Clondalkin Flexible Packaging won the award for most Innovative Packaging in the 2016 Dutch NL Packaging Awards from one of its important customers. The award announcement stated that “Clondalkin Flexible Packaging’s submission was the most innovative film that takes account of different meal components, while the entire package can be placed in the microwave. The film use, the quality, freshness and taste is good. It is easy to use, has many applications and the packaged content looks attractive.”
Best Closure Category
Clondalkin Flexible Packaging was recommended in the Best Closure category of the prestigious World Beverage Innovations Awards.
Clondalkin Flexible Packaging was required to create lids of the highest quality which could be easily perforated by the machine, yet robust enough to protect the integrity of the capsule, including the aroma and freshness of the product inside. We also had to manufacture the lids to a very tightly controlled tolerance, as the exact position of the perforations determines the functionality of the machine and the brewing process.
“The alufoil lids needed to have a premium look and feel, to reflect the high quality of the specially blended loose teas inside and the high-end spec of the product. We also had to produce six different colours of material that could be totally immersed during the brewing process and guaranteed that the tea was safe for human consumption. To ensure this, our materials underwent a rigorous external testing and certification process at the Intertek chemical testing laboratory, in The Netherlands.
SkinTight offers innovative packaging solutions to reduce food waste
Extension of shelf life to reduce food waste is a big driver for Clondalkin Flexible Packaging. Food waste poses a significant challenge because of its environmental implications and we invest heavily in research and development in this area.
Clondalkin Flexible Packaging invests heavily in research and development and we are committed to develop innovative packaging solutions that meet the needs of our customers.
Low migration UV flexo ink in the UK
The term “low migration” packaging is commonly used to designate materials used in the packaging structure whose chemicals will not migrate, or move, from the packaging into the product and is therefore suitable for printing of primary packaging for food. Our site in the UK is qualified to use low migration ink to increase the safety of the product contained within the packaging.