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Crown Holdings, Inc. Announces Robert H. Bourque, Jr. as the New President of Its Asia Pacific Division

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PHILADELPHIA /PRNewswire/ — Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK) announced today that Robert H. Bourque, Jr., age 46, has been selected to become President of its Asia Pacific Division effective May 1, 2016.  Mr. Bourque will succeed Jozef Salaerts, who has informed the Company of his decision to retire in the second quarter of 2016.  Mr. Bourque will be based in Singapore and will report to Timothy J. Donahue, Crown’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

Commenting on the transition, Mr. Donahue stated, “During his tenure, Jozef has guided the Asia Pacific Division through a period of significant growth with sales of $1.2 billion and segment income of $145 million in 2015 compared to sales and segment income of approximately $480 million and $45 million when he was appointed President of the Division in 2007.  We thank Jozef for leaving us with a much stronger business and a larger footprint in the region, and we wish him well.  We are fortunate to have someone of Bob’s caliber ready to lead the Asia Pacific Division as it continues to grow.  I am confident that the Company will continue to benefit from Bob’s management skills, knowledge of our business and commitment to our customers.”

Mr. Bourque is being promoted from his current position as Senior Vice President – Crown Beverage Packaging,China and Hong Kong.  During his career, he has held positions of increasing responsibility within Crown’s sales, manufacturing, and engineering organizations. He first joined Crown in 1993 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Southern Illinois University.

About Crown Holdings, Inc.

Crown Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is a leading supplier of packaging products to consumer marketing companies around the world.  World headquarters are located in Philadelphia, PA.  For more information,

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Except for historical information, all other information in this press release consists of forward-looking statements.  These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to be materially different from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements.  Important factors that could cause the statements made in this press release or the actual results of operations or financial condition of the Company to differ are discussed under the caption “Forward-Looking Statements” in the Company’s Form 10-K Annual Report for the year ended December 31, 2014 and in subsequent filings made prior to or after the date hereof.  The Company does not intend to review or revise any particular forward-looking statement in light of future events.

For more information, contact:
Thomas A. Kelly, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer +1 (215) 698-5341
Thomas T. Fischer, Vice President Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs +1 (215) 552-3720
Ed Bisno, Bisno Communications +1 (212) 717-7578

Source: Crown Holdings, Inc.

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February 16, 2016 at 4:54 pm

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BARC India Moves a Step Closer to Digital Measurement; to Issue RFP Soon

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MUMBAI /PRNewswire/ — The Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India, which had issued the Request for Information (RFI) for digital measurement in December, last year, has received an overwhelming response from 11 top-notch vendors from across the world.


Those who have submitted the RFI include: Kantar Media, IMRB and ComScore, Nielsen, MediaMetrie, Gracenote, Informate, GFK, Accenture, EY, eywa Media, Gemius and Verto Analytics.

In order to expedite the process and launch digital measurement services this year, BARC India will issue the Request for Proposal (RFP) soon and the partner for the venture will be announced in couple of months. With this, BARC India has moved one step closer to providing audience measurement beyond television.

BARC India’s intent, through its foray into digital measurement, is to measure total unduplicated audiences across all devices and platforms, measuring combined program impressions or advertisements regardless of where and how content/ad is being consumed, through a Single Source Panel.

Once the venture takes shape, BARC India will be the first to provide a TV+ Digital viewership measurement service across the globe. BARC India, with this will cover more than 50 per cent of media spends between TV and digital.

In order to make the service robust and accurate, BARC India will look at partnerships with publishers and content creators going forward.

“A lot of content today is being created for online consumption, but all these impressions are unaccounted for. With our digital measurement we are looking at providing content creators and platform owners with insights on the consumption behavior of viewers. We are happy with the response we have received from vendors globally,” said BARC India CEO Partho Dasgupta.

