Leading food industry expo Fine Food makes its return this year from 5-8 September 2022 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, with registrations now open.
At the expo more than 650 Australian and international exhibitors representing the food industry, including food service, hospitality, catering, bakery, retail, import, export, distribution, manufacturing and packaging, will exhibit the latest products, technology and services.
The B2B event will also include a series of presentations and informative sessions conducted by industry leaders to educate and engage visitors with the latest industry news, trends and more.
One of the key features at Fine Food Australia this year will be Talking Trends, sponsored by BioPak, which will bring together a panel of speakers to share industry knowledge and conduct important discussions on the future of food. The full program can be viewed here.
Also featured will be a range of competitions to judge the best Aussie pie, most promising chefs, and the best in food innovation. The New Product Showcase will also feature the latest products, equipment and ideas to hit the market within the last 24 months.
Leading exhibitors in the packing sector who will be showcasing their latest range of sustainable products include:
BioPak: Award-winning BioPak uses innovative materials that are both sustainably sourced and rapidly renewable such as Ingeo bioplastic which has a footprint up to 80 per cent lower. Its new two and four cup carrier tray is made in Australia with 100 per cent recycled paperboard, including its corrugated BioBoard boxes and trays which will transition to a local manufacturer. BioPak also recently celebrated the first year of its initiative, Compost Connect, involving 80 Australian councils who have diverted tonnes of organic waste from landfill.
O F Packaging: Including stand up pouches, flat bottom bags, retail and shelf ready carton, and paper tubes, O F Packaging aims to limit packaging weight and reduce packaging waste. Its mono-polymer pouches and films, made from a single plastic material or in combination with other materials in the same polymer family, means the packs are easily recyclable and contain no PVDC, PET, nylon or aluminium films. Pack Cycle, which uses specially formulated polyolefins, is also used for sensitive products requiring a high barrier to oxygen and moisture.
Re-Forme: The innovative Earth range from Re-forme which includes straws and earth tape is made using 65 per cent clay. After the clay is extracted from the ground, it’s compressed with resin, allowing them to be recycled, composted or biodegrade in landfill. Other wares such as bowls and containers are also environmentally friendly.
Detpak: Having long supplied high quality sustainable paper and cardboard packaging solutions, Detpak recently partnered with San Remo for its Fantastic and Suimin noodles cups, developing an innovative packaging solution. Made with next generation RecycleMe lining, this uses 40 per cent less plastic. The noodle cup is one of the first of its kind, helping to eliminate more than 35 million expanded polystyrene (EPS) cups from landfill each year.
Castaway Food Packaging: Designed with circularity in mind, Castaway’s Eco-Smart products contain at least 30 per cent recycled content and are recyclable. The Enviroboard products include food containers, plates, bowls and clams made with natural and renewable sugarcane pulp which are completely home compostable.
Pac Food: Pac Food’s Eko Pak range also uses sugar cane pulp to create environmentally friendly containers. EkoPak’s range of packaging breaks down within 45-60 days, and also creates compost which is full of nutrients and good for plants and the local ecosystem.
Other packaging companies showcasing will include Natural Pak, Collinsons Packaging, Eezy Pak, Green Bean Packaging, Piber Plastics, The Paper Cup Company and Tycoplas.
For more information visit www.finefoodaustralia.com.au and register to reserve your place here.