Conversations during day one of APPEX 2024 were flowing on Stand B095 with the PKN Packaging News team bringing the PKN Podcast livestream to APPEX.

In the video below, Lindy Hughson, Kim Berry and Wayne Robinson discuss their experiences from the first day of APPEX 2024.

All iivestream podcasts are posted directly to PKN YouTube and LinkedIn, so follow the channels to find out more. On Day 1, we spoke to APPMA chairman, Mark Dingley; David Ray of Burkert Australia; John Bigley of Zipform; Peter Taitoko and Brendan Gang of RMR Process; Peter White of Select Equip; Alex Kelly of Matthews; Nathan Wardell of Packserv; Mark Holden of Heat and Control and Jacob Taylor from Key Technologies; Brad Trewin and Vijay Kumar of Bosch Australia Manufacturing Solutions; John Wan from Beckhoff Automation; and Max Jramatz from Nord DriveSystems.

Packaging News

An agreement struck between Cleanaway and Viva Energy will see the two companies undertake a prefeasibility assessment of a circular solution for soft plastics and other hard-to-recycle plastics.

Industry groups and local manufacturers, including Kimberly-Clark Australia, have voiced approval of the government's Future Made in Australia Act announced by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, although there's recognition that the plan needs "fleshing out".

PKN’s latest issue for 2024 is hitting desks, which includes our comprehensive review of APPEX 2024, a preview of drupa, and features on Labels, Sustainability, F&B Packaging, and Design.