The Australian Institute of Packaging has confirmed it will run an educational program, including a full day of packaging sessions and a training course alongside FoodTech PackTech 2023 in Auckland.

Packaging Forum – September 19

In partnership with the organisers of FoodTech PackTech, the AIP will be running a full-day, free packaging session with 20 speakers. 

The Plastics Forum, Plastics NZ, New Zealand Food & Grocery Council, ANZPAC, APCO and WPO support the AIP Packaging Forum. 

The sessions are designed as panel discussions covering a broad range of topics, including packaging targets, waste directives, sustainable and circular packaging innovations and designs, incorporating recycled content into packaging, the future of soft plastics and flexible packaging, how to embed the 10 Sustainable Packaging Design Principles into your business, the role that packaging plays in minimising food waste, the future of fibre and renewable materials, the important role that the Australasian Recycling Labelling program plays across ANZ and updates for ANZPAC. 

The speakers will include several NZ winners of the ANZ PIDA and WorldStar Packaging Awards. 

Registration is available on the FoodTech PackTech 2023 website.  

Flexible Packaging: Now and Into the Future Training Course – September 20

The AIP will also host a training course entitled ‘Flexible Packaging: Now and into the Future’. 

The training course will cover the fundamentals of flexible packaging, its benefits, how you choose the specific structures to match the product, its performance, marketing challenges and how the packaging is manufactured.

With the latest sustainability challenges in packaging, the course will discuss the options, pros and cons of compostability and recyclability, moves to mono-material recyclable packaging to meet Ceflex standards and other innovative alternative materials now available. 

As an add-on, the course will look at the plans for flexible packaging and available closed-loop collection programs, kerbside collection development, advanced recycling options for circular design and many others to meet Packaging and Food Waste Targets.

The training course bookings and registration is available on the AIP website.

Finally, as a peak professional body for packaging training and education in Australasia for the last 60 years, AIP invites all industry professionals to visit the institute on stand 160 and find out how it can help them become highly skilled packaging professionals and technologists. 

The AIP members will be there to answer any question regarding packaging, sustainable and circular packaging design, the Australasian Recycling Labelling Program and the Sustainable Packaging Design.

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