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Yili invests US$310m in dairy processing and packaging in New Zealand

Yili invests US$310m in dairy processing and packaging in New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND – Chinese dairy giant Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co Ltd intends to invest US$310.03 million (NZ$400 million) in four processing and packaging projects in New...

BASF launches Learning Campus in Singapore

BASF launches Learning Campus in Singapore

SINGAPORE – Global chemicals giant BASF has opened a Learning Campus in Singapore to equip its employees in Asia Pacific with the necessary skills to achieve ambitious growth...

Pharmaceutical giant opens production and packaging plant in China

Pharmaceutical giant opens production and packaging plant in China

CHINA – Japanese pharmaceutical company Eisai Co Ltd has completed the construction of a new production facility in China.

 Rieke achieves BRC accreditation for Vietnam closure and dispenser plant

Rieke achieves BRC accreditation for Vietnam closure and dispenser plant

VIETNAM – Rieke's factory in Vietnam has attained British Retail Consortium (BRC) accreditation for the manufacture of injection moulding parts for dispenser pumps and caps for the personal...

Danone sells off Indonesian dairy business to Indofood

Danone sells off Indonesian dairy business to Indofood

INDONESIA – Danone is selling its Indonesian fresh dairy business to local food and beverage giant PT Indofood Sukses Makmur Tbk (ICBP) for a reported US$19.4 million (Rp...

Local retailer opens first wholesale retail center in Singapore

Local retailer opens first wholesale retail center in Singapore

SINGAPORE – NTUC FairPrice, one of Singapore’s largest grocery retailers, has ventured into wholesale retail with the opening of its first Warehouse Club (WHC).

Samsung to bring Vietnam investment up to almost US$10bn

Samsung to bring Vietnam investment up to almost US$10bn

VIETNAM – Samsung is investing US$3 billion to produce electronic devices such as smart TVS and mobile phones in the northern Vietnamese province of Thai Nguyen.

French company to open powdered and liquid flavourings plant in India

French company to open powdered and liquid flavourings plant in India

INDIA – French flavours company Prova Flavours is opening a manufacturing plant in Bangalore to extract cocoa, coffee and vanilla flavours in powdered and liquid form.

NatureWorks appoints sales agent for Indian bioplastics packaging market

NatureWorks appoints sales agent for Indian bioplastics packaging market

INDIA – NatureWorks has appointed Natur-Tec India Pvt Ltd to distribute Ingeo resins in India and neighbouring countries, in addition to manufacturing compounds for use in packaging applications.

Italian laminator manufacturer to supply all Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific plants

Italian laminator manufacturer to supply all Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific plants

ASIA - Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific has signed a preferred vendor agreement with Italian lamination machines supplier Nordmeccanica s.p.a. to supply all the former’s plants in Asia Pacific.

DKSH to distribute BASF colorants in Asia

DKSH to distribute BASF colorants in Asia

ASIA - DKSH and BTC Chemical Distribution, a subsidiary of BASF, will start a strategic collaboration for colorants in the personal care and household industries in 14 Asian...

AGI-Shorewood sells off Chinese print business to US packaging converter

AGI-Shorewood sells off Chinese print business to US packaging converter

CHINA – US packaging converter Multi Packaging Solutions (MPS) is acquiring the Asian print businesses of AGI-Shorewood in China.

Bosch and Klenzaids plan liquid pharmaceutical packaging joint venture in India

Bosch and Klenzaids plan liquid pharmaceutical packaging joint venture in India

INDIA - Processing and packaging specialist Bosch Packaging Technology and Klenzaids Contamination Controls Pvt. Ltd. are planning a joint venture in India to expand the partners’ activities particularly...

RPC Group expands Asian manufacturing footprint with Promens acquisition

RPC Group expands Asian manufacturing footprint with Promens acquisition

CHINA – UK rigid plastics packaging producer RPC Group is further expanding in China through an EUR 386 million acquisition of Promens Group.

Canadian private equity acquires SIG for US$4.6bn from Rank Group

Canadian private equity acquires SIG for US$4.6bn from Rank Group

NEW ZEALAND/SWITZERLAND – Rank Group has agreed to sell food and beverage carton packaging and filling machine manufacturer SIG Combibloc to Canadian private equity firm Onex for up...

