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Congratulation to all 2018 PIDA award winners! 

by PlastixANZ 
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The winners of the 2018 Packaging & Processing Innovation and Design Awards (PIDA) for Australia and New Zealand were announced in front of over 500 people during a gala dinner at the Marriott Hotel Surfers Paradise, Queensland. The PIDA Awards were held this year in conjunction with the international WorldStar Packaging Awards which saw over 22 countries in attendance to also collect their awards for 2018.

The 2018 Packaging & Processing Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA) have been designed to recognise companies and individuals who are making a significant difference in their field across Australia and New Zealand. The PIDA Awards are the exclusive feeder program for the prestigious WorldStar Packaging Awards.

2018 Design Innovation of the Year Award - Beverage Category

The Design Innovation of the Year Award – Beverage Category will recognise organisations have designed innovative packaging and processing materials, packaging and machinery/equipment within packaging and processing for liquid or dry tea, coffee, water and soft drinks including wine, beer and spirits.

Materials & Packaging Joint winners are: 8Kangaroos by ILNAM Estate and Polatote by Lactote.

8Kangaroos by ILNAM Estate have been awarded the win for a unique and innovative wine bottle shaped like a Kangaroo.

Polatote is both an off-the-shelf supermarket/liquor shop beverage multipack and a portable ice cooler.

High Commendation was awarded to Crush Mate Bottles by LION Dairy & Drinks

The Crush Mate Bottle has been designed as easy to crush, easy to recycle, easy to grip, easy to pour, lightweight bottle that fits 4 times more bottles in the recycling bin.

Machinery & Equipment winner is Container Deposit Systems Australia (CDSA) Vision & Sorting System by SAGE Automation

SAGE Automation developed a range of counting and sensing technologies to accurately determine the container types being retained - even when containers were not in their original condition.

2018 Design Innovation of the Year Award – Food Category

The Design Innovation of the Year Award - Food Category will recognise organisations that have designed innovative packaging and processing materials, packaging and machinery/equipment within food packaging and processing including fresh, frozen or other.

Materials & Packaging Winner is Radix Nutrition foil packaging breakfast pouch by Cas-Pak products.

The Radix Nutrition foil breakfast packaging is simple to use, accessible in any situation, preserves nutrients and there is no food waste.

High Commendation was awarded to Grape N’Go 100% recyclable PET based resealable Fresh Lid by Result Packaging.

The Grape N' Go product is packed with controlled atmosphere in the punnet.

Machinery & Equipment Winner is Scott LEAP Suite of Technologies fully-integrated lamb processing system developed by Scott Automation & Robotics, in conjunction with Silverfern Farms and Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA).

Scott Automation & Robotics have developed a fully integrated lamb processing system for disassembling lamb carcases into the standard bone-in retail cuts.

2018 Design Innovation of the Year Award – Health, Beauty & Wellness

The Design Innovation of the Year Award – Health, Beauty & Wellness Category will recognise organisations that have designed innovative packaging and processing materials, packaging and machinery/equipment within cosmetics, toiletries, personal hygiene, supplements, vitamins, perfumes, hair body and oral care.

Materials & Packaging Winner is: Flip-cap closure with ring-peel induction seal liner by West Wadding.

This new closure is all about accessible design. The new 63mm flip-cap closure with ring-peel induction seal liner provides innovative cap design, patented and manufactured in Australia.

2018 Design Innovation of the Year Award – Domestic & Household

The Design Innovation of the Year Award – Domestic & Household Category will recognise organisations that have designed innovative packaging and processing materials, packaging and machinery/equipment within domestic and household items, toys, stationary, gifts, clothing, garden equipment, decorating.

Materials & Packaging Winner is: Precise Pour for continuous pour, anti-clog and tamper-evidence by Caps and Closures.

The Precise Pour Tap by Caps and Closures is designed to be used on bottles ranging from 500ml up to 25L to dispense liquid and is tamper evident.

High Commendation was awarded to Animal Instinct’s Feed My Fur Baby by OJI Fibre Solutions easy-to-open, re-sealable corrugated solution with scoop.

Feed My Fur Baby is a creative and functional design that moves away from traditional bags widely used in the Pet food market segment.

2018 Sustainable Packaging Design Award

The Sustainable Packaging Design Award is designed to recognise companies that have developed innovative packaging or processing solutions that incorporates sustainability considerations. Elements would include Social, Material, Source Reduction, Energy and Recovery.

PRIZE: $10,000 ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT PRIZE AWARDED:

The winner of the Sustainable Materials & Packaging Award will be awarded the custom EcodEX packaging environmental assessment valued at $10,000.  Empauer will implement its acclaimed EcodEX assessment and provide the winner a reputable third-party environmental evaluation of the product package or formulation.

Materials & Packaging Winner is: ICEE Containers biofoam PLA insulated boxes

The key sustainable feature is achieved by ICEE in their technical moulding innovation by moving from EPS to a Biofoam - a plant derived, sustainably grown crop and compostable material.

High Commendation was awarded to BioCane Range for the foodservice industry by BioPak

BioPak specialise in designing packaging using a unique substrate made from refined sugarcane pulp.

