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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Silverstone Technology Cluster Charpak Ltd

With a focus on ‘The Business of the Future’, the Silverstone Technology Cluster’s Design, Simulation & Metrology special interest group on 10th December 2019 is exploring new technologies and processes which help businesses become more efficient and effective in an ever-changing world.   Hosted by Grant Thornton and centrally located in Milton Keynes, The packed agenda is full of revolutionary Industry 4.0 technology solutions.  To book your...

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Charpak sustainable premium beverages value added packaging

  Charpak Managing Director, Paul Smith, was interviewed by Packaging Innovations to discuss the importance of value-added packaging for the drinks sector and the significant difference it can make to spirits producers, distillers and those throughout the premium drinks sector.     Q:  Why is value added packaging so important in the drinks sector?    We know Value Added Packaging (VAP) is an important part of the drinks brands' portfolios because...

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Charpak Ltd are delighted to be announced as Winners of the Innovation of the Year 2019 at the UK Packaging Awards.  Our ground-breaking Twist-Loc® Treat Tub success follows on from Winning SME of the Year 2018.  The Charpak team collected this latest accolade on Thursday 7th November 2019 at The Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London.   The Innovation of the Year 2019 category was one of...

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Professional MotorSport World Expo 2019 Charpak Ltd Niall Johanson

Joining the Professional MotorSport World Expo 2019  on Friday 15 November 2019, Charpak Automotive Lead, Niall Johanson, has been invited to present "Recycled plastics in the circular economy meets high-performance engineering" as part of the Expo's comprehensive workshop programme.   Niall will discuss the value of putting in place circular economies for recycled, lightweight thermoformed plastic packaging in the high-performance engineering industry to resolve in-process manufacturing and...

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Invited to the Autumn Eco Fair in St Ives, Cambridgeshire on Saturday 19th October with the bold statement “Ask us Anything” Charpak Managing Director, Paul Smith, and Head of Technical Design, Kate Robinson joined Cambridgeshire residents to help reduce confusion about plastics and recycling.   They outlined what a circular economy is. And explained how Charpak reuse the County’s recycled plastics to manufacture new packaging again and...

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Charpak Ltd Huntingdon supports Recycle Week

Taking part in the Recycle Week annual campaign, Charpak aims to help motivate more people to recycle more, and better.  We are lighting our building up green to show our support for Recycle Week and show we take recycling seriously.  The lights are on from dusk till dawn, and using low power LED lights they use little power and electricity.   What and how we recycle really...

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circular economy

Over 8 million pieces of packaging have been made from the Cambridgeshire recycled material by Charpak Ltd in the first six months.  This is following the launch of the UK’s first Localised Circular Economy at the start of 2019.   Over 200 refuse trucks of plastic waste has been collected (over 1,500 tonnes) from Cambridgeshire’s households. 199 of which have been recycled and reprocessed in the...

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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 Automotive Niall Johanson automotive protective packaging

Charpak Automotive Lead, Niall Johanson, has been invited to speak in The Future of Technology Zone at Cenex-LCV on 4th September. Niall will be sharing the latest insights on the developments in returnable, recyclable, reusable, and closed-loop packaging solutions all designed to achieve low carbon success.   Held at Millbrook, on 4th- 5th September 2019, the UK’s premier low carbon vehicle event provides a showcase for companies...

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