Packaging

Colpac has launched a redesign of its chilled-food-to-go packaging range, following customer feedback, to incorporate new features and a new medium-sized salad bowl pack.

Iced tea franchise Chatime will eliminate single-use plastic from all 125 of its national locations by next year. Dubbed “Project Happy Turtle”, the scheme will see Chatime move from plastic to paper straws; introduce compostable cups and lids from BioPak; and sell reusable cups across the entire chain.

Squad Ink branding studio together with Archie Rose Distilling Co have created an epic two-act gin release with the iconic Sydney Opera House. Our associate title PKN got a sneak preview of the packaging before its 1 October launch.

Wellman Packaging, the Sydney-based manufacturer of rigid plastics packaging, has launched itself into the sustainability spotlight today announcing a new ‘squeezy’ sauce bottle comprising 90 per cent food-grade recycled polyethylene plastic.

Chobani has moved to flip-top packs on its new FiT X range of high-protein yoghurts. We asked managing director Peter Meek why.

Fresh produce packaging could help reduce the estimated $20bn worth of food that is lost or wasted in Australia per year. We spoke to Michael Rogers, CEO of AFPA, about the findings of a new study.

Going beyond a label and packaging refresh, Taylors Wines' portfolio update includes augmented reality to deepen engagement with consumers, and an NFC-chipped screw cap for authentication and tamper-evidence.

FMCG brands are fast realising the power of the printed pack as a platform for driving consumer engagement, with AR technology advances taking this to the next level. At a forum in Sydney on 12 August, Campbell Arnott's will put AR to the test.

Sydney-based printing house Luminar has ramped up its digital pouch printing capabilities with the purchase of a mammoth new press – a move that could give food and beverage manufacturers a big boost.

From 2020, Coca-Cola will use 16,000 tonnes less of virgin plastic in Australia as it doubles its use of recycled plastic bottles in the Australian market.

Packaging is at a sustainability “tipping point”, with strong growth reported around the world for companies using ethical packaging.

Move over, goon bag. Pord marries art with high-quality wine to elevate the reputation of cask wine in Australia.

In a collaborative celebration, Handpicked Wines has created two bespoke wines with the popular Australian clothing label Gorman.

Single-serve bottles of Mount Franklin Still Water containing 600ml or less are now being manufactured from 100 per cent recycled plastic.

A new flexible packaging business has entered the ANZ market with a suite of bio-based certified compostable pack formats for food and other products. We spoke to Grounded Packaging co-founder Josh Kempton.