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PT Associates Pty Ltd

0061424533249
+61291466123

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.

Director
Paul Turnbull
Location

31 Thompsons Road,

Broughton Village 2534
AU

Postal Address

PO Box 168

GERRINGONG 2534
AU

BSI Group

Trading as: BSI Group New Zealand Ltd
0800 583 965

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
• Sustainability
• Energy
• Business risk
• Corporate social responsibility

General Manager
Craig Muir
Business Development Manager
Chireese Barnard
Location

Level 10, 21 Queen Street

Auckland 1010
New Zealand

NZ Safety Blackwoods

0800 660 660

With over 70 years’ experience in New Zealand, nobody has more in-depth knowledge of providing safety equipment, engineering supplies, workwear and packaging than NZ Safety Blackwoods.

With 30 Trade Centres across New Zealand, a comprehensive digital platform, knowledgeable sales and service reps, award-winning customer experience team, and range of over 120,000 products – partnering with NZ Safety Blackwoods allows you to leverage our scale, knowledge and relationships with preferred suppliers to access the best products at the right price.

With our vast product range, long history of servicing all sectors of New Zealand, and extensive portfolio of specialist and technical services, we will work with you to design and implement end-to-end specialist solutions in order to meet your purchasing requirements, providing you with everything you need from a trusted single source supplier.

Location

87 – 91 Kerrs Road
Wiri
Auckland 2104
New Zealand

Postal Address

Private Bag 94020
Manukau
Auckland 2241
New Zealand

Astrolift Ltd

0508 427 876

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.

Marketing Manager
Travis Orams
Location

100 Springs Flat Raod
Kamo
Whangarei 0112
New Zealand

Postal Address

PO Box 4202

Whangarei 0141
New Zealand

Martor Australia

Trading as: B.K. Sales Australia Pty Ltd
61 3 5940 4476
61 3 5940 4486

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.

General Manager
Robert Cobban
Sales/Marketing Manager
Monica Cobban
Marketing Contact
Jennifer Cobban
Manager
Jennifer Cobban
Location

Unit 6, 17 Bate Close
Pakenham
Melbourne 3810
Australia

Visy Technology Systems

09 889 2141
021 2278529

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.

General Manager
Steve Jowett
Sales/Marketing Manager
Dominic Ockerse
Marketing Contact
Steve Jowett
Sales Manager
Dominic Ockerse
Location

235 Roscommon Rd
Wiri
Auckland 2104
New Zealand

Dotmar Engineering Plastics

0800 650 750
+64 9 579 8300
+64 21 434208
+64 9 579 7200

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.

Location

28 Crooks Road
East Tamaki
Auckland 2013
New Zealand

Postal Address

PO Box 64503
Botany
Auckland 2163
New Zealand

Palmerston North Branch
Branch Location
10 Bennett Street, Cloverlea
Palmerston North
4412
New Zealand
Gary Dickons, Regional Manager
+64 6 354 4250
+64 21 627 619
+64 6 354 4228
Email



Christchurch Branch
Branch Location
111 Wrights Road, Middleton
Christchurch
8024
New Zealand
David Winward, Regional Manager
+64 3 338 0525
+64 21 667 810
+64 3 338 0522
Email



Auckland Branch
Branch Location
28 Crooks Road
Auckland
2013
New Zealand
Robert Evitt, Regional Manager
+64 9 579 8300
+64 21 434 208
+64 9 579 7200
Email
Branch Postal Address
PO Box 64503
Botany
Auckland 2163
New Zealand

Proquip Solutions Ltd

+64 9 263 0578

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.

Senior Sales Engineer
Gary Oliver
Location

Unit 2, 114 Wiri Station Road
Manukau
Auckland 2104
New Zealand

Postal Address

PO Box 98867
Manukau
Auckland
New Zealand

Caliber Design

09 379 7357
021 140 4944

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.

General Manager
Wayne Le Sueur
Marketing Contact
Mel Opie
Business Development Manager
Andrew Jackson
Location

597 Rosebank Road
Avondale
Auckland 1026
New Zealand

Postal Address

PO Box 71084
Rosebank
Auckland 1348
New Zealand

Christchurch Branch
Branch Location
41C Birmingham Drive
Christchurch
8041
New Zealand
Geoff Blokland, SI Regional Manager
0212063413
0212063413
Email
Branch Postal Address
PO Box 29488
Riccarton
Christchurch 8440
New Zealand
Hamilton Branch
Branch Location
Waikato Innovation Park First Floor Gallagher Core Facilities Building 1 Melody Lane
Hamilton
3216
New Zealand
Marcel Kamp, Waikato Regional Manager
07 949 8899
021 0850 4275
Email
Branch Postal Address
Waikato Innovation Park First Floor Gallagher Core Facilities Building 1 Melody Lane
Hamilton
Hamilton 3216
Hamilton

Presco Products Ltd

Trading as: Presco Environmental
0800 773 726
06 278 0712
021 242 0940

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.

