What our members are doing

What our Members are doing

Here are some recent examples of our members demonstrating their commitment to innovative packaging, improving the environmental impacts/outcome across all stages of the packaging lifecycle.

Members share these stories to promote, educate and inspire.

21 Oct 2020
Aspect Productivity Technology
See how Pharmapac is using AspectPL to meet their customers’ quality, capacity and delivery requirements. Pharmapac was started by Lance Hopwood in 1980, moulding products for a range of...
21 Oct 2020
Aspect Productivity Technology
Hansen Products Case Study. See how Hansen Products managed the AspectPL installation and how they are utilising data from the MES to improve their business. A family owned company, Hansen Products...
21 Oct 2020
Aspect Productivity Technology
Bonson Packaging – 2020 Case Study Update Aspect Productivity Technology sat down with CEO David Tsui and his team to get an update on Bonson. Bonson LogoSymbol RGB strapline lowres 300x135 -...
21 Oct 2020
NEW ZEALAND’S FIRST PLANT-BASED MILK BOTTLE LANDS ON SHELVES Anchor has added to its Blue range, with a new 2L bottle made from sugarcane - which is a natural, renewable and sustainably...
21 Oct 2020
Pilz NZ
14 Oct 2020
Aspect Productivity Technology
Welcome to the October 2020 AspectPT news In this edition we have an update on Bonson and how they are using AspectPL data to monitor power usage. We find out how Cromford Pipe is using the...
28 Jul 2020
Aspect Productivity Technology
It's that time of year - when the AspectPT development team announces the latest enhancements to AspectPL. The hero of this release is the new Machine Maintenance Module. There's some nice...
30 Jun 2020
Winter Edition of AspectPT News OUT NOW!
In this edition we hear about the upcoming AspectPL 20.1 release. This includes a new Maintenance Module to easily manage machine maintenance. We highlight a virtual drum kit for all those 'yet to...
13 May 2020
Planet Protector Packaging
4 May 2020
Progressive Plastics - fabricating clear acrylic shields to provide barriers between workers and when interacting with the public
22 Apr 2020
AspectPT News - supporting all our customers
Supporting all of our customers To read the full newsletter CLICK HERE
27 Mar 2020
Planet Protector Packaging
It was announced overnight in Paris that CRC participant Planet Protector Packaging’s CEO Joanne Howarth has been announced as a finalist for the South Asia and Oceania region in the global...
7 Nov 2019
Oji Fibre Solutions
Oji Fibre Solutions to invest in new Christchurch packaging operation MEDIA RELEASE 6TH NOVEMBER 2019 Oji Fibre Solutions today announced it will invest around $100 million towards a new cardboard...
11 Oct 2019
Unilever makes two global new commitments
Reduce our use of virgin plastic packaging by 50% by 2025, with one third coming from an absolute plastic reduction We will deliver this firstly by eliminating more than 100,000 tonnes of plastic...
3 Oct 2019
McDonald's - Would you like some recycling with that?
Media Alert 2 October 2019 Would you like some recycling with that? McDonald’s NZ launches trial to recycle paper-based hot and cold drink cups McDonald’s New Zealand has today...
9 Sep 2019
Oji Fibre Solutions (OjiFS), one of Australasia’s leading producers of pulp, paper and fibre-based packaging, has released its latest Sustainability Report detailing its value in the circular...
6 Aug 2019
Winter edition of AspectPT news
In this edition we find out how Hansen Products prepared for the install of AspectPL. We meet software developer Scott Watson, learn how to export data from AspectPL and flag a new software...
2 Aug 2019
Oji Fibre Solutions iQ Renew and Licella to Investigate Plastic Recycling Technology
6 Jun 2019
Tetra Pak announces partnership to recycle used beverage cartons in New Zealand
New Zealand (5 June 2019) Tetra Pak has joined forces with New Zealand Plastic Products, a wood plastic manufacturer, in a game-changing partnership that will enable used beverage cartons to be...
