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Mid Cork Pallets & Packaging

- your pallet and packaging supplier Clondrohid, Co. Cork and Dunboyne, Co. Meath Call: +353 2641311 or +353 1 8252059 Email: sales@midcorkpallets.com Website: www.midcorkpallets.com


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2 Sector Overview

David Little, Chair of the Irish Packaging Society, reflects on the impact of Covid-19 and Brexit on the Irish packaging industry, and examines the challenges and opportunities facing the sector going forward.

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Tony Hitchin, General Manager of Pro Carton, the European Association of Carton and Cartonboard Manufacturers, explains why cartonboard is a crucial choice for consumers and brands.

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Mid Cork Pallets & Packaging has grown from a small operation in 1978 to become one of Ireland’s leading suppliers of pallets and corrugated packaging solutions.

12 European Aluminium Foil Association Patrick Altenstrasser, Communications Manager at the European Aluminium Foil Association, makes the case for alufoil’s versatility as a packaging format, and one whose environmental impact is diminishing all the time.

Mid Cork Pallets & Packaging

- your pallet and packaging supplier Clondrohid, Co. Cork and Dunboyne, Co. Meath Call: +353 2641311 or +353 1 8252059 Email: sales@midcorkpallets.com Website: www.midcorkpallets.com

14 Flexible Packaging

The increased use of refill systems with flexible packs is adding up to better resource efficiency across a host of consumer categories, from hair-care to coffee.

16 Aluminium Closures A new survey shows that aluminium closures continue to win new friends across Europe.

18 Limerick Packaging

Limerick Packaging continue to impress customers old and new with their commitment to delivering “On Time, Everytime”.

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Krones Group plans, develops and manufactures machines and complete lines for the fields of process, filling and packaging technology for medium to high speed production.

22 Smurfit Kappa The past is in our heads, the future is in our hands, with Smurfit Kappa Better Planet Packaging, writes Conor Timmons, Regional General Manager, Corrugated Ireland.

24 FMCG Packaging and Sustainability

We examine the impact of the sustainability agenda on FMCG packaging, profile some of the innovations that could shake-up the market and report on the progress some of our leading supermarkets are making on their sustainability journey.

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Sustainability is at the heart of every business decision made by Cavan-based Xtrupak, who have been supplying the FMCG market with packaging solutions since 2012.

34 Packaging Design Shayne Tilley, Head of Marketing at 99designs, examines 10 dazzling packaging design trends for 2021.

44 Circular Economy

The Government’s Waste Action Plan for a Circular Economy is Ireland’s new roadmap for waste planning and management, with big implications for the packaging sector.

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GS1 DataMatrix is the small barcode that packs a “bunch”, writes Maria Svejdar, Head of Marketing, Communications and CX, GS1 Ireland.

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Sector Overview

The Age of Packaging Technology

David Little, Chair of the Irish Packaging Society, reflects on the impact of Covid-19 and Brexit on the Irish packaging industry, and examines the challenges and opportunities facing the sector going forward.

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hat a strange year. It doesn’t seem that long, since I wrote the article last year, at the beginning of the first lockdown. I don’t know about you, but the weeks in lockdown seem to really fly; it appears to me that every few days, it’s a Friday again. We’ve all had a challenging time, from a business or personal point of view, and are probably getting a bit tired of Covid and the impacts of Brexit. They certainly have churned up the market and exposed weaknesses, and I am sure, some opportunities as well. While certain sectors have been hit hard, others are surprisingly busy, perhaps not in the way they thought, but with different product ranges. For instance, an unintended consequence of mask wearing is that there were hardly any colds or flu around this winter, leading to a sharp fall-off in

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associated pharmaceutical products, like cough bottles, flu remedies etc. However, apparently there was a sharp rise in indigestion remedies, which offset the issue somewhat, for companies with that manufacturing mix.

BENEFITS OF GOOD PRODUCT MIX In packaging, never before was the benefit of a good product mix strategy, across sectors, so apparent. Companies that had specialised in the foodservice, restaurant, cosmetics, white goods, and business apparel markets have all suffered. Those that were on the food retailer / manufacturer, off licence, hobbies categories and with good online platforms have generally performed above expectations, where they had consistent supply. Apparently hobby stores cannot keep stock on the shelves and could have

sold twice as much, if only they had more local supply. In corrugated packaging, for example, a company could be down by 10% or up by as much as 25%, depending on their product mix, with the overall market growth at around 2-3%; in other words, it’s a real mixed bag and dependent on their marketing strategy, customer base or the ability to change direction. Most packaging categories finished pretty strongly last year, with food retail related and of course, eCommerce related packaging showing good growth. The start of this year has also been busy, with a lot of new packaging development and even the Point-of-Sale side of the business coming back strongly. However, we have seen extended delivery dates and supply problems in some areas, with so much demand it has affected production and capacity issues.


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Again in the corrugated world, there have been paper shortages, with weaker capacity in Europe and unusual high demand due to online retail in particular. There are plans for more tonnage to come online this year but it remains a challenge for many suppliers to source material, convert and deliver with the extended lead-times. This high level of activity can also distract and then impact on companies’ ability to strategise, predict the future and make CapEx investment plans. Having said this, the UK Government has just announced a new super-deduction of 130% for qualifying capital expenditure, helping companies make significant capital investments over the next two years. This will help boost the manufacturing sectors, outputs and efficiencies and perhaps distract from some of the Brexit-created supply chain issues.

SUPPLY CHAINS UNDER PRESSURE Supply chains have been under severe pressure, as mentioned, and are showing a tendency to shorten. Shipping costs from the Far East have risen considerably, by multiples of previous quotes, due to shortage of ships, containers in the wrong place and perhaps some price increases to cover the bad trading last year. The result is product or component shortages and increased transport costs. A more European-centric supply base would bring more control and shorter lead-times, something I am sure many manufacturers are crying out for. We have been working too long on the assumption that it was fine to have long supply chains and that they were secure and sustainable. It has proven not to be the case and left companies more exposed than they New niche or small brands are continuing to chip away at the established brands in the FMCG sector.

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naturally looking more holistically at all issues into the medium to long term. I believe Covid should be seen as an opportunity for us to study what is important to us, our society and our economy, and for the resulting discussion to guide us in making better decisions for the future of our children.

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The takeaway coffee cup has shown great progress, with many now made to be compostable, biodegradable or made with bioplastic coatings.

would like. I believe a rebalancing and focus on shorter supply chains would help the recovery of European economies, when the pandemic is under control. I believe we have fallen into the same trap with our supply chains as we have done for years, in only being interested in chasing the mighty dollar, shareholder value above all else, and ignoring the environment and the impact this shortterm approach is having on the world. This attitude can be applied as much to the consumer as to the retailer and the manufacturer. New legislation, allied to new ethical consumer awareness, means that companies are now starting to address these issues and take them more seriously. Many companies are driving sustainability projects, applying a new approach to their entire business, from a Circular Economy point of view, including their supply chain and packaging. If you do this correctly, you are then not just chasing shareholder value but are

There are a lot of challenges in analysing one’s packaging, deciding on the good, the bad and the ugly, from a sustainability point of view. Do you consider carbon footprint or life cycle assessment as the correct or only approach? What system do you use or do you have the expertise in-house? How do you set about creating a project and strategy to drive this process? An analysis of your existing packaging and potential alternatives is not as straightforward as you may think. Many alternatives seem to be good choices, but can often impact on the fundamental functional requirements of your particular packaging, when it comes to filling, use or display, not to mention the supply chain, distribution methods etc. I have seen some poor choices where a new packaging format, I believe, will start to impact on the brand equity and on sales. As we all know from experience, the humble paper straw in its most recent incarnation fails quite often when compared to the plastic straw. This does not mean we should give up; on the contrary, we should accept compromise is required in the short term, and work with manufacturers or suppliers to improve the offering and let science and technology catch up. It will take some time but we are getting there. For instance, the takeaway coffee cup has shown great progress, with many now made to be compostable, biodegradable or made with bioplastic coatings. There is, of course, still the issue of whether we should be using them at all, but our current lifestyle can’t be changed too dramatically, too quickly; we need to bring the people with us, so this sort of incremental change, at a large scale, in all areas, will make a significant start.

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I believe Covid should be seen as an opportunity for us to study what is important to us, our society and our economy, and for the resulting discussion to guide us in making better decisions for the future of our children

know which challenges to face down now and which ones to put on the back burner and wait for technology to catch up? How do you tell which bioplastic film or barrier coating is best for your product? What will the impact be on shelf life, filling speed, or seal quality, for instance? Will a biodegradable film have the same raw material storage shelf life as a traditional petrochemical based film? The key to answering these questions on sustainable choices and challenges is to have the right expertise in-house or advising you. Running projects, analysing the market and trialling sample packaging to get these answers is essential. I cannot overemphasise that no changes should be made until initial small scale and Supply chains have been under severe pressure and are showing a tendency to shorten.

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then larger extensive trials have been completed. Your brand is too important for that; if customers lose faith in it, sales will drop like a stone and it very difficult to gain back that brand equity. An in-house qualified Packaging Technologist is really worthwhile to bring your company to the next level. They actually pay for themselves, with process improvements, NPD roll-out, packaging spec development and analysis, supplier quality audits etc. The Diploma in Packaging Technology is a one year (FETAC Level 7) part-time course, run in Ireland by the Design Print & Packaging Skillnet and in the UK by IOM3 (UK Level 5) and is the ideal course and qualification to up-skill your staff in this area. EXCITING TIMES FOR BRANDS These are exciting times out there at a brand level as well. It seems new niche or small brands are continuing to chip away at the established brands in the FMCG sector. For many years, we have had the cheaper own brands competing against the established brands on price, but now we are also seeing discerning customers choose tastier, more homemade, organic or natural flavour options. These smaller brands are going for more sophisticated flavours, with higher quality ingredients, and targeting customers that are willing to pay a little more for the pleasure. Why

chase 80% of the market on price, when you can more easily, have a part of the 20% and offer a high-end product? This trend will continue and will lead to more segmentation and variety, even by the big brands, which will add to the overall complexity, choice and number of brands available on the market. This means that the design, print and packaging, including brand logo, shapes, colour, banners and typeface, all need to be produced to a high quality and stand out and perform on the shelf and in use. This level of sophistication again needs to be managed, with good sourcing, procurement and specifications, with a knowledge of the converting, packing, filling, trialling and performance criteria required. Training your staff as Packaging Technologists is more important than ever.

About the Author David Little is Managing Director of Leonard Little & Associates Ltd (Est. 1976) Packaging Training and Packaging Consultancy Company. David has over 30 years’ experience in the Packaging Industry. He is a Print Technologist (DIT) and a Packaging Technologist (IOP) and Lecturer in Packaging in the UK and Ireland. He is Chair of the Irish Packaging Society, a member of the UK Packaging Society board, Head Trainer IOM3 (Packaging) and a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. For more information, visit www.leonardlittleassociates.com.


