UK & Ireland

  • Iggesund’s UK mill accident-free in 2019

    By Converter on March 31, 2020
    Iggesund Paperboard’s paperboard mill in Workington, UK, did not have a single accident that led to absence during the whole of 2019. Quite an achievement, especially considering that more than 320 people work there, in a heavy process industry. David Inglesfield, Health and Safety Manager at Workington, asserts that the mill’s success year after year is by no means down […]
  • Dealing with an unexpected peak in demand

    By Converter on March 24, 2020
    We hear a lot about planning for expected peaks in demand but in the present environment it has never been more relevant. Antalis Packaging wants to reassure the market that it has solutions that are ready for these difficult challenges and that can keep products moving in the most efficient and cost effective way possible. Some of the challenges you […]
  • Is it the end for non-recyclable plastic packaging?

    By Converter on March 3, 2020
    How BOBST and its partners are pioneering new high barrier mono-materials laminates as environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional plastic Nothing perhaps defines our consumer-driven society of recent decades better than plastic. Its growth in production since the 1950s – largely driven by packaging – has been extraordinary. We now produce a staggering 300 million tons of it each year. But […]
  • Sales of paper for shopping bags increases 400% in three years

    By Converter on March 2, 2020
    Surprising new figures from packaging giant DS Smith have shown increased sales in paper for use in paper bags as retailers adapt to new attitudes towards single-use plastic. Last year alone, DS Smith’s Kemsley Paper Mill – the largest paper recycling mill in the UK – supplied enough paper to make around 400 million bags used by major retailers and […]
  • Investments at Kingsmoor Packaging increase workflow efficiencies

    By Converter on March 2, 2020
    Somerset-based thermoformed packaging firm, Kingsmoor Packaging, has started the year sporting fully refurbished design, pattern and tooling facilities. The move, which is part of an ongoing investment programme by the company to improve workflow and provide increased capacity, also includes the purchase and installation of new machinery. The privately owned family business, which has been designing and manufacturing award-winning bespoke […]
  • First ever female die-maker joins the workforce at Arden

    By Converter on February 26, 2020
    A skilled craftswoman has made history by becoming the first female die-maker at a Stockport manufacturing firm. Georgina Daniel, aged 20, is helping to shift the gender balance in the male-dominated manufacturing sector after becoming the first ever female die-maker at Arden Dies. Arden Dies, which was established in 1964, manufactures dies and tooling for the packaging sector from its […]
  • Midland Regional Printers Limited promotes Matt Seaford as their new sales director

    By Converter on January 7, 2020
    Matt joined MRP in 2006 straight from school as trainee sales and proof runner, sales executive and then the appointment of sales manager in 2018. Throughout the 14 years with the company, Matt has been focused on identifying new markets and opportunities, increasing new business within the labels and carton packaging, plus handling key accounts with many consumer brands and […]
  • Top honours for i2r Packaging at Starpack

    By Converter on July 10, 2019
    Leading aluminium foil tray manufacturers, i2r Packaging Solutions Limited, is celebrating an impressive set of results at the recent Starpack Awards, scooping Gold in the Food & Drink Category, as well as a Green Star Award and the coveted ‘Best in Show’ accolade for their innovative i2r Ultra container. The event was held at the Institute of Materials, Minerals and […]

    By Converter on July 2, 2019
    Epson UK is proud to announce that Birmingham City University (BCU)’s Facility of Arts, Design and Media student, Priti Patel, is this year’s recipient of its ‘Outstanding Use of Print’ Award. Miss Patel received the Award at the University’s annual Final Year Degree Show in June, a prize, which also includes an Epson EcoTank desktop inkjet printer. The annual award […]
  • Sutton’s performance goes from strength to strength

    By Converter on April 3, 2019
    Last year Suttons Performance Packaging, Chatteris decided that they needed to upgrade their existing short – medium run heavy duty box making and gluing departments. As a specialist bespoke packaging manufacturer offering customers a range of multi-faceted,” just-in-time services” the issue to overcome was that quantities and sizes varied drastically of different converting machines: boxmakers, printer slotter and diecutters. John […]