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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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