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M cartons central to circular economy Tony Hitchin, General Manager of Pro Carton, the European Association of Carton and Cartonboard Manufacturers, explains why cartonboard is a crucial choice for consumers and brands. Packaging choices If the same product was packaged in two different forms of packaging - one in plastic and one in cardboard/cartonboard, which one would you choose? Cardboard/ Cartonboard

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Pro Carton recently carried out a study of 7,000 European consumers to better understand attitudes towards packaging, climate change and how purchasing habits have changed over time.

ore brands, retailers and manufacturers than ever before are choosing cartonboard as their preferred packaging material. In 2020, despite a decline in fast foods and luxury goods due to the pandemic, usage of European cartonboard grew in volume by 2.5% (Source: Cepi Cartonboard) and we expect demand for the eco-friendly material to keep growing year-on-year. Perhaps one of the biggest driving forces for change is mounting consumer demand for environmentally-friendly packaging options in order to address concerns about global warming and the environment. Pro Carton recently carried out a study of 7,000 European consumers to better understand attitudes towards packaging, climate change and how purchasing habits have changed over time. Perhaps not surprisingly, four in five would choose cartonboard or cardboard packaging over plastic, with less than one in 10 preferring a plastic pack.

The circular economy To move towards a circular economy, we encourage businesses to adopt five crucial actions in their day-to-day activities, or as we call them, the 5Rs of Responsibility: Renew, Reuse, Reduce, Replace and Recycle. Everyone is familiar with Reuse, Reduce and Recycle but to really achieve a circular economy, we need to use renewable materials rather than materials that deplete the earth’s natural resources and replace materials that aren’t truly sustainable with ones that are. When it comes to recycling, seven in 10 Europeans thought that being easy to recycle was the most important feature of a pack, even more important than protecting the product! Cartonboard fibres can be recycled 25 times or more (Source: https://www.procarton.com/sustainability/ cartons-environment/recycling/), which makes cartonboard the premier choice for sustainable packaging. Plus, a recent study undertaken by a German consultancy, PTS, confirmed that all types of folding cartons are recyclable, even when they are part of the wastepaper stream collected from private households (Source: www.procarton. com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/FFI-PressRelease_FFI-PTS-Investigation-confirmsFolding-Cartons-recyclable-in-the-wastepaper-stream.pdf).


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Making the switch

The Carton Campaigners each represent one of the 5Rs of Responsibility.

Further to this, our Europe-wide survey indicated that one in five consumers have switched brands or products in the last two years because the product packaging was non-recyclable. This was much more prevalent amongst younger generations, with around three in 10 of those aged 22-34 changing brands, compared to just over one in 10 of those aged 55 and above. Our study also revealed that consumers are more concerned about the cost to the planet than the cost to their pocket. In fact, it revealed that three in four consumers in Europe would pay more for products if the packaging had less impact on the environment. Interestingly, we found that nine out of 10 younger adults aged 22-28 were willing to spend more for the sake of the planet, making them the most positively disposed age group.

consumers (96%) believe that brands and companies should be doing a bit or a lot more to help the environment. Yet, in the past year alone, we have witnessed many major brands, including Coca-Cola, Heinz, Budweiser, Garnier and Nestlé, choosing cartonboard as part of their wider sustainability pledges. Large retailers and supermarkets are following suit; Aldi, for example, which now has more than 140 stores in Ireland, recently introduced cartonboard packaging sourced from sustainably managed forests across its beef steak range and committed to removing plastic from its entire egg range – including chocolate Easter eggs! This is encouraging news and with global brands leading the way, we expect a wave of others to follow closely behind. This might be the tipping point on the edge of a sustainable packaging revolution. But for now, there is still some way to go.

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Major brands are choosing cartonboard as part of their wider sustainability pledges.

An increased environmental consciousness among consumers is undeniably driving many brand owners to make the switch to more sustainable, fibre-based packaging materials. But how quickly are things changing? Our survey suggests not fast enough. One in three Europeans think retailers and brands are still not doing enough to introduce more environmentally-friendly forms of packaging, and nearly all

A report by Material Economics found that 25% of plastics currently used in packaging could be replaced by cartons and paper-based packaging without compromise on functionality (Source: https://materialeconomics.com/ publications/sustainable-packaging). This is a change that could be made today, and if this were to happen the CO2 produced would drop by an astonishing 85%. Governments and policymakers across the EU need to recognise the role of renewable materials and encourage, or indeed incentivise, the use of the packaging materials that meet the requirements of circularity - renewability and recyclability - while discouraging the use of materials that don’t. The use of materials like cartonboard is imperative if we are to meet global climate targets. Nine out of 10 European adults believe that governments should be doing more to help the environment, and support for renewable packaging would certainly be a good place to start.

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cartonboard packaging. One area we are seeing great advancements in is bio-based coatings which replace the use of plastic barriers. As moisture and grease resistant properties are vital for many types of pack, especially for food, the industry is continually innovating in board that prevents fungus such as mould, spores, bacteria and even viruses from spreading on cartons, thus prolonging the shelf life of perishable goods. Because of this innovation, we now see cartonboard being used much more widely in the fresh food sector, for meat products, fruits and vegetables, as well as, of course, in fast foods where cups, lids, chip scoops and burger trays are all routinely made from cartonboard. The holy grail is to produce a fibre-based pack that is completely impermeable and we’re seeing significant developments in this area. Major drinks brands such as Carlsberg and Absolut Vodka, as well as laundry detergent brands, have been trialling paper-based prototype bottles.

Pro Carton has been running its award schemes, including the European Carton Excellence Awards, for 25 years.

competition has recognised and celebrated outstanding creativity and technical excellence in cartonboard design. It has been astonishing to watch the designs evolve over the years, and many winning entries have proven to be a great success in a real-world setting. For example, Graphic Packaging International’s KeelClip, which won both the Public Award and a Platinum Award in 2020, provides a sustainable solution for multipack cans and replaces the need for plastic rings with a recyclable cartonboard equivalent. It has enabled brewing giant Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I to remove all plastic rings from its products, saving 250 tonnes of plastic every year.

by fast food outlets. This concept is particularly relevant, given that a recent study conducted by the international consulting group, Ramboll, on behalf of EPPA (European Paper Packaging Alliance), demonstrated the significant environmental benefits of single-use fibre-based packaging. Challenging common perceptions, the report revealed that single-use fibre-based packaging has significantly lower environmental impacts than re-use systems in quick service restaurants. The fast food and hospitality sector

Graphic Packaging International’s KeelClip provides a sustainable solution for multipack cans and replaces the need for plastic rings with a recyclable cartonboard equivalent.

Major drinks brands such as Carlsberg and Absolut Vodka have been trialling paper-based prototype bottles.

Innovation in the spotlight Aside from this, there is no better place to look for innovation in the cartonboard industry than our portfolio of award schemes. This year marks an incredible 25 years since the launch of the European Carton Excellence Awards, then known as the Pro Carton/ECMA Carton Competition. For a quarter of a century, this IRISH PACKAGING & PRINT

Another innovative winner at the 2020 European Carton Excellence Awards was the Eco Fit lid by Seda International Packaging Group, which took home the Save the Planet Award. The cartonboard lid uses Stora Enso’s cartonboard manufacturing technology and is fully recyclable and compostable, making it the ultimate sustainable solution to the plastic lids often used

will become even more environmentally friendly by adopting ground-breaking packaging solutions such as the Eco Fit lid. The beauty of cartonboard is, however, not just environmental but aesthetic too. Cartons are the ultimate packaging for communicating brand values, whether that be for a luxury product or an everyday grocery. The


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2020. The new competition challenges students to create a short, imaginative video that explores the advantages of using cartonboard, for the chance to win a €5,000 prize. The inaugural entries were so exceptional that two winners were announced, as well as the judges deciding that two other entries should be declared ‘Highly Commended’. The winning videos can be viewed on Pro Carton’s YouTube channel or the Pro Carton website. The Eco Fit lid by Seda International Packaging Group uses Stora Enso’s cartonboard manufacturing technology and is fully recyclable and compostable, making it the ultimate sustainable solution to the plastic lids often used by fast food outlets.

The benefits of Fibre-based packaging What is clear is now, more than ever, is the need for packaging that neither

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harms the planet at the beginning or end of life. Fibre-based packaging, such as cartonboard, really is a key part of the answer. Worldwide lockdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic have, fortuitously, had a restorative effect on the health of the planet. And while coronavirus has been the key focus for 2020, its impact on all aspects of human consumption has not gone unnoticed. In fact, more than half of the European consumers we surveyed said that coronavirus made them think more about the impact their purchases had on the environment. When we asked consumers of the best ways to combat climate change, planting more trees came out on top, followed by recycling more and using more renewable materials. European forests are sustainably managed and are expanding at a rate the equivalent to more than 1,000 Gaelic football pitches per day. By making simple changes like choosing renewable, recyclable and biodegradable materials such as cartonboard wherever possible, we will be protecting our planet for future generations.

Pro Carton’s annual awards highlight some of the continent’s most innovative uses of cartonboard as a packaging material.

European Carton Excellence Awards celebrates both. Complementing the European Carton Excellence Awards, the Pro Carton Young Designers Award continues to highlight some of the most innovative young brains across Europe. Despite the global coronavirus pandemic, 2020 proved to be another record-breaking year, with over 550 cartonboard designs submitted from 25 different countries across the continent. Plus, we added the Pro Carton Student Video Award for the first time in

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MCP: Scaling new heights and widths Mid Cork Pallets & Packaging has grown from a small operation in 1978 to become one of Ireland’s leading suppliers of pallets and corrugated packaging solutions.

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reland was a different place back in 1978, when Mid Cork Pallets & Packaging (MCP) was born. The manufacturing industry here was growing and demand for pallets and packaging was increasing when the company was established alongside a country farmhouse in the heart of Co. Cork. The intervening 43 years have seen the company grow from humble beginnings into one of the country’s leading suppliers of pallets and corrugated packaging solutions. With two sites, in Clondrohid, Co. Cork, and Dunboyne, Co. Meath, MCP are strategically placed to meet, exceed and deliver their customers’ pallet and packaging products throughout Ireland, both north and south.

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With over 350,000 square feet of manufacturing and storage facilities spread over 40 acres, MCP are the largest automated pallet manufacturer in Ireland, explains Managing Director Aidan Harty, producing over 2.5 million pallets per annum. Impressively, MCP also produce,

store and distribute in excess of 5,000 packaging products across the food & beverage, pharmaceutical & manufacturing industries. MCP have a history of investing heavily in their cutting-edge facilities and were the first in Ireland to implement an automated pallet manufacturing machine to ensure quality, accuracy and speed. This catapulted MCP to another level in terms of their production capacity, mirroring the increasing requirements of their growing customer base. “As a result of our continued growth and customer responsiveness, MCP are delighted in recent months to be able to expand our operations and are in the process of building new state-of-the-art warehouses at both our Clondrohid and Dunboyne sites,” Aidan Harty explains. “With the capacity of an additional 20,000 pallet spaces, both these warehouses will allow MCP to store and distribute more of our customers’ products and are a strategic addition to our current customer offerings.”

