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'Smart. Connected. Sustainable.' is the theme of a new business and industry conference taking place alongside the AUSPACK exhibition, in Melbourne in March next year.

Kodak has sold its flexographic packaging division to a private equity firm for up to an estimated $390 million USD ($540 million AUD).

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) has continued its long-standing partnership with Foodbank by packing 38,256 meals for Victorians experiencing food insecurity.

A resealable can, interactive packaging, a pouch with a bubble valve seal and a coffee-making cobot were among the highlights at Pack Expo International last week in Chicago. PKN took a closer look.

Visy will open a new corrugated cardboard plant in Truganina, Victoria, as part of its push to create new manufacturing jobs.

Sustainable packaging producer BioPak is partnering with Swedish company Duni to expand its environmentally-friendly product range across the Asia-Pacific region and Europe.

Hailed as its biggest show to date, Pack Expo International this week in Chicago drew over 50,000 packaging professionals to view the wares of over 2500 exhibitors. PKN was there walking the aisles, spotting trends and meeting friends.

Jet Technologies and Screen drew a good crowd of industry professionals for the Sydney leg of a three-part series presenting the latest in labelling and narrow web printing.

Amcor managing director and CEO Ron Delia has highlighted sustainability and the Bemis takeover as positives for the company in an upbeat speech at this morning’s annual general meeting.

David Yaffa, proprietor of Yaffa Media, publisher of PKN, has died aged 84. A staunchly independent and passionate publisher, he built an empire of more than 30 business and consumer magazines and websites, becoming a significant force in Australian media.

Read about Bannister Downs' award-winning dairy design that stars Ecolean packaging and equipment, CCA's new closure line, and Lion's investment in agility with a solution from Foodmach... and much more.

At The Convenience Culture LIVE breakfast forum next week, marketing and packaging executives will take a closer look at how to find the balance between functional delivery and sustainability through smart packaging design and material choices.

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation will finance $30 million of sustainability upgrades at Visy over the next four years.

Austcor is closing the four-year-old Zac Pac packaging facility in Queensland, with all equipment to be sold off. The 12,000sqm production centre was a $25m investment under the previous owner John Zac and his family, opening in 2014.

German bookbinding machinery giant Kolbus Group has taken a big step in its pivot to packaging with its purchase of Autobox, owner of British Converting Solutions (BCS).