Linpac Invests in Local Student Futures with Customer Services Apprenticeships

Leading fresh-food packaging manufacturer, LINPAC, has given the careers of local students a boost by supporting a series of apprenticeships in customer services.

LINPAC customer servicesapprentices Jack Hall and Jack Lennox successfully graduated from the Technical Apprenticeship Schemethis year to take up positions with the company as Key Account Manager and Customer Services Advisor respectively.

Elysia Rogers, an A-Level student fromSt Wilfrid’s Catholic High School and Sixth Form College in Featherstone, West Yorkshire, the location of LINPAC UK headquarters, now succeeds the successful apprentices as LINPAC Customer Services Advisor Apprentice. Elysia is alsoundertaking online studies through Bradford College to support her development.

New Appointments Secure Future Growth at Linpac

International market leader in fresh food packaging, LINPAC, has made two new appointments to support its marketing and innovation strategy.

Ana Fernandez has taken up the role of director of innovation. Roxanna Walker also comes on board as retail marketing manager, UK.

Ana is well placed to build on the market-leading innovation approach synonymous with LINPAC, due to 26 years’ service with the business. She has specialised in innovation-led divisional roles for the past 8 years and has extensive knowledge of the LINPAC packaging innovation strategy.

Linpac Appoints New Group Marketing Manager

Packaging marketing specialist, Nikki Clark, has been appointed Group Marketing Manager at LINPAC. The movewill support the leading packaging manufacturer’s marketing and innovation strategy.

Nikki brings a wealth of relevant experience to her new role having previously held a marketing management position at Graphic Packaging International (GPI), formerly Benson Group.

Her most recent role as GPI marketing managerfor convenience and consumer products Europe, combined with a background in industrial product design,makes Nikki extremely well placed to be instrumental in driving the LINPAC marketing strategy forward.

Linpac and Parkside Collaborate to Enhance Shelf Appeal of Linpac Vsp Evolve

LINPAC has developed a variety of high-quality designs for its Rfresh® Evolve rigid VSP trays in collaboration with print partner, Parkside Flexibles, to enhance consumer appeal and shelf standout.

Brands and retailers can now choose from a range of bespoke designs including grass, kraft paper, wood or slate-look, which are printed by Parkside and laminated to the rPET tray during the thermoforming process.

The designs tap into the current trend for natural looking, premium packs, and adds value to what has traditionally been a category with very little use of graphics.

New Linpac Appointments To Support Sustainable Business Strategy

Fresh food packaging manufacturer LINPAC has recently made two new appointments to support itsglobal films business and to build upon its leading sustainabilityposition.

Lubna Edwards has joined LINPAC as director of sustainability and MartineBrissetas managing directorof the films business.

Helene Roberts, group marketing & innovation director at LINPAC, said: “I am delighted that Lubna and Martine have joined LINPAC as we embark upon our next chapter. I believe these roles will significantly enhance our ability to deliver long term business growth and leading edge solutions related to our sustainability vision.”

Linpac Poultry Split Pack Highly Commended At Uk Packaging Awards 2016

An innovative poultry split pack created by LINPAC in collaboration with Tesco Plc. and Cargill has been awarded‘highly commended’ in two categories at the prestigious UK Packaging Awards, which were held at Grosvenor House, London yesterday (27 October).

The awards, organised by Packaging News, recognised the novel pack in both the Rigid Plastic Pack of the Year and Resource Efficient Pack of the Year categories. A result that further bolstersthe company’s status as a market-leading manufacturer of operationally efficient packaging that addresses environmental and societal issues.

Young’s Seafood Collaborates With Linpac To Launch Innovative Newsprint Fish Pack

Young’s Seafood has unveiled an innovative printed fish pack after collaborating with market leading fresh food packaging manufacturer, LINPAC.

The modified atmosphere pack (MAP), which holds two beer battered cod fillets, features a specially designednewspaper print on both the film lid and trayto create enhanced on-shelf appeal for retailers.

Tapping into the consumer trend for ‘modern retro’ food packaging, the nostalgic print emulates the newspaper sheets traditionally used to wrap takeaway fish and chips.

LINPAC: COMMITMENT TOINNOVATION KEY TO LONG TERM SUCCESS

Responding to market and consumer insight with relevant and agile innovation is vital to the continual improvement of core products and services, according to Dr Helene Roberts, group marketing and innovation director at leading packaging manufacturer, LINPAC.

The LINPACcommitment to innovation has been recognised at the 2016 UK Packaging Awards.  The company has been shortlisted in three categories: Packaging Company of the Year, Rigid Plastic Pack of the Year and Resource Efficient Pack of the Year.

PET STAND-OUT CHOICE FOR ECO-CONSCIOUS BAKERS

Packaging manufacturers are working smarter than ever before to develop packsthat are lighter, stronger and more recyclable.  Packs also need to be fit for purpose in terms of protecting, preserving and presenting bakery products.

But what is the best material to use? Fresh food packaging manufacturer LINPAC takes a look at the benefits of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) for the bakery sector.

LINPAC DISCUSSES FUTURE OF PLASTIC PACKAGING AT EUPC, BRUSSELS

Retailers, food manufacturers and the packaging converting sectorneed to design packaging for both functionality and the environment, according to LINPAC, the leading fresh food packaging manufacturer.