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years is MCP’s unrivalled commitment to their customers. MCP have consistently provided their growing customer base with a quality product, coupled with excellent customer service. “MCP are in the business of solving our customers’ problems and becoming an all-encompassing pallet and packaging supplier,” Aidan reveals. “Not only do MCP manage the manufacturing of your packaging, storage and distribution, we are also now expanding our operations and meeting our customers’ growing warehousing needs. “Because of Brexit and the whole Covid-19 pandemic, some of our FMCG customers are expanding their production operations and needed additional storage facilities,” he continues. “Luckily, we have an abundance of space on our 40-acre sites and were able to respond to our customers’ predicament quickly and meet their needs. Not only that, but our advanced operation streamlines our customers’ supply chain and allows MCP to manage production, stock levels and supply.”

Design and Sampling Service MCP also offer a complete design and sampling service and have the in-house expertise to help their customers to create exciting and original packing solutions. “We work with our customers on their requirements and we can produce samples and have them delivered immediately to make sure we are meeting our customers’ needs perfectly,” explains Aidan. “Our customers are at the centre of everything we do, and this design and sampling service allows our customers to trial and test the packaging to make sure it’s the right solution for them.” Customer service doesn’t just end with the right packaging design, however, as Aidan explains: “We manage the manufacturing process and provide a stock management service, so our customers always have a continuous supply of packaging. We pride ourselves on the personal service that we provide. We achieve that by engaging with our customer and their evolving needs, which ensures we have a better understanding of the demands of their business. Not only that, we also provide a quality, reliable product, at a competitive price, exactly when our customer needs it.”

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MCP supply all types of corrugated packaging solutions, in a wide range of print finishes, from standard to HD flexo and litho laminated boxes.

commissioning of their Combined Heat and Power plant at the Clondrohid site. Cork Green Energy is fuelled by biomass and uses state-of-the-art technology to create electricity. Nothing is wasted, as a by-product of this process is the generation of heat, which MCP utilise to power their 10 onsite kilns. These kilns are used for heat treating and kiln drying pallets. Cork Green Energy produces 1.2 megawatts of green electricity per hour, which is being supplied directly to the national grid and can power the needs of up to 1,000 homes. In addition, MCP are in the process of installing a 598KWp solar generation facility on 3,359 square metres of unused rooftop space at their Clondrohid site, as well as intelligent LED lighting systems, which will reduce CO2 emissions by 265 tonnes a year.

Extensive Product range With an extensive range of timber, composite pallets, custom crates, and a full range of corrugated packaging solutions, including 0201, die cuts, 4 and 6 point glued tray, and an extensive range of shelf ready solutions, in a wide range of print finishes, MCP have become one of Ireland’s leading packaging providers. “At MCP, we listen to our customers and work with them every step of the way, from initial design through to fulfilment,” Aidan concludes. “Providing a dependable, reliable and efficient service to our customers, allied to our expertise in the industry, has allowed us to grow into one of the leading pallet and packaging suppliers on the island of Ireland.” For more information, visit www.midcorkpallets.com.

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European Aluminium Foil Association

Fit for purpose: alufoil containers show their strong and soft sides Patrick Altenstrasser, Communications Manager at the European Aluminium Foil Association, makes the case for alufoil’s versatility as a packaging format, and one whose environmental impact is diminishing all the time.

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he ‘humble’ aluminium foil container has been with us for many years, in many shapes and sizes. But its multi-faceted characteristics ensure it is an enduring part of the packaging landscape. Looking below the surface, there are many aspects of containers’ design and performance which are regarded with appreciation by those who use them to package their products, as well as meeting consumers’ needs.

Most obviously, the premium look of natural aluminium foil can enhance the quality and feel of the product. Coming in an enormous variety of designs and shapes, they can fulfil a number of functions. Embossing and printing further enhances the visual impression, as well as brand identity. Coatings too, do not just change the look and feel of the surface, but also improve the performance of the container. Here we take a look at some examples:

Shape, Shine and sheen

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The material, because it is very formable and has an excellent printing surface, can mimic the shape, feel or image of the product it packs. For example, Germany’s saturn petcare, a 25-year veteran of the pet food segment, has always focused on the use of aluminium foil containers in different sized moulded shells. It differentiated the product through unique shelf appearance from a cleverly shaped aluminium foil container system. The shine and sheen of aluminium foil can add lustre to any container format and offers a premium appearance for


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the product. The feel of aluminium is also a factor, as the tactile qualities of a smooth metal can re-enforce the premium look.

Formats for every occasion Alufoil containers can perform well in a wide variety of formats and in many situations – from domestic, through retail to food service and hospitality environments. Strength to weight ratios are excellent and they can be used in hot or cold situations. Changing a product from frozen to fully heated can be achieved without the need to transfer the contents – even for microwave options. For in-store delicatessens and bakeries, aluminium foil trays and containers, unlike plastic, can be used for both heated and refrigerated products and are also suitable for acid or salted foods.

Sealability Modern packaging needs to cope with a degree of rough handling and transportation in the new omni-channel retail environment and particularly for hygienic and security reasons during the pandemic. Foil containers offer ‘best in class’ speedy sealing reliability and strength over a number of formats and sizes and can use a variety of lidding materials. New sealing and adhesion technologies enable easy peeling to be achieved in a variety of temperature ranges.

Cooking and conductivity Aluminium foil containers can be used across the entire spectrum of cooking methods. Already the container of choice in the BBQ sector, they can

Aluminium containers are the container of choice in the BBQ sector.

offer reliable cooking performance in conventional or fan-assisted ovens, microwaves or even old-fashioned wood burning stoves, making them the ultimate ubiquitous cooking container! No other container offers better heat conductivity than an alufoil container. Recent advances in design and coating technology also means container manufactures can offer alternatives such as multi-compartment formats which can cook at different temperatures, as well as options able to cook at lower temperatures, using less energy, and those offering quicker cooking times.

Hygiene & SeCurity As alufoil is completely sterile, due to the high temperature annealing process during its production, it is safe for use in contact with food. Food lasts longer and retains nutritional quality. Uncooked ingredients such as proteins and fish in ready-to-cook packs can be protected to extend shelf life. There is no need for the consumer to touch the raw product

Changing a product from frozen to fully heated can be achieved without the need to transfer the contents – even for microwave options.

as the alufoil container acts as an effective cooking vessel. It is not just the food sector which benefits from these multi-talented containers. Today they are increasingly used to package medical devices and components. One example is a drug delivery device manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline. The deep-drawn, ribbed alufoil container and lidding foil chosen provide a radically different method of protecting and delivering this inhalation device, while, at the same time, offering high barrier protection from moisture ingress.

Sustainable performance It must never be forgotten that whatever the shape, size or use for foil containers, they are fully recyclable. The environmental impact of aluminium foil is diminishing all the time as better collection and recycling technologies are developed. So with better performance and increased circularity, the ‘humble’ container may not be so humble any more. About EAFA The European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA) is the main trade association, specifically representing companies engaged in the rolling and rewinding of aluminium foil and the manufacturing of semi-rigid alufoil containers and household foil in Europe. With its more than 40 members, the organisation represents the total aluminium foil rolling market in Europe. For more information, visit www.alufoil.org. IRISH PACKAGING&&PRINT PRINT IRISH PACKAGING


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The flexibility of refill systems The increased use of refill systems with flexible packs is adding up to better resource efficiency across a host of consumer categories, from hair-care to coffee.

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euse and flexible packaging are not disconnected, according to Flexible Packaging Europe (FPE), the organisation representing the producers and converters in Europe. In fact, according to FPE, they are even complementary! Indeed, for many years flexible packaging has been used in refill systems, helping to save resources and reduce packaging waste. But new projects underway are promising even more effective solutions in 2021 and beyond. One project in the pipeline stems from Procter & Gamble, which has made it a goal to offer a new refill system to European households, offering the possibility to recycle, reduce and reuse. The brand’s Head & Shoulders, Pantene, Herbal Essences and Aussie ranges of shampoos will launch a refill system, made possible by an innovative, reusable, 100% aluminium bottle. It incorporates a recyclable (in most EU markets) refill pouch, which is made using 60% less plastic (per ml versus a standard brand bottle.) According to P&G’s assessment, the aluminium bottle is designed to be used

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for four years in an average household. Company scientists conducted an internal Life Cycle Assessment which suggests that the sustainability break-even for the aluminium bottle is 6-10 cycles. Also, it is easy to recycle and adds a premium / luxury appearance into the user’s bathroom.

Resource Savings It is a fact that many refill systems making use of flexible packaging have been around for years, yet often go unnoticed in terms of resource savings. Formats where refill pouches are used to support a reusable bottle system are not new. Examples of this system, where the consumer buys a hand pump bottle in a supermarket and the refills come in the form of flexible pouches, are prevalent for detergents or hand soaps. The bottle is refilled at home, avoiding excess packaging waste. This type of system is commonly used for liquid soaps. Especially now, where washing one’s hands regularly has become such an integral part of our lives, it is reassuring to know that refill pouches for these products can help to save

significant amounts of packaging. The refill pouch for Unilever’s Dove hand wash is a classic example and uses 80% less plastic than rigid pump-bottles. Even for household care products, flexible pouches can help to reduce material use. A good example is Henkel’s glass cleaner, Sidolin, which uses a concentrate in the pouch. Tap water is then added by the consumer to dilute to the correct level, saving 91% in plastic use.

Other Options People are more likely to use these refill options for personal and household care products, but it not exclusively their preserve. Generally, such refill systems require products where the packaging contains multiple portions or doses and are not too perishable. Nestlé applies this principle to a variety of its major brands. Among others currently on offer across Europe is the Maggi dispenser for the popular German seasoning, Fondor. Other categories using flexible refills include coffee, with the Kenco brand a leading example.


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All these examples demonstrate how flexible packaging is able to support sustainable production and consumption. There are, of course, some limitations due to the sensitivity of some products taking part in the refill-at-home formats. Yet whenever it is possible, reduced use of materials, as well as lower energy consumption throughout the supply chain, can result in a reduced environmental footprint. The intrinsic light weight of flexible packaging, plus its low volume, ensures the energy used for transport and storage is minimised. Its packagingto-product ratio is outstandingly low, on average five to 10 times lower than the alternatives. Flexible Packaging Europe is looking forward to further launches of this growing combination of flexible pouches with rigid containers (either aluminium, glass or plastic) in a refill system, helping everyone to save resources.

Refill systems are commonly used for liquid soaps.

Refill pouches can be used to support a reusable bottle system, whereby the bottle is refilled at home, avoiding excess packaging waste.

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FPE members endorse Sustainability Vision To reinforce the industry’s commitment to a common position on the circular economy, members of Flexible Packaging Europe (FPE) have unanimously signed up to a clear vision on sustainability issues to convince and reassure stakeholders about the key role flexible packaging already plays in Europe and how this will continue to develop and improve in the future. With flexible packaging, particularly plastic, seen as problematic in this regard, the industry wants to demonstrate how it is voluntarily taking a responsible position on the topic. The vision summarises the approach and activities of the industry in this respect and how it is working actively

towards achieving the goals it has set out. These cover packaging design, circularity, zero tolerance of leakage and littering, as well as speeding up cooperation. The Sustainability Vision is targeted at both the industry itself, to offer guidance, as well as other stakeholders. This includes customers, retailers, legislators, and NGOs. It explains the intrinsic environmental and social benefits of flexible packaging and the efforts of the industry to mitigate any problems. For more information, visit https://www.flexpack-europe.org/ en/sustainability/vision.html.

