Ball & Doggett adds Essential Packaging product range to their offering, to cover warehousing and logistics materials.

Australia's leading distributor of printable materials, equipment, and press consumables just got even bigger. Ball & Doggett prides themselves on offering a diverse range of materials, and are excited to announce our latest product range—Essential Packaging—covering all your secondary and tertiary packaging requirements.

Now with the introduction of our Essential Packaging range, whilst you’re ordering a pallet of paper or packaging board, rigid sheets for signage applications, rolls for labels, or inks for your printing press, we offer the convenience of ordering stretch film, tape, pallet strapping, protective packaging amongst a large array of other essential packaging materials.

And better yet, it’s all from one supplier, on one purchase order, received on one timely delivery, with everything on one consolidated invoice—now that’s convenience. These types of time saving in any size business can be significant and deliver huge cost savings.

Our Essential Packaging range includes all of the ‘must need’ materials to package up finished goods and products to send to your customers, whether this be in bulk on a pallet or smaller items via ecommerce, post or couriers services.

Ball & Doggett have partnered with a number of globally recognized and trusted manufacturers to provide you piece of mind when it comes to quality and performance.

We also understand the impact that packaging can have on the environment, which is why two thirds of this product range consists of sustainable, environmentally friendly packaging solutions.

From a service aspect, our intention is to offer you convenience and efficiency within your supply chain to allow you more time working on your business, rather than in it.

We would be thrilled to support and service your business with our new Essential Packaging range.

View the full range in our Essential Packaging catalogue.

For further information on this announcement, please contact:
Leigh Hooper
General Manager – Labels & Packaging
0423 603 269

Ball & Doggett partners with global leader, Sappi, to distribute their innovative and sustainable barrier papers.

As Australia's leading distributor of printable materials and consumables, this partnership bolsters Ball & Doggett’s ever-expanding product offering—their first in the flexibles space—and solidifies their ongoing commitment in bringing innovative and sustainable solutions to the local market.

Sappi is a market and innovation producer of functional papers with integrated barrier functionality and excellent heat-sealing properties. These papers for flexible packaging come with integrated barriers against oxygen, water vapour, grease, aroma and mineral oil.

“Thanks to the integrated barriers, there is no need to apply special coatings or laminations. This innovative paper responds to market demand for alternatives to foils and plastic,” the company said.  

“This fantastic partnership between Ball & Doggett and Sappi signals our further expansion into the flexibles market as we continue to diversify our product offering and present sustainable alternatives where fit for purpose,” says Lou Tsoukalas, National Manger – Flexible Packaging, Ball & Doggett. “This is an exciting space in the Labels & Packaging division of our business, and is experiencing sustained growth stemming from continuous product innovation.”

”The partnership will be a huge benefit for customers needing a quick turnaround as new business opportunities are created for Barrier Papers.  Having stock available from Ball & Doggett’s warehouses in Australia, will bring a more efficient and timely process to what is a long lead-time out of our European manufacturing base” says Craig Brown, Managing Director, Sappi Australasia. We have found that new business can be a long and expensive process from concept, to trials to orders and having stock on the floor will help smooth that out.

This partnership grants Ball & Doggett distribution of three of Sappi’s paper-based packaging grades – produced from largely renewable sources. Offering a paper-based packaging solution with integrated heat-sealing function, and two high-barrier paper-based packaging solutions to replace multi-layer barrier films, providing greater value and sustainable options to support our customers and brand owners.

Ball & Doggett is the destination for sustainable packaging.

For further information on this announcement or product specifics, please contact:
Lou Tsoukalas
National Manager – Flexible Packaging
0447 892 340
Ball & Doggett

Formakote™ – The complete package

As Australian businesses continue to recover from the global pandemic, the challenges of supply chain remain a significant issue for SMEs with more than one in four citing supply of stock as an issue for their operations, according to new research from NAB.

Consumers are now all too aware just how fragile supply chains can be in the face of a health crisis, natural disaster or international incident. Ball & Doggett is certainly not immune from the pressures of global supply chain disruptions when sourcing materials from offshore locations.

Strong relationships with local suppliers can help ease the effects of global pressures and minimises supply chain disruptions. Our enduring partnership with Whakatane Mill Limited – the region’s only carton board manufacturer – has allowed us to do just that, to the benefit of our customer base.


We caught up with Brett Keen, Sales Manager ANZ, Whakatane Mill Limited, at PacPrint, during his recent visit to Melbourne, to chat all things Formakote™ – the iconic carton board range – and present him with our newly created swatch book.

Formakote™ is our safe, flexible and sustainable carton board product, manufactured with unparalleled expertise by the FSC certified mill, located on the east coast of New Zealand’s north island.

“We recently reintroduced our folding box board range under the Formakote™ banner, offering four board types, Natura, White, Spectra and Sherpa,” explains Brett Keen.

“Formakote™ is produced to the highest quality, for optimal performance and the greatest product safety. It is made with a 3-layer structure that combines locally produced virgin kraft pulps and mechanical fibres. They are clay coated to meet the requirements of end users such as FMCG, beverage carrier boards and food services.” Brett added.

Formakote White, Natura and Spectra all comply with stringent food contact requirements.


The Formakote™ family covers four distinct carton board grades:

Formakote™ White – Whiteback GC1 Whether it is packaging for Quick Service Restaurants or Supermarket shelves, Formakote™ White is the ideal choice.

Formakote™ Natura – Manillaback GC2 For your everyday packaging needs, Formakote™ Natura provides great value and performance and is available as hard sized for chilled food.

Formakote™ Spectra – Kraftback GC4 When strength and stiffness are critical, Formakote™ Spectra covers all the options.

Formakote™ Sherpa – Carrierboard As the name implies, Formakote™ Sherpa is tough and durable for any carrier-board application. Sherpa has high wet strength attributes, important for wet or chilled environments.

Ball & Doggett are continuing to see a very high increase in demand for our fibre-based products as more brand owners seek substitution solutions for plastic packaging, where fibre-based alternatives are fit for purpose.

Brett echoed this trend by adding, “It’s something we’ve seen from the outset at Whakatane Mill, after we moved away from producing liquid packaging board back to carton board, we’ve experienced an immediate and significant increase in demand for our products.”

The Formakote™ Swatch Book is available now through your local Ball & Doggett representative.