Packaging, labelling & coding

Winners of the 2020 PIDA awards announced virtually

15 May, 2020 | Supplied by: Australian Institute of Packaging

Lobster protection packaging and easy-to-open milk were gold award winners at the 2020 PIDA Awards announced 'virtually' in May.

Packaging with creases: imperfection with intention

13 May, 2020 | Supplied by: Krones (Thailand) Co Ltd

A label with creases is mostly a 'no-no', but for one chocolate liqueur manufacturer this imperfectionism is intentional to evoke an impression of being made by hand.

Nespresso and Amcor win award for aluminium coffee capsule

13 May, 2020 | Supplied by: Amcor Global

The EAFA has awarded the Alufoil Trophy in the resource efficiency category to Nespresso and Amcor, for their ASI aluminium coffee capsule.

Packaging supplier steps up to meet high FMGC demand

05 May, 2020 | Supplied by: Jet Technologies

Jet Technologies, a specialist food packaging supplier, has been working double time to meet increased demand from FMGC customers.

Alcohol warning labels increase awareness of drinking harms

05 May, 2020

A series of Canadian studies has found that alcohol bottles with warning labels may inform consumers about the risks of alcohol consumption and reduce their drinking.

BioGone landfill-biodegradable cling wrap

04 May, 2020 | Supplied by: Biogone

Landfill-biodegradable cling wrap from BioGone will allow the film to be biodegraded away when disposed to a landfill-type environment.

Foodmach launches Code One reliability package

30 April, 2020 | Supplied by: Foodmach Pty Ltd

Foodmach, in partnership with Markem-Imaje, has launched the Code One package, designed to increase equipment reliability for coding and labelling activities.

Soft plastics: follow the Red recycled road

27 April, 2020 by Nerida Kelton, MAIP, Executive Director – Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP); ANZ Board Member – World Packaging Organisation (WPO) | Supplied by: Australian Institute of Packaging

Nerida Kelton from the Australian Institute of Packaging takes us on journey from soft plastics to the Red recycled road.

AUSVEG calls Country of Origin Labelling for fast food

23 April, 2020

AUSVEG has praised the decision by fast food chain McDonald's to adopt Country of Origin Labelling, and is urging other fast food retailers to follow suit.

Cadbury unveils its 'new look' chocolate packaging

09 April, 2020

Cadbury has unveiled its new packaging for both Cadbury and Cadbury Dairy Milk, starting with its Marble range in Australia.

Confoil DP6060 Dualpak paperboard deep ready-meals tray

09 April, 2020 | Supplied by: Confoil Pty Ltd

Suitable for chilled, frozen or hot contents, Dualpak's paperboard is specifically designed for freezing and reheating and can safely be used in the microwave or oven.

Cold-chain sticker indicates spoilt food

08 April, 2020

A low-cost nanofibre sticker has been devised for food products to certify refrigeration succession in a food-supply chain.

Foodmach joins the fight against COVID-19

07 April, 2020 | Supplied by: Foodmach Pty Ltd

Foodmach has been recruited to build equipment that will enable an Australian manufacturer of surgical masks to increase production by 2500%.

SA packaging company to make 145 million masks

06 April, 2020 | Supplied by: Detmold Group

Packaging manufacturer Detmold Group will make millions of respirator and surgical masks to help the state's health workers battle COVID-19.

Call for regulation on interactive product labels

31 March, 2020

Interactive food labels need stronger regulations, according to a study by University of Exeter.

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