Packaging

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.

The Australian Institute of Packaging is welcoming industry participants for Foodbank hamper packing in Victoria.

A new range of aseptic bags from Jet Technologies has been designed to lengthen the lifespan of foods such as fruit puree, dairy, wine, and jams.

Australian packaging automation and product traceability system integrator Foodmach has teamed up with global supply chain security expert Systech to bring its Unisecure technology to the ANZ market.