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Essentra expands healthcare packaging capabilities in India

Essentra expands healthcare packaging capabilities in India
INDIA -
Essentra plc recently opened its state-of-the-art 70,000 square fee manufacturing facility in the Peenya Industrial Area, Bangalore, to showcase its recent expansion in pharmaceutical, health and personal care packaging to customers.

Constantia Flexibles acquires Vietnamese pharmaceutical packaging converter

Constantia Flexibles
VIETNAM -
Constantia Flexibles Group has acquired Vietnamese packaging manufacturer Oai Hung Co Ltd as part of its growth strategy in Asia.

Bemis Company acquires packaging operations of SteriPack

Bemis Company acquires packaging operations of SteriPack
GLOBAL -
Bemis Company Inc has acquired the medical device packaging operations and related value-added services of SteriPack Group, a global manufacturer of sterile packaging solutions for medical device and pharmaceutical applications.

Essentra completes acquisition of Indian pharma packaging business

Essentra completes acquisition of Indian pharma packaging business
INDIA –
Essentra Plc has completed its acquisition of the pharmaceutical packaging business of India’s Kamsri Printing & Packaging Pvt Ltd.

Clariant to build new plant to supply Indian healthcare packaging industry

Clariant desiccant bags
INDIA –
Specialty chemicals giant Clariant plans to invest CHF 10 million in a new Healthcare Packaging manufacturing plant in Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu State, located about 25 km from the city of Puducherry.

Gerresheimer expands product portfolio for Indian pharmaceutical market

Copyright: Gerresheimer
INDIA –
To meet the specific needs of the Indian market, Gerresheimer is further expanding in the country with additions to its product portfolio.

India’s FMCG sector loses US$3.38bn to counterfeit products

India’s FMCG sector loses US$3.38bn to counterfeit products
INDIA –
India’s Authentication Solution Providers’ Association (ASPA) is working together with the government to offer anti-counterfeiting technology to secure ‘Made in India’ products in the interest of consumer, brand and revenue protection.

Vetter opens new office for Japanese pharmaceutical market

Vetter opens new office for Japanese pharmaceutical market
JAPAN -
Vetter, a German manufacturer of aseptically prefilled syringe systems, cartridges and vials, has set up a new office in Tokyo, Japan, to strengthen customer relations and help develop new business among emerging and established domestic companies.

Pelican BioThermal partners with Zuellig Pharma in Vietnam

Pelican BioThermal partners with Zuellig Pharma in Vietnam
VIETNAM –
US temperature-controlled packaging solutions provider Pelican BioThermal has entered the Vietnamese market with its new partnership with Zuellig Pharma.

SCG Packaging-Rengo unit acquires Vietnam packaging giant Batico

Batico plant operations
VIETNAM –
Thailand’s Siam Cement Group (SCG) has acquired a 80% stake in Vietnam-based Tin Thanh Packing Joint Stock Company (Batico).

IMA to beef up Indian packaging operations

Hassia Packaging India
INDIA –
Italian packaging machinery giant I.M.A. S.p.A. has announced ambitious targets to double the export sales volume of Hassia Packaging India, a Pune-based company that it absorbed as part of its global acquisition of Hassia's parent company Oystar Group in March 2015.

Almac opens new AP headquarters in Singapore

Almac opens new AP headquarters in Singapore
SINGAPORE –
Global contract development and manufacturing company Almac Group has opened its new Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore.

Bosch Packaging Technology estimates strong growth with high order intake

Bosch Sigpack LDF feedplacer
GLOBAL –
Bosch Packaging Technology says it remained on a growth path in 2014, with sales revenue for the fiscal year up by a nominal growth rate of 6.3% to around EUR 1.18 billion. Meanwhile, order intake for 2014 was 11% higher than the previous year, hitting EUR 1.23 billion.

Bosch sets up Indian liquid pharmaceutical packaging JV with Klenzaids

Bosch sets up Indian liquid pharmaceutical packaging JV with Klenzaids
INDIA –
Bosch Packaging Technology and Klenzaids Contamination Controls Pvt Ltd have received approval from antitrust authorities for a joint venture in India for liquid pharmaceuticals and packaging machines for clean-room environments.

Phillips-Medisize opens Design and Development Center in China

Phillips-Medisize opens Design and Development Center in China
CHINA -
Phillips-Medisize Corporation has opened its new design and development center in Suzhou, China.

Myanmar looks overseas to meet domestic pharmaceutical and medicine demand

Pharmacy in Myanmar
MYANMAR –
With very limited production capacity for pharmaceuticals and medicine, Myanmar is meeting most of its demand with imports from other Asian countries such as India.

Producing clearly identifiable pharma serialization labelling for South Korean legislation compliance

Vetter
SOUTH KOREA –
A top-ten pharmaceutical company has been able to successfully implement product serialization for secondary packaging to comply with regulatory requirements in South Korea.

Asia Pacific to dominate global dietary supplement market for next five years

Asia Pacific to dominate global dietary supplement market for next five years
ASIA –
The global dietary supplements market expects to be dominated by the Asia Pacific region for the rest of the decade, reaching US$79.1 billion by 2020.

China launches crackdown on food and drug safety and environmental pollution violations

China launches crackdown on food and drug safety and environmental pollution violations
CHINA –
In response to increasing public discontent, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) has launched a 22-month crackdown on food and drug, and environmental crimes.

An eye opener for easy application of eye droppers

Gerresheimer DropAid
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.