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All of our products are made locally in our Brisbane factory in Bethania. We extrude, print, convert and recycle all in-house and under the one roof.

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Why Buy Local

Meridian Plastics is proud to be an Australian Made and Owned local manufacturing company, but what does this really mean?


A Brisbane based family business; we understand our local Australian industry better than anyone else.   We work to strict Australian Standards and know the quality our customers expect.  When you deal with Meridian, you are speaking direct to the manufacturer rather than a call centre or middle person.  With easy access to the owner and operator, you can be assured that your instructions and specifications are not lost in translation at any point along the way.  So too, we are just a quick phone call or email away if you have any questions – you will not need to wait days for a response or have to concern yourself with allowing for different time zones.

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Um - How Thick Does My Plastic Packaging Need to Be?

We measure the thickness/gauge of plastics in micrometres (or microns) and its symbol is μm. Choosing the correct gauge for your packaging is an important step in the process. Too thin can result in damage to your product. Too thick and your product will not be displayed to its full potential.

Meridian Plastics understand you take pride and care that your product meets a particular standard. Let our experts guide you on the most suitable packaging for your needs ensuring your product has adequate and appropriate protection, without compromising on display.

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Commitment to the Environment

Supporting our commitment to the environment, Meridian Plastics have installed the largest solar system possible at our premises.  We produce between 80 and 90 megawatt hours yearly, saving approximately 60-80 tonnes in reduced greenhouse emissions.  Our solar system produces 100% of our power needs on a sunny day and averages 2/3 of our total daytime energy needs over the year. 

Reduced Greenhouse Emissions

Meridian Plastics are always researching ways to improve our processes and our products.  Innovations that can advantage our clients and cause less environmental harm and even be beneficial to our environment will always be investigated fully and implemented wherever possible, without sacrificing what we deliver to you.

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Meridian Plastics – Proudly Australian Owned and Operated

Meridian Plastics is an Australian owned and operated family business in Brisbane, QLD.  We source 100% of our raw product within Australia and our company is locally owned and operated, with all of our products made within our Brisbane factory. 

Being a local company, we are better placed to understand the local market and what works across the industries we service.

Supporting local enterprise means more than just supporting the one company.  There is a direct flow on effect to the local economy which stretches from our employees to raw material suppliers, delivery drivers, marketing experts, equipment technicians and much more. 

What is the story behind what you’re purchasing?  Our company is led by Martin Hemmings, who has over 35 years’ experience in the industry.  It’s safe to say, we’re in it for the long haul and you can be assured of consistent and knowledgeable service throughout your relationship with us.

To give real service, you must add something that cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity” Douglas Adams