About Flexible Packaging Europe Flexible Packaging Europe’s (FPE) members manufacture all types of flexible packaging. FPE comprises more than 80 small and medium sized companies, as well as the major European producers of flexible packaging for all materials. These companies cover more than 85% of the European flexible packaging turnover. Six national flexible packaging associations are also members of FPE, ensuring consistency between national and European activities and lobbying. For more information, visit www.flexpack-europe.org. IRISH PACKAGING & PRINT


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Changing attitutes to wine closures across europe A new survey shows that aluminium closures continue to win new friends across Europe. 5,000 consumers across Europe were questioned in 2020 about their attitude to the various wine closure options available. The survey, undertaken by London-based global market research company Censuswide, aimed to discover consumer preferences on wine closures. It confirmed emphatically that a majority continue to prefer aluminium closures over other options. The survey took place in five major European markets (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK) and updated a previous survey, which had been conducted in 2014. Both studies were commissioned by the Aluminium Closures Group (ACG) the global organisation of aluminium closure manufacturers and their aluminium suppliers.

First choice There was still no clear preference for aluminium closures (39%) over cork (37%) when the same wine is closed with either and sold at the same price. But, taking the IRISH PACKAGING & PRINT


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six-year comparison, the preference for aluminium closures has increased from 34%, while those opting for cork decreased from 41%, meaning aluminium is now the number one preference. When it comes to younger age groups, some preferences have changed significantly over the years. In the 18-34 age group, there is a marked preference for aluminium closures over cork closures (41.4% vs. 34.8%). For 18-24-year-olds, the preference is lower, but this younger age group has the highest rate of undecided respondents with no preference, maybe because they buy/ drink less wine. In traditional wine-producing countries, acceptance of aluminium closures has increased substantially. In France and Italy, for example, the preference for cork closures has declined significantly, which ACG sees as symbolic. In gender terms, acceptance of aluminium closures increased particularly among male consumers. Between 2014 and 2020, the overall number of males who preferred aluminium rose from 29.5% to 38.3%.

Image deficit However, the eco-friendly image of the aluminium closure is still not fully recognised by consumers: only 28.4% of all respondents in the five countries surveyed rated aluminium closures as sustainable/eco-friendly. ACG believes this is one of its most important challenges. An even higher percentage (37.3%) had no opinion about the ecofriendliness of closures or thought that none were particularly eco-friendly whatever the material used. On a positive note for the metal, 40.5% of the consumers questioned across these markets believe that aluminium closures will prevail in the long term, while only 28.9% felt the same about cork. So all the momentum seems to belong to aluminium closures at present.

About Aluminium Closures Group The Aluminium Closures Group consists of the leading manufacturers of aluminium closures and their aluminium strips and sheets suppliers. They represent about 75% of global aluminium closure production, which is mainly used in the wine, spirits, water and oil & vinegar markets. The group’s core tasks are market research, sustainability and recycling, as well as promotion of aluminium closures. For more information, visit: www.aluminium-closures.org IRISH PACKAGING&&PRINT PRINT IRISH PACKAGING


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Limerick Packaging: dependable and resourceful Limerick Packaging continue to impress customers old and new with their commitment to delivering “On Time, Everytime”.

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rexit is behind us and a President Biden is in place in the USA, heralding the end of a long period of uncertainty. We still have Covid-19 and will have for quite some time yet and now we have paper shortages and runaway plastics prices. Steady in the middle of all this turmoil is Limerick Packaging, dedicated to delivery “On Time, Everytime” and it is a place where the customer is the most important part of the entire equation. “Nothing else

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matters to us but delivering on time,” according to Mike Boland, Sales Director.

EXTENSIVE PRODUCT RANGE “Our company now boasts a large array of products, as can be seen from the list provided,” Mike continues, “but the one we are most proud of is our speciality in Shelf Ready/Retail Ready packaging, which we can provide in standard flexo print, high


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quality post-print flexo or litho printed and laminated.” Limerick Packaging’s extensive product range includes: 1 Corrugated Boxes (RSC, Die-Cut, Sheets, Pads, Divs. etc.); 2 Litho Printed Cartons and Litho- Laminated Outers; 3 Shelf-Ready/Retail-Ready Packs; 4 High Quality Post Printed Corrugated Boxes; 5 Solid Board Leak-Proof Bases and Lids; 6 Industrial Polyethylene Bags, Sleeves and Sheets; 7 Labels; 8 Protective Foams (EPE,EPU, EPS, EPP); 9 Foam/Corrugated Composite Packs; 10 Bubble-Wrap, Rolls and Bubble Bags; 11 Pallet Edge-guards; 12 Packaging Assembly Machinery; 13 Pallet Wrap/Strapping/Strapping Accessories/Tapes; 14 Heavy Duty double and triple wall Bulk Bins.

SHELF READY PACKAGING Limerick Packaging have experienced considerable growth in Shelf Ready/Retail Ready packs and also in Litho-Laminated Corrugated packs due to their ability to follow market trends, their ability to design effective solutions for their customers at very competitive prices and their ability to assist their customers to get products innovatively packed to market in a timely fashion. Print quality is a major consideration for Shelf Ready Packaging and the print capabilities of Limerick Packaging are a sight to behold. Walking through their factory, you cannot help notice the purposeful ordered approach each member of staff has in everything they do. Stock is stored by barcode, racked and easily accessed on a FIFO (first-in-first-out) basis by the same system. Customer call-offs are sent to the factory to a scanner that takes the warehouse people to the correct location and pallet, and product is picked and loaded by county to optimise transport. Mike Boland also points to the fact that it is company policy to operate its own delivery fleet, as this provides the flexibility necessary to meet all customer needs on a daily basis. “If you are part of our now famous stock-and-serve system and you call us before noon today, we will deliver to you tomorrow on a timed delivery if necessary,” Mike highlights. He goes on

to explain how Limerick Packaging are certified to ISO9001:2015 and FSC and operate to ISO14001 and BRC/IOP. But the team at Limerick Packaging are not about to rest on their laurels any time soon, as Mike stresses: “We are never happy and we are always striving to improve our performance and to create the ultimate customer experience. We are close but we are not there yet, and when we reach our goal, we will push on and once again set new standards for customer service.”

SECRETS OF THEIR SUCCESS So just what has made Limerick Packaging so successful? Managing Director, Connie Ryan attributes all of their success to the generosity of their many customers, most of which have been with Limerick Packaging from the beginning, almost 20 years ago. Since their establishment in June 2002, Limerick Packaging have grown to a considerable size and the team are very proud to count among their many customers some of the biggest names in the food industry and the medical / pharmaceutical sectors. “We have rewarded these customers with state-of-the-art design and problem solving skills, trouble-free trading, competitive pricing and quality products delivered ‘On Time Everytime’,” explains Connie. “We also underestimated the power of delivering on time consistently,” Connie admits. “We are very easy to deal with; it’s just one phone-call or one e-mail per day and your delivery arrives tomorrow. Mike Boland always promises our customers that ‘We will work hard so you don’t have to’, and we do. That is a big promise and it is a promise that awaits the customers that have not yet experienced our stock-andserve-service.” “Why not give us a try?” Mike concludes. “You will not be disappointed.”

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Synonymous with holistic systems engineering: Krones Recycling Solutions

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he Krones Group, headquartered in Neutraubling, Germany, plans, develops and manufactures machines and complete lines for the fields of process, filling and packaging technology for medium to high speed production. Krones also offers a fit-for-purpose solution for bottle-tobottle recycling of PET containers. The product portfolio subsumed in the House of Krones is rounded off by numerous products and services from Krones’ subsidiaries, themed around digitalisation, for example, digital container decoration, intralogistics and in-house valve production. Every day, millions of bottles, cans, and special-shaped containers are handled on lines from Krones, particularly in breweries, the soft-drinks sector and at producers of still or sparkling wines and spirits, but also in the food and luxurygoods industries, plus the chemical, cosmetics and pharmaceutical sectors.

all-round vendor Since being founded in 1951, Krones has become far more than a traditionalstyle machinery and line manufacturer:

it has evolved into an all-round vendor for its clients. Mechanical engineering, line expertise, process engineering, microbiology and information technology have here been harmoniously integrated for optimum synergies. Krones is nowadays synonymous with holistic systems engineering. The company’s success is based on some few but crucial strategies: specialised knowledge of mechanical engineering and its customers’ industry, a technical lead over its competitors driven by continuingly high expenditure on research and development, production facilities featuring state-of-the-art equipment operating to the most stringent of quality standards, backed up by worldwide 24/7 service support, and most especially by the skills of its highly trained and motivated staff. More than 5,700 full and utility patents bear eloquent witness to the company’s innovative potential.

OVER 100 subsidiaries Worldwide, Krones employs around 17,353 people. Consolidated sales in 2019 totalled €3.96 billion. Around 90% of its products are sold abroad. The group includes not only Krones AG (listed on the

stock exchange), but also more than 100 subsidiaries and further sales and service companies worldwide. Krones UK, servicing the United Kingdom and Ireland, has been established since 1953, and became a fully owned subsidiary of Krones AG in 1975. Krones UK, located in Bolton, Greater Manchester, now employs a team in excess of 140 technical experts and customer service specialists, over 50 of which are field-based service technicians, responsible for maintaining its installed base of approaching 4,500 machines at 700 customer sites within its market area. As experts in packaging technology, and with its wide network within the industry, Krones UK supply Kosme packaging equipment for low to medium output production applications from within the Krones portfolio, and also represent Posimat Container Unscramblers and Zalkin Capping Machinery in the UK and Ireland, enabling Krones UK to provide complete packaging solutions for every customer’s requirements. Tom Miller, Technical Sales Manager, Krones UK Ltd., Westregen House, Great Bank Road, Wingates Industrial Park, Westhoughton, Bolton, England, BL5 3XB Telephone: 00 44 1942 845000 E-Mail: sales@krones.co.uk. www.krones.com

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Packaging for a Better Planet The past is in our heads, the future is in our hands, with Smurfit Kappa Better Planet Packaging, writes Conor Timmons, Regional General Manager, Corrugated Ireland.

Smurfit Kappa’s Better Planet 2050 saw the company unveil ambitious new sustainability targets, which span a broad range of its operations.

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murfit Kappa continued to provide an excellent service to our end customers while navigating the new world of Covid-19 during 2020. Covid-19 has changed the way we interact and innovate with our customers. Anticipating change has become a critical capability for every creative endeavour, from service and design through to product innovation.

Smurfit Kappa operate from a host of locations across the island of Ireland.

