Should have gone to Specsavers!

At Protective Packaging, we are well stocked with years of experience, readily available to help our customers with their barrier foil requirements.

Quite often, customers approach us with issues about inspecting the internals of a foil bag once it has been hermetically sealed. This could be due to customs clearance, inspection of products during transit, or the ability to monitor humidity levels inside of the bag but the list really does go on as to why our customers may need the contents of their High Barrier Foil packaging inspected!

As most of our foil laminates used to make 2D/3D bags contain a layer of aluminium, there is no way to see into the bag, without breaking the hermetic seal. To avoid having to do this and causing moisture damage to the products that you are trying to protect during transit or storage, we have a clear, high barrier, flexible material available which can be implemented in different formats:

Viewing Window:

A viewing window can be fitted in your preferred location of the High Barrier Foil Bag and to make sure that we get the location correct, we will first send you a drawing of your bag indicating the position of the window for your approval! Inserting a viewing window into your bag means that you can see inside the bag without breaking the seal, meaning that the high levels of moisture protection that barrier foil offers are maintained.

Humidity Indicator:

If you need to check the levels of the humidity within your packaged product during shipment, we can fit your packaging with a viewing window complete with a humidity indicator card which shows you the level of humidity within your bag easily.

Viewing Panel:

If you need more than just a small viewing window, maybe for customs clearance, we are able to manufacture a bag that has a whole panel made from our clear material. This is a tried and tested solution for the passing of the product through customs inspections without having to open the bag and expose your product to moisture damage. Just let us know which panel of the 3D barrier foil bag will need to be viewable to customs, and with an approved drawing from yourself, we will be able to create a unique barrier foil bag to suit your needs.

If you would like to enquire about our PPCC1 material, then contact our customer support team on 0161 976 2006 ext 2.

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Box Liners Protect your Assets!

Having recently moved home it, of course, meant that a “few” boxes joined us along the way to our new home!

I have a tendency to be very organised so prior to the big house move, I was packing our stuff up on a weekly basis and shipping the boxes off to my dutiful parents’ house. Unfortunately, my parents also didn’t have the space to store all our stuff in their house so the boxes were downgraded to garage accommodation!

Due to Britain’s unpredictable weather, particularly rainy Manchester, I wanted to get one step ahead and ensure that none of our belonging was going to be damaged by the unpredictable, wet climate!

To protect our belongings which ranged from food items all the way to electrical items, I ordered myself some Barrier Foil Box Liners which were custom made to fit the dimension of our corrugated boxes perfectly.

Barrier Foil Liners protect products that are susceptible to moisture and vapour damage during transportation or storage and by ordering through Protective Packaging Ltd, there was no minimum order quantity which made this the best packaging format and service for my needs at this time.

Buying a home, especially your first can be extremely stressful and emotional so the last thing I wanted was to be worrying about the condition of our belongings whilst in storage, however, Protective Packaging Ltd’s Barrier Foil Liners can also be advantageous to the dried product industry!

Some of our most popular applications are:

  • – Engineered Plastics
  • – Polymers and Resins
  • – Re-active Hot Melt Adhesives
  • – Pharmaceutical Intermediates
  • – Food Ingredients

For further information or a sample request, please contact our customer support team on 0161 976 2006 ext 2.


Author: Laura Carter, Accounts Department.

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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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