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Flexible Packaging Trends for Australasia

2020-11-11T11:40:30+00:00August 26th, 2020|Categories: Blog, lidding, News, Sustainability|

John Harrison, Technical Sales Manager at Chadwicks, has over 30 years’ experience in the packaging sector and offers on the ground sales and technical support to Chadwicks’ growing customer base across Australia and New Zealand. Here John talks about future key trends and the continued challenges for flexible packaging in the region. As seen in What's New in Food Technology and Manufacturing Australasia has always been an important and strong market for Chadwicks. In recent [...]

Recess lids for easy application and a secure seal

2021-01-08T16:07:51+00:00July 28th, 2020|Categories: Blog, lidding|Tags: , , |

Certain products, particularly non-food items, require a specialist lidding solution such as recess lids which offer easy application and are 100 percent tamper proof. Recess lids are predominantly used for non-food, high value products in the agricultural, equine, marine and chemical sectors where product security is essential and production volumes are relatively low. The seal locates itself on the neck of the bottle or container rather than through mechanical means. Recessed seals are therefore ideal [...]

Shrink sleeves packaging – looking ahead

2020-11-30T13:56:26+00:00July 8th, 2020|Categories: Blog, News, Shrink Sleeves|

Talking exclusively to Plastics in Packaging magazine Alastair Bearman, Sales and Marketing Director at Chadwicks shares his views on how the coronavirus pandemic has affected the shrink sleeves packaging industry, as well as future key trends and challenges. He says: “The ability to adapt quickly and be flexible is more important than ever as demand for certain products has increased rapidly whilst for others it has reduced. I think we will see greater scrutiny of [...]

New lids for The Collective are a Recipe for Success

2020-06-12T15:40:23+00:00June 12th, 2020|Categories: lidding, News|

Leading pre-cut lids manufacturer Chadwicks of Bury (part of the Clondalkin Group) has produced a differentiated lidding solution for gourmet yoghurt brand, The Collective. Twelve different designs of the UV Flexo printed clear PET lids have been produced, each one featuring a different recipe with the method revealed upon opening. Utilising the same innovative technology as Chadwicks’ unique coding concept, all the print is on the surface of the lids ensuring the printing ink does [...]

Dairy Industries International

2020-11-30T14:08:13+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Categories: Blog, lidding, News|Tags: , , |

Writing exclusively for Dairy Industries International magazine Alastair Bearman, Sales and Marketing Director at Chadwicks shares his views on future key trends and the continued challenges for flexible packaging within the dairy sector. He says: “Dairy customers across the UK and Europe are increasingly looking for packaging alternatives that offer sustainable value while maintaining product integrity and safety. Consumer demand for food safety will certainly increase – definitely for the short-term and potentially in the [...]

Shrink sleeves for branding, a premium finish and product safety

2020-10-01T13:48:41+00:00April 17th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Shrink Sleeves, Sustainability|Tags: , , , |

At Chadwicks we continue to produce high quality shrink sleeves for customers and brands across the globe. Printed shrink sleeves have become popular within the beverage, dairy and food industries, but also within non-food sectors. The flexibility of shrink sleeves as a packaging and marketing medium mean that they are being used for an increasing variety of applications. Shrink sleeving allows customers better branding opportunities all the way around the product on small and medium [...]

Fully recyclable lidding solution with rPET lids

2020-11-30T14:09:12+00:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: Blog, lidding|Tags: , , |

New technologies are emerging every year in flexible packaging driven largely by the need to develop more sustainable packaging solutions and the pre-cut lidding market is no exception.  Dairy, food and beverage customers across our UK and European customer base are increasingly looking for packaging alternatives that offer sustainable value whilst at the same time maintain product integrity and safety. One area in which we are seeing change is the type of material that customers [...]

Plastic reduction for cost savings and environmental benefits

2020-11-30T14:10:47+00:00March 13th, 2020|Categories: lidding, Sustainability|Tags: , , |

Reducing the gauge of packaging materials can help brands save money and reduce their environmental impact.  However, successfully introducing thinner materials is not without its challenges and requires strong partnership working throughout the supply chain to ensure brand and product integrity. For example, the amount of raw material used in packaging will not only reduce the thickness, but may also affect the consumer’s perception of a brand or the shelf life of the product. By [...]

The Benefits of Aluminium Lidding

2020-03-05T12:23:16+00:00March 5th, 2020|Categories: Blog, lidding, Sustainability|

As concerns grow around the environment, more and more companies are looking for sustainable packaging solutions that demonstrate their commitment to preserving the environment and responding to changing consumer demands. Aluminium lidding is an appealing option for sustainable packaging as it is a completely recyclable and endlessly renewable material – the quality of the aluminium foil is not affected by the recycling process. Foil lids can be labelled as ‘widely recycled’ under the On-Pack Recycling [...]

Lifting the lid on Chadwicks studio manager Paul Starling

2020-11-30T14:11:56+00:00February 10th, 2020|Categories: Blog, lidding|Tags: , |

Paul Starling is Studio Manager at Chadwicks and has over 40 years’ experience in print and packaging, starting his career as a time-served hot metal compositor. He has been with Chadwicks for 24 years. He uses his creative skills, along with state-of-the-art computer hardware and software to transform a customer’s flat conceptual design into final print. Whether you have an initial design ready for us to use or you don’t know where to start, Paul [...]

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