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ABAC calls for more responsible packaging practices

16 October, 2019

After a notable increase in packaging complaints, the ABAC is calling for more responsible packaging practices from alcohol producers.


Unwrapping sweet packaging trends at ProSweets Cologne

10 October, 2019

ProSweets Cologne 2020 will explore a range of future packaging trends for sweets and snacks, such as sustainability and the digitalisation of packaging.


Plain packaging could cost beverage industry $300 billion

03 October, 2019

Drinks companies worldwide could lose $300 billion if plain packaging regulations are mandated, according to a report released by Brand Finance.


Colpac redesigns packaging range

02 October, 2019

Colpac is showcasing its redesigned Chilled Food-to-Go packaging range at Anuga this month.


Ovenable pouch designed for frozen seafood

02 October, 2019

Pacific West required a convenient packaging solution that allowed its frozen marinated seafood products to be directly cooked in both the microwave and oven.


Tripling shelf life of macaroni and cheese ready meals

26 September, 2019

Using a microwave-assisted thermal sterilisation process, scientists have developed a way to triple the shelf life of ready-to-eat macaroni and cheese.


Breaking the mould in the chocolate block market

18 September, 2019 by Adam Norris, Lead Industrial Designer, Monash Food Innovation Centre

Monash University helped Darrell Lea make inroads into the $600 million block chocolate market without compromising on flavour, texture and quality.


Reinventing soup using the right packaging

11 September, 2019

UK-based food manufacturer sees soup as the new 'juice', and the right packaging was essential for delivering the 'souper' product.


Fresh packaging innovation delivers fresher products, longer

01 September, 2019

By nature, cats are fussy creatures; therefore it's no surprise that one of Australia's leading brands of cat food is named 'Fussy Cat'.


Plastic made from the perfume of apples

21 August, 2019

One day our plastic apple juice bottle could be made from the by-product of the apples themselves — lignocellulose, the perfume of apples.


Health messages on alcohol labels ignored by young drinkers

31 July, 2019

Researchers revealed that only half of young alcohol drinkers recall seeing health warnings on alcohol packaging.


A targeted shift towards sustainable packaging

25 July, 2019 by Nerida Kelton, MAIP, Executive Director – Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP); ANZ Board Member – World Packaging Organisation (WPO)

Nerida Kelton provides some advice on how businesses should be preparing to meet Australia's 2025 National Packaging Targets.


Traffic light labels on food products to reverse obesity?

16 July, 2019

A recent study reveals traffic light labels on food products in cafeterias help employees make consistent healthy choices, potentially reversing rising obesity. 


Packaging with built-in preservatives

01 July, 2019

As consumers demand a reduction in food additives, Cornell University research is underway to improve 'active packaging' that reduces the need for preservatives.


Mondi recyclable polypropylene film

28 June, 2019

Mondi has created a recyclable polypropylene film that is suitable for the thermoforming of flexible films for modified atmosphere packaging and vacuum packaging.


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