Packaging

Precision metal packaging producer and printer Jamestrong celebrated 30 years of making aerosol cans, and a 2.7 billion can production milestone, at its Taree, NSW site, with CEO Alex Commins using the event to champion manufacturing in regional towns.

Flexo print operation Supreme Packaging has been bought by Pro-Pac for $3.2m, 40 years after it was founded, with the company expected to deliver revenue of between $10m and $12m in the next financial year.

Independent family-based paper merchant, Romel Australia, has invested in a new paperboard sheeting machine to convert packaging boards into sheets based on customer specifications.

Here’s a clever idea: watermark packaging so that a sorting system can be more accurate and recycling processes more efficient. Holy Grail 2.0 is underway.

Heidelberg is launching a series of three webinars under the slogan HD4You that will look at the trends in packaging printing, show solutions, and offer a platform for a collective exchange.

The world’s largest consumer packaging business Amcor saw its profits surge by 65 per cent in the first six months, on sales that were largely flat, with the company benefiting from stay-at-home consumer demand in the Covid year.

Iggesund Paperboard has launched Unbox, a new series of digital events, that aims to connect various sectors of the packaging industry to analyse, understand and plan for the rapidly evolving business landscape.

Global packaging and printing industry supplier Flint Group has launched a new division for the flexo and letterpress sectors, combining Flint Group Flexographic with Xeikon Prepress to create XSYS.

In a closely watched move, a new German greenfield packaging plant will install the world’s first manrolandGoss Varioman c:line web offset press, to print cardboard food packaging.

Digital embellishing systems developer Scodix has released PolySens 550, a new polymer for digital enhancement, developed specifically for the food packaging industry.

Sydney-based tube manufacturer Impact International has made another major step on its sustainability journey, launching a first-of-its-kind carbon-offset forest initiative in partnership with leading Australian brands.

In celebration of its 60th anniversary as the media hub for Australia's packaging industry, PKN Packaging News teamed up with AR innovator DreemAR to show the power of print when combined with digital application.

Industry supplier Jet Technologies is celebrating 40 years of service, innovation, and expertise in the Australian and global industrial printing and packaging industries.

Spicers is launching a new translucent barrier paper, Sylvicta, manufactured by Arjowiggins, as a new sustainable alternative to plastics in food packaging, and which can host myriad embellishing solutions.

A new report shows Tetra Pak cartons have a lower carbon footprint than all other packaging used for the same products, including glass, aluminium, and plastic.

New demand for security and authentication devices to tackle the threat of counterfeiting caused by the Covid crisis will strengthen the printed holography for packaging market in 2021, according to the global hologram trade body.