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Australian Institute of Packaging

Australian Institute of Packaging is the only organisation designed to recognise, educate and assist the individuals who make up the diverse packaging industry.


Website: http://www.aipack.com.au
Email: info@aipack.com.au
Phone: 07 3278 4490
Fax: 07 3278 4492
Address:
34 Lawson Street , Oxley QLD 4075 (Directions)

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Second edition of the Illustrated Glossary of Packaging Terminology

The second edition of the Illustrated Glossary of Packaging Terminology, a comprehensive guide to packaging terminology, is now available from the AIP bookstore.

Owning It: A Creative's Guide to Copyright, Contracts and the Law, by Sharon Givoni

Owning It: A Creative's Guide to Copyright, Contracts and the Law aims to demystify copyright, contracts and intellectual property law for Australians working in creative industries and running their own businesses.

AIP exhibiting at Foodtech Packtech 2012

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) is heading to New Zealand for the third time to exhibit at Foodtech Packtech 2012.

News

Plastics Technology: Polymers & Recycling training course

Registrations are open for the 'New World of Plastics Technology: Polymers & Recycling' training course, to be held on 11 August 2020.

Packaging's role in food safety/integrity — webinar

Informa Markets, supported by the AIP, will run a free webinar addressing the impact of COVID-19 on the role of packaging in food safety and food integrity.

AIP hosts webinar on customised 3D printing in packaging

The Australian Institute of Packaging will host a webinar about 'Power Product Packaging with 3D Printing' on 29 July, along with TCL Hofmann and Stratasys.

AIP supports Global Webinar Series on Packaging

Informa Markets, in collaboration with the World Packaging Association and the AIP, will run a five-part series of webinars on the packaging industry.

AIP provides online training courses for packaging industry

The Australian Institute of Packaging is moving five of its training courses to a virtual platform, with the first training course to be held on 16 June.

Packaging webinar: Hero or villain in a circular economy?

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) and thinkstep-anz will host a webinar on 23 June 2020, addressing Cradle to Cradle certification and LCA.

Winners announced for 2020 AIP Special Awards

The AIP has announced the winners of the 2020 Special Awards, which recognise individuals who have made a significant contribution to the packaging industry.

ANZ victory in 2020 WorldStar Packaging Special Awards

Companies across Australia and New Zealand have won the 2020 WorldStar Packaging Special Awards in their respective categories.

2020 AIP Australasian Packaging Conference postponed

The AIP has announced the postponement of the 2020 AIP Australasian Packaging Conference and all surrounding events, including the PKN Women in Packaging Breakfast.

AIP to run Flexible Packaging training course and workshops

The Australian Institute of Packaging will be running workshops and a one-day training course on Flexible Packaging, to provide training to the ASEAN region.

Winners announced for WorldStar Packaging Awards

The winners of the WorldStar Packaging Awards have been announced, with Australian and New Zealand companies earning 13 wins across six categories.

Australasian Packaging & Innovation Awards taking entries

Entries are open for the 2020 Australasian Packaging & Innovation Awards, which recognise those who have contributed to the packaging industry.

AIP hosts 'Save Food Packaging' session at AWRE

The Australian Institute of Packaging will address the role of food packaging in minimising food waste at the Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo. 

AIP at Pack Expo Las Vegas

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) will be joining the official partner program for Pack Expo Las Vegas from 23–25 September 2019.

Queensland cullet production plant hosts AIP members

AIP members will visit the O-I cullet production plant in Queensland in August.

How to use tools to meet National Packaging Targets

The AIP, in partnership with the APCO, has developed a new training course entitled 'Tools to help you meet the 2025 National Packaging Targets: PREP & ARL'.

Australian and NZ packaging innovations win WorldStar awards

Radix Nutrition, ILNAM Estate, Lactote, and Caps and Closures have been recognised at the 2019 WorldStar Packaging Awards in Prague.

