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JAPAN – Working with the company philosophy of ‘Less is More – Less Weight, Less Carbon’ Japanese packaging producer Rengo Co Ltd demonstrated the versatility of its recently developed Delta Flute corrugated board at Tokyo Pack 2014, using it for a range of product packaging applications that would conventionally be...Read more
THAILAND – Local bottler Sermsuk Public Company is selling its “est” cola beverage brand and trademark to Thai Beverage Public Company Limited’s subsidiary International Beverage Holdings Ltd for US$47.9 million (BHT 1.56 billion).
AUSTRALIA – Mondelez has opened its new Asia-Pacific Centre of Excellence in Ringwood, Melbourne, to support the Victorian food industry to further expand its reach in high-growth markets across Asia.
JAPAN - Nestlé Japan will soon begin using a humanoid robot to sell Nescafé machines as part of its ongoing effort to enhance brand engagement with consumers in Nescafé’s biggest market.
SWITZERLAND - Tetra Pak has launched what it says is the industry’s first carton made entirely from plant based, renewable packaging materials.
AUSTRALIA – Pro-Pac Packaging Ltd has acquired Nelson Joyce & Co Pty Ltd (NJC), a flexible packaging converter based in New South Wales.
CHINA – The low average rate of coffee consumption in China, in tandem with it having the largest population in the world, indicates huge market potential in the Mainland for coffee productis, in particular ready-to-drink (RTD) options.
US - Avery Dennison Corporation’s board of directors has elected Mitchell R. Butier as president and chief operating officer, effective 1 November 2014.
JAPAN – One of the packaging solutions showcased by Dai Nippon Printing Co Ltd at the recent Tokyo Pack 2014, was the plastic capsule used for My Bottle Drink drop – a new beverage concept jointly developed by Thermos KK…
PHILIPPINES – Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific intends to build a flexible packaging plant in the Philippines to “manufacture high performance packaging for a leading multinational consumer brand”.
ASIA – Husky Injection Molding Systems is making significant investments to support the strong growth of its Hot Runners and Controllers customers, specifically with capacity expansion in China and India.
INDIA – The ready meals industry in India is registering a CAGR of 12.6% that is expected to continue for at least the next four years. This increased demand is fuelled by Indian consumer’s desire for convenient, healthy and gourmet…
ASIA – Earlier this month, we explored the EU theoretical proposals for a Circular Economy. Now, Stuart Hoggard looks at the realities of the Circular Economy as implemented in both China and Japan.