For further queries, please contact:
Mr. Partho Dasgupta

Ms. Seema Singh
Sr. Manager – PR & Communications

Source: Broadcast Audience Research Council

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February 16, 2016 at 4:48 pm

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Lancer Skincare and The Hut Group Partner for a New Approach to Global Distribution

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LOS ANGELES /PRNewswire/ — On the heels of a record year that saw aggressive growth and the introduction of an exclusive joint venture with media mogul Ryan Seacrest, Lancer Skincare proudly announces its partnership with The Hut Group in a strategic move towards continued worldwide expansion within prestige markets, including those throughout Europe and Asia.  A once-closely guarded secret of Hollywood’s elite and available exclusively through Dr. Harold Lancer’s Beverly Hills, California-based Dermatology Clinic, Lancer Skincare has evolved into a deeply heralded range of advanced anti-aging products available at luxury retailers including Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, select Sephora stores, Harrods, Bergdorf Goodman, and Neiman Marcus. The partnership between Lancer Skincare and The Hut Group further strengthens the brand’s direction and commitment to excellence, while solidifying its tremendous global potential for 2016.

For The Hut Group, attention to retail is their specialty. As leading experts in online retail with over 14 million unique international users, the company is now expanding its offering into brick and mortar distribution alongside its ecommerce reach, thus solidifying their stance as a leading and progressive health and beauty destination. Coupled with the company’s ability to leverage data intelligence and cross-promotions, the end result for partners is robust growth that far surpasses the abilities of their competitors.

This partnership between The Hut Group and Lancer Skincare presents an exciting business opportunity for both companies as they bring complementary assets together. With greater global reach through The Hut Group’s multi-channel retail approach, Lancer Skincare’s visibility will be strategically enhanced throughout key markets, as well as to international prestige customers.

From Tracey Sameyah, CEO of Lancer Skincare, “We at Lancer Skincare are thrilled about our strategic partnership with The Hut Group. Given their capabilities and infrastructure, they will strongly impact our brand messaging, all while augmenting our global distribution. We see The Hut Group as an innovative business force and believe that their business model will dramatically change the landscape of prestige and luxury distribution.”

Paul Gedman, CEO of The Hut Group’s Prestige Division, says, “We have a broad view of the prestige skincare market with +450 brands and 80 million international visitors to our beauty sites, and we can say with complete confidence that Lancer Skincare has all the attributes to be a global beauty phenomenon. Furthermore, it was important for us to launch our beauty distribution business model with a brand we fundamentally believe in.

The combination of Dr Harold Lancer’s world renowned expertise with our proprietary platform’s global reach and infrastructure will enable the brand to replicate its stunning US sales growth in new territories.  We are very proud to play a key role in the global growth of the brand.”

About Lancer Skincare LLC:

Lancer Skincare captures the exhaustive research of Dr. Harold Lancer, who has practiced dermatology for over 30 years, and counts over 30,000 people as patients. With the world’s most high performance ingredients and cutting-edge technology infused into each Lancer Skincare product, healthy, younger-looking skin is within reach.

As one of the world’s leading dermatologists, Dr. Lancer made a name for himself as a leader in innovative services and exceptional techniques, so much so that patients began identifying his work as “The Lancer Glow”. As word grew about the remarkable results of his work, patients from around the world – including many of the world’s A-list – would make the trip to his Beverly Hills clinic for laser and facial treatments that would ultimately leave them with younger, healthier-looking skin. And with a small, popular range of products first available exclusively in his clinic, it was a request from one such client and friend, Oprah Winfrey, that prompted Dr. Lancer to bring the line to the US market, and expand on the offerings so anyone could obtain the sought-after glow.

Launched at Nordstrom in 2011, his initial entry to the luxury skincare was met with high praise from editors at Vogue, InStyle, Allure and Marie Claire, who proclaimed the range’s efficacy and continue to feature his advice and products. They join countless other influencers and celebrities who love the product line, including Sofia Vergara,David and Victoria Beckham, and Kim Kardashian. His fan base continued to grow when the range was introduced to the European market at the world’s most famous department store, Harrods, in 2013, then again in 2015 upon entering Sephora US and Canada.

