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.

Uncovering the global packaging supply crisis

It’s no secret that the packaging industry as a whole has endured significant issues in the global supply chain for a sustained period. Getting to the bottom of these challenges isn’t a simple task. Many contributing factors are deeply intertwined with each other, affecting logistics on a global scale.

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.

Harnessing recycled materials

recycling plastic, blue

The distinction between ‘recyclable’ and ‘recycled’ materials is a key factor in assessing a product’s sustainability. Recyclable packaging is that which can be recycled at their ‘end-of-life’ stage.

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 […]

Unravelling True Packaging Sustainability

recycle logo

PRESS RELEASE | OPINION PIECE.   Author accreditation: Westpak Group Ltd Sustainability remains one of the core trends driving the UK packaging industry. However, ‘sustainability’ is a term that is often presented in broad terms as well as regularly being used interchangeably with a range of other terminology. This can create confusion amongst consumers and can […]

Coronavirus, Sustainability And The Evolving Role Of Packaging

Delivery driver handing over food in paper bag whilst wearing mask and gloves

PRESS RELEASE | OPINION PIECE.   Author accreditation: Westpak Group Ltd The coronavirus pandemic continues to change consumers’ perceptions around the packaging industry. But this adjustment in thinking is anything but straightforward. On one hand, we are seeing an increased dependance on traditional forms of packaging as one of the key lines of defence for preventing […]