CAVITE, PHILIPPINES - Taiyo Plastic Corp. of the Philippines, a joint venture of Tokan Kogyo and Fujitsu Ten of Japan, has set up a $10 million plastics injection molding facility in Cavite, south of Manila. The new company will injection mold parts for stereo systems, automotive components, vacuum bottles and paper and plastic containers. The bulk of its production will be exported to Japan.
It plans to make nearly 5 million pieces of plastics products beginning in 1996, increasing to 6 million pieces by 1999.
Taiyo officials said the company plans to expand its production capacity during the next three to five years.
Tokan Kogyo is a subsidiary of Toyo Seikan, a Tokyo-based packaging giant that makes a wide range of packaging products such as metal cans, plastic bottles and caps, cartons and glass containers.
Fujitsu Ten is one of Japan's leading telecommunications, electronics and computer companies.
Johnson & Johnson owns winning tubes
NEW YORK - A cream cleanser tube, manufactured by Tubed Products Inc., of East Hampton, Mass., has won the Plastic Tube of the Year award from the Tube Council of North America.
The wide-mouth, stand-up tube was developed by Tubed Products for Johnson & Johnson of New Brunswick, N.J. It is being marketed for Johnson & John-son's Clean & Clear-brand deep-action cream cleanser.
The council's judges praised the product's bold use of color and its name identification graphics.
Johnson & Johnson's K-Y Plus-brand spermicidal lubricant won Laminate Tube of the Year.
Teledyne Packaging of Chester, Pa., manufactured the tube, which also was praised for its use of color and graphics.
The Tube Council is a trade association based in New York.