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Thai cosmetics packaging manufacturer expands domestic production capacity

Thai cosmetics packaging manufacturer expands domestic production capacity

THAILAND – Thai cosmetics packaging converter Thai Hoover Industry Co Ltd is building a new manufacturing facility in Bangkok, Thailand.

Rexam to expand Indian production with two new beverage can plants

Rexam to expand Indian production with two new beverage can plants

INDIA – British beverage can manufacturer Rexam has plans to build two plants in India to expand domestic operations.

Malaysian flexible packaging converter sees slowdown in export demand

Malaysian flexible packaging converter sees slowdown in export demand

MALAYSIA – Daibochi Plastic and Packaging Industry Bhd saw its net profit for the first quarter ended 31 March 2015 drop 6.3% to US$1.72 million (RM 6.18 million)...

Salee Printing launches IPO to fund label production expansion

Salee Printing launches IPO to fund label production expansion

THAILAND – Domestic self-adhesive label manufacturer Salee Printing Public Company Limited plans to raise US$27.21 million (BHT 907.2 million) to fund its production expansion project.

FrieslandCampina and China Huishan Dairy launch Chinese joint venture

FrieslandCampina and China Huishan Dairy launch Chinese joint venture

CHINA - Royal FrieslandCampina NV and China Huishan Dairy Holdings Company Limited have established their joint venture after receiving anti-trust clearance and after completion of the other conditions.

Dutch feed producer constructs seventh plant in Vietnam

Dutch feed producer constructs seventh plant in Vietnam

VIETNAM – Dutch feed producer De Heus recently opened its sixth factory in Binh Dinh province, Vietnam, and has already started building its seventh plant.

Japanese-Malaysian joint venture targets ASEAN halal food market

Japanese-Malaysian joint venture targets ASEAN halal food market

MALAYSIA – A joint venture between two Japanese companies and a Malaysian manufacturer has been set up to manufacture and sell processed tomato products and condiments in halal...

Dairy Farm acquires Macau supermarket chain

Dairy Farm acquires Macau supermarket chain

MACAU – Dairy Farm International Holdings Limited has acquired Macau-based supermarket operator San Miu Supermarket Limited for US$162.78 million (MOP 1.3 billion).

Faerch Plast to build agent network in Australia and New Zealand

Faerch Plast to build agent network in Australia and New Zealand

AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND – Danish packaging manufacturer of ready meals Faerch Plast has announced international expansion plans in line with a long-term growth strategy.

Vetaphone appoints new agents in Australia and the Philippines

Vetaphone appoints new agents in Australia and the Philippines

PHILIPPINES/AUSTRALIA – Danish corona and plasma systems manufacturer Vetaphone has taken steps to boost its support for customers in the Asia Pacific wide-web market by entering into cooperative...

BASF appoints new head for Asia Pacific

BASF appoints new head for Asia Pacific

HONG KONG - Sanjeev Gandhi, member of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF SE, has taken over the responsibility for BASF’s operations in the Asia Pacific region effective...

UPM Raflatac strengthens South Asia team

UPM Raflatac strengthens South Asia team

INDIA – UPM Raflatac has appointed Praveen Gupta as General Manager and Business Development Director in South Asia.

RSSV acquires majority stake in Chinese cardboard packaging converter

RSSV acquires majority stake in Chinese cardboard packaging converter

CHINA – Chinese cardboard processing and packaging company Kashi Jinju Color Printing Packaging Co Ltd is selling an 80% ownership stake to domestic strategic investment and development company...

Kuraray expands into biobased barrier film market with Plantic acquisition

Kuraray expands into biobased barrier film market with Plantic acquisition

JAPAN/AUSTRALIA – Kuraray Co Ltd has acquired Australian biobased barrier film manufacturer Plantic Technologies Limited, as part of its strategy to expand into the biobased food packaging market...

Huhtamaki completes acquisition of Butterworth Paper Cups

Huhtamaki completes acquisition of Butterworth Paper Cups

MALAYSIA – Huhtamaki has completed its EUR 8 million acquisition of Malaysian paper cup and foodservice packaging manufacturer Butterworth Paper Cups Sdn Bhd.

Rank completes sale of SIG Combibloc to Onex for €3.5bn

Rank completes sale of SIG Combibloc to Onex for €3.5bn

NEW ZEALAND/SWITZERLAND – Rank Group has completed the sale of food and beverage carton packaging and filling machine manufacturer SIG Combibloc to Canadian private equity firm Onex.

