Finalists have been announced for the 2019 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA) which has been designed to recognise companies and individuals who are making a significant difference in their field across Australia and New Zealand.
The PIDA Awards are coordinated by the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) and Packaging New Zealand and are the exclusive feeder program for the prestigious WorldStar Packaging Awards. The 2019 PIDA winners will automatically be eligible for entry into the 2020 WorldStar Packaging Awards competition.
The Design Innovation of the Year company awards will recognise organisations that have designed innovative packaging within each of these five manufacturing categories:
3. HEALTH, BEAUTY & WELLNESS
4. DOMESTIC & HOUSEHOLD
5. LABELLING & DECORATION – NEW AWARD
In the sector categories, judges said they looked for entries that displayed innovative – design and thinking, technology and/or material use; benefit to consumers; functional and /or convenient elements. They also took into account design and cost elements between standard packaging and premium/promotional packaging. It is recommended that the submissions showcase an innovative solution designed either in collaboration for an existing customer or market.
2019 Packaging Innovation & Design of the Year Award – Beverage Category
The Packaging Innovation & Design of the Year Award – Beverage Category recognises organisations that have designed innovative packaging and/or materials, within packaging and processing for liquid or dry tea, coffee, water and soft drinks including wine, beer and spirits. This is a WorldStar Packaging Awards category.
2019 Finalists are: PACT Group for the New Zealand brand Lewis Road Creamery PCR 100% recycled PET milk bottle range, Moonuka Milk Limited for the world’s first Milk and Mānuka Honey beverage designed in New Zealand in an old-fashioned Aseptic PET milk bottle with a removable PET shrink sleeve, Stay tray for their reusable drink tray that is designed with 100% recycled material sourced from Australian businesses to reduce single use and Shine Drink for their custom tall and thin 400ml bottle while conjuring thoughts of health and wellbeing through bottle shape and the shrink sleeve label design.
2019 Packaging Innovation & Design of the Year Award – Food Category
The Packaging Innovation & Design of the Year Award – Food Category recognises organisations that have designed innovative packaging and/or materials, within food packaging and processing including fresh, frozen or other. This is a WorldStar Packaging Awards category.
Finalists are: Danone ELN NZ Supply Point for their sachet multipack for Aptamil and Karicare Infant Formula ranges, OJI Fibre Solutions for RJ’s Licorice open top & open front SFP that was designed to handle export from NZ to AUS as well as stacking from pallet displays straight into supermarkets, Don KRC, a Division of George Weston Foods, for their Just Add Don convenient stand-up pouch, Punchbowl Packaging for the Kaituna Blueberries peel-able, re-sealable, tamper-proof top seal fibre punnets, OJI Fibre Solutions for Turks Poultry Farm to hold 6kg of chicken in a hand-erected case and designed to be interchangeable with the 12kg cases to fit in mixed pallets, OF Packaging for the Pacific West baking pouch which is entirely oven-safe and houses the seafood product.
2019 Packaging Innovation & Design of the Year Award – Health, Beauty & Wellness
The Packaging Innovation & Design of the Year Award – Health, Beauty & Wellness Category recognises organisations that have designed innovative packaging and/or materials, within cosmetics, toiletries, personal hygiene, supplements, vitamins, perfumes, hair body and oral care. This award also covers packaging of all medicines including over the counter medicines, medical equipment packaging. This is a WorldStar Packaging Awards category.
2019 Finalists are: OJI Fibre Solutions for EcoStore gift packs that hold product in place in smaller, lighter, eco-friendly 100% recyclable and compostable boxes, Retreatment Botanics skincare range which is inspired by Gaia Retreat & Spa owner Olivia Newton-John who wanted to see a fully-sustainable skincare range in terms of ingredients, primary and secondary packaging, Impact International for the Sarah, Craig and Margorie 100% recycled PE and sugar cane PE tubes and PACT Group for the New Zealand’s Mix Ltd Essano rPET shampoo range.
2019 Packaging Innovation & Design of the Year Award – Domestic & Household
The Packaging Innovation & Design of the Year Award – Domestic & Household Category recognises organisations that have designed innovative packaging and/or materials, packaging within domestic and household items, toys, stationary, gifts, clothing, garden equipment, decorating. This is a WorldStar Packaging Awards category.
