Manufacturer of automated packaging machinery, HMPS has appointed Shaun Westcott as its new CEO.
Packaging manufacturer Pro-Pac has agreed to a $177.5 million transformational merger with Integrated Packaging Group (IPG).
Chep Australia won the 2017 Packaging Manufacturer Award at the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation annual Sustainable Packaging Awards last week.
tna has launched the tna ropac 5, an ultra-high-speed case packer for flexible bags that is capable of industry-leading speeds of up to 300 bags per minute.
We spoke to Karl Deily, President of Sealed Air Food Care to hear his views on how to best address the food waste problem.
Australia’s first recyclable coffee cup will be introduced this month as part of a trial to reduce the impact of coffee cups on landfill.
Australian owned packaging company, Detmold Group has reached agreement with United States based Novolex to purchase the Heshan Innopak assets and business.
Technavio market research analysts forecast the global automated food sorting machines market to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of close to seven per cent during the forecast period, according to their latest report. The research company’s analysts highlight the following three market drivers that are contributing to the growth of the global automated food sorting machines … Continue reading Automated food sorting machines to grow at seven per cent CAGR by 2021
New technologies could see us eating algae-based sources of protein, developing allergenic-free nuts and tolerable varieties of lactose and gluten, and reducing environmental impact through edible packaging. Speaking at the launch during the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology’s (AIFST) 50th Anniversary Convention in Sydney, Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Craig Laundy , highlighted … Continue reading CSIRO maps out Australia’s food future
The Australian Institute of Packaging Victoria (AIP VIC) is running a joint technical dinner with the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), which will cover the latest innovations in packaging for the meat industry. The speakers: Madapusi Srinivasan (Associate Dean, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, RMIT University, Melbourne) will present a paper on ‘Polymers, Plastics and Packaging … Continue reading Packaging for the meat industry: industry dinner
The Australian Packaging & Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) will be exhibiting in the Association Partner Pavilion at Pack Expo Las Vegas 2017, for the fifth consecutive year. To be held on the 25 – 27 September in Las Vegas, Nevada, the event is the largest, most comprehensive packaging event in North America this year. Bringing … Continue reading APPMA to exhibit at Las Vegas packaging event
The World Packaging Organisation (WPO) has announced that The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) will host the 2018 WorldStar Awards.
The Australian Packaging & Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) will host an Australian Pavilion at ProPak Asia 2017, which runs from the 14-17th June in Bangkok.
Paper and board packaging manufacturer Detpak has partnered with Smart Planet Technologies to develop a cup lining that is easy to recycle through existing channels.
Twelve years ago, packaging with Polyethylene (PE) bags was only possible for coarse particle food products. In 2005, the introduction of new technology gave manufacturers of powder-type foods the opportunity to take advantage of this excellent packaging material. PE bags are waterproof, UV resistant and clean. As such, companies that use this packaging material using … Continue reading PE bags giving powder-type food makers a competitive edge
Arrow Energy has announced plans to double the production capacity of its Tipton gas project in Queensland amid an east-coast industrial gas shortage. The planned expansion of Arrow’s Tipton operations is expected to involve 90 new wells in the initial phase and another 180 wells over the next 25 years. It will also include new gathering … Continue reading Arrow Energy set to fix manufacturers’ energy woes
B&R has expanded its range of automation-ready Panel PCs with a new series of widescreen formats ranging from 7″ WVGA to 24″ Full HD. These Panel PCs are suited for use in harsh environments and are the perfect visualisation devices for Box PCs while at the same time offering easy and flexible mounting options. With a … Continue reading Rugged panel PCs for food makers
According to a story on ABC Online, freeze-dried food could be the solution to saving billions of dollars worth of wasted produce. Australians dispose of $10 billion worth of food every year and according to Foodwise, with $2.76 billion of that is fresh produce. Queensland food processor Freeze Dry Industries has fast become an outlet for … Continue reading Freeze dried food could be the answer to food waste
Vantage Australia has just been awarded the silver medal in this year’s San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC). More than 2,100 spirits were judged this year, the largest number of entries in the competition’s 17-year history with the botanical Vantage Australia taking home the silver medal in this year’s awards. The San Francisco World Spirits … Continue reading Aussie spirit grabs silver at global awards
In a sign of the impact the falling milk price is having on the food sector, food company Murray Goulburn (MG) said it will be closing down factories and reducing its farmgate milk price in a bid to address its “cost base, improve efficiencies and ultimately increase earnings.” This will include closure of MG’s manufacturing … Continue reading Jobs, factories and profits all go as MG battens down the hatches