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Shrink sleeves packaging – looking ahead

By |2020-07-08T13:13:59+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 [...]

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New lids for The Collective are a Recipe for Success

By |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 [...]

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Dairy Industries International

By |2020-06-02T10:27:08+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 [...]

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Shrink sleeves for branding, a premium finish and product safety

By |2020-04-17T13:07:34+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 [...]

Fully recyclable lidding solution with rPET lids

By |2020-03-30T12:42:02+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 [...]

Plastic reduction for cost savings and environmental benefits

By |2020-03-13T11:02:46+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 [...]

The Benefits of Aluminium Lidding

By |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 [...]

Lifting the lid on Chadwicks studio manager Paul Starling

By |2020-02-10T10:50:21+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. [...]

Vegan friendly lidding

By |2020-03-05T12:06:06+00:00February 3rd, 2020|Categories: Blog, lidding, Sustainability|Tags: , |

A record 400,000 people signed up to Veganuary this year – a term that wasn’t in the English psyche until fairly recently – compared to 250,000 in 2019, 168,500 in 2018 and just 3,300 five years ago. In 2018 the UK launched more vegan products than any other nation globally and in the same year the [...]

Continuity of production and supply

By |2020-01-22T12:17:25+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Operating in a niche market such as die cut lids means that we are one of very few producers with the right manufacturing experience and expertise. Therefore, it is of paramount importance that we are able to guarantee our customers continuity of production and supply and robust contingency planning when unforeseen circumstances happen and during periods [...]