Packaging in High Demand for China’s Surging Luxury Goods Market

For the packaging industry, China is something of an enigma. Official policy is committed to social equality, free from extremes of poverty and wealth, so it’s perhaps startling to learn that China is fast becoming the world’s largest consumer of luxury goods. Not surprisingly, many packaging companies are now eyeing China’s luxe market as a..

China: The Packaging is the Message as Aspiring Consumers Head Up-Market

In fact, China is now the world’s second-largest packaging market after the US.1 As China has grown economically, local consumers have become better-off, driving demand for a range of luxury goods that includes up-market food and wine, cosmetics, and high-quality brand medicines. As though in stealth mode, China has now emerged from decades of austerity..

Gerhard Schubert Extends Outreach to Technical Media at ProPak China 2019

Running concurrently with FoodPack China at the Shanghai National Exhibition and Convention Centre, industry leaders gathered to showcase a rich and varied array of advanced products and technology for food processing, packaging, printing and labelling, logistics and storage, packaging materials and containers, as well as robotics and automation solutions. At the display booths, the intense..

Springtime in Beijing: Bright, despite some bluster from the West

Globally, there’s some apprehension that China’s years of express growth have now given way to more moderate growth, of a ‘mere’ 6.5%. However, what many Western watchers may not know is that this rate of GDP growth is the stated goal of the 13th Five-Year Plan (13FYP), a plan put in place for the 2016-2020..

Mainland China’s leading semiconductor-chip foundry, SMIC, drops industry bombshell

Very recently, reports have surfaced that Shanghai Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), the largest semiconductor-chip foundry on the Chinese mainland, is poised to begin volume production at a 14-nanometer process node in the first half of this year. Sources indicate that the initial product will be a FinFET-type device targeting the smartphone market.   For many..

Taking on the World, China Bootstraps a Domestic Chip Industry

At the beginning of September 2018, the global industry association SEMI® released its “China IC Ecosystem Report”1, which outlines a surge of investment and growth in China’s semiconductor chip industry.   The background to this strategically-driven growth, backed by official policy guidelines and a build-up in funding, is China’s large import overhang in semiconductor chips..