2019 PIDA winners announced

The winners of the 2019 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA) include PACT Group, Punchbowl Packaging and SPC Ardmona.

AIP members invited to fight food insecurity

Members of the Australian Institute of Packaging in Victoria recently volunteered at Foodbank Yarraville to pack approximately 18,268 meals for the community.

Who's one step closer to winning a 2019 PIDA award?

Numerous companies and individuals have been announced as finalists for the 2019 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA).

2019 APPMA Scholarship winner

The Australian Institute of Packaging has announced the winner of the 2019 APPMA Scholarship is Janell Siek, Packaging Technologist at Nestlé Australia.

Career development with packaging diploma

Alexandra Brayshaw explained how winning an APPMA scholarship and attaining her Diploma in Packaging Technology from the AIP has helped boost her career.

Recognising labelling and decoration in packaging design

The 2019 Packaging Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA) will include a new award category for labelling and decoration.

Packaging technologist wins Lifetime Achievement Award

ANZ packaging technologist Keith Chessell has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the World Packaging Organisation for his contribution to the packaging industry.

Open your mind to packaging innovations

Australian and New Zealand companies and individuals are encouraged to enter the 2019 Packaging Innovation & Design Awards.

Entries open for 2019 packaging scholarship

Packaging New Zealand's annual Scholarship program offers the opportunity to complete a Diploma in Packaging Technology to the value of $9000.

Making packaging more sustainable in NZ

A half-day training course, Introduction to Sustainable Packaging Design, will help attendees make their packaging meet environmental challenges.

See inside Diageo's Huntingwood facility

The AIP site visit will allow attendees to see where brands like Bundaberg Rum, Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker and UDL are blended and packed.

AIP dinner on disruptive packaging design

The AIP and Surface Coatings Association Australia will be holding a technical dinner in Victoria on 3 October to discuss disruptive packaging design.

AIP to run sustainable packaging design training course

The 'Introduction to Sustainable Packaging Design' course aims to help businesses answer 'war on waste' questions.

AIP members to visit new Digital Print Centre

Holmesglen Institute of TAFE has launched a Digital Print Centre, which AIP members and industry colleagues can visit on 5 September.

AIP helps Foodbank Victoria fight hunger

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) has announced it will continue to support Foodbank through the new Victorian Warehousing Volunteer Program.

Want decent staff? Try before you buy

Get a task done, assess a potential employee and help a student become industry savvy. Taking on an intern could be just what you need.

AIP dinner opens discussions on plastic trends

The Australian Institute of Packaging and the Society of Plastic Engineers are hosting a joint technical dinner to discuss consumer and environmental trends in plastics.

New Zealand gets its third Certified Packaging Professional

Saurabh Narula has attained the latest Certified Packaging Professional (CPP) designation for the industry.

Registrations for AIP 2018 Influential Women Mentoring Program closing soon

Time is running out to register for the Australian Institute of Packaging's (AIP) 2018 Influential Women Mentoring Program for Australasia.

Women working together in packaging

A mentoring program especially for women involved in the Australian, New Zealand and Asian packaging industries, organised by the Australian Institute of Packaging, is open for registrations.

2018 AIP National Conference seeks speakers

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) has invited speakers to submit an application to present a paper at its 2018 National Conference.

Do you want access to world-class food industry professionals as employees?

The food industry often has trouble finding staff competent in food packaging processes and design, including new product design. It's time the industry takes some responsibility for this issue and invests in the training of staff. If future employees finish their education well prepared to enter the workforce the whole industry will benefit.

AIP to host the 2018 WorldStar Awards

During Interpack 2017 it was formally announced that AIP will be the World host Packaging Organisation (WPO) member for the 2018 WorldStar Awards, said to be the pre-eminent international awards in packaging. . The WorldStar Awards are run by the WPO and is the

Save Food Packaging Award winners showcased at Interpack 2017

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) will be at Interpack 2017 from 4–10 May, where it will display the Save Food Packaging Award winners for Australia and New Zealand.