2019 Finalists are: Nulon Products Australia & Caps and Closures for the Nulon EZY-SQUEEZE fluid transfer system which replaces the traditional rigid packaging with a flexible pouch and applicator that has made accessing hard-to-reach fill points on a car quick and easy, OJI Fibre Solutions for Dynex Extrusion case that is sold into hardware stores in New Zealand but is also ready-to-go once a customer/builder takes it home to use, OF Packaging for the Kookaburra Worm Farms Flat Bottom Bag with Perforated Side Gussets.
2019 Packaging Innovation & Design of the Year Award – Labelling & Decoration
The Packaging Innovation & Design of the Year Award – Labelling & Decoration Category is designed to recognise the addition of content to a pack which creates a unique or innovative appearance, function or communication. This may include labels, sleeves, tags, coding/markings, etching, directly applied inks or by any other similar process. This is a WorldStar Packaging Award Category.
2019 Finalists are: Currie Group for their new transformational printing technology for packaging that showcases high-end printing, finishing, coding, marking and AR technology driving awareness to The Australian Rhino Project (TARP) and Metalprint Australia for Chobani Australia Spooky Vanilla Ghost Pouch.
There are three special awards available:
1. SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING SPECIAL AWARD
2. SAVE FOOD PACKAGING DESIGN SPECIAL AWARD
3. ACCESSIBLE PACKAGING DESIGN SPECIAL AWARD (NEW AWARD)
2019 Sustainable Packaging Design Special Award
The Sustainable Packaging Design Special Award is designed to recognise companies that have developed innovative packaging or processing solutions that incorporates sustainability considerations. Elements would include Social, Material, Source Reduction, Energy and Recovery. This is a WorldStar Packaging Awards Category.
2019 Finalists are: Detpak for the RecycleME system that provides a sustainable solution for takeaway cups, PACT Group for the New Zealand’s Mix Ltd Essano rPET shampoo range, Impact International for the Sarah, Craig and Margorie 100% recycled PE and sugar cane PE tubes, Punchbowl Packaging for the Kaituna Blueberries peel-able, re-sealable, tamper-proof top seal fibre punnets, Ranpack for their thermal paper packaging solution, PACT Group for the New Zealand brand Lewis Road Creamery PCR 100% recycled PET milk bottle range, Multivac & Greenham for Cape Grim Beef Paperboard Skin Packaging, Plantic Technologies for the NEAT Meat Tray using PLANTIC RV for skin packaging, Storopack Australia for their PAPERPlus Classic Grass Paper Packaging and Woolworths for replacing plastic trays with pulp based trays nationally into all stores for over 50 of their in-store bakery products.
2019 Save Food Packaging Design Special Award
The Save Food Packaging Design Special Award is designed to recognise companies that have developed innovative and sustainable packaging solutions that minimises food losses and food waste. This is a WorldStar Packaging Awards category.
2019 Finalists are:
Hazeldene’s Chicken Farm & Sealed Air for Cryovac Darfresh on Tray vacuum skin technology that has been engineered to address food safety, 25% extension of shelf life over the previously used Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) format, improved on-pack communication.
Plantic Technologies for the Plantic RV Material that was designed for Moana seafood company to be able to supply fresh fish to the on-line meal delivery company ‘My Food Bag’.
Flavour Creations for their pre-thickened Ready-To-Drink (RTD’s). When the RTD’s are packaged in the new Dysphagia Cup and cup holder they are designed to reduce food wastage by enabling better motor control of the drinking process, improving grip, stability and ensuring the ability to consume the full contents.
2019 Accessible Packaging Design Special Award
The Accessible Packaging Design Special Award is designed to recognise packaging that is accessible, intuitive, easy-to-open and innovative. Accessible packaging design needs to include measuring techniques, understanding injuries caused by packaging and consumer satisfaction levels with packaging accessibility.
2019 Finalists are:
SPC Ardmona for their SPC ProVital Easy-Open Diced Fruit in Jelly range that is designed for all consumers to open, including those with reduced fine motor skills, dexterity and strength and on-pack communication is clear, crisp and legible for all.
Flavour Creations for their pre-thickened Ready-to-drink (RTD) packaged in the new Dysphagia Cup and cup holder designed to specifically increase rates of hydration and decrease rates of malnutrition for residents/patients with Dysphagia.
Moana New Zealand & Sealed Air (New Zealand) for Cryovac Grip and Tear (including ‘small tab’) was designed to foster ease of use to packaged meat, poultry, seafood products for processors, food service and retail markets.