Sustainability Matters

Environmental Legislation

EU issues Directive to reduce plastic shopping bag use

21 May, 2015 | Hits:37

EU issues Directive to reduce plastic shopping bag use

EUROPE – The EU Parliament has voted to implement new legislation that will require EU countries to reduce the use of plastic carrier bags.

Environmental News

Apple expands sustainable projects to protect forestry sources of its product packaging in China

15 May, 2015 | Hits:76

Apple expands sustainable projects to protect forestry sources of its product packaging in China

CHINA – Apple has expanded its renewable energy and environmental protection initiatives in China, including a new multi-year project with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to significantly increase responsibly managed forests across China and protect as much as 1 million acres of responsibly managed working forests which provide fiber for pulp, paper and wood products.

Environmental News

L'Oréal reduces CO2 emissions of its production by 50%

13 May, 2015 | Hits:39

L'Oréal reduces CO2 emissions of its production by 50%

FRANCE - A year following the launch of its sustainability programme, L’Oréal has reduced CO2 emissions from its production by 50%.

Environmental News

New Unilever packaging procurement policy with sustainability at its core

06 May, 2015 | Hits:185

New Unilever packaging procurement policy with sustainability at its core

GLOBAL – Unilever is bringing forward its commitment to source all paper and board packaging sustainably by the end of 2015 with a new supplier policy.

Environmental News

Singapore supermarket chain saved more than 9 million plastic bags in 2014

23 April, 2015 | Hits:390

Singapore supermarket chain saved more than 9 million plastic bags in 2014

SINGAPORE – Major domestic supermarket retailer NTUC FairPrice says it has saved more than 46.5 million plastic grocery bags since it launched its bring-your-own-bag initiative eight years ago.

Environmental Legislation

Australia considers polystyrene packaging ban

27 March, 2015 | Hits:549

Australia considers polystyrene packaging ban

AUSTRALIA – The ACT (Australian Capital Territory) internal self-government is currently investigating the feasibility of a ban on polystyrene foam packaging such as single-use cups and food containers in the Australian southeastern territory, where the capital city of Canberra is located.

Packaging Design

Material & Innovation

New technology advances packaged food and beverage protection in China

15 May, 2015 | Hits:112

New technology advances packaged food and beverage protection in China

CHINA - PolyOne has received approval for the use of its ultraviolet light barrier technology in PET packaging for food and beverage in China.

Graphic & Structural Design

Veteran-owned distillery uses new Forte bottle for military-inspired spirits

12 May, 2015 | Hits:81

Veteran-owned distillery uses new Forte bottle for military-inspired spirits

US - As they searched for the right package for their spirits, American artisan distiller Hotel Tango found the new Forte bottle offered by Owens-Illinois (O-I) to be a perfect match for their unique identity and for their small but growing business needs.

Graphic & Structural Design

The first U-boat cocktail from a PET bottle

08 May, 2015 | Hits:122

The first U-boat cocktail from a PET bottle

GERMANY - U-Boot Getränke is banking on a worldwide first in the spirits sector, with an innovative packaging concept from Greiner Packaging that offers consumers greater convenience in purchasing special mixed cocktails.

Graphic & Structural Design

Vibrant new packaging design for gin

06 May, 2015 | Hits:148

Vibrant new packaging design for gin

UK - Copper House Distillery has unveiled a new packaging look for its Gin product that conveys a sense of the hand-crafted, small-batch production.

Packaging Technology

Package Converting

KraussMaffei expands injection molding machinery options for Chinese market

21 May, 2015 | Hits:28

KraussMaffei expands injection molding machinery options for Chinese market

CHINA – KraussMaffei Group has expanded its China-manufactured MX injection molding machine series by two clamp sizes to meet increased customer demand.

Installations

Major Chinese flexo plate trade shop enters label printing business

18 May, 2015 | Hits:23

Major Chinese flexo plate trade shop enters label printing business

CHINA - Chinese flexo plate trade shop Sinwa has entered the label printing business with its investment in a letterpress plate-making system.

Tag & Label

Producing clearly identifiable pharma serialization labelling for South Korean legislation compliance

13 May, 2015 | Hits:40

Producing clearly identifiable pharma serialization labelling for South Korean legislation compliance

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.

Package Converting

Husky launches new PET preform barrier module for cost efficiency and freedom of design

11 May, 2015 | Hits:129

Husky launches new PET preform barrier module for cost efficiency and freedom of design

CANADA - Husky Injection Molding Systems has announced the beginning of a phased launch approach of its PET preform barrier module, which opens new possibilities for manufacturers to explore PET as a packaging material for products requiring enhanced barrier properties, in addition to enabling freedom in packaging design to distinguish products for maximum shelf appeal, and significantly reduced operational and product safety risks.