Getting married is classed as one of the top ten occasions considered as a milestone in a persons life. The wedding day is very important to every man and woman; this is your special day that is about you and your partner entering a new life together, in partnership.

For the women, the wedding dress is a massively important part of the wedding day. Poring through countless bridal magazines and trying on countless gowns, you finally find the ONE. Your husband was overcome with emotion, your Mother cried and your friends showered you with compliments on your big day. Your dress is stunning, but what do you do with it now?

Our Sales Director for France and Spain, Jean-Pascal and his wife decided to save the dress as a keepsake but wanted to preserve its original condition. This decision lead Jean-Pascal on to having a PPCC8 flat bag made to fit the wedding dress which will ensure that the original condition of the dress will be preserved for many years.


PPCC8 is a combination of two of Protective Packaging Ltd’s Barrier Foil Laminate Materials. One side of the bag is manufactured from PPCC1 whilst the other side is manufactured from PP008.

PPCC1, offers the advantage of being transparent which means that it is possible to have a look at the dress at any time without having to open the bag.

PPCC1 whilst being a transparent material also gives a much better humidity barrier protection (0.2gr/m2/24h) than a normal PE layer as the polyester is reverse coated with a layer of PVDC. As the material is made of a layer of Polyester & a layer of PE it is therefore possible to heat seal this material to any of our other barrier foil laminates.

PP008, has been chosen for its layer of aluminium which will give the dress excellent protection against humidity. This material is manufactured with cross laminated PE film providing it with strong tear resistance, but on this occasion, we are more interested in the black aspect of the PE which is achieved thanks to carbon black additive which is added to the PE. In that way, the white of the dress stands out on a black background.

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Constant Development

Protective Packaging’s success for 30 years and dominance in our sector is due to a number of factors; in particular our focus on quality, our dedication to our customers and our ability to deliver a bespoke climatic packaging service to meet specialised requirements.

To do this requires the recruitment, training and retention of a highly skilled workforce. Ongoing success means ongoing innovation and development, and at Protective Packaging, we are committed to ensuring our team continues to develop and enhance their skills.

In the past few months we have organised a large amount of training for our employees, resulting in 41% of our workforce successfully completing recognised certificated qualifications for their efforts.

In addition to this, Protective Packaging sets quarterly training and learning objectives for all employees linked to a bonus on completion. This initiative, as well as continuing to enhance cross-skilling and knowledge sharing throughout the business, also enables different departments to gain insight and understanding into other areas of the company.

While training is encouraged, more importantly, we want employees to be proactive in applying their knowledge and skills to improve how we work for the benefit of our customers, our employees and our working environment, which ultimately contributes to the ongoing success of our business. This constant development generates ideas to continuously improve our processes, with numerous contenders each month for our Super Suggestion Award.

One example of this is, following First Aid at Work training; one of our newly qualified First Aiders noted that no Defibrillator could be located within a mile of our business, significantly reducing the chance of a person’s survival in the unfortunate event of a cardiac arrest. While we would hope this would never be needed, to resolve this concern, Protective Packaging contacted neighbours on Dane Road Industrial Estate to jointly purchase one that could then be jointly accessed in an emergency. We are currently in discussion with one of our neighbours to acquire this potentially life saving resource.

While many initiatives may not have a potentially life saving impact, they all add up to continuous improvements in our service to our customers, which combine to maintain our position at the forefront of our industry.

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A year in the making

Since joining Protective Packaging at the beginning of February last year I find myself celebrating my first full year with the company at the same time we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of PPL, as you may be able to tell from our shiny new temporary logo!

In my short time with the company I have been amazed on a daily basis at all of the different types of industries that use our products.

From Export Packers, where we can provide urgent same day despatch on our foil bags which are completely bespoke and made to the required size. To various compound manufacturers which we supply with aluminium barrier foil packaging formats such as our large volume bespoke pouches/bags from our automated JOEY and BFM machines up to liners for Drums, Octabins and FIBCs, all of which are bespoke and made to customer size requirements.

New enquiries are received daily, all efficiently dealt with by our trained Sales and Customer Support teams, offering expert advice, competitive pricing and short lead times – making it no surprise that we have been a supplier of our products to many of our customers for the last 30 years.

If you require any of the products mentioned in my blog, or across the range detailed on the website, please feel free to drop us a website enquiry, or contact us on: 0161 976 2006

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Quality begins Internally…

My day-to-day duties are generally conducted in the realms of the accounts’ department but I have recently joined the Internal Audit Team. Being a part of the Internal Audit Team has meant that I have been exposed to different areas of Protective Packaging Ltd’ departments and their procedures, which I hadn’t previously been involved in.