General Manager
Matthew Prestidge
Marketing Contact
Saskia Prestidge
Location

50A Fantham St

Hawera 4610
New Zealand

Postal Address

PO Box 530

Hawera 4640
New Zealand

REB M STEVIA LEAF SWEETENER APPROVED

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.

 

NEW ORGANIC STARCH MADE IN ASIA PACIFIC A FIRST FOR INGREDION

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.”

HONEY OF A PRODUCT – ‘BLACK LABEL’

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 Pty Ltd

+61 8 62406900
+61 8 9249 4030

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.

General Manager
Clelio Tonelli
Marketing Contact
Silke Bruns
Location

35 Millrose Drive

Malaga, WA 6090
Australia

HCD Flow Technology

Trading as: HCD Flow Technology
0800 4 HOSES

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.

General Manager
Dave Gulliver
Sales/Marketing Manager
Cameron Caesar
Marketing Contact
Cameron Caesar
National Sales Manager
Cameron Caesar
Location

144 Neilson Street
Onehunga
Auckland 1061
New Zealand

Postal Address

PO Box 112083
Penrose
Auckland 1642
New Zealand

Frankton Branch
Branch Location
18 King Street
Frankton
Hamilton 3204
New Zealand
Jonathan Arkley, Branch Manager
07 847 7889
07 846 9056
Email
Branch Postal Address
PO Box 5447
Frankton
Hamilton 3242
New Zealand
Wigram Branch
Branch Location
72 Hayton Road
Wigram
Christchurch 8042
New Zealand
Vaughan Smith, Branch Manager
03 3488755
03 3488756
Email
Branch Postal Address
PO Box 112083
Penrose
Auckland 1642
New Zealand
Dunedin Central Branch
Branch Location
301 Vogel Street
Dunedin Central
Dunedin 9016
New Zealand
Russell Thomas, Branch Manager
03 4557657
03 455 7687
Email
Branch Postal Address
PO Box 2097
Dunedin South
Dunedin 9044
New Zealand
Petone Branch
Branch Location
148 Hutt Road
Petone
Lower Hutt / Wellington 5012
New Zealand
Allan Sayers, Branch Manager
04 560 3701
04 560 3705
Email
Branch Postal Address
PO Box 35 154
Naenae
Lower Hutt 5041
New Zealand
Annesbrook Branch
Branch Location
70 Pascoe Street
Annesbrook
Nelson 7011
New Zealand
Nigel Cottom, Branch Manager
03 547 0531
03 547 0532
Email
Branch Postal Address
PO Box 112 083
Penrose
Auckland 1642
Auckland
Onehunga Branch
Branch Location
144 Neilson Street
Onehunga
Auckland 1061
New Zealand
Ken West, Branch Manager
09 636 5902
09 634 6655
Email
Branch Postal Address
PO Box 112083
Penrose
Auckland 1642
New Zealand
Mt Maunganui Branch
Branch Location
69 Hull Road
Mt Maunganui
3116
New Zealand
Daryl Henson, Branch Manager
07 575 5697
07 575 5297
Email
Branch Postal Address
PO Box 4638
Mt Maunganui South
Tauranga 3149
New Zealand

Aggreko

Trading as: Aggreko
0800 950 950
0800 950 950

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.

Marketing Contact
Rhys Nasir
Location

1048 -1050 Great South Rd
Mount Wellington
Auckland 1060
New Zealand

Postal Address

101 Woodlands Drive
Braeside
3195
Australia

Mount Wellington Branch
Branch Location
1048-1050 Great South Road
Mount Wellington
Auckland 1060
New Zealand
Martin Bowler, Area Sales Manager
0800 950 950
Email



Hornby Branch
Branch Location
39 Braeburn Drive
Hornby
Christchurch 8042
New Zealand
Jason Quinn, Area Sales Manager
0800 950 950
Email



Apollo Projects Ltd

03 3589185

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.

Location

17 Ron Guthrey Road
Christchurch Airport
Christchurch 8544
New Zealand

KIWI BRANDS  TO FLY AT AWARDS

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:

1. FOOD

2. BEVERAGE

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.

 

Variety: The spice of NZ food life

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.

Greg Robertson

Publisher

Directus International

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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:
Food Ingredients
Finished Products
Machinery
Market Knowledge & Innovation

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