3 October 2022 | IndustryEdge

As the re-settling commences, global commodity and materials markets remain upset and agitated. 2021-22 was a year when fibre and pulp prices hit new record highs, supply-chains were disrupted, traditional allegiances were broken down and nothing was certain.  Read more

3 October 2022 | IndustryEdge

Growth in global advertising expenditure returned to trend in 2022. Growth is forecast to be 9.1% by the end of the year, following on from the huge recovery of 15.6% in 2021. It seems nothing can stop the advertising instinct, but as the expenditure returns with a vengeance, print is missing out in major markets.  Read more

3 October 2022 | IndustryEdge

For nearly two decades, New Zealand’s exports of Packaging & Industrial paper and paperboard have been declining. The 2021-22 financial year saw exports fall to 267 kt, down 7.7% on the prior year. The export result came as latest data confirmed production was about 6% lower than for the previous year.  Read more

30 September 2022 | ABB

Use of ABB solution, results in uniform lime quality with lower energy consumption and reduced emissions.  Read more

29 September 2022 | PKN

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) has published its action plan for phasing out PFAS in fibre-based food contact packaging. The new resource outlines a national, industry-led approach to phasing out PFAS by 31 December 2023, and has been endorsed by environment ministers who are committed to overseeing the phase-out among the industry.  Read more

29 September 2022 | PKN

Collaboration is the key to moving beyond sustainability and into regeneration, according to Cath Cornaggia, commercial director, Label and Packaging Materials, Australia and New Zealand at Avery Dennison, who shares her insights with PKN.  Read more

28 September 2022 | Fastmarkets

The emergence of Covid-19 in early 2020 caused massive disruptions to everyday life and triggered a period of high volatility that continues today. Consumers and the US economy are transitioning to the emerging post-pandemic, post-stimulus reality in 2022, but this shift has brought its own tumult, putting many of the trends of the past two years into a state of flux and creating a somewhat bumpy transition period.  Read more

27 September 2022 | Pulpaper News

The recyclable and fiber-based wood foam Fibrease™ by Stora Enso can replace e.g. polymer-based foams in packaging solutions. A partnership with Nefab has made it possible to scale up the production and broadly introduce Fibrease to the market, and it’s already being used by customers.  Read more

26 September 2022 | AFPA

The Australian Forest industry warmly welcomes the Forests and Climate Leaders’ Partnership, an international initiative announced at the UN General Assembly. The Partnership will drive further climate mitigation activities across the globe, by recognising the role of forestry in decreasing CO2 levels.  Read more

14 September 2022 | Pulpaper News

Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, has launched Hug&Hold, a recyclable, paper-based solution to replace plastic shrink wrap for PET bottle bundle packs.  Read more

11 September 2022 | Paper Advance

Since humans first clothed themselves, clothing has changed a lot, especially in the last 100 years. Today, considering the number of humans on the planet, it is more important than ever to consider the sustainability aspects of the fibres and processes used to make that clothing.  Read more

9 September 2022 | OPAL

In a major step forward, an $8 million Bottom Ash Recycling facility has been approved by EPA Victoria. It is the first facility of its kind to be approved for construction in the state and will be located with the Maryvale Energy from Waste (EfW) facility.  Read more

8 September 2022 | NZ Government Website

A new partnership between the Government and Oji Fibre Solutions could boost the development of sustainable wood products, hydrogen and bio-fuels at the Kinleith Mill near Tokoroa, creating jobs and reducing emissions across the economy Forestry Minister Stuart Nash announced today.  Read more

1 Sept 2022 | PKN

Visy’s $150m corrugated cardboard box manufacturing plant in Queensland, part of the packaging and recycling giant’s $700m investment in manufacturing facilities in the state, has been approved by Brisbane City Council.  Read more

28 August 2022 | IndustryEdge

Examining the difference in prices for the quarter ended June 2022, compared with prices a year earlier, the All Packaging index is up 13.4%. Containerboard grade prices grew on average 5.8% across the year, and Cartonboard was up 13.5%.  Read more

28 August 2022 | IndustryEdge

Australia’s imports of engineered wood products were valued at AUD170.9 million for the first half of 2022. Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) accounted for 38% of the total and for most of the additional 32% described as ‘Other’ engineered wood products. Almost all the value was in softwood LVL, originating in China and the Russian Federation.  Read more

28 AUGUST 2022 | IndustryEdge

The Australian and New Zealand three-month moving average trade price of printing and communication papers* increased by 5.1% in June 2022, compared with the prior month. Measured in US dollars, the quarterly average price was USDFob962/t, an increase of USD58/t on the prior month. Read more.