Machinery & Equipment Winner is CogniPRO Link for meat processing industry by Sealed Air Australia

Sealed Air Australia’s CogniProTM Link entry in this year’s award isn’t a piece of machinery or equipment, but a remote monitoring and digital analysis platform designed to improve throughput efficiency in Sealed Air vacuum chamber packaging equipment used by many large Australian and New Zealand Beef processors.

2018 Industry Packaging Professional of the Year Award

The Industry Packaging Professional of the Year Award is designed to recognise and acknowledge the outstanding achievements and contribution by an individual currently working within the Packaging and Processing industries. The judges are looking for individuals who have demonstrated vision and leadership, shows innovation and not afraid to take risks. For significant and continued contribution of an Individual to the packaging and Processing industry over a minimum period of 25 years.

Winner is Craig Wellman FAIP, Chief Executive Officer, Wellman Packaging.

In 2001 Wellman Packaging decided to concentrate on moulding packaging products so the manufacturing facility was moved to Ingleburn and Craig promoted to CEO. The company changed its name to Wellman Packaging and has grown significantly under Craig’s leadership and foresight of the packaging business. Not only has capacity grown enormously, but they have gone into moulding and supplying the market with PET injection moulded preforms as well as thin-walled packaging. Craig has demonstrated innovative packaging leadership in plastics technology and injection moulded components over 20 years. Being involved in the family business since the age of 6, he has led his company to become a Tier 1 supplier of rigid packaging solutions for FMCG in food, pharmaceutical, homecare, personal care and beverage. This is manufacturing and distribution operations across four main business units of bottles, preforms, closures and thin walled IML.

2018 APPMA Scholarship

The APPMA Scholarship is seeking a Packaging professional that is looking to further their education by offering them a scholarship to enrol in the Diploma in Packaging Technology to the value of $9000.

Winner is: Nathan Leong MAIP, Packaging/Product Technologist, Primo Smallgoods

Holding a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree (Major in Food Science & Nutrition), Nathan currently works in the food industry in Product and Research Development Roles. He understands that after twelve years in the food industry packaging design/development plays a pivotal role in the success of product protection, shelf life and marketing. Having this packaging knowledge in future will provide a diverse technical knowledge to add value in his current business in both areas of product and packaging.  Nathan has always been curious about various types of corrugates used for sporting cards and its primary and secondary encased packaging formats. He has been fascinated by the progression in food packaging from tetra packs, reclosable films and creation of packaging through 3D printing. Nathan hopes that someday he might be fortunate enough to be a part of packaging design that may benefit the world in some way.

2018 Packaging Council of New Zealand Scholarship

The Packaging Council of New Zealand Scholarship is seeking a Packaging professional that is looking to further their education by offering them a scholarship to enrol in the Diploma in Packaging Technology to the value of $9000.

Winner is Jaco Scheepers, Packaging Technologist, Synlait Milk

Jaco has always had an interest in polymer materials, additives and plastic conversion processes, especially in flexible packaging materials. During grocery shopping and where possible elsewhere, he regularly looks at different packaging types to satisfy his natural curiosity of materials and packaging. He has learned that the integrity, quality or shelf-life of a product is directly linked to correct material choice and design of the packaging configuration. Jaco would like to broaden his knowledge across a range of different packaging materials, which will help allow him in years to come to develop with the Packaging Team at Synlait Milk great new and hopefully award-winning consumer packaging products that are both environmentally friendly and made from sustainable resources

2018 Young Packaging Professional of the Year Award

The purpose of the Young Packaging Professional of the Year Award is to provide incentive and recognition to young professionals who are both currently working in and wish to continue their career path within the Packaging & Processing industry.

PRIZE: The winner of the 2018 Young Packaging Professional of the Year Award will receive an enrolment into Leadership Management Australia’s ‘The Performance Edge’ - a 10 week development program valued at $3750.

Winner is Regan Foster AAIP, Director, Omniverse Foster Packaging

Regan started with Foster Packaging 5 years ago with no knowledge of Flexible Packaging. He has embraced the role and is a fast learner having to deal with the many challenges of being in a young start-up businesses. He took on the role with great enthusiasm and has achieved multiple successes within business and the packaging industry. As a young professional, Regan has had to deal with staff whom have many more year’s work experience behind them which is not always easy, especially when a colleague can be twice his age. His goal has always been to achieve the desired result by getting the best out of his colleagues. His passion to please their customer base has had a very positive and encouraging effect on the other staff members. Regan’s ‘can do’ attitude taking on sometimes impossible tasks is infectious and proves to the team that they have the ability to do anything.

The 2018 PIDA Awards are sponsored by Platinum Partners: Empauer, Midway Metals and SMC Australia and New Zealand Gold Partners: Fuji Xerox and Wellman Packaging, Bronze Partner: Leadership Management Australia (LMA), Exclusive Media Partner PKN Packaging News and Food & Drink Business and Supporters: APCO, Ecobliss, Esko, Gunn Lab and ProPak Asia.

Coordinated by the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), the Australian Packaging & Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) and Packaging New Zealand.

 



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