The AIP would like to welcome its latest Member Wilsen Kannan AAIP, Packaging Engineer SEA, Vinda Group, SEA, Malaysia...
Why did you join the AIP?
The reason I joined the AIP is mainly because of my interest in innovation, design and technology that involves the Consumer Product Goods industry. The AIP is a recognised professional body that is well-known for its involvement in the Packaging Industry globally.
I was recommended to join the AIP by an ex-colleague as the Institute provides you with the necessary skills and education in order for you to take your packaging knowledge through to the next level through its courses and exposure. I believe those who are a part of the AIP are able to gain experience working in different countries within Australasia. I also wish to gain experience, as well as understanding about how different packaging mechanisms work in different countries.
I believe that through the AIP, I will be able to attain necessary requirements to complete both the CPIT examination, as well as attaining the full Certified Packaging Professional (CPP) titles in future.
How long have you been in the industry and what are your areas of expertise?
I have been working in the Packaging Industry for about 3 years and to be honest, it is really a challenging and innovative industry. The industry is changing so quickly that packaging demand and product demand is at the same level.
Working in a Packaging development role has taught me how the consumer behaves when they are in the shopping aisle. From how a decision is made to purchase a product just based on packaging design captures my interest on how the whole Packaging industry functions. My area of expertise is developing and performing tests on plastic based packaging, as well as paper packaging, for the personal care and hygiene industry.
What is your current role and what are your responsibilities?
My current role is as a Packaging Engineer for SEA region supporting not only local markets, but countries around the South East Asia Region, as well certain Latin America Region.
My current responsibilities focus on packaging development activities which involves driving down material usage as well as assisting on new packaging development activities related to machinery upgrade; not forgetting the ever-important reducing plastic packaging waste by using less plastic in our packaging of new products.
Master of Food & Packaging Innovation 2020 intake now open
The AIP is pleased to advise that the Semester 1 intake is now open for 2020 Master of Food & Packaging Innovation with applications closing 30 November 2019. The Master of Food and Packaging Innovation is an inter-disciplinary degree that explores food processing, entrepreneurship and innovation in product and packaging design at an advanced level.
AIP continues to support PACK EXPO and PMMI
The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP); the peak professional body for packaging education and training in Australasia; is pleased to once again be joining the official partner program for PACK EXPO Las Vegas and co-located Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2019 (Sept. 23-25, 2019; Las Vegas Convention Centre).
AIP Education Director appointed Professor Sichuan University
Pierre Pienaar, Education Director for the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) and President of the World Packaging Organisation (WPO), recently received an appointment as Professor to the Sichuan University in Chengdu, China. Chengdu is the fourth largest city in China with a population of 17 million and is the capital of Sichuan Province.
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.
On-pack date labels and storage guidance to support consumers in reducing food waste
On-pack date related label is one of the most direct information carriers used in food industry to communicate specific product attributes with consumers. On one hand, it is regarded as an effective tool which can help consumers to make informed consumption decisions. However, on the other hand, it has been identified as one of the major factors that contributes to the problem of consumer food waste.
Winners announced for 2019 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards
The winners of the 2019 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA) for Australia and New Zealand were announced at a gala dinner on the 30th of April at the SOFITEL Wentworth, Sydney. The PIDA Awards are the exclusive feeder program for the prestigious WorldStar Packaging Awards run by the World Packaging Organisation (WPO) with the 2019 PIDA winners automatically eligible for entry into the 2020 international competition.
Finalists announced for 2019 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards
Finalists have been announced for the 2019 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA) which has been designed to recognise companies and individuals who are making a significant difference in their field across Australia and New Zealand.
2019 APPMA scholarship winner announced
The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) has announced the winner of the tenth annual APPMA Scholarship program that entitles one lucky person to receive entry into a Diploma in Packaging Technology valued at $9,000. The winner is Janell Siek who sees that packaging is perhaps the most hard-working component of any product found in the retail space.
