Demands for food and beverage products are growing rapidly around the world and with consumer focus on shelf-life and hygiene, advances in packaging machinery can make companies more competitive and increase values of end product. By Vera Fritsche, head of packaging machinery, VDMA food processing and packaging machinery
Kautex Maschinenbau recently welcomed Geoffrey Chan as its executive vice president of its Chinese subsidiary Shunde Kautex Plastics Technology Company Limited.
Located on the eastern fringe of Jakarta in Bekasi, the new distribution centre marks 20 years of growth and development in Indonesia for the provider of labelling and packaging materials and solutions.
The new positions of customer service and logistics coordinator, project manager and technical support engineer will join the food processing and packaging supplier’s on-the-ground support team in Bangkok, Thailand.
According to a new market report that looked at the trends of the green packaging market from 2015 to 2021, the market for green packaging is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.2 percent between 2015 and 2021. The report from Transparency Market Research pins the overall value of the global green packaging at US$132.4 billion in 2014. It is expected to reach US$203.1 billion by end 2021.
2015 saw food packaging sales rise by 3 percent globally to reach 1.97 billion units, according to Euromonitor International 2016 packaging data.
To reduce packaging waste and increase productivity, Videojet Technologies, a supplier of coding, marking and printing solutions, has formulated two new environmentally-friendly coloured inks for the food and beverage packaging industry.
Nippon Paper Industries has entered into a license agreement with liquid food packaging supplier Elopak to introduce its Pure-Pak carton shapes in the Japanese market.
Supplier of packaging products Crown Holdings has appointed Robert H. Bourque, Jr. as the new president of Crown Asia Pacific.