Campbell Arnott’s for their redesign of 10 SKUs from their catering (portion control packaging) range.
In addition, there are three awards designed for people who have made specific contributions to the packaging industry. These Individual Awards will include:
1. YOUNG PACKAGING PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
2. INDUSTRY PACKAGING PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
3. PACKAGING NEW ZEALAND SCHOLARSHIP
2019 Industry Packaging Professional of the Year Award
The Industry Packaging Professional of the Year Award is designed to recognise and acknowledge the outstanding achievements and contribution by an individual currently working within the Packaging and Processing industries. The judges are looking for individuals who have demonstrated vision and leadership, shows innovation and not afraid to take risks. For significant and continued contribution of an Individual to the packaging and Processing industry over a minimum period of 25 years.
2019 Finalists are: Terry Waterson FAIP, Director, Metalprint Australia, Elizabeth Kasell, Chief Executive Officer, RED Group and Joseph Foster MAIP, Co-Founder & Director, OF Packaging.
2019 Packaging New Zealand Scholarship
The Packaging New Zealand Scholarship is seeking a Packaging professional that is looking to further their education by offering them a scholarship to enrol in the Diploma in Packaging Technology.
2019 Finalists are: Poonam Patel, Senior Packaging Technologist, Goodman Fielder, Tunde Lovestyan, Sales & Business Development Manager, Punchbowl Packaging and Saurabh Mishra and Packaging Development Technologist, Griffins Foods Limited.
2019 Young Packaging Professional of the Year Award
The purpose of the Young Packaging Professional of the Year Award is to provide incentive and recognition to young professionals who are both currently working in and wish to continue their career path within the Packaging & Processing industry.
2019 Finalists are: Lily Barnett, Program Coordinator, APCO, Clement Jamet, Packaging Development Technologist, Danone ELN, and Karunia Adhiputra AAIP, Packaging Technologist – Technical & Production, Nestle Australia.
Coordinated by the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), and Packaging New Zealand the 2019 Australasian PIDA winners will be announced at a gala dinner on the 30th of April at SOFITEL Wentworth, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
At Directus we have an expert, global knowledge when it comes to the food and beverage industry, and over 40 years of experience backing us. With offices around the Asia-Pacific Rim in Hong Kong, the USA, Australia and New Zealand, we supply ingredients and finished products to numerous great companies around the world. We also have the ability to provide process and pack technologies, along with product innovation and development.
The key areas we operate in are:
Market Knowledge & Innovation
Suite 2, Level 1, Heards, 168 Parnell Rd
Cuddon Freeze Dry products are the benchmark for quality in sublimation solutions and provide a turn-key solution, managing the delivery, onsite installation, commissioning, staff training and supply documentation.
18 McArtney Street
Lewis & Barrow is a multi-disciplined Professional Consulting Engineering Firm specializing in all areas of structural and civil engineering design, documentation, project management and architectural design.
We can start with you from the beginning –
Our expertise in providing site investigation and feasibility, through the concept and development stages, leading into tender and construction of the project will ensure your project is delivered to the highest standard in the most innovative and efficient manner.
Lewis & Barrow specializes in providing affordable, innovative and practical design solutions aimed at saving the Client time and money. Computer aided drawing (CAD) is used extensively to produce high-quality, clear and accurate plans that enable projects to be completed efficiently and with certainty, minimizing costly on-site delays and contract variations.
Our staff are all long standing and its to our satisfaction the relationships we build with our clients. You can be sure you will be dealing with the same person on repeat business where appropriate.
The majority of our work comes from the Canterbury Region, however work has been undertaken all over New Zealand and occasionally overseas.
8/357 Madras Street
PO Box 13-282 St Asaph St
Wiley – the project delivery company. We design build and maintain food facilities.
Almost a century of experience in designing, engineering and constructing food facilities makes Wiley the trusted choice for many of the world’s leading food brands—and a uniquely qualified advisor to the increasingly complex food industry.
Every facility is unique; we work closely with you to ensure the facility suits your specific needs. Whether you are expanding, upgrading, considering your energy consumption, processing efficiencies, consolidating or building a new meat processing plant we are designed to perform – we make your business’ future a reality.
We can provide a variety of services and contract delivery models Including: hourly rates, fixed price construction tenders, Design Build, EPC and BOOT.
Supplier of novel ingreients for food, beverage and dietary supplements.