SMC Pneumatics site visit

AIP members and industry colleagues are invited to a site visit at SMC Pneumatics in Castle Hill, NSW on Wednesday, 10 May.

AIP welcomes new national board

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) has welcomed a new national president and new board at its annual general meeting, held alongside AUSPACK 2017.

New book examines product stewardship in action

A new book available from the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) examines how and why leading companies are taking responsibility for the environmental impact of their products and packaging.

Another reason to attend AUSPACK

Registrations are now open for the 2017 National Technical Forums. Featuring 42 international and local speakers over four days, the 2017 National Technical Forums are another reason to make sure you attend AUSPACK.

Submissions close 20 January for 2017 PIDA Awards

Time is running out to make submissions for the Packaging & Processing Innovation & Design Awards!

Last call for entries to Save Food Packaging Awards

Submissions for the 2017 Save Food Packaging Awards close on 20 January.

Christmas party with a difference

Over 170 people from packaging and logistics industry groups spent their Christmas party packing hampers for those in need.

Last call for papers for National Technical Forums

The AIP and the APPMA are currently at the planning stage for the 2017 National Technical Forums, set to be held during Packaging & Processing Week from 6–10 March 2017.

Packaging & Processing Innovation Design Awards launch in Australia

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) and the Australian Packaging & Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) have established the Packaging & Processing Innovation and Design Awards for Australia.

Calling all packaging and processing speakers

If you work in the packaging, processing, materials or component sectors and you've got something to share with your colleagues about packaging and processing innovation and design, now is your chance!

Free seminar on understanding sustainable packaging

Three leading sustainable packaging experts will discuss the latest trends and innovations in sustainable packaging at a free seminar at Foodtech Packtech on Wednesday, 12 October.

Free seminar on sustainable packaging at Foodtech Packtech

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) will host a free seminar on 'Understanding Sustainable Packaging Innovations & Trends' during Foodtech Packtech.

AIP and SCAA to host technical dinner in Melbourne

The Australian Institute of Packaging, in conjunction with the Surface Coatings Association Australia, will hold a technical dinner on Wednesday, 5 October in Melbourne.

Learn how to protect your intellectual property

The AIP will present a half-day training course on 'Owning It: A Creative's Guide to Copyright, Contracts and the Law' for Australians working in creative industries and running their own businesses.

Accessible Design course heads to Foodtech Packtech 2016

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) will be running a half-day training course on accessible packaging design.

AIP joins food waste initiative at Interpack 2017

The AIP will join 17 other members of the World Packaging Organisation in the Save Food Pavilion at Interpack 2017, to be held in Dusseldorf Germany from 4–10 May.

Tamper evidence, holograms and authenticity

Two interesting speakers have been announced for the AIP NSW August dinner — and everyone's invited.

AIP to hold technical dinner on plastics

The Australian Institute of Packaging will hold a joint technical dinner with the SPE on plastics on 13 July at Box Hill Golf Club, Melbourne.

2016 APPMA Scholarship winner

The winner of the 2016 APPMA Scholarship has been announced.

Save Food Packaging Awards recognise innovation and sustainability

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) has announced the winners of the inaugural Australia/New Zealand Save Food Packaging Awards.

AIP announces finalists for Save Food Packaging Awards

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) has announced the finalists for the inaugural Save Food Packaging Awards for Australia and New Zealand.

AIP announces participation in AsiaDrink Conference

As part of the Australian Institute of Packaging's participation in the inaugural Australian Pavilion at ProPak Asia 2016, AIP Education Director Pierre Pienaar will be a guest speaker at the AsiaDrink Conference.

Have you registered for the AIP National Conference 2016?

Australia's leading packaging conference is only two weeks away, so now is the time to book your place.

Honorary professorship for packaging expert

Pierre Pienaar, the education director of the AIP and vice president – Education, WPO, has received an honorary professorship from the Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication.

