Three packaging events for your calendar

Australian Institute of Packaging

Friday, 01 May, 2015

Looking to expand your packaging knowledge? The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) has three upcoming events for your calendar.

Technical dinner

Speakers from Coles, Visy and PIQET will present at a technical dinner hosted by the AIP Victorian Branch on 13 May.

Adam Robinson (Coles) and Rob Costelloe (Visy) will outline the two companies’ huge undertaking to launch Australia’s first water bottle made from 100% recycled Australian plastic. They will trace the process back to Visy’s decision to invest in producing food-grade recycled plastic, through to a partnership with Coles to launch the bottles in Australia.

Tim Grant will explain why PIQET is moving rapidly to include the impacts of product when looking at packaging design. He will outline two approaches being considered and use case studies to show the influence these could have on net packaging performance.

AIP-LATMA joint technical dinner

The AIP and LATMA (Label and Tag Manufacturers Association of Australia) will host a joint technical dinner on 3 June with speakers from Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) and Authenticateit.

Dean Stockwell, general manager, FSANZ, will speak about the importance of food packaging in food regulation. He will firstly discuss the role of packaging with a focus on providing essential information to consumers and then discuss FSANZ’s current work in assessing risk associated with food packaging interactions.

Gennady Volchek, chief executive officer, Authenticateit, will be presenting a paper on Establishing Track & Trace: Serialisation to gain complete traceability and enable authentication. Volcheck will show attendees how to incorporate a serialisation and track and trace solution into their businesses.

Introduction to print technology half-day training course

Have you ever gone to a press approval and struggled to make the printer understand what you wanted? Do you want a basic understanding of what problems you are likely to encounter with each print process?

This half-day training course will provide delegates with adequate information to be able to have an informed discussion with a printer on your requirements and needs.

Presenter Andrew Readman will show attendees how to use a linen tester (eyeglass) and how to use Pantone charts books, colour densitometers and more.

The event is scheduled for 17 June, to be held at the Viewpoint Centre in St Kilda. Bookings can be made via an online PDF form:

For more information about these and other AIP events, visit the AIP events page:

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