ANZ Save Food packaging designs garner interest

This year for the first time, the Australian Institute of Packaging had a presence at Interpack on the World Packaging Organisation’s stand* in the SAVE FOOD pavilion, with AIP executive officer Nerida Kelton fielding high interest in the Australian and New Zealand Save Food Packaging Design award winners on display. “A significant number of AIP Members visited the stand and it was a tremendous opportunity to showcase Australian and New Zealand Save Food packaging design innovations on a global scale.

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Qenos launches its direct channel for the specialties polymers market

Qenos -Australia’s sole manufacturer of polyethylene – is set to extend its industry reach by launching its specialty polymer distribution group, eXsource. The launch of eXsource opens a direct channel that offers a new and expanded product range of local and international specialty polymers. A pioneer in the Australian polymer market, Qenos has been supplying polyethylene to the manufacturing and processing industries for over 60 years.

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Aussies spotted in the crowds at Interpack

It's estimated by Interpack organisers that Australians make up two percent of the exhibitors at Interpack, so on a total of 170,000 strong, that makes it around 3400 visiting from down under. Here's a snapshot of a few locals PKN bumped into during the 7-day show that took place in Dusseldorf from 4-10 May.

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New Australian head of WPO elected at Interpack

Pierre Pienaar, education director of the Australian Institute of Packaging, has been elected as the next president of the World Packaging Organisation (WPO). Pienaar, who is currently VP Education for the WPO, will take office in January 2018 when current president Tom Schneider's term ends. The appointment is timely, as Australia will next year host the prestigious WPO WorldStar Awards, which coincides with the 100th WPO bi-annual meeting, and which will take place at Surfers Paradise, Queensland in early May alongside the AIP National Conference.

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