Australia & NZ packaging innovations recognised in 2019 WorldStar Packaging Awards

Three Australian companies and one New Zealand company have achieved international recognition for their innovative and unique packaging designs in the prestigious WorldStar Packaging Awards for 2019. The winning companies include Caps and Closures for Precise Pour, ILNAM Estate for 8 Kangaroos, Lactote for POLATOTE and Radix Nutrition for their Foil Packaging Breakfast Pouch and were across three categories, Beverage, Food and Domestic & Household.

SABIC highlights its leading edge certified circular solutions

As global brand leaders or frontrunners in their respective areas, Unilever, Tupperware Brands, Vinventions and Walki Group recognise the importance of sustainability and their role in the circular economy, they also recognise the critical roles purity, quality and safety play in consumer products or packaging. SABIC’s chemical recycling process is a drop-in alternative offering similar properties and processing characteristics to traditionally produced materials.

Speedy one-stop solution for chewing gum

Mondelez International, already a major customer of the RPC Group, was seeking a standard pack for the launch of its Trident chewing gum brand into the German market that could be produced within a short timeline without significant investment. Working together, the RPC Bramlage and RPC M&H Divisions devised a solution combining two standard products.

HelloFresh selects Tetra Recart food packaging for European markets

Tetra Pak has announced that HelloFresh, a leading meal kit company, has chosen Tetra Recart carton package for use in European markets for its environmental advantages. Successfully used by HelloFresh in the US since 2017, Tetra Recart offers a better packaging alternative with 80% lower carbon footprint and significant weight and space savings compared to tin cans and glass jars.

Retort packaging 90 degree peel and lid strength testing

The food packaging industry has long had concerns about pinholes, flex cracks and leaks in the flexible materials and seals of retort flexible lidded packaging. A famous global food and drink maker needed to test the laminated retort (and other thin film) packaging solutions that protect products such as their popular microwaveable stir-in pots.

Aptar Food + Beverage creates a new bi-textured closure for dry herbs and spices

Aptar Food + Beverage, a global leader in innovative dispensing solutions in the food market, has launched a new bi-textured and bi-colored closure solution for the European food market for the new ‘Eurojar’ from McCormick & Company, a global leader in spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavourful products. First introduced in May 2018 in the United Kingdom with the brand Schwartz, and in December 2018 in France with the brand Ducros, the new Eurojar custom-designed closure by Aptar will awaken cooking creativity in kitchens worldwide.

Discover Alpha's range of PET honey bear bottles

For high-quality honey packaging that will certainly be eye catching on the shelf, Alpha is a solid supplier choice. The company's wonderful range of PET honey bears perfectly fits the bill for quirky packaging that will also satisfy consumers in terms of quality.

Customised weighing and quality control for individual packet soups

A customised multihead weigher and X-ray inspection system from Ishida are major components of a new packing line for instant dried soups. The line installed at leading Swiss manufacturer HACO AG includes an Ishida linear multihead weigher and IX-GA X-ray inspection system, supplied by Ishida’s Swiss agent Itech AG. The 12-head linear weigher processes the soup ingredients at a speed of up to 170 weighments per minute with a weighing accuracy of 0.1g.

ACTEGA's new in-line aqueous primer

ACTEGA, a global market leader in coatings, inks and primers serving the digital print and packaging industries, has a new aqueous primer, ACTDigi LEP Primer AQ1409610 for use in- line with the HP Indigo 30000 Digital Press for digital folding carton production. ACTEGA's ACTDigi LEP Primer AQ1409610 is now commercially available worldwide.

New fiber-based ready meal trays from Huhtamaki to replace black plastic

Waitrose & Partners launches its Italian ready meal range in the new fiber-based tray suited for both microwave and regular ovens. The new trays, called Fresh, are manufactured by the global food packaging specialist Huhtamaki, packed at Saladworks and the fiber used as the base material comes from the Swedish forest company Södra. The trays can be recycled, and they are also certified for home composting.

Iconic brand secures trophy win for Ardagh

Ardagh Group has gained a much coveted Alufoil Trophy 2019 for their new seafood can for Orkla Food Norway; a printed, easy open, aluminium lid and container for a traditional fish fillet. The attractive can is ultra-thin which provides an even greater sustainability advantage without affecting the can format or high-speed filling performance.

Ensuring fish quality

The design of the Sæplast DXS335 1,000 litres PUR container has been enhanced to become a more compact and streamlined functional container which improves handling. The reusable cold chain material handling container has been specifically designed for the seafood industry and is manufactured using a 100% food grade polyethylene double wall shell with a polyurethane insulation core.

Stora Enso launches wood-fibre-based biocomposite solutions for cosmetics, food and luxury packaging

Introducing DuraSense to new customer segments is another step on Stora Enso’s journey to gradually replace fossil-based packaging materials with renewable solutions. DuraSense is a blend of wood fibres and polymers, which can be fossil, bio-based or recycled. With DuraSense, Stora Enso offers customers a more eco-friendly alternative to plastics while improving sustainability performance and reducing carbon footprint. With the blend of wood fibres and bio-based polymers, it is possible to get up to 98% renewable content and, thus, reduce the dependency on limited fossil resources.

We Are California Pure

We are California's largest single site user of recycled glass, purchasing over 30% of all glass recycled in the State. Nearly 175,000 tons of glass is recycled and diverted from landfills annually. Each Gallo Glass bottle contains up to 50% recycled glass.

Australian companies increase their presence at ProPak Asia 2019

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An ever-growing number of Australian companies have identified ProPak Asia as the number one exhibition to showcase their products into the ASEAN Region and 2019 will be no exception. This year will see 17 Australian companies exhibiting at ProPak Asia, which is the largest contingent to date.

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