Woolworths’ national rollout of paper bags manufactured by Australian paper packaging converter Detpak is hitting its straps, creating 25 new jobs and investment in new machinery at Detpak’s SA facility.

In a record year of entries, the annual Australasian Packaging Innovation and Design (PIDA) Awards program – coordinated by the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) – has announced the finalists for 2021 across 11 categories. The list represents the cream of the crop in packaging design innovation and industry contribution for 2021.

Nestle Oceania has switched to recyclable paper packaging supplied by Amcor for its Smarties confectionery range in Australia, upgrading its manufacturing lines to accommodate the material change.

Global label printing giant, Multi-Color Corporation (MCC), is buying 58-year-old leading Australian provider of in-mould label solutions, Herrods, for an undisclosed sum.

Some 100 firefighters battled a huge blaze at the Visy MRF at Wingfield in Adelaide's north on 8 April, eventually bringing it under control, with the damage bill estimated to run to over a million dollars.

Funding is now available for Recycling and Clean Energy projects under the $1.3 billion Modern Manufacturing Initiative (MMI).

Melbourne-based supplier of equipment and materials, Result Group, has joined GS1 Australia as a Strategic Alliance Partner to help drive its growth in the Australian market.

Applications for project funding are now open for Australian food and beverage manufacturers as part of federal government’s $1.3 billion Modern Manufacturing Initiative (MMI).

Australia's Andrew Donald Design Engineering has shipped the second of three specialist inspection machines to prefilled injector manufacturer ApiJect Systems Corp to accelerate the delivery of Covid-19 vaccines.

Pact Group has defined its platforms for growth and repositioned its brand under the banner Leading the Circular Economy. Lindy Hughson sat down with CEO Sanjay Dayal to unpack what this means.

PKN’s next issue for 2021 is bursting with stories of how the packaging industry is making positive changes with active and intelligent packaging; track and trace technology; and with robotics and automation.

A coalition of companies with a shared vision to close the loop on soft plastics have produced the country’s first ever soft plastic food wrapper made with recycled content for the KitKat brand of chocolate bars. PKN spoke to key players.

Unilever cuts the word ‘normal’ from its beauty and personal care brands’ packaging and advertising for its new Positive Beauty campaign.

Marking the biggest acquisition in its history, Labelmakers Group has agreed to purchase Melbourne-based label printer, Rapid Labels, with April 2021 set as the implementation date.

Jamestrong celebrated 30 years and a 2.7 billion aerosol can production milestone at its Taree site last week. CEO Alex Commins says the company remains committed to manufacturing in regional towns.

The Australian government has launched its long-awaited National Plastics Plan, laying out strategies and clear (but not mandatory) targets to attack the issue of single-use plastics from all sides over the next decade.