A label that simply ‘floats to the top’ when PET packaging is being recycled has won best in category for Industry Development & Creativity at Pride In Print.
Entered by Kiwi Labels under environmental print products – all areas subcategory, the Foodstuff’s label (under the Pam brand) is applied to punnets that are recyclable. It says ‘Rinse Me & Recycle – this punnet is made from recycled plastic (RPET).’
Judge Gary Gibbon said labels produced like this one will go a long way to solving a problem for recyclers who have to deal with them on every bit of recyclable plastic.
“When products like this get thrown into the recycling bin and then get chopped up to be re-melted, most of the labels on them can’t be separated out, so they’re contaminating the plastics they’re using.”
The label has a special adhesive that washes away, releasing it to float to the surface, allowing the labels to be cleared away.
He said these adhesives like this are just starting to come into the industry, but are likely to become more common in time as demand increases. There is at least one company that is currently recycling PET.
Kiwi Labels said it was continually looking to improve quality and reduce waste and had produced the label in a collaborative effort with its material supplier, customer and a leading recycling and plastic producer.
“We’ve developed a label solution that communicates to the end consumer that they can recycle this packaging.”
Unlike traditional labels, they are constructed with a unique wash-off formulation that separately cleanly from the packaging during the PET and RPET recycling process.
The polypropylene labels float while the denser PET flakes sink, allowing the valuable flakes to be recovered without contamination. This label is making a difference to the way we discard our packaging, therefore reducing landfill and increasing the recyclability of PET and RPET packaging.
There were 500,000 labels produced. They were printed with one colour flexo on the adhesive and three colour flexo on the top web.
AWS Group is an innovative New Zealand based company that is leading the way in sustainable and specialised pathogen control, whilst challenging industry dependence on traditional chemistry.
AWS is an acronym for Air, Water and Surface and represents those areas where the group delivers specialised sanitation technologies, solutions and advice for high-risk hygiene control areas.
With a holistic view and consultative approach to pathogen control, our core focus is sustainability without compromising performance. AWS Group solutions aim to replace toxic and harmful chemistry by delivering powerful and safer alternatives.
Coupled with product innovation, the AWS Group’s key strength is project delivery. Having a diverse skillset of specialists within the business group, the team at AWS Group can execute turn-key sanitation and hygiene solutions to areas that typically remain unsolved.
43 Maurice Road
PO Box 12347
PT ASSOCIATES has over 46 years grown by offering the food and dairy industry quality processing equipment and services.
The product line includes (but is not limited to):
Cheese Shredding Systems, Cheese Portion Cutting Machines, Ultrasonic Cutting Systems, Cheese Slice Accumulation Lines, Sanitary Dust Collection, Blending & Mixing Equipment.
Chilling & Freezing Systems including Spiral and IQF Tunnels with Industrial Refrigeration Packages.
Washing / Sanitizing Solutions including Rack & Crate Washers, Scale Weigh Pan Washers, Utensil Cabinet Washers, Buggy and Bin Washers, Sanitisers and Pallet Washers.
Vacuum Transfer Solutions including Bulk Handling & Rip – Tip Stations Systems.
We also provide a consultancy, plant review and in plant training.
The company is driven by innovation, quality and customer service.
NZ Representative for Marchant Schmidt Inc, IWM UK, Volkmann GmbH, FPS Inc.
31 Thompsons Road,
Broughton Village 2534
PO Box 168
BSI is a leading food safety certification provider with extensive auditing services for a wide range of food safety and business standards spanning the entire food and beverage supply chain – including Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) recognized standards. And, as a registered agency of the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI), BSI also provides verification under the New Zealand Food Act 2014.
Our food sector services include certification, training, assessment and supply chain solutions. Combined, they can help assure your customers and make your organization more resilient by enabling you to manage the risks and opportunities associated with your products, processes, people and respective supply chains.
