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The ACCC will not oppose the proposed acquisition of Synergy Packaging by Pact Group Holdings, saying the acquisition is unlikely to reduce competition in Australia's rigid plastic packaging sector.

tna solutions celebrated its 40th anniversary under the banner of People, Planet, Prosperity at a gala dinner in Melbourne last week. The PKN team was there.

It's been a long time coming, the evolution of AUSPACK into an ell-encompassing trade show for packaging and processing, truly reflective of the industry represented by show owner the APPMA. And last night at the APPMA Gala Dinner during AUSPACK, the APPEX show was launched.

The APPMA Awards of Excellence Gala Dinner was attended by 450 packaging and processing industry professionals, who gathered for the industry's night of nights to recognise this year's winners: Foodmach, Fibre King, GS1, Packsize, Trimatt Systems and Laco Automation were victorious, with emerging leaders from HMPS and Rhima also recognised.

On the Matthews Australasia stand at AUSPACK today, CEO Mark Dingley announced the company's new strategic partnership with FreshChain Systems, enabling end-to-end fresh food traceability from farm to fork.

AUSPACK 2022, the southern hemisphere’s leading processing and packaging trade event, opened its doors to high expectations this morning, at the Melbourne expo centre.

The WorldStar 2022 Awards presentation, held on 4 May at Fiera Milano during the Ipack-Ima trade show, saw a record number of Australian and New Zealand packaging innovations recognised on this prestigious global stage. PKN was there.

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) has today launched a new initiative designed to drive greater uptake of recycled materials in packaging, the Recycled Materials Pledge.

Visy has confirmed a $700 million investment in Queensland recycling and re-manufacturing, and plans to relocate its current glass re-manufacturing operations.

Global digital flexible packaging phenomenon ePac has opened its new $10m Australian site, the latest in its growing list of facilities it has built around the world in the last six years.

Global packaging giant Amcor achieved a 16 per cent growth in sales in the third quarter, although that was five per cent on a constant currency basis, as all its figures beat estimates.

The latest print issue of Machinery Matters, the APPMA’s regular supplement published in partnership with PKN and Food & Drink Business, has now hit desks, and is also available online in digital form.

The judging has been completed for the APPMA Awards of Excellence 2022, and out of a record field of entries across eight categories, the finalists have been selected.

In news that has rocked the Australian packaging industry, APCO CEO Brooke Donnelly is stepping down from the position at the end of July, after five years in the role.

Geelong-based national polymer manufacturer and distributor LyondellBasell Australia is being acquired by Viva Energy Group, which says the acquisition will be a key step in the development of its Energy Hub.

Nina Nguyen's cardboard packaging and printing business Pakko, which she founded in 2017, has won the national 2022 Telstra Best of Business Progressing Australia Award.