• PKN Managing Editor & Publisher Lindy Hughson and Food & Drink Business Editor Kim Berry
    PKN Managing Editor & Publisher Lindy Hughson and Food & Drink Business Editor Kim Berry

Food & Drink Business editor Kim Berry joins publisher and PKN Packaging News managing editor Lindy Hughson for her monthly “Packaging News Unpacked” podcast episode on the top news stories shaping change in Australia’s dynamic packaging industry.

May was a busy month, we start off with an in-depth review of the exciting products seen at the Interpack trade show, with insights into the in-person mega-show experience and the increased push for sustainable solutions seen on the show floor. We also celebrate the strong performance from Australia in the WorldStar 2023 awards, and the announcement of Lindy’s election as president of the International Packaging Press Organisation (IPPO).

Moving to news closer to home, we comment on the Moccona vs Vittoria glass jar IP legal action, and Nestle's new refillable formula pack. We wrap up by announcing Boris Munster’s new role as the managing director of Tetra Pak Oceania, and explore designs for the Papa Salt gin bottles (made for actor Margot Robbie and friends) and Lion’s XXXX new limited release beer cans.

ANZ region enjoys strong showing at Interpack

Aussies grab glory on global stage (WorldStar 2023) 

Moccona, Vittoria stoush over glass jar IP

Nestle launches Aus-first refillable formula pack

Boris Munster appointed MD of Tetra Pak Oceania

Elevated pack design for Margot Robbie gin

XXXX launches smart can to preserve waterways


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MC: Grant McHerron
Host: Lindy Hughson
Editor: Chris Visscher
Producer: Steve Visscher
PKN Packaging News - © 2023



Packaging News

At The Hive Awards in Sydney today, the Best Packaging category was won by Don Smallgoods, part of George Weston Foods, for its resealable flow wrap pack for sandwich fillers and other smallgoods. This innovative packaging is a departure from the conventional thermoformed packs and addresses consumer demands for better functionality, sustainability, and product visibility.

Applications for the 2024 APCO Annual Awards are now open, and are open to all of industry to apply.

APCO has completed its nationwide roadshow engaging industry on its 2030 packaging strategy. Pippa Corry of philo & co attended the Sydney session and summarised the key takeaways for PKN.