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Inaugural PIDA Awards winners take a bow

Save Food Packaging & Processing Award Winner Fresh Technologies Ltd & Sealed Air Food Care
 

The winners of the 2017 Packaging & Processing Innovation and Design Awards (PIDA) were announced in front of 310 people at a gala dinner held at the Novotel Sydney Olympic Park during AUSPACK.

The inaugural PIDA Awards for Australia and New Zealand have been developed by the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), the Australian Packaging & Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) and the Packaging Council of New Zealand to recognise companies and individuals who are making a significant difference in their field.


2017 Design Innovation of the Year Award – Health, Beauty & Wellness

Materials & Packaging Winner

Nestlé Health Science Australia and qDesign Enterprises for Nestlé Health Science Resource ThickenUp Hydration range with Innovative Sipper Lid.

Machinery/Equipment Winner

HMPS for the HMPS6000 End Load Cartoner 


2017 Design Innovation of the Year Award- Beverage Category

Materials & Packaging Winner

CHEP Australia for CHEP Retail Display Pallets (RDP) and Beverage Trays (BT)

Machinery/Equipment Winner

Intralox for ARB Technology


2017 Design Innovation of the Year Award – Food Category

Materials & Packaging Winner

Australian Wholefoods for Levodo Grain Thin Crackers

Materials & Packaging High Commendation

Nestlé Health Science Australia and qDesign Enterprises for Nestlé Health Science Resource ThickenUp Hydration range with Innovative Sipper Lid.

Machinery/Equipment Winner

Heat and Control for E-FLO

Machinery/Equipment High Commendation

Robotic Automation for the Multi-Product Robotic Packaging Solution

 

2017 Sustainable Packaging & Processing Award

Materials & Packaging – Transport Winner

Woolpack Australia for Woolcool

Materials & Packaging – Joint Retail Primary Packaging Winners

Plantic Technologies for the PLANTIC R Packaging Material

Pact Group for the rPET Moisturelock Meat Tray

Machinery/Equipment Winner

Omni for the Omni Pallet Wrapping Solution

 

2017 Save Food Packaging & Processing Award

2017 Save Food Packaging & Processing Award Winner

Fresh Technologies Ltd & Sealed Air Food Care for Fressure and Cryovac Freshness Plus

2017 Save Food Packaging & Processing Award High Commendation

Woolpack Australia for Woolcool

 

2017 Industry Packaging & Processing Professional of the Year Award

Paul Haberland, packaging manager, Nestlé Australia

Lester Nichol, managing director, MatthewsAustralasia


2017 APPMA Scholarship Winner

Michael Van Dord, technical and design engineer, Caps and Closures.


2017 Young Packaging & Processing Professional of the Year Award

Joint Winners are

Alexandra Brayshaw, accessible packaging researcher, Arthritis Australia

Nina Cleeve-Edwards, manager – Oceania Innovation Acceleration Team, Nestlé Australia

The 2017 PIDA Awards were sponsored by Platinum Partners: Midway Metals, NCI Packaging, SMC Pneumatics. Gold Partners: Agility, Fuji Xerox, Packaging Council of New Zealand and Wellman Packaging. Exclusive Media Partner PKN Packaging News. Silver Partners: NHP and UPM Raflatac and Supporters: Auspouch, EcodEX, Empauer, Esko and qDesign Enterprises.

The Packaging & Processing Innovation and Design Awards (PIDA) are the exclusive entry point for Australia and New Zealand for the prestigious WordStar Awards. The 2018 PIDA Awards will be held on May 2, 2018 at the Marriott Hotel Surfers Paradise and will coincide with the AIP National Conference and the 2018 WorldStar Awards. 

 
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