In December 2023, Planet Protector Group closed a $12 million Series A capital raise led by the Mindaroo Foundation and the Victorian State Government, together with a cohort of other Singaporean-based impact investors. 

Australian B-Corp and global compostable packaging enterprise, BioPak, will undergo what it is calling a “historic expansion” into the Hong Kong market in an effort to help the industry switch to sustainable alternatives across the region.

Ball & Doggett, has added a new product range to its offering, called Essential Packaging, to supply a wide range secondary and tertiary packaging materials used in warehousing and logistics applications.

As adoption of paper-based flexible packaging finds lift off in the Australian market, Ball & Doggett has signed a partnership agreement with Sappi to distribute its sustainable barrier papers.

Food processors are feeling the pressure from all sides to adopt and expand their sustainability credentials. Confoil has partnered with BASF to develop a compostable solution.

In the 1970s, cling film revolutionised the way food was kept fresh. Flexible packaging and lidding films specialist KM Packaging has developed an alternative for today.

With three weeks to go until the Women in Packaging 2022 lunch forum in Melbourne on 10 November, PKN has announced the keynote speaker. Tickets are available online now, all of industry is invited.

Soon after news broke of craft brewer Little Bang Brewing Company’s sale to South Australian Duxton Pubs Group, founder Ryan Davidson, spoke at a Dscoop event in Melbourne, during PacPrint.

Opal, in partnership with Dan Murphy’s, has designed and created an Australian-made, 100 per cent recycled and recyclable wine box for the Dan Picked wine delivery subscription service.

At AUSPACK 2022, Klockner Pentaplast (KP Australia) will be showcasing its latest packaging innovation for the sustainable protection of fresh foods that prevent food waste and extend shelf life.

Perth-based manufacturer of fibre-based linear-formed composite packs, Zipform Packaging, is investing in a new composite pack manufacturing line in Melbourne.

Labelmakers Group and Huhtamaki have teamed up for a joint recycling initiative in Victoria that will see recovered label production waste used as feedstock for Australian-made fibre-based egg cartons.

The dairy industry has come out in strong support of a new $38m plastic recycling facility in Laverton, which will pave the way for increased use of recycled HDPE in milk bottles and other food packaging.

Winemaker Hentley Farm and wine tech company Cellr have developed a label that allows customers to experience the winery’s The Creation project.

Planet Protector Packaging has achieved top honours in the WEConnect International Rise to the Challenge awards for its flagship Woolpack product and added nine new companies to its client list.

Diageo’s pre-mix range UDL has unveiled a redesign for its fruity flavours range, which comes in a 6-pack and new mixed 10-pack offering, with a bright retro design.