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Click here to read the May/June issue of PKN Packaging News magazine online.

Whether you read it online or in print, the July/August edition of PKN Packaging News is packed with the latest news and insight for the packaging industry.

Editor’s Pick

Cover story

We talked to the Australasia MD of Kurz, the world's leading supplier of metallised transfer products for decorative, functional security purposes. Read about how the business has changed over the half-century it has been operating in Australasia on page 20.

Flexibles update

The spectre of sustainability is haunting the flexibles sector, but flexible packaging innovators are delivering with light weighting and a push towards using recycled materials in packaging, as well as making the package itself recyclable. Read more on page 42.

Sustainability

Three Australian environmental organisations have teamed up to release a comprehensive guide to help businesses make informed decisions around compostable plastic packaging. Read more on page 10.

Special features in our July/August edition

  • Snack & Convenience Packaging – from page 22
    We took a deep dive into some exciting aspects of the snack and convenience packaging sector, including inline coding systems, resealing technology, packing lines, convenience packaging during the pandemic, and more.
  • Smart Factory – from page 36
    Manufacturing has been undergoing a revolution of sorts with automation and machine learning changing the way factories function. In this feature, we investigate the transition towards a smarter factory and the efficiencies that technology can bring with augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and automation.
  • Digital Printing – from page 48
    Digital printing is opening up a vast range of options for packaging producers. It offers tremendous flexibility when it comes to customisation, variability, colour, and substrates. We take a look at companies who are helping brands make the most of this technology, driving colnsumer engagement and sales as a result.

Food & Drink Business

A partnership between online surplus food marketplace Yume with waste and recycling company SUEZ has delivered major waste reductions.

Michael Perich has been announced as the interim CEO for Freedom Foods Group, as investigations continue into how the company amassed more than $60 million in inventory write-downs.

The 2021 Halliday Wine Companion Awards celebrated the best of Australia’s wine industry, with Barossa Valley’s Henschke taking out Winery of the Year, and Hunter Valley's 2018 Brokenwood Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz awarded Wine of the Year.