The main speaker at the APPMA dinner, award winning author and business coach Paul Allen, gave the members plenty to think about as he gave a detailed presentation on improving margins.

APPMA members were treated to a presentation on guaranteed margin improvement at the association's first member dinner of the year, held at a sparkling harbourside location in Sydney last night.

The ongoing furore around single use plastics will be unpacked at an upcoming AIP Technical Seminar, slated for Wednesday 17 July in Rosehill NSW.

Sustainability, e-commerce, food waste, packaging waste, smart packaging, and the future factory were among the top talking points at the stand-out Global Packaging Forum co-organised by the Australian Institute of Packaging and UBM at ProPak Asia.

A number of APPMA member companies have identified ProPak Asia as the number one exhibition to showcase their products to the ASEAN region. To support them, APPMA will have a presence at the show from 12-15 June at BITEC in Bangkok.

The large attendance at a recent ‘Future of Soft Plastic in Australia’ meeting reflects the industry's concern about challenges directed against 'single use plastic' packaging, not only in Australia but globally.

Innovation and sustainability were major themes at the 2019 AIP Packaging Technical Forum, which was held in a packed room at Sydney’s Sofitel Wentworth on 30 April.

Nestlé Australia and Eldyn Foods are employers of the three finalists in the running for the prestigious APPMA scholarship award.

Orora has hosted a visit by AIP members to its recycling plant in Botany NSW to show off its massive B9 paper line.

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.

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) has opened registration for its National Technical Forum, which will be held on 30 April in conjunction with the Women in Packaging breakfast and Australasian Packaging and Innovation Design Awards dinner.

Coca-Cola Amatil Northmead this week hosted 27 AIP members at its bottling and canning plant, which produces 40 million cases per year and over 400 SKUs. PKN was there.

Alexandra Brayshaw (pictured), winner of the 2015 APPMA Scholarship, has completed her Diploma in Packaging Technology, which she says was a valuable experience that allowed her to learn more about an evolving industry.

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) and Packaging New Zealand are introducing a new Accessible Packaging Design category to the annual Packaging Innovation & Design Awards program.

Submissions are open for the tenth annual APPMA Scholarship program, which will enable one packaging technologist, designer or engineer in Australia the opportunity to complete a Diploma in Packaging Technology to the value of $9,000.