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Sage Automation, Scott Automation & Robotics, and Lion Dairy & Drinks were among the winners at this years PIDA Awards.

The PIDA awards, held this week as part of the Australian Institute of Packaging Conference on the Gold Coast, recognise people making a significant difference in packaging and food processing in Australia and New Zealand.

In the beverage category, the 2018 Design Innovation of the Year Award was given to joint winners 8Kangaroos by ILNAM Estate and Polatote by Lactote.

A High Commendation was awarded to Crush Mate Bottles by Lion Dairy & Drinks.

The Machinery & Equipment winner was the Container Deposit Systems Australia (CDSA) Vision & Sorting System by Sage Automation.

In the food category, the 2018 Design Innovation of the Year Award was awarded to a Radix Nutrition foil packaging breakfast pouch by Cas-Pak Products.

A High Commendation was awarded to the Grape N’Go 100% recyclable PET-based resealable Fresh Lid by Result Packaging.

The Machinery & Equipment winner was the Scott LEAP Suite of Technologies fully-integrated lamb processing system developed by Scott Automation & Robotics in conjunction with Silverfern Farms and Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA).

The 2018 Sustainable Packaging Design Award winner was awarded a custom EcodEX packaging environmental assessment valued at $10,000.

This year it was given to ICEE Containers for its biofoam PLA insulated boxes.

A High Commendation was awarded to the BioCane range for the foodservice industry by BioPak.

The Machinery & Equipment Winner was CogniPRO Link for the meat processing industry by Sealed Air Australia.

The awards are co-ordinated by the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), the Australian Packaging & Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) and Packaging New Zealand.

The complete run-down of winners can be found here on PKN Packaging News.

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