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 welcomed to the Formula One Rolex British Grand Prix 2019, the heart of high-performance engineering

Charpak has enjoyed a reputation for innovative advanced performance engineering in high-precision thermoforming for many years, so it was not wholly unexpected when our directors, Paul and Gary Smith, received a VIP invitation to attend the Formula One Rolex British Grand Prix Business Friday at Silverstone.   Apart from being one of the most prestigious and high profile International sporting events held in the UK, the British...

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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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Charpak Huntingdon packaging education visits

Spreading the word to help reduce plastic pollution, as part of Charpak Ltd’s community engagement initiatives the company welcomed the Essex Avenue Community Tenants and Residents Association litter picking team to their Cambridgeshire based Headquarters on Wednesday 29th May.   The dedicated group of adults and children who range from 5 years – 75 years litter pick in their local community during school holidays.  Joined by a...

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Jonathan Pearson joins Charpak as New Business Development Manager bringing his 16 years packaging experience to the Charpak team.  His understanding of all things packaging extends to almost every format and material – from HD/LD poly bags, SRPs, corrugate, tin, to paper.   Based in Central Scotland, Jonathan’s focus will be to strengthen the existing relationships with our clients in Scotland, and develop new business opportunities in...

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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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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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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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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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