With over 2,800 food and agri-food standards in our portfolio, we’re well-positioned to support the industry and the challenges faced by the supply chain including:
• Food safety and security
• Business risk
• Corporate social responsibility
Level 10, 21 Queen Street
Helping our customers improve their workplaces by making things safer and more efficient is what we’re passionate about at Astrolift. We are a trusted provider of Materials Handling Equipment, Packaging Equipment, and Warehouse Barrier. We create unique designs, manufactured in our factory, combined with the range of equipment that we import from Asia, Europe, Scandinavia and the UK to provide an innovative range of quality products that significantly improves safety and efficiency in workplaces. You need products you can count on all day, every day to get the job done. As your supplier, we work with you to find out the best solution for your requirements. Work Safer. Work Efficiently. Give us a call.
100 Springs Flat Raod
PO Box 4202
MARTOR is the international leading partner for safer cutting solutions. For more than 75 years, MARTOR has been combining quality with innovation to manufacture premium cutting tools for industrial and professional purposes.
MARTOR Australia has been an official partner of the MARTOR family for over 20 years, and our team has extensive knowledge of safety knives and the safety knife industry.
Our product range consists of concealed blade knives, fully automatic knives, automatic knives, metal detectable knives, scissors, and specialty tools. We also have an extensive range of blades and accessories to complement our range.
At MARTOR Australia our mission is to reduce accidents in the workplace and help you create a safer working environment. Every single accident avoided by using our safety cutters is a massive success in our eyes.
Contact us today to find out how we can assist you.
Unit 6, 17 Bate Close
Visy Technology Systems develops and distributes system used across multiple industries for product identification and quality inspection applications.
A comprehensive product range is available and includes high performance inkjet printing systems made by Hitachi Japan , waste free liner less barcode labelling systems from HM Systems Denmark, CAB label printers from Germany and a range of economical cartridge based carton printers made by HSAjet in Denmark.
In addition, Visy offers Vision and Xray inspection equipment made by Filtec USA which are designed for bottle and can inspection, fill level checking and pressure leak detection.
Visy brings complete solutions together addressing all types of marking, coding, labelling and inspection applications and offers turn key engineering services to deliver high performance high quality outcomes.
235 Roscommon Rd
Dotmar Engineering Plastics is the leading NZ supplier of engineering plastic materials and machined components. We stock the widest range of conventional and high-performance engineering plastic materials, including a wide variety of food grade materials (FDA and EU), and can offer materials to medical, pharmaceutical and aerospace standards.
Dotmar support our customers by offering material selection, design, drawing and reverse engineering services, from a team of highly skilled and experienced staff. Those services are backed up by our own modern, high quality machine shops offering CNC and conventional machining.
Dotmar is also the sole NZ distributor of System Plast conveyor chains, belts and associated conveyor line components. We complement our System Plast products with manufacture of many machine components, including full sets of new or replacement change parts for filling and labelling machines.
Dotmar provide NZ wide coverage servicing customers from primary industries through to consumer goods manufacturers.
28 Crooks Road
PO Box 64503
+64 21 627 619
+64 6 354 4228
+64 21 667 810
+64 3 338 0522
+64 21 434 208
+64 9 579 7200
Proquip Solutions is a well-established leader in the supply and service of new and used process and packaging equipment.
Proquip represent several leading process and packaging equipment manufacturers from around the world, who working with us are able to supply complete processing and packing solutions.
These products include equipment for the food and beverage processing sectors, packaging equipment, and solutions for manufacturing efficiency.
Proquip provide innovative solutions for surplus asset management. This includes buying and selling of second hand equipment and managing the disposal of your assets to maximize the return to you.
Unit 2, 114 Wiri Station Road
PO Box 98867
Caliber Design is a mechanical design consultancy that provides project-based design engineering services. Our team of 30+ highly skilled and experienced engineers are based in Auckland, Hamilton, and Christchurch. Our engineers work with clients on a project-by-project basis, this means our clients can upsize their team with the exact skills they need, when they need them.
Much of our work is in the food technology industry. Our project experience covers heating and cooling systems, multiple lane conveyors, palletisers, up lifters, process and packing lines, freezers, refrigeration and production equipment for the meat processing industry, and more.
We design for safety, hygiene, assembly, reliability, serviceability, and longevity, while minimising costs. Our engineers are experienced in all aspects of the design process, from scoping through to parts procurement, manufacturing, installation and commissioning.
Shortage of resources? Looming deadline? Skill gap that needs to be filled? Caliber Design has talented engineers that can help.
