Asiaphile is a monthly review of news and issues affecting the plastics packaging industry in Asia and covers raw materials, machinery manufacturers, converters, and brand owners

The East Wind TPPs its hat to trump Trump

On 22 January 2017 with uncanny precision, unrecorded in the annals of the British railway system, a train pulled into a Dagenham, East London...


There appears to be a strange form of ‘Chexit’ happening as major multinational brands such as McDonald's and Coca-Cola realign their businesses in China...
PLastics is the preferred material for beverage packaging

Indonesia indulges in plastics

Indonesia’s domestic growth is beginning to look like an attractive rival to China as the next ‘big market’ for packaging growth. With a compound annual...

Tetra Pak hit with significant fine

Tetra Pak, the multinational integrated packaging system provider, has been fined ¥667.7 million (about US$97m) by China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC)...

War on waste – Indonesia

Indonesia’s mounting waste problems are becoming so acute that a state of emergency in all major cities is being considered by the Ministry of...

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