Plastic, aluminium or paper, die-cut lids are used across a range of packaging pots and containers for dairy, beverage, confectionary and snack products.

Produced with only a 0.25mm excess on pot size, die-cut lids provide a much neater and more professional pack than other sealing processes such as ‘cut & seal’ systems. Die-cut lids also require less material during manufacturing than reel feed systems and mean minimum waste for the packer.

Providing you use a reputable manufacturer pre-cut lids offer excellent sealing and peeling properties for functionality and performance.

Aside from the functional benefits like keeping products safe, preventing leakages and ease of use, pre-cut lids are an important marketing tool.   In today’s highly competitive marketplace, with new products coming to market all the time, products have to stand out on the shelves which is what makes the packaging design, including the lidding, just as important as the packaging itself.

The print and finish on your pre-cut lid are important considerations in terms of branding and design, Chadwicks of bury - printing capabiltiesand at Chadwicks we deliver the best quality print via UV Flexo technology.   UV cured inks allow a very small dot size to be printed, allowing exceptional gravure standard print quality at a fraction of the origination costs involved.

Standard embossing options such as random grub, fine linen and pindot, as well as bespoke patterns, can give products a premium finish.

But for a truly differentiated product the shape of the lid can have a huge impact and with access to the largest number of cutting presses in Europe we should know. With 50 cutting presses at our disposal we can supply lids in more than 300 different shapes and sizes. Quirky tools such as heart shaped lids, oval, triangular and hexagonal are perfect for promotional product lines or more practical tools such as twin compartment lids with a centre perforation or two peel tabs are also available.

Customers can choose from our vast collection of existing cut dies for a fast turnaround. Alternatively, we can create you a bespoke shape. Please get in touch to find out more.