Full year results for packaging giant Orora have with underlying net profit after tax (NPAT) up 4 per cent to $217m, earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) 3.7 per cent higher to $335.2m and earnings per share (EPS) up 3.7 per cent to 18 cents per share.

Pact Group has cited the drought, weaker demand from the agri and food & beverage sectors, and higher raw material and energy costs as contributing to the FY19 loss.

In a talk entitled For the Love of Colour at Print21+PKN LIVE on Monday this week, Schawk's executive director brought colour (and humour) to the event. We caught up with him on video shortly after he presented.

At Print21+PKN LIVE earlier this week, Campbell Arnott's packaging director Liza Vernalls gave examples of print executions within her brand portfolio that went well, and that did not. We caught up with her on video after her talk.

At the Print21+PKN LIVE event earlier this week, delegates were treated to an immersive AR experience. In an interview with Bill Atta shortly after his talk he demonstrated the AR game he created off Arnott's Shapes packaging.

Printing royalty rocked up to the Waterview in Homebush this week as Spicers officially launched itself under new owners Kokusai Pulp & Paper (KPP).

Guests received a masterclass in emerging packaging print technologies and opportunities at the Print21 + PKN LIVE New Frontiers in Packaging Print forum, held on Monday in Sydney’s Darling Harbour.

Labelmakers Group is set to acquire the country's biggest linerless labels producer, Le Mac Australia. The transaction, for an undisclosed sum, is expected to be completed next month.

The Australian packaging industry is one of the most advanced in the world when it comes to sustainable realignment; this was the clear conclusion from a European tour taken by APCO CEO Brooke Donnelly, PREP design director Anthony Peyton, and Planet Ark CEO Paul Klymenko.

Packaging business Jim's Bottler has been destroyed in a seven hour fire that led to local residents being told to stay indoors and toxic smoke covering sections of western Sydney.

Controversial recycling business SKM – which handles around 60 per cent of Victoria's waste – is to be wound up, with fears it could lead to hundreds of thousands of tonnes of waste heading straight to landfill.

FoodTech Qld wrapped up in Brisbane this week, after three days of exhibitors, speakers and forums. More than 130 exhibitors showcased the latest manufacturing, technology and product development for the food and beverage manufacturing sector.

In a series of video interviews, we hear from some of the speakers presenting our upcoming Print21 + PKN LIVE New Frontiers in Packaging Print event, slated for a week on Monday.

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.

Going beyond a label and packaging refresh, Taylors Wines' portfolio update includes AR to deepen engagement with consumers, and an NFC-chipped screw cap for authentication and tamper-evidence.