Food design & research > Packaging

Alcohol ads in sport impact drinking attitudes

30 April, 2019

Research has found that repeated exposure to alcohol advertising in sport, particularly a popular brand, leads to more positive attitudes towards alcohol in general.


Tasmanian distillery combats counterfeiting using IoT

23 April, 2019

Tasmania's Old Kempton Distillery has used the HID Global IoT platform with AusNFC tags to combat counterfeiting of its whiskies and other liquor products.


AUSPACK looks at the 'human aspect' of packaging

20 March, 2019

Consumers are impacting packaging and processing trends, so how can manufacturers ensure they meet their expectations?


Open your mind to packaging innovations

18 December, 2018

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


Paper industry to transform biowaste with research hub

29 October, 2018

A new research hub aims to help Australia's pulp and paper industries transform their production waste into marketable materials such as food packaging.


One-tonne black swan made out of food cans

11 September, 2018

2400 cans of food and six hours later, a team of Edith Cowan University students created a black swan to win the CANstruction Perth 2018 competition.


AIP dinner on disruptive packaging design

29 August, 2018

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


Mega losses forecast if plain packaging comes to the beverage industry

08 December, 2017

They did it to tobacco — a minimum AU$395 billion loss is forecast if plain packaging is forced onto the beverage industry.


72% of Australians prefer locally sourced products

03 October, 2017 by Nichola Murphy

With safety concerns over food and drink becoming more prevalent, brand trust has become important in influencing consumer choices, according to research from Mintel.


How is smart packaging smart?

28 November, 2016 by Prof Pierre Pienaar MSc, FAIP, CPP, Education Director - AIP, Vice President Education - WPO

Intelligent packaging should provide more reliable information than just the expiry date printed on the packaging. It should monitor certain aspects of a food product (for example, shelf life) and report information to the consumer.


The colour of food packaging tells its own story

09 November, 2016

Do you want your product to look health-giving or decadent or economical? How do you convey this message to consumers when all they see is the packaging? The answer to this is through colour.


Consumers check labels for 'Australian made'

28 September, 2016

Research has revealed that 'Australian made' is now the third most looked for statement on product labels, with the top two being price related.


Use your senses to reduce food waste

17 August, 2016

Do consumers understand the differences between 'best before' and 'use by'? And has recent attention on food waste reduction changed consumer behaviour in relation to food shelf life?


Towards low-cost, functional coatings

15 August, 2016

Researchers from Spain are working towards modifying the surface properties of materials to obtain specific properties at a lower cost.


Could BPA exposure in the womb cause obesity?

25 July, 2016

Research from the University of Melbourne has drawn a possible link between Bisphenol A (BPA) and later-life obesity.


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