Tetra Pak has commenced field testing for its paper straws in Europe, in a step to crafting biodegradable products from plant-based materials.
Research has found that repeated exposure to alcohol advertising in sport, particularly a popular brand, leads to more positive attitudes towards alcohol in general.
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.
Consumers are impacting packaging and processing trends, so how can manufacturers ensure they meet their expectations?
Australian and New Zealand companies and individuals are encouraged to enter the 2019 Packaging Innovation & Design Awards.
A new research hub aims to help Australia's pulp and paper industries transform their production waste into marketable materials such as food packaging.
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.
The AIP and Surface Coatings Association Australia will be holding a technical dinner in Victoria on 3 October to discuss disruptive packaging design.
They did it to tobacco — a minimum AU$395 billion loss is forecast if plain packaging is forced onto the beverage industry.
With safety concerns over food and drink becoming more prevalent, brand trust has become important in influencing consumer choices, according to research from Mintel.
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.
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.
Research has revealed that 'Australian made' is now the third most looked for statement on product labels, with the top two being price related.
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?
Researchers from Spain are working towards modifying the surface properties of materials to obtain specific properties at a lower cost.