• PIDA 2020 Beverage Category and Sustainable Packaging Design Finalist: Coca-Cola Amatil for the 100% recyclable rPET bottle.
    PIDA 2020 Beverage Category and Sustainable Packaging Design Finalist: Coca-Cola Amatil for the 100% recyclable rPET bottle.
  • PIDA 2020 Beverage Category Finalist: O-I Glass ANZ for the Millie fruit juice range.
    PIDA 2020 Beverage Category Finalist: O-I Glass ANZ for the Millie fruit juice range.
  • PIDA 2020 Health, Beauty & Wellness Category Finalist: Pact Group for the New Zealand Earthwise Glow Labs PCR 100% rPET bottle range.
    PIDA 2020 Health, Beauty & Wellness Category Finalist: Pact Group for the New Zealand Earthwise Glow Labs PCR 100% rPET bottle range.
  • PIDA 2020 Beverage Category and Accesible Packaging Design Special Award Finalist: Ecolean for the Bannister Downs Dairy WA chilled pasteurised range.
    PIDA 2020 Beverage Category and Accesible Packaging Design Special Award Finalist: Ecolean for the Bannister Downs Dairy WA chilled pasteurised range.
  • PIDA 2020 Beverage Category and Sustainable Packaging Design Finalist: Brownes Dairy for Australia’s first renewable gable top milk carton.
    PIDA 2020 Beverage Category and Sustainable Packaging Design Finalist: Brownes Dairy for Australia’s first renewable gable top milk carton.
  • PIDA 2020 Health, Beauty & Wellness Category Finalist: Kahuku Natural refillable stainless-steel range of cleansers and liquid soap containers.
    PIDA 2020 Health, Beauty & Wellness Category Finalist: Kahuku Natural refillable stainless-steel range of cleansers and liquid soap containers.
  • PIDA 2020 Food Category Finalist: Platypus Print Packaging for the Youfoodz Meal Kit.
    PIDA 2020 Food Category Finalist: Platypus Print Packaging for the Youfoodz Meal Kit.
  • PIDA 2020 Food Category and Sustainable Packaging Design Finalist: Planet Protector Packaging for the Lobster Protector.
    PIDA 2020 Food Category and Sustainable Packaging Design Finalist: Planet Protector Packaging for the Lobster Protector.
  • PIDA 2020 Food Category Finalist: OF Packaging for Local Legends novelty shaped pouches.
    PIDA 2020 Food Category Finalist: OF Packaging for Local Legends novelty shaped pouches.
  • PIDA 2020 Food Category Finalist: Disruptive Packaging for Uniqcor for cold chain environments.
    PIDA 2020 Food Category Finalist: Disruptive Packaging for Uniqcor for cold chain environments.
  • PIDA 2020 Beverage Category Finalist: Tetra Pak for JUST Water plant-based reusable water bottle.
    PIDA 2020 Beverage Category Finalist: Tetra Pak for JUST Water plant-based reusable water bottle.
  • PIDA 2020 Food Category Finalist: BioBag World Australia compostable cucumber wrap.
    PIDA 2020 Food Category Finalist: BioBag World Australia compostable cucumber wrap.
  • PIDA 2020 Food Category Finalist: Primo Foods for the Red Range Slice Pack.
    PIDA 2020 Food Category Finalist: Primo Foods for the Red Range Slice Pack.
  • PIDA 2020 Food Category Finalist: Arnott’s Cracker Chips split case innovation
    PIDA 2020 Food Category Finalist: Arnott’s Cracker Chips split case innovation
  • PIDA 2020 Young Packaging Professional Finalist: Alison Appleby, member resource & program coordinator, APCO.
    PIDA 2020 Young Packaging Professional Finalist: Alison Appleby, member resource & program coordinator, APCO.
  • PIDA 2020 Young Packaging Professional Finalist: Christopher Moffatt AAIP, quality control coordinator & product developer, Caspak Products.
    PIDA 2020 Young Packaging Professional Finalist: Christopher Moffatt AAIP, quality control coordinator & product developer, Caspak Products.
  • PIDA 2020 Young Packaging Professional Finalist: Kelly Wade, scientist, Scion (NZ).
    PIDA 2020 Young Packaging Professional Finalist: Kelly Wade, scientist, Scion (NZ).
  • PIDA 2020 Labelling & Decoration Category and Sustainable Packaging Design Special Award finalist: UPM Raflatac & Kiwi Labels for the CUSTOM-PAK rPET Cherry Punnet with self-adhesive label, permanent adhesive that is also washable at the PET recycling plant
    PIDA 2020 Labelling & Decoration Category and Sustainable Packaging Design Special Award finalist: UPM Raflatac & Kiwi Labels for the CUSTOM-PAK rPET Cherry Punnet with self-adhesive label, permanent adhesive that is also washable at the PET recycling plant
  • PIDA 2020 Labelling & Decoration Category Finalist: NCI Packaging & Dulux Group for the Porter’s Paints superior crafted paint can.
    PIDA 2020 Labelling & Decoration Category Finalist: NCI Packaging & Dulux Group for the Porter’s Paints superior crafted paint can.
  • PIDA 2020 Sustainable Packaging Design Special Award finalist: Sealed Air Brand Protective Packaging for the TempGuard kerbside recyclable packaging for pre-packaged, temperature sensitive goods.