24 August 2022 | AFPA

Long serving Australian forest industries leader Greg McCormack has announced he will step down as Chair of the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) following the 2022 Forest Industries Gala Dinner, at Parliament House in Canberra on 14 September 2022, and retire from the Board at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in November.  Read more

18 August 2022 | Packaging Europe

Rob Malin was inspired to found Anglo-Italian craft wine company When In Rome during his time in rural Italy, watching the locals buy wine from local producers in refillable containers. Now he and his co-founders, Andrea Marchesi and Lorenzo Canali, sell their own products in paper bottles. We spoke to Rob about this decision and its reflection on the wine industry in Europe and beyond.  Read more

16 August 2022 | Paper Advance

The recycling process in paper production is complex. Fluctuations in fiber quality and the degree of contamination of the recovered paper bales have a direct influence on production output. At the same time, resource efficiency is more important today than ever before.  Read more

15 August 2022 | Opal

ABC’s national agricultural program, Landline featured a segment on Opal Rocklea and the artwork on fresh produce cartons.
As part of ABC’s Art Week, Landline did a segment on the eye-catching artwork of fruit and vegetable cartons and the stories they tell about the produce and farmers.  Read more

11 August 2022 | PKN

Sustainable and flexible packaging solutions specialist, Parkside, has collaborated with British supermarket chain Iceland to deliver one of the world’s first paper recyclable packaging solutions for frozen food.  Read more

10 August 2022 | PKN

Auckland’s sorting of its household recyclables is about to get a boost, with Visy undertaking an upgrade of its Onehunga Materials Recovery Facility. Built in 2008, the sorting facility will be implementing new technology to help it increase the quality and diversity of recycled paper and cardboard to be sold in markets.  Read more

5 August 2022 | Paper Advance

The Smurfit Kappa paper mill in Nettingsdorf, Austria, has launched a sustainable district heating project that will benefit 20,000 homes across three communities when completed. The scheme will capture excess heat generated from the Nettingsdorf paper mill to provide heating for local homes, businesses and schools.  Read more

August 2022 | Valmet

Valmet’s flow control business introduces a new versatile butterfly valve product range enables easy valve configuration for an extensive range of applications in all process industries. With its state-of-the-art functionality, the product range offers superior process efficiency with a minimized environmental footprint.  Read more

29 JUNE 2022 | IndustryEdge

Having hit an all-time high in January (AUDFob1,116/t), Australian Kraftliner export prices have barely receded since and remain at historic highs, while export volumes have hardly missed a beat. The situation is similar for Sack Kraft, exports of which are smaller but higher priced. Sack Kraft prices are yet to reach their historic peaks, but are ramping up very quickly, with little prospect of any moderation in an inflationary environment. Read more.

29 JUNE 2022 | IndustryEdge

Global paper markets are in turbulent times, especially when it comes to pricing. Nowhere is that more evident than for Coated Mechanical grades, with the latest import shocks being delivered by Medium Weight Coated (MWC) grades, the average prices of which rocketed to record levels in April, for some grades. Read more.

29 JUNE 2022 | IndustryEdge

Around the world, commodity prices are high because supply is uncertain and stressed supply chains are denuded of inventory. As consumers of pulp rush to ensure they meet their minimum needs – let alone replenish their inventories – pulp prices continued their upwards rise in May. Read more.

