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Thong Guan aims to grow PVC food wrap segment with US$7m investment

Thong Guan aims to grow PVC food wrap segment with US$7m investment

MALAYSIA – Domestic plastic packaging manufacturer Thong Guan Industries Bhd is investing US$7.73 million (RM 25 million) to expand its PVC (polyvinyl chloride) food wrap business.

Malaysian plastic films manufacturer aims to move up the value chain

Malaysian plastic films manufacturer aims to move up the value chain

MALAYSIA – Thong Guan Industries Bhd is allocating about US$30.9 million (RM100 million) in capital expenditure to change its focus to offer more high value-added products and services.

Schütz officially opens IBC manufacturing facility in Indonesia

Schütz officially opens IBC manufacturing facility in Indonesia

INDONESIA - Schütz GmbH & Co. KGaA has officially opened a production facility in Indonesia to aid its growth strategy for Southeast Asia.

Malaysian plastic packaging converter to expand thermoform capacity by 20%

Malaysian plastic packaging converter to expand thermoform capacity by 20%

MALAYSIA – Domestic plastic foodservice packaging manufacturer SCGM Bhd is investing over US$3.41 million (RM 11 million) to increase its production capacity by 20%.

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.

Macay Holdings consolidates RC Cola rights in the Philippines

Macay Holdings consolidates RC Cola rights in the Philippines

PHILIPPINES – Investment holding company Macay Holdings Inc has announced its intent to acquire ARC Holdings Inc in a bid to fully consolidate all the licensing, trademark and...

Berli Jucker to invest US$124m in Vietnam and Thailand

Berli Jucker to invest US$124m in Vietnam and Thailand

VIETNAM – Berli Jucker Plc (BJC) has announced its intent to invest as much as US$30.98 million (BHT 1 billion) to expand its retail network in Vietnam, on...

P&G to exit 90 to 100 brands globally

P&G to exit 90 to 100 brands globally

GLOBAL – Procter & Gamble Co (P&G) intends to divest, discontinue or merge more than half of its brands globally as part of its restructuring strategy to focus...

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. 

Goss creates new Asia Pacific managing director position

Goss creates new Asia Pacific managing director position

ASIA – Presses and finishing systems provider Goss International has created the new position of managing director for Asia Pacific, and promoted Tim Mercy to it.

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.

Pact Group considers acquisition of Dynapack Asia

Pact Group considers acquisition of Dynapack Asia

INDONESIA – Pact Group Holdings Ltd is considering the acquisition of major Indonesian rigid plastics packaging converter Dynapack Asia, and is currently conducting due diligence.

Bemis sells pressure sensitive materials unit to fund flexible packaging business

Bemis sells pressure sensitive materials unit to fund flexible packaging business

US - Bemis Company Inc is selling its global Pressure Sensitive Materials business to California-based private equity firm Platinum Equity for US$170 million, to fund the growth of...

South Korean paper giant eyes European label market with Dutch acquisition

South Korean paper giant eyes European label market with Dutch acquisition

S KOREA – Hansol Paper intends to enter the European label market with its acquisition of Dutch self-adhesive label producer Telrol Group.

Sustainability Matters

Environmental Legislation

Regulations for the bioplastics industry in China

24 September, 2014 | Hits:8

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:55

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:209

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:249

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.

Sustainable Applications

New flexible packaging films with up to 100% biomass share

26 August, 2014 | Hits:370

New flexible packaging films with up to 100% biomass share

GERMANY – BASF’s new high performance Ultramid polyamide is derived from renewable raw materials while retaining identical product formulation and quality for flexible packaging film applications.

Environmental News

NatureWorks still stuck in discussions with junta over Thai PLA plant project

26 August, 2014 | Hits:367

NatureWorks still stuck in discussions with junta over Thai PLA plant project

THAILAND – NatureWorks’s plans for a PLA (polylactic acid) plant in Thailand are still on hold, as the US bioplastics company continues discussing the possibility of receiving investment incentives with the new junta government.

Packaging Design

Graphic & Structural Design

US coffee brand gets new twist on a classic packaging design

22 September, 2014 | Hits:38

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:64

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:193

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.

Graphic & Structural Design

Innovative carton bottle for fairtrade juice

15 September, 2014 | Hits:202

Innovative carton bottle for fairtrade juice

NETHERLANDS - Dutch company Hero, part of the Swiss based Hero Group, is now packaging its newly introduced ‘Hero’ Fairtrade juices in combidome from SIG Combibloc.

Packaging Technology

Installations

Pragati pioneers expanded gamut printing in India

24 September, 2014 | Hits:6

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.

Installations

Malaysian plastic converter invests in new plastic cup production line

23 July, 2014 | Hits:614

Malaysian plastic converter invests in new plastic cup production line

MALAYSIA – SCGM Bhd is investing US$3.15 million (RM 10 million) in a new plastic cup manufacturing line to increase its production capacity by about 1.3 million units a day.

Installations

Sun Paper expands Chinese paper packaging materials production

10 July, 2014 | Hits:756

Sun Paper expands Chinese paper packaging materials production

CHINA – Shandong Sun Paper Industry Joint Stock Co Ltd has commissioned Germamy’s Voith with the delivery of three paper machines for production of packaging and graphic paper.

Package Printing

HP launches new Indigo digital press

07 July, 2014 | Hits:566

HP launches new Indigo digital press

US – HP has launched a new Indigo digital printing press that it says will afford printers the freedom and flexibility to offer customers nearly any packaging application, including flexible packaging, labels and shrink sleeves on film or paper.