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Salee Printing launches IPO to fund label production expansion

Salee Printing launches IPO to fund label production expansion

THAILAND – Domestic self-adhesive label manufacturer Salee Printing Public Company Limited plans to raise US$27.21 million (BHT 907.2 million) to fund its production expansion project.

Wittmann Battenfeld to expand Indian equipment production

Wittmann Battenfeld to expand Indian equipment production

INDIA – Austrian plastics processing equipment manufacturer Wittmann Battenfeld GmbH is expanding production at its plant in Chennai, India, to meet increasing demand from domestic processors for higher...

Thai film manufacturer plans for factory in Bangladesh

Thai film manufacturer plans for factory in Bangladesh

BANGLADESH – Thai packaging films producer Thai Film Industries Public Company Limited (TFI) is exploring the possibility of setting up a US$40 million films plant in Bangladesh.

Japanese-German partnership seeks automation market in Indonesian corrugated sector

Japanese-German partnership seeks automation market in Indonesian corrugated sector

INDONESIA – Mosca GmbH and Fuji Yusoki Kogyo Ltd have partnered in their efforts to grow market demand for fully automated processes in Indonesia.

Ferrero plans for first confectionery plant in China

Ferrero plans for first confectionery plant in China

CHINA – Italian chocolate and confectionery brand owner Ferrero intends to construct its first plant in China in the first half of 2015.

Wacker starts up PVAc plant in China

Wacker starts up PVAc plant in China

CHINA - Wacker Chemie AG has inaugurated its new production plant for food-grade polyvinyl acetate (PVAc) solid resins at its Nanjing site in Jiangsu province, China.

Molson Coors expands in Indian beer market with Thunderbolt acquisition

Molson Coors expands in Indian beer market with Thunderbolt acquisition

INDIA - Molson Coors Brewing Company has acquired Indian beer company Mount Shivalik Breweries Ltd (MSBL) through its wholly owned subsidiary, Coors Brewing Company d/b/a Molson Coors International...

Dairy Farm enters China’s supermarket and hypermarket sector with minority stake purchase

Dairy Farm enters China’s supermarket and hypermarket sector with minority stake purchase

CHINA – Pan-Asian retailer Dairy Farm International Holdings Limited has acquired a 19.99% stake in Yonghui Superstores Co Ltd, a Shanghai-listed hypermarket and supermarket operator based in Fuzhou,...

UPM Raflatac strengthens South Asia team

UPM Raflatac strengthens South Asia team

INDIA – UPM Raflatac has appointed Praveen Gupta as General Manager and Business Development Director in South Asia.

ThermoFlexX appoints Asia regional manager

ThermoFlexX appoints Asia regional manager

MALAYSIA – ThermoFlexX is strengthening its sales network with the appointment of Tony Teh as regional manager for Asia.

Brazilian flexo press manufacturer appoints agent for India and Sri Lanka

Brazilian flexo press manufacturer appoints agent for India and Sri Lanka

INDIA – Brazilian flexo press manufacturer Etirama has appointed M-Tech Print Solutions Pvt Ltd as its exclusive distributor for the Indian and Sri Lankan narrow web flexo label...

Carlsberg to have new president and CEO

Carlsberg to have new president and CEO

DENMARK - Carlsberg president and CEO Jorden Buhl Rasmussen is to retire from the company on 15 June 2015 and will be replaced by Cees ‘t Hart, currently...

Kuraray expands into biobased barrier film market with Plantic acquisition

Kuraray expands into biobased barrier film market with Plantic acquisition

JAPAN/AUSTRALIA – Kuraray Co Ltd has acquired Australian biobased barrier film manufacturer Plantic Technologies Limited, as part of its strategy to expand into the biobased food packaging market...

Huhtamaki completes acquisition of Butterworth Paper Cups

Huhtamaki completes acquisition of Butterworth Paper Cups

MALAYSIA – Huhtamaki has completed its EUR 8 million acquisition of Malaysian paper cup and foodservice packaging manufacturer Butterworth Paper Cups Sdn Bhd.

