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APPMA unveils exciting announcement as AUSPACK transitions to APPEX

APPMA unveils exciting announcement as AUSPACK transitions to APPEX

“We’re one industry; it’s time to show it.”

With those words, peak body the Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA), has announced its flagship exhibition AUSPACK is transitioning into an all-of-industry event: APPEX – Australasian Processing & Packaging Expo.

APPMA Chairman Mark Dingley revealed the news at the APPMA Awards of Excellence gala dinner last night when winners of the national awards program for Australia’s packaging and processing industry were announced.

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Winners announced for the 2022 APPMA Awards of Excellence 

Winners announced for the 2022 APPMA Awards of Excellence 

Winners of the 2022 Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) Awards of Excellence were announced last night at a gala dinner during AUSPACK 2022.

The 2022 APPMA Awards of Excellence is the national awards program for Australia’s packaging and processing industry, recognising excellence, innovation, leadership and best practice.

APPMA Chairman Mark Dingley said, “Winners in each of the eight categories were announced in front of a sold-out room, which was the perfect way to celebrate the best in Australia’s manufacturing industry. After being postponed from last year, the much-anticipated event was a resounding success and wonderful celebration of the industry’s achievements.” 

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AUSPACK 2022 News Bulletin April 29th 2022: Packaging News

AUSPACK 2022 News Bulletin April 29th 2022: Packaging News

In the lead-up to Australasia's biggest processing and packaging industry trade show, AUSPACK 2022, Packaging News brings you the sixth in a series of regular video news updates on what you can expect at the show.

IIn this video bulletin, Packaging News covers APCO, Hungry Jack’s, Result Group, Caspak, Foodmach, Radford Software, KM Packaging, AUSPACK and what you can expect at the event.

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AUSPACK 2022 News Bulletin April 8th 2022: Packaging News

AUSPACK 2022 News Bulletin April 8th 2022: Packaging News

In the lead-up to Australasia's biggest processing and packaging industry trade show, AUSPACK 2022, Packaging News brings you the fifth in a series of regular video news updates on what you can expect at the show.

In this video bulletin, Packaging News covers Zipform, Planet Protector Packaging, Coles, Labelmakers, Huhtamaki, Laava, Biogency, Amcor, AUSPACK and what you can expect at the event.

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AUSPACK 2022 News Bulletin April 1st 2022: Packaging News

AUSPACK 2022 News Bulletin April 1st 2022: Packaging News

In the lead-up to Australasia's biggest processing and packaging industry trade show, AUSPACK 2022, Packaging News brings you the fourth in a series of regular video news updates on what you can expect at the show.

In this bulletin, Packaging News covers OF Pack, Dow Awards, Budget 2022, APPMA, AFGC, ePac, Unilever, Messe Dusseldorf, AUSPACK and what you can expect at the event. 

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AUSPACK 2022 News Bulletin March 2022: Packaging News

AUSPACK 2022 News Bulletin March 2022: Packaging News

In the lead-up to Australasia's biggest processing and packaging industry trade show, AUSPACK 2022, Packaging News bring you the third in a series of regular video news updates on what you can expect at the show.

In this video bulletin, Packaging News covers all things robotics and automation at AUSPACK 2022, speak to ABB's channel manager Peter Bradbury, and highlight a few exhibitors with technology that will be of interest to industry visitors, including a new Sydney-based company making its official industry debut at the event.

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AUSPACK 2022 News Bulletin February 2022: Packaging News

AUSPACK 2022 News Bulletin February 2022: Packaging News

In the lead-up to Australasia's biggest processing and packaging industry trade show, AUSPACK 2022, Packaging News bring you the second in a series of regular video news updates on what you can expect at the show.

In this bulletin, Packaging News covers the AUSPACK Leaders Forum, speak to event curator Louisa Theobald about what to expect, and highlight a few must-attend sessions as the forum programme starts to take shape. 

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AUSPACK 2022 News Bulletin January 2022: Packaging News

AUSPACK 2022 News Bulletin January 2022: Packaging News

In the lead-up to Australasia's biggest processing and packaging industry trade show, AUSPACK 2022, Packaging News bring you the first in a series of regular video news updates on what you can expect at the show.

In this bulletin, Packaging News covers the broad scope of the show, the number of exhibitors expected, the adjacent AUSPACK Leaders Forum, and the refreshed and revitalised APPMA Awards of Excellence.

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Registrations for AUSPACK 2022 now open

Registrations for AUSPACK 2022 now open

Registrations for AUSPACK 2022, the southern hemisphere’s leading processing and packaging trade event, are now open.

The globally recognised, long-running biennial event, which is part of Packaging and Processing Week, is heading back to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 17-20 May, 2022. It brings expanded business sessions and improved online searchable directories to enhance visitors’ ability to tailor and plan their visit.

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Broadened 2022 APPMA Awards of Excellence to celebrate full industry

Broadened 2022 APPMA Awards of Excellence to celebrate full industry

The Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) has broadened its Awards of Excellence for 2022, seeking out and recognising industry innovation, and celebrating success across a wide spectrum of the packaging and processing industry.

Applications are now open for this national program, which identifies excellence, leadership and best practice throughout Australia’s processing and packaging industry.

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October 2021: Sustainability news

October 2021: Sustainability news

Over the past decade, sustainable packaging has become less of a niche and more of an industry standard. Adopting sustainable packaging and processing practices and developing solutions that reduce waste, reduce material usage, reduce energy usage and provide recycled, recyclable and biodegradable options is high on the agenda for manufacturers. AUSPACK 2022 will showcase a broad range of solutions designed to help manufacturers meet sustainability goals.

Find out about some of the latest sustainability news and products that our exhibitors will be launching at AUSPACK 2022:

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September 2021: Fast and flexible machinery news 

September 2021: Fast and flexible machinery news 

Whether it's for processing or packaging, 'fast and flexible' will be the order of the day on future production lines in a bid to boost efficiency while enabling manufacturers to reduce material costs, labour costs and turnaround times.

Find out about some of the latest fast and flexible machinery news and products that our exhibitors will be launching at AUSPACK 2022.

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August 2021: Smart and Intelligent Packaging news

August 2021: Smart and Intelligent Packaging news

Smart and intelligent packaging are on the horizon, packaging that records temperature or lets the consumer know when it’s approaching best before dates. Along with the capability to let the manufacturer know where in the supply chain the product is.

What will this mean to the design and format of the packaging of the future?

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July 2021: Robotics & Automation news

July 2021: Robotics & Automation news

In the drive for modernisation and increased output across existing production lines, one solution is investing in automation and robotics. These can have an immediate impact, although require big investments and can have a wide-ranging effect on your business. However, what are the key considerations when weighing up whether to invest or not?

Can you automate existing equipment? What impact will it have on your employees? How do you upskill an existing workforce for the future? What has worked for others and how can you learn from them? Is my factory ready for robots or do I look at cobots?

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June 2021: Sustainability news

June 2021: Sustainability news

Sustainability has been a hot topic for a number of years, manufacturers have been working hard to build this into products, materials and supply chains to minimize negative environmental impacts while conserving energy and natural resources.  

There is however another step to be taken; circular economics or joining the circular economy. In its most simple form, the circular economy is where manufacturers find ways to use materials and goods for much longer, creating more than one product lifecycle.  

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