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Tetra Pak expects to deliver more than 100m fully renewable packages...

​​​​​​​Tetra Pak expects to deliver more than 100 million packs of Tetra Rex® Bio-based​ to customers during 2016, reflecting strong demand for the package...

Industry team-up develops recyclable fresh food pack

Tesco has partnered with key supplier, Hilton Food Group, and fresh food packaging manufacturer, LINPAC, to maximise the recyclability potential of its plastic fresh...

Kite Packaging provides ultimate segmented in-the-box protection

Kite Packaging has extended its in-the-box packaging offering by introducing new innovative dividers. A dynamic, recyclable packing solution, these self-locking universal dividers are the perfect...

Kite Packaging launch tape range in retail packs of 6

As one of the UK’s leading distributors of packaging, Kite offer one of the most extensive ranges of tape on the market and with...

NEW – Home compostable packaging to reduce food waste & increase...

UK-based SPP are delighted to announce the imminent launch of their new, market-leading range of certified compostable packaging – 2humusTM. 2humusTM is set to be...

UK fund to transform food scraps into sustainable packaging

New government funding could see food scraps in the UK transformed into environmentally-friendly plastic bags and cups in a bid to boost sustainable packaging. Innovators...

Kite Packaging reveals second partnership for PPMA Show

Kite Packaging will be partnering with Audion Swissvac on a 64 square metre stand for the PPMA Show, the UK packaging supplier as well as showcasing a 3D video experience of the award-winning CMC Cartonwrap machine.

The Cartonwrap is an impressive machine from CMC Machinery, an Italian company who have are most well-known for producing wrapping, mailing and fulfilment machines built to be high-speed and reduce labour costs. The Cartonwrap has been designed using 30 years of innovative thinking from the company, and works by producing a fit for purpose box around a product as it travels through a conveyor. The machine can produce up to 1,000 packs per hour, and has the ability to print and press labels to the packs at the same time – making it ideal for fulfilment operations.

The Cartonwrap picked up the PPMA Show award last year for Most Innovative Processing or Packaging Machine, and has been shortlisted for the Ecommerce Awards and the Postal Technology Awards.

Kite Packaging will be showing a 3D detailed video of the machine at the show, which takes the customer through a cartons journey from product to a fully wrapped and labelled carton, using a fully automated process. Kite’s team of packaging experts will be on hand at stand F90, along with a representative from CMC who will be there to answer customers’ questions and demonstrate the cost and space savings the Cartonwrap has to offer.

Speaking about the partnership a spokesman from Kite Packaging says: “We are really excited to have CMC Machinery on board at our stand this year, along with our offering and Audion Swissvac’s range we will be able to offer all types of customers an automated solution that suits their needs and budgets.”

Lincoln & York launches new kraft film coffee packaging

Coffee roaster Lincoln & York has added a unique kraft film to its range of private label packaging options. The machine-made kraft film bags maintain the premium look and feel of traditional paper packaging but with an aluminium interior and gas flushed production, keeping coffee fresher for longer.

The film, which is already proving popular amongst Lincoln & York customers, can be used in a variety of packaging formats ranging from 1kg, 500g and 250g machine-made bags of wholebean or roast and ground coffee along with filter sachets. Options of on-line printing and labelling are also available.

James Sweeting, Director at Lincoln & York, says, “We saw a huge increase in demand for kraft products in 2014 as many customers opted in favour of more premiumised packaging. While the traditional pre-made kraft valve bags and pouches will continue to be one of our most popular packaging options, this new kraft film is a great machine-made alternative. Industry data continues to show the consumer desire for premium looking products and optimal coffee freshness – this unique packaging option offers both in abundance.”

TRM installs latest technology flatbed die-cutter

TRM Packaging, the UK’s leading independent corrugated packaging manufacturer, has completed the installation of a £2.5 million state-of-the-art BOBST Mastercut die-cutter.

The 1.7m flatbed die-cutter features the latest generation camera controlled technology to achieve market leading print to die-cut registration accuracy of less than 1mm that complements the award winning high quality print being produced by the company’s seven-colour flexographic printer.

Trevor Maund, chief executive at TRM Packaging, says: “This investment means we will provide corrugated packaging with an exceptional on shelf appearance that will boost our customer’s in-store presence.”

The new machine also increases the flat bed die-cut capacity of TRM’s factory by 50% thanks to its automation and exceptional processing speeds, providing the company with the ability to produce even more packs for its customers.

The completed installation of the Mastercut is part of a year-long £4m investment programme to raise the overall capacity of the site by 25%.

Mark Ryan, TRM innovation manager, added: “I am excited by the potential of the new die-cutter which gives me the opportunity to come forward with a new generation of ideas for our customers.”

Drink with the experts at Packaging Innovations London

Sauvelle, a new crafted French vodka, and Funkin Cocktails will be among the speakers at this year’s Drinks Symposium, taking place at Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London, on 17 September 2015 at London Olympia.

The Drinks Symposium, happening on day two of the show, will see leading drinks brands share their ideas and knowledge on how original thinking and imaginative packaging design can create a strong brand identity and desirability. Offering visitors real-life stories, advice and the latest concepts sweeping the drinks industry.

Causing a stir and celebrating 15 years of successful growth is Funkin cocktail Mixers. Andrew King, Managing Director, at Funkin Cocktails, will be lifting the lid on the company’s new packaging, which will be rolled out in coming months across its expanding range of products. The new design is set to create a unified look that will make it unmistakably recognisable across the on- and off-trade.

Andrew King, Managing Director, at Funkin comments: “Innovation is at the heart of everything we do and we are delighted with our new look as Funkin embarks on the next phase of its growth. The packaging is sophisticated and contemporary and also highlights Funkin’s heritage with ‘established in 1999.’ This bold and exciting change will increase awareness and ultimately drive consumer trial.”

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