Production-led innovation sparks opportunities for fresh produce packaging

The food packaging industry is a rapidly evolving landscape of continuous product innovation and sustainable technology. However, sometimes innovations at the point of food production itself can, in turn, spur innovation further up the supply-chain. Similarly, new technologies in fresh produce production and preservation can open new possibilities for existing packaging technology.

Heat Seal Card Punnets – a breakthrough in packaging sustainability

A series of new punnet and tray designs, launched by food packaging specialists Westpak Group Ltd, are offering retailers and suppliers across the grocery industry a set of commercially viable paper-based alternative to plastic punnets while maintaining strong compatibility with standardised heat-sealing tooling and machinery.

Conflicting needs? How to reduce packaging while maintaining strength.

Cited as one of the four ‘Rs’ of recycling – ‘reduction’ is currently one of the key packaging objectives across the grocery and foodservice industries. Supermarkets are demonstrating their efforts to remove vast amounts of plastic packaging as well as introducing various refill stations across their stores. But while consumers have come to expect a significant reduction in packaging, the stresses of logistics and transport processes largely remain unchained.

Maximising return from ‘pick your own’

Branded pick your own bucket with strawberries

It’s easy to see why ‘pick your own’ (PYO) farms have remained so popular with Brits – visiting one of the UK’s many PYO farms provides an affordable afternoon out for families to soak up the sun, enjoy the outdoors and gather nutritious and delicious fresh produce.

Innovative seasonal food packaging design

strawberries in a heart shaped punnet

With such a diverse packaging range, Westpak can of course provide ideal products in-line with produce seasonality. But what about the ability for the packaging itself to demonstrate seasonality? We are proud to have worked with a number of clients in helping to create innovative, seasonal packaging designs, ranging from key calendar events to popular sporting competitions.

Proactively responding to market trends

blue plastic pellets

Part of Westpak’s interpretation of embodying an innovative approach is to always looks to respond to market trends as proactively as possible. We see it as our duty to ensure that we are both fully prepared for, and able to play a key role in shaping the latest developments of the UK’s food packaging industry.

How Will Packaging Change With ‘the Return To Normality’?

Woman shopping with face mask

PRESS RELEASE | OPINION PIECE.   Author accreditation: Westpak Group Ltd Much has been discussed about the inevitable changes in consumer behaviour during the Coronavirus pandemic and how this has affected the food packaging industry. But with the vaccine roll-out well underway and with dates provisionally marked in for the removal of lockdown measures, how will […]

Innovation Through Continuous Improvement

Westpak Team working at computer in Westpak office

PRESS RELEASE.   Author accreditation: Westpak Group Ltd At Westpak, innovation remains one of the core guiding values of the business, influencing all aspects of our operations and product ranges. Large, milestone product innovations are clear to see, but innovation also runs through our wider product range through a process of continuous refinement and enhancement. The […]