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November-December 2018
ufacturers, as well as a networking recep- tion with Austrade and the Australian Chamber of Commerce to Thailand, attend- ed by more than 50 people. More than 48,799 visitors from 79 countries attended the four-day trade show, which spanned over 58,000 square metres of floor space.
Orora’s Oakleigh manufacturing plant played host to the company’s inaugural In- novation Expo, with the new EFI Nozomi C18000 inkjet corrugated board press as the centrepiece of the event. The packaging gi- ant put innovation at the forefront of its cor- porate strategy, and guests at the expo toured a show floor occupied not just by the mammoth Nozomi but other equipment in- cluding laser cutters, in-line digital printers and robots, orbit labellers, and “no-crush” tray erectors for fruits and vegetables.
Heat and Control and Ishida’s new alliance, HCI Snack Solutions, showed off its new end-to-end capability in snack processing and packaging at an open house event in Birmingham. Targeting the Europe, Middle East and Africa
regions, the HCI
Snack Solutions
partnership ex-
pands on the
relationship be-
tween Heat and
Control and Ishida in the rest of the world. The open house at Ishida’s European head- quarters featured a live snack factory environment for equipment and product demonstrations.
Bannister Downs’ award-winning dairy design
CCA opens new line for world-first closure
Food packaging: designing a sustainable future
Lion invests in packaging agility and flexibility
Top take-outs from PKN + Print21 LIVE forum
ASX-listed Pro-Pak Packaging Group (PPG) bought Victoria’s Perfection Packag- ing and New Zea- land-based Polypak for a combined total of almost $60 mil- lion. The compa- ny moved to raise $59.8 million to fund the two pur- chases, which followed a $177.5 million merger deal with flexible packager Inte- grated Packaging Group (IPG), the third- biggest flexible packaging manufacturing
company in Australia, in September 2017.
The needles-in-strawberries scandal domi- nated the headlines in September, impli- cating at least eight brands and sending de- mand for strawberries through the floor. PKN managing editor Lindy Hughson slammed the saboteurs in a scathing edito- rial, comparing the crime to an act of ter- rorism and pointing out the wider fallout for strawberry producers, as well as the
food waste crisis. One silver lining was found for the packaging machin- ery industry, with increased demand
for metal detectors.
included a swatch of a completely different green with its initial trademark application in 2012. Coca-Cola, which manufactures ri- val energy drink Mother, opposed Frucor’s appeal, saying that the shade initially sub- mitted had been 7727C, not 376C.
Orora signed a power purchase agreement with Victoria’s Lal Lal wind farm that, in conjunction with the Clements Gap wind farm in SA (a deal signed earlier in the year), will see 80 per cent of the packaging giant’s total energy requirements in Aus- tralia sourced from renewables from 2019. The deal will allow Orora to lock in the cost of attaining baseload green energy, which CEO and MD Nigel Garrard said was vital to the packaging manufacturer.
The largest Australian pavilion to date fea- tured at ProPak Asia 2018 in Thailand. Hosted by the Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (AP- PMA), the pavilion included a number of Australian packaging and processing man-
Impact International, a family-owned packaging company, opened Sydney’s first solar farm designed for industrial use at its tube manufacturing plant in Smithfield. The solar farm occupies more than 800 square metres, and Impact hoped it would see at least 30 percent of the plant’s energy use come from renewables. The farm will eliminate 300 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually, and generate enough power per year to supply all the energy needs of 90 Australian homes.
Matthews Australia moved into a new 12,000 square metre headquarters at Scoresby, Victoria. The intelligent identifi- cation specialist’s modern facility includes offices, warehouse and distribution centre, and is designed to provide maximum value not only to suppliers and customers, but Matthews employees as well. There are a number of special features on site, includ- ing a dedicated ink and solvents hazardous goods storage facili-
ty and a cleanroom- style workshop for control and servic- ing of printers and other emerging technologies.
ON THE COVER: Bannister Downs opened its new $30 million greenfield designer dairy processing plant in Northcliffe, Western Australia, making it the first dairy in the southern hemisphere to have adopted the Ecolean end-to-end filling and packaging solution. The company installed a complete paddock-to-fridge system, which allowed visitors to view the cows being milked by automatic milking robots, as well as Ecole- an EL1 and EL2 filling machines, which fill almost 14,000 packs per hour.
Read Labels and Packag-
ing, owned by Victoria’s
Ross Read, invested in an
HP Indigo 20000 wide-
web press to help its move
into the flexible packaging
market. Read was one of
the first label makers in
Australia to offer digital-
only label printing, and became one of the first to leverage the technology to service a gap in the market for short-run flexible pouches. The new press went into Read’s purpose-built premises in Ravenhall, Melbourne.

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