Last chance to apply for 2016 APPMA Scholarship!

Applications for the 2016 APPMA Scholarship will close on Friday 8 April.

Registrations open for AIP National Conference!

Registrations are now open for the 2016 AIP National Conference.

Packaging for Sustainability handbook

Packaging for Sustainability is a concise and readable handbook for practitioners who are trying to implement sustainability strategies for packaging.

Volunteer opportunity: be part of the history of packaging

Do you want to delve into the history of packaging while you catalogue items for an online packaging history database?

Awards recognise packaging's role in reducing food waste

Innovative and sustainable packaging that minimises food waste will be recognised by a new awards program launched by the Australian Institute of Packaging.

Technical dinner to discuss global packaging trends

A technical dinner to be held in Victoria in April will discuss global packaging trends.

Packaging recyclability event

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) NSW has announced its Technical Lounge event for March — Understanding the Australian Recycling Label & the Packaging Recyclability Evaluation Portal.

AIP announces second Certified Packaging Professional recipient

The Australian Institute of Packaging has announced the second recipient of the Certified Packaging Professional designation in Australasia.

Accessible packaging design course

A new training course will give participants hands-on experience of the challenges experienced by many members of the community in dealing with packaging materials.

Product identification training course

The Australian Institute of Packaging has announced a new half-day training course: Introduction to Product Identification.

2016 AIP National Conference — call for papers

The Australian Institute of Packaging has called for papers for the biennial AIP National Conference, to be held 1–2 June 2016 in Melbourne.

Registrations open for AIP women's mentoring progam

Registrations are now open for the 2015 Ignite Packaging mentoring program for women working in the food, beverage, manufacturing and packaging industries.

Food Safety-Packaging Standards & Regulations training course

The Australian Institute of Packaging will hold a half-day training course on Food Safety-Packaging Standards & Regulations in Sydney.

AIP announces Australia's first Certified Packaging Professional

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) has announced that Pierre Pienaar is the inaugural recipient of the Certified Packaging Professional designation.

Packaging industry salary survey launched - get involved!

How much do you earn? The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) wants to know! The packaging industry is invited to participate in the first Packaging & Processing Salary and Education Survey.

Three packaging events for your calendar

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

Experts to discuss packaging line safety, fault finding, product distribution integrity

Interested in learning more about packaging line safety, fault finding and product distribution integrity? The AIP and APPMA are jointly hosting a technical dinner on 1 April covering these topics.

UNSW Industrial Design student wins 2014 AIP Scholarship

The winner of the 2014 AIP Scholarship has been announced. Anuj K Dhawan, a third-year industrial design student at UNSW was announced as the winner of the scholarship, which is awarded to a finalist in the Cormack Innovation Awards.

Call for papers for 2015 National Technical Forums

The AIP and APPMA have issued a call for papers for the 2015 National Technical Forums, which will be held in conjunction with AUSPACK 2015.

AIP delivers seminar and half-day course at Foodtech Packtech 2014

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) has just completed its eighth year exhibiting at Foodtech Packtech. In addition to exhibiting, this year the AIP also delivered a seminar and a half-day training course.

Registrations now open for pilot packaging mentor program

Registrations are now open for the 2014 AIP Ignite Packaging Mentoring Program. Delivered by Emberin, the program gives women in the packaging industry the chance to develop their leadership skills and enhance their careers.

3D printing and brand collaboration on the menu for technical dinner

In conjunction with LATMA, the AIP is hosting a joint technical dinner on 3 September at the Box Hill Golf Club.

AIP recognises 125+ years of service

Five members of the packaging industry who have cumulatively contributed more than 125 years of service to the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) have been recognised for their work by the AIP.

Submissions closing soon for Ignite Packaging program

Planning to sponsor a participant in the Ignite Packaging pilot program? Time's running out: submissions close 25 July.

