Reduce Paper, Reduce the Costs and Help the Environment

Protective Packaging Ltd is always looking at ways to improve efficiency, speed of data and become greener. Our IT department maintain our bespoke customised database and throughout 2017 will develop our system aiming to reduce our overall printing by 60%.  To achieve this, about 95% of Invoices will be emailed to our customers rather than printed and posted, our warehouse team will use tablets to view their data, saving an estimated 80% of prints and our Customer Support team will push the technology boundaries to go Paper Free on our Hand Fabrication Job Sheets.

So what amount of A4 pieces of paper are we looking to save ?  A staggering 130,000 sheets.  1 average size 25m High Pine Tree produces 121,444 sheets of 70gm paper, so from 2018 onwards Protective Packaging Ltd will save at least 1 tree a year.

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ZIPPER POUCHES

Zipper pouches are designed to offer the benefits of a barrier foil laminate pouch with the addition of a re-sealable zipper for products which may not be used all at once.  The zipper allows the pack to be re-sealed and the product quality maintained.  Typical uses are medical diagnostic kits, chemical samples, dried food additives such as herbs and disinfectant wipes.  The pouch can be tamper evident, made with a top seal above the zipper and the bottom open. This ensures that the zipper is not damaged or contaminated during filling.

We are usually able to offer as few as 1,000 zipper pouches.  Minimum size for a flat zipper pouch is 50mm x 50mm and maximum size is 600mm x 600mm.  Other features available are tear notches, rounded corners, Euro slot, taped flap and printing.   We can also supply stand up pouches; minimum 75mm wide, maximum 220mm wide x 275mm long (265mm long with zipper). Please contact our Customer Support team for more information.

 

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Fresh New Challenge

I joined Protective Packaging at the beginning of November as the new night shift engineer. Having come from the food industry, merging into the packaging industry was a fresh new challenge which I can say I have thoroughly enjoyed and embraced. I had some exposure to Packaging but not to the scale which is done here.

I had no idea how much work went into producing our products which I have used in the past numerous times, such as our Drum Liners, FIBC Liner and even Box Liners.

As part of the engineering department here at Protective Packaging, there is always work to be done to improve the machines to ensure the end product is exactly what the customer requires. It can be something as simple as tightening a bolt to full overhauls of the machine components. You need the ability to think outside the box, or in our case, what our products are protecting within the box so the machines work to 100% effectiveness.

I look forward to gaining even more product knowledge and the skills required to be a successful Packaging Engineer here at Protective Packaging through the new year of 2017.

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