October 2012

Industry News

Petapak Aerosol International Corp. announced the opening of its branch in Latin America. The branch, Petapak Mexico, will be located in Mexico City. According to Petapak, it has been undertaking R&D of its PET aerosol container for over a decade and will be ready to launch the new product into the Latin American market by mid-2013 and into the North American market by the end of 2013.

Procter & Gamble will move its skin care, cosmetics and personal care headquarters
from Ohio to Singapore to be closer to the growing Asian market. The relocation, which
is expected to take two years, is because P&G sees Asia as its biggest growth opportunity.
Group President Virginia Drosos, who has been with P&G since 1987, chose to retire
rather than relocate, and Deb Henretta, Group President of P&G’s Asia & Global Specialty
Channel, will take over as Group President of global skin care, cosmetics and personal
care.

The LINDAL Group
announced plans to more than double the size of its Sao Paulo, Brazil-based facility, moving from the Jundiai area to the nearby town of Itupeva, in response to continued growth in the regional area. The company has leased a new, custombuilt, expandable construction that will add manufacturing capacity for aerosol valves, house all molding and assembly operations and provide office space for all staff.

Additionally, the company announced its redesigned market and application-based web site, www.lindalgroup.com. The newly configured, multilingual site makes it easier for
pharmaceutical, industrial and consumer-based companies to identify an aerosol packaging solution for a particular type of application, formula or market segment.

Kao Corp. announced construction of a second plant for PT Kao Indonesia at Karawang International Industrial City (KIIC) in Indonesia. The new plant aims to reinforce Kao’s supply system, as the company is anticipating an increasing demand for daily-use products in the Indonesian market on the back of rapid economic growth in the country. The second plant site covers about 140,000 square meters and is 1.6 times larger than the area of the existing plant. Construction started in October and operations are scheduled to begin at the end of 2013.

The Steel for Packaging community now has access to a new microsite, steelforpackaging.org, designed by APEAL. The site has a clear design and is structured to highlight the seven key supply chain benefits of Steel for Packaging: Recycling, Performance, Use, Manufacturing, Efficiency, Versatility and Safety.

M&H Plastics announced it is expanding its Winchester, VA facility in both size and
production capacity. The company will invest $6.2 million, create 20 new jobs and
expand its facility 50,000 square feet, as it expands its extrusion blowmolding, injection stretch blowmolding, and high-speed decorating capabilities. M&H will also utilize 18 temporary positions, leading to an overall workforce increase of 76%.

CORRECTION
The September issue of ST&M contained incorrect contact information for Lindal North America. The correct information is:

Mark Arnold
East Coast Regional Sales
Manager
4775 Progress Dr.
Columbus, IN 47201 USA
Phone +1 (484) 858-0570
[email protected]
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Lisa Kopac
Midwest Regional Sales
Manager
5918 S. Narragansett Ave.
Chicago, IL 60638 USA
Phone +1 (773) 580-1737
[email protected]
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