New Website Coming Soon!

We are excited to announce that we are in the process of developing a new website to give you a better experience. Our new website will be faster, easier to navigate and bring a range of new developments, including:


• A modern, cleaner interface, which is fully optimised for user navigation

• A new, fully responsive design to give you the best viewing experience across multiple platforms and devices.

• Updated content which is broken down for users to easily find what they are looking for

• An updated image gallery showing off our range of Barrier Foil Packaging Formats and the Market Sectors we excel in

• The opportunity for users to easily enquire or request a call back from an experienced member of the sales team


We’re still in the building phase of our new website now but as soon as it is ready we’ll be sure to let you know!


Keep an eye on our current website for more information soon!

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Halloween Company Lunch

As discussed in my earlier blog ‘Independence Day at Protective Packaging!’ we have a Social Committee responsible for organising the companies’ social events including our quarterly company lunch!


It’s important for us to have these quarterly company lunches because it gives us a chance for us all get together, reflect on the previous quarter and for employees to be rewarded for their efforts and achievements, as well as give us the excuse to play a game of Bingo and eat a large lunch from Gabbotts Farm!


We have just enjoyed our Halloween party which was yet another huge success! Even though we couldn’t encourage our employees to enjoy fancy dress due to Health and Safety regulations we didn’t let that put us off, cob webs were hung over the windows, pumpkins carved, scary decorations hung and a smoke machine added to the effect!

The party was filled with a game of Halloween Bingo and ring toss over the witch’s hat where all proceeds raised will be donated to our charity of the year, Wood Street Mission. Finally, the party was concluded with our nominated employees receiving their employee of the month reward, super suggestion Rewards and employee of the quarter reward!











This quarter I would also like to say a big thank you on behalf of the Social committee to our HR Manager, Debbie for bringing in lots of scary decorations, including the smoke machine!


We hope that you enjoyed Halloween as much as we did. Keep an eye out for our last company lunch of 2017!


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Knowledge is Power

I’ve been with Protective Packaging Ltd for 14 years now and as they have grown, my knowledge of the business and the industry has grown with it!


My role began making barrier foil bags in the hand fabrication department where we make a range of different barrier foil bags which can be as large as an ISO Container! Today, I train other employees on how to make Barrier Foil Bags and the best techniques to use as well as learn about how other departments are run so that I can further expand my knowledge of the business.


Each quarter each employee receives their own personal key performance indicators which are sometimes accompanied by a training buddy. This is to make sure that gaps in employees knowledge base are addressed and everyone is given the opportunity to learn as much as they can about the business. If we meet our key performance indicators we are rewarded with a bonus at the end of each quarter for our efforts, which is a great benefit!


Even though I have been here for 14 years there is still plenty for me to learn because the business adapts and changes processes each day to keep improving. This is why I also still receive key performance indicators and my personal key performance indicator this quarter is to learn how the BFM unit works, particularly how the BFM1, BFM2 & Joey machines operate so that I am able to set them up to run bags in the future if needed but also gain an understanding of the BFM departments day to day processes.

Protective Packaging Ltd adapts and changes processes each day to keep improving so even though I have been here for 14 years, there is still plenty for me to learn. My personal key performance indicator this quarter is to learn how the BFM unit works, particularly how the BFM1, BFM2 & Joey machine operate so that I am able to set them up to run bags in the future if needed but also gain an understanding of the BFM departments day to day processes.


It’s great that Protective Packaging Ltd encourage invaluable knowledge to be fed through all of their employees, to not only give them the best opportunities for career progression but to also ensure that our customers get the most accurate and informative advice on the best barrier foil packaging format for their products.


If you would like to learn more about Protective Packaging Ltd and their products then please give us a call on 0161 976 2006 or email


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No More Mould!

After recently buying our first home, it’s safe to say I was less than impressed to find damp earlier this year in our newly fitted built-in wardrobes!

After starting here at Protective Packaging, I decided to invest in a Dampstick.

So far it has been hung in the Wardrobe for 5 weeks, I have been weighing it every couple of weeks and keeping track of how much water it has collected.

The starting weight of a Dampstick is 1.5kg. After the first 2 weeks, it was weighing in at 2kg! After a further 3 weeks, it now weighs over 2.5kg.

My pictures below show just how much water has been collected in just 5 weeks. And no sign of damp or mould whatsoever!


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Training at Protective Packaging

Here at Protective Packaging Ltd, we make sure our new staff is fully trained to make sure we can help with whatever our customers need from us.

I’ve been tasked to help our customer support team to fully understand the way we design and manufacture various Barrier Foil Bags.

We manufacture Barrier Foil Bags for lots of different applications, such as Machinery, Powders, and Adhesives to give them climatic protection as our Barrier Foil allows for protection from moisture, corrosion and odour transfer.

3-Dimensional Barrier Foil Bag to protect products from corrosion and moistureHand Held Heat Sealer Demonstration




We have been manufacturing barrier foil packaging since 1988, myself and colleague Paul Walker have a joint 39 years assisting customers at PPL and a total of 80 years in the packing industry, take a look at the below, I spotted when having a clear out! 

Old Image of employee heat sealing a box bag

If you would like further information then call us on 0161 976 2006 or email

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Packaging the most unusual & challenging of Applications

Being a part of the Sales & Customer Support team offers such a variety of tasks; literally, no two days are the same. One of the most interesting and rewarding parts of the role is working with our customers to come up with a packaging solution for the most unusual and challenging product/application.

With a large range of barrier foil laminates at our disposal, we can select the most appropriate material to protect your products from moisture, odour transfer, oxygen ingress, U.V. light and temperature extremes. We can offer various styles of 2D & 3D bags and add other elements such as desiccant, humidity indicators, degassing valves and damage indicators where appropriate.

