China's Huasheng builds new factory

By Steve Toloken
Staff Reporter / Asia Bureau Chief

Published: June 17, 2014 1:26 pm ET
Updated: June 17, 2014 1:32 pm ET

Image By: Battenfeld Cincinnati Guangdong Huasheng Plastics Co. Ltd. is investing in new equipment, including its first German-made equipment from Battenfeld Cincinnati, as part of its growth.

Related to this story

Topics China, Food packaging

Chinese plastic container and film manufacturer Guangdong Huasheng Plastics Co. Ltd. said it is building a new facility in Fujian province to meet growing demand within China and investing in European equipment to upgrade.

The Shantou, Guangdong province-based firm plans to open the new factory in Zhangzhou by the end of this year, as it sees rising demand within China for its thermoformed containers and extruded packaging sheet, a company executive told Plastics News.

The 105,000-square-meter Zhangzhou factory will be five times larger than its production base in Shantou and will be more automated to help the company deal with rising labor costs, said Ely Wu, vice sales manager.

The company also believes it will be easier to find workers for its packing operations in Fujian than Shantou, she said.

Huasheng is purchasing its first German-made equipment, an extrusion line and roll-stack from Battenfeld Cincinnati, according to a June 13 news release from Vienna, Austria-based Battenfeld, which said this is the first time it has sold a Multi-Touch roll-stack machine to a Chinese customer.

“The Chinese packaging market is one of the markets with the highest growth rates worldwide,” said Huasheng owner Wei Yunan, in the Battenfeld news release. “We have also noticed a rise in the demand for higher standards of quality and efficiency, to which we are responding with this investment.”

The new line will replace four to six Chinese-built extrusion lines in Huasheng, Battenfeld said.

Wu said demand for its packaging is coming from customers including KFC in China. On its website, the company said it supplies to restaurants and stores including KFC, Pizza Hut, H.E.B., Chinese fast food chain Kungfu and Chinese pharmaceutical company Tong Ren Tang.

Huasheng makes 90 tons of containers and 120 tons of sheet a day, from polypropylene, polystyrene, PET, ethylene vinyl alcohol and polylactic acid. It employs about 300 in Shantou, with 60-70 percent of its production sold domestically, Wu said.


Comments

China's Huasheng builds new factory

By Steve Toloken
Staff Reporter / Asia Bureau Chief

Published: June 17, 2014 1:26 pm ET
Updated: June 17, 2014 1:32 pm ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Smartphone work adds 52 percent to sales for China's Eva Precision

September 18, 2014 4:37 pm ET

Growth in supplying the smartphone and automotive industries helped Chinese processor Eva Precision Holdings Ltd. push injection molding sales up 52...    More

Image

Lawmakers target plastic bags, bottles

September 18, 2014 2:19 pm ET

California is poised to ban single-use plastic bags. At this point Gov. Jerry Brown could still veto the bill, but that seems extremely unlikely.    More

Image

PET to PET boosts recycling capacity

September 18, 2014 11:14 am ET

PET to PET Recycling Austria GmbH, a bottle-to-bottle PET recycling operation backed by Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling and several beverage...    More

Image

Plastics News Now: Local Motors 3-D prints a car

September 18, 2014 6:00 am ET

A time lapse of the car being printed, we visit a rigid package manufacturer who is expanding and the strong M&A market might continue according to...    More

Image

Kydex, Allen Extruders joined under Sekisui SPI name

September 17, 2014 4:12 pm ET

Sekisui Chemical Co. Ltd. is combining plastic sheet makers Kydex LLC and Allen Extruders LLC under one roof as Sekisui SPI.    More

Market Reports

Plastics Caps & Closures Market Report

The annual recap of top trends and future outlook for the plastics caps & closures market features interviews with industry thought leaders and Bill Wood’s economic forecast of trends in growing end markets. You will also gain insight on trends in caps design, materials, machinery, molds & tooling and reviews of mergers & acquisitions.

Learn more

Shale Gas Market - Analysis of North American Region

This report highlights the impact of shale-based natural gas on the North American plastics market and features an in-depth analysis of production trends in the United States during 2013 and a forecast for 2014 and beyond.

Learn more

Thermoformed Packaging 2014 Market Review & Outlook – North America

This in-depth report analyzes economic and market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting supply and demand, business opportunities and threats, materials pricing, manufacturing technology, as well as growth strategies being implemented by thermoformed packaging companies.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

More Events