AIP Provides Two Weeks Intensive Lecturing for Master of Food & Packaging Course

As the course lecturers for both the Food Packaging Materials and Processes Unit and Food Packaging Design Unit of the Master of Food & Packaging Course at the Melbourne University, the AIP and their expert lecturers, led by Pierre Pienaar FAIP, CPP and Michael Grima MAIP, recently spent two intensive weeks with the latest intake of students in Melbourne

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PROPAK ASIA: Celebrating 25 Years of Innovation

The AIP recently joined the APPMA hosted Australian Pavilion at ProPak Asia in Thailand for the second year. ProPak is Asia’s No.1 Processing & Packaging Event for the region’s rapidly expanding Food, Drink & Pharmaceutical Industries. ProPak Asia 2017 expanded in line with demand and growing a huge 25% this year. This huge growth has come from increasing demand across all zones.

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The Shocking Cost of Food Waste

Written by Karl Deily, President Food Care, Sealed Air: This world wastes an astonishing amount of food. About one third of all the food that is produced is wasted. A 2011, United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report estimated in 2007, 1.6 billion tons of food was wasted. As a comparison, 6 billion tons of food was produced globally that year. The United States alone spends $218 billion a year growing, processing, transporting and disposing of food that is never eaten.

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Packaging Training in West Africa

by Prof Pierre Pienaar, FAIP, CPP. It was really wonderful to be back in Lagos after 3 years due to the Ebola Virus epidemic in the region. Always an exciting and exhilarating experience. This time it was done a little different to 2014. The AIP, under the guidance of the WPO Training program in Packaging Technology undertook a three-day residential training program (RTP) in Food and Beverage Packaging Technology in Lagos, Nigeria, West Africa.

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