PIDA award finalists announced

PIDA award finalists announced
Winners go on to compete in the WorldStar Packaging Awards

Finalists have been announced for the 2018 Packaging & Processing Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA), the exclusive feeder programme for the WorldStar Packaging Awards.

 

The PIDAs have been designed to recognise companies and individuals who are making a significant difference in their field across Australia and New Zealand.

 

The AIP says 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.

 

The finalists for Materials/Packaging are 8Kangaroos by ILNAM Estate, Polatote by Lactote, Crush Mate Bottles by LION Dairy & Drinks, Staytray reusable beverage tray by Hone pd, Somerset Brewing 2 bottle carry pack by OJI Fibre Solutions and Treasury Wine Estates by Sleever International.

 

For Machinery, finalists include Container Deposit Systems Australia (CDSA) Vision & Sorting System by SAGE Automation and HMPS 7000 Milk Crate Packer by HMPS.

 

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

 

The Materials/Packaging finalists for food are Birch & Waite Foods single-serve cup by Bonson-Savpac, Carman’s Super Seed & Grain Crackers re-closable inner tray by Birdstone Collective, Grape N’Go 100% recyclable PET based resealable Fresh Lid by Result Packaging, Lactote, Radix Nutrition foil packaging breakfast pouch by Cas-Pak products and United Fisheries wicketed flat bottom bag by Omniverse Foster Packaging.

 

The Machinery/Equipment Finalists for food are Behn + Bates Roto-Packer Adams Care Line Edition hygienic machine by Haver & Boecker Australia, Fibre King YL Sealer for Fresh Produce by Fibre King, HMPS7000 Salmon Sleever by HMPS, Twin Star washing system by Rhima Australia and 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).

 

The Design Innovation of the Year Award – Health, Beauty & Wellness Category Materials/Packaging Finalists are Anumi Skincare Certified organic skincare range, Health Brands Trust waterproof, compostable pouch for capsules, Jax Wax pre-printed recyclable packaging for beaded depilatory wax by Jax Wax Australia and Flip-cap closure with ring-peel induction seal liner by West Wadding.

 

The Design Innovation of the Year Award – Domestic & Household Category Materials/Packaging Finalists are Animal Instinct’s Feed My Fur Baby by OJI Fibre Solutions easy-to-open, re-sealable corrugated solution with scoop, Precise Pour for continuous pour, anti-clog and tamper-evidence by Caps and Closures, Laundry Tote by Lactote and Seasol agricultural spray applicator by Caps and Closures.

 

The Sustainable Packaging Design Award Materials/Packaging Finalists are: BioCane Range for the foodservice industry by BioPak, ICEE Containers biofoam PLA insulated boxes, Crush Mate Bottles by LION Dairy & Drinks and Stay Tray reusable beverage tray by Hone pd, while the Machinery/Equipment Finalists are  CogniPRO Link for meat processing industry by Sealed Air Australia and Container Deposit Systems Australia (CDSA) Vision & Sorting System by SAGE Automation.

 

The Industry Packaging Professional of the Year Award finalists are Richard Fine MAIP, founder, Product Development & Sustainability director, BioPak, Joe Matto, CEO, PakPot and Craig Wellman FAIP, CEO, Wellman Packaging.

 

The APPMA Scholarship is for Packaging professionals looking to further their education, and allows the winner to enrol in the Diploma in Packaging Technology.

 

The finalists are: Liz Cagorski, graphic design manager, Global Beverage Brands, Nathan Leong MAIP, Packaging/Product technologist, Primo Smallgoods and Gui Fen Janell Siek, packaging technologist, Nestle Australia.

 

The Young Packaging Professional of the Year Award finalists are: Regan Foster AAIP, director, Omniverse Foster Packaging and Robin Lowenstein, design integrations, Ernest Fleming Machinery and Equipment.

 

Coordinated by the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), the Australian Packaging & Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) and the Packaging Council of New Zealand the 2018 PIDA winners will be announced at a gala dinner on May 2. The gala awards evening will also coincide with the 2018 WorldStar Packaging Awards being hosted in Australia and the two-day biennial 2018 AIP National Conference. All of industry is invited to attend the 2018 PIDA Awards. http://aipack.com.au/event-registration/?ee=132

 
 
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