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Hailed as its biggest show to date, Pack Expo International this week in Chicago drew over 50,000 packaging professionals to view the wares of over 2500 exhibitors. PKN was there walking the aisles, spotting trends and meeting friends.

Jet Technologies and Screen drew a good crowd of industry professionals for the Sydney leg of a three-part series presenting the latest in labelling and narrow web printing.

Amcor managing director and CEO Ron Delia has highlighted sustainability and the Bemis takeover as positives for the company in an upbeat speech at this morning’s annual general meeting.

David Yaffa, proprietor of Yaffa Media, publisher of PKN, has died aged 84. A staunchly independent and passionate publisher, he built an empire of more than 30 business and consumer magazines and websites, becoming a significant force in Australian media.

Read about Bannister Downs' award-winning dairy design that stars Ecolean packaging and equipment, CCA's new closure line, and Lion's investment in agility with a solution from Foodmach... and much more.

At The Convenience Culture LIVE breakfast forum next week, marketing and packaging executives will take a closer look at how to find the balance between functional delivery and sustainability through smart packaging design and material choices.

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation will finance $30 million of sustainability upgrades at Visy over the next four years.

Austcor is closing the four-year-old Zac Pac packaging facility in Queensland, with all equipment to be sold off. The 12,000sqm production centre was a $25m investment under the previous owner John Zac and his family, opening in 2014.

German bookbinding machinery giant Kolbus Group has taken a big step in its pivot to packaging with its purchase of Autobox, owner of British Converting Solutions (BCS).

When consumer sentiment on packaging is seen to be at its lowest ebb and readily demonised in the media, it is refreshing to be reminded of the valuable role packaging plays in food waste reduction.

Unilever ANZ has welcomed Government's 2025 national recycling pledge, with CEO Clive Stiff saying the company wants to change the current model, and wants a complete shift in its apporach to resources.

Pact Group executive chairman Raphael “Ruffy” Geminder said Australia’s packaging industry faces an inflection point with consumer sentiment shifting and government action forthcoming.

In what has been hailed as a milestone event, the Australian Government joined business leaders to announce new targets to reduce packaging waste and improve recycling in Australia.

Coffee pod manufacturer iCapsulate is in voluntary administration, less than two years after receiving a $2.5m investment offer in the biggest ever deal seen on TV show Shark Tank.

The strawberry crisis has the industry looking at implementing longer terms solutions, which could include a covering barrier, a tamper evident seal, and hardened plastic.