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BASF breaks ground on new Innovation Campus in India

BASF breaks ground on new Innovation Campus in India

INDIA – BASF has started construction on a new Innovation Campus in Navi Mumbai, India, as part of its strategy to expand its R&D presence in Asia Pacific.

Bosch Packaging Academy in China

Bosch Packaging Academy in China

CHINA – In May 2014, Bosch Packaging Technology announced its new technical training program, Bosch Packaging Academy, with centres set up in different locations across the globe, one...

Yili invests US$310m in dairy processing and packaging in New Zealand

Yili invests US$310m in dairy processing and packaging in New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND – Chinese dairy giant Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co Ltd intends to invest US$310.03 million (NZ$400 million) in four processing and packaging projects in New...

BASF launches Learning Campus in Singapore

BASF launches Learning Campus in Singapore

SINGAPORE – Global chemicals giant BASF has opened a Learning Campus in Singapore to equip its employees in Asia Pacific with the necessary skills to achieve ambitious growth...

Coca-Cola invests in Indonesian market growth

Coca-Cola invests in Indonesian market growth

INDONESIA – The Coca-Cola Company (TCC) is acquiring a 29.4% stake in Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA)’s Indonesian subsidiary for US$500 million.

Danone sells off Indonesian dairy business to Indofood

Danone sells off Indonesian dairy business to Indofood

INDONESIA – Danone is selling its Indonesian fresh dairy business to local food and beverage giant PT Indofood Sukses Makmur Tbk (ICBP) for a reported US$19.4 million (Rp...

Local retailer opens first wholesale retail center in Singapore

Local retailer opens first wholesale retail center in Singapore

SINGAPORE – NTUC FairPrice, one of Singapore’s largest grocery retailers, has ventured into wholesale retail with the opening of its first Warehouse Club (WHC).

Samsung to bring Vietnam investment up to almost US$10bn

Samsung to bring Vietnam investment up to almost US$10bn

VIETNAM – Samsung is investing US$3 billion to produce electronic devices such as smart TVS and mobile phones in the northern Vietnamese province of Thai Nguyen.

Thin Film Electronics appoints smart labels distributor for Asian markets

Thin Film Electronics appoints smart labels distributor for Asian markets

CHINA – Norwegian printed electronics and smart systems company Thin Film Electronics ASA has signed a distribution agreement with Taiwanese packaging and label converter CymMetrik for the Asian...

NatureWorks appoints sales agent for Indian bioplastics packaging market

NatureWorks appoints sales agent for Indian bioplastics packaging market

INDIA – NatureWorks has appointed Natur-Tec India Pvt Ltd to distribute Ingeo resins in India and neighbouring countries, in addition to manufacturing compounds for use in packaging applications.

Italian laminator manufacturer to supply all Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific plants

Italian laminator manufacturer to supply all Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific plants

ASIA - Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific has signed a preferred vendor agreement with Italian lamination machines supplier Nordmeccanica s.p.a. to supply all the former’s plants in Asia Pacific.

DKSH to distribute BASF colorants in Asia

DKSH to distribute BASF colorants in Asia

ASIA - DKSH and BTC Chemical Distribution, a subsidiary of BASF, will start a strategic collaboration for colorants in the personal care and household industries in 14 Asian...

Bosch and Klenzaids plan liquid pharmaceutical packaging joint venture in India

Bosch and Klenzaids plan liquid pharmaceutical packaging joint venture in India

INDIA - Processing and packaging specialist Bosch Packaging Technology and Klenzaids Contamination Controls Pvt. Ltd. are planning a joint venture in India to expand the partners’ activities particularly...

RPC Group expands Asian manufacturing footprint with Promens acquisition

RPC Group expands Asian manufacturing footprint with Promens acquisition

CHINA – UK rigid plastics packaging producer RPC Group is further expanding in China through an EUR 386 million acquisition of Promens Group.

Canadian private equity acquires SIG for US$4.6bn from Rank Group

Canadian private equity acquires SIG for US$4.6bn from Rank Group

NEW ZEALAND/SWITZERLAND – Rank Group has agreed to sell food and beverage carton packaging and filling machine manufacturer SIG Combibloc to Canadian private equity firm Onex for up...

US private equity firm acquires RotoMetrics

US private equity firm acquires RotoMetrics

US – Precision rotary tooling and accessories company RotoMetrics has been acquired by New York-based private equity firm Sentinel Capital. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Sustainability Matters

Environmental News

Thai government tackles waste management problems

19 December, 2014 | Hits:104

Thai government tackles waste management problems

THAILAND – The Natural Resources and Environment Ministry has pledged to eradicate 11 million tonnes of garbage in six provinces under a pilot project it launched in August 2014. Nationwide, it wants to be able to manage at least 80% of the total waste generated across the country in a year’s time.

