Packaging Snippets from Around the World

Back Peddling Leaves No Carbon Footprint (Australia)
If back peddling is good for the environment then the Federal Minister for Environment, Heritage and the Arts Peter Garrett over the second weekend in March [when Victorians were enjoying high temperatures and a long weekend] contributed negatively to Australia's carbon emissions...
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Towards Sustainable Packaging (Australia)
Sustainability is a major focus of activity for the Packaging Council of Australia (PCA). The Board of the PCA - comprising the leaders of Australia's packaging industry - has approved a statement entitled "Towards Sustainable Packaging"...
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Packaging Myths (South Africa)
Packaging is an essential part of modern life allowing people to consume fresh, uncontaminated food and beverages wherever they want in the quantities they need...
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Testing for Productivity (Australia)
Gauging by the audience attention, the diversity of industry sectors, and any other measurement - the three presenters at the March meeting of Australian Institute of Packaging in Melbourne who tackled the subject "Testing Packaging The Tools You Need" - were exactly in specification...
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The Seven Laws of Efficient Packaging

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LABELLING - The Intricacies and Applications
The now traditional joint meeting for the benefit of members of the Australian Institute of Packaging [AIP] and the Surface Coating Australia Association [SCAA] was held at Box Hill in July. Two presenters Mike Profenna Applications Manager at Labelmakers Group Pty Ltd and Carl Pimentel Regional Director Asia Pacific-South H.B.Fuller attended to enlighten the audience of eighty members and guests...
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First World Packaging from the Tip of Africa
THE challenges facing South Africa's packaging industry are huge. The need to get safe and nutritious food to millions of South Africans, most of whom live far from their rural roots, has to be balanced with achieving world-class standards (especially for exporters), as well as complying with stringent environmental demands...
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Information on Events from Melbourne :
The advice of meeting for the September gathering of the Australian Institute of Packaging [AIP] said that the theme was Packaging and Food Science & Technology The two sides of the coin; - where a representative from the AIP will talk about important things concerning packaging and technology relevant to a food science technologist, and this will be complemented by an Australian Food Science and Technology [AIFST] representative talking about important things about food science and technology relevant to a food packaging person...
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Change the Climate, Change the Planet
If you set your motor car on a long straight road that has a gradual downhill slope with a clear entrance to a cliff the outcome is clearly in your hands. Accelerate savagely and you may run out of petrol before reaching the cliff, but if you continue at a slower pace [normal driving practice] you will be still mobile at the cliff's edge...
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Its in the Can - Or is it?
The commencement of the 2009 activities of Australian Institute of Packaging [AIP] in Victoria was prompted as 3 diverse views on plastic packaging and was a joint meeting with members of The Society of Plastics Engineers [SPE]. Diverse it certainly was!
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Sustainable Packaging : Threats and Opportunities
The packing industry has no clear consensus about what constitutes sustainable packaging and has made a poor case for the vital role its product plays, according to a new report...
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World Packaging Organisation : President's Visit to Ukraine : February 2009
At the invitation of the organizers of Pack Fair and our WPO members Packers Club of Ukraine I visited Kiev in order to participate in the opening of Pack Fair 2009. This years packaging industry's international exhibition was the tenth. The fair serves the important region of Eastern Europe...
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Will the Rot Set In? Renewabale and Compostable Packaging.
The English statistician R. A. Fisher provided a summation of the opening meeting of Australian Institute of Packaging [AIP] in Victoria for 2010 when he said "The best causes tend to attract in their support the worst arguments". Worst is probably a bit strong but certainly arguments abound in the cause of Renewable and Compostable Packaging...
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Report on Australian IoP Conference - June 2010
The theme of the Australian Institute of Packaging 2010 National Conference held in Melbourne in June was Back to the Future The Art and Science of Packaging. Two hundred and fifty delegates attended the two days of seminar sessions that had attracted packaging experts from across the world to give presentations...
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Labels Get Teeth (New labelling laws - South Africa)

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Australian IOP : The Packaging Supply Chain
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Australian IOP : "Less is the New Green"
A most interesting report on a recent meeting of...........
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AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF PACKAGING - Perfomance Enhancing Packaging
An article by the Australian Institute of Packaging - see DOWNLOADS menu tem (Top menu bar)
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The Role of Packaging in Minimising Food Waste in the Supply Chain
A most interesting report on studies conducted into this subject..............
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