Sustainability

Protecting the environment through innovative packaging

Thinking about tomorrow, today

As a forward-thinking business, we understand the need for commitment to the environment to both economic and environmental sustainability. Our environmental policy and actions underpin the quality of the product and service that we deliver; through continuous monitoring, we are able to reduce our environmental impact.

We work with our customers, suppliers and external agencies to reduce our impact on the environment, constantly reviewing how we operate in our plant and offices. Our FSC© certification allows us to identify, purchase and use wood, paper, and other forest products made with materials from well-managed forests and recycled sources.

The Circular Economy

The strongest trends in the packaging industry all revolve around the circular economy. We understand that green credentials are a necessity, and to that effect we follow the principles closely.

It’s about building more with less, and preserving our ecosystem. Working with our customers’ journey from product conception to customer opening, we ensure that the handling packaging has either been recycled or is FSC© certified, and the post-consumer packaging also fulfills the list of requirements like biodegradable ink, cleanability, and eco-friendly labelling.

We are experts in the field of creating innovative packaging which can tick all the boxes.  Let us help you create a more sustainable way of packaging your products, without compromising on quality or design.

Kinder and cleaner practices

Minimising pollution through the efficient use of materials, supplies and energy is at the heart of our environmental policy.  Already we have reduced the energy used in heating our manufacturing facility by returning the warm air drawn from the machines when the waste is being extracted.

Furthermore, our factories are fitted with motion sensory lights and we have installed electric car charging ports for staff and visiting guests.

We ensure that all waste materials are recycled across our three UK manufacturing sites.

Greener manufacturing processes

We understand that not all paper grades offered by board mills are the same. Despite claims to the contrary, equivalent board grades from suppliers can vary by 30% in the performance they offer. We consciously source different grades of board from sheet feeders based on their performance, which we routinely monitor, with an aim to reduce waste.

We design appropriate and reliable packaging for each of our customers with the correct board grade for their product needs, utilising Dynamic Stiffness Testing (DST).

The DST process measures the natural angular frequency of a sample when it is rotated with a known mass attached. (i.e. the sample is twisted and released and the oscillations observed), the pattern of these oscillations is directly proportional to the torsional stiffness and therefore the overall performance of the box.

Finally, during manufacture, we utilise a Zero Crush conversion process which maintains the integrity of the board and enhances the print quality. Our corrugated board is sustainably produced using a high percentage of recycled materials, and we are proud to source FSC© material for all of our customers.

Reducing ink waste and saving water

For over 45 years, we have seen a lot of changes and print evolution in our industry. One of the most challenging situations has been to find a method to cut the wastage of ink and save the amount of water required.

Designed by the experts from Absolute and Pamarco, InkSave is the result of 70 years’ experience in flexo and continual investment in technology for rigorous product development. InkSave cuts ink wastage by as much as 80% and reduces water consumption by up to 50%, without reducing the quality of your print. We are proud to use the InkSave system to produce our bespoke printed products in an environmentally-friendly and sustainable way.

There’s no need to compromise on quality, durability, or design when it comes to your packaging.  We will continue to adapt our design and manufacturing processes to ensure all of your product needs are met, whilst protecting the environment.