    PIDA 2020 Sustainable Packaging Design Special Award finalist: Sealed Air Brand Protective Packaging for the TempGuard kerbside recyclable packaging for pre-packaged, temperature sensitive goods.
  • PIDA 2020 Sustainable Packaging Design Special Award finalist: Orora Fibre Packaging Ltd for the recyclable moulded paper inserts
    PIDA 2020 Sustainable Packaging Design Special Award finalist: Orora Fibre Packaging Ltd for the recyclable moulded paper inserts
  • PIDA 2020 Sustainable Packaging Design Special Award finalist: Planet Protector Packaging for the home compostable mailer pouch.
    PIDA 2020 Sustainable Packaging Design Special Award finalist: Planet Protector Packaging for the home compostable mailer pouch.
  • PIDA 2020 Sustainable Packaging Design Special Award finalist: Pact Group for New Zealand's Earthwise brand of PCR 75% rHDPE household cleaning range.
    PIDA 2020 Sustainable Packaging Design Special Award finalist: Pact Group for New Zealand's Earthwise brand of PCR 75% rHDPE household cleaning range.
  • PIDA 2020 Sustainable Packaging Design Special Award finalist: ecostore Ltd for New Zealand’s first 100% Ocean Waste Plastic (OWP) limited edition hand wash container.
    PIDA 2020 Sustainable Packaging Design Special Award finalist: ecostore Ltd for New Zealand’s first 100% Ocean Waste Plastic (OWP) limited edition hand wash container.
  • PIDA 2020 Sustainable Packaging Design Special Award finalist: Omni Group for the PerformX 100% recyclable stretch wrap.
    PIDA 2020 Sustainable Packaging Design Special Award finalist: Omni Group for the PerformX 100% recyclable stretch wrap.
  • PIDA 2020 Sustainable Packaging Design Special Award finalist: Nestlé Australia Ltd for the KITKAT Chocolatory recyclable e-commerce solution.
    PIDA 2020 Sustainable Packaging Design Special Award finalist: Nestlé Australia Ltd for the KITKAT Chocolatory recyclable e-commerce solution.
  • PIDA 2020 Sustainable Packaging Design Special Award finalist: Birdstone Collective & Orora Cartons for the recyclable Telstra Sleeve.
    PIDA 2020 Sustainable Packaging Design Special Award finalist: Birdstone Collective & Orora Cartons for the recyclable Telstra Sleeve.
  • PIDA 2020 Accesible Packaging Design Special Award finalist: Reckitt Benckiser for Gaviscon Dual Action Sachets.
    PIDA 2020 Accesible Packaging Design Special Award finalist: Reckitt Benckiser for Gaviscon Dual Action Sachets.
  • PIDA 2020 Domestic & Household Category Finalist: Outside the Box Caskets for an ecological solution to the traditional timber and MDF casket.
    PIDA 2020 Domestic & Household Category Finalist: Outside the Box Caskets for an ecological solution to the traditional timber and MDF casket.
  • PIDA 2020 Domestic & Household Category Finalist: Pact Group for New Zealand's Earthwise brand's PCR 75% rHDPE household cleaning range.
    PIDA 2020 Domestic & Household Category Finalist: Pact Group for New Zealand's Earthwise brand's PCR 75% rHDPE household cleaning range.
  • PIDA 2020 Domestic & Household Category Finalist: Sealed Air for its Brand Protective Packaging Korrvu product protection solution.
    PIDA 2020 Domestic & Household Category Finalist: Sealed Air for its Brand Protective Packaging Korrvu product protection solution.
  • PIDA 2020 Domestic & Household Category Finalist: Sealed Air for Daisy Pool Covers.
    PIDA 2020 Domestic & Household Category Finalist: Sealed Air for Daisy Pool Covers.
  • PIDA 2020 Domestic & Household Category Finalist: Birdstone Collective & Orora Cartons for the recyclable Telstra Sleeve.
    PIDA 2020 Domestic & Household Category Finalist: Birdstone Collective & Orora Cartons for the recyclable Telstra Sleeve.
  • PIDA 2020 Domestic & Household Category Finalist: Birdstone Collective & NCI Packaging for the Dulux Group's Cabot’s Ready Bucket range.
    PIDA 2020 Domestic & Household Category Finalist: Birdstone Collective & NCI Packaging for the Dulux Group's Cabot’s Ready Bucket range.
  • PIDA 2020 Domestic & Household Category Finalist: Gaprie Ltd for the PC Nets which are a reusable alternative for pallet containment.
    PIDA 2020 Domestic & Household Category Finalist: Gaprie Ltd for the PC Nets which are a reusable alternative for pallet containment.
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And now for some much needed good news: Australasia's peak packaging awards programme – the Packaging Innovation and Design Awards – has released its highly anticipated list of company and individual finalists across eight categories, representing the cream of the crop in packaging design innovation and industry contribution for 2020.