About The Hut Group

The Hut Group is a specialist on-line retailer and brand owner, selling high repeat purchase goods direct to consumers across the Health and Beauty sectors specifically: prestige hair and skin care; weight management; sports nutrition and vitamins; prestige clothing, footwear and accessories.

The Group’s proprietary technology platform is central to the business model, facilitating highly effective data-driven retailing through optimised website content and bespoke marketing content, generating high levels of consumer loyalty, choice, repeat purchase and satisfaction.  In addition to powering the Group’s own brands and retail sites, the Group’s Technology Services division provides business to business software and ecommerce platform services for media and brand partners.

The Hut Group launched its first website in 2004 and its sites include:

Source: Lancer Skincare LLC

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February 16, 2016 at 4:28 pm

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Austrian Mint Issues First Platinum Coin

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BERLIN /PRNewswire/ —

Part of the prestigious Vienna Philharmonic range

The Austrian Mint has issued a new platinum Vienna Philharmonic bullion coin as the latest addition to its internationally renowned coin range. Unveiled at the Berlin Coin Fair, the coin marks the Austrian Mints first platinum offering in its 800 year history.

Produced from 999.5 pure platinum, the new Vienna Philharmonic coin features the same award-winning design by Austrian Mint head designer Thomas Pesendorfer as its gold and silver counterparts. The coin, which is named for the world-famous orchestra, depicts the organ of the Musikverein concert hall in Vienna, the orchestra’s home, on one side and an assortment of musical instruments on the other.

“Collectors and investors have long prized our coins, which represent centuries of craftsmanship and tradition,” said Gerhard Starsich, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of the Austrian Mint. “Expanding into platinum is a natural step for us, and we are especially proud that our inaugural platinum coin features the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic design.”

One of the most successful bullion coin ranges worldwide, the Vienna Philharmonic counts among the favourites with investors in Europe, Japan and North America.

The new platinum coin will initially be available in 1 ounce denominations, and will be sold throughout Europe and in overseas markets including Japan and the U.S.

About the Austrian Mint

Boasting over 800 years of experience, the Austrian Mint is renowned the world over for first-class precious metal processing and coin manufacture. A member of the international minting elite, it is a global player in this field. Without such a pedigree the Vienna Philharmonic would never have become Europa’s most sought-after bullion coin. The Austrian Mint’s flagship product is the Vienna Philharmonic bullion coin. Produced in five different sizes, from one ounce to 1/25 of an ounce, the Vienna Philharmonic fits every pocket and occasion. Investors, collectors and gift-givers all value the unique combination of its beautiful design and highest possible minting quality, which make it one of the world’s best-loved and best-selling bullion coins. Since it was first struck in 1989, on one side the coin’s award-winning design has featured a harmonious assortment of musical instruments from the world-famous orchestra.

For any media requests, please contact:

Alistair Hammond
CNC Communications
T: +44-(0)776-933-7340


Andrea Lang
Austrian Mint
Am Heumarkt 1, 1030 Wien

T: +43-(0)1-717-15-149
M: +43-(0)664-96-29-821
F: +43-(0)1-715-40-70

Source: The Austrian Mint

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February 16, 2016 at 4:21 pm

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MEDLAB Asia Pacific Unveils the Latest Laboratory Technologies

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ —

The ultimate platform for medical laboratory professionals to network and do business

MEDLAB Asia Pacific is the largest medical laboratory conference and exhibition in Singapore. It is part of the global of the MEDLAB series organised by Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions, and will provide attendees with the opportunity to witness and share the latest innovations and technology available in the IVD and medical laboratory market.  It will also provide the ideal networking and business platform for healthcare professionals working in the medical laboratory sector. The event will take place for the third year at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre,Singapore from 22-24 March 2016.

