Packaging, labelling & coding > Consumables

CoOL labelling mandatory from 1 July

26 June, 2018

Be warned — Country of Origin food labelling becomes mandatory in Australia from 1 July and the ACCC will be checking to ensure businesses are complying.


The future is flexible

22 June, 2018

Consumers want convenience, easy openiing, resealability, easy to store, light weight, good for the environment — all of which flexible packaging delivers.


Sipping champagne in space

13 June, 2018 by Nichola Murphy

Maison Mumm's new champagne bottle and glass will allow astronauts and other space travellers to sip champagne in zero gravity.


Scent permeation through induction-sealed closure liner

12 June, 2018

A patent has been granted to Tekni-Plex for its Sniff Seal technology, which is the first liner to enable scent permeation through an induction seal closure liner.


Junk food should have graphic warnings: study

29 May, 2018

Graphic warnings on unhealthy foods, like the ones used on cigarette packaging, may encourage consumers to make healthier choices.


Best Before, food waste reduction and bottom lines

25 May, 2018 by Janette Woodhouse

Tesco's has announced that it is removing 'Best Before' dates on nearly 70 selected fruit and vegetable lines to "help cut down on food waste".


Jet Technologies cask for beverages and liquid products

09 May, 2018

Jet Technologies' cask is suitable for all types of drinks and offers a high preservation quality.


Tetra Pak turns to paper straws

01 May, 2018

In an attempt to address the issue of plastic waste, Tetra Pak is working to replace plastic straws used in its small drinks cartons with paper ones.


Ball develops colourful can lids

01 May, 2018

Ball Corporation's Cameo End Printing allows customers to differentiate their product from competitors by brightening up the lids on their recyclable aluminium cans from Ball.


Consumers drink more when alcoholic drinks labelled as low strength

30 April, 2018

A study found the lower the alcohol strength labelled on the drink, the higher the total amount of drink consumed.


Australian coffee cups win international awards

26 April, 2018

Australian-owned paper and board manufacturer Detpak has been recognised for its new series of hot cups at the Specialty Coffee Association Expo in Seattle.


Gualapack sustainable flexible packaging solutions

23 April, 2018

The Australian Pouch Company is working with Gualapack to offer a comprehensive range of sustainable flexible packaging solutions.


Gualapack bio-based spouts and caps

23 April, 2018

Gualapack has developed a range of spouts and caps made exclusively of bio-sourced polymers.


Brewers call for pregnancy warnings on all alcoholic beverages

23 April, 2018

The Brewers Association of Australia has been proactive in adopting pregnancy warning labels and is now criticising others' delay in following suit.


Woolcool insulated packaging for temperature-sensitive goods

17 April, 2018

Made of 100% sheep's wool, a renewable resource that is biodegradable, sustainable and compostable, Woolcool's insulated packaging product can be used for transporting temperature-sensitive goods such as food, beverages, veterinary and human pharmaceuticals.


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