5 Jun 2019
Scion - Microplastics study featured in Bioplastics Magazine
5 Jun 2019
Recognition for Marx Design - Dieline Pack of the Month
Read the full Dieline story HERE
20 May 2019
Scion - Developing a Roadmap for New Zealand's New Plastic Economy
18 Apr 2019
Autumn Edition of Advanced AspectPT
Welcome to the Autumn edition of AspectPT news In this edition, we highlight AspectPL usage audit and advanced user training. We meet Bob Dedekind the Technical Manager at AspectPT and we share...
27 Feb 2019
NEW MEMBERS - Lamprint
Lamprint Packaging has been formally recognised for packaging excellence by the British Retail Consortium (BRC). Lamprint achieved the prestigious ‘AA’ rating on the BRC Global Standard...
7 Feb 2019
Aspect Productivity Technology
In this edition, we talk about making changes in your business in 2019 and we meet Shayne Jones the Business Development Manager at AspectPT. We share some tips and tricks on how to bulk assign...
25 Jan 2019
Plastic packaging - super convenient for a long time, but now we're living with the consequences. Dr Elspeth MacRae talks to Radio NZ about the options for substituting petroleum based single use...
28 Nov 2018
OfficeMax takes on tech waste
OfficeMax’s Sustainability Manager Julie Roberts says the company is taking charge by offering the recycling of electronic and electrical goods for the first time to combat the mountain of...
20 Nov 2018
A Scion-led study is applying a New Zealand lens to the worldwide ecological impact of plastics by examining the extent of microplastics pollution of Auckland waterways and coastlines. Funded by...
29 Oct 2018
Aspect Productivity Technology Ltd
Auckland based Aspect Productivity Technology have created a software product called AspectPL that helps manufacturing businesses digitise production. AspectPL is machine connected, ERP integrated,...
5 Sep 2018
Marx Design
Marx Design is a branding & packaging design studio, established in 2008 and based in Auckland. Working primarily in the FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) space, Marx Design is the creative...
5 Sep 2018
EP Tech
EP Tech who supply oxo-biodegradable bags into New Zealand have had some exciting developments with their technology in our area. Their bags have been tested against Internationally accepted ASTM...
14 Jul 2018
We’re starting something… First major home and personal care brands to make shift to high volumes of recycled plastic We’re proud to share that Unilever Australia & New...
12 Jul 2018
Follow the link to read expert commentary on the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment's release on biodegradable and compostable plastics. This includes reaction from Elspeth MacRae,...
28 May 2018
Food and packaging waste is an unavoidable by-product at all points of the supply chain, from the farm to the factory to the muesli bar in your school kid’s lunchbox. When food and packaging...
23 May 2018
Gravure Packaging (GPL)
GPL wins World Label Award21 May 2018 | Bruce Craig | Gravure Packaging (GPL) has celebrated its success in the recent World Label Awards competition, where it took out the Gravure Process...
23 May 2018
Amcor Flexibles
Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific’s Christchurch plant has won the Supreme award as well as best packaging at the Pride In Print Awards held at Auckland’s Sky City Convention Centre. The...
10 May 2018
Fuji Xerox
EXCLUSIVE INVITATION Launch of Product Stewardship Roadmap (18 May) You are invited to attend the launch of the Product Stewardship Roadmap we have created with input from the Ministry for the...
9 May 2018
Sealed Air Cryovac®
8 May 2018
Cas-Pak Products
Materials & Packaging Winner is Radix Nutrition foil packaging breakfast pouch by Cas-Pak products. The Radix Nutrition foil breakfast packaging is simple to use, accessible in any situation,...
8 May 2018
Oji Fibre Solutions
High Commendation was awarded to Animal Instinct’s Feed My Fur Baby by OJI Fibre Solutions easy-to-open, re-sealable corrugated solution with scoop. Feed My Fur Baby is a creative and...
8 May 2018
Silver Fern Farms
Machinery & Equipment Winner is Scott LEAP Suite of Technologies fully-integrated lamb processing system developed by Scott Automation & Robotics, in conjunction with Silverfern Farms and...
