2018 PIDA Awards – winners announced

The winners of the 2018 Packaging & Processing Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA) were announced at a ceremony on the Gold Coast last night.

The PIDA Awards recognise companies and individuals who are making a significant difference in their field across Australia and New Zealand, and are the exclusive feeder program for the prestigious WorldStar Packaging Awards.

The awards ceremony, which took place at the Marriott Hotel Surfers Paradise was held in conjunction with the 2018 Australian Institute of Packaging Conference. That event concludes this afternoon.

The full list of winners –

2018 Design Innovation of the Year Award – Beverage Category

8Kangaroos by ILNAM Estate and Polatote by Lactote (joint winners)

Machinery/Equipment category: Container Deposit Systems Australia (CDSA) Vision & Sorting System by SAGE Automation.


2018 Design Innovation of the Year Award – Food Category

Radix Nutrition foil packaging breakfast pouch by Cas-Pak Products

Machinery/Equipment category: Scott LEAP suite of technologies fully-integrated lamb processing system developed by Scott Automation & Robotics, in conjunction with Silverfern Farms and Meat & Livestock Australia.


2018 Design Innovation of the Year Award – Health, Beauty & Wellness

Flip-cap closure with ring-peel induction seal liner by West Wadding.


2018 Design Innovation of the Year Award – Domestic & Household

Precise Pour for continuous pour, anti-clog and tamper-evidence by Caps and Closures.


2018 Sustainable Packaging Design Award

Materials & Packaging category: ICEE Containers biofoam PLA insulated boxes.

Machinery & Equipment category: CogniPRO Link for the meat processing industry by Sealed Air Australia.


2018 Industry Packaging Professional of the Year Award

Craig Wellman FAIP, CEO of Wellman Packaging.


2018 APPMA Scholarship

Nathan Leong MAIP, a packaging and product technologist, Primo Smallgoods.


2018 Packaging Council of New Zealand Scholarship

Jaco Scheepers, packaging technologist, Synlait Milk.


2018 Young Packaging Professional of the Year Award

Regan Foster AAIP, director of Omniverse, Foster Packaging.









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