a new plastic cup manufacturing line to increase its production capacity by about 1.3 million units a day.

Installations

Sun Paper expands Chinese paper packaging materials production

10 July, 2014 | Hits:710

Sun Paper expands Chinese paper packaging materials production

CHINA – Shandong Sun Paper Industry Joint Stock Co Ltd has commissioned Germamy’s Voith with the delivery of three paper machines for production of packaging and graphic paper.

Package Printing

HP launches new Indigo digital press

07 July, 2014 | Hits:532

HP launches new Indigo digital press

US – HP has launched a new Indigo digital printing press that it says will afford printers the freedom and flexibility to offer customers nearly any packaging application, including flexible packaging, labels and shrink sleeves on film or paper.

Installations

South Korean companies increase corrugated packaging production capacities

07 July, 2014 | Hits:648

South Korean companies increase corrugated packaging production capacities

S KOREA – South Korean packaging manufacturers are investing in production capacity expansion for corrugated board and packaging boxes.