October 2012

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Top Glove expanding its capacity to achieve goal of 30% global share by 2015

MALAYSIA-based Top Glove, a leading maker and supplier of rubber gloves is expanding its capacity through creating a total of 22 glove factories across the country to achieve its goal of partaking 30% of the global market share.

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Scientex to buy Great Wall Plastics

THE subdued Malaysian plastics sector is rustling with activity especially since stretch film major Scientex is buying its rival packaging firm GW Plastics Holdings’s (GWP) Great Wall Plastics and GW Packaging for RM283 million.

Scientex is one of the world's top five producers of stretch film and the largest in Asia and is planning to acquire Great Wall Plastics Industries and GW Packaging, both wholly-owned subsidiaries of GWP, subject to approval of the respective board members.

Scientex has said its industrial cast film production capacity will increase by a third to 154,000 tonnes from 120,000 tonnes currently, making it one of the world's largest industrial plastic packaging manufacturers and exporters with sales reaching RM1 billion.

The firm also expects to expand into the food and beverage market, via the “value-added flexible plastic packaging film that currently GWP has a foothold in”, and also enjoy the economies of scale the merger will bring with it. (PRA)