- Expansion & Growth
- Branding & Retail
CHINA – Dow Packaging & Specialty Plastics, a business unit of Dow Chemical Company, is bringing its advanced flexible packaging technology to the China market through a licensing agreement with Hunan China Sun Pharmaceutical Machinery Co Ltd.Read more
SINGAPORE – Coca-Cola Singapore Beverages (CCSB) is closing down its bottling plant in the country and reorganizing its Singapore operations to focus on high-value services such as new technologies, innovation and research.
INDONESIA - PT. Hokkan has expanded its production capacity as a co-packer of non-carbonated healthy soft drinks for the growing Indonesian beverage market, with the installation of the first Sidel dry aseptic line in the country.
SOUTH KOREA - Korea Tobacco & Ginseng Corporation (KT&G) has introduced a sophisticated ‘Limited Edition’ pack for its premium super slim Esse Change cigarette product to coincide with the celebration of the Korean Lunar New Year.
THAILAND - BST eltromat is establishing a subsidiary for sales, services & engineering operations in Bangkok, Thailand.
NEW ZEALAND – Fonterra has partnered with recycling company TerraCycle to launch the first recycling program for yoghurt pouches in New Zealand.
JAPAN/USA – Mitsubishi Polyester Film (MPF) is investing US$100 million to increase its capacity for biaxially oriented polyester (BOPET) film at its plant in Greer, South Carolina, USA.
PHILIPPINES - The Philippines can provide 50,000 family food packs a day at short notice next time it is struck by a natural disaster, thanks to a new packaging system devised by the government and a United Nations agency.
INDIA – DuPont is looking to target the Indian meat export market with increased promotion of its packaging solutions.
VIETNAM – While consumers in other markets are being more health-conscious and cutting their intake of carbonated soft drinks (CSD), in Vietnam, soft drinks consumption looks set to break the 1 billion litres barrier in 2015.
INDONESIA – Xeikon has expanded its network in the Asia Pacific region with the appointment of PT Ferrostaal Equipment Solutions as its dealer in the Indonesian printing market.
SOUTHEAST ASIA – BASF has expanded its license agreement to produce 1,4-butanediol based on renewable feed (renewable BDO) using Genomatica’s patented process from North America to Southeast Asia.
INDIA - Hot runners and process control systems provider Mold-Masters has completed the expansion of its Coimbatore manufacturing facility to better serve the rapidly growing market demands in India.