24 JUNE 2022 | Food Technology & Manufacturing

The Carlsberg Group is working with Paboco and Avantium to produce its biodegradable and recyclable Fibre Bottle. The brewery has been working on producing a sustainable plant-based bottle since 2015 and now they are set to be trialled in eight European markets. If all goes well with the trial, the bottles will be widely launched in the future. Read more.

20 JUNE 2022 | Visy

Earlier this month, our Visy Graduates spent the day with the amazing volunteers at The Big Umbrella, a non-government organisation that believes every person should live a life free from poverty and exploitation. Read more.

17 JUNE 2022 | Paper Advance

It is now scientifically proven that reuse should be considered on a case-by-case basis as it is not always the best environmental option. A peer-reviewed study shows that reusable packaging has a stronger impact on climate than recyclable corrugated. Read more.

14 JUNE 2022 | Packaging World

The world’s largest online retailer, Amazon knows a bit about packaging, especially when it comes to consumers’ feelings about excess e-commerce packaging. After all, its Frustration Free Packaging program, introduced in 2009, was designed specifically to reduce the amount of packaging used for e-commerce products and lower the cost of delivering goods to assist in maintaining low prices for customers. Read more.

14 JUNE 2022 | Packaging World

Aptar and Quadpack launch the Iconic Woodacity® lipstick case featuring a glue-free, lubricant-free mechanism that allows smooth actuation of the bullet. Read more.

13 JUNE 2022 | Papnews

Since the beginning of fiscal year 2022, the Voith Group has left no carbon footprint at any of its worldwide locations. The company’s net zero concept comprises four fields of action: increasing the efficiency of its own processes, generating its own regenerative energy, using renewable energy sources, and offsetting the emissions that are currently still unavoidable. Read more.

1 JUNE 2022 | AFPA

Australia’s forest industries welcome the new Albanese Government Ministry that will be sworn in today with a mandate to turbocharge the nation’s One Billion Trees goal to tackle climate change and secure Australia’s future timber and fibre needs. Read more.

30 JUNE 2022 | UJL Solutions

Satron Instruments has become the latest product represented by UJL Solutions!
An established market in the USA and Europe, UJL are now making inroads into the ANZ market. Read more.

30 MAY 2022 | IndustryEdge

Australia’s Packaging Paper Trade Price Index was up 14.9% year-ended March 2022. The indexes are used by IndustryEdge clients in a variety of ways, including to inform pricing movements in contracts. Read more.

30 MAY 2022 | IndustryEdge

Exports of recovered paper from New Zealand lifted 6.3% year-ended March 2022, to total 283.6 kt. Amidst solid export growth overall, a curiosity arose over the year with Old Newsprint (ONP) exports lifting 176% to a reported 71.5 kt, while the Unsorted grade saw exports fall 53% to 33.4 kt. Read more.

30 MAY 2022 | IndustryEdge

An incredible resurgence in demand and consumption has seen coated woodfree (CWF) grades of paper experience a 47% lift, with imports totalling 119.6 kt* year-ended March 2022. Read more.

30 MAY 2022 | Andritz

Andritz CC bagless sectors for uniform fiber mats, high performance, and less maintenance. It’s commonly known that bagless sectors eliminate the need of shutting down a disc filter for filter bag changes. That’s undoubtedly an important benefit as to maintenance, but how to overcome thickening performance shortcomings of conventional bagless sector designs, particularly “corrugated” sectors?. Read more.

23 MAY 2022 | Rotorua Daily Mail

Whakatāne Mill Ltd has appointed Ron Hooper, a highly experienced and well-regarded business leader from the food and packaging industry, to be the mill's new Chief Executive. Hooper will start in the position on June 1 after holding senior roles in multinational companies such as Griffins, Nestle and Mars. Read more.

11 MAY 2022 | Opal Australian Paper

Partnering with Dan Murphy’s for their new wine delivery subscription service, Dan Picked, the team at Opal has designed and created an innovative and robust Australian made, 100 per cent recycled and recyclable wine box. Read more.