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Smurfit Kappa are an essential business and this was further strengthened during the ongoing pandemic. Our products and services were needed, a necessity for our customers. Our safeguarding Covid-19 controls and procedures are reviewed daily, ensuring that each and every one of our employees remains safe, which in turn has supported

the continuity of service for our valued customers. As an Irish company with more than 80 years of experience, we are proud of our history and future in sustainable packaging solutions. Through innovation, dedication and design, we are contributing to changes that will make a lifelong difference to our customers, communities and our environment. In tandem with our Covid efforts, Brexit preparations were also a priority to ensure that all aspects of our supply chain remained open and free flowing. All efforts towards ensuring a seamless and timely receipt of raw materials and compliant delivery of end products to our customers was a success. With the exceptional circumstances experienced in 2020, Smurfit Kappa continued to invest and work on added value initiatives for our customers. At Smurfit Kappa Arklow, the installation of a new Dongfang XXL Jumbo Printer / Diecutter offers an indigenous manufacturing capability for large format packaging. Whatever your requirements, contact us to source your Big Box packaging. Smurfit Kappa Lurgan have recently been certified to BRC Direct Food


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The installation of a new Dongfang XXL Jumbo Printer / Diecutter at Smurfit Kappa Arklow offers an indigenous manufacturing capability for large format packaging.

Contact level, and became the first Corrugated site in Northern Ireland to hold this accreditation. This will enable Smurfit Kappa to work with many customers in the direct food contact space to provide unique and sustainable packaging solutions. Through this initiative, Smurfit Kappa Lurgan are already supporting businesses in the pizza sector, offering paper-based pizza discs, an environmentally friendly alternative to polystyrene. These are 100% recyclable, biodegradable and all made from a renewable resource. To date, a staggering 250 million pizza discs have moved from polystyrene to a paper-based solution and this figure is still growing. This solution supports our Better Planet Packaging initiative that explores and re-imagines packaging for a sustainable world.

Smurfit Kappa Future Our employees have been crucial to the development of the campaign, the past is in our heads, the future is in our hands, a collective capability that positions us clearly for the future. #Stronger Together #Chose to Challenge #Everyone for Inclusion & Diversity For more information, email rory.omahony@smurfitkappa.ie or visit www.smurfitkappa.com.

Smurfit Kappa Lurgan can offer paper based pizza discs, an environmentally friendly alternative to polystyrene.

Better Planet 2050 brings together Smurfit Kappa’s continued commitment to sustainability, targeting environmental and social sustainability under one umbrella.

Smurfit Kappa Sustainability At Smurfit Kappa, sustainability is a continuous journey. Paper is unique, because it is renewable, recyclable, and biodegradable. ​Smurfit Kappa has proudly become the very first FTSE 100 company to receive a five star rating from Support the Goals for our work in supporting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As part of our Better Planet 2050, we are proud to share Smurfit Kappa’s ambitious new sustainability targets, which span a broad range of our operations. Smurfit Kappa are continually striving to improve an already well established sustainability record, and these new goals will help to further cement our position as a leader in sustainable practices. IRISH PACKAGING&&PRINT PRINT IRISH PACKAGING


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Sustainability a key driver of change We examine the impact of the sustainability agenda on FMCG packaging, profile some of the innovations that could shake-up the market and report on the progress some of our leading supermarkets are making on their sustainability journey.

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USTAINABILITY is no longer just a buzz-word when it comes to business, particularly the business of packaging. David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II series is credited with turning the tide of public opinion against single-use plastics when it aired in 2017, casting a damning spotlight on the amount of non-biodegradable waste clogging up our oceans. The series led pretty much directly to a raft of new legislation across the world to deal with the issue, including the EU’s far-reaching Circular Economy action plan, which sets out to make all packaging placed on the EU market reusable or recyclable in an economically viable way by 2030. But the move towards creating reusable and recyclable packaging isn’t just being driven by legislators or activists. Greta Thunberg’s incredible journey highlighted the climate crisis and made sure the politicians and business leaders took note. The teenager has succeeded where many before failed, and made sustainability top of the consumer agenda, which in turn is making companies sit up and take note. Companies who don’t focus on sustainability will be left behind by the

consumer of today and tomorrow, who is engaged and expects the brands they support to be the same.

A collaborative approach is needed One of the biggest packaging companies in the world, Tetra Pak has introduced a new collaborative innovation model with leading paperboard producers, a move aimed at tackling the food packaging industry’s sustainability challenges. The traditional operating model of a linear supply chain has changed, Tetra Pak claim, and a new partnership ecosystem model is emerging, where the entire industry works in close collaboration. This brings together not only producers and suppliers, but also research institutions, universities and start-ups in an attempt to find solutions. According to the latest research, the global food supply chain system is responsible for 26% of global greenhouse gas emissions; a third of all food is lost or wasted somewhere in the supply chain; fossil fuel-based materials need to be phased out; and significant improvements are needed to the way packaging is dealt


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with after use. “We are joining forces with our strategic partners and paperboard producers to find solutions. It’s possible to make a completely sustainable package, but you have to make it safe. And if you can’t make it at scale, you can’t minimise food waste, and you can’t serve a growing global population. In order to bring those three things together, it takes very strong collaboration,” said Laurence Mott, Executive VP for Development and Engineering at Tetra Pak. Mott called for all actors within the value chain to join forces to develop truly sustainable packaging solutions. Francisco Razzolini, Industrial Technology, Innovation, Sustainability and Projects Director at Klabin, Brazil’s largest paper producer, acknowledged that we are seeing “new demands from society and from consumers to make products and processes that are more sustainable”. Meeting these demands requires a lot of collaboration, according to Razzolini, and “By sharing experiences, thoughts, ideas and developments, we can speed up the innovation process.” Malin Ljung Eiborn, Head of Sustainability and Public Affairs at BillerudKorsnäs, a world leading provider of fibre-based packaging material, believes that the vision

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plant-based renewable materials can support towards protecting biodiversity and the natural ecosystem. This means the industry can minimise the need for fossilbased materials.

Supermarkets leading the way

Coca-Cola European Partners recently signed a five-year contract renewal with Chep for the use of pooled pallets across Western Europe.

is “100% fibre-based and fully recyclable packaging, where plastic and aluminium are not needed anymore”. The challenges the industry faces include removing the thin layers of plastic and aluminium, replacing them with plant or wood fibre-based materials, developing a renewable alternative to the plastic straw, and improving the recyclability of packages. When responsibly sourced,

Here in Ireland, supermarkets have been helping to drive the green agenda, with all the big retailers reporting regular progress on their sustainability journey. One of SuperValu’s latest announcements revealed that its Growing Herbs packaging is now sustainable, diverting 3.18 tonnes of plastic from landfill annually from the more than 300,000 units of Growing Herbs sold in SuperValu each year. This is merely the latest in a long line of sustainability moves by the retailer, which will reduce its carbon footprint in Ireland by 70% by 2025 and in addition to moving to sustainable packaging, SuperValu is committed to operating all facilities with 100% green electricity and to sending no recoverable waste to landfill. “With the removal of the plastic sleeve on herbs and non-recyclable black plastic, we are moving ever closer to our goal of 100% sustainable packaging by 2025,” noted Ian Allen, Managing Director, SuperValu. “So far, our changes to packaging have

Smarties’ innovative new designs include sharing bags, multipacks and giant hexatubes made from coated paper, paper labels or carton board, all produced from sustainably sourced and recyclable material.

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our customers’ sustainability goals and providing consistent seal integrity to keep the product fresher for longer,” said Paul Tye, Business Development Director at Graphic Packaging International. “For ease of recycling, the consumer can easily separate the liner from the tray post-use, making the tray itself 100% recyclable.”

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SuperValu’s recently revealed that its Growing Herbs packaging is now sustainable, diverting 3.18 tonnes of plastic from landfill annually.

diverted 29.3 tonnes of plastic from landfill annually, a positive move that impacts every community we operate in around Ireland.” Not to be outdone, Aldi Ireland recently introduced new sustainable packaging across 10 of its own-label products, from wholefood nuts to multipack soft drinks, which will see almost 26 tonnes of non-recyclable plastic removed from the retailer’s 145 Irish stores each year. These initiatives are part of Aldi’s long-term plastic reduction programme, which is working to ensure 100% of Aldi’s own-label packaging is reusable, recyclable or compostable next year, and to reduce plastic packaging on Aldi products by 50% by 2025. “Switching to fully recyclable packaging across these 10 products is part of our overall strategy towards reducing the amount of plastic we’re using in stores,” noted John Curtin, Aldi Group Buying Director. “Customers are always looking for sustainable ways to shop, and we want to make sustainable choices as easy as possible for them.” Since introducing its plastic-reduction

strategy, Aldi has removed more than 2,050 tonnes of virgin plastic from its 145 Irish stores, in addition to replacing almost 930 tonnes of non-recyclable material with recyclable alternatives. Successes include becoming the first retailer in Ireland to introduce 100% recycled PET water bottles across its own-label water range and the first retailer in Ireland to fully remove all black plastic from core food ranges. One of Lidl’s latest sustainability wins saw the retailer launch an innovative PaperSeal tray solution on a new premium steak range for the Irish market, in partnership with Liffey Meats and Graphic Packaging. Graphic Packaging’s fully lined, cut and glued PaperSeal tray is a barrier-lined cartonboard alternative to Vacuum Skin Packaging (VSP). The launch is part of the retailer’s corporate social responsibility strategy, A Better Tomorrow, which involves reducing plastic packaging volumes by 20% by the year 2022, as well as delivering 100% of its fresh beef from locally sourced suppliers. “Our PaperSeal tray features 80-90% less plastic than traditional trays, supporting

Sustainability is big business and it makes not just environmental but financial sense for companies to get on board or get left behind. “Every business knows that for it to remain relevant and appealing to customers, there is a bigger demand, and a responsibility, on all of us to make sure we are doing the right things on renewable energy, and with things like recyclable and compostable packaging,” Brian Donaldson, Retail Ireland Chair and CEO of The Maxol Group, recently told Retail News magazine. “This is a good thing, but it is going to add cost to business because doing the right thing isn’t always the cheapest option. But as an industry, we have to move forward for the right reasons and consumers will have to accept that on certain products, they may end up paying a little bit more, but I believe there is a willingness amongst consumers to do that.”

Circular packaging services The sustainability drive isn’t just about primary packaging. Soft drinks giant CocaCola European Partners (CCEP) recently signed a five-year contract renewal with Chep for the use of circular packaging services. The deal sees CCEP using pooled pallets across Western Europe. Every year, the use of Chep pallets by CCEP prevents the felling of more than 10,800 trees and avoids the generation of approximately 1,340 tonnes of waste, comparable to the waste generated by 2,700 European citizens in a year. “We want to grow our business in a responsible and sustainable way. We are working to make the packaging we use part of the circular economy,” said Lee McCann, CCEP Associate Director, Procurement, Category Lead Warehousing, Pallets and Repack.