Labelling course to run at FoodTech PackTech

The AIP is delivering a half-day training course alongside FoodTech PackTech on 24 September. Presented by Dr Carol Lawrence MAIP, the Labelling & Matching the Label with the Package course will run from 10.00 am to 3.30 pm.

AIP launches mentoring program for women in packaging

To support women in the packaging industry, the AIP, in collaboration with Emberin, has launched the Ignite Packaging mentoring program. Over a 12-week period, the self-paced program enables participants to master new skills and techniques.

J&J packaging engineer receives APPMA scholarship

Aleah Black, a packaging engineer with Johnson&Johnson Pacific, was named as the winner of the sixth annual APPMA scholarship. The scholarship will enable Black to study a Diploma in Packaging Technology.

Moyle and Wellman awarded AIP Fellowships

Packaging industry veterans Ralph Moyle and Craig Wellman have each been awarded an AIP Fellowship for their contributions to the industry.

Pienaar appointed WPO vice president, responsible for education

Pierre Pienaar has been elected to the World Packaging Organisation (WPO) board as the vice-president responsible for education. Pienaar is a past president of the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP).

New AIP labelling course and site visit announced

The AIP has announced a new half-day training course: Labelling and Matching the Label with the Package. Delivered in conjunction with UPM Raflatac, the course will be held on Wednesday 23 July.

Early bird registrations for AIP Conference closing soon

Early bird registration for the 2014 AIP National Conference closes on 5 May. With 10 international speakers from seven countries and 40 speakers over two days, the conference will be held from 17-18 June at the Sofitel Wentworth, Sydney.

Half-day course offers insight into IP, packaging and labelling laws

The AIP will offer a half-day training course on intellectual property, packaging and labelling (legal) on Wednesday, 14 May in Sydney.

Bioplastics on the table for AIP Vic technical dinner

Speakers from Cardia Bioplastics and BASF will discuss bioplastics at the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) Victoria Branch technical dinner on 7 May.

Shelf-Friendly Packaging training courses a success

The 2014 AIP/IGD Shelf-Friendly Packaging training courses, which were held across two states and four Woolworths sites, attracted more than 90 packaging technologists, engineers and designers.

AIP Scholarship winner graduates with Certificate in Packaging

Andrew U'Ren AAIP, 2011 AIP Scholarship recipient, has graduated with a Certificate in Packaging. U’Ren won the AIP scholarship through the Southern Cross Awards Program.

AIP National Conference program announced

The full program for the 2014 Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) National Conference is now available. The conference, to be held on 17 and 18 June at the Sofitel Wentworth, has the theme of Packaging and Innovation Excellence.

AIP's extrusion blow moulding course comes to Brisbane

The AIP's Extrusion Blow Moulding Half-Day Training Course is coming to Brisbane. To be held on 28 May, the course will be presented by Stephen Barter MAIP.

Packaging legalities on the table at AIP technical dinner

The AIP's next technical dinner will feature guest speakers Gwen Blake, managing director of Boxer & Co, and Sharon Givoni, an intellectual property law expert.

Are you coming to the 2014 AIP National Conference?

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) has issued a 'save the date' notice for the biennial AIP National Conference, to be held on 17 and 18 June at the Sofitel Wentworth in Sydney.

Are you coming to the 2014 AIP National Conference?

Mark the 17th and 18th of June in your diary to attend the biennial AIP National Conference, which will be held at the Sofitel Wentworth in Sydney.

AIP Technical Dinner bookings closing soon

Time is running out to book for the AIP NSW Technical Dinner. Guest speakers from NSW Health and Arthritis Australia will deliver a joint presentation discussing why NSW Health is encouraging manufacturers to make food packaging easier to open.

First-ever joint winners announced for AIP scholarship

For the first time in five years, the AIP scholarship has been awarded to two winners. The scholarship is traditionally awarded to one finalist in the Cormack Innovation awards; however, this year it was awarded to two: James Bossi and Justin Chong.