10 MAY 2022 | Norske Skog

Patrick Dooley, General Manager at Boyer: “Adding Norske Skog's AUD 2.9 million commitment, we can deploy an AUD 6.9 million package of initiatives to support the long-term future of the Boyer mill, allowing us to reduce emissions, keep costs down and continue to deliver an Australian source of newsprint. Read more.

10 MAY 2022 | Visy

Under our tranche of recent Queensland investments, Visy will invest $500 million to build a new glass food and beverage container manufacturing facility in Yatala; $150 million to build a corrugated box factory at Hemmant; and $48 million in major upgrades to our Material Recovery Facility (MRF) on Gibson Island. Read more.

10 MAY 2022 | Packaging Europe

Smurfit Kappa has become the first packaging company to obtain the Vegan Society trademark for its corrugated packaging and will form a partnership with the organisation to supply other trademark holders with vegan packaging solutions for vegan products. Read more.

3 MAY 2022 | AFPA

The University of Tasmania in Launceston will be home to a trailblazing new National Institute for Forest Products Innovation (NIFPI) that will position Australia as a world leader in timber and wood fibre R&D after the Federal Labor Party matched the Coalition’s $100 million pledge. Read more.

29 April 2022 | IndustryEdge

From toilet paper to facial tissue, to hand towels and a wide range of sanitary products, the pandemic has added significant consumption in this growing sector. The question for some in the global fibre markets is whether the fibre is available to support Chinese consumption growth and overall, the stable growth in the total global market. Read more.

29 April 2022 | IndustryEdge

News that the Finnish paper mill strike ended with agreement between UPM and unions late April was welcome, with European operating rates set to return to near full capacity as demand remains strong in most corners of the world. That feeds into our headline assessment that printing and communication paper prices, including newsprint, will remain high in Australia and New Zealand until at least late in the fourth quarter of 2022. Read more.

29 April 2022 | IndustryEdge

Australia’s exports of recovered paper continue to boom as the total value of exports rocketed to a record AUD291.1M year-ended February. The average export price moderated slightly, but at AUD300.70/t, February was the third successive month exports have topped $300/t. Read more.

27 April 2022 | PKN

In news that has rocked the Australian packaging industry, Brooke Donnelly, CEO of the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO), is stepping down from the position at the end of July. Read more.

27 April 2022 | Visy

Visy announces $700 million investment in Queensland recycling and re-manufacturing as part of Anthony Pratt’s $2 billion investment pledge to Australia. Visy said today it would invest $700 million on a massive expansion of its Queensland recycling and remanufacturing operations. Read more.

26 April 2022 | AFPA

As the major national industry group representing the pulp, paper, tissue and packaging sector, the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) is insisting that an incoming Albanese Government not sacrifice these vital regional manufacturing jobs through blunt changes to the Emissions Reduction Fund Safeguard Mechanism. Read more.

22 April 2022 | Womens Agenda

Belinda Driscoll has been named the new Managing Director of personal care product manufacturer Kimberly-Clark, becoming the youngest and first female MD in the company’s ANZ region. Read more.

21 April 2022 | PKN

Australian independent craft brewer, Bridge Road Brewers, will open the doors to a pop-up bar in Melbourne tomorrow (Friday), which is fitted out entirely from cardboard, most of it recycled. Read more.

19 April 2022 | Packaging Europe

Stora Enso has partnered with Picadeli, a leading takeaway salad bar company, to introduce formed fibre lids for takeaway packaging that are recyclable and biodegradable. The lids are made from PureFiber by Stora Enso, which the company says is produced from wood-based formed fibre sourced from sustainably managed forests and using green energy. Read more.

6 April 2022 | PKN

Labelmakers Group and Huhtamaki have teamed up for a joint recycling initiative in Victoria that will see recovered label production waste used as feedstock for Australian-made fibre-based egg cartons. Read more.

6 April 2022 | ABB

ABB has released its High-Performance Infrared-Reflection (HPIR-R) moisture sensor, which provides the fastest, most precise moisture monitoring available on the market today. Read more.

