As the manufacturing landscape shifts in response to new economic and social pressures, Australia is looking for an answer to the question: What does the future look like for Australian manufacturing?
The tobacco industry’s appeal against mandatory plain packaging was dismissed by the High Court this morning and the legislation will take effect from October.
Coca-Cola Amatil will increase the size of it’s 250mL glass bottles to 330mL and added a resealable lid, in a move the global beverage giant says will add convenience and portability.
New Zealand company PaperlinX has announced it will acquire Canterbury Packaging NZ.
In an Australian first, a winery has released a champagne range sealed with a screw top instead of the cork that is synonymous with the beverage.
Despite apprehension about the impact of supermarket private labels and forecasts showing they will dominate shelves in the next five years, Woolworths has attempted to calm the market by releasing information on its range on its website.
Food manufacturers, packaging organisations and consumers have been warned that counterfeit household items including food products are becoming increasingly common in Australia.
Between 30 million and 50 million plastic bags enter the environment as litter in Australia each year.
Food that comes out of a printer, giant skyscraper farms to meet the increased world food demand, drinks made of urine and jelly made out of humans.
The heir to the multibillion-dollar TetraPak packaging business has been arrested after his wife was found dead in their luxury London home.
Cardia Bioplastics has announced a partnership with Alto Packaging which is focused on the food manufacturing industry.
“If you combine the over-50’s with the number of people with arthritis or a disability, that means one in two are facing some kind of restriction with opening packages.”
Packaging technologists who have made a significant contribution to their specific packaging field and to the wider packaging industry, were announced at the 2012 Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) National Conference.
Robatech, Fallsdell, Proseal Australia and Result Packaging are just some of the companies who will be heading to Sydney for AUSPACK PLUS 2013 and between them they will be showcasing new hot and cold glue technology, MAP in-line tray sealers and new ink jet technology.
The winner of the Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) scholarship program, consisting of a place in a year-long Diploma in Packaging Technology, was announced during the 2012 AIP National Conference at the Marriott Surfers Paradise.
An Australian developer and manufacturer of sustainable plastics and packaging has received Halal certification for a new range of resins.
It seems Australians do still have a sense of humour, after no official complaints were lodged against the “Nuckin Futs” brand name.
A scientist has found a way to reduce packaging waste that creates millions of tonnes of landfill every year: eat the packaging.
The 2012 Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) Conference has kicked of in Queensland, and food and packaging experts have already shared their thoughts on the future of the Australian industry.
More than 70 packaging technologists, engineers and designers came together across three states in one week to look at ways to improve Shelf Friendly Packaging (SFP).