Protecting food products One of the big issues around packaging and sustainability is that plastic packaging has traditionally proved robust enough to protect food products and helps to extend

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their shelf-life, with questions over whether replacement packaging would perform as well or would lead to even more food waste, one of the biggest contributors to global climate change through increased greenhouse gas emissions, food shortages and water stress. There is a lot of work being done in this space, with some good news. Compostable packaging producer Tipa recently partnered with shelf-life extension specialist PerfoTec to create fully compostable packaging that extends the shelf-life of fresh produce. According to the two companies, the resulting laser microperforated compostable film provides retailers and suppliers with the ideal packaging qualities to reduce food waste, combat plastic pollution and cut carbon emissions. Their compostable packaging performs like a conventional plastic but decomposes in compost back into the soil with no toxic residue, microplastics or other pollutants. Its packaging solutions seamlessly fit with industry machinery and manufacturing practices. PerfoTec’s patented High Precision Laser Technology facilitates longer shelf-life by adapting the permeability of food packaging. Growing market share for eco-friendly alternatives to conventional plastic, like compostable films, is projected to be a key contributor to the growth of the global flexible packaging market. The market is expected to increase from $160.8 billion to $200.5 billion by 2025. “Partnering with Tipa to create compostable packaging that can outperform conventional plastic is a hugely exciting step forward for sustainable packaging,” enthused PerfoTec’s CEO, Bas Groeneweg. “We’re delighted to be playing our part in the stride against quality losses, food waste and plastic pollution.” Multinational companies are also helping to drive sustainability. Food giant Nestlé is investing up to €1.8 billion to lead the shift from virgin plastics to food-grade recycled plastics and to accelerate the development of sustainable packaging solutions. It has created an Institute of Packaging Sciences to evaluate and develop various sustainable packaging materials and to collaborate with industrial partners to develop new packaging materials and solutions. The company continues to promote its sustainability credentials, such as the recent announcement that its Smarties brand will be using recyclable paper packaging for its confectionery products worldwide, making Smarties the first global confectionery brand IRISH PACKAGING & PRINT

Aldi’s own-label fresh bread now comes in recyclable packaging.

to move to paper packaging, removing approximately 250 million plastic packs sold worldwide every year.

Labelling legislation to change? The move towards healthy products is also impacting on packaging, in that consumers and indeed legislators are insisting on more food information on packaging to allow consumers to make informed choices about the goods they buy. Here at home, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) is running a public consultation on behalf of the Department of Health, calling for views and feedback on the proposed revision of a number of labelling issues. The ‘Food Information to Consumers - Front-of-Pack Nutrition Labelling, Nutrient Profiles, Origin Labelling and Date Marking’ consultation seeks to gather information and opinions which will inform the national position on EU food labelling reforms that will enable consumers make more informed choices when selecting food. The feedback from the consultation will help establish a national position, which will then feed into the European Commission’s proposal to harmonise mandatory food

labelling, as part of its Farm to Fork Strategy under the European Green Deal. The key areas under review and where the public consultation is seeking comment include: Front of pack labelling: a proposal for mandatory coordinated front-of-pack nutrition labelling. Nutrient profiles: establishing the setting of ‘nutrient profiles’ which would ultimately reduce and restrict the use of nutrition and health claims to promote food with high fat, sugar and/or salt. Origin labelling: consideration to the extension of mandatory origin or provenance labelling to certain products. Date marking: a revision of the current EU rules on date marking (‘use-by’ and ‘best-before’) to support a reduction in food waste. “Food labelling is an important tool that provides information for consumers,” noted Dr Pamela Byrne, Chief Executive, FSAI. “The plans to review and potentially revise the EU food labelling legislation may have an impact on the food industry and its product packaging.”

Tipa and PerfoTec’s combined technologies have been found to extend the shelf-life of fruit, vegetables and flowers by up to twice that of traditional packaging.


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Eco Fee Modulation Explained

Séamus Clancy, ceo, Repak, explains why eco fee modulation for packaging is necessary and what it means for packaging businesses here.

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t present, we operate a mostly linear economy. This means that we generally extract materials from our planet, make something from those materials and when we are finished with what we have made, we dispose of it. The reasons for this disposal are multi-faceted; however, how we design our products and packaging can play a significant role in their premature demise. Ultimately, this loss of valuable materials from our economy is both wasteful and costly and it is now well recognised that it is no longer sustainable as we move forward. In 2015, the European Union launched its vision for a Circular Economy in Europe, where resources continue to add value for as long as possible and where virgin material usage and the generation of non-recyclable waste are both minimised. Within this vision, all products are designed at the production stage to be suitable for re-use and high quality recycling. Given recent environmental concerns, the EU’s Circular Economy Package has also resulted in a strategy for plastics specifically in order to better manage these materials to ensure that they do not end up as marine litter.

However, this strategy also aims to ensure that all plastic packaging placed on the market in the EU is recyclable by 2030. In order to support this transition to a Circular Economy, the European Union approved a number of directives in 2018 and 2019 in the form of: • An updated Waste Framework Directive • The Packaging & Packaging Waste Directive • The Single Use Plastics Directive

What does all of this mean for packaging companies? There are a number of key points to note within these different strategies and directives that impact on how Repak, on behalf of its members, must operate as a Producer Responsibility Scheme.

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recycled in their products. In addition, the new Single Use Plastics Directive contains separate collection targets of 77% by 2025 and 90% by 2029 that are specific to plastic beverage bottles. For Repak, this creates some important issues for how producers of packaging report to us: 1 We must understand and separate plastic packaging placed on the market that can be recycled at present from material that cannot be recycled. 2 We must understand beverage versus non beverage plastic bottles placed on the Irish market. 3 As we also know that in some cases, the source of plastic packaging waste is an important factor in whether or not it can be recycled, we must also take that into account in our reporting structure. The definition of composite packaging or packaging composed of more than one material also now forms part of the Packaging & Packaging Waste Directive (see EU Commission Implementing Decision 2019/665). Any material where the main material makes up less than 95% of the packaging must be reported as a composite. All of these considerations have resulted in a new reporting structure for plastic packaging and composite packaging.

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Directive into Irish law. This legislation sets out new recycling targets for all packaging, with 65% to be achieved by 2025 and 70% by 2030. Targets have also increased for individual packaging materials. One of the most challenging targets for Ireland will be to meet the plastic packaging recycling rates. At present, Ireland achieves a 31% recycling rate for plastic packaging. This exceeds the previous target of 22.5%. However, Ireland will need to achieve a plastic packaging recycling rate of 50% by 2025 and 55% by 2030. To achieve this first 2025 target, additional funding will be required to increase recycling

Packaging Recycling Targets In 2020, the Irish Government transposed the new Packaging & Packaging Waste

One of the most challenging targets for Ireland will be to meet the plastic packaging recycling rates, going forward.

rates by an additional 4% per annum up to 2025.

processing and management of packaging materials. What this means in practice is that the producer will pay 80% of any costs left over after the income from the sale of a waste packaging material is taken into account. The consumer will then pay the remaining cost. Repak fees for plastics that can be recycled increased in 2021 to €117.37 per tonne, reflective of net necessary cost principles being applied. However, as there is usually a cost rather than an income associated with materials that cannot be recycled, Repak fees for non-recycled plastics and composites are being adjusted on a phased basis to reflect the necessary cost. Therefore, nonrecyclable plastic fees from July 1, 2021, will increase to €175 per tonne. Further increase(s) will come into effect in 2022, reaching the current 80% net necessary cost estimation of €271 per tonne by 2023. Fees are subject to annual approval by the Board of Repak. Repak is preparing for net necessary cost application for all other materials to be implemented by January 1, 2023, as per the Waste Framework Directive requirements.

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In addition, this directive also requires information on the amount of sales packaging that is reused, which must be collated and reported to the EU by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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The Waste Framework Directive was transposed into Irish law and states that producers must pay 80% of the Net Necessary Costs of recovering packaging waste. These costs include operational costs such as the collection, treatment /

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An Xtra focus on recycling Sustainability is at the heart of every business decision made by Cavan-based Xtrupak, who have been supplying the FMCG market with packaging solutions since 2012.

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USTAINABILITY and recycling are key concerns when it comes to packaging, and Cavan-based Xtrupak are very conscious of their obligations when it comes to the environment. “All of our inputs are 100% recyclable and the materials that we use in production are fully traceable, from supplier to production to end product,” explains John Reilly, Commercial and Marketing Director. “We drive positive change throughout Xtrupak, from sustainable sourcing of raw materials to minimising our operational impact and lowering the environmental footprint of our customers. As an extrusion APET and rPET film manufacturer, our circular business model helps to embed sustainability in every aspect of what we do.”

Extruded Thermoplastic Xtrupak manufactures and distributes extruded thermoplastic for the print, packaging and display markets both in Ireland and internationally. A large part of its business has been supplying its XtruForm product to huge UK thermoforming companies, who subsequently supply supermarkets like Asda, Tesco, and Marks and Spencer. Here in Ireland, the company supplies medium-sized sheet roll stock into factories that have an inhouse machine that moulds their material into packaging, so it is formed, filled and then sealed, but Xtrupak is actively looking to grow its market domestically. “We have invested in machinery to target the Irish FFS packaging market, so we can supply the XtruForm FFS brand directly into Irish retailers and food companies,” John explains. IRISH PACKAGING & PRINT

Xtrupak’s rPET flakes are generated from recycled APET bottles, which they import from Europe, and then recycle to create the XtruForm sheet roll, using APET virgin material or rPET sheet roll stock. The company is also currently developing a biodegradable range. “Our rPET film is 100% recycled and 100% recyclable,” John stresses. “Typically, the customer will specify how much recycled content must go into the sheet. XtruForm is dimensionally stable, high impact, high rigidity and has excellent mechanical properties. The UV stable polyester film offers the best in thermoforming quality and maintains high transparency and light transmission properties before and after machining.” XtruForm can be used in a host of packaging solutions, from fresh food to medium and long shelf-life products. It is widely used in the packaging of ready

Xtrupak manufactures and distributes extruded thermoplastic for the print, packaging and display markets both in Ireland and internationally.

meals, salads, fresh sandwiches, fruit, meat, and freshly baked products, as well as in containers for some healthcare products, like toothbrushes.

XtruClear The company’s product range also includes XtruClear, a range of thermoplastic, amorphous, polyester sheets, which can be used to produce products with complex shapes and demands, due to its flexible fabrication properties. “XtruClear is costeffective, has excellent transparency, high impact resistance, chemical resistance and prints to an immaculate standard, making it a fantastic option in many situations,” John says. XtruClear is ideal for shopping trolley bays, smoke shelters, POS display shelving, fridge and freezer lines and dividers, vending machine covers, box type and transparent packaging applications, convenience packaging and printed signage. 2020 also saw the material used extensively to produce protective screens, which have been installed at till points in supermarkets and convenience stores around the country in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Every business decision is made with sustainability in mind, as John concludes: “For Xtrupak, circularity simply makes great business sense. We can replace the natural resources we use with 100% recycled material in our product range and reuse materials at every opportunity in our production process facility. After use, Xtrupak products can be recycled back into clear rPET food and non-food packaging products as part of the circular economy.”


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t first glance, the design trends for 2021 look pretty different from each other; you’ve got simple geometry right alongside super-detailed ink drawings and fleshed-out characters. But there’s actually a cohesive theme here, and that’s a pivot away from packaging design that immediately reads as “commercial” and toward packaging that feels like art.

Over the last year, we saw just how critical eCommerce is to our everyday lives. That’s not changing anytime soon. With eCommerce, you lose the experience of walking through a store and experiencing a curated brand ambience, something even the most immersive website can’t compensate for. So packaging designers and business owners are upping the ante to deliver a piece of branding right to your door.

