Packaging Materials

Diners warned on toilet-roll napkins

Small restaurants in several mainland cities are putting diners' health at risk by giving them cheap toilet paper to wipe their mouths instead of more costly paper napkins, a newspaper expose has revealed.

Sunday, 6 November, 2011, 12:00am

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What you'll need

Sticky-backed foam rubber

A sheet of plastic

A piece of magnetic card

Glitter glue

Foam shapes



1. Lay the foam wrong side up.

2. Fold it in half and draw two backwards question marks - one big, one small.

31 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Christmas in bloom

This Christmas, decorate your wall with some festive, floral paper art. Welkin Ip Kwai-kuen, stage production manager of local dance group Grand Jete, shares his easy steps to a merry masterpiece.

23 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

The great e-reader debate

We are all worried about deforestation as it is one of the main reasons leading to climate change. Using e-readers is the best means to tackle the problem.

23 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Seminars to reveal ways to lift orders in hard times

The Hong Kong International Printing & Packaging Fair features several seminars covering key developments affecting the industry.

Key exhibitor Starlite Holdings is sponsoring a session entitled 'Benchmarking in the Printing Industry from a Global Perspective - Digital Printing Technology & Development' this afternoon.

28 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Hot models unable to melt too many hearts with chocolate bathing foam

Surely a near-naked model in a bathtub would entice the crowds? But the Valentine's Day promotion was a tad early at 11am and the shoppers were thin on the ground. Not to worry, the photographers were having a field day.

6 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Public told to think green amid low awareness of paper sources

Hongkongers dump an average of 158 tonnes of A4-sized paper a day, but only a few people ever question the source of the paper they use, a survey has found.

About 85 per cent of office workers believed that 'using paper cautiously' was one way to combat climate change, partly attributed to deforestation, and 79 per cent said they did this often.

30 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Bonding is a sticking point for some instant superglues

Some instant superglues may not be as sticky as they're made out to be.

While most work well on most materials, some are not effective in bonding metal and leather, despite claims they can do so, the Consumer Council says.

15 May 2008 - 12:00am

Crafting Christmas proves a dying art

Three-dimensional decorations built from sculpted polystyrene figures are an essential part of Hong Kong's festivals but are being created by a dwindling number of craftsmen.

And one of the handful remaining says the craft is likely to die unless more people join the industry.

24 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

HK's private data goes down the pan - in India

As the scheme to replace 6.9 million Hong Kong identity cards with smart cards ends next month, the old cards are being shredded into minuscule pieces and dumped in landfills.

But other sensitive government documents have an even more ignoble end, with some winding up as toilet paper in India and Africa.

21 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Sinopec Yizheng Chemical Fibre

The group's principal activities are the manufacture and sale of chemical fibre and chemical fibre raw materials in China. Other activities include the sale of its manufactured products and provision of after-sales service, management and administration services, and investment holding.

26 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Margin falls but profit rises

Hengan International Group expects lower gross margin this year and next, as it ramps up production of tissue paper and disposable diapers.

But chief executive Hui Lin-chit, announcing interim results of the personal hygiene products maker yesterday, expected substantially larger profits and revenue as new factories started production this year and next.

7 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Dress code for the future

Welcome to the future. Forget Lycra, nylon and polyester, this sci-fi material modelled by Polytechnic University postdoctoral student Debbie Xiuying Jiang, 30, is what we could all be wearing in the years to come if the university's success in pioneering nano-metallised fabrics is anything to go by.

6 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Action Nonwovens aims to help fight Sars using polypropylene products

The jitters surrounding atypical pneumonia can only be of advantage to one fair exhibitor, Action Nonwovens. The company will be pushing its medical and healthcare textiles, including surgical gowns, masks and caps, disposable bed linen, diapers and other healthcare products.

28 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

Hungry for a big answer

It must have been years (probably before the handover in 1997) since McDonald's in Hong Kong has been asked why environmentally hostile styrofoam boxes were still used for Big Macs, while outlets for the rest of the world have been using paper wrapping with a cardboard strip inside for years? The reply from the company was that there are still styrofoam boxes in stock.

8 Feb 2002 - 12:00am