PKN's latest issue is out, bringing readers a full wrap-up of recent major industry events, company news, packaging innovation and our indispensible annual industry directory.

The latest issue is in the mail and on its way to PKN subscribers. But if you can't wait, download or read it online here

HIndustry event highlights in this issue include:

  • Smart, connected, sustainable... and successful - PKN journalist Jake Nelson reviews the AUSPACK 2019 Business & Industry Conference.
  • AUSPACK 2019 breaks every record - The PKN team's overview of the Melbourne show that raised the bar for future events.
  • Creativity and critical thinking in the future workplace - journalist Doris Prodanovic and associate editor Wayne Robinson report on the Women in Packaging breakfast forum.
  • Forum faces the future - Innovation and sustainability were major themes at the 2019 AIP National Packaging Technical Forum. Jake Nelson delivers the wrap on the day's discussions.
  • Top night for top achievers - who won what at the PIDA awards.

In company news, we find out more about the strategy behind Matthews rebrand and new-look chameleon logo; how Tetra Pak is turning drinks cartons into digital data carriers, and how Coca-Cola Australia plans to double its recycled plastcs usage.

Features in this issue include FMCG Packaging (including a look behind the scenes at theJUST water bottling facility) , Luxury Packaging (innovation on show at ADF & PCD in Paris earlier this year); Pack and Label Printing (a closer look at the business of next-gen digital disruptor Luminar, the new deal struck by Kodak and Matthews, and Brewtopia's end-to-end personalised beverage packaging solution.)

PLUS: the special supplement APPMA Machinery Matters, which, not surprisingly, focuses on AUSPACK in this issue.

And last, but by no means least, our annual INDUSTRY DIRECTORY, the essential listing of packaging machinery, materials, services and their suppliers.

Click here to read or download the latest issue.


Food & Drink Business

Murray River Organics has partnered with Coles to enter the $1 billion breakfast cereal category, with the consumer brand launch of a new range of organic mueslis in 800 stores nationwide. It is expected to raise $5 to $6 million in revenue per annum.

The May/June issue of Food & Drink Business is out. It features our annual classified industry directory, a bumper 14-page processing & packaging tech update and loads of features on what's happening in the sector.

B2B beverages marketplace Kaddy has raised $3.5 million in funding, with the new funds aimed at helping the start-up enhance its platform capabilities, grow the team and expand interstate.