25 Apr 2018
Recycled Plastic Containers
**WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBER** Recycled Plastic Containers Ltd is a New Zealand owned company based in Silverdale, Auckland, NZ. For full details on what they offer click here
18 Apr 2018
New biodegradation and compostability testing facility open for business! CLICK HERE for more information on the facility and benefits for your business. Want to discuss best end of life solutions...
26 Feb 2018
New Zealand could build a renewable low-carbon transport fuels industry - but only if the nation decides to act. A report by Crown Research Institute Scion outlines how the country could grow,...
21 Feb 2018
Hally Labels
Hally Labels recently worked with Husk Distillers on a beautifully embellished label range for their premium North Coast Bar Series. This collection of agricole rums and unaged cane spirits has...
6 Feb 2018
Asaleo Care
Saurabh Narula MAIP, CPP, Packaging Technologist, Asaleo Care in New Zealand has attained the latest Certified Packaging Professional (CPP) designation for the industry; making him the third New...
5 Feb 2018
Flight Plastics
Wow! It’s been a huge journey and this really is a phenomenal and historic achievement for New Zealand. To mark such an important milestone we have produced a short video looking at this...
17 Jan 2018
MEDIA RELEASE DRAFT 17 January 2018 By 2025, all of McDonald’s packaging to come from renewable, recycled or certified sources; goal to have recycling available in all restaurants Today,...
18 Oct 2017
Brambles reports strong progress towards its 2020 Sustainability Goals The review reports on Brambles' sustainability activities and highlights how the Company's inherently sustainable "share and...
4 Oct 2017
Countdown to phase-out single-use plastic carrier bags by end of 2018 350 million plastic bags to be removed every year SuperValue and FreshChoice also committed to being single-use plastic carrier...
5 Sep 2017
Scion and Otago University joined forces and combined their respective expertise in packaging and consumer perception to establish new relationships with Chinese packaging researchers and...
24 Aug 2017
Nestle Australia
Congratulations to our member Nestle whose Australian operation picked up this coveted award! Recognised on 23 August at the annual APCO awards ceremony Nestle took out the award for Outstanding...
3 Aug 2017
Flight Plastics
In an opening ceremony attended by both the Minister, and Associate Minister, for the Environment, Flight Plastics proudly took their guests through a several-year journey to develop a fully...
9 Jun 2017
Countdown’s Food Rescue programme won the Business Leadership category at last night’s Green Ribbon Awards, run by the Ministry for the Environment. The awards recognise the outstanding...
31 May 2017
Press Release For immediate release 31 May 2017 As has been widely reported, approximately one billion coffee cups are added to landfill in Australia and New Zealand annually. Most coffee cups...
24 May 2017
Fonterra - **NEW** position vacant
Senior Packaging Integration Engineer-29481 Job Description Come and utilise your packaging knowledge and engineering focus in this research and development role. Varied, exciting, innovative...
15 May 2017
Is looking for a new packaging technologist to join its team based in Australia - Victoria/Mt Waverley location. See below for the full job description Job Description Packaging Technologist-29841...
19 Apr 2017
Scion has been an international participant in this programme for the last 7 years, and has taken part in round robin testing for proving biobased products and testing biodegradation in different...
27 Feb 2017
AUCKLAND – 27 February 2017 – CHEP New Zealand has today announced a new range of solutions designed to help customers transform their supply chains for sustainable, long-term change....
1 Feb 2017
The latest edition of the AFGC CHEP Retail Index, a lead indicator of Australian Bureau of Statistics Retail Trade Data, predicts an uplift in retail turnover growth over the December quarter,...
6 Dec 2016
Milk back in glass! For the full story click here
22 Nov 2016
Goodman Fielder
The new one and two litre milk bottles now come in a jug-like shape, designed specifically to stand out on shelves and also offer added convenience, according to Pact. Pact says the jug shape...
22 Nov 2016
Sydney, Australia. – November 21st, 2016 – Brambles, the global supply-chain logistics company operating in more than 60 countries, primarily through the CHEP and IFCO brands, has...
