Packaging sector seeks industry status

LAHORE: The packaging sector is the backbone of all industries and the government should grant industry status to it in order to reap maximum benefits, said Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) Management Committee Regional Chairman Punjab Muhammad Nadeem Qureshi. Talking to representatives of the All Pakistan Corrugated Cartons Manufacturers Association at …

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Plastic industry on the rise

FAISALABAD: Increased use of plastic in industrial and domestic sectors has transformed it to a full-fledged industry, which will become the second-largest sector of the economy after textile, remarked Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI) President Atif Munir Sheikh. Speaking at the annual general meeting of the Faisalabad Plastic Association on Friday, he underlined …

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Engro Polymer, Tianchen China sign contract to set up plant

KARACHI: Engro Polymer and Chemicals signed an agreement with a Chinese company to set up a manufacturing facility with an annual production capacity of 100,000 metric tons. “In continuation of the disclosure provided by Engro Polymer and Chemicals Limited on December 28, 2017, wherein the company had announced approval of capacity expansion of PVC, it …

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Engro Polymer signs $35m Ijarah-based financing facility with IFC

KARACHI: Engro Polymer and Chemicals Limited (EPCL) has announced financing of $35 million from International Finance Corporation to expand its production plant of Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) – a chemical used in making numerous plastic products construction materials like water and sewerage pipes, cables, and consumer items like shoes, packaging films. This financing was a part …

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Engro Polymer & Chemicals to enter hydrogen peroxide business with $23m investment

LAHORE: Engro Polymer and Chemicals (EPCL) has announced it would enter the hydrogen peroxide business with a greenfield investment of $23 million. The project will be funded through internal cash generation.” Furthermore, it said “Engro Polymer & Chemicals Limited derives hydrogen as part of its caustic manufacturing process. Currently, hydrogen is largely being used as …

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Pakistan uses 55 billion shopping bags every year

Islamabad – Pakistanis use 55 billion polyethylene shopping bags every year, a severe environmental threat, as these high density bags may take over two decades to degrade. According to Ministry of Climate Change data, the use of plastic bags is on the rise at the rate of 15 percent per year. There are about 8,021 …

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GSK Pakistan Invests Rs74m to introduce dessiflex packaging technology in Pakistan

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Pakistan has introduced a specialized form of blister packaging technology in the country, Pakistan’s leading antibiotic, Augmentin which will now be available in dessiflex packaging. In a pioneering step, which involved an investment of Rs74 million, GSK Pakistan also became the first site to introduce this technology in its global network. Speaking on …

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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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