US private equity firm acquires RotoMetrics

US private equity firm acquires RotoMetrics

US – Precision rotary tooling and accessories company RotoMetrics has been acquired by New York-based private equity firm Sentinel Capital. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Sustainability Matters

Environmental News

Sugar giant looks into bioplastics production in the Philippines

17 December, 2014 | Hits:14

Sugar giant looks into bioplastics production in the Philippines

PHILIPPINES – Domestic sugar giant Central Azucarera de la Carlota (CAC) is exploring possibilities of producing bioplastics from sugarcane.

Sustainable Applications

Plant-based plastic blow molded bottles for green cleaning line

05 December, 2014 | Hits:193

Plant-based plastic blow molded bottles for green cleaning line

US – Ecover is enforcing its brand image of being a green household cleaning products company with the decision to use plant-based plastic bottles for its new home care product range.

Environmental News

NatureWorks a step closer to converting methane to lactic acid for biopolymers

04 December, 2014 | Hits:358

NatureWorks a step closer to converting methane to lactic acid for biopolymers

US – NatureWorks is currently partnering US biotechnology company Calysta in a multi-year joint development program that aims to sequester and use methane, a potent greenhouse gas, as a feedstock for the former’s Ingeo biopolymers and intermediates.

Environmental News

UPM Raflatac launches Chain of Custody labelling solutions in the Philippines

20 November, 2014 | Hits:436

UPM Raflatac launches Chain of Custody labelling solutions in the Philippines

PHILIPPINES – UPM Raflatac has officially launched its range of FSC and PEFC Chain of Custody certified label stock products in the Philippines, where industry is paying more attention to environmental issues in the packaging supply chain.

Environmental News

7-Eleven launches campaign to reduce plastic bag usage in Thailand

19 November, 2014 | Hits:331

7-Eleven launches campaign to reduce plastic bag usage in Thailand

THAILAND – CP All, the operator of 7-Eleven convenience stores in Thailand, recently partnered with authorities in eastern Thailand to reduce plastic bag usage.

Environmental Legislation

Singapore aims for zero waste ‘culture’

17 November, 2014 | Hits:466

Singapore aims for zero waste ‘culture’

SINGAPORE – The Singapore government intends to invest S$1.5 billion over the next five years into making the country one with a zero-waste culture.

Packaging Design

Material & Innovation

Automatic closing and opening lid for industrial packaging

16 December, 2014 | Hits:38

Automatic closing and opening lid for industrial packaging

LUXEMBOURG - Ardagh Group has introduced a unique automatic closing and opening innovation for 10-30 litre pails for the paint and chemical industries.

Graphic & Structural Design

Packaging tray for better movie experience

10 December, 2014 | Hits:116

Packaging tray for better movie experience

INDONESIA – A new packaging design from Indonesia aims to help provide greater convenience and ease of use to moviegoers who want to snack and drink while in the cinema theatre.

Graphic & Structural Design

New peel and share pack format for snack food packaging

09 December, 2014 | Hits:120

New peel and share pack format for snack food packaging

UK - Yorkshire-based Seabrook Crisps to launch an innovative, easy open & re-closeable labelling system for a new range of lattice hand cooked crisps.

Graphic & Structural Design

Robust airless dispenser for athletic male skincare range

08 December, 2014 | Hits:141

Robust airless dispenser for athletic male skincare range

UK – A new premium skincare brand specifically developed for the athletic male is now available in packaging that features an airless dispenser with excellent functionality to meet the practical needs of the active men.

Packaging Technology

Installations

Chinese label converter installs digital press

16 December, 2014 | Hits:17

Chinese label converter installs digital press

CHINA – Chinese label converter Suzhou Advance Printing (Yali) Co has invested in a narrow web digital press to achieve high productivity combined with the highest possible printing quality.

Installations

Japan orders two flexo presses from MPS Systems

10 December, 2014 | Hits:81

Japan orders two flexo presses from MPS Systems

JAPAN – Two major Japanese companies have invested in flexo press technology from Dutch company MPS Systems B.V.

Package Printing

Digital label press proves to be perfect match for letterpress

28 November, 2014 | Hits:207

Digital label press proves to be perfect match for letterpress

MALAYSIA – Singapore printer Orient Quality Print Pte Ltd won two awards – one for digital labels and the second for letterpress – at the recent Asian Packaging Excellence Awards 2014 held in Kuala Lumpur.

Installations

Matching gravure quality with flexo plates

11 November, 2014 | Hits:304

Matching gravure quality with flexo plates

INDIA - Ahmedabad-based Shilp Gravures Ltd recently invested in a solution that allows it to move the highest quality work from gravure to flexo and meet customer demands.