Food

Israeli packaging innovator, StePac – represented in Australia by J-tech Systems – has expanded its range of top seals with new solutions to boost the retail fresh produce packaging sector.

Global flexible packaging and lidding films supplier KM Packaging has introduced new Halloween themed shaped confectionery pouches which are going down a treat with US consumers.

With the new Chobani 170g single-serve pots, PakPot finds the balance between functional design, environmental impact, and aesthetic appeal.

A global leader in linerless labelling, label verification, and pack inspection systems, Ravenwood Packaging is expanding its footprint in Asia Pacific, with a new office in Australia.

Food & beverage engineering expert Andrew Marshall, who has had stints at major players like Asahi, CUB and Lion, has joined packaging automation integrator Foodmach as senior project manager.

Coles Own Brand is trialling the replacement of plastic bread tags with new cardboard varieties that are made from 100 per cent paper-based recycled content, and are recyclable via kerbside collection.

A pandemic-induced pivot for family owned and operated Australian commercial print business CBS Printing has led to the establishment of a thriving one-stop-shop food packaging business.

Tenacity and creativity are key drivers when it comes to designing packaging to reduce food waste, meet sustainability targets and satisfy consumer expectations.

Along with a fresh new design, Nutura Organic has incorporated a QR code at the base of its 3-stage range tins to assist with quality control and to provide parents with educational information about its products.

Despite the Covid-19 disruption, the packaging sector has been resilient, with many new initiatives continuing to come through the innovation funnel. The snacking market is no exception. Paul Jenkins shares his insights with PKN.

With a clear on-pack statement, Australian bread brand Helga’s is letting consumers know its plastic packaging for loaves, rolls and wraps is now 100 per cent recyclable through REDcycle drop-off points via participating stores.

The $25m expansion of Almondco Australia’s plant in SA has seen HMPS deliver the integrated turnkey processing and packaging system that has increased the almond processor's value-add production output by 400%.

This July, Mars Food Australia is rolling out its new Masterfoods Herbs & Spices packaging, sporting a new closure system by Cormack Packaging, and produced on a revamped, automated packaging line at its Wyong, NSW manufacturing plant.

Global flexible packaging and lidding films supplier KM Packaging has expanded its product range with the addition of pre-made, stand-up shaped pouches, now available in the Australian market.

Tray sealing specialist Proseal has helped Asian-inspired healthy food brand itsu diversify into the retail market and is now being sold in major UK supermarkets.

As packaging and processing pioneer Tetra Pak marks 60 years of F&B innovation in Australia, PKN sits down with Andrew Pooch, MD Tetra Pak Oceania, to talk about the brand's heritage, milestones, and the view down the road ahead.