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Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Packaging

Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Packaging

Have you heard about the three types of packaging? Check out these different types of packaging 'levels' categorised as Primary, Secondary and Tertiary packaging and what needs they meet throughout a products life!   Primary Packaging: Packaging that touches the...

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Waipak Plastic Shredding Machine

Waipak Plastic Shredding Machine

Did you know, at Waipak, we have a plastic shredding machine? It takes our industrial 'waste' like faulty bottles and caps and regrinds them into chipped material! Our plastic shredding machine enables us to have a closed loop system within the Waipak factory. This...

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Fight Against Covid-19

Fight Against Covid-19

As a result of the NZ Government's snap Covid-19 lockdown period, we wanted to highlight to our current and potential customers the products we have available as an essential business to support the essential food & beverage and hygiene sector during this time of...

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Shipping Delays

Shipping Delays

Shipping Delays   We all know current import and export shipping delays are prevalent, but did you know how extreme these issues are? Here are a few examples of the issues caused by shipping delays (sourced from Kathrine Rich of NZ Food & Grocery Council):...

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Virgin PET and Recycled PET

Virgin PET and Recycled PET

Virgin PET and Recycled PET (Plastic Material) Many fast-moving consumer goods are switching from using virgin PET (recycling code #1) plastic to recycled PET instead. With the constant changes happening within the plastic industry, we wanted to help you break this...

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How To Select The Correct Trigger Sprayer

How To Select The Correct Trigger Sprayer

Finding the correct trigger sprayer for your unique application does not need to be tricky. We have put together a simple 6 step checklist to help you make the right choice.   Step 1. What’s the liquid type: The first consideration for any potential trigger...

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Manufacturing Innovation, a Key Driver in Sustainability

Manufacturing Innovation, a Key Driver in Sustainability

If you haven’t been living under a rock, you’ll be aware of the major environmental pressures many industries and their products have been and will be facing for the foreseeable future. You will also probably have realised then, that businesses who embrace the need...

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If We Banned Plastic

If We Banned Plastic

If we banned plastic tomorrow, what would that mean? What would the world look like?   Can we have a world without plastic? Well, we use plastic in a lot of products, often more than you can fathom from a few moments of thought. Within the office where this blog...

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Art Deco: SHE’S A DECO DARLING

Art Deco: SHE’S A DECO DARLING

WAIPAK – PRODUCING FOR RECYLABILITY Hawke’s Bay based, Waipak NZ Ltd one of New Zealand’s leading plastic manufacturers has been producing a wide range of injection and blow moulded products such as bottles, food packaging, caps & closures plus many other plastic...

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Visy Visit

Visy Visit

Words from Catherine Cater, our Sustainability and Communications Lead I was lucky enough to pay a visit to the Visy MRF in Auckland. To say I was shocked from the outset is an understatement. The first thing we saw was the incoming recycling pre sorting and it was...

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