The PIDA gala event may have been postponed due to Covid-19 but the awards program is still a go – albeit via digital and virtual channels. As the exclusive media partner for the awards, we have partnered with The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) to bring you the finalists for the 2020 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA), and will provide of the virtual winners' announcement in April.

The PIDA programme, run by the AIP, has been designed to recognise companies and individuals who are making a significant difference in their respective fields across Australia and New Zealand. The most hotly contested category, not surprisingly, was sustainability, followed by food and beverage. The PIDA programme is the exclusive feeder programme for the prestigious WorldStar Packaging Awards. The 2020 PIDA winners will automatically be eligible for entry into the 2021 WorldStar Packaging Awards competition.

The PIDA awards recognise organisations that have designed innovative packaging within each of these five manufacturing categories: Food; Beverage; Health; Beauty & Wellness; Domestic & Household; and Labelling & Decoration. The programme also includes three special awards: Sustainable Packaging Design, Accessible Packaging Design, and Young Packaging Professional of the Year.

PIDA 2020 Food Category Finalist: OF Packaging for Local Legends novelty shaped pouches.
PIDA 2020 Food Category Finalist: OF Packaging for Local Legends novelty shaped pouches.

AND THE FINALISTS ARE...

2020 Packaging Innovation & Design of the Year Award – Food Category

This category recognises organisations that have designed innovative packaging and/or materials, within food packaging and processing including fresh, frozen or 'other' sectors. All entries are also judged on sustainable packaging design considerations and what packaging changes they are undertaking to meet the 2025 National Packaging Targets. This is a WorldStar Packaging Awards category.

Finalists are: Arnott’s Cracker Chips unique split case innovation; BioBag World Australia compostable cucumber wrap; Disruptive Packaging for Uniqcor for cold chain environments; OF Packaging for Local Legends novelty shaped pouches; Planet Protector Packaging for the Lobster Protector; Platypus Print Packaging for the Youfoodz Meal Kit and Primo Foods for the Red Range Slice Pack.

See images of the food category finalists along with all other finalists in our gallery at the top of the page.

 

2020 Packaging Innovation & Design of the Year Award – Beverage Category

PIDA 2020 Beverage Category Finalist: Brownes Dairy for Australia’s first renewable gable top milk carton.
PIDA 2020 Beverage Category Finalist: Brownes Dairy for Australia’s first renewable gable top milk carton.