Exhibiting at MEDLAB Asia Pacific provides a combination of networking and corporate branding opportunities. It is a perfect opportunity to boost a company’s profile among decision-makers in the medical laboratory industry. Companies participating in the exhibition will strengthen the global awareness of their products and services to an audience of important decision-makers and, additionally, confirm their position as an industry leader.

“Participating in MEDLAB Asia again is a great opportunity to introduce state of the art solutions in the field of infectious diseases, and deliver a positive impact in the treatment of patients for the South East Asia region. It will also provide a window for overseas speakers to share their experience in implementing new initiatives,” says Florent Mulatero General Manager, bioMerieux, South East Asia.

MEDLAB Asia Pacific will extend over 5000 sqm of exhibition space and feature more than 130 exhibitors, offering the laboratory industry a range of the latest products and services. The exhibition will showcase manufacturers and suppliers of all categories of medical laboratory products including disposable items, diagnostic equipment, hospital management, laboratory equipment, and biotechnology.

“MEDLAB Asia Pacific, will bring together the front-runners in the medical laboratory industry at an event designed to create maximum interaction and meeting opportunities where manufactures, dealers, distributors can promote their brands and meet with customers,” explains Simon Page, Managing Director, Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions.

Accredited by The Academy of Medicine, Singapore, the MEDLAB Congress will feature 9 CME-accredited conferences covering topics such as laboratory management, imaging and pathology, research and development, clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, haematology, infectious diseases, and oncology.

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Source: Informa Middle East

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February 16, 2016 at 4:15 pm

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G2A Pays Young Gamer’s Fine for Banned Logo at e-sports Campeonato Brasileiro de League of Legends (CBLoL) 2016

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RZESZOW, Poland, LONDON and HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — were recently alerted to an incident that took place during Campeonato Brasileiro de League of Legends (CBLoL) 2016. The incident has spread like wildfire in Brazil where millions of e-sporters are passionate and loyal to e-sports and to G2A because of their many years of encouragement and over 6 million dollars invested in the development of e-sports teams.

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According to sources, a young gamer called Gabriel “Tockers” Claumann completely forgot about the fact that RIOT ‘banned’ the G2A logo. He innocently and proudly wore his G2A logo T-Shirt. The show began and he had no way of knowing that he was about to get a rude shock. During the break he was informed rules dictated that he could not show the G2A logo on his Tshirt and had to place duct tape over the logo.

Here is the official statement from RIOT:

Evidence of the fine:

Gabriel “Tockers” Claumann’s organization, INTZ was subsequently fined R$ 5.000,00 (1.150 EUR) for use of the G2A logo.

Co-Founder and CMO Dawid Rozek speaking in Europe said that: G2A.COM will continue supporting all partners associated with G2A e-sports. He added: “G2A has paid this fine for Gabriel ‘Tockers’ Claumann’s organization, INTZ because G2A believe that no e-sports organization should be punished so severely for wearing a G2A branded Tshirt.”

RIOT, as a sponsor of League of Legends teams banned the G2A logo earlier this year. Negotiations between G2A and RIOT failed to produce a win-win solution that would empower the e-sport industry for gamers.

The RIOT ban seems however, to have had the reverse effect, because G2A T-shirts became, overnight, a symbol of protest. E-sports support for G2A grew and the growth of e-sports teams became stronger.

G2A’s position and the shock of the Brazilian e-sports team’s fine has, however, created dissent in the e-sports community. One of the main priorities for G2A is to now restore the happiness and stability of e-sports in Brazil.

G2A.COM is attentive to the Brazil market, Brazilian gamers, and the Brazilian e-sports community. “G2A care about their growth and their enjoyment in e-sports. Brazilian e-sporters can rely on G2A’s support,” Dawid concluded.

