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Uflex invests US$325m in new Indian flexible packaging plant

Uflex invests US$325m in new Indian flexible packaging plant

INDIA – Uflex Ltd intends to build a new US$325 million flexible packaging plant in Ahmadabad, in the western state of Gujarat as part of the company’s three-year...

Amcor Flexibles Packaging targets growth through simplified products

Amcor Flexibles Packaging targets growth through simplified products

AUSTRALIA – Amcor’s new strategy for flexible packaging business growth involves the simplification of products.

Scientex invests US$91m to supply plastic films to Japan

Scientex invests US$91m to supply plastic films to Japan

MALAYSIA – Scientex Bhd has announced a new investment of US$91.4 million (RM 300 million) over the next three years to supply the Japanese plastic films market by...

Clariant to grow in Australia with new masterbatches plant

Clariant to grow in Australia with new masterbatches plant

AUSTRALIA – Clariant is building a masterbatches plant in greater Sydney Area, Australia to serve mainly the Australian market with a full range of color and additive masterbatches,...

Clariant expands chemical production for personal care and household segments in Asia

Clariant expands chemical production for personal care and household segments in Asia

INDONESIA – Specialty chemicals giant Clariant plans to build a new production facility at its Tangerang site in Indonesia to support regional demands in the personal and home...

Impact on products with P&G’s restructuring strategy

Impact on products with P&G’s restructuring strategy

GLOBAL - P&G recently announced that it is shedding up to 100 of its brands in a major streamlining effort, divesting smaller brands with declining profit, in order...

Mead Johnson Nutrition opens manufacturing and R&D complex in Singapore

Mead Johnson Nutrition opens manufacturing and R&D complex in Singapore

SINGAPORE - Pediatric nutrition brand owner Mead Johnson Nutrition Company has officially opened its new production and research campus in Tuas, Singapore, expanding capacity to meet growing regional...

PepsiCo enters Philippines snack food market

PepsiCo enters Philippines snack food market

PHILIPPINES – Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc (PCPPI) is investing US$14.61 million (P650 million) to set up a snack food manufacturing facility in the Philippines.

SATO beefs up product development capabilities

SATO beefs up product development capabilities

JAPAN - SATO, a Japanese provider of barcode printing, labeling, and EPC/RFID solutions, has appointed Noriyasu Yamada to the position of Chief Product Planning Officer (CPO).

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. 

Henkel strengthens adhesive production and R&D capabilities in Asia

Henkel strengthens adhesive production and R&D capabilities in Asia

CHINA – Henkel is acquiring The Bergquist Company to strengthen the adhesive, sealants and functional coatings company’s capabilities in adhesive technologies in Asia Pacific.

UK company acquires Malaysian security seals manufacturer

UK company acquires Malaysian security seals manufacturer

MALAYSIA – Essentra plc is acquiring Malaysian tamper evident security seals manufacturer Abric Berhad for about £28 million (RM 146 million).

Clariant to acquire Chinese healthcare packaging company VitaPac

Clariant to acquire Chinese healthcare packaging company VitaPac

HONG KONG – Clariant is acquiring Chinese healthcare packaging converter VitaPac for an undisclosed sum as part of its strategy to round out its healthcare packaging portfolio.

KKR completes US$1.1bn acquisition of IBC packaging company Goodpack

KKR completes US$1.1bn acquisition of IBC packaging company Goodpack

SINGAPORE - US private equity firm KKR & Co L.P. has completed its acquisition of Singapore-listed bulk transport packaging company Goodpack Ltd.

Sustainability Matters

Environmental News

P&G sets new sustainability goals for product packaging

16 October, 2014 | Hits:101

P&G sets new sustainability goals for product packaging

GLOBAL – Procter & Gamble (P&G) has announced new sustainability goals for 2020, with an emphasis on product packaging.

Environmental News

Supportive measures for the bioplastics industry in China

01 October, 2014 | Hits:259

Supportive measures for the bioplastics industry in China

CHINA - This is the second of a two-part interview which the European Bioplastics association conducted with Janice Li of the JinHui Group.

Environmental Legislation

Regulations for the bioplastics industry in China

24 September, 2014 | Hits:732

Regulations for the bioplastics industry in China

CHINA - Demand for bioplastics products is expected to increase in China as a growing number of provincial governments move to ban traditional plastic bags and disposable food packaging.

Environmental News

BASF looks to grow Indian market for compostable biodegradable waste bags

18 September, 2014 | Hits:353

BASF looks to grow Indian market for compostable biodegradable waste bags

INDIA – BASF is promoting compostable and biodegradable waste bags made from its ecovio-branded bioplastic as a smart way to manage organic waste in India.

Sustainable Applications

New fully compostable and recyclable barrier coating

12 September, 2014 | Hits:560

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:658

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.

Packaging Design

Graphic & Structural Design

King Oscar finds a new opening for its mackerel can

08 October, 2014 | Hits:315

King Oscar finds a new opening for its mackerel can

NORWAY - One of the world’s leading canned fish brands has enhanced its popularity by adding an advanced opening solution to its relaunched mackerel can.

Graphic & Structural Design

US coffee brand gets new twist on a classic packaging design

22 September, 2014 | Hits:596

US coffee brand gets new twist on a classic packaging design

US - Customers of French Market Coffee have always associated the brand with its signature red coffee can, which harkens back to the company’s original Coffee and Chicory label introduced in the late nineteenth century. Recently, the brand owner decided to refresh its packaging, bringing new life to the classic can design.

Material & Innovation

New desiccant pillow packs for moisture protection inside the packaging

19 September, 2014 | Hits:478

New desiccant pillow packs for moisture protection inside the packaging

GERMANY – Sanner GmbH is expanding its portfolio with the new AdPack desiccant pillow packs – an efficient, economical and safe solution for the protection of moisture-sensitive pharmaceuticals such as tablets and capsules inside the packaging.

Graphic & Structural Design

Rhubarb Gin with a regal packaging design

17 September, 2014 | Hits:547

Rhubarb Gin with a regal packaging design

UK – The packaging design for the latest addition to the Warner Edwards portfolio, Victoria’s Rhubarb Gin, is a sophisticated tale of the spirit’s royal background.

Packaging Technology

Package Printing

HP and KBA collaborate to develop digital inkjet solutions for corrugated packaging

15 October, 2014 | Hits:57

HP and KBA collaborate to develop digital inkjet solutions for corrugated packaging

US/GERMANY – Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) are collaborating to develop new roll-to-roll inkjet solutions for the high-volume corrugated packaging market.

Installations

Harden Packaging opts for the fast short runs with new flexo press investment

08 October, 2014 | Hits:224

Harden Packaging opts for the fast short runs with new flexo press investment

AUSTRALIA – Harden Packaging is expanding its production capacity with its investment in a new flexographic press and solventless laminating machine.

Package Printing

Heidelberg and Gallus introduce new digital label press

01 October, 2014 | Hits:210

Heidelberg and Gallus introduce new digital label press

GERMANY - Heidelberg has unveiled its new digital press for the self adhesive label market. This represents the next milestone in the company's strategic realignment, particularly in terms of significantly expanding sales in the digital sector over the medium term.

Installations

Pragati pioneers expanded gamut printing in India

24 September, 2014 | Hits:251

Pragati pioneers expanded gamut printing in India

INDIA – Pragati Offset Pvt Ltd, has invested in a solution that converts packaging graphics from CMYK and spot color to a seven-color process. giving the printer a great advantage in offset printed cartons and label printing on its eight-color flexographic presses.