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    2018 Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) Special Awards

    • Australian Institute of Packaging
    Oceania, Australia, New Zealand, Shows, Associations, Media, Packaging Awards

    One of the core objectives of the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) is to ensure that individuals are recognised for their significant contributions to the packaging industry. Dr Carol Kilcullen-Lawrence PhD, FAIP, CPP, National President of the AIP had the opportunity at the gala awards night on the 2 May to present five AIP Special Awards. The AIP Special Awards are not given often and are designed to recognise inspirational individuals who have contributed significantly to the packaging industry over many years.

    AIP Fellowship to Jacky Norsdvan

    Jacky Norsdvan, Packaging Specialist, Nestle Australia has been recognised with a Fellowship for her work in the packaging industry over the last 25+ years that has resulted in change in the packaging industry, bringing packaging sustainability, recyclability, labelling, and accessibility, to the forefront of packaging design. She has helped develop tools and processes and engaged stakeholders to enable informed decisions on packaging sustainability and packaging accessible design in the concept phase of packaging development, which is key to improving environmental performance and packaging accessibility.

    AIP Fellowship to Phillip Rolls

    Phillip Rolls, Managing Director, Rolls Pack has been a Member of the AIP for twenty years and is a business visionary. He has led his own packaging company to success through a pioneering spirit, positive thinking and strong business acumen. Motivated and handson, Phillip is constantly on the search for new innovations. This thirst for knowledge and commitment to knowing where the industry is heading, has seen his business grow from a small plastic bag manufacturer to respected industry leader.

    Founders Award to Pierre Pienaar FAIP, CPP

    The Founders Award has been named to honour the Foundation Members of the Institute and to recognise their contribution to the development of packaging technology in Australia. The Founders Award shall be given for outstanding performances which in a real way enhances the profession of Packaging Technology. Only three people have ever attained this award; Professor Harry Lovell OAM, George Ganzenmuller and Llewelyn Stephens. The AIP are very excited to make it four.

    With 30 years extensive experience in the packaging industry Pierre Pienaar has been instrumental in the continued growth and success of packaging education and training around the world. Pierre has given of his time and knowledge to assist developing countries with packaging education and training and has lectured in the technology and science of packaging at various universities across the globe. Closer to home Pierre accepted the toughest role of all which was filling Harry Lovell’s shoes and leading the education portfolio for the AIP across Australasia. His drive, hard work, long hours and commitment to improving packaging education across the world is remarkable and we at the AIP are proud to call him our Education Director. Please welcome Pierre Pienaar to be the fourth recipient of the AIP Founders Award.

    AIP Life Membership to Keith Chessell FAIP

    The next AIP Special Award has only ever been awarded five times in 55 years. Keith Chessell has a 46-year career in the Food, Beverage & Confectionery industries with extensive experience in the innovation and development of new products and the relaunch of existing products and packaging. In recent years his focus has been on sustainable packaging design and has been a significant and invaluable contributor to the development and judging of the Save Food Packaging and Sustainable Packaging Awards, the successful participation of the AIP within the National Food Waste Strategy and the newly formed Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre and is the current AIP representative on the LCA Standards Australia committee.

    Distinguished Service Award – Nerida Kelton MAIP

    Having joined as an associate Member of the Institute a key focus for her has always been to support the growth or people of all walks in life in many facets of the industry. Whether it was to help find a new packaging job, help seeking a new machinery system, or connecting teams in the pursuit of a successful project, nothing is ever too much trouble for her. Nerida is very modest and has always increased her own broad knowledge of not only packaging technology in all its forms but also the packaging players and kindred associations around Australasia, and more recently around the world. Nerida is constantly sharing knowledge and connections with others, plus the opportunities they bring, all testament to the outstanding service she has brought to the AIP, and our members, above and beyond various formal roles, which are now a strategic element of the management of the Institute.

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    Australia & NZ Packaging Innovations recognised in 2019 Worldstar Packaging Awards

    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. 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. This international recognition follows on from recent wins in the 2018 Packaging Innovation & Design (PIDA) Awards which are run by the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) and Packaging New Zealand.

    2018 AIP Year in Review

    2018 AIP Year in Review

    With 2018 nearing an end it is time to reflect on what was one of the most successful and actionpacked year the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) has ever had in its 55 year history. We started the year by hosting the 2018 AIP National Conference, 2018 Packaging Innovation & Design Awards, 2018 WorldStar Packaging Awards, the 100th World Packaging Organisation Board Meeting and the inaugural Women in Industry Forum and we just kept going for the rest of the year. We have tried to highlight some of the key events and initiatives that the AIP undertook this year in this our final newsletter for 2018.

