The UK Packaging Awards 2018 Finalist

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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Sustainable Clear rPET rigid thermoformed plastic packaging

Twist-Loc, the new 100% recyclable plastic packaging container from Charpak   With plastic packaging at the top of the agenda we must ensure that when we package products we all use the optimum material for the purpose of the packaging. The durability, lightweight, flexibility and cost of plastic offers many benefits, which we must not forget. Preventing food waste by extending shelf life or transiting products through...

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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 most environmentally friendly packaging.   Charpak's latest patented packing innovation Twist-Loc is a unique combination of an rPET lid and base that locks into place. Charpak's remarkable locking device saves labelling and labour costs for retailers.  By using Twist-Loc customers no longer have to 'tamper-evident' label this robust...

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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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There are viable alternatives to fossil fuel based plastics, which are currently more expensive to produce. Recent tests have shown that consumers will not pay more for this packaging   Biodegradable plastics are available. However, they are expensive and there is no household waste stream infrastructure to process them. Biodegradable plastics present a risk of contaminating the current waste stream Biodegradable plastics manufactured from PLA can...

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As a Charpak client you benefit from much more than just thermoformed manufacturing. Every design render is bespoke, ensuring the end packaging product meets your business' demands. Charpak's end-to-end solution brings you first class consultancy and delivers the highest quality manufacture of rigid plastic packaging.   We guarantee delivery of imaginative, world-class quality vacuum formed, thermoformed packaging solutions. We guarantee every design is fully manufacturable We guarantee service with...

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pet plastics and sustainability

Whilst the media is dominated by headlines surrounding plastic packaging waste we must be careful not to demonise all plastic packaging.  Across the supply chain, businesses need to respond with actions that do not shift the environmental and recycling problem from one type of packaging material, to other less reusable or less recyclable alternatives. There is no doubt unrecyclable single-use plastics are a bad thing.  Everyone...

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