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AIFST 2021 Virtual Convention Session: Australian Institute of Packaging

  • 22 Oct 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Via Zoom


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AIFST 2021 Virtual Convention Session: Australian Institute of Packaging

Friday October 22nd, 10:00 - 11:30am AEDT

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) are hosting a session with AIFST to showcase three innovative and intuitive packaging solutions that recently won PIDA awards.

Simplot, Brookfarm and Pana Organic all have one thing in common…they are leading the way in developing sustainable and circular packaging designs that lower environmental impacts.

This interactive session will have a panel discussion moderated by Barry McGookin where we will deep dive and invite attendees to ask lots of questions.   

Session chair: Barry McGookin

Barry is the General Manager of Innovation for Food Innovation Australia with 30yrs in the food and agri-business industry working with innovations both pre and post farm gate, domestic, foodservice and export markets. With both a food technology and marketing background, Barry has worked with 170+ companies over the last 8 years, providing Idea-Market and innovation support across the whole Agri-Food supply chain, including supporting development of new approaches to protein snacks for the elderly, alternative beverage packaging and removing single use plastics in food service. As a passionate connector of solutions for companies with questions, one of Barry’s great joys is working with so many inspirational innovative small companies taking on Australia and the world.

Welcome: Nerida KeltonAIP

Presentation Overviews & Speakers:

Presentation 1: Jigisha Trivedi (MAIP & Packaging TechnologistSimplot Australia) AND Tom Hilder, Product Designer, Detpak

With Australia wasting a staggering 7.3 million tonnes of food a year which equates to 298 KG of food per person now is the time to look at ways to lower our environmental impact. One such way is to understand how to embed innovative and intuitive design features in to Save Food Packaging to minimise food waste at the start of the Supply Value Chain.To meet the needs of the Foodservice channel, Simplot developed Edgell Supa crunch, a new chip designed to stay crunchy for up to 40 minutes throughout the challenging delivery process.The product has instructions on the pack as to how to use it, and how to effectively extend the life of the chips to keep hot and crispy and therefore not wasted.  


Presentation 2: Sally Carter (Head of Operations & ProcurementBrookfarm) AND Jessica Ansell (AAIPMarketing ManagerO F Packaging)

Hear how Brookfarm are actively working on being sustainable inside and out. Taking bold steps to embrace sustainable and circular design into their packaging Brookfarm are the first to market to develop a soft plastics pack that can be rolled up and accepted through MRF's. This feature means consumers can dispose of the Brookfarm bag directly into their household recycling bin, rather than having to take it back to soft plastic collection in-store. This kerbside recyclable pouch is the solution that Brookfarm have been waiting for and adds tremendous value to their already eco-focused brand. 

For a company heavily invested in the wealth of the Australian environment, recyclable packaging made from a single polymer is a huge benefit and helps move towards a circular economy.


Presentation 3: Nicholas Payne MAIP (Business Development & Marketing ManagerZipform Packaging) on behalf of Pana Organic

Find out how Pana Organic developed innovative renewable, recyclable and recoverable drinking chocolate packaging to meet the 2025 National Packaging Targets. The Pana Organic drink blend range is the first in category to utilise Zipform Packaging's unique to the region linear formed composite manufacturing process with an integrated printed layer to create a smooth to the touch pack presentation. As a result of the foil in the structure of the pack, Pana drink blends preserves the pack exquisitely through its retails shelf life. Through the use of a paperboard base in the pack (compared to a metal end), the pack is 25% lighter than traditional composite cans (225g pack), resulting in cost, transport and recycling benefits.


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