Australian researchers are calling for policies to safeguard the future of manufacturing in Australia. A team of researchers at Western Sydney University and the University of Newcastle has identified an ethical and sustainable culture of manufacturing in Australia. The team has, today, released recommendations for ways to strengthen and support this manufacturing culture. “Our research … Continue reading Researchers call for new manufacturing policy in Australia
At an industry awards night for the packaging industry, manufacturers were recognised for their innovative approaches to packaging. Presenting the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) awards, Trevor Evans, Assistant Minister for Waste Reduction and Environmental Management, noted that the winners of these awards demonstrate how the sector is pursuing national objectives. “The achievements on show … Continue reading Awards recognise excellence in manufacturing packaging
Smart packaging – the use of active and intelligent packaging is growth and future trend offering huge potential, writes Marco Kaiser, strategic industry manager for consumer goods – packaging in the Factory Automation Global Industry Center at SICK. The networking of the physical and digital worlds using smart packaging also has a direct impact on … Continue reading Detecting, interpreting, communicating: Smart Sensors for intelligent packaging machines
Consumers are now part of the whole equation; they are no longer just ‘sold to’ and their views are shaping products and packaging like never before, according to AUSPACK organisers. In a world driven by technology, people are an equal driver as they influence the packaging industry with their values. This will be discussed in … Continue reading AUSPACK: Mindful consumers are changing the packaging sector
The Australian packaging manufacturer, Amcor, has announced plans to invest more than US$25 million ($34.3 million) to upgrade its facility in Wisconsin, US, after the company acquired US company Bemis in early August. According to a press release by Amcor, the new investment will go towards purchasing new machinery and updating the existing infrastructure to provide expanded service … Continue reading Amcor to expand US facility with US$25 upgrade
Technavio has announced the top five leading vendors in its recent global protective packaging systems market report until 2021. The research report also lists five other prominent vendors that are expected to impact the market during the forecast period. “The global protective packaging systems market is projected to grow to US$8810 million by 2021, at a CAGR of … Continue reading Top five vendors: Global protective packaging systems
The maker of Creative Gourmet’s frozen mixed berries has recalled a batch of its 300g product sold in independent supermarkets across Australia, after the product was linked to three cases of hepatitis A. This comes two years after a similar scandal affected the brand. A “precautionary” recall was issued last Friday, calling for anyone who … Continue reading Second Creative Gourmet berry recall over hepatitis scare
New Zealand-based pulp, paper and cardboard packaging manufacturer, Oji Fibre Solutions, has expanded its operations into Queensland. The manufacturer has purchased a 24,126 square metre warehouse, plant and office building in Yatala, Queensland. Not yet complete, the company will move into the facility this September. The new facility will expand Oji’s packaging business, according to … Continue reading NZ packaging manufacturer expands into Queensland
Nigel Garrard, the CEO and managing director of Orora, won the Manufacturing Executive of the Year award at an event last night.
Packaging giant Amcor is acquiring Hebei Qite Packing Co, a flexible packaging products maker based in the Northern China province of Hebei, for $US28 million ($36 million).
Anthony Pratt, the executive chairman of packaging companies Visy Industries and Pratt Industries, has encouraged other businesses to invest in expansion rather than boosting dividends to shareholders.
Orora’s annual general meeting heard that the company expects to continue growth through acquisitions, and that first-quarter results were beating expectations, despite “subdued” conditions in its major markets.
The country’s biggest plastic packaging manufacturer, Pact Group, has announced that it will acquire Australian Pharmaceutical Manufacturers for $90 million, continuing the company’s aggressive goal of building its revenues to $5 billion through acquisitions.
The global beverage packaging market will generate $112.4 billion in 2016 and continue to grow at a steady rate over the next decade, according to a report.
Queensland packaging and industrial supplies company Signet has invested in a new $7 million plastic extrusion machine, citing the improved fortunes of local manufacturers.
Signet’s Own range of Warning Tapes serve two key functions: they can be used as a regular packaging tape to seal cardboard boxes, and also advise of special handling instructions that goods may require.
Packaging company Amcor has reported a 4.9 per cent decline in first half profit, on the back of a stronger US dollar.
The NSW EPA has issued Visy Paper with a prevention notice requiring the company to fix an odour problem at its Smithfield premises or face maximum penalties for non-compliance.
Storopack, the specialist for protective packaging, has taken 100 percent ownership of its Australian sales partner, Intellipack Asia Pacific.
Packaging company Amcor has acquired the Californian company Deluxe Packages for $US 45 million ($61.7 million), expanding the firm’s new Flexibles Americas group.