Packaging

Yoghurt business The Collective is introducing recycled plastic (rPET) across its packaging as part of a company-wide sustainability effort to reduce its environmental impact.

After 20 years of working across large companies in the UK and Australia, industry identity Liza Vernalls has launched her own package development consultancy, LV Consulting.

South Australian-based dairy company Australian Fresh Dairy has completed new packaging for its signature YoMate yoghurt brand, ahead of a planned major export push of the product into China.

Dual QR code packaging innovation is at the heart of global food giant Danone’s digitally enabled Track & Connect service for consumers and retailers, introducing a new level of supply chain transparency for its baby formula brands.

Packaging and display business Orora is going through some turbulence, according to the company’s half-year results, with business lagging in North America.

New Zealand’s iconic Whittaker’s chocolate company has installed a new, custom-built piece of machinery that can weigh and bag up to six different flavours of chocolates in one operation.

Sidel has installed a complete, flexible PET line to handle sensitive beverages and carbonated soft drinks for Bickford’s Australia. This is the first time Bickford’s has invested in aseptic technology with dry preform decontamination.

Cadbury has trialled new 100 per cent sustainably sourced recyclable paper wrapping for its chocolate products in New Zealand.

The Australian Institute of Packaging is partnering with the IoPP to launch the Fundamentals of Packaging Technology course in Australia in 2020. The residential course aims to bring attendees one step closer to becoming a certified packaging professional.

On the back of the recent breakthrough launch of a 90 per cent food grade recycled ‘Squeezy’ Sauce Bottle, Sydney-based manufacturer of rigid plastics packaging, Wellman Packaging, has stepped up again to announce that it is 100 per cent rPET ready.

CHEP, Biopak, Panasonic, and Amgen were among the companies recognised at the annual Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation Awards in Melbourne this week.

As part of its global packaging rollout, Carlsberg is introducing new labelling and bottle caps for its products in the Australian market.

Coca-Cola Australia and Coca-Cola Amatil are on track to meet sustainable packaging goals, with all soft drink and water brands in Australia now being produced in 100 per cent recycled plastic bottles.

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.