With years of experience in all areas of the business, we can offer innovative designs to the most challenging problem. Many of the designs that we have worked on with our customers have been recognised by industry awards.

Please do not hesitate to contact our Sales & Customer Support team if you have a packaging product that you would like to discuss with one of our team.

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Customer Support on the Road..

Over the past week or so, I have had the opportunity to go out on the road with one of our sales development managers, Paul Walker, visiting customers.
After a caffeine pit stop and a few more miles on the road, we met with our first customer of the day. This customer, in particular, uses our
PP005 Material which is one of our more resistant materials that are approved for use within the military.

Their chosen format was a 100metre tube roll format which once packed and cut to size, you need to hermetically seal the barrier foil to get the best from it. We demonstrated our HZ30 constant heat sealer on the shop floor to show them how the sealing temperature can be altered to suit the laminate which they are using to create a quick and perfect hermetic seal as well as how the use of a foot operated pedal and table screw clamp can make it more time efficient and effortless for them to seal their tailor made barrier foil.

Needless to say, they were extremely impressed but the day didn’t stop there! We gathered our things, clambered into the car and headed off over the hills to the east where we met our next customer, an export packer who has recently opened a new unit. This particular export packer uses our barrier foil bags, which help them to package and seal large items with ease. It was great to see how our barrier foil was wrapped around such large items, then placed into a larger blue case lined crates and loaded onto a shipping container ready for their trip across the sea!

Speaking of shipping goods, I’ve also learned a lot about freight and shipping here at Protective Packaging Ltd. I have been processing orders for all types of products such as F.I.B.C Liners ready to be put to use in Eastern Europe, hot fill Drum Liners travelling to the East Coast of America and not to mention the thousands of Bespoke Barrier Laminated Bags and Pouches for applications ranging from Export Packaging down to the packaging of Dried Snacks.

Protective Packaging Ltd is very big on ensuring that internal knowledge of the business and our products are expanded throughout all their employees especially to us on Customer Support so that when you have a query, we can give you the best possible advice.

Author: Ian Tarry

If you have a query, please call us on 0161 976 2006 ext 2.

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Summer Company Lunch at Protective Packaging

Last week our Operational Support Manager Blogged about how Protective Packaging’s Company Lunches are arranged. Following on from that, Nicola from our Accounts Department wanted to give you an attendee’s view!

At Protective Packaging Ltd we like to keep everybody fully informed and up to date with what is happening within the company; so after the end of each quarter we all get together at our company lunch.

During the summer we like to arrange a garden party and have a BBQ. Sadly this month, the weather was not very kind to us, so rather than erecting Blue Case Lining for shade from the sun and covering the picnic tables with Aluminium Foil we had to use the canteen instead, however, PP0038 was still used to cover the serving tables.

During these company lunches, in addition to updates from the management team, we also celebrate awards handed to the nominated colleagues for the employee of the month award, the employee of the quarter award and finally, the super suggestion award. A Super Suggestion Award is awarded to an employee whose suggestion for a way to improve Protective Packaging Ltd’s service and commitment to their customers has been implemented!

We also celebrate special birthdays, announce engagements, weddings, and any new arrivals, be they new people joining the Protective Packaging Ltd family or colleagues on the arrival of their babies.

Our Customer Support team are ready and waiting for your call to discuss all your packaging needs, whether that is foil rolls, made to measure foil bags, drum liners or anything else from our vast list of aluminium foil packaging products.

Contact Customer Support on 0161 976 2006 ext 2

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Independence Day at Protective Packaging!

29 years ago, I joined Protective Packaging Ltd and over the years it has grown with me. As operational support manager, I am responsible for ensuring that everything runs smoothly every day but my responsibilities do not end there.

Protective Packaging provide their employees with a themed quarterly company lunch, a time for us all to get together, eat some good food, play some games and get rewarded for our efforts but who arranges these company lunches?

The Social Committee, there are 5 of us currently and I am one of them! This quarter’s company lunch was held on the 4th July so what more an appropriate theme than Independence Day? I and the committee members pulled together to arrange for the company lunch to be held outside, weather permitting!

A BBQ was sizzling away with Beef Burgers and Hot Dogs on the day, as well as a Popcorn Machine popping, Candy Floss being spun and of course, the famous Cosco Pizzas going down a treat…I told you we scoff some good food!

We then celebrated our hard work with a game of stand up Bingo, lucky dip balloons where there were prizes be won and finally, our Managing Director presents the Employee of the Month and Employee of the Quarter with their certificates!

Everybody thoroughly enjoyed the company lunch and the weather stayed dry! All of the proceeds raised from the day will be donated to our charity of the year, Wood Street Mission

Independence Day at Protective Packaging

 Author: John Brook

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Protecting your products from temperature extremes

Britain has enjoyed its hottest day of the year this weekend surpassing the likes of Ibiza and Thailand’s temperatures! With this in mind, we thought that you’d appreciate some further information on how you can protect your temperature sensitive products from this beautiful weather.

In this article, we will explore how our manufactured range of laminates including our PPUV129 laminate is the perfect partner for your temperature sensitive products.

PPUV129’s combination of reflective metallised, polyester film and thermally insulating bubble polyethylene enables it to control your products temperature through various temperature extremes.

Our materials are suitable for the protection of all product formulation types, across a range of industries, including Pharmaceuticals, Food Ingredients and Speciality Chemicals. They can also be considered as a substitute to polystyrene in reducing the sublimation of dry ice!

Bespoke packaging formats including pallet hoods, carton in-liners, bags and pouches to suit each requirement to give protection against extremes are available.

Key Benefits:

Low Water Vapour Transmission Rates

Approved for Food Contact

Protect Product Integrity

Samples are available for your evaluation, please contact Customer Support on 0161 976 2006, Opt 2 for further information.

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