Food design & research > Packaging

Turning banana waste into food packaging

22 May, 2020

UNSW celebrates research that has uncovered a way to turn waste banana stalks into biodegradable and recyclable packaging material for the food industry.

Popping champagne corks creates mini supersonic shockwaves

23 September, 2019

The gases expelled from champagne bottlenecks are akin to those emitted by jetfighters and rockets, as scientists revealed through high-speed photography.

Nestlé institute for packaging research opens

23 September, 2019

A world where no Nestlé packaging ends up in landfill is the vision behind Nestlé's new Institute of Packaging Sciences in Vevey, Switzerland.

Tetra Pak launches paper straws in Europe

19 July, 2019

Tetra Pak has commenced field testing for its paper straws in Europe, in a step to crafting biodegradable products from plant-based materials.

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.

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