Here are the biggest packaging design trends for 2021: 1 Tiny illustrated patterns that reveal what’s inside 2 Authentically vintage unboxing experience 3 Hyper-simplistic geometry

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5 Technical and anatomical ink drawings 6 Organically shaped colour blocking 7 Product names front and centre 8 Picture-perfect symmetry

The goal isn’t to replace the in-store experience, but to 9 Story-driven packaging featuring quirky meet consumers where they are now and where they’ll be in characters the future. It’s all about creating a new, more immersive brand experience through the unique packaging trends of 2021. 10 Solid all-over colour IRISH PACKAGING & PRINT


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Shayne Tilley, Head of Marketing at 99designs, examines 10 dazzling packaging design trends for 2021.

1.Tiny illustrated patterns that reveal what’s inside Patterns and illustrations can be so much more than just embellishment. They can reveal what a product is all about. This year, expect to see a lot of intricate patterns and tiny illustrations on packaging, and expect it to be doing one specific job: giving you a hint about what’s inside. These illustrations are often simplified or abstract, giving you more of an artistic rendering of what’s inside the package than a literal look at the product itself. For example, instead of a

photo of actual tortilla chips, a chip brand might decorate its bags with a triangle pattern that’s reminiscent of tortilla chips. Throughout 2021, expect to see packaging design that uses small illustrations and patterns in whimsical ways just like that. Intricate patterns like Gstar’s design for Nourish show you everything you’re getting without overwhelming you with a complicated image. IRISH PACKAGING & PRINT


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2. Authentically vintage unboxing experience Vintage-inspired packaging has been a trend for a while now, so what’s different about it this year? The fact that the whole unboxing experience looks so authentic, you’ll think you travelled through time. This year, you’re not going to see a bunch of generically vintage-inspired packaging. You’re going to see packaging that has an authentically old-school look and feel that is taking things further by creating a complete immersive experience. You’ll come across packaging designs that look almost indistinguishable from something your great-grandmother would have used, transporting you to a different moment in time. That means going beyond logos and labels and encompassing the whole brand experience, making use of vintageinspired textures, bottle shapes, materials, outer packaging and imagery choices. It’s no longer enough to give a package a few fun retro details. Now the package itself feels like it was plucked from a shelf that was frozen in time.

Blurring the lines between packaging design and fine art. Below: This chocolate packaging was designed by Emir Alcic. The vintage design for these biscuits feels like taking a trip back in time.

Below: These beautiful vintage bottles were designed by Giocovision.

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3. Hyper-simplistic geometry Another trend we’ll be seeing a lot of in 2021 is designs that make use of extremely simplistic, yet bold geometric concepts. We’ll see bold geometry with neat lines, sharp angles and expressive colours giving packaging designs an edge (literally). Much like the pattern trend, this trend gives consumers a sneak peek at what a product stands for. But unlike patterns and illustrations, which depict what’s inside the box, these designs are abstract to the extreme. ​It may seem simple at first, but it’s an incredibly impactful way for brands to make a statement and leave a lasting impression.

Top: Innovative geometric patterns, designed by monostudio.

Below: Still life painting inspired cheese packaging.

Above: Assist, a functional drink whose design packs a geometric punch.

Above: A beautiful beer label with geometric mountain design by exsenz.

The impactful wine label features bold geometric patterns; design by ed-creative.

4.Packaging dressed in fine art Expect to see lots of packaging designs where the packaging itself is a piece of art. This trend is mostly gaining momentum with high-end products, but you could see it on mid-range products too. Designers are drawing inspiration from paintings and paint textures, either playfully integrating them into their designs or making them the focal point. The goal here is to blur the line between packaging design and fine art, demonstrating that anything, even a bottle of wine that will eventually end up in the recycling, is beautiful and unique. IRISH PACKAGING & PRINT


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Overall, 2021’s upcoming packaging trends feel way more ‘art gallery’ than ‘commercial graphic design’. Alongside bold geometry and tactile textures, you’re also going to see a lot of your favourite, and soon-to-be favourite, products packed up in designs that feel like they were pulled right out of an anatomical illustration or engineering blueprint. Perhaps it’s because 2020 forced us to slow down and re-evaluate what’s really worth doing, or maybe it’s a response to the years that minimalism reigned supreme in packaging designs. In any case, prepare to see more designs with incredible detail that look and feel like they were sketched and inked by hand for an ancient (and sometimes surreal) science publication.

Middle: Abstract but beautiful chocolate design with bold geometric packaging.

Top: Nachbrauer Brewery’s labels feature bold geometric design.

Bottom: Otopia product packaging, designed by Nubia Design.

G E The magnificent Acquapazza box, like something that came from a steampunk magazine.

The beautiful and detailed Blue Lobster packaging design by Emir Alcic.

Honey Bay Wines features a fabulously detailed honey bee on the packaging.

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6. Organically shaped colour blocking Colour blocking is nothing new but colour blocking in blobs and blips and spirals and dips is so 2021. What separates 2021’s organic colour blocking from previous colour blocking trends are the textures, the unique colour combinations and how much the blocks vary in shape and weight. These aren’t clear, straight-edged boxes of colour that make perfect grids and

clean lines; they’re uneven, unbalanced, freckled and dappled collages that feel inspired by an eclectic flower garden or a dalmatian’s coat. They feel real; they feel organic. Patterns are blocked on top of colours, designers play with unexpected colour palettes and shapes like spirals and squiggles find their way into these packaging designs.

Above: Pepper Pack Design’s can designs for Northern Soda Company certainly make the product name stand out.

Left: Mila Katagarova created a stunning design for El Jefe.

7. Product names front and centre Instead of making an illustration or logo the packaging’s focal point, some designers are instead choosing to make the product’s name the star of their designs. These are designs that get extremely creative with lettering to allow the product’s name to take centre stage. Each name on these packaging designs feels like an artwork in itself, giving the whole design a distinctive personality. With this kind of packaging, there’s no IRISH PACKAGING & PRINT

doubt about what the product’s called or what kind of product it is, making this the perfect packaging trend for product-focused businesses that aim to increase brand awareness. These designs rely on strong typography that can carry the brand’s whole aesthetic. Any additional design elements are just there to make the name shine.

Top: Eva Hilla’s lovely, colourful design for Honey Malt Blonde. Middle: Noia: making use of unexpected colour palettes and shapes. Bottom: Monostudio’s design for Moustache Coffee Club makes use of vivid colour blocking.


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8. Picture-perfect symmetry It’s not uncommon for a year’s top trends to contradict each other. In fact, it happens almost every year, and 2021’s packaging trends are no different. While some packaging designers play with organically imperfect shapes in their designs, others are swinging far in the opposite direction and creating pieces with perfect symmetry. These designs appeal to our sense of order, giving us a sense of grounding amid the chaos. Not all the designs that fit into this trend are tight, intricate designs. Some are looser, more disconnected patterns that incorporate negative space for a less closed-in feel. They’re just as perfectly symmetrical as the more complex designs, though, which creates the visually satisfying sense of perfection that’s characteristic for this trend.

Above: Perfect symmetry in a label. Below: Symmetry in motion. These beer cans almost tell a story in a single image.

Beautifully symmetrical bottle designs by Mj.vass.

9.Story-driven packaging featuring quirky characters Storytelling is a key part of any effective branding, and in 2021, you’re going to see lots of brands extending their storytelling to their packaging. The year ahead will bring us characters that go beyond being mascots to seemingly living their own fleshed-out stories. And instead of just being static mascots, you’ll see these characters in scenes, like you’re looking at an individual panel of a graphic novel. So instead of having to head to the brand’s website to read their story or inferring their IRISH PACKAGING & PRINT

brand story through the ads they run, you’ll have the main character delivered right to your door, telling you a story right from your buy’s package. These characters bring their brands’ stories to life, often in a cartoonish, fun way that makes you feel like you’re reading a comic book as your eye travels through the packaging design. One example is St. Pelmeni’s stunning Peachocalypse design, which gives us a full scene of a giant peach attacking a city.


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10. Solid all-over colour Right alongside bold packaging that reads like a comic book, you’ll see products packaged in single colours. Although it’s working with a far more limited palette, this packaging trend has no less character than any of the others in this list. In 2021, expect to see packaging designs that let the copy and (often unconventional) colour choices do all the talking. One thing you’ll notice about these packaging designs is that for the most part, they’re using bright, bold colours.

That’s what makes this trend feel so fresh. This isn’t the sterile all-white packaging your Macbook came in; these designs are loud, in-your-face and take a decidedly bold tone. And in the instances where they don’t, they choose an unusual shade that creates a mood and guides the buyer’s eye directly to the copy. By doing this, they build anticipation by telling the buyer about the product, rather than showing it immediately.

Solid, single colours really grab the attention.

About 99designs 99designs by Vistaprint is the global creative platform that makes it easy for designers and clients to work together online. Originally founded in 2008, 99designs has grown from a small, online forum into a global community of talented creative freelancers ready to deliver high quality custom design exactly when you need it. For more information, visit www.99designs.ie. Left: Memorable characters feature on this gin and vodka packaging.

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The Government’s Waste Action Plan for a Circular Economy is Ireland’s new roadmap for waste planning and management, with big implications for the packaging sector.

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Government publishing its Waste Action Plan for a Circular Economy, which shifts focus away from waste disposal and looks instead to how we can preserve resources by creating a circular economy. The overarching objectives of this action plan are to: Traditionally, waste policy has tended to focus on how • treat shiftthe thewaste focus from we weaway produce andwaste how to achieve the disposal and treatment to ensure and right balance between waste recycling, recovery that Over materials and remain disposal. the past twoproducts decades Ireland has made significant progress in driving our performance in productive use for longer, therebyup the waste hierarchy and moving from disposal preventing as waste andaway supporting our treatmentaoption. been found primary reuse through by policyHaving framework the Court of Justice in 2005 toofbe European that discourages the wasting “generally and persistently” failing to meet the requirements of resources and rewards circularity; the Waste Framework Directive, we are either fully • makeorproducers manufacture achieving are on track who to achieve all our EU and sell disposable goods for profit waste targets. environmentally accountable for the However, wastethey policyplace can noon longer be about the products the market; narrow consideration of how tosupport treat the waste • ensure that measures we produce, implicitly based on a linear or take-make sustainable economic models (for waste consumption model that cannot be sustained. example by supporting the use of Our policy focus must be broader, looking first at recycled over virgin and materials); how we consume materials resources, how we the reach and influence • harness design the products that households and businesses use, how preventincluding waste generation and resource of allwe sectors the voluntary consumption and how we extend/ manufacturers, the productive life of producers sector, R&D, all and products in our society and economy. goods regulatory bodies, civic society; • other clear and support In words, werobust must institutional transition to arrangements for the waste sector, a circular economy. including through a strengthened role Figure 1: The circular economy for Local Authorities (LAs).

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Taking this more holistic view allows us to focus on the impacts of our consumption patterns beyond just waste generation. On a global level, the linear consumption model of increasing extraction of natural resources and disposal of waste is a major contributor to habitat and biodiversity loss and contributes to global warming. According to the circularity gap report 2020, material consumption has trebled from 26.7 billion tonnes in 1970 to 92 billion tonnes in 2017. A primary driver of global habitat loss and deforestation is the extraction of resources, the majority of which are wasted. Half of total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and more than 90% of biodiversity loss and water stress come from resource extraction and processing. According to the United Nations, if food waste were a country, it would be the third largest global greenhouse gas emitter, behind only China and the United States.