Innovation consultant for LINPAC,Alan Davey, is a keynote speaker at next month’s The Future of Plastics Packaging event.

 

CUSTOMERS MORE THAN SATISFIED WITH LINPAC CUSTOMER SERVICE

Market leading fresh food packaging manufacturer, LINPAC, ranks high in the UK Customer Satisfaction Index, according to the latest survey carried out by independent body, the Institute of Customer Service (ICS).

Results from the January survey revealed that LINPAC customers rated the LINPAC Packaging service well above the UK average across 13 sectors, with the business scoring 85.3 per cent.

 

LINPAC WELCOMESEFRA INQUIRY INTO IMPACT OF FOOD WASTE

Leading international fresh food packaging manufacturer LINPAC welcomes the launch of an inquiry into the economic, environmental and social impact of food waste by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee.

The idea of challenging the status quo on this subject is not new to LINPAC, but it’s something thatis wholeheartedly supportedby the Group through their continued focus on development of innovative fresh food-packaging solutions that keep foods fresher for longer.

NEW PORTION PACK TO HELP REDUCE FOOD WASTE: INTRODUCING THE NEW TESCO CARGILL LINPAC PACK DESIGN

Fresh food packaging manufacturer LINPAC has teamed up with Tesco and Cargill, leading supplier of chicken products, to launch a new split pack for poultry that addresses portion control and food waste concerns.

The trio of companies have worked together to create a new perforated tray designed for two chicken breast fillets. The MAP tray then splits into two compartments allowing consumers to store the food as individual portions in completely sealed packs.

Linpac To Launch Vented Pyramid Packs For Snacking Health-Conscious Consumers

Leading fresh food packaging manufacturer, LINPAC,is to add to itsFreshware® portfolio with a new range of innovatively designed vented pyramid packs to meet the changing demands of the consumer snacking and conveniencetrend.

Nick James, LINPAC European sales director for Freshware, said: “When the food-to-go trend first took hold, it was very much focused onportability of products, ease of use and much more about indulgence – enjoying a ‘treat’ whilst out and about.

 

THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT FOR POULTRY PACKAGING

Innovation in poultry packaging is driving change in the sector as European packers and retailers look for more sustainable and novel solutions to maximise sales, according to Alan Davey, Innovation Director, at fresh food packaging manufacturer, LINPAC.


Traditionally, polypropylene (PP) has been the material of choice for poultry packaging in several parts of Europe, but limitations in terms of its environmental credentials, barrier performance and shelf appeal have resulted in increased demand for Rfresh PET packaging.

LINPAC SHORTLISTED FOR PRESTIGIOUS EUROPEAN AWARDS

Leading fresh food packaging manufacturer, LINPAC, has been chosen as a finalist in the 2016 European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE).

LINPAC is one of 11 UK entrants selected by the award organisers, the RSA Environment Awards Forum, to compete on the European stage. UK entrants are selected from the winners and runners-up of various award schemes accredited by the RSA as only they can act as feeder schemes to the European Commission’s biennial EBAE.

Linpac St Helens To Underpin Its Market Leading Eps Foam Position With £1.2m Investment

A £1.2m investment in machinery will enable leading fresh food packaging manufacturer, LINPAC, to produce a further 200 million expanded polystyrene (EPS) trays each year at its St Helens manufacturing site inthe North West.

The investment will see existing extruders and thermoformers upgraded to further enhance thequality,environmental benefits and cost effectiveness of packs for LINPAC customers.

PACKAGING DUO UNVEIL NEW STYLISH PATISSERIE PACKS

Two leading food packaging manufacturers have teamed up to create a premium range of patisserie cartons ideal for cakes, cream buns, gateaux and pastries.

LINPAC and Graphic Packaging collaborated to develop the four pack styles, which offer bakers and retailers superior and stylish on-shelf presentation to drive sales.

Graphic Packaging created the cartonboard trays and bases whilst LINPAC developed a series of compatible rPET lids. The partnership means bakery customers benefit from access to a complete pack solution, rather than having to buy the trays and lids from different suppliers, making business easy to do, convenient, efficient and cost-effective.

Canadian Meat Processors Benefit With LINPAC Thanks To New HSP Partnership

Meat and poultry processors in Canada can reap the benefits of LINPAC technology now that the packaging manufacturer has teamed up with leading Canadian food materials and equipment supplier, Heat Sealing Packaging (HSP).

LINPAC will supply HSP with its LINtop® films which have been innovatively designed to be thinner than standard laminated films. It means Canadian processors and packers can have the cost and environmental benefits of a lighter film without compromising product functionality and performance.

LINPAC slashes carbon footprint even further for EPS packs

Last year the leading fresh food packaging supplier, LINPAC, won the most improved factory award for its St. Helen’s site in the prestigious Britain's Best Factory Awards. 

A major part of the work at St Helens - and throughout the group - is the company’s continuous focus on improving the environmental performance of its products and services. 

In that context a recent programme of machinery refurbishment at LINPAC St Helens and at other LINPAC group sites has ensured a world-first reduction in the energy cost of expanded polystyrene (EPS) packaging, thus slashing the carbon footprint of the products produced even further.