29 April 2022 | Index Engineering

Has recently been certified as an API 653 Aboveground Storage Tank Inspector.
This new service will allow Index Engineering to provide the pulp and paper industry with additional expertise in this area. Read more.

23 March 2022 | PKN

Multinational packaging giant Amcor has revealed its plans to scale down its operations in Russia in response to the country’s continued invasion of Ukraine.

The company will reduce its activities in Russia and focus its manufacturing operations on supporting only its existing multinational customers. It will also be suspending new projects and investments in Russia and stop exports from the country “as early as possible”.   Read more

23 March 2022 | PKN

Woolworths will be phasing out its 15-cent plastic shopping bags in WA over the next month – the first major supermarket to do so ahead of new state legislation banning a variety of plastic shopping bags from July this year. Over the coming weeks, stores across the state will gradually run-down stock of the supermarket’s reusable plastic bags, with its Australian-made paper shopping bags set to become the entry option for those customers who haven’t brought their own bags to the store, as well as online orders.   Read more

21 March 2022 | IndustryEdge

Russia supplies Australia and New Zealand with very small quantities of paper and paper products, latest analysis shows. IndustryEdge continues to express the view that in the face of atrocities, transgressions of sovereign borders, human rights abuses and persistent aggression from Russia, trade is mainly important as a tool to influence Russia’s behaviour.   Read more

21 March 2022 | IndustryEdge

Global shipping attention has swung to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, with one of the world’s largest food producers potentially falling under the control of Russia’s President Putin and his cohort of allies.   Read more

16 March 2022 | Paper Advance

Germany, Cologne (16 March 2022) - Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. (NASDAQ: KDP) and sustainable packaging manufacturer PAPACKS, based in Cologne - Germany, today announced the start of a partnership to develop a fully recyclable and compostable paper bottle.   Read more

11 March 2022 | Packaging World

Co-manufacturer/co-packager NaturPak Pet has become the first CM&P to provide super-premium wet dog food in the Tetra Recart retort carton. The carton not only protects the product in shelf-stable conditions but also offers a number of sustainable packaging benefits—both of which pet parents are seeking out.  Read more

9 March 2022 | Pulpaper news.com

FSC remains deeply concerned about Russia’s aggressive invasion of Ukraine and stands in solidarity with all victims of this violence. With full commitment to FSC’s mission and standards, and after a thorough analysis of the potential impact of withdrawal of FSC certification, the FSC International Board of Directors has agreed to suspend all trading certificates in Russia and Belarus and to block all controlled wood sourcing from the two countries.   Read more

9 March 2022 | Kimberly Clark

First and foremost, Kimberly-Clark is deeply saddened by the war in Ukraine and our hearts go out to our colleagues in the country, some of whom are among those displaced by the war. At this time, our overriding focus is to continue doing everything possible to support their safety and well-being. We are donating $1 million in financial aid and health and hygiene products to support active humanitarian efforts both in Ukraine and in neighboring countries to support refugee relief efforts.   Read more

9 March 2022 | Packaging World

A simple, yet ingenious, innovation that allows for reuse of corrugated shippers with partitions for auto parts suppliers helps save Yanfeng Automotive Interiors $10 million over 24 months.  Read more

1 March 2022 | BTG a Voith Company

BTG’s diagnostic service FiberMAX identifies opportunities to reduce fiber variability and cost, including stabilizing paper quality. FiberMAX surveys identify sources of variability, outline detailed recommendations for improvements and have been proven to be a very valuable starting point for many improvement projects, including Industry 4.0.  Read more - Press release and brochure

25 February 2022 | IndustryEdge

Australia’s exports of recovered paper transacted at another new record average price of AUDFob297/t in December 2021, more than 73% higher than the average price recorded in December 2020.  Read more

25 February 2022 | IndustryEdge

Many paper products have declined in use in recent years. Envelopes are an example. As the digital age presses into every corner of our lives, humble, physical products like envelopes have been diminished form their peaks recorded less than two decades ago.  Read more

