Inaugural NZ Packaging Scholarship Winner

The inaugural Packaging Scholarship winner was announced at the 2018 PIDAs

The Packaging Council of New Zealand Scholarship is awarded to a Packaging professional that is looking to further their education by offering them a scholarship to enrol in the Diploma in Packaging Technology.


The 2018 Winner is Jaco Scheepers, Packaging Technologist, Synlait Milk

Jaco has always had an interest in polymer materials, additives and plastic conversion processes, especially in flexible packaging materials. During grocery shopping and where possible elsewhere, he regularly looks at different packaging types to satisfy his natural curiosity of materials and packaging. He has learned that the integrity, quality or shelf-life of a product is directly linked to correct material choice and design of the packaging configuration. Jaco would like to broaden his knowledge across a range of different packaging materials, which will help allow him in years to come to develop with the Packaging Team at Synlait Milk great new and hopefully award-winning consumer packaging products that are both environmentally friendly and made from sustainable resources