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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 and industry leadership.

Beverage packaging waste will soon be a prime building material, allowing Aussie builders to replace plywood, particle board, and plaster board with low carbon, sustainable construction boards.

The keynote for the APPMA’s first Digital Lunchtime Series 'Investing in Resilence' was delivered by Francisco Betti, head of Advanced Manufacturing for the World Economic Forum, who gave a global perspective of manufacturing as the new engine of growth.

In the APPMA’s free Digital Lunchtime Series, starting tomorrow a panel of industry experts from AMGC, APCO, Ai Group, and Detmold Group will dissect the topic Manufacturing: Adapting to the New Normal.

TricorBraun has entered into an agreement to buy Australian closures manufacturer Cormack Packaging, marking its first acquisition in ANZ. The transaction is expected to close end September.

The ongoing shipping crisis is causing an increasing number of Australian companies to look at sourcing packaging locally, as importing from China becomes more costly and takes longer.

The winners of The World Aluminium Aerosol Can Awards 2021 were recently announced, with Trivium Packaging from Argentina taking out the top accolade.

The Victorian government is helping councils educate their communities ahead of the transition to a four-bin recycling service, as part of the state’s goal to divert 80 per cent waste from landfill by 2030.

Global digital flexible packaging print giant ePac Flexible Packaging is building a plant in Australia, with the Melbourne site set to be operational by the end of the year.

Australian renewable packaging company Opal Group has undergone a major cloud transition after its previous provider, Fujitsu, said it would stop supporting its data storage network.

Secos has seen its share price continue its recent rise after the release of its FY21 earnings, with the company reporting YOY sales growth of 43%, with revenue for 2021 up to $30m from $21m last year.

Packaging and printing businesses which have staff located in one of the 12 NSW LGAs of concern have just four days to ensure those staff have had at least one dose of the vaccine.

Technology provider Result Group is playing a crucial role in a Victorian Government pilot trial to boost Australian table grape traceability for lucrative export markets

ANZ packaging group Pro-Pac achieved an 18 per cent rise in its profit after tax, on revenues that declined by $38m, in a year described by CEO Tim Welsh as transformative.

Fast-growing online packaging marketplace Packform has appointed Shaw and Partners to advise the business on a pre-IPO raise and listing plans.

The APPMA and RMIT have launched the results of an in-depth study examining the opportunities and barriers for the Australian packaging and processing machinery sector to tackle food waste, outlining food waste reduction ambitions and projects.