University of Cambridge CirPlas pioneering research

The new Cambridge Creative Circular Plastics Centre (CirPlas) at the University of Cambridge focuses on innovations in plastic use, re-use and avoiding use.   Funded by UK Research and Innovation, CirPlas aims to eliminate plastic waste by combining blue-sky thinking with practical measures, connecting expertise across the disciplines and collaborating with industry and local government.   To find out more about the pioneering research being undertaken on reducing plastic...

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Waitrose & Partners has become the first UK supermarket to launch innovative new packaging for its ‘treat tubs’, which are made from 90% recycled materials and are fully recyclable.   This sustainable packaging innovation has been designed and manufactured by Cambridgeshire-based Charpak Ltd.  The Twist-Loc® tubs use 7.5 grams less plastic per tub than the previous design, and will save over 14 tonnes of new plastic being produced...

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Charpak Ltd six tips for own brand retailers and food manufacturers to achieve more sustainable packaging

Charpak's Director of Sales and Innovation, Justin Kempson, speaks with Solutions for Retail Brands and shared his top tips for own-brand retailers and food manufacturers to adopt when addressing consumer and industry concerns around product and packaging design, and its environmental impact. 1. Design for Recyclability Minimising food waste, and avoiding over-packaging products is an essential and growing requirement to address climate change, and carbon footprint. The...

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Charpak Ltd discusses the challenges faces when addressing sustainable and recyclable packaging

Inside Own Brands – Summer 2019   Charpak Ltd have collaborated with Inside Own Brands, the online quarterly magazine that brings together expert knowledge, opinion and insights into the latest trends and news from the world of retail own brand.  This collaboration is to offer our customers insight from a range of industry experts, to help them get the most from their supply chain.   Read and Download the...

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Sustainable Clear rPET rigid thermoformed plastic packaging

Twist-Loc® is the new 100% recyclable plastic packaging tub from Charpak   With plastic pollution at the top of the agenda we must ensure that when packaging products we all use the optimum material for the purpose of the packaging.  Charpak Ltd have designed and launched a new packaging tub which resolves this challenge.  Sustainability must be at the heart of packaging.  Charpak fully embraces the Ellen MacArthur...

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29 days from concept to completion

  Offering the complete packaging service Charpak design, prototyping, tooling and production capabilities are ALL in-house.  The UK-based Cambridgeshire headquarters provides bespoke packaging solutions for UK, European and global supply chains.   New NPD and packaging solutions are designed from initial concepts through to full manufacture.  This incredible service can be delivered in just 29 days.  Our team are highly professional, dynamic experts in their field and brilliant...

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Charpak member of staff

Charpak’s approach is working collaboratively with brand owners, retailers, production and manufacturing teams, Sales and Marketing Teams, Packaging Technologists, Design Engineers and Commercial Teams.  From the initial client briefing, and project scoping, through the design brief and technical consultation on reusable or recyclable materials, Charpak collaborates with your internal teams.   Charpak’s specialist team:   take your business requirements gather your technical specifications produce a thorough packaging design...

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M&S set a challenge to Charpak's imaginative product packaging designers to find a manufacturing solution to develop a beautifully crafted premium party cake.   What is now commonplace in stores started with a blue sky idea session with Charpak and M&S' packaging developers working through "We need to manufacture a “hidden centre” product on a scalable large quantity...

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Charpak design and manufacture rigid plastic packaging which are made from the below materials:   Clear rPET Clear rPET plastic contains a minimum of 50% PCW (post consumer waste) and up to 25% in-process waste Charpak reprocesses it's scrap back into material we purchase from our supply chain Clear rPET is widely recycled   Black rPET Contains 50% PCW and up to 25% in-process waste Charpak has a closed-loop...

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packaging design

With plastics and the environmental issues being a hot topic, there is no better time to invest in the least environmentally damaging packaging.   Committed to minimising environmental impact, Charpak's latest patented packaging innovation Twist-Loc is a fully recyclable rPET thermformed container.  The rPET lid and base firmly locks into place.  Its integrated locking device has zero 'tear-off bits' to minimise leakage into the environment.  By using...

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