The Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association is Australia's national organisation, representing the packaging and processing machinery industry.

Chairman's Message

Well another year has just flown by and before we all begin to wind down I would like to take the opportunity to reflect on what I believe has been a milestone year for the APPMA.


At our Annual General Meeting in September the objective of the APPMA to ‘Promote, integrate and foster participation and development within the Australian Packaging and Processing Industry’ was reconfirmed. Read more

Mark Dingley - Chairman


APPMA Helps To Pack 800 Xmas Hampers For Foodbank


Over 130 members of the APPMA, AIP and the SCLAA, spent their annual Christmas party for the fifth consecutive year with a twist.  The association  members spent the day packing a record 800 hampers, for Foodbank to distribute to those in need at Christmas; many of whom are without employment, families with young children and living on the poverty line.

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PACK EXPO wrap up

As a part of the Allied Association Pavilion the APPMA recently attended PACK EXPO International in Chicago.



Packaging and processing professionals gathered in Chicago in early November for PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2014, the largest packaging and processing trade show in North America.


With preliminary figures topping 48,600 attendees, show owner and producer PMMI — The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies — anticipates recording a 6.5 percent attendance jump over 2012.  The four-day event, Nov.  2–5, covered more than 1.2 million net square feet (nsf) of exhibit space in McCormick Place with 2,352 exhibiting companies — an increase of more than 19 percent for exhibiting companies from PACK EXPO International 2012.


The APPMA would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the PMMI, their US sister association for extending the invitation to be a part of their exhibition once again.  Stay tuned for more news from the PMMI cooperation in the not-too-distant-future.