On the pulse: PKN's latest issue is out

There is much on offer in the latest issue of PKN, with 84 action-packed pages covering the latest industry news, trends and developments, and every aspect of packaging that impacts the full value chain, from sustainability, to design, innovation, industry leadership... and more.

The September-October print issue is on it way to our readers in the mail, a little slower than usual due to Covid impacts, but for those who'd like a sneak preview, you can take a look at the digital version right here

This issue is packed with information relevant to everyone engaged in the packaging industry. It also includes our regular special supplement: the APPMA's Machinery Matters

FEATURES:

Cover Story: We find out more about Avon Graphics' new Alumma tool-free foiling and dent-free embossing for packaging.

Sustainability: Updates from APCO, Zero Co; Wellman Packaging; Twelve8; Amcor Flexibles & TIPA; and USyd

Food & Beverage Packaging: Latest developments from Mars FoodTamburlaine Wines and Laava; PakPot and ChobaniHMPS and AlmondCoBread brands Tip-Top, Wonder and Helga's; and KM Packaging.

Brand & Pack Design: Creative insights from Elmwood and New Laboratories, plus we take a look at what happens when art meets packaging.

Labels & Labelling: In the spotlight is Ravenwood Packaging's Circle of Linerless; UPM Raflatac's RafCycle; Avery Dennison's Sustainable Advantage.

Pack & Label Printing: New tech from Heidelberg, Xeikon, Screen, HP Indigo, and industry insights from Kurz and Kissel + Wolf.

SPECIAL FOCUS:

Pandemic Packaging: We take a closer look at how JL Lennard helped Ellume deliver Covid-19 test kits to the US.

Women in Packaging: The highlights from the Diversity Dialogue keynote and panel sessions.

AIP Conference: A round-up of key takeouts from the two-day virtual conference where sustainability in design was the key theme.

Equipment Update: New technology from Zi-Argus, Endoline and Herma

NEWS: Starting on page 6, we have the latest news from Orora, Amcor, Pact Group, Pro-Pac, SPC and Impact International.

REGULARS:

Comment: Publisher Lindy Hughson writes about circles of influence

Industry Insight: Tim Woods takes a closer look at the fibre packaging sector.

People in Packaging: Dr Rym Kachouri of Foodmach

The Bottom Line: Wisdom from Paul Allen of Margin Partners

Supplier Spotlight: SICK

Product Watch: tna Solutions

Enjoy the read!

Food & Drink Business

The Australian Food Pact is the latest addition to the arsenal of projects and R&D working to halve the country’s food waste by 2030. Simplot Australia, Woolworths Group, Goodman Fielder and Coles Group are four of the founding signatories, joined by Mars Australia, Mondelēz Australia, ARECO Pacific, and McCain Foods.

With the removal of restrictions across states and transitioning into a COVID-19 norm, Woolworths has announced all team members must be vaccinated in the coming months to keep working.

Asahi Beverages has expanded its initiative to buy barley direct from farmers, with seven New South Wales growers now supplying the company’s Yatala brewery in Queensland.