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2017-05-05 Unwrapping Christmas earlyWith 236 days left until Christmas, here at Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury, we are already helping our lidding customers prepare for the festive season.
2017-03-09 Sweet Success for Unique CodingWe're delighted that our unique coding on pre-cut lids will further facilitate Yeo Valley's promotions and customer loyalty programme, with the recent decision to apply the coding to their ice cream product range.
2017-03-02 Lids for Unilever's new limited editionClondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury is delighted to have designed and manufactured another innovative lidding solution for the capsules used in Unilever's T.O by Lipton revolutionary tea machine.


Clondalkin Bury nominated for World Beverage Innovation AwardsWe are proud to announce that Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury has been nominated for an award in the Best Closure category of the prestigious World Beverage Innovations Awards.

Now in its 14th successful year, the awards are designed to celebrate excellence and innovation across every category of the global beverage industry.


Lidding solutions for hot fill applications and oil based products

We're often asked for advice by our customers on selecting the most appropriate materials for their pre-cut lids. Our heat-seal pre-cut lids are compatible for use with a range of packaging applications including containers for cream, yoghurt and ice cream, beverages, snacks, butter and margarine, as well as other non-food items.

Peak performance for mountain challengeAs technical manager for our market leading pre-cut lids, I know all about the importance of high performance, and last month my own performance levels were put to the test when I attempted to scale the highest peak in Western Europe, Mont Blanc.


Laser perforation on lids gives better product performanceWe have been very pleased with the improved performance that we are getting across our pre-cut lid range thanks to the investment we made 18 months ago in new laser perforating equipment. 
Apprenticeship scheme supports lids and shrink sleeves businessWe are delighted to welcome Lauren Stone onto our shrink sleeves apprenticeship programme. Lauren will be working towards her NVQ in Performing Manufacturing Operations.


Lids for ONIST FoodWe're proud to provide lidding solutions to some of the UK's largest retailers and big food brands, but we're also privileged to work with fledgling companies hoping to break into the UK food and drink market.  For growing start-ups, the packaging of their food products is especially significant as it can have a direct impact on sales and the company's overall appeal in the marketplace.

Unique coded lids for Yeo Valley competitionWe're delighted that our unique coding on pre-cut lids continues to facilitate Yeo Valley's promotions and customer loyalty programme. The latest competition from Yeo Valley, the largest organic dairy brand in the UK, is giving customers the chance to win a Land Rover Discovery Sport and FatFace gift cards.
Flexible packaging bi-annual conferenceHere at Bury we specialise in the production of pre-cut lids and shrink sleeves, but  across the Clondalkin Flexible Packaging group we can offer customers a wide range of flexible packaging solutions.
Clondalkin Bury gains top marks for latest quality auditAs food safety awareness increases so does the audit criteria for companies operating in the food and drink sector.  As a supplier of pre-cut lids and shrink sleeves for food and beverages, we must pass very stringent quality standards.



Apprenticeship SuccessWe are delighted that our first printing apprentice has recently completed his qualifications and become a permanent member of the team here at Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury. 

Motorcycle diaries
I have recently returned from a fantastic biking trip around northern Spain visiting some stunning areas of the coastline not normally explored by us Brits.  
Investment in leak testing equipmentQuality underpins everything that we do at Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury (formerly Chadwicks of Bury Ltd).  To ensure this we have recently worked closely with Seal-it-Systems (SIS) Ltd to develop purpose-built leak testing equipment for our business.  This will check for even the slightest damage in any of our materials and guarantee that there are no faults in the products we deliver to our customers.
Diving with sealsWe may be market leaders when it comes to heat seals for lids, but last weekend it was all about real seals when I undertook a diving trip off Puffin Island near Anglesey, in North Wales. 



Making a splash in EgyptI am just back from a fantastic trip scuba diving in the Red Sea, based in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt. 

In conjunction with our plate making partners we are now using advanced plate cutting technology to save time and ensure complete accuracy at our pre-press stage of production. 

Planning and scheduling investmentWe have recently invested in a new planning and scheduling tool called Preactor.  
Ethical policiesHere at Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury we believe strongly in these principles and have fully adopted the policies and procedures of the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI)
Unique coding technology for lids and shrink sleevesWe recently took part in the Clondalkin Group Sales Conference, in Appledoorn, Holland, where we presented to the rest of the group about the success of our UniXcode (TM applied for) unique coding on lids and sleeves for clients such as Yeo Valley.


