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Amcor expands in China

Australian packaging giant Amcor Flexibles has announced its purchase of the China-based Zhongshan Tiancai Packaging Company, in a bid to expand the company’s footprint in the Asian country.

Keith is the boss at Tech-Long

Packaging systems supplier Tech-Long has appointed Keith Boss as chief executive for the Americas region, as part of the company’s continued expansion into liquid packaging markets.

New Chinese factory for Ecolean

Packaging manufacturer Ecolean has added a new facility in China as part of its continued growth in the Asian markets. The new factory and warehouse is an expansion of the company'€™s current production facilities in the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area.

China and Russia pushing PP growth

Global polypropylene capacity increased at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 5.2 per cent from 2003, reaching 65 million tonnes per year in 2013, and is expected to continue rising to 86m tonnes by 2018, at a slightly higher CAGR of 5.8 per cent, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData.

Conveyor belting producer opens in China

Conveyor belting producer Ammeraal Beltech has opened a wholly-owned manufacturing facility in China, which will increase the company's production capabilities and better serve markets in China, the Asia Pacific and the Americas.

Demag Plastics Machinery breaks ground in China

Demag Plastics Machinery (Ningbo), a subsidiary of Sumitomo (SHI) Demag, has broken ground on a new production site in Ningbo, China, which is planned to come onstream in July 2015.

Chinese opening for Netstal

Injection moulding machinery supplier, Netstal, has opened a demonstration and training centre with test facilities at its plant in Haiyan, China.

Colloids comes to China

Masterbatch maker Colloids Limited has set up a manufacturing plant in Changshu, China, which will have capacity to produce 6,000 tonnes of masterbatch a year, with room for expansion.

New firm enters Chinese barrier market

Newly-established Greenpak has entered the Chinese barrier market, and become the first producer of barrier film in the greater Shanghai area, after starting up a seven-layer Evolution blown film line manufactured by Reifenhäuser Kiefel Extrusion.

Absorbing news for Chinese PET converters

ColorMatrix, a subsidiary of PolyOne Corporation and a producer of liquid colour and additives for plastics, has announced that its Joule RHB liquid infra-red absorption technology is now approved for use in PET beverage packaging in China.