Opal’s world class, $140 million corrugated cardboard packaging facility in Wodonga has officially opened. Opal’s Wodonga facility, which utilises the latest advanced, high-speed packaging manufacturing technology, has a total footprint of approximately 55,000 square metres.
Opal Fibre Packaging Wodonga officially open for business
Opal’s world class, $140 million corrugated cardboard packaging facility in Wodonga was officially opened today, during National Recycling Week.
Opal’s Wodonga facility, which utilises the latest advanced, high-speed packaging manufacturing technology, has a total footprint of approximately 55,000 square metres. The facility will process recycled and kraft paper from Opal’s Botany Mill in Sydney and Maryvale Mill in the Latrobe Valley.
Opal has invested in Australia’s newest corrugating facility, which will produce packaging for a wide range of fresh produce, food processing, FMCG and manufacturing industries across Australia. The facility also features a highly automated materials and waste handling system.
Watch the time lapse of the construction of Opal Fibre Packaging Wodonga:
November 15, 2023
Opal has invested in high-tech brown paper bag technology to produce retail paper bags at our Opal Bag Solutions site in Thomastown, Victoria. Opal’s paper bags are 100 per cent Australian made and are created from at least 70 per cent recycled paper.
Darren Cooper, Flexographic Printer, heads up the Accu-Label project for Opal in Rocklea, Queensland. Darren’s career started from humble beginnings, where his first paying job was counting stickers in a screen printing plant in Tasmania, where he grew up.
As a major manufacturer in Australia and New Zealand and a member of the Nippon Paper Group, Opal is committed to driving growth in sustainable packaging and supporting local jobs.
Opal Cartons Botany were delighted to host the first NSW NAWO site tour for 2022. Almost 30 participants from 10 companies attended the first face-to-face National Alliance of Women’s Organisations (NAWO) event for the year.
Opal showcased a range of innovative and sustainable packaging solutions and technologies at this year’s AUSPACK 2022.
Science plays an important role in Opal’s day to day operations in Australia and New Zealand and we’re proud to recognise the contribution our female team members make, through science, across our different sites.
A big thanks to everyone who contributed to the significant maintenance upgrades and capital projects completed as part of Opal Australian Paper’s Maryvale Mill shutdown. With up to 1,000 workers on-site during peak periods, the Maryvale annual shut provided a major boost to the Latrobe Valley economy.
While we celebrate launching Opal only a year ago, as a business we have a local manufacturing legacy in renewable paper and packaging stretching back more than 150 years.