Digital flexibles packaging print producer ePac will build a second plant in Australia or New Zealand within 18 months, with the location yet be decided.

Orora’s Australian packaging operation delivered what the company said was a robust result for the financial year, with glass finding new markets, but it was in the US where the big growth took place.

Pact Group achieved 4% revenue growth in the 2021/22 financial year, driven by solid demand for sustainable packaging and recycling products, but profits slumped by 86% on soaring input costs.

Global packaging juggernaut Amcor says it will continue with strong growth in the new financial year, after reporting upticks in all its figures for the 2022 year, with the fourth quarter the best of all.

Recent Telstra Best of Business Awards winner Pakko has released its New Quote System for immediate access to packaging order quotes. allowing customers to design and order custom packaging online.

Auckland’s sorting of its household recyclables is about to get a boost, with Visy undertaking an upgrade of its Onehunga Materials Recovery Facility.

Automation and line integration specialist Foodmach has won the Leader in Innovative Product Development and Commercialisation award at the 2022 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards.

Global flexible packaging and lidding films supplier, KM Packaging, has confirmed the appointment of Frances Busby in the role of managing director.

Melbourne-based sustainable packaging leader, Pact Group, has committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 50 per cent in Australia and New Zealand by 2030.

Opal Group is making a major investment in modern manufacturing in regional Victoria, with the construction of a high speed manufacturing facility for corrugated cardboard packaging.

PKN July-August reviews the recent Australasian PIDAs and PacPrint 2022, and covers the latest news from the packaging industry, the positive changes made, the innovations launched. This issue shines the spotlight on snack and convenience packaging, digital print for packaging, and smart factories.

Close the Loop has bought thermal paper supplier and sustainable paper products group, Alliance Paper, for a purchase price of $1, and an investment in working capital of approximately $4.5 million.

In a major step forward for Pact Group’s onshore circular plastic initiatives, the company will partner with Woolworths Group to supply recycled packaging for products in the retailer's own brand range.

Melbourne-based material sciences startup Great Wrap has landed international investment to innovate materials and scale up production of its upcycled compostable stretch wrap for home and industrial use.

APCO has launched the ANZPAC Roadmap to 2025, showing the way forward to achieving plastic targets. "If we fail to act, by 2040, the volume of plastic on the market will double, the annual volume of plastic entering the ocean will almost triple, and ocean plastic stocks will quadruple."

APCO has partnered with the New Zealand Food & Grocery Council, which will support NZ businesses to adopt the Australasian Recycling Label (ARL).