Month: January 2018

Caltex launches its auto engine lubricant in a refreshed packaging

KARACHI: Chevron Pakistan Lubricants (Pvt) Limited unveiled the new, sleek and attractive packing of their Caltex Havoline® with Deposit Shield® Technology range of lubricants in the country. The launch of the new packaging was done at an impressive event hosted at a local hotel, which was attended by key channel partners and customers from across …

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Around 55 Bln Plastic Shopping Bags Being Used Amid 15% Rise Per Annum

ISLAMABAD, (28th Jan, 2018 ):Around 55 billion plastic shopping bags are being used each year in Pakistan as their usage is on rise at rate of 15 per cent per annum. Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Pak-EPA) had conducted a national survey which revealed that there are about 8,021 production units in the country with average …

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Coca-Cola to collect and recycle ‘100% of its packaging’ by 2030

Coca-Cola has announced it is to ‘fundamentally reshape’ its approach to packaging and recycling. The world’s largest soft drink company said its global goal is to help collect and recycle the equivalent of 100% of its packaging by 2030. It is thought to produce over 110 billion single use plastic bottles each year – which …

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Engro Polymer announces Rs10b expansion plan

KARACHI: Engro Polymer and Chemicals Limited (EPCL) announced expansion plans for its production plant of PVC – a chemical used in making numerous plastic products including credit cards, toys and construction materials like water and sewerage pipes. EPCL, which remains the industry leader with 73% market share in Pakistan, disclosed adding a new production line …

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Petrochemicals and China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)

The investment starved chemical sector received a boost when Engro Polymer announced its investment plans to the tune of Rs10 billion. The purpose of the investment is expansion of production of PVC, for which Engro Polymer is a market leader. The impetus of the investment is quiet clear given that the company posted its highest …

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New Air Pouch delivery system from Automated Packaging Systems

Automated Packaging Systems will be launching a new AirPouch delivery system which gives customers space and flexibility. Customers using AirPouch cushions in their packing process now have more options for getting the versatile void fill cushions to work stations. “Thanks to our new PDS1000 pillow delivery system, customers have the potential to supply multiple work …

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Petrochemicals in review

Petrochemicals are the key building blocks for the manufacture of a wide variety of goods, from clothes to construction, from household appliances to food and beverage packaging. The range of application of petrochemicals is the reason why globally it is the biggest category among chemicals. Similarly, as per the data provided by Pakistan Chemical Manufacturers …

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