Fibafit (NZ apple fibre)
Amino acids for sports nutrition
A comprehesive range of vitamins and vitamin premixes
Minerals and mineral premixes
– Plant antioxidants
– Mushroom powders
Organic plant and fruit powders
We have a New Product Development lab for rapid prototyping and formulation development.
Waikato Innovation Park
1 Melody Lane
METTLER TOLEDO is a leading global manufacturer of precision instruments. The Company is the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of weighing, analytical and inspection solutions for use in laboratory, industrial, food retailing applications, and food production and packaging. The Company also holds top-three market positions for several related analytical instruments and is a leading provider of automated chemistry systems used in drug and chemical compound discovery and development.
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Centre of Excellence – 18a Maui Street, Pukete
Jonassen Industrial Projects Limited provides turnkey solutions to reduce wastewater generation and assess resource recovery and reduction of water usage within the factory. Offering cost effective treatment solutions JIPL provides innovative wastewater technologies and delivers total treatment solutions.
Representing leading-edge innovators JIPL supplies equipment for:
• Technology –turnkey systems e.g., SBR/MBR
• Aeration and mixing including blowers
• Thickening and dewatering – DAF, centrifuges, belt, screw and plate presses
• Sludge conditioning
• Metal membranes – technology for resource recovery within manufacturing processes
JIPL has access to the world’s leading experts, and provides full process design, supply, build and commission of wastewater treatment/ resource recovery plants.
85 Oteha Valley Road
85 Oteha Valley Road
Matcon, a division of IDEX MPT, Inc. has been providing systems for efficient and flexible processing of powders, granules and tablets since 1980. Central to our Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) technology is the Cone Valve, offering automatic and controlled discharge of virtually any powder type. Cohesive materials are stimulated to flow, whilst free-flowing powders are controlled. Our Cone Valve has continually proven to overcome the traditional powder handling issues of bridging, rat-holing, segregation and degradation. We have implemented a wide range of systems from simple decoupling of a fixed mixer to improve throughput to a complex multi-batch, multi-mixer, fully tracked system. With a diverse national and multi-national customer portfolio, we apply our commitment to innovation, continuous product development and thorough consideration of our customers’ process needs and objectives, to deliver IBC solutions which benefit our customers with increased productivity, improved process efficiency and reduced manufacturing costs.
Evesham WR11 1JH
James & Wells is New Zealand’s leading intellectual property law firm with a dedicated specialist Food and Beverage Innovation team. With offices throughout the country, we can assist businesses to own, control and leverage their brands and innovations both locally and internationally.
We are experts in all aspects of intellectual property, but we go the extra mile to provide clients with connections to the right people, funding and investment opportunities, and offer strategic business advice. We facilitate valuable networking events and educate on the use of intellectual property rights to grow business. That’s why we are the ‘Champions of Innovation’.
We have the largest and most formidable intellectual property litigation team in New Zealand; we employ leading experts in all major technical fields, and are the go-to firm for doing business in Asia.
123 Carlton Gore Road
Sulkem proudly remains a wholly New Zealand owned private company after more than half a century of operation. We offer a wide variety of innovative and creative ingredients for the food processing industry. In addition we also provide products such as winemaking enzymes, yeasts, mannoproteins and nutrients for the winemaking industry. We provide excellent customer service and have local warehousing facilities and distribution.
Unit B, 373 Neilson Street
PO Box 90998
Brooke Fine Foods are importers and distributors of quality food solutions. We specialise is bulk food ingredients, covering a wide range of dried vine, tree and tropical fruit, nuts, grains and seeds, beans and lentils, vinegar, puree, starch’s and flours, peanut butter, canned goods, snacks, mixes and specialty products. We also represent some iconic international brands such as Mrs Balls, Peppadew, Yes You Can and our very own pre-pack range, Summer Harvest.
Brooke Fine Foods supplies private label products within the NZ & Australian grocery sector, we’re able to source a selection of items from around the globe.
Our fundamental philosophy is to provide our clients with a comprehensive, high quality, product range that represents good value. We firmly believe in long-term relationships both with clients and suppliers as we believe that long-term relationships foster consistently better business.
9A Apollo Drive
PO Box 302-118
Filtercorp is the pre-eminent provider of filtration product and services enabling a cleaner tomorrow. Experts in Dust Management, Ventilation Systems, Flexible Connectors, Liquid Filtration – and now teamed up with a world leader in Industrial and Commercial Fans. Our range of fans will blow you away!
