Packaging

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.

Squad Ink branding studio together with Archie Rose Distilling Co have created an epic two-act gin release with the iconic Sydney Opera House. Our associate title PKN got a sneak preview of the packaging before its 1 October launch.

Wellman Packaging, the Sydney-based manufacturer of rigid plastics packaging, has launched itself into the sustainability spotlight today announcing a new ‘squeezy’ sauce bottle comprising 90 per cent food-grade recycled polyethylene plastic.

Chobani has moved to flip-top packs on its new FiT X range of high-protein yoghurts. We asked managing director Peter Meek why.

Fresh produce packaging could help reduce the estimated $20bn worth of food that is lost or wasted in Australia per year. We spoke to Michael Rogers, CEO of AFPA, about the findings of a new study.

Going beyond a label and packaging refresh, Taylors Wines' portfolio update includes augmented reality to deepen engagement with consumers, and an NFC-chipped screw cap for authentication and tamper-evidence.

FMCG brands are fast realising the power of the printed pack as a platform for driving consumer engagement, with AR technology advances taking this to the next level. At a forum in Sydney on 12 August, Campbell Arnott's will put AR to the test.

Sydney-based printing house Luminar has ramped up its digital pouch printing capabilities with the purchase of a mammoth new press – a move that could give food and beverage manufacturers a big boost.

From 2020, Coca-Cola will use 16,000 tonnes less of virgin plastic in Australia as it doubles its use of recycled plastic bottles in the Australian market.