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Profits at packaging giant Amcor are approaching US$1bn, with the company’s CEO Ron Delia signaling the company is looking at acquisition to drive further growth, as he described the year as “outstanding.”

Orora saw its full year profits rise on last year, and says it is now well positioned to pursue new growth opportunities. In Australasia growth in cans and closures offset a subdued glass business, as the impact of Chinese tariffs on wine hit.

Over 850 Aussies have backed Planet Protector Packaging's mission to save the ocean from expanded polystyrene, with a succesful crowdfunding campaign raising $1.25million.

Against the backdrop of Covid challenges, volume growth in Pact's packaging and sustainability segment was strong in the full year, in which the Group saw its revenues fall by three per cent, with net profit down by one per cent, although underlying profit rose by 28 per cent.

Amcor has invested $35m for two new innovation centres in Belgium and China, expanding its global reach for its deep material science expertise and packaging development capabilities.

Pact Group, Cleanaway, Asahi Beverages and Coca-Cola Europacific Partners have signed a MOU for a joint venture to build and operate a new PET recycling facility.

Sydney-based tube manufacturer, Impact International, has just installed and commissioned a new five-layer extrusion line successfully despite restrictions imposed by the current Covid-19 lockdown.

PKN Packaging News is expanding, with the appointment of a new editor, highly experienced journalist Colleen Bate, who has joined the ANZ packaging industry’s media hub.

Trade unions ACTU and AMWU have responded to SPC's move to mandate vaccination for all staff. SPC CEO Robert Giles has defended the company's position.

Australian manufacturer SPC, which processes and packages fruit and veg at its sites in Shepparton, has made the bold move to mandate vaccination for all staff by end November to gain entry to any company location.

The rollout of Tip Top's recyclable cardboard bread tags has now reached NSW and Victoria, after the initial release in SA, and will see one hundred million plastic bread tags eliminated from the annual waste streams in these states.

PKN’s July-August issue is another bumper edition showcasing sustainability and innovation in Snacks & Convenience, Flexible Packaging, Digital Printing and Smart Factories, and featuring the gold winners in this year's prestigious Packaging Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA).

Amcor Flexibles has partnered with compostable packaging producer, TIPA, to bring its compostable packaging technology to Australia and New Zealand.

As part of its ambition to be Australia’s most sustainable supermarket, Coles Group has launched a national campaign that brings to life and celebrates its recently launched Sustainability Strategy.

The Goodman Group and joint venture partner, Brickworks, have commenced construction of a new 16,870 square metre purpose-built service centre facility for packaging giant, CHEP.

Pact Group and Cleanaway have invested $38 million into a new plastic recycling facility at Laverton, Victoria, which will become Australia’s largest post-consumer polyethylene recycling plant.