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2018 Christmas Charities

Xmas Charity 2018

Earthcycle choose Produce Packaging

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Produce Packaging is delighted to announce that it will be the exclusive distributor of Earthcycle packaging from Canadian manufacturer CKF Inc. in England, Scotland and Wales.

CKF's thermoformed moulded pulp line Earthcycle is certified home compostable, widely  recyclable in the UK waste paper stream and is plastic free. According to the company it has been proven in trials that the Earthcycle punnets match automation speeds of plastic punnets for de-nesting and offers a consistent and strong bond in top - sealing systems.

In shelf and transit trials, the firm claimed, it has been shown that packaged in Earthcycle, produce stays fresher for longer- 20 per cent longer than when packed in plastic.

Made from a blend of virgin and post- industrial recycled wood pulp, Earthcycle is made with either FSC-controlled or FSC- certified wood sourced from "low risk" areas of Canada and the US. Transit time to Produce Packaging's Lincolnshire and Kent warehouses from the CKF plant is only 12 days.

"What initially attracted us to Produce Packaging were referrals from fresh produce packers and growers when we asked for details of the best packaging specialists in the UK," said Brad Dennis, vice president of sales and marketing for CKF. "We then quickly realised that Produce Packaging is a quality organisation with a wide distribution network and deep connections to the grower and retailer communities."

Mark Tierney, managing director of Produce Packaging, added: "Produce Packaging is thrilled to be working with CKF and more specifically the Earthcycle range of packaging. We see where the trend for reducing plastic in the packaging industry is going, and it is important for our company to be on the forefront of bringing innovation to our clients.

"We believe that the Earthcycle line is superior in its design, finish and quality and so offers our clients the ability to easily incorporate the packaging into existing automatic de-nesting, top seal and other packaging format lines."

For more information - info@producepackaging.co.uk 






Another Great National Fruit Show!

Produce Packaging and Hutchinsons have enjoyed another fantastic National Fruit Show along with the many growers, guests and visitors attending this excellent event. The competition fruit was exceptional and many congratulations to every entrant and winner for their dedication to producing the finest fruit in the world. To make a great couple of days even better, the Produce Packaging and Hutchinsons stand was awarded best in show. Fair reward for those that worked so hard to get it from ideas to realisation. Already looking forward to next year!

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Produce Packaging are proud to once again be sponsoring the exhibition packaging at the National Fruit Show. In fact, to celebrate our 25 years of supporting the event, we would like to invite you to join us on our brand new show stand to catch up and have a drink.

We will look forward to seeing you on the 24th and 25th October at the Kent County Show ground.

 

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Embossed Paper Liners

In the current climate, a possible quick win is to replace bubble sheets with embossed paper liners. Manufactured from FSC sourced paper at a BRC accredited factory in the UK, we carry it in stock in both 100gsm and 140gsm grades, both are plain kraft in colour and designed for 60 x 40 cases. It is 100% recyclable either commercially or through the kerbside waste paper stream. Additional benefits include a huge reduction in storage space required (one pallet of embossed paper is roughly equivalent to half a lorry load of bubble sheets!). It is also possible vary the paper colour and print up to six colours: perhaps your brand or promotional message would be further enhanced and gain a wider audience? Size can also be made to measure. For more information please contact us

 

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The Team continues to grow

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We are extremely pleased to welcome Kevin Williams and Lorraine Heasman to the Produce Packaging team. Kevin and Lorraine joined us in August following the closure of Associated Packaging and bring with them a huge amount of experience of both the Fresh Produce and Fresh Foods markets. 

Kevin will continue to work with his Fresh Foods customers as well as supporting our Fresh Produce Sales team with their customers Flexibles packaging requirements in the role of Business Development Manager - Fresh Foods.

Kevin's contact details are:

Mobile: 07522 945 269

E mail: kevin.williams@producepackaging.co.uk

Lorraine joins us to further support our head office Customer Service team at Marden in the role of Customer Services Manager, she will also cover the Plastics Buyers role during Danni's maternity leave.

Lorraine's contact details are:

Tel: 01622 831 423 - Main Office or 01622 391 516 - Direct Dial

E mail: lorraine.heasman@producepackaging.co.uk

We wish both Kevin and Lorraine a long and happy career with the Produce Packaging team.

 

Paper Pulp Liners (moulded fibre)

This innovation took place decades ago but has never been more relevant! Made by the excellent Cemosa Celulosas Moldeadas near Bilbao in Spain, Produce Packaging are the UK distributors for their wide range of Paper Pulp (moulded fibre) tray liners for fruit. Available in both Black and Natural colours and also in 60x40 and 40x30 footprints, there is a liner to suit your needs. Please contact us for further details.Cemosa Natural Liners Black

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Natinal Cherry and Soft Fruit Show

Congratulations to all the winners and many thanks to all participants at The National Cherry and Soft fruit Show - all the results here - - happy to provide recyclable packaging for another successful event! 


 

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Produce Packaging and Obeikan MDF

Produce Packaging are delighted to announce the commencement of a fantastic new partnership with Obeikan MDF of Spain. Produce Packaging have been selected as the first UK operational supply partner for these wonderful products. For further details please email info@producepackaging.co.uk or visit www.obeikanmdf.com

The solutions of fresh produce packaging manufacturer Obeikan Mdf are being used by fruit packers around the world to enhance their branding position at the point of sale and to guarantee a trouble free overseas export using the markets highest strength packaging.

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Digitally Printed Pulp Punnets

We are pleased to present the new Digitally printed Frutpak Punnet range from Huhtamaki Czech. This range is available in 250g, 500g and 1Kg capacity punnets with a high quality digital print. Own prints are available (subject to MOQ) and as usual these punnets are Recyclable, Compostable and Bio Degradable. Please contact us for further details.

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