Covid-19 and lockdown changed many everyday experiences, including food shopping and consumption. Ready-to-eat food delivery experienced a huge boost. This shift as well as a greater focus on health and safety has made many in the fast food and online food delivery industry review their packaging requirements. Over the last 18 months Chadwicks has seen a growing interest from fast food outlets in lidding and sealing equipment for condiments. Most recently Chadwicks’ sealing equipment partner, [...]
Ken Dunlop has been Sales Manager at Chadwicks for almost nine years and has spent his entire career in the packaging sector. We caught up with him to find out more about his background, his current role, his views on what is happening within the plastics packaging sector and his passions outside of work.
Talking exclusively to Packaging News Alastair Bearman, Sales and Marketing Director at Chadwicks, shares his views on how the coronavirus pandemic has affected the flexible packaging market, as well as the impact of new trade rules with the EU and how sustainability is shaping innovation. He says: “Looking forward to the UK tax on plastic packaging in 2022, there is growing interest in adding recycled content into packaging and in response to this Chadwicks has [...]
2020 will be a year forever etched in our memories. We have all faced uncertain times and the challenge of having to make significant changes to our personal and professional lives. Like all businesses Chadwicks has had to adapt; virtual meetings with customers have become the norm, social distancing policies have been implemented in the factory and customer print approvals have taken place remotely. A sharp rise in demand for lidding at the outset of [...]
As featured in Dairy Reporter, Alastair Bearman, Sales and Marketing Director at Chadwicks looks at the challenges and opportunities for Dairy Packaging. COVID-19 has created widespread economic uncertainty resulting in many sectors critically reviewing their business models. The dairy packaging sector is no exception and across the supply chain companies have had to innovate and respond quickly to changes in demand. One area that has seen demand for products increase is in the retail dairy [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]