Packaging

Ten Australian and New Zealand companies have been internationally recognised with 13 awards across seven categories, including food and beverage, in the prestigious WorldStar Packaging Awards 2021.

US Food and Drug Administration deputy commissioner for food policy and response Frank Yiannas has briefed the Asia Pacific market on the importance of traceability and transparency in food systems.

Australia’s top 100 wineries will have the opportunity to use digital wine labels to connect to consumers directly, as wine tech companies Cellr and Junovate team up for the packaging solution.

Industry supplier Jet Technologies is celebrating 40 years of service, innovation and expertise in the Australian and global industrial printing and packaging industries.

Result Group has partnered with EVRYTHNG, the product cloud managing digital identities for the world’s consumer products, to accelerate the digitisation of products in Australia, as consumers have greater expectations in the area of safety and quality when it comes to food.

Sydney-based company MaCher has partnered with Flexi-Hex to develop a new ‘honeycomb’ protective sleeve for shipping in the online liquor category.

Tip Top has introduced 100 per cent recyclable cardboard bread tags, made from recycled material, which launches in South Australia this week.

Harry’s Ice Cream has updated its packaging design, working with Melbourne-based studio 68 degrees to develop the new look, and Zipform Packaging for the tubs.

The Australian Government will support a Planet Ark-led national, industry-wide recycling scheme for coffee capsules as part of the $20 million National Product Stewardship Investment Fund.

Rekorderlig Cider will have its 330ml range now packed in clear glass, with its Strawberry-Lime flavour the first in its line-up to transition to complementary coloured labels as part of the new look.

Accolade Wines’ South Australian wine brand Banrock Station has launched its first flat bottle made from 100 per cent recycled PET plastic in UK supermarkets.

Planet Protector Packaging has won the inaugural Ocean Impact Pitchfest as it looks to fulfill the UN Sustainable Development Goal Number 14: Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean.

Coca-Cola Australia said by the end of 2021, it would reduce its use of virgin plastic by 40,000 tonnes (compared with 2017) by using frozen drink cups and lids made from recycled plastic.

KitKat is temporarily replacing the logo on its four-finger milk chocolate bar pack as part of a new campaign to encourage and educate Australians on how to recycle soft plastics correctly.

Product cloud EVRYTHNG has partnered with Result Group of Companies, the Australian supplier of product packaging solutions, to accelerate the digitisation of products in Australia.

Timboon Fine Ice Cream is marking its 21st anniversary with new packaging design across its range, developed by Sydney-based studio Squad Ink.