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Packaging innovators take centre stage at prestigious PIDA Awards

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A robotics company that has developed a game-changing new lamb processing system was one of several companies recognised for outstanding achievement at the prestigious 2018 Packaging & Processing Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA).

The PIDA Awards acknowledge companies and individuals who are making a significant difference in the packaging increase across Australia and New Zealand.

The Awards were presented at a gala event held in conjunction with the 2018 Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) Conference on the QLD Gold Coast.

The PIDA Awards are the exclusive award program for all Australia and New Zealand entries into the prestigious WorldStar Packaging Awards.

Winners of the WorldStar Awards, representing 22 countries, were honoured at the same event.

Exceeding all expectations

Scott LEAP Suite of Technologies fully-integrated lamb processing system was developed by Scott Automation & Robotics, in conjunction with Silverfern Farms and Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA).

The revolutionary new system won the PIDA Machinery & Equipment Award.

The new technology, comprising of an x-ray, primal and middle process, has exceeded all expectations.

For the past 10 years Scott Technology (within its joint venture company Robotic Technologies Ltd) and supported by Meat and Livestock Australia and various Australian processors has been developing the new fully automated bone-in lamb boning system.

The new system removes operators from bandsaw interaction, provides uniform boning room production speed and significantly increases yield.

The full list of 2018 PIDA Award 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.

World Packaging Organisation (WPO) awards

Lifetime achievement in packaging awards were also presented to:

Professor Harry Lovell (Australia)

Miklos Galli (Hungary)

Helmet Meininger (Austria)

The 2018 PIDA Awards are coordinated by the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), the Australian Packaging & Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) and the Packaging Council of New Zealand.

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