By 2050, we will need three planet earths to meet our resource demands in a business as usual scenario. A transition to a circular economy offers the possibility of a sustainable alternative future and is a fundamental step towards achieving climate targets and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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A Waste Action Plan for a Circular Economy | Ireland’s National Waste Policy 2020-2025

This new nationalAND wasteBUSINESS policy will HOUSEHOLD inform and give direction to waste planning and management in Ireland RECYCLING over the coming years and it obviously TARGETS has huge relevance for the packaging FOR WASTE sector, including the following: COLLECTORS • The introduction of a deposit and return scheme for plastic bottles and aluminium cans in the third quarter of 2022; • The Single Use Plastics (SUP) ban, STANDARDISED including cottonBIN budCOLOURS sticks, cutlery, plates, stirrers,GREEN chopsticks, ACROSS THE STATE: straws, polystyrene containers FOR RECYCLING, BLACK FOR and oxo-degradable plastic products RESIDUAL AND BROWN FOR from July 2021; ORGANIC WASTE • Commitment to ban further products such as (but not limited WASTE RECOVERY LEVY TO to) Wet wipes (non-medical); SUP ENCOURAGE RECYCLING hotel toiletries; SUP sugar/sauce/ mayonnaise etc. items; •WASTE ReduceOVERSIGHT number of SUPs being TOonMANAGE BODY placed the market by 2026. CONSUMER RIGHTS Some of the other key targets include setting recycling targets for waste collectors, imposing environmental levies EDUCATION AND for areas suchAWARENESS as waste recovery and CAMPAIGN single use coffee cups to encourage TO IMPROVE WASTE recycling and SEGREGATION reuse, and a commitment to halving our food waste by 2030. The plan to reduce food waste includes supporting the design and FOOD WASTE roll-out of packaging that meets the needs of food preservation without encouraging the generation of packaging waste, especially plastic packaging. “The ‘Waste Action Plan for a Circular WASTE SEGREGATION Economy’ not onlyINFRASTRUCTURE reflects the level of HALVE OUR ambition across Europe in the waste FOOD WASTE FOR APARTMENT and circular economy areas but offers BY 2030 DWELLERS us a chance to become leaders in the EU and internationally in embedding circularity across FOOD our society and SUSTAINABLE economy,” wrote Eamon Ryan TD, WASTE MANAGEMENT for the Environment, Climate Minister OPTIONS FOR ALL and Communications, in his foreword HOMES AND BUSINESSES to the document. Describing the Plan as “a step on our new journey towards a brighter and more sustainable future” he insisted that “it will help ensure that 2 we not only meet our legal targets, but also that we are positioning Ireland to take full advantage of the emerging new economy.”

THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 Obviously, the scale and breadth of the Covid-19 pandemic has made the transition to a circular economy more challenging. There has been a massive global increase in plastic waste associated with domestic and medical waste from protective equipment such as masks, gowns, gloves and an IRISH PACKAGING & PRINT

PLASTIC, PACKAGING AND SINGLE USE PLASTIC (SUP) DEPOSIT AND RETURN SCHEME FOR PLASTIC BOTTLES AND ALUMINIUM CANS SINGLE USE ITEMS BANNED FROM JULY 2021:

COTTON BUD STICKS, CUTLERY, PLATES, STIRRERS, CHOPSTICKS, STRAWS, POLYSTYRENE CONTAINERS AND OXO-DEGRADABLE PLASTIC PRODUCTS

SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE SUPS BEING PLACED ON THE MARKET BY 2026 ALL PACKAGING REUSABLE OR RECYCLABLE BY 2030

EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY (EPR) MANDATORY EPR FOR ALL PACKAGING PRODUCERS BEFORE 2024 EU DEADLINE NEW RULES FOR EPR SCHEMES TO INCENTIVISE GOOD PRACTICE IN WASTE RECYCLING AND DRIVE BETTER PRODUCT DESIGN PRODUCERS LIABLE FOR MODULATION FEES

increased use of sanitary wipes. With many food outlets offering takeaway options only and some cafés and coffee shops refusing to accept reusable cups, plastic waste generated by the food and hospitality sector has risen globally too. While food supply chains within and into Ireland have held up well, the OECD has reported specific issues in keeping global food chains open. Beyond cost and logistical issues, new supply chain challenges have arisen, with food loss and waste through delays and the fall off in demand from the international hospitality sector. The Plan argues that living with

Covid-19 and transitioning to a circular economy are not mutually exclusive and we do not need to await the eradication of the virus before we embrace circularity. In fact, our response to the pandemic can accelerate and complement that transition.

PACKAGING While Ireland has consistently met and exceeded all our packaging targets through the successful use of the EPR model, EU statistics highlight that Ireland appears to generate more plastic packaging per capita than all other Member States. The Action Plan argues that there is great scope for improved performance in recycling, with almost two thirds of plastic packaging not on the current recycling list. In order to continue our progression and attain the EU packaging, recovery and recycling targets, national targets for packaging compliance schemes will be introduced, including stretch targets to advance timeframes and position Ireland as a frontrunner within the EU. Specific packaging format/product targets will be set e.g. beverage and food cartons, including the aforementioned deposit and return scheme for plastic bottles and aluminium cans, as well a potential virgin plastic levy to support increased use of recycled materials in packaging. The Plan commits to supporting “an environmentally ambitious approach” in discussions with the European Commission on the essential requirements for packaging, including: • reducing (over)packaging and packaging waste, by various waste prevention measures including the setting of specific targets; • driving design for reuse and recyclability of packaging, including considering restrictions on the use of some packaging materials for certain applications, in particular where alternative reusable products or systems are possible or consumer goods can be handled safely without packaging; • seeking to reduce the complexity of packaging materials, including the number of materials and polymers used. Producers will be made liable for a minimum of 80% of the costs associated with the waste management of the amount of packaging they place on the market, the Plan promises, while


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producers of certain SUP packaging items will also be liable for the costs associated with the litter clean-up of the products they place on the market. “We will work with packaging suppliers to ensure they play their part in reducing primary, secondary and tertiary packaging waste arising and ensuring that all packaging on the market is reusable or recyclable in an economically viable way by 2030,” the Action Plan states. The Plan promises to examine why Ireland appears to generate a higher amount of plastic packaging compared to other Member States, and commits to a public education and awareness programme to “promote plastic and packaging as an urgent public issue” and raise awareness on the benefits of use of reusable containers. The Government will work with retailers to encourage the provision of refill options, and promises close collaboration with the Food Safety Authority of Ireland on food contact packaging in terms of reuse, while acknowledging the health and safety requirement. The Plan also promises to utilise national and EU funding streams for research into plastic and packaging, including research into materials being

exported overseas and research and identification/development of opportunities for reuse/recyclable alternative packaging materials.

SINGLE USE PLASTICS There is an entire chapter dedicated to Single Use Plastics (SUP), with the document reporting that $80-120 billion is lost annually to the global economy through the loss of plastic packaging material in single use plastics and only 5% of material value is retained for further use. There are two significant pieces of EU legislation covering these products: 1. Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste, commonly referred to as the Packaging Directive. 2. Directive (EU) 2019/904 on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment, commonly referred to as the Single Use Plastics Directive (SUPD). The SUP Directive aims to deal with the items which represent in excess of 70% of marine litter. In line with the EU’s European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy, this Directive

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promotes circular approaches that give priority to sustainable and non-toxic reusable products and reuse systems. It therefore aims first and foremost to reduce the quantity of waste generated in line with the pinnacle of the waste hierarchy. Under our transposition of the SUP Directive, the following SUP items will be banned from being placed on the Irish market from July 3, 2021: • Cotton Bud Sticks • SUP Cutlery • SUP Plates • SUP tirrers • SUP Chopsticks • SUP Straws • Expanded polystyrene single use food and beverage containers • All oxo-degradable plastic products In addition, under the SUPD, any beverage container (bottles, cartons etc.) up to three litres in size will be banned from the Irish market from July 3, 2024, unless its cap is attached to the main part of the container. Beverage producers will also be prohibited from placing any SUP polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle up to three litres in size on the Irish market from January 2025 unless it contains a IRISH PACKAGING & PRINT


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or cement kilns that incinerate packaging material to generate energy. Energy recovery avoids the emissions associated with disposal of packaging waste at landfill. In the case of cement kilns, energy recovery avoids burning of fossil fuels by substituting packaging waste materials as a fuel source.

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COTTON minimum BUD of 25%STICKS, recycled plastic. They will also be prohibitedSTIRRERS, from placing any CUTLERY, PLATES, SUP bottle up to three litres in size on CHOPSTICKS, the Irish market STRAWS, from January 2030 unless it containsCONTAINERS a minimum of 30% POLYSTYRENE recycled plastic. By January 5, 2023, AND OXO-DEGRADABLE producers of packaging will also be required PRODUCTS to cover the costs of litter PLASTIC

clean-up associated with the following SUP items: • food containers; • packets; • wrappers; • beverage containers; • cups; • light weight carrier bags. By January 5, 2023, producers of tobacco products which contain plastic will be subject to an EPR scheme. By December 31, 2024, producers of balloons, wet wipes and fishing gear will be subject to an EPR scheme. While Member States are prohibited from banning packagng from being placed on the market, the SUP Directive does give discretion to ban packaging items under a notifiable is defined in EU and national legislation and procedure in accordance with Directive Using this packaging mechanism, (EU) 2015/1535. dividual sales packaging, grouped Ireland is committed to banning a ort packaging. further Under EUoflegislation, Ireland range SUP items to include but not limited to the following: eve recycling targets for the following • Wet wipes (non-medical); types: glass, plastic, paper and board, metals • SUP hotel toiletries; SUPtargets sugar and condiment items. Ireland met all• EU for recycling and The action plan discusses individual f packaging waste in 2018. recycling packaging types, Our including:

NIFICANTLY REDUCE PS BEING PLACED ON HE MARKET BY 2026

ALL PACKAGING REUSABLE OR RECYCLABLE BY 2030

%. Recycling of packaging waste is good for Cups resources and nment becauseCoffee considerable 22,000 coffee cups are disposed of used to produce the various in Ireland every day, packaging equivalent to a rate of six per second. Reusable reams. For example, products made from alternatives already exist for takeaway less coffeeenergy cups, making an uminium use 95% thanthis those entirely avoidable, preventable waste g virgin material. stream, and the Government has

committed to working with the EPA and eNGOs including the Conscious to 2018 data, our recoverytowards rate for Cup Campaign, its elimination through a number of measures, waste was 91%. This means that in addition including theintroduction of the so-called “latte levy”, as well as trialling the elimination of coffee cups entirely in selected towns, Higher Education Institutions and other transport/ commercial centres, the introduction of measures to ban their unnecessary use (such as sit-in cafés) and to oblige retailers to give a price reduction to consumers who use reusable cups, leading to an eventual full ban on disposable cups. IRISH PACKAGING & PRINT

Table 1: Our EU Targets for Packaging and Recycling OUR EU TARGETS FOR PACKAGING AND by 2025 and 2030

RECYCLING BY 2