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Planet Protector Packaging, the inno- vator behind Woolpack insulated solution for cold-chain shipping (pic- tured) signed a nationwide distribution agreement with Pro-Pac Packaging. Headed by CEO Joanne Howarth, Planet Protector Packaging has won multiple local and global awards, including three WorldStar awards in 2021. The company would go on to launch a suc- cessful crowdfunding campaign to fund its expansion.
Nestlé Oceania switched to recyclable paper packaging supplied by Amcor for its Smarties confectionery range in Australia. upgrading its manufacturing lines to accommodate the material change.
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Unpacking the KitKat recycled wrapper project
Cold chain solution for vaccine distribution
PIDA 2021: Who made the finalist grade?
Tetra Pak marks 60 years of F&B innovation
Embossed packaging: layers of sensory appeal
ON THE COVER: Embossed packaging was in the spotlight, with Kurz ANZ MD Stephen Pratt providing tips for brand owners to begin implementing it into their packag- ing design.
People in Packaging: Emma Townsend, CEO of systems automation and engi- neering company AGITO Group, spoke to PKN about her vision for the company, the future of local manufacturing, and women in leadership.
Packaging and recycling giant Visy announced a $35m upgrade of its Laverton glass recycling centre. The upgrade would double the facility’s capacity to 200,000 tonnes of glass per year, and enable it to sort glass down to 3mm in size (previously this was limited to 10mm), boosting recycling opportu- nities and diverting more glass from landfill. The construction would create 92 jobs and six new roles at the site.
Unilever Australia launched its first trial laundry refill station at Coles’ new sus- tainability concept store in Moonee Ponds, Melbourne.
In arguably one of the biggest break- throughs in the Australian packaging industry this year, a coalition of companies with a shared vision to close the loop on soft plastics produced the country’s first proto- type soft plastic food wrapper made with recycled content for Nestlé’s KitKat brand. Nestlé (the project lead), partnered with CurbCycle, iQ Renew, Licella, Viva Energy Australia, LyondellBasell, REDcycle, Taghleef Industries and Amcor.
The labels market saw a shake-up. Marking the biggest acquisition in its history, Labelmakers purchased Melbourne-based label printer Rapid Labels, cementing its market leading position in label supply across Australia and New Zealand. In another major deal Multi-Color Corporation bought Australian provider of IML solutions, Herrods. Following this, MCC went on to buy ANZ labels business Hexagon, and before the dust had a chance to settle, MCC was itself sold by its p/e owners, to be rolled into a giant new labels and pack- aging operation with 20-plant US labels and packaging printer Fort Dearborn.

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