Procurement and packaging design: AIP technical dinner

Speakers from Supply Stratagems and Echo Design will be the highlight of the AIP NSW Branch’s technical dinner. The dinner will be held on Wednesday 13 November at the Oatlands Golf Course.

Fourth Harry Lovell Award winner announced

Maria Indrayati, a Packaging Technologist with Parmalat Australia, has won the prestigious Harry Lovell Award. Indrayati was presented with the award at the AIP’s 50th anniversary celebrations on 12 September.

Help the AIP help those in need this Christmas

The AIP, the APPMA and the SCLAA will work together to pack more than 600 hampers for Foodbank to distribute to those in need at Christmas. Contact the AIP to donate items or volunteer to help.

Swedish academic to present at AIP Technical Dinner

Dr Helén Williams, senior lecturer in energy and environmental systems at Karlstad University, Sweden, and visiting academic at RMIT in Melbourne, will speak at the AIP March Technical Dinner.

Apply now for the APPMA 2013 Scholarship

Submissions are now being accepted for the APPMA 2013 Scholarship, which gives a packaging engineer the opportunity to complete a Diploma in Packaging Technology.

AIP to run Extrusion Blow Moulding course in 2013

The AIP has announced it will run its Introduction to Extrusion Blow Moulding Half-Day Training Course again in 2013. Stephen Barter will again present the course.

Size does matter - but if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it

Michael Dossor of Result Packaging and Stephen Mummery of Matthews Australasia presented at the September meeting of the Australian Institute of Packaging.

AIP to run Flexible Packaging and Bioplastics training course

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) will run a new half-day Flexible Packaging and Bioplastics training course in November.

AIP course on intellectual property, packaging and labelling

The Australian Institute of Packaging is offering a half-day training course on intellectual property, packaging and labelling (legal), presented by intellectual property lawyer Sharon Givoni.

AIP/APPMA joint technical dinner

The AIP Victoria branch and APPMA will jointly host a technical dinner featuring speakers from Result Packaging and Matthews Intelligent Identification.

Dates for AIP charity golf days announced

Dates have been announced for the 2012 NSW and Queensland charity golf days, organised by the AIP in conjunction with APPMA and SCLAA.

August AIP technical dinner to feature Nestlé and Amcor speakers

Paul Haberland of Nestlé Australia and Jim Selway of Amcor Australia will present at the next AIP technical dinner on 1 August.

AIP technical dinner

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) has extended an invitation to its technical dinner, to be held on 4 July. The dinner will feature two guest speakers from RMIT University’s Centre of Design, Simon Lockrey and Dr Karli Verghese.

Instore SFP training focuses on last 50 metres

The 2012 Australian Institute of Packaging/IGD in-store shelf friendly packaging (SFP) training helped 70 packaging technologists, engineers and designers understand the complexities and difficulties that poor SFP design causes for store fillers and staff.

New AIP training course: Introduction to Extrusion Blow Moulding

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) has announced a new half-day training course - Introduction to Extrusion Blow Moulding. Stephen Barter will present the first course on Thursday 26 July in St Kilda.

AIP Victoria technical dinner

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) Victoria Branch, in conjunction with LATMA, will be holding a technical dinner on 2 May with keynote speakers from GS1 Australia and David Simpson Graphics.

AIP National Conference to host 34 speakers

Thirty-four guest speakers from nine countries will present at the 2012 Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) National Conference. The conference, held over 14-15 June at Surfers Paradise, is open to both members and non-members of the AIP and is ideal for those in the food, beverage, manufacturing and packaging industries.

AIP Sustainable Packaging and Additives technical dinner

The AIP Sustainable Packaging and Additives technical dinner will be held on Thursday 9 February at the Oatlands Golf Course, in Sydney.

AIP to run joint event with NZIFST

‘Packaging Trends and where are we heading’ is the theme for the AIP and NZIFST event on 29 September.

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