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February 16, 2016 at 4:08 pm

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Smart Home Appeal in Asia: China Leads Over South Korea and Japan

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-Study reveals key differences in the expected impact and appeal of smart home technology

NUREMBERG, Germany /PRNewswire/ — Recent GfK research shows that the majority of consumers in China believe smart home technology will make an impact on their lives in the near future coming almost equal with mobile payment and well ahead of wearable technology. But in Japan, only one in five think smart home tech will impact them, and mobile payment wins notably higher votes – and in South Korea opinion is divided at around half.

These findings are part of a seven-country study which asked consumers to say which of 11 leading-edge technologies they believe will have an impact on their lives in the next few years. Possible technologies ranged from 3D printing to augmented / virtual reality to the Internet of Things – and respondents could choose as many technologies as they wished.

China: high levels of interest and appeal for smart home tech

In China, 96 percent of consumers say they are aware of the concept of smart home technology and 82 percent claim some level of knowledge. This makes China one of the best informed markets on smart home technology, giving retailers and suppliers a strong start.

Three quarters (75 percent) of the people interviewed in China say that they expect the technology to have an impact on their lives in the next few years – much higher than the international average of just over half. By comparison, this puts smart home technology on a level with mobile payment (74 percent) for impact on lives, and well ahead of wearable technology (59 percent) and cloud computing (51 percent).

Looking at which smart home applications hold most appeal for China’s consumers, the picture is also extremely encouraging with all areas scoring above the international average. ‘Security and control’ and ‘entertainment and connectivity’ came first equal with 63 percent of people selecting these – but very closely followed by ‘health monitors’ (62 percent), ‘smart appliances’ (61 percent) and ‘energy and lighting’ (60 percent).

Japan: only one in five people think smart home tech will impact them

Japan shows the most muted response to smart home technology of all countries included in the study. Consumer awareness of the smart home concept stands at just over half (53 percent), but knowledge is low at only 30 percent.

In addition, only one in five (19 percent) believe that smart home technology will make an impact on their lives in the next few years. Putting this into perspective, 37 percent believe mobile payment have an impact in their lives, 22 percent say the same for cloud computing and 20 percent for wearables.

When asked about the appeal of different smart home applications, Japanese consumers show most affinity for ‘security and control’ (31 percent), followed by ‘health monitors’ (25 percent) and ‘energy and lighting’ equal with ‘smart appliances’ (both at 24 percent).

South Korea: one in two people expect smart home tech to impact their lives

Awareness of the smart home concept is high in South Korea, standing at 88 percent, while 62 percent also claim some level of knowledge.

In addition, over a half (56 percent) of South Korean consumers believe smart home technology will impact their lives, putting this just ahead of mobile payment (54 percent) and connected cars (50 percent). But the most popular technology of all in South Korean is 3D printing, with 62 percent choosing this.

The smart home application areas that have most appeal in South Korea are ‘security and control’ (54 percent), followed by ‘energy and lighting’ (44 percent), ‘health monitors’ (42 percent) and ‘smart appliances’ (40 percent).

Consistent barriers to adopting smart home technology

Across all seven countries included in GfK’s study, the key barriers to adoption of smart home technology are price, with around a third of people quoting this, and privacy concerns (will my home be hacked?), cited by a quarter.  And this holds true in Asia as well.

The high cost of smart home technology was of most concern in South Korea (30 percent) and China (29 percent), with Japanese consumers showing slightly fewer numbers seeing this as a barrier, at 25 percent.

Privacy concerns were most common in China (27 percent), with South Korea standing at 24 percent and Japan at 18 percent.

Ranj Dale, GfK’s head of technology research in the UK and manager of the smart home study, comments, “We’re seeing interesting national variations in how consumers currently see smart home technology affecting their lives, as well as different levels of attraction to the various applications. It’s very much the case that each market has its own specific mindset and requirements. Our research is already helping our clients understand the opportunities for smart home technology within each market and how to fine tune their approach.”