The Beverage category recognises organisations that have designed innovative packaging and/or materials for packaging and processing applications for liquid or dry tea, coffee, water and soft drinks, as well as wine, beer and spirits. All entries are also judged on sustainable packaging design considerations and what packaging changes they are undertaking to meet the 2025 National Packaging Targets. This is a WorldStar Packaging Awards category.

Finalists are Brownes Dairy for Australia’s first renewable gable top milk carton; Coca-Cola Amatil for the 100% recyclable rPET bottle; Ecolean for the Bannister Downs Dairy WA chilled pasteurised range; Tetra Pak for JUST Water plant-based reusable water bottle; and O-I Glass ANZ for the Millie fruit juice range.

 

2020 Packaging Innovation & Design of the Year Award – Health, Beauty & Wellness

PIDA 2020 Health, Beauty & Wellness Category Finalist: Kahuku Natural refillable stainless-steel range of cleansers and liquid soap containers.
PIDA 2020 Health, Beauty & Wellness Category Finalist: Kahuku Natural refillable stainless-steel range of cleansers and liquid soap containers.

The Health, Beauty & Wellness category recognises organisations that have designed innovative packaging and/or materials for application in cosmetics, toiletries, personal hygiene, supplements, vitamins, perfumes, hair body and oral care. This award also covers packaging of all medicines including over the counter medicines and medical equipment packaging. All entries are also judged on sustainable packaging design considerations and what packaging changes they are undertaking to meet the 2025 National Packaging Targets. This is a WorldStar Packaging Awards category.

Finalists are Pact Group for the New Zealand Earthwise Glow Labs PCR 100% rPET bottle range; and Kahuku Natural refillable stainless-steel range of cleansers and liquid soap containers.

 

PIDA 2020 Domestic & Household Category Finalist: Birdstone Collective & NCI Packaging for the Dulux Group's Cabot’s Ready Bucket range.
PIDA 2020 Domestic & Household Category Finalist: Birdstone Collective & NCI Packaging for the Dulux Group's Cabot’s Ready Bucket range.

2020 Packaging Innovation & Design of the Year Award – Domestic & Household

The Domestic & Household category recognises organisations that have designed innovative packaging and/or materials for packaging for the domestic and household, toy, stationery, gifts, clothing, garden equipment and decorating sectors. All entries are also judged on sustainable packaging design considerations and what packaging changes they are undertaking to meet the 2025 National Packaging Targets. This is a WorldStar Packaging Awards category.

PIDA 2020 Domestic & Household Category Finalist: Pact Group for New Zealand's Earthwise brand's PCR 75% rHDPE household cleaning range.
PIDA 2020 Domestic & Household Category Finalist: Pact Group for New Zealand's Earthwise brand's PCR 75% rHDPE household cleaning range.

Finalists are Birdstone Collective & NCI Packaging for the Dulux Group's Cabot’s Ready Bucket range; Birdstone Collective & Orora Cartons for the recyclable Telstra Sleeve; Sealed Air for Daisy Pool Covers; Gaprie Ltd for the P.C. Nets, which are a reusable alternative for pallet containment; Outside the Box Caskets for an ecological solution to the traditional timber and MDF casket; Pact Group for New Zealand's Earthwise brand's PCR 75% rHDPE household cleaning range; and Sealed Air for its Brand Protective Packaging Korrvu product protection solution.

PIDA 2020 Labelling & Decoration Category Finalist: NCI Packaging & Dulux Group for the Porter’s Paints superior crafted paint can.
PIDA 2020 Labelling & Decoration Category Finalist: NCI Packaging & Dulux Group for the Porter’s Paints superior crafted paint can.

 

2020 Packaging Innovation & Design of the Year Award – Labelling & Decoration
The Labelling & Decoration category is designed to recognise the addition of content to a pack which creates a unique or innovative appearance, function or communication. This may include labels, sleeves, tags, coding/markings, etching, directly applied inks or any other similar process. All entries are also judged on sustainable packaging design considerations and what packaging changes they are undertaking to meet the 2025 National Packaging Targets. This is a WorldStar Packaging Award Category.

Finalists are NCI Packaging & DuluxGroup for the Porter’s Paints superior crafted paint can and UPM Raflatac & Kiwi Labels for the CUSTOM-PAK rPET Cherry Punnet with self-adhesive label, permanent adhesive that is also washable at the PET recycling plant.

