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

This is our annual industry directory issue. You can find the packaging industry’s essential listing of packaging machinery, materials, services, and their suppliers on page 53.

Editor’s Pick

Packaging in the time of coronavirus: Australia’s way

We took a deep dive into how the global pandemic has been affecting the packaging industry. Read insights from various industry heavyweights on how they are coping, what they are learning, and what the future holds. It begins on page 22.

The 2020 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards

We also have a full round-up of this year’s winners of the PIDAs. This was the first year they were announced via a virtual awards ceremony. We bring you exclusive and exhaustive coverage of the winners starting on page 14.

Company Profile: Multipack LJM

Read how copackers Multipack and LJM have realised synergies and have become a tech-enabled, innovative outfit from page 20.

Special features in our May/June edition

  • Government stimulus: $150k – from page 26
    The government has started a raft of stimulus packages to keep the economy afloat during the Covid-19 crisis, making now an excellent time to consider investing in new equipment.
  • Pack & Label Printing – from page 32
    Read detailed reports on the latest innovations for the pack and label printing sector and preview some of the new machines that will be showcased at the next drupa, scheduled for 2021.
  • Food Packaging – from page 38
    Read about some exciting innovations in in-mould labelling, pouches, and more.

Food & Drink Business

Fine Food Australia has cancelled its 2020 trade show due to the reintroduction of stage three COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria. The show was scheduled to take place from 7-10 September in Melbourne.

Freedom Foods Group has advised the ASX that its voluntary trading halt will remain in place until 30 October while it investigates its financial position.

Bega Cheese has announced the reduction and consolidation of its processed cheese production, with 74 jobs to go at its Bega facility by Christmas.