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Paul Whelan Appointed Chief Technical Officer

2024-02-05T17:05:27+00:00February 5th, 2024|Categories: Blog, lidding, News|Tags: |

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Whelan as Chief Technical Officer at Chadwicks full-time. Paul brings a wealth of experience, having been an integral part of the Chadwicks’ team for numerous years.  Alongside building on our technical relationships with customers, Paul will be focused on accelerating the development of alternative materials and establishing contingency supply sources, enabling us to introduce more competitive and sustainable options for customers. Paul will also spearhead Chadwicks’ [...]

QR codes on die-cut lidding

2024-02-02T14:39:05+00:00February 2nd, 2024|Categories: Uncategorized|

Using QR codes on die-cut lidding can turn your lids into a powerful marketing tool. Here’s how: 1. Simplify Information Access QR codes remove the need for tiny print when providing essential information about a product. Consumers can access additional details about your product by scanning the QR code on the die-cut lid. Whether it's nutritional information, usage instructions, or other relevant details, QR codes streamline information access, providing a user-friendly experience. 2. Engage with [...]

Aluminium lidding seals it for Collagen Booster

2024-02-02T14:19:50+00:00January 15th, 2024|Categories: aluminium lids, Blog, lidding, pre-cut lidding|Tags: , |

Being a manufacturer of pre-cut lidding Chadwicks’ supplies packaging to many different types and sizes of businesses, including business start-ups and it’s always rewarding when we get the opportunity to assist a new venture, like Collagen Booster. The Collagen Booster journey began in 2018 when one of the founders faced chronic gastrointestinal issues. Despite extensive medical tests, the cause remained elusive. Introducing collagen-rich bone broth and intermittent fasting into her daily routine alleviated her symptoms [...]

Spoon-in-Lid Solution for Infant Formula Packaging

2024-02-02T14:35:00+00:00November 22nd, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

Pre-cut lidding manufacturer, Chadwicks, in collaboration with plastic engineering specialist, Tekplas, has developed a spoon-in-lid solution for the infant formula market in New Zealand, Australia and East Asia. In a departure from traditional packaging, which involves placing the scoop spoon inside the can of formula, this solution incorporates a plastic spoon securely sealed within the over-lid, with a transparent die-cut lid provided by Chadwicks. The over-lid and scoop are injection-molded by Tekplas, and all the [...]

Quality & food safety expert Karen Moran

2023-10-09T12:08:59+00:00October 9th, 2023|Categories: News, Sustainability|Tags: , , |

Chadwicks, a leading pre-cut lidding specialist, is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Moran as Quality and Food Safety Manager. In her role, Karen will lead on all aspects of food safety and quality assurance at Chadwicks. She will be responsible for managing food safety and quality management systems to ensure the highest standards and regulatory requirements are delivered throughout the business. In addition, she will be focussing her attention on the company's environmental [...]

Lidding for Raglan: one size does not fit all

2023-09-19T09:02:44+00:00September 19th, 2023|Categories: Blog, lidding|Tags: , |

  We are pleased to share that New Zealand plant-based yoghurt manufacturer Raglan Food Co has recently launched its new snackable coconut yoghurt range, packaged in paperboard pots and sealed with pre-cut aluminium lidding from Chadwicks.  Working closely with Raglan Food Co, we were able to provide die-cut aluminium lids that perfectly fit the existing tub sizings. While one size aligned with standard measurements, the other size didn’t, which could have resulted in the need [...]

Die-cut lids vs reel-fed lids: minimising waste

2023-09-08T11:36:09+00:00September 6th, 2023|Categories: Blog, lidding|Tags: , |

Lidding plays a crucial role in ensuring food safety and extending its shelf life. Two commonly used types of lidding are die-cut lids and reel-fed lids as they provide a secure seal to pots and containers keeping food uncontaminated and fresh. While both types are made from similar materials, die-cut lids offer several advantages over reel-fed lids, with the most significant being reduced material waste during the manufacturing process. Die cut lids are also more [...]

New Key Account Manager Fiona Grant

2023-09-08T11:39:09+00:00August 24th, 2023|Categories: lidding, News|Tags: , |

Chadwicks, a leading pre-cut lidding specialist, is pleased to announce the appointment of Fiona Grant as its new key account manager. In this role, Fiona will be responsible for managing Chadwicks' existing customer base while also spearheading new business development initiatives. Additionally, she will oversee the marketing function for the company. Fiona brings many years of experience in account management and business development, having worked predominantly in the corrugated packaging industry. She has also spent [...]

Snack pot lidding: a cut above the rest

2023-09-08T11:35:34+00:00June 19th, 2023|Categories: Blog, lidding|Tags: , , |

At Chadwicks, we pride ourselves on having a wide selection of cutting tools at our disposal and, while we may not always have the exact size and shape that a customer is looking for, we often have something very similar, saving valuable time and money. Such as when free-from snacking brand, Crave, approached us with a unique request for pre-cut lidding on their new, mini breadstick and chocolate hazelnut dip snack pot, The Big Dipper, [...]

Pre-cut lidding for competitions and promotions

2023-09-08T13:41:49+00:00June 13th, 2023|Categories: Blog, lidding|Tags: , |

  Pre-cut lidding not only ensures food safety, but also presents an opportunity for brands to engage with their customers by printing competitions and promotions on the lids. One of our recent projects with Bio&Me is a great example of this in action. The pre-cut, 95.5mm lids, which were printed in five colours on white PET co-ex combi with pin dot embossing, were used to seal Bio&Me's prebiotic yoghurt range while playing a pivotal role [...]

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