 

SPECIAL AWARDS

PIDA 2020 Accesible Packaging Design Special Award finalist: Reckitt Benckiser for Gaviscon Dual Action Sachets.
PIDA 2020 Accessible Packaging Design Special Award finalist: Reckitt Benckiser for Gaviscon Dual Action Sachets.

The Accessible Packaging Design Special Award is designed to recognise packaging that is accessible, intuitive, easy-to-open and innovative. Accessible packaging design award entries need to demonstrate measuring techniques, an understanding of injuries caused by packaging and consumer satisfaction levels with packaging accessibility. This award is sponsored by Arthritis Australia and Arthritis New Zealand.

Finalists are Ecolean for the Bannister Downs Dairy WA chilled pasteurised range and Reckitt Benckiser for Gaviscon Dual Action Sachets.

 

PIDA 2020 Sustainable Packaging Design Special Award finalist: Planet Protector Packaging for the home compostable mailer pouch.
PIDA 2020 Sustainable Packaging Design Special Award finalist: Planet Protector Packaging for the home compostable mailer pouch.

The Sustainable Packaging Design Special Award is designed to recognise companies that have developed innovative packaging or processing solutions that incorporates sustainability considerations. Elements include Social, Material, Source Reduction, Energy and Recovery.

One of the winners will be awarded the custom EcodEX packaging environmental assessment valued at $10,000. Selerant will implement its acclaimed EcodEX assessment and provide the winner a reputable third-party environmental evaluation of the product package or formulation. This is a WorldStar Packaging Awards Category.

Finalists are Birdstone Collective & Orora Cartons for the recyclable Telstra Sleeve; Brownes Dairy for Australia’s first renewable gable top milk carton; Coca-Cola Amatil for the 100% recyclable post-consumer recycled rPET bottle; ecostore for New Zealand’s first 100% Ocean Waste Plastic (OWP) limited edition hand wash container; Nestlé Australia for the

PIDA 2020 Sustainable Packaging Design Special Award finalist: Nestlé Australia Ltd for the KITKAT Chocolatory recyclable e-commerce solution.
PIDA 2020 Sustainable Packaging Design Special Award finalist: Nestlé Australia Ltd for the KITKAT Chocolatory recyclable e-commerce solution.

KITKAT Chocolatory recyclable e-commerce solution; Omni Group for the PerformX 100% recyclable stretch wrap; Orora Fibre Packaging for the recyclable moulded paper inserts; Pact Group for New Zealand's Earthwise brand's PCR 75% rHDPE household cleaning range; Planet Protector Packaging for the Lobster Protector; Planet Protector Packaging for the home compostable mailer pouch; Sealed Air Brand Protective Packaging for the TempGuard kerbside recyclable packaging for pre-packaged, temperature sensitive goods; and UPM Raflatac & Kiwi Labels for the CUSTOM-PAK rPET Cherry Punnet with self-adhesive label, permanent adhesive that is also washable at the PET recycling plant.

 

2020 Young Packaging Professional of the Year Award

PIDA 2020 Young Packaging Professional Finalist: Kelly Wade, scientist, Scion (NZ).
PIDA 2020 Young Packaging Professional Finalist: Kelly Wade, scientist, Scion (NZ).

The purpose of the Young Packaging Professional of the Year Award is to provide incentive and recognition to young professionals who are both currently working in and wish to pursue a career in the packaging industry.

Finalists are Alison Appleby, member resource & program coordinator, APCO; Christopher Moffatt AAIP, quality control coordinator & product developer, Caspak Products; and Kelly Wade, scientist, Scion (NZ).

 

The 2020 Australasian PIDA winners will be formally announced, virtually, in April. As exclusive media partners, PKN and Food & Drink Business will be providing coverage.

The AIP acknowledges the following sponsors of the PIDA programme: Platinum  APCO, Viscotec and Wellman Packaging; Silver – Auspouch, Metalprint, Mosca, Platypus Print Packaging, Verix and Westrock; Bronze – Bio-lutions, Caps and Closures, Cemac, JL Lennard, KHS, Konica Minolta, OF Packaging, Planet Protector, Sealed Air, Taghleef Industries, TetraPak, Vanden Recycling, Zipform Packaging, Esko; Supporters – Aeson Material and Ecolean.

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