    AIP members participate in APCOs Sustainable Packaging Guidelines Consultation

    AIP members participate in APCO's Sustainable Packaging Guidelines Consultation

    AIP Members and industry colleagues are invited to participate in APCO's Sustainable Packaging Guidelines (SPGs) Consultation. APCO facilitated a workshop on 29th August 2018 in Sydney to collect views on the sustainable packaging principles and inform the development of the new draft SPGs. APCO is now opening the draft SPGs for industry consultation to ensure the new proposed format and attached resources meet your needs and expectations.

    AIP contributes to 101st World Packaging Organisation (WPO) Board meeting

    AIP contributes to 101st World Packaging Organisation (WPO) Board meeting

    Nerida Kelton recently attended the 101st World Packaging Organisation (WPO) Board Meetings which were hosted by China National Export Commodities Packaging Research Institute (CEPI) in Jinan, the capital city of Shandong, China. Shandong, with a history of more than 5,000 years, is considered one of the birthplaces of Chinese civilisation including Confucius and is often called the ‘Spring City’ for its famous 72 artesian springs.

    AIP site tour of Chep Erskine Park Service Centre

    AIP site tour of Chep Erskine Park Service Centre

    A small group of Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) members recently attended a site tour at CHEP’s Service Centre in Erskine Park, Sydney. Lachlan Feggans, Senior Manager of Sustainability for CHEP, and Mathew Karbowiak, Service Centre Manager, provided the group with the opportunity to learn more about CHEP’s pallet reconditioning operations, the role of CHEP’s National Logistics Control Centre, and the value CHEP provides through the circular supply chain.

    AIP supports WPO Packaging Technology Training in Wuxi, China

    AIP supports WPO Packaging Technology Training in Wuxi, China

    For the third consecutive year the WPO, supported by the AIP and CEPI (China National Export Commodities Packaging Research Institute), were back in China to once again provide an intensive week of packaging technology training. This year there were 54 attendees, made up from industry, students, as well as academia (lecturers) from various universities in China involved in Packaging Design or Packaging Science. We used the facilities of a Jiangnan University, in Wuxi.

    Coles becomes Australia’s first national supermarket retailer to introduce meat packaging made entirely from a combination of recycled and renewable material

    Coles becomes Australia’s first national supermarket retailer to introduce meat packaging made entirely from a combination of recycled and renewable material

    Coles will be the first national supermarket retailer in Australia to introduce recyclable packaging made entirely from a combination of recycled and renewable material for a wide range of its Coles Brand fresh meat and poultry products. By purchasing an expected 121 million recyclable meat and poultry trays in 2018 from renowned Australian manufacturer Plantic Technologies, Coles is aiming to use the equivalent of 150 million recycled water bottles to combat Australia’s plastic waste.

    Saving food waste - what is packagings role?

    Saving food waste - what is packaging's role?

    As a part of the Australian Institute of Packaging’s commitment to the SAVE FOOD Initiative by FAO, the National Food Waste Strategy, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 12:3 the Institute is focused on education and training programs that can assist with minimising food waste and loss globally. With this, the AIP developed a half-day training course on The Role of Packaging in Minimising Food Waste which they ran in July in New South Wales.

    AIP Save Food Packaging Award acknowledged at national food waste strategy launch

    AIP Save Food Packaging Award acknowledged at national food waste strategy launch

    During the launch of the Australian Government National Food Waste Strategy in November by the Department of the Environment and Energy the Minister, Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, acknowledged the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) for the development of their innovative Save Food Packaging Design Award. The AIP was the first Institute in the world to develop the Save Food Packaging Award; which is now an international award category in the WorldStar Packaging Awards.

    Simplot Australia makes history with 5 CPP’s

    Simplot Australia makes history with 5 CPP’s

    Simplot Australia has made history as the first company in Australia to successfully have five packaging professionals attain the Certified Packaging Professional (CPP) designation. This achievement was led by Jason Goode FAIP, Group Packaging and Process Improvement Manager, who had a vision to see his entire packaging team attain the CPP designation together and is a part of Simplot Australia’s support and encouragement for continued professional development of their staff. Offered through the AIP, the CPP designation is the leading mark of excellence internationally and a must-have recognition of industry proficiency and achievement for packaging professionals.

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