Protective Packaging Ltd’ objective is to ensure that they have effective control of their own Quality System.

The Internal Audit Team is currently involved in reviewing the procedures currently in place for each department. This is to ensure continuous improvement and that we are working towards and will achieve the standard of ISO 9001:2015.

To gain an insight into the different departmental procedures, I attend training sessions within each department. Due to its long-standing service, my first training session began in the Hand Fabrication department. This department enables Protective Packaging to offer services such as bespoke designs, no minimum order quantities and no limitations on size.

We are hoping to achieve ISO 9001:2015 accreditation later this year.

If you have any questions about Protective Packaging Ltd’ products or services, then please do not hesitate to contact us on 0161 973 2006 or email

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Why use an Aluminium Barrier Foil Drum Liner?

Do you produce or manufacture atmospherically-sensitive products and use Drums or Pails during your processing? They are a popular solution for the packaging of adhesives and sealants, particularly reactive hot melts, specialty chemicals, colorants, pharmaceuticals, plastic resins and compounds.

Some of these applications can create cleanliness issues and contamination during processing meaning that your company has to either dispose of the Drums or Pails securely or for them to be sterilised before they are reused which both have associated costs. As well as this many drums or pails do not protect your products from Moisture or Oxygen Ingress. Because of this, we introduced the manufacture of Aluminium Barrier Foil Drum Liners.

Round-Bottom Drum and Pail Liners act like flexible steel cans and can be manufactured to suit all sizes of Pails and Drums to ensure complete climatic protection due to the Aluminium Barrier Foil material.

What are the benefits of Round-Bottom Drum & Pail Liners?

– Allows Drum reusability and Drum cleanliness
– Provides the possibility to downgrade your drums to fibre or corrugate
– Product waste is reduced as liner strips easily away from the products
– Suitable for hot-fill products up to 160°C
– Food Contact Approved and Static Dissipative Materials Available
– Maintains the product’s moisture content and eliminates the need to
Re-dry prior to further processing

Round Bottom Drum and Pail liners manufactured out of Aluminium Barrier Foil can offer your company cost-effective solutions to the packing and shipping of your moisture sensitive applications.

If you would like any further information on this product range or our service then please contact us through our contact page here.

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Surviving the test of time!

When you were younger, did you ever bury a time capsule in the hope that someone will find it in the future? Well most of us did, so when John Mckenzie from the Shetland Amenity Trust called to tell us how they had found a time capsule when restoring their town hall in Lerwick on the Shetland Isles and believed it to be protected in our Barrier Foil PP250, we were delighted!

John went on to describe how amazed and grateful they all were to find that the items packaged in PP250 and contained in the time capsule were in immaculate condition, yet they had been underground for 21 years – Due to the use of PP250 Barrier Foil, it has meant that the artefacts were not able to be affected by oxygen ingress and water vapour transmission throughout its undisturbed years underground.

The Shetland Amenity Trust has decided that they are going to bury the time capsule again in anticipation for the next generation to find it in the same condition they have, so we have gratefully supplied them with a fresh roll of our PP250 with confidence that it will protect their artefacts for the next 100 years!

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank the Shetland Amenity Trust for allowing us to be a part of such an important piece of their island’s history and wish them every success with the restoration of their town hall.

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How do we protect your data?

Security and data protection are always in the mind of the IT Department at Protective Packaging Ltd and we have many different levels of security in place to protect your data. However, it is always better safe than sorry so we have added another security level to our systems to keep data extra secure.
Protective Packaging has installed RdpGuard on all of our remote desktop servers.

So what is RdpGuard and how does it add extra security to Protective Packaging?

RdpGuard is a host-based intrusion prevention system (HIPS) that protects our Servers from brute-force attacks; it monitors the logs on our server and detects failed login attempts.
If the number of failed login attempts from a single IP address reaches a set limit, the attacker’s IP address is blocked for a specified period or until released by our IT Department.
With Cyberattacks on the increase, it’s good to know that Protective Packaging Ltd is at the forefront in keeping our servers and data secure.

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Temperature sensitive products protected

If your products are  temperature sensitive, our PPUV129 bubble foil material can be used for its reflective, insulating and cushioning properties and is ideal for applications such as pharmaceuticals, food applications and composite materials for the automotive and aerospace industries.

It is constructed from metallised polyester and LLDPE and we have the ability to convert this material into pallet shrouds and box liners to our customer’s exact specification with no minimum order quantity.

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