Global packaging leader TricorBraun has successfully completed its acquisition of PB Packaging (PB), a leading Australian provider of plastic and glass packaging.

VIDEO: At printing industry trade show PacPrint, taking place in Melbourne this week, PKN spoke to Ross Fursey, MD of Ultra Labels & Flexpack, about the reason behind the company's purchase of the HP Indigo 6K digital label press, destined for its Barossa Valley facility.

Amcor has moved to the next phase of its inaugural Lift-Off initiative, shortlisting the start-ups to invest in from 100 to eight, selected for innovative packaging concepts with a sustainability focus.

A $55m investment in an upgraded manufacturing site secures Asahi Beverages a major manufacturing presence in SE Qld and brings new beverage filling and packaging technology to the plant.

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) has appointed Kmart exec and current APCO Board member, Chris Foley, as its new CEO. Foley will start in the role in August 2022.

Amcor has undertaken a product rebrand aimed at giving customers a clearer, more holistic view of its growing portfolio of 'more sustainable' packaging solutions.

Pact Group Holdings has completed its acquisition of Synergy Packaging, with Pact Group MD and Group CEO Sanjay Dayal positive about the potential of the venture.

The latest results from APCO's 2021 reporting has revealed that over a quarter of a million SKUs now feature the Australasian Recycling Label (ARL) on-pack across the ANZ.

Local OEM HMPS Group has designed and developed a sleever and cartoner in one footprint for Australian cheesemaker Real Dairy.

Nestlé Professional has launched a limited edition Nescafé Blend 43 1kg tin made by Visy, with label by Labelmakers, and 280pk sachets by Stratex, exclusive to First Nations company Mandura.

The Arnott’s Group has released its second annual Sustainability Report, highlighting its achievements and continued momentum, to achieve key sustainability obligations, with packaging a key focus.

In an Australian first, an Adelaide-based yoghurt manufacturer MOO Premium Foods is using 100 per cent ocean bound plastic in its tubs and lids manufactured by SA-based TechnoPlas.

PKN’s latest issue for 2022 celebrates the return of expos and events, reporting from the floor at AUSPACK, IPACK-IMA and WorldStar; and brings news on the latest developments in food packaging, pack and label printing, and sustainability.

The Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards (PIDAs) are back bigger and better than ever this year, with the largest number of innovations in the history of the awards being recognised as finalists across 12 categories. The fiercest competition, not surprisingly, is in the Sustainability category, with no less than 23 innovations qualifying. We take a closer look at who made the cut.

Nestlé is rolling out the first commercial scale recycled content soft plastic wrapper in Australia, with 45g KitKat bars to be packaged in 30% recycled content wrappers supplied by Huhtamaki.

As the first international packaging trade show to open its doors since the pandemic, IPACK-IMA staged a successful comeback at Fiera Milano in early May. Thousands of visitors crowded the aisles eager to see innovative advances from over 1100 exhibitors hailing from 27 countries.