UK & Ireland

  • 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 […]

    By Converter on March 7, 2019
    Women In Packaging (WIP UK) Co-Founder and pack expert, Joanna Stephenson, will unearth the macro trends that drive today’s contemporary packaging and labels market at the leading Food & Drink Process & Packaging event, Pro2Pac. Joanna will highlight the importance of macro trends in relation to the growing prominence of the sustainability debate and expose their significance to the packaging […]
  • Craig & Parsons installs Mark Andy Digital One

    By Converter on July 16, 2018
    Long established and family owned trade printer, Craig & Parsons, has installed a Mark Andy Digital One press at its plant in Folkestone, Kent, to handle short run work for its extensive portfolio of well-known high street names, most of which it supplies through print management companies. The Digital One joins a bank of six narrow web flexo presses that […]
  • Graphic Packaging invests in beverage packaging innovation with new Bristol facility

    By Converter on May 24, 2018
    Leading folding carton manufacturer Graphic Packaging International (“GPI”) has invested in a new Beverage Packaging Development Centre, known as the ‘Hub’, to act as a central point for the company’s European beverage design organisation Stationed at GPI’s plant in Bristol, UK, the facility has been established as a nucleus for structural and graphic design excellence. It will coordinate with the […]
  • Farch Plast signs up to the UK plastics pact

    By Converter on May 22, 2018
    Leading food packaging manufacturer is a founding member of exciting new collaborative initiative to create a circular economy for plastics Faerch Plast UK – one of the leading manufacturers of plastic packaging for the food industry – has signed up to the UK Plastics Pact, a bold and unique initiative set to transform the UK plastic industry.  By bringing together […]
  • Pro Carton and BPIF cartons UK young designer competition returns to find inspiring new talent

    By Converter on April 24, 2018
    Entries now open for aspiring packaging designers across the UK to submit their cartonboard packaging concept. Winner to walk away with top-of-the-range tablet Pro Carton, the European Association of Carton and Cartonboard manufacturers, has teamed up with its UK counterpart, BPIF Cartons, to bring its prestigious Young Designer Award to the UK for the second year running. The competition challenges young […]
  • Meech launches most powerful pulsed DC controller for anti-static hyperion range

    By Converter on April 24, 2018
    Meech International, which has been developing static control systems for the printing, packaging and plastics industries for more than 20 years, has announced the latest addition to its highly successful and innovative Hyperion product family – the 233v4 Pulsed DC Controller. Suitable for use in a wide variety of sectors, the 233v4 is a compact and powerful device that enables […]
  • Schawk Manchester receives FlexoExpert certification

    By Converter on April 20, 2018
    Flint Group experts provide evaluation and training on best plate-making practices with the Group’s FlexoExpert certification programme Schawk Manchester receives FlexoExpert certification Schawk Group, which is part of the Matthews International Corporation, is one of the biggest global brand deployment companies worldwide. With their many years of experience Schawk Manchester, one of the main plate making operations in the UK, […]