Packaging – Application Developments

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Our plastics industry is adopting the circular economy and doing so by using new technologies and pathways. This seminar will provide examples of such innovation.

The first presentation will be by Joe Foster, co-founder of OF Packaging. Now OF Packaging and Close the Loop have joined forces and formed Close the Loop Group. We will hear from Joe about the plans of this new organisation for the future.

Alex Hofmann from BASF Australia will cover the Chemcycling Project in his presentation and how this project will assist the local industry with avoiding landfill of end-of-life plastics.

After the break we will hear from Nestle Australia on how the company of the new KitKat wrapper (developed in Australia) is implementing recovery of their plastic packaging products in the recycling supply chain.

As second presenter after the break Amcor Flexibles will update us on their efforts to make flexibles easier to recover and being used in the circular plastics economy.

The evening will be closed by a speaker from Clorox (invited).

This seminar is sponsored by BASF Australia.

Date/Time: Thursday, 10th February 2022, 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Venue: Woodlands Golf Club, 109 White Street, Mordialloc, VIC 3195

Note: Parking at the Club grounds: entrance at White Street

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5:30 pm 6:00 pm Registration (Refreshments on arrival)

6:00 pm to 6:10 pm


Yvonne Mah, Program Chair, SPE: A-NZ Section

6:10 pm to 6:40 pm

Close the Loop Group, now incorporating OF Packaging and Close the Loop

Joe Foster, Co-Founder of OF Packaging and joint-owner of the new Close the Loop Group

6:40 pm to 7:10 pm

The Chemcycling Project

Alex Hofmann, Business Manager, BASF Australia

7:10 pm to 7:40 pm

Sustainability developments

TBN, Corporate Sustainability, Nestle Australia, Sydney

7:40 pm to 8:00 pm

Break with drinks

8:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Amcor and the circular economy for packaging applications

TBN, AMCOR Flexibles Australia, Sydney

8:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Topic selected by Clorox

TBN, Clorox Australia, Sydney invited

9:00 pm to 9:15 pm

SPE announcements

Yvonne Mah, Program Chair, SPE: A-NZ Section

9:15 pm to 10:15 pm

Networking session with finger food and drinks

For more information contact Yvonne Mah by email: or

mobile: 0400 364 547

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