Wayne Le Sueur
597 Rosebank Road
PO Box 71084
021 0850 4275
MAINTAINING HYGIENIC FACTORIES FOR NZ’S WORLD-CLASS FOOD PRODUCERS.
Providing specialist industrial cleaning services to NZ’s Food and Beverage industry.
• Chemical Cleaning & Sanitising
• HVAC System Cleaning & Filter Servicing
• Dry Ice Blasting
• Building Washing
• Building Maintenance
• Floor Scrubbing
• Drone Spraying of Roofs
We partner with NZ’s food producers to help you meet food safety regulations and uphold our country’s reputation as a world-class food producer! Based on 15 years’ experience working with some of NZ’s biggest food producers, our expert advisors visit your site to gain an understanding of your specific needs and recommend a critical hygiene solution. Our fully-equipped, trained technicians will clean to the agreed schedule and provide you with reports and photos of work completed. Presco Environmental can create a personalised maintenance plan for you, or work with you to solve a one-off critical hygiene issue.
We are as passionate as you are about keeping NZ famous for the quality of its food production!
Call us today – 0800 PRESCO.
50A Fantham St
PO Box 530
Ingredion Incorporated, a leading global provider of ingredient solutions to diversified industries, announced the Singapore Food Agency added Reb M Stevia leaf sweetener to the list of permitted food additives.
Reb M is a non-caloric stevia sweetener that provides sweetness with a clean, sugar-like taste and enables food and beverage manufacturers to reduce sugar, without sacrificing taste.
Reb M stevia leaf sweetener is a non-caloric, high-purity stevia sweetener with a clean, sugar-like taste, without the bitterness associated with some stevia sweeteners. The unique production process starts with the stevia leaf and uses a patented bioconversion process to achieve high quantities of Reb M, economically unattainable from traditional stevia extraction methods. Reb M was commercialised in 2017, achieved Non-GMO Project verification, and has been approved in many regions around the world.
Ingredion, a global provider of ingredient solutions, has announced the launch of Purity Bio starches.
Comprising Purity Bio 301 organic tapioca starch and Purity Bio 805 organic rice starch, the new range improves viscosity for a smooth and creamy mouthfeel in liquid-based food and drink applications, while also supporting a clean and fast flavour release. Organic and gluten-free, it is also ideally suited for use in products with corresponding on-pack claims.
The introduction of Purity Bio is tailored to meet the needs of customers in the Asia Pacific region, both in terms of product development and operational efficiency.
“Not only does the new range offer the technical functionality to elevate product textures across applications, its organic certification also enables manufacturers to capitalise on demand for clean and ethically produced products. When it comes to the baby food category, for example, where the organic platform is driving growth Purity Bio range of products is the ideal option to create products with both the smooth texture and clean label consumers prefer,” says Valdirene Licht, senior vice president and president, Asia-Pacific.
“In addition, by providing manufacturers with a local source of organic starch – as opposed to a US or EU supply – we are able to shorten delivery, turnaround and response time by around a third or more.”
Midlands Apiaries, a New Zealand producer of genuine Mānuka honey, has announced its affordable ‘black label’ brand, Mount Somers, is set to be sold in New World supermarkets across the country for the very first time.
Discerning honey lovers who appreciate fine gourmet spreads and ingredients, can now enjoy uniquely distinctive honey flavours, and more new additions for a wholesome taste experience. The launch marks an introduction of the largest selection of one-of-a-kind flavour profiles in the honey industry. Naturally produced and in their raw form.
Mount Somers will enter the retail market with six delicious new flavours including vanilla, caramel, orange, lemon, lime, and ginger. These decadent treats offer a sweet lovely taste, naturally produced and processed refined sugar free. Mount Somers’ newest range also includes ‘Cook and Bake’, a convenient option dedicated to passionate home bakers and chefs. The new exciting range also extends to offer Mānuka monoflorals in UMF 5+ and 10+, Rata, raw Kamahi honey, Forest Dew and Clover
Differentiating itself from the likes of high in artificial processed sugar spreads, the new Mount Somers range is guilt free and natural, without losing any sweet flavour. The unique and special thing about honey, especially the Midlands range, is that instead of being filled with nasties like sucrose which is refined and processed, the Mount Somers range is only full of natural sugars, not to mention the feel-good versatile properties that are part of the Mānuka experience. This new range of flavoured spreads is set to be ideal for baking, in hot drinks or on toast in the morning.
