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Australian equipment maker tna is promoting its end-to-end processing and packaging solutions – spanning processing, frying, seasoning, distribution and packaging – with an edgy innovation station on its stand at A170.

The Innovation Station takes AUSPACK attendees on a visual journey through two complete solution lines – French fries and potato chips.

PKN Packaging News editor Lindy Hughson spoke to tna co-founder and owner Nadia Taylor about the company’s recent Melbourne expansion, and its AUSPACK presence. Watch this video for the full story.

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In a move that signals its intentions to expand its Asia Pacific operations, SIG is set to acquire Visy Cartons from Visy Pak Operations, a subsidiary of Pratt Consolidated Holdings, for $70 million.

Global glass giant OI’s Australian and New Zealand operations are up for sale, in a deal that promises to be the biggest local manufacturing transaction since Nippon stealthily scooped up the Orora Fibre Packaging business. Writing exclusively for PKN, Paul Allen of Margin Partners provides insights into the upside for potential buyers.

Australian coding and labelling specialist Matthews Australasia has this week launched a new online toolkit aimed at supporting Australian manufacturers who supply products to any of the major supermarkets.