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APP to help customers target growth in Hong Kong’s booming food sector

Hong Kong, 29 September 2016 – Gold East Trading (Hong Kong) Company Limited, a subsidiary of Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) will be showcasing its latest portfolio of food packaging and specialty products at the Restaurant and Bar exhibition in Hong Kong on 6th – 8th September. As one of the leading fine dining and bar exhibitions in Asia-Pacific, GEHK will introduce its Foopak portfolio, which includes greaseproof paper, hardsize board and cup stock baseboard, to the region’s buyers.


APP’s participation in the exhibition comes as the food and drink sector in Hong Kong experiences rapid growth, with fast food sales alone rising 6% year on year to HK$24.1 billion in 2015 . APP’s products are designed to help restaurant and bar owners across the city tap into opportunities for further growth, particularly in terms of targeting the growing market for takeaway food. The Foopak range of greaseproof paper and board is formulated with an oil protection system that is impermeable to oil or grease, and can be used as part of the cooking process or to form food packaging. It is a food grade product, compliant with US FDA & ISEGA certification and is safe for direct food contact. The Foopak range is designed to ensure that food remains safe and tasty. Thomas Yu, at Gold East Trading (Hong Kong Company Limited, said: “Food safety is a critical issue globally and in the Asia-Pacific region in particular we are experiencing a surge in demand for food packaging that not only delivers value for money, but can also offer best in class food safety credentials. Our Foopak range ensures that we meet these dual demands with products which are ideal for a variety of applications including fast food, supermarket boxed food and baking.”


Gold East Trading (Hong Kong) Company Limited is the sole agent of Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) in Hong Kong and Southern China, offering a wide range of paper & board for printing & writing, packaging board, photocopy paper, high quality PEFC certified paper, food packaging paper, recycled paper, digital paper and more. To learn more about Gold East Hong Kong, please visit: www.goldeastpaper.com.hk. You can find APP’s booth at GE19 within the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 5FG.


About Asia Pulp & Paper Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) is a trade name for a group of pulp and paper manufacturing companies in Indonesia and China. APP is responsible for delivering quality products to meet the growing global demand for tissue, packaging and paper. On any given day, our products find their way into the hands of consumers in various branded forms from all over the world. Started in 1972 with Tjiwi Kimia producing caustic soda, now we run operations across Indonesia and China with an annual combined pulp, paper, packaging product and converting capacity of over 19 million tons per annum.


Today, APP markets its products in more than 120 countries across six continents. Over the years, we have expanded our operations significantly through the acquisition and expansion of several of our pulp and paper mills. It’s our commitment to customer satisfaction that enables us to grow our share in paper sales worldwide and broaden our presence through offices in many countries. We believe ‘tradition and modernity go hand in hand’ which means we value long term relationships as part of our Eastern traditions, while we also are eager to embrace the modern values of innovation and efficiency. Maintaining the integrity of our supply chain is also crucial to APP’s operations as well as our commitment to our Sustainability Roadmap Vision 2020.


Learn more about APP’s path to operational excellence by reading our Sustainability Reports and Forest Conservation Policy at www.asiapulppaper.com. For further information, please contact: Lois Cheng Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Tel: (852) 2733 0075 E-mail: Chris.yan@goldeastpaper.com.hk