In the late 1990s – at around the same time as the company became part of the global Clondalkin Group – we took another key step which kept us at the forefront of pre-cut lids as we began to produce polyester as well as aluminium and laminate lids. The new material allowed greater puncture and tear resistance as well as being able to handle additional printing demands and allowed us to expand the range of applications for our lids.
Our development has been built on a belief in taking progressive steps, reinforcing our reputation for innovation and high standards. In 2009 we invested in shrink sleeves technology to expand our offer even further and began the next chapter in our story – from the humble milk bottle top to the latest in shrink sleeves, the history of Chadwicks continues to evolve.
“We are now at the forefront of developing more environmentally friendly lidding products including RPET lids with 30% recycled content and offering “lightweighting” in the form of a 36 micron base film reducing film consumption by 28% from the standard 50 micon gauge.