25 February 2022 | IndustryEdge

Australia’s consumption of coated cartonboard paper grades lifted 19.3% between 2019 and 2021, to a record 154.5 kt for 2021. The majority of the growth was recorded in the second half of 2021, as Australian converters battled to ensure they could meet rapidly growing packaging sector demand.  Read more

21 February 2022 | Packaging Europe

In recent years, some of the biggest brand owners in the FMCG space have expressed interest in an emerging field: paper-based bottles. Alongside these announcements came scepticism and accusations of greenwashing. Could these solutions really be better for the environment than plastic and glass alternatives? Read more

16 February 2022 | Paper Advance

Sustainability has become an increasingly hot topic in the packaging industry, partially driven by new EU regulatory frameworks, which set out new requirements for packaging.  Read more

16 February | Essity

Further to the announcement on December 10, 2020, hygiene and health company Essity has now entered an agreement with hygiene company Asaleo Care to acquire the remaining 63.8% of the shares in the company for AUD 1.40 cash per share. Asaleo Care is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and Essity is the largest shareholder, currently holding 36.2% of the shares.  Read more

14 February 2022 | Packaging Europe

BASF’s new label adhesives can be used to coat paper labels and are designed not to interfere with the recycling of paperboard or cardboard transport boxes.  Read more

1 February 2022 | Norske Skog

Norske Skog has entered into agreement with Talley’s Group, a New Zealand based dairy, fishing, produce and food company, to sell the Nature’s Flame pellets company for a consideration of approximately NZD 47.8 million (approximately NOK 280 million). The transaction is expected to close during the first quarter of 2022.  Read more

28 January 2022 | IndustryEdge

Australia’s imports of paper, paperboard and paper products were valued at AUDFob269.4 million in November 2021, up 7.7% compared with the prior month. The value of monthly imports in November was 1.9% higher than in November 2020.  Read more.

28 January 2022 | IndustryEdge

Prices for all of the main pulp grades rose in December, in nearly all markets, with the main Chinese market expecting further price increases in the first quarter of 2022. Delayed deliveries from South America, and from Russia, have tightened supply in the lead up to the Lunar New Year (1st February).  Read more.

28 January 2022 | IndustryEdge

Once, miners took caged canaries down into mines because of their sensitivity to noxious gases and low oxygen levels was high. In the event of a risk, the canary would cease to sing and perhaps even die before workers noticed the same problem. The canary was sacrificed to provide a window of opportunity for escape.  Read more.

27 January 2022 | PKN Packaging News

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) is working with industry to deliver a phase-out of PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) in fibre-based, food contact packaging, that is consistent with the objectives of the National PFAS Position Statement.  Read more.

21 January 2022 | Paper Advance

For many, coffee is how we start the day, but what happens to our paper coffee cups after we dispose of them? Well, many of these coffee cups, along with other containers are shipped to landfills – representing both a massive environmental problem and a missed opportunity.  Read more.

19 January 2022 | AFPA

Australia’s forest industries congratulate and welcome Andrew Leighton to his appointment as new Chief Executive Officer of Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA).  Read more.

18 January 2022 | VISY

Visy chatted with Kate Allison, Senior Marketing Manager, about the increasing call for recycled packaging and how Visy’s Re+ brand is addressing the strong market demand.  Read more.

13 January 2022 | Packaging Europe

According to a study conducted by Graz University of Technology in Austria, fibre-based packaging material can be recycled at least 25 times without losing its mechanical or structural integrity.  Read more.

12 January 2022 | Packaging Innovation

Perhaps you’re keen to commit last year to the time capsule. But, before you do, it’s important to acknowledge how very recent years have permanently altered the landscape which businesses like yours must now find their footing in.  Read more.

11 January 2022 | Papnews

Voith has achieved an ambitious sustainability goal: as of the beginning of 2022, Voith has successfully reduced the CO2 emissions at all its sites to “net zero.” Therefore, the Group’s operations will be climate neutral from January onwards.  Read more.

8 January 2022 | Packaging World

ThePackHub continues to report many instances of brands and retailers switching primarily from plastic to other often paper-based alternatives. Some, but not all, support the move with positive evidence of these changes' environmental impact.  Read more.

