Today, there are hundreds of identified ‘species’ of synthetic polymers. Any of these are available in a range of molecular masses, most can be influenced by processing conditions.? Therefore the choice in plastics is almost limitless. Polymer science is the subfield of materials science concerned with polymers, primarily synthetic polymers such as plastics. The field … Continue reading New AIP course: The New World of Plastics Technology – Polymers and recycling
Entries are now open for the 2020 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards for Australia and New Zealand. The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), in conjunction with Packaging New Zealand, have designed the Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA) to recognise companies and individuals who are making a significant difference in their field in … Continue reading Deadline for PIDA Awards announced
The scale of food waste globally is epic. It is a huge amount of waste. It is probably one of the biggest environmental challenges of our time. Not only because of the food waste itself, but the resources and the cost of that waste. Not only the food that people don’t use and consume, but … Continue reading Packaging initiatives designed to reduce food waste
The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) is pleased to advise that due to popular demand and the recent success of the Future of Soft Plastics Technical event that was held in Victoria, a lunch time version will be held on the 17 of July in New South Wales and all of industry is invited to … Continue reading Future of Soft Plastics Technical event Part II
As a part of the Australian Institute of Packaging’s commitment to Fighting Food Waste two teams of Members headed to KiwiHarvest in Auckland, NZ over the last month to help pack 2175 kgs of potatoes and carrots into approx. 145x 15kg bags. The bags KiwiHarvest use are the malt bags from boutique breweries which saves … Continue reading AIP Members pack 2175kgs of potatoes and carrots for KiwHarvest
As the peak professional body for packaging education and training in Australasia it is paramount that the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) offers professional designations that are internationally recognised and have the ability to raise the profession of packaging technologists and designers across the globe. Such a designation is the CPP; which is a registered … Continue reading AIP supports Certified Packaging Professional roll out
The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), in conjunction with Packaging New Zealand, will be taking their new “Introduction to Sustainable Packaging Design” half-day training course and Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) visit to Auckland on the February 13, 2019. The course is designed to assist anyone who is responsible in their business to make packaging changes … Continue reading AIP takes sustainable packaging design course to New Zealand
The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) has continued its long-standing partnership with Foodbank by introducing a new volunteering day in Victoria, which allows members to find out how the organisation operates. The first day held in late October and the AIP Foodbank Warehouse Volunteering Program will continue in 2019. It allows members and their colleagues to … Continue reading Foodbank shows behind-the-scenes process with volunteer program
The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) lead training and education programs as a part of FoodTech Packtech, which was held in Auckland last week. Over the three days, in September, AIP provided discussions on key issues that are challenging the food and beverage industries. Discussions included fighting food waste, save food and sustainable packaging designs, … Continue reading Businesses learn about sustainable packaging that minimises food waste
The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) has joined the Save Food initiative as part of its commitment to the United Nations sustainable development goal and the national food waste strategy in Australia. Save Food is a joint initiative of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, the United Nations Environment Programme, Messe Düsseldorf, … Continue reading Australian Institute of Packaging joins Save Food initiative to fight food waste
The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), in conjunction with Packaging New Zealand, will be running a two-hour seminar on fighting food waste, save food packaging and sustainable packaging design on the 20th of September at FoodTech PackTech 2018. Seminar – Part one: Fighting food waste and the role of packaging in minimizing food waste. Will … Continue reading AIP will run food waste and packaging seminars at FoodTech PackTech
The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) will be launching its new Introduction to Sustainable Packaging Design half-day training course. The course is designed to assist anyone who is responsible for making packaging changes in their business to meet ‘war on waste’ questions, changes to retailer and consumer trends and behaviours, while not spending any more money. … Continue reading Australian Institute of Packaging to introduce sustainable packaging design course
For more than eight years, the has Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) been a supporter of Foodbank across Australia through the Queensland hamper program. It is now pleased to also introduce the Victorian Warehousing Volunteer Program. The AIP has spent its Christmas Party every year for the past seven years with a twist. The members … Continue reading Australian Institute of Packaging expands its food charity reach into Victoria
A new digital print centre at Holmesglen will provide quality industry training. Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) members and industry colleagues are heading to the newly-launched digital print centre on the 5th of September. Located at the Chadstone campus, the digital centre will help contribute to increased learning opportunities to the Institute’s printing courses. Printing … Continue reading Australian Institute of Packaging supports newly-launched digital print centre
There’s a push for companies in the food and packaging sector to offer industry internships as part of a Melbourne-based Master of Food and Packaging Innovation degree. The University of Melbourne, along with Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), are seeking companies to give students hand-on experience in the industry. The course is a post-graduate degree, … Continue reading Melbourne food and packaging students seek internships
The winners of the 2018 Packaging & Processing Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA) were announced at a ceremony on the Gold Coast last night.
The 2018 AIP National Conference will offer a unique opportunity to undertake three of the most popular modules of the on-line Fundamentals of Packaging Technology (FBT) course as residential training.
The 2018 Australian Institute of Packaging National Conference takes place at Marriott Resort, Surfers Paradise on 2-3 May, 2018.
Free plastic carrier bags will disappear from Australia’s two largest supermarkets in 2018. There are many arguments for and against this change, as it is important to look at the all environmental impacts of their alternatives.
The APPMA in conjunction with the AIP has opened submissions for its tenth annual scholarship program.