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The latest issue of Machinery Matters – a resource brought to you by APPMA in partnership with PKN – has just been published and is available for online viewing here.

In this issue we highlight all the events, activities and opportunities available to visitors and exhibitors at APPMA's flagship trade show AUSPACK 2019. We take a closer look at what some of the APPMA members have been up to, including the appointment of a new CEO for tna, the acquisition of the Adaptapack assets from the now defunct Walls Machinery and their integration into Foodmach, and the opening of the new Axelent facility in Adelaide. We also profile long-standing APPMA member CPS, and cover the work Fibre King has completed for fast-growing craft brewer Balter Brewing 

And don't forget to take a look at the AUSPACK front cover on PKN, which incorporates an augmented reality experience. Just download the AUSPACK2019 app, scan the cover and you're set to watch the machinery on the cover 'switch on'.

Food & Drink Business

Universal Robina Corp, which owns Snack Brands Australia, and German-based snack food maker, Intersnack Group have announced a strategic partnership. URC will sell 40 per cent of its business in Australia and New Zealand to Intersnack.

A distribution deal between Made Group and Coca-Cola Amatil will see its beverage brands Rokeby Farms and Impressed expand into 50,000 restaurants, cafes and convenience stores around the country.

The World Health Organisation's European division has criticised the region's baby food market as it found a large proportion of products are high in sugar and incorrectly marketed for children under the age of six months. WHO has developed a draft Nutrient Profile Model as a result to combat misleading marketed products.