8 January 2022 | Valmet

Valmet introduces new advanced features in the IQ Profilers product portfolio. Uniform paper or board profiles will improve machine runnability and end-product quality. In addition, improved profiles enable the possibility to achieve raw material savings and better energy efficiency, which together with Valmet’s multivariable control concepts directly reduces also CO2 emissions.  Read more.

8 January 2022 | BTG

The bestselling consistency transmitter in the world today is BTG’s MEK. It is a unique consistency transmitter that can be found in the majority of pulp and paper mills around the world. The MEK technology is the cornerstone of the BTG Instruments portfolio and has been for almost 50 years.   Read more.

27 November 2021 | IndustryEdge

Each year Australia reprocesses around 1.7 million tonnes of recovered paper, exporting a further 1.0 million tonnes. A small volume ends up in landfill each year and some remains in permanent storage. The system is largely in balance, where the ‘balancing item’ is currently annual exports. Read more.

27 November 2021 | IndustryEdge

Australia’s newsprint imports were 31% lower year-ended September, slumping to 70.7 kt from 102.1 kt the year prior. Amidst the import slump, itself driven by continual demand pressures, the real story is the emphasis by manufacturers on re-setting prices, on more favorable terms. This is a global phenomenon. There are local ramifications. Read more.

25 November 2021 | IndustryEdge

Any business doing maintenance or installing new equipment knows that in addition to lengthy delays, the price of new machinery and other equipment, of fabricated metal, and a range of other inputs has exploded over the last year. The latest data shows the largest cost increases are yet to flow through to some downstream industries, including printing. Read more.

25 November 2021 | PKN Packaging News

Opal Specialty Packaging has partnered with De Bortoli Wines to individualise the winemaker's 2021 Wine Advent Calendar boxes by using digital print creating a unique mix of colours and decorations on the packaging, ensuring that no two boxes are the same. Read more.

19 November 2021 | AFPA

Australia’s potential as a bioenergy powerhouse has been unveiled in the Australian Renewable Agency’s (ARENA) Bioenergy Roadmap, which recognises the potential of industrial heat in Australia’s future renewable energy mix. Read more.

17 November 2021 | Timberbiz

Australia’s nine Regional Forestry Hubs have received a $9 million funding boost to support growth in the forest industries. Spread out for the next four years, the funding is part of a $10.6 million national investment which will help finance the existing forestry hubs around Australia, as well as establish two new hubs in Eden in New South Wales, and in the Northern Territory. Source: Timberbiz. Read more.

15 November 2021 | Paper Advance

Mondi, global leader in packaging and paper, commissioned a life cycle assessment (LCA) comparing its new ground-breaking paper pallet wrapping innovation, Advantage StretchWrap, with conventional plastic stretch film wrapping. The full study was conducted by an external consultancy, is ISO-compliant and includes an external critical review. Read more.

12 November 2021 | Food Manufacturing & Technology

Food and snack manufacturer Arnott’s Group has announced that all of its new point-of-sale displays will be 100% recyclable. In a bid to reduce its plastic usage and bring it closer to the 2025 national packaging targets, the displays will be using water-soluble varnish instead of laminates and cardboard clips instead of plastic ones. Read more.

12 November 2021 | Paper Advance

In partnership with BillerudKorsnäs, Oatly has implemented an innovative secondary packaging solution for products produced in Oatly’s Singapore Factory, enabling a reduction in secondary packaging material by up to 35% and an estimated reduction of CO2 emissions from secondary packaging by up to 50%*, compared to conventional packaging solutions. Read more.

Index Engineering Ltd has purchased a kiln shell laser. This state-of-the-art piece of equipment is a contact-free measurement tool, used to determine the deformation in rotary kilns, dryers and other slowly rotating large cylinders during operation. This will provide detailed information on the kiln shell, enabling our clients to take appropriate action to reduce maintenance costs. Read more.

GAW Technologies receives order from Renewcell for the delivery of a hydrosulfite dissolving plant for a new textile-recycling mill. Read more.