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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%.

Haver expands to bigger location in China

Haver expands to bigger location in China

CHINA – Haver Technologies, a German packing and screening machinery manufacturer for the raw material processing industry, has set up in a new location in China.

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...

Matahari expands retail business to serve upper middle class consumers in Indonesia

Matahari expands retail business to serve upper middle class consumers in Indonesia

INDONESIA – Local retail giant PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA) has opened its 31st Foodmart supermarket outlet in Jakarta, and revealed plans to build four new stores...

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 News

BASF looks to grow Indian market for compostable biodegradable waste bags

18 September, 2014 | Hits:28

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:188

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:214

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:351

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:338

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.

Environmental News

Indonesia a key player in new global program to strengthen eco-information tools for consumers

31 July, 2014 | Hits:575

Indonesia a key player in new global program to strengthen eco-information tools for consumers

GLOBAL – A new programme that aims to harness the power of consumers, through better-informed buying decisions, to shift to a more resource-efficient world, has been launched globally.

Packaging Design

Material & Innovation

New desiccant pillow packs for moisture protection inside the packaging

19 September, 2014 | Hits:46

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:101

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:167

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.

Graphic & Structural Design

Airless dispenser for new foundation packaging

11 September, 2014 | Hits:242

Airless dispenser for new foundation packaging

AUSTRALIA – Local skin car and cosmetics brand owner Natio has launched two new foundations in an upgraded airless dispenser to offer consumers a better user experience.

Packaging Technology

Installations

Malaysian plastic converter invests in new plastic cup production line

23 July, 2014 | Hits:596

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:739

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:549

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.

Installations

South Korean companies increase corrugated packaging production capacities

07 July, 2014 | Hits:686

South Korean companies increase corrugated packaging production capacities

S KOREA – South Korean packaging manufacturers are investing in production capacity expansion for corrugated board and packaging boxes.