HAVER & BOECKER Australia is a wholly owned subsidiary of German-based HAVER & BOECKER, a leading developer and manufacturer of processing and packing technology for the minerals, food, chemicals and building materials industries.
HAVER & BOECKER has more than 125 years of experience in supplying innovative solutions worldwide for the processing, storage, mixing, packing, filling, palletising and loading of bulk materials.
Together with more than 50 subsidiaries and 150 representatives on all five continents, HAVER & BOECKER operates worldwide with about 2,950 employees.
35 Millrose Drive
Malaga, WA 6090
HCD Flow Technology, offers a wide range of fluid handling and conveyor belt products to customers throughout New Zealand and the South Pacific.
With over 40 years experience dealing in fluid handling applications, HCD sales, and technical staff can offer customers cost-effective solutions for most applications. We have 9 branches conveniently located in New Zealand along with distributors located in most small cities and major towns.
HCD takes pride in representing and distributing products from worldwide leading manufacturers. Our ability to solve difficult customer applications is enhanced by being able to use the resources and technical knowledge of our suppliers.
The people who work at HCD are committed to providing a high level of customer service and technical support. If we can not immediately solve your fluid handling or conveyor application requirements, we will use the worldwide resources of our suppliers to find a solution.
Contact HCD Flow Technology to discuss your industrial hose, fitting, conveyor belt, rubber products and pumping equipment needs.
144 Neilson Street
PO Box 112083
07 846 9056
03 455 7687
Lower Hutt / Wellington 5012
04 560 3705
Lower Hutt 5041
03 547 0532
09 634 6655
07 575 5297
Mt Maunganui South
Aggreko is the global leader in the rental of power generation and temperature control solutions for major industries.
Our power, chilling and drying solutions are used by dairy processing plants, primary producers, wineries, breweries, food-storage facilities and food processors around New Zealand, for:
– Additional cooling capacity during peak seasons
– Temporary cooling and ventilation of cold storage produce, dairy or meat products
– Additional capacity for planned or unplanned shutdowns
– Chiller or cooling tower capacity supplement or augmentation
– Dry ice blasting for food packaging or processing
– Temporary cooling and ventilation to improve staff working conditions
– Industrial dehumidification of work areas or for drying food products
– Additional power during maintenance or shutdown
– Additional power for peak season
– Standby power
Our operations span across strategically positioned service depots for rapid fleet deployment across New Zealand. Contact us today on 0800 950 950.
1048 -1050 Great South Rd
101 Woodlands Drive
Apollo Projects are a nationwide design and build company with detailed specialist knowledge of the food processing sector. We deliver comprehensive, innovative, and highly-efficient process facilities, achieving successful project outcomes through open, honest, & constructive relationships with our clients. Through years of experience, we can save you time and money.
17 Ron Guthrey Road
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.
As I take the helm of NZ Food Technology for a period of time, I’m excited at what the future landscape of Kiwi food is about to bring.
Pressure to produce more per acreage – in my view – is a great thing, opening up fresh opportunities for New Zealand food and beverage manufacturers. The flow-on effect in terms of contribution from businesses outside of the actual food/beverage manufacturer is what NZ needs to get ahead. We need to produce, more. An opportunity for one business in the making of a product provides work for many other businesses that are able to contribute to the source business/project being a success – from ad agencies to engineers.
Hot topics and trends in food and drink are popping up everywhere. Evolution is on an exponential curve. In this issue we talk about new proteins, market trends and the likes… and you can add that to the previously well documented opportunities within food and beverage markets: legalisation of hemp seed as food, the rise of insect power, super powders, fermented foods, raw and more. Health will be huge in 2019 and beyond.
It’s our job at NZ Food Technology to present you with such opportunities and to put you in touch with innovative suppliers of ingredients and machinery, services and solutions to ensure your business has access to all it can to be that success.
Myself, I’m off to eat a Brazil nut for my selenium fix. But just one.