Pida finalists named

Pida finalists named
Awards will coincide with the 2018 WorldStar Packaging Awards and the AIP National Conference in May

Organisers have announced the finalists for the 2018 Packaging & Processing Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA), with Kiwi companies in the final mix.

Designed to recognise companies and individuals making a significant difference in their field across Australia and New Zealand, the PIDA Awards act as the exclusive feeder programme for the WorldStar Packaging Awards.

Designed to recognise companies and individuals making a significant difference in their field across Australia and New Zealand, the PIDA Awards act as the exclusive feeder programme for the WorldStar Packaging Awards.

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), the Australian Packaging & Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) and the Packaging Council of New Zealand coordinate the awards. On May 2, they will announce the winners at a gala dinner held at the Marriott Resort in Surfers Paradise in Queensland. The gala awards evening will coincide with the 2018 WorldStar Packaging Awards the two-day biennial 2018 AIP National Conference. Click here for more information on the event.

The Award finalists:

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 Finalists 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.

Machinery Finalists are:

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

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 Finalists 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.

Machinery/Equipment Finalists 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).

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Source: NewZealand Printer

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