Environmental News

Sugar giant looks into bioplastics production in the Philippines

17 December, 2014 | Hits:153

Sugar giant looks into bioplastics production in the Philippines

PHILIPPINES – Domestic sugar giant Central Azucarera de la Carlota (CAC) is exploring possibilities of producing bioplastics from sugarcane.

Sustainable Applications

Plant-based plastic blow molded bottles for green cleaning line

05 December, 2014 | Hits:263

Plant-based plastic blow molded bottles for green cleaning line

US – Ecover is enforcing its brand image of being a green household cleaning products company with the decision to use plant-based plastic bottles for its new home care product range.

Environmental News

NatureWorks a step closer to converting methane to lactic acid for biopolymers

04 December, 2014 | Hits:432

NatureWorks a step closer to converting methane to lactic acid for biopolymers

US – NatureWorks is currently partnering US biotechnology company Calysta in a multi-year joint development program that aims to sequester and use methane, a potent greenhouse gas, as a feedstock for the former’s Ingeo biopolymers and intermediates.

Environmental News

UPM Raflatac launches Chain of Custody labelling solutions in the Philippines

20 November, 2014 | Hits:489

UPM Raflatac launches Chain of Custody labelling solutions in the Philippines

PHILIPPINES – UPM Raflatac has officially launched its range of FSC and PEFC Chain of Custody certified label stock products in the Philippines, where industry is paying more attention to environmental issues in the packaging supply chain.

Environmental News

7-Eleven launches campaign to reduce plastic bag usage in Thailand

19 November, 2014 | Hits:404

7-Eleven launches campaign to reduce plastic bag usage in Thailand

THAILAND – CP All, the operator of 7-Eleven convenience stores in Thailand, recently partnered with authorities in eastern Thailand to reduce plastic bag usage.

Packaging Design

Graphic & Structural Design

A shimmering winter’s night on Iggesund’s Christmas card

26 December, 2014 | Hits:25

A shimmering winter’s night on Iggesund’s Christmas card

SWEDEN - Iggesund has a tradition of using its Christmas card as an ambassador for paperboard as a material and to display various printing techniques. The 2014 card takes its recipients on a journey from a forest setting to the city of Stockholm profiled against a sky gleaming with the northern lights.

Material & Innovation

Automatic closing and opening lid for industrial packaging

16 December, 2014 | Hits:211

Automatic closing and opening lid for industrial packaging

LUXEMBOURG - Ardagh Group has introduced a unique automatic closing and opening innovation for 10-30 litre pails for the paint and chemical industries.

Graphic & Structural Design

Packaging tray for better movie experience

10 December, 2014 | Hits:233

Packaging tray for better movie experience

INDONESIA – A new packaging design from Indonesia aims to help provide greater convenience and ease of use to moviegoers who want to snack and drink while in the cinema theatre.

Graphic & Structural Design

New peel and share pack format for snack food packaging

09 December, 2014 | Hits:250

New peel and share pack format for snack food packaging

UK - Yorkshire-based Seabrook Crisps to launch an innovative, easy open & re-closeable labelling system for a new range of lattice hand cooked crisps.

Packaging Technology

Tag & Label

New easy to use and cost effective barcode label printer from Toshiba

24 December, 2014 | Hits:34

New easy to use and cost effective barcode label printer from Toshiba

JAPAN - Toshiba Tec has developed a new robust and compact label printer, the B-FV4 series, which the Japanese company says offers the best value in affordable, powerful label printing solution.

Tag & Label

UPM Raflatac launches label innovations across Malaysia and Singapore

19 December, 2014 | Hits:118

UPM Raflatac launches label innovations across Malaysia and Singapore

MALAYSIA – UPM Raflatac has introduced an extensive range of self-adhesive label stock across Malaysia, to help label converters and brand owners’ business needs.

Installations

Chinese label converter installs digital press

16 December, 2014 | Hits:127

Chinese label converter installs digital press

CHINA – Chinese label converter Suzhou Advance Printing (Yali) Co has invested in a narrow web digital press to achieve high productivity combined with the highest possible printing quality.

Installations

Japan orders two flexo presses from MPS Systems

10 December, 2014 | Hits:187

Japan orders two flexo presses from MPS Systems

JAPAN – Two major Japanese companies have invested in flexo press technology from Dutch company MPS Systems B.V.