Top marks for our quality and serviceOur second largest customer, Arla Foods, has given Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury top marks in our annual supplier review.   




We were recently audited by LRQA (Lloyds Register Quality Assurance)* in order to retain our certifications to ISO 9001, PS 9000 and the BRC Global Standard for Packaging.
Supporting customers with changes to food labelling regulationsHere at Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury we've been working hard over the last few months supporting our lids and shrink sleeve customers through the latest changes to food regulation requirements.

Whilst the Food Information Regulation (FIR) directive, set to come into force in March 2015, is designed to simplify current rules to make it easier for consumers to understand labels, its brought with it a number of challenges for many of our customers in the dairy, food and beverage markets.
Award winning photographyCongratulations to our very talented supply chain manager Carolyn Sheridan, who when not busy overseeing delivery of our lids and shrink sleeves to customers in full and on-time, is winning awards for her photography skills.

Christmas Charity DonationIn keeping with tradition, this year we will be sending out e-xmas cards. The money saved from sending a lids and shrink sleeves printed card will be donated to charity. 
Pre-cut lids team attend Clondalkin Group Packaging ConferenceProducing lids is only one aspect of our group’s capabilities. At our recent bi-annual sales conference in Holland, Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury and printed pre-cut lids were only one part of the agenda.
 


Delivering customer service you can rely onDeveloping good relationships with our customers is critical so we fully understand their requirements and deliver the right packaging solutions; whether it's for shrink sleeves or pre-cut lids.  That is why all our customers have a named contact within our highly experienced customer service team.


Vaassen managing director completes epic Alpine bike journeyHere's what Peter Scheffer, managing director of our Clondalkin sister company Vaassen, enjoys doing when he's not supplying customers with capping and packaging foil solutions.
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Ensuring high quality on printed lids across the globeQuality underpins everything when it comes to the production of our pre-cut lids, from seal strength and peelability through to delivery. And with an international client base and requirement to print in different languages special attention is needed to ensure the quality and accuracy of the print. 
Christmas comes early to lidding expertWith 2014 set to be the hottest summer yet Christmas is the last thing on most people's minds, but here at Chadwicks we're planning for the festive season already.

The Manchester to Blackpool Cycle ChallengeCongratulations to Paul Starling our Studio Manager who recently completed the Manchester to Blackpool cycle run in aid of charity.

Big Brand AuditHere at Chadwicks we invest in the latest lidding and shrink sleeve technology and operate robust quality processes and procedures,

Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury supports Great North EFIA Charity Bike RideA big  congratulations to the team who took part in the Great North EFIA charity bike ride to raise money for the Pendleside Hospice in Burnley.




Delivering consistently high quality pre-cut lids and shrink sleeves, at the right price and on time inevitably puts demands on our employees.  We recognise that the workplace has a significant impact on people's health and well-being which is why this year we're continuing with our wellness in the workforce campaign.



We hope you liked our Christmas email.

You may have noticed that we no longer send traditional Christmas cards at Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury. We prefer to make savings that allow us to spend that money in other ways.  


Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury's ability to deliver consistently High Quality is No Accident!

Having worked in the flexo printed packaging industry for 16 years I have witnessed huge advances in quality both in terms of the complexity of designs that can be achieved and the consistency of print quality.


New Business Development at Clondalkin Flexible Packaging BuryWe're delighted to welcome our latest recruit, Ken Dunlop who joins us as Sales Manager. Ken will be looking after our clients in the UK and Ireland and has over 25 years of experience working in the print and packaging industries gained in sales and marketing roles.  We asked Ken about his experience in the industry, his guiding philosophy and more.


Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury Charity Christmas CheerWe may be one of the global leaders in shrink sleeves and lids but we are still focused on our local community especially at this annual time of giving.


Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury Hot Fill Lid SolutionOne of our clients recently came to us with an issue they were experiencing during  the filling stages of a new ambient food product that they were bringing to the market.
I received a call from one of our pre-cut lids customers from the middle-east last month because they were experiencing some technical difficulties on site.
An interesting development we're seeing here at Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury Lids is increased investment by the supermarkets in own-label branding as they look to compete with branded products.
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