PKN's July-August issue is out, packed with latest news and analysis covering trends, technology, innovation and design and including our exclusive Machinery Matters supplement.

The latest issue os on its way to subscribers in the mail, but if you can't wait, the digital version is available here.


This edition's stunning cover features award-winning innovation from Caps & Closures. PKN visited the facility where it all happens, and spoke to MD Brendon Holmes about the company's success to date, and innovation in the pipeline. See page 12-13.

We also went behind the scenes at The Van Dyke Press, one of Australia's leading manufacturers of pre-cut and reel-fed aluminium and PET lidding, and spoke to GM Will Tompson about new developments and growth drivers. See page 40-41

In the exciting world of packaging print, we take a look at what's in store at our upcoming LIVE forum: New Frontiers in Packaging Print, to be held on 12 August in Sydney (see page 22) and report on Esko's Open House event that showcased its packaging solutions.

Our dedicated Machinery Matters section (see page 27 - 34)  brings you up to date with the Australian Packaging & Processing Machinery Association's activities and member news, including a member profile on Currie Group, which turns 70 this year.

Our People in Packaging column features packaging evangelist and educator Professor Pierre Pienaar, president of the World Packaging Organisation, who shares some of the high points in his career. See page 50.

The Tech Speak section brings you an overview of the recent Global Packaging Forum in Bangkok, co-organised by AIP, and exploring pressing packaging issues. See page 52-53.

Our ProPak Asia wrap takes a look at why Australian packaging and processing machinery suppliers are seeing this show as one of growing importance in the region. See page 54-58

Special features in this issue include: Bulk & Industrial Packaging (page 36), Flexible Packaging (page 40), and Snacks & Convenience Packaging (page 46).

And of course, we have the latest news, design case studies and more, all available in a click.

Food & Drink Business

If food quality and safety standards are to be embedded in a company’s culture, a shift in focus is needed, McCormick & Co director of Global Quality Systems and Food Safety, Jill Hoffman said at this week’s APAC Food Safety Conference.

In the non-dairy milk category, Almond Breeze is a brand that has made bold moves to achieve phenomenal results. At Food & Drink Business + PKN LIVE breakfast forum on 11 October, we'll find out how.

A S Harrison & Co has been providing specialised raw materials for almost 100 years, with its Performance Ingredients division offering a broad range of food products including beef powder.