16 Nov 2016
Oji Fibre Solutions
16th November 2016 Oji Fibre Solutions today announced its intentions to develop a new paper-based packaging facility in Queensland. The new facility will manufacture and supply corrugated...
8 Nov 2016
Fonterra introduces global quality seal
From today, a Trusted Goodness™ quality seal will begin to appear on Fonterra-branded products around the world. In New Zealand it will first appear on 1L and 2L bottles of Anchor fresh milk....
8 Nov 2016
Sealed Air
Monday November 7th, 2016 CHARLOTTE, NC – Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE) today announced the launch of its StealthWrap™ultra durable cartoning solution, a patented micro-layer,...
1 Nov 2016
Waste Management backing new research
The research was presented at the iGEM Giant Jamboree held in Boston on the weekend. The University of Auckland team was the first from New Zealand to attend the iGEM Giant Jamboree in Boston,...
29 Aug 2016
CHEP launches new pallet to NZ
Read the full media release here.
27 May 2016
Fuji Xerox NZ sustainability efforts recognised
Fuji Xerox New Zealand has been selected as a finalist for the business leadership category at the Green Ribbon Awards. The awards are a government initiative recognising outstanding contributions...
4 May 2016
PAC.NZ members are invited to participate in a survey being run by the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) ActInPak action. The COST networking group aims to combine knowledge on...
4 Apr 2016
Brambles commits to 2020 Sustainability Goals, adopting closer alignment with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development GoalsBBrambles, the global supply chain logistics company operating...
9 Mar 2016
Huge potential in deal between Scion and Finland research & tech company A research collaboration agreement signed by Scion and the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland gives New Zealand...
6 Nov 2015
For the second consecutive year, Brambles Limited has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI), which recognises companies that lead their industries in corporate social...
6 Nov 2015
Oji Fibre Solutions
In announcing the new company name CEO Dr Jon Ryder said:“The name change holds high significance for the company and our people, many of whom have been with the business for many years or...
7 Oct 2015
Flight Plastics
Flight's Lower Hutt plant became the first plastic packaging plant in New Zealand to manufacture food grade PET packaging from imported recycled PET flake (RPET) almost thirty years after been the...
7 Oct 2015
Fuji Xerox
Fuji Xerox is a leader in the document services industry, with big goals for leading the charge in eco- conscious initiatives that reduce a potentially enormous stream of e-waste to almost zero....
29 Sep 2015
Carefully separated waste can become a source of revenue according to Mil-tek one of New Zealand's best-known and respected waste management solution providers, with professional and experienced...
14 Sep 2015
Weybridge, United Kingdom, 10 September 2015 – CHEP, the world’s leading provider of pallet and container pooling solutions, is supporting the United Nations High Commissioner for...
3 Sep 2015
In a first for New Zealand, The Salvation Army, Lucid, and Countdown have teamed up to create a brand new donation platform that allows donors to select much-needed food items and make a donation...
24 Aug 2015
Fonterra Brands
The Fonterra Pouch Brigade means that New Zealanders are now able to collect yoghurt pouches and send them to recycling company TerraCycle, at no cost, where they will be upcycled into...
17 Aug 2015
Amcor Flexibles
Packaging is a combination of product protection, brand awareness and consumer appeal. In its various forms – flexible, carton board, corrugated board, metal or other materials – it has...
18 Jun 2015
Carter Holt Harvey
Carter Holt Harvey Pulp, Paper & Packaging has recently developed a ‘Solidfibre Slipsheet’ in partnership with Silver Fern Farms for use in the meat industry. The Solidfibre...
18 Jun 2015
OfficeMax in 2014, launched their returnable carton. The initiative was to reuse cartons for retail fulfilment and internal distribution transfers. OfficeMax identified the opportunity to reduce...
18 Jun 2015
PAC.NZ and its partners are taking a collaborative approach to efficiencies across the entire packaging industry. All embrace packaging as essential to society but increasingly companies are...