Packaging

Nerada Tea has collaborated with design company, Tweak, to refresh its branding to convey its 50-year heritage and key product attributes. Platypus Printing did the printing and packaging.

Patches that change colour as raw meat freshness deteriorates in sealed refrigerated products could soon become a reality on supermarket shelves, making it easier for shoppers to know if it's still good to eat, while also reducing food waste.

US-headquartered PakTech, producer of 100% recycled and recyclable multipack packaging solutions, has kicked off manufacturing in Australia and is partnering with Endeavour Group to expand the drinks retailer’s closed loop recycling scheme.

Coles has replaced traditional plastic net bags with recyclable paper packaging for fresh mandarins, which is set to reduce plastic waste by 11,700 kilograms annually.

Detpak has teamed up with food delivery platform Uber Eats to produce smaller-sized paper delivery bags to cater for small and single orders, aiming to help reduce the carbon emissions impact compared to the standard-sized bag.

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.