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Reflecting on 2020, looking ahead to 2021

2020-12-22T08:07:03+00:00December 15th, 2020|Categories: Blog, lidding, Sustainability|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Vegan friendly lidding

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 plant based market in the UK was valued at £440,000,000 and growing. In the last five years the number [...]

Electricity from renewable sources

2020-11-30T14:12:25+00:00January 15th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Sustainability|Tags: |

We are proud to announce that from April 2020 we will only be using electricity produced from entirely renewable sources. This means less emissions into the atmosphere and allows us to contribute towards a low carbon future. Improving energy efficiency has always been an important consideration for us as a company - it’s one of the most cost-effective ways for businesses like ourselves to reduce our energy consumption and associated bills, and importantly pass on [...]

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