About the survey

GfK interviewed over 1,000 adults aged 16 and over in Germany, UK, USA, Brazil, South Korea, China and Japan, with interviews conducted online. Respondents were recruited to be nationally representative of online users in each market. Fieldwork was carried out in September and October 2015.

Source: GfK
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February 16, 2016 at 3:56 pm

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Afimilk Announces Acquisition of Silent Herdsman

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AFIKIM, Israel /PRNewswire/ —

Deal significantly expands Afimilks offerings for cow monitoring

Afimilk, Ltd., a global provider of dairy farm management solutions, announced it has acquired Silent Herdsman, a private VC-funded company from Glasgow, UK and developer of a neck-collar monitoring system used to detect estrus and health problems in dairy cows.

“Silent Herdsman complements Afimilk’s popular AfiAct II product line with unique functionality and powerful features based on new technology,” said Afimilk CEO Yuval Rachmilevitz, whose company makes the leg-mounted cow monitoring system AfiAct II.

Estrus detection is serious business in the dairy industry, as cows must be bred regularly in order to keep producing milk. Detecting health problems early is also important, as prompt treatment can significantly reduce costs associated with lost production, involuntary culling or cow death.

Silent Herdsman is a patented, neck-mounted cow monitoring system, developed with Scottish Government support, that detects estrus and health problems based on cow activity, rumination and eating patterns. Data is transmitted wirelessly from the collar via a base station to a central computer on the farm that issues alerts for changes indicating estrus or illness. Alerts are also sent via the cloud to smart phones and tablets. Producers are able to spend less time directly observing the herd and more time breeding and treating cows automatically identified by the system. Silent Herdsman is currently installed in hundreds of dairy farms throughout Europe.

AfiAct II is a leg-mounted cow monitoring system that detects estrus and various disorders based on activity and resting behavior. Like Silent Herdsman, it issues alerts in real time to a local computer as well as smart phones and tablets. According to Rachmilevitz, most AfiAct II customers in the U.S. report pregnancy rates exceeding 25 percent.

Rachmilevitz said both systems are very accurate and highly scalable, with long-range radio and long-life battery. “The Silent Herdsman neck-collar monitoring system will help Afimilk customers make more money, save time and keep their herds healthy,” he said.

For nearly 40 years, Afimilk has provided dairy producers with advanced technological solutions for managing their operations, profitably producing high-quality milk and improving animal welfare. Today, Afimilk is a global leader in farm management software and milk analysis tools for dairy operations in 50 countries. For more information, contact a local Afimilk dealer or visit

Noa Yonish
Marketing Communications Manager
Afimilk, Ltd.

Source: Afimilk Ltd

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February 16, 2016 at 3:51 pm

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2nd JPET Returns to Tokyo on 15-18 March with Prominent Panel & Stimulating Ideas

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-CMT’s 2nd Japan PET Resin Trade, Applications & Recycling Summit (JPET) features Japan’s recycling developments and its innovative PET packaging market.

TOKYO /PRNewswire/ — Brand owners, bottlers, supermarket chains, PET technology providers and recyclers will join the Tokyo summit on 15-18 March to share vital insights on new applications and technologies for PET as well as recent developments in PET recycling in Japan. In the lead is Japan’s major supermarket chain, 7 & I Holdings, with a keynote address on its green packaging initiatives (from recyclable trays to recycled / biomass PET containers to automatic PET bottles). Japan’s well-known brand, Suntory, is also a key panelist — represented by Munehiko Takada, Executive Officer — Packaging Material Development Department at Suntory Business Expert.