Rank completes sale of SIG Combibloc to Onex for €3.5bn

Rank completes sale of SIG Combibloc to Onex for €3.5bn

NEW ZEALAND/SWITZERLAND – Rank Group has completed the sale of food and beverage carton packaging and filling machine manufacturer SIG Combibloc to Canadian private equity firm Onex.

Cardia Bioplastics consolidates Stellar Films production capacities

Cardia Bioplastics consolidates Stellar Films production capacities

ASIA  - Following the announcement of the merger between Cardia Bioplastics Limited and Stellar Films Group, the former has released details of the organization of the new consolidated...

Sustainability Matters

Environmental News

New Unilever packaging procurement policy with sustainability at its core

06 May, 2015 | Hits:54

New Unilever packaging procurement policy with sustainability at its core

GLOBAL – Unilever is bringing forward its commitment to source all paper and board packaging sustainably by the end of 2015 with a new supplier policy.

Environmental News

Singapore supermarket chain saved more than 9 million plastic bags in 2014

23 April, 2015 | Hits:310

Singapore supermarket chain saved more than 9 million plastic bags in 2014

SINGAPORE – Major domestic supermarket retailer NTUC FairPrice says it has saved more than 46.5 million plastic grocery bags since it launched its bring-your-own-bag initiative eight years ago.

Environmental Legislation

Australia considers polystyrene packaging ban

27 March, 2015 | Hits:488

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:460

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:748

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

04 March, 2015 | Hits:666

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.

Packaging Design

Graphic & Structural Design

Vibrant new packaging design for gin

06 May, 2015 | Hits:44

Vibrant new packaging design for gin

UK - Copper House Distillery has unveiled a new packaging look for its Gin product that conveys a sense of the hand-crafted, small-batch production.

Material & Innovation

Innovative egg packaging concept with dual functions

04 May, 2015 | Hits:75

Innovative egg packaging concept with dual functions

DENMARK – Eggs Posure has introduced a creative packaging concept for the egg industry, which doubles up as a toy for children.

Graphic & Structural Design

Premium quality print with intricate finishing in the limelight

28 April, 2015 | Hits:371

Premium quality print with intricate finishing in the limelight

HONG KONG – One special premium mooncake gift packaging is standing out with its exquisite print craftsmanship and design at the Hong Kong International Printing & Packaging Fair.

Material & Innovation

Flexible paper-plastic packaging solutions for product differentiation

28 April, 2015 | Hits:318

Flexible paper-plastic packaging solutions for product differentiation

HONG KONG – Packaging solutions that offer brand owners flexibility in usage as well as product differentiation are being showcased by Ka Lee Polybags Factory Ltd at the Hong Kong International Printing & Packaging Fair.

Packaging Technology

Installations

Pakistani packaging printer’s investment produces 70 million sheets in less than a year

06 May, 2015 | Hits:32

Pakistani packaging printer’s investment produces 70 million sheets in less than a year

PAKISTAN - Barely a year after entering production, the KBA Rapida 106 at Packages Limited in Lahore, Pakistan, has already clocked up 70 million impressions.

Package Converting

Show Report: Holographic label solutions with value-added functions

27 April, 2015 | Hits:201

Show Report: Holographic label solutions with value-added functions

HONG KONG – At the Hong Kong International Printing & Packaging Fair, Laser Art Studio Limited is showcasing complete solutions for brand protection, control and consumer interaction.

Package Printing

New sheetfed offset press with improved kit and more automation

24 April, 2015 | Hits:233

New sheetfed offset press with improved kit and more automation

GERMANY – KBA has introduced a new sheetfed offset press in medium format which delivers a slightly higher level of performance in terms of production.

Installations

Fajar Paper automates paper packaging production systems

21 April, 2015 | Hits:321

Fajar Paper automates paper packaging production systems

INDONESIA – PT Fajar Surya Wisesa Tbk is investing in automation technology for one of its paper machines, as part of its plan to have a site-wide fully integrated automation system.