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Research and Development

Opal’s Fibre Research and Development (R&D) division in Scoresby, Victoria, is an internationally recognised, fully resourced testing and research facility with the resources to meet your paper and fibre analysis needs. With over 50 years of involvement in the paper and fibre packaging industry, Opal Fibre R&D has built up strong expertise in the fields of paper and fibreboard product testing, pulp and fibre characterisation and fibre analysis.

Opal Fibre R&T

Recognising that the performance of your fibre packaging products can impact all parts of the supply chain, Opal Fibre R&D works tirelessly to ensure your packaging performs seamlessly at every step. Focusing on the manufacturing, transport, storage, branding and visual appearance of your product, Opal Fibre R&D works to perfect each of these important steps. Opal Fibre R&D offers both standardised and customised testing and analysis services to ensure that optimum packaging performance is achieved throughout the supply chain and into the market.

Strategic Business Development

Opal’s Strategic Business Development team’s key focus is to seamlessly deliver new business initiatives to our customers, and to Opal’s manufacturing divisions. Equipped with key project management skills, extensive practical experience, and a close working relationship with the market, this team works closely with Opal I&D and R&DT to maximise commercial success for our innovative product and process developments. Utilising their global links and relationships, the Strategic Business Development team provides practical market insights that add mutual benefit to Opal and our valued customers.

Case Study

Driving state-of-the-art digital print solutions

Opal is one of Australia’s largest corrugated packaging suppliers with an extensive customer portfolio, including large retailers, small and medium-sized enterprises, growers, fresh produce, protein and beverage industries. Opal has state-of-the-art digital print technology to help our customers respond in a market where speed, customised packaging and high quality print is critical.