The use of life cycle assessment tools for sustainable packaging design
The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) has created a new training course on ‘The use of Life cycle Assessment Tools for Sustainable Packaging Design’. This is aimed at providing an introduction and learning framework for packaging industry professionals to apply lifecycle thinking to their working contexts and includes an understanding of the reasons why lifecycle thinking is critical.
AIP announces finalists for 2019 AOONA scholarship
The Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA), in conjunction with the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), are pleased to announce that there are three finalists for the tenth annual Scholarship program which will enable one lucky packaging technologist, designer or engineer in Australia the opportunity to complete a Diploma in Packaging Technology to the value of $9,000. The Diploma in Packaging Technology is a Level 5 qualification which is internationally recognised.
APPMA Scholarship winner graduates with diploma in packaging technology
Past APPMA Scholarship Winner Alexandra Brayshaw Dip.Pkg.Tech. MAIP, Accessible Packaging Researcher in Arthritis Australia’s Accessible Design Division, recently attained her Diploma in Packaging Technology which is offered exclusively through the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP).
2019 AIP National Technical Forum Registrations are now open
The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) confirms that on the 30th of April all of industry will have the opportunity to attend not one packaging educational event, but three. Starting the day with a Women in Packaging breakfast, followed by the biennial AIP National Technical Forum, then finishing with the gala Australasian Packaging & Innovation Design Awards dinner - this is a must-attend.
WPO Lifetime Achievement Award - Keith Chessell FAIP
The Australian Institute of Packaging is pleased to advise that one of its Life Members Keith Chessell FAIP has been recognised for his significant contribution to the packaging industry over the last 50 years with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the World Packaging Organisation.
2019 APPMA Scholarship now open: applications close 22 February 2019
The Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association, in conjunction with the Australian Institute of Packaging, are pleased to announce that submissions are open for the tenth annual Scholarship program which will enable one lucky packaging technologist, designer or engineer in Australia the opportunity to complete a Diploma in Packaging Technology to the value of $9,000.
PIDA awards introduce new special award category for accessible packaging design
The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) and Packaging New Zealand are pleased to introduce a new Accessible Packaging Design category to the annual Packaging Innovation & Design Awards program. The Accessible Packaging Design Special Award is designed to recognise packaging that is accessible, intuitive, easy-to-open and innovative and is in partnership with Arthritis Australia and Arthritis New Zealand.
AIP helps educate Philippines packaging community
The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) recently ran 3 new educational seminars on packaging for over 600 people at the inaugural ProPak Philippines trade show. Powered by ProPak Asia, ProPak Philippines was truly the first-of-its-kind food, drink and pharmaceutical focused international trade exhibition for the regions rapidly expanding processing & packaging industries.
2018 Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) Special 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.
2019 Packaging New Zealand Scholarship now open
Packaging New Zealand are pleased to announce that entries are now open for their annual Scholarship program for 2019. The annual Packaging Scholarship enables one lucky packaging technologist, designer or engineer in New Zealand the opportunity to complete a Diploma in Packaging Technology to the value of $9,000. The Diploma of Packaging Technology is offered through the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP); the peak professional body for packaging education and training in Australasia.
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.
PIDA 2019 Applications now Open
The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) and Packaging New Zealand, are pleased to advise the 2019 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA) will recognise companies and individuals who are making a significant difference in their field in Australia and New Zealand.
2018 AIP Year in Review
With 2018 nearing an end, it is time to reflect on what was one of the most successful and action-packed years 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 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.
Pack Expo International 2018, Chicago, USA
PACK EXPO is the largest international packaging exhibition in its region, alternating between Chicago and Las Vegas each year. The 2018 event was held in Chicago. There were more than 2500 exhibiting companies spanning nearly 116,000 sq m of exhibition floor space, making it the largest packaging show of 2018.
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 stops blaming and starts changing
Two score and ten packaging professionals both Australian Institute Members and associate companies representatives visited the Rethink Centre and MRF on 15 August 2018. Rethink offers a host of educative and entertaining waste minimisation programs for all age groups which includes providing an opportunity to view inside a MRF whilst operating.
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
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.
- Jo Webb
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