Besides a post-conference site visit to a Suntory Hakusyu Plant on 18 March, the summit includes several Japanfocused sessions:

  • Case study: PET bottles with aluminum catalyst – Iwatani
  • Bioplastics market situation in Japan, including PLA sleeve/labels for beverages — ITI Consulting
  • Far Eastern New Century Corporation’s Innovative Strategy for Japan‘s PET Market
  • Japan PET Recycling Market and Latest Developments – T-Bay International Beverage Business Consulting

PET recycling is further examined in:

  • PET packaging – Recycling for direct food contact by Gneuss
  • FPCO Mechanical PET Bottle-to-Tray and Tray-to-Tray Recycling by FP Corporation

Sessions discussing the latest technologies for PET applications will include:

  • David Swift, MD of PCI shares vital insights on “Global PET/ polyester market.”
  • Emerging trends in cooling plants for PET, packaging and beverage industries – Frigel Firenze;
  • Hydrolysis resistant PET film for photovoltaic power generation systems – Toyobo;
  • New blow molding technologies opening up new market applications for PET – Frontier Incorp, and
  • Tomra’s Reverse vending machines for recycling plastic bottles & beverage containers.

Additionally, a guided tour of Kirin Beverage Company‘s Syonan Bottling Plant will take place on 15 March, followed by dinner. An optional post-conference workshop, Improving RPET Quality & New Developments in PET (bottles /trays/ sheets) Recycling,” will be conducted by Robert Dvorak, Technical Business Development Manager, Visy rPLASTICS.

The summit is organised by Centre for Management Technology (CMT) and is sponsored by Chang Woen (Silver Sponsor), Frigel (Luncheon Sponsor — Day one), Erema (Luncheon Sponsor — Day two) and Gneuss (Associate Sponsor).

View the event website or call Ms. Shiraishi at +81-090-6300-6531 for more details.

Media Contact:

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Source: Centre for Management Technology

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February 16, 2016 at 2:36 pm

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S&P Capital IQ and SNL Unveil New Division Name: S&P Global Market Intelligence

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HONG KONG  /PRNewswire/ — S&P Capital IQ and SNL announce that, effective immediately, the new combined entity is rebranding as S&P Global Market Intelligence. The division’s new name is a strategic move forward as part of the integration of the two previously separate businesses, S&P Capital IQ and SNL Financial. Both fall under parent company McGraw Hill Financial (NYSE: MHFI). The businesses originally combined following the successful completion of the SNL Financial acquisition by MHFI on September 1, 2015. MHFI also recently announced its intention to rebrand at the corporate level as S&P Global, subject to shareholder vote in April of this year.

“Today, our organization has a new, unifying name — S&P Global Market Intelligence — which reflects the strong position that we have in the marketplace as a leading provider of global financial data and analytics,” commentedMike Chinn, President of S&P Global Market Intelligence. “The announcement is a galvanizing moment for our division and I’m excited about the growth and opportunities that lay ahead.”

Drawing on the history and strong performance of S&P Capital IQ and SNL, S&P Global Market Intelligence is positioned to capitalize on the fast-growing, global market for insightful and timely information. We provide our clients with the broad data, powerful analytics, and in-depth sector intelligence they need to make informed investment decisions.

For more information, please visit S&P Global Market Intelligence’s new website at

About S&P Global Market Intelligence

S&P Global Market Intelligence, formerly S&P Capital IQ and SNL Financial, is a division of McGraw Hill Financial (NYSE: MHFI). The firm is a leading provider of financial and industry data, research, news and analytics to investment professionals, government agencies, corporations, and universities worldwide. S&P Global Market Intelligence integrates news, comprehensive market and sector-specific data and analytics into a variety of tools to help track performance, generate alpha, identify investment ideas, understand competitive and industry dynamics, perform valuation and assess credit risk. For more information, visit

Copyright © 2016 S&P Global Market Intelligence. All rights reserved. The information contained in this Press Release and any referenced reports are for information purposes only. S&P Global Market Intelligence Parties assume no obligation to update the information contained herein or in any referenced reports (“Content”) following publication in any form or format. The Content is provided on an “as is” basis.

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Source: S&P Global Market Intelligence

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February 16, 2016 at 2:13 pm

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