Caspak Australia has appointed Greg Roberts as the new Australian CEO from Wednesday, 29th April. With a background predominantly in growing and managing teams in the textile industry, Greg has extensive experience in supply chain, sourcing and manufacturing in Asia, and leading acquired businesses to success. “After running the business for 30 years I’m witnessing … Continue reading Caspak appoints new CEO
Sustainability has been a big trend in the past few years and many companies in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region have switched to more eco-friendly alternatives, such as replacing plastic materials and removing single-use packaging. However, since the outbreak of coronavirus (Covid-19), companies may resort to plastic packaging to combat the spread of the pandemic putting … Continue reading Companies shift to plastic packaging to avoid outspread of Covid-19
Keith Chessell is a packaging evangelist. Being in the industry for the best part of 50 years, he was there at the beginning when consumers and manufacturers alike knew that packaging sustainability was going to be an issue going forward for many industries, including food and beverage. He was there when the Keep Australia Beautiful … Continue reading Why the food packaging industry needs to sell itself better
The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) has today launched the Food Services Packaging Sustainability Guidelines, a new resource to help Australian food service businesses to achieve the best sustainability outcomes for their packaging. The guidelines were launched on Thursday at the Australian Waste and Recycling Expo at the Sydney International Convention Centre, during an industry … Continue reading APCO launches new guidelines with regard to food packaging
A rejuvenated sense of purpose regarding environmental issues is now prompting many Australians to take positive action to be more sustainable when it comes to product packaging. Mintel’s 2019 Global Food and Drink Trends reveal that when it comes to Australia, 32 per cent of urban Australians prefer products that are sold in eco-friendly packaging. … Continue reading One-third of Australians want eco-friendly packaging
Have you developed a new technology or product to increase food safety? You’re invited to nominate now for the Food Safety Equipment & Materials Award in the Food & Beverage Industry Awards. The Awards are seeking new products or advancements in technology designed to improve and maintain food safety standards in manufacturing facilities.
With an emphasis on the life cycle impact of the processes from raw material to product end-of-life, Ecolean is the first packaging system supplier to review an entire production system. It has detailed analysis and description of Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) – encompassing the lightweight packages as well as filling machines. It also continues to … Continue reading Environmental Product Declarations lead to transparency in packaging industry
Getting products to shelf in half the time for half the cost sounds too good to be true. But design execution agency Task by Kirk has been able to do that by providing clients with an end-to-end service that removes time-consuming and costly process inefficiencies. Task is a new division of leading print specialist Kirk … Continue reading Simplot and Riviana benefit from new product packaging approach
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
Anyone who has opened a box of crackers to find the contents reduced to broken bits and pieces knows firsthand the consequences of poor packaging. Carman’s, an Australian food company passionate about only using the best ingredients, is mindful of how it delivers its products to consumers to ensure a high quality experience before the … Continue reading Birdstone proves packaging design with clear 3D printed prototypes
As the global innovation race continues, the continent looks to it manufacturers to advance innovation, unlock new opportunities and to ultimately accelerate the economy. This is evident in the food and packaging industries, where SMC has been working on its new Industry 4.0 technology. SMC has a clear strategy and the technology to help implement … Continue reading SMC to showcase its new Industry 4.0 technologies at Foodtech Packtech New Zealand
Why do products such as Cadbury Marvellous Creations’ popping candy chocolate and Chobani’s high-protein Greek yoghurt succeed, when others fall short of the mark? Because the people behind these products listen to consumers and offer the best packaging to get people grabbing for their products. Food innovation expert Angeline Achariya explains that companies often forget … Continue reading Consumers know best – the key to making new products flourish
With a combined 200 years of experience in the snacks industry, Heat and Control, and Ishida open their doors to industry people. The companies demonstrated their complete solutions in a snacks food production Open House event at the Ishida factory facility in Birmingham, UK. About 100 snack food producers visited the demonstration centre during a … Continue reading Heat and Control, and Ishida, open their doors to industry people
Coles is introducing meat packaging made entirely from a combination of recycled and renewable material. The new packaging will be used for a wide range of its Coles brand fresh meat and poultry products. Coles bought about 121 million recyclable meat and poultry trays, in 2018, from Australian manufacturer Plantic Technologies. Coles will use Plantic’s … Continue reading Coles switches to recyclable and renewable meat packaging
The AIP New South Wales Division will hold a technical seminar entitled “Consumer & Environmental Trends in Plastics: Reuse. Recycle” on 4 July in Parramatta.
Signode has 40 years’ experience in supplying innovative, fast, hygienic and reliable strapping machines to the meat and poultry industries.
Heat and Control is launching the latest in snack packaging technologies from Ishida with the Inspira, the next generation of vertical form fill seal (VFFS) bagmaker.
Smart packaging can help extend food shelf-life, enhance product quality, ensure safety, and monitor product performance through the supply chain.
The winners of the 2018 Packaging & Processing Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA) were announced at a ceremony on the Gold Coast last night.
The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation has been endorsed to lead the government’s aim to to achieve 100 per cent recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging in Australia by 2025.