Charpak’s latest purchase of its new Kiefel KMD78 thermoforming machine is part of the company’s 5 year multi-million development programme.  This latest new equipment is in addition to the capital expenditure in 2 new Illig RD53D machines in the first six months of this year.   The Company’s strategic 5 year investment plan is well underway, with delivery of the third new Kiefel KMD78 thermoforming machine, which...

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The UK Packaging Awards

Charpak Limited are delighted to announce we have been shortlisted for the prestigious Packaging News UK Packaging Awards in the SME of The Year category.   Against a backdrop of the demonisation of plastics, and single use plastics in particular, we are proud to be at the forefront of driving sustainability within the packaging industry and are working with a number of partners to create the Cambridgeshire...

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We believe sustainable plastics have a place in modern life and that a Circular Economy is achievable.  Charpak's wealth of experience means we are uniquely placed to bring new ideas to market, quickly. Having taken a balanced view on the available alternatives Charpak believes sustainability in plastics for the consumer and industry is the way forward.  When other alternative materials are considered, and undertaking a...

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29 days from concept to completion

THE CHARPAK WOW     Offering the complete packaging service Charpak is vertically integrated with its design, prototyping, tooling and production capabilities ALL in-house.   The company's agility and flexibility ensures every client receives impeccable service, and responsive lead times.  Imaginative concepts through to full manufacture can be delivered in just 29 days.  Every bespoke design is unique to each of our clients.  To find out how we deliver this...

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Sustainable Clear rPET rigid thermoformed plastic packaging

Changing the narrative from single use plastics to multi-use and multi-reuse packaging is the way forward   With plastic packaging at the top of the agenda with images of Oceans full of floating plastics we have to ensure that when we put products into plastic packaging we do so for the right reasons, using the right plastic. We also have to ensure we educate the consumer about...

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Charpak expands warehouse

As part of the company's expansion plans and continued investment in the business Charpak have secured two additional storage premises in Tower Close, Huntingdon.   Nick Capeling, Logistics Manager says: “Our combined facilities at Tower Close mean we can be even more responsive to our customer needs, ensuring efficiency in production, warehousing and distribution of stock.  By producing large production runs using modern machinery enables us to...

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Hundreds of thousands of us looked forward to the extended Easter weekend break, the first bank holiday of 2018.  The opportunity to spend time with family, friends and indulging in the annual Easter traditions, perhaps with or without Easter Eggs and Easter Egg hunts.   The Company Directors, Paul Smith, Gary Smith and Justin Kempson, all keen to join in with the Easter spirit, gave Easter Eggs...

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2017 Champion Hot Rod Racers The Outlaw Anglia's Reaction Time Trophy for the best reaction time off the start line was won by OA99, Ginner Middleton.   The Reaction Time trophy was awarded to the winner with the most outstanding performance times across 3 races from the season.  Charpak were proud to provide the impressive trophy - conceptually developed, designed and manufactured in-house by Charpak.   Rachel Hamilton, Quality...

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In support of Charpak's growth a new Illig RD53d arrived in September 2017.  This additional investment augments Charpak's ability to provide its client industry-leading turnaround times from initial concept designs, prototypes, tooling and to production - within 29 days.   Charpak's thermoforming capabilities to produce increasingly complex and innovative rigid plastic packaging are sector leading. Technical Director, Gary Smith is delighted with this new investment saying: [qodef_blockquote text="A...

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There are viable alternatives to fossil fuel based plastics, which are currently more expensive to produce.   Recent tests by the supermarkets have shown that consumers are reticent to pay more for this packaging.  This is a particularly hot topic following Blue Planet II, and wider reporting in the media on environmental issues relating to discarded plastic.  Biodegradable plastics, environmentally friendly plastics and plant based plastics are...

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