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Toyo Ink Group opens second factory, expands operations in India

Toyo Ink Group opens second factory, expands operations in India

INDIA – The Toyo Ink Group has opened its second production site in India, for offset ink manufacture.

Ashland to expand capacity at Chinese production facility by 40%

Ashland to expand capacity at Chinese production facility by 40%

CHINA - Ashland Specialty Ingredients, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc, intends to expand capacity at its Natrosol hydroxyethylcellulose (HEC) production facility in Nanjing by 4,000 metric tons,...

Amcor to open tobacco packaging plant in Indonesia in 2015

Amcor to open tobacco packaging plant in Indonesia in 2015

INDONESIA – Amcor Tobacco Packaging plans to build a tobacco packaging plant in Indonesia to enhance its market share in the country.

Henkel to open flexible packaging training center in India

Henkel to open flexible packaging training center in India

INDIA – Henkel is partnering with Comexi Group to open a flexible packaging training academy for India, Middle East and Africa, promoting knowledge in laminating processes and optimizing...

Metro exits Vietnam, sells wholesale retail unit to Berli Jucker

Metro exits Vietnam, sells wholesale retail unit to Berli Jucker

VIETNAM – The Metro Group is selling its wholesale retail operations in Vietnam to Berli Jucker Public Company Limited (BJC) for EUR 655 million, as the German retailer...

General Mills opens new innovation center in China

General Mills opens new innovation center in China

CHINA - General Mills has opened its first innovation, technology and quality center in China, signalling a commitment to drive greater innovation and investment in one of the...

Coca-Cola builds new US$100m production facility in north China

Coca-Cola builds new US$100m production facility in north China

CHINA – The Coca-Cola Company has started construction on a new manufacturing facility in the Heilongjiang province city of Harbin, China.

Nestlé to adopt cheaper modular factory concept for parts of Asia

Nestlé to adopt cheaper modular factory concept for parts of Asia

GLOBAL - Nestlé has created a blueprint for a new type of factory that can be built in half the time of a more traditional one for about...

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.

Romaco strengthens Chinese operations

Romaco strengthens Chinese operations

CHINA – German pharmaceutical packaging company Romaco has appointed Shu Liu as its new general manager for its operations in China.

Heidelberg completes acquisition of Gallus

Heidelberg completes acquisition of Gallus

GERMANY – Heidelberg has announced the completion of its acquisition of Gallus and says this will help accelerate its push into the digital printing market.

US company acquires Indian dispenser and sprayer manufacturer for US$27m

US company acquires Indian dispenser and sprayer manufacturer for US$27m

INDIA – US industrial conglomerate TriMas Corporation has acquired Indian spraying and dispensing systems manufacturer Lion Holdings Pvt Ltd for US$27 million cash payment.

US company takes over SGK to strengthen presence in Asia and the Americas

US company takes over SGK to strengthen presence in Asia and the Americas

ASIA – US graphic imaging specialist Matthews International Corporation has acquired SGK, formerly known as Schawk Inc, allowing the former to expand its offerings to include brand development...

Huhtamaki to acquire Indian flexible packaging converter for EUR247m

Huhtamaki to acquire Indian flexible packaging converter for EUR247m

INDIA - Huhtamaki is acquiring flexible packaging manufacturer Positive Packaging from industrial conglomerate Enpee Group as part of its growth strategy in the fast-growing emerging markets.

Sustainability Matters

Environmental News

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

31 July, 2014 | Hits:313

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.

Environmental News

New biorefinery in Malaysia for olefins and specialty chemicals

18 July, 2014 | Hits:488

New biorefinery in Malaysia for olefins and specialty chemicals

MALAYSIA – Elevance Renewable Sciences Inc, a US specialty chemicals company that creates novel specialty chemicals from natural oils, will build a biorefinery for olefins and specialty chemicals through a partnership with Malaysian plantation company Genting Plantations Berhad through Genting Integrated Biorefinery Sdn Bhd (GIB).

Environmental News

Plastic waste in marine ecosystems cost US$13bn in damages

09 July, 2014 | Hits:442

Plastic waste in marine ecosystems cost US$13bn in damages

GLOBAL – Plastic waste inflicts US$13 billion worth of damage to marine ecosystems each year, according to a new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Sustainable Applications

New bottled water packaging design achieves 30% sales increase

30 June, 2014 | Hits:857

New bottled water packaging design achieves 30% sales increase

MEXICO – Local pharmacy store chain Farmacias Guadalajara has seen a 30% increase in sales of bottled water with its new PET plastic bottle design, which also reduced the amount of PET in the bottle by 30%, bringing significant cost savings as well as the environmental benefits associated with less raw material usage.

Environmental News

BASF devises sustainability training course for Chinese suppliers

20 June, 2014 | Hits:490

BASF devises sustainability training course for Chinese suppliers

CHINA - Global chemical company BASF is looking to train about 2,000 of its suppliers in China over the next five years to raise sustainability standards and enhance their competitiveness in domestic and global markets.

Environmental News

AB InBev to reduce carbon emissions in logistics by 15%

13 June, 2014 | Hits:642

AB InBev to reduce carbon emissions in logistics by 15%

GLOBAL - Anheuser-Busch InBev aims to reduce carbon emissions in its global logistics operations by 15% by the end of 2017.

Packaging Design

Material & Innovation

Innovative sun-powered inks for packaging labels

22 August, 2014 | Hits:21

Innovative sun-powered inks for packaging labels

US – A new photochromic ink that lights up when sunlight hits it has been launched, offering brands a refreshing and interactive tool for marketing.

Graphic & Structural Design

New cider bottle a perfect fit for the fridge

21 August, 2014 | Hits:38

New cider bottle a perfect fit for the fridge

UK – One brand owner in the UK has refreshed the look of its bottled ciders, helping it expand its on-trade market presence.

Material & Innovation

Elegant beverage cups reinforce a brand and reduce the environmental impact

20 August, 2014 | Hits:39

Elegant beverage cups reinforce a brand and reduce the environmental impact

SWEDEN – In its quest to test the limits of what is possible in paper cup development, Iggesund Paperboard has created a large cup with a double-walled construction that is aesthetically beautiful.

Material & Innovation

New technology uses liquid instead of air to form and fill rigid plastic containers

07 August, 2014 | Hits:336

New technology uses liquid instead of air to form and fill rigid plastic containers

AUSTRALIA – New technology that uses the consumable liquid instead of compressed air to hydraulically form and fill the container on one machine simultaneously promises to dramatically simplifies the manufacture of rigid plastic containers for a wide range of consumer products.

Packaging Technology

Installations

Malaysian plastic converter invests in new plastic cup production line

23 July, 2014 | Hits:376

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:499

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:365

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:449

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.