17-21 Kawana Street
+64 3 377 9212
+64 9 483 4355
Our slogan “Your Powder Handling Partner” embodies the passion we have for our industry, bulk materials handling.
Primarily our bulk material handling systems and solutions focus on powder materials in Dairy, Food & Beverage, Chemical and Water Treatment.
Dedicated to the design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of Bulk Materials Handling and Processing Equipment, Fresco Systems Australasia offers single items through to turn-key projects, engineered and manufacture in-house.
Regional Fresco offices provide local supper with personnel dedicated to customer needs, offering support in sales, project engineering, installation supervision, commissioning and after sales service.
A comprehensive range of Fresco-designed and manufacture equipment supported by international technologies and supply agreements, ensures our customers receive the latest proven technology.
Our flexible, broad-based manufacturing facilities ensures ruggedly constructed, quality assured, timely delivered products, compliant with the highest International Standards.
With independent certification in Quality, Health and Safety and Environmental Standards, all engineered solutions are designed incorporating these philosophies ensuring worker ergonomics, safety and sustainability are integral to the overall design.
61 Ben Lomond Crescent
PO Box 58259
AsureQuality are global experts in food assurance, with a scientific and agricultural heritage of over 100 years. AsureQuality provides a wide range of services to the entire food supply chain from an extensive range of laboratory testing and industry-specific training, through to independent and integrated inspection, verification and certification services.
7a Pacific Rise
Cream is a customised B2B marketplace/trading software platform for primary industries like Dairy, Meat, Seafood, Sugar and Honey that facilitates high-value trade, globally. Buyers and sellers have access to market prices instantly and can therefore place offers & bids in just two clicks, as opposed to the old way of making phone calls and exchanging multiple emails. We have digitised trade for some of the biggest European companies including Arla foods and Hogwegt International. Whether you are a big ingredient supplier, manufacturer, trader or a buyer, we can help you streamline your sales & procurement process and subsequently increase your revenues. Get your own branded mobile + desktop enabled trading platform at NO upfront costs. We provide full on-boarding, 24/7 support and marketing assistance. Talk to us today for a free demo.
Kevin O’ Sullivan
587, Mt. Eden Road
Temprecord International Ltd manufactures temperature and humidity data loggers and exports worldwide, providing solutions to help preserve your valuable products during the cold chain. Made with FDA approved food grade plastic.
Temprecord offers calibrated and validated loggers for processing, storage and transport and HACCP regulations. All Temprecord software is Free of charge.
Temprecord is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 Calibration Laboratory Standards and specialises in calibrated data loggers with corrections built in to the logger across a wide temperature range, not just at nominated points. No need for a correction formula to be applied to the downloaded data, removing the potential for error, therefore saving time and money and providing peace of mind.
239d Burswoord drive
239d Burswoord drive
Sensient Technologies Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of colors, flavors, and fragrances. Sensient employs advanced technologies at facilities around the world to develop specialty food and beverage systems, cosmetic and pharmaceutical systems, inkjet and specialty inks and colors, and other specialty and fine chemicals
Our Auckland development team and manufacturing site take international trends and technologies from our global resources and transforms them into local products, concepts, and innovations for our New Zealand customers. We continue to support our customers with formulation development, short lead times, and small MOQs with a focus on speed and flexibility.
5 Doraval Place
PO Box 22451
Lynn River is a market leader in hand protection and personal protective equipment (PPE) solutions to the meat, fish and food processing industries. Lynn River is the exclusive importer of Showa quality gloves and is a long standing licensee of DSM Dyneema – the world’s strongest fiber™.
Lynn River has an extensive range of products tailored for the food industry including cut resistant gloves, disposable gloves, industrial safety gloves, freezer gloves, aprons, bakers’ mitts and pads, earmuffs, respirators, safety glasses and workwear.
Our head office is located in Geraldine with a sales office and ancillary warehousing in Auckland. We have trained technical representative located throughout New Zealand who are able to assist with product recommendations and trials to ensure cost effective outcomes.
162 Talbot Street
PO Box 7
When it comes to moving and packing fruit and produce EQM has you packed, sealed and delivered.
EQM is a full service packing solutions business. We have the know how to create efficient and high performing packing systems using quality equipment such as conveyors, rotary tables, gearboxes and motors.
518 Omahu Road