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

Two South Australian produce and packaging businesses have developed a 100 per cent biodegradable compostable cucumber wrap.

Managing director of Australian Wine Research Institute Dr Dan Johnson is leaving to take up a position as Pro Vice Chancellor Research Innovation at Macquarie University. Brian Walsh is stepping down as Wine Australia chair.

Keytone Dairy will acquire Australian health and wellness brand Super Cubes for $726,000 plus an earn-out subject to performance milestones. This follows Keytone’s acquisition of Omniblend in June for $22.6 million.