Media Articles

  • Introducing the 2018 PIDAs

    Introducing the 2018 PIDAs

    The PIDAs are designed to recognise companies and individuals who are making a significant difference in their field. The PIDAs are the only awards programme across Australia and New Zealand developed to recognise design and innovation across the whole packaging supply chain, including the people who work in these industries. Read the full feature in "Market Ready" more »
  • NCI Gets behind the PIDAs

    NCI Gets behind the PIDAs

    The new PIDA awards have found a champion in NCI. Read the full story in NZ Printer here. more »
  • A wicked Problem

    A wicked Problem

    Read our column in February's Supermarket News more »
  • The New Zealand Herald Element Magazine

    Source: NZ Herald

    The Future of Packaging

    Packaging, which surrounds almost every consumer product, is in the hands of consumers fleetingly. But, in the moment before you dispose of it, think about the journey it took to create, make and apply that packaging... and how you will dispose of it. more »
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    Consumer behaviour at the heart of the plastic bag issue

    Plastic bags have been in the news over the last week, including the announcement of a new plastic bag recycling initiative by the Government. The Packaging Council representing the packaging industry has welcomed the initiative, but its executive director Sharon Humphreys says more needs to be done, particularly at the heart of the problem – the consumer. more »
  • THE PACKAGING SERIES

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    THE PACKAGING SERIES

    Auckland Today three-part series - part 3

    The third and final instalment in this series focuses on the choice of packaging materials and the impact of that choice on the end of life options for the packaging, covering companies providing innovative end-of-life solutions. more »
  • THE PACKAGING SERIES

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    THE PACKAGING SERIES

    Auckland Today three-part series - Part 2

    Packaged goods make a huge contribution to the New Zealand economy. In order to minimise the environment impact of those packaged goods it is essential that the packaging is designed to minimise the use of material and other resources without compromising product quality, safety and economic viability. This next part in the series explores the impact of packaging through the... more »
  • THE PACKAGING SERIES

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    THE PACKAGING SERIES

    Auckland Today three-part series - Part 1

    Functionality is the primary consideration when designing packaging. Like a well planned war, the strategy and preparation that goes into what appears to be a simple package is a strategic exercise in planning, research, science, technology, testing and expertise. When it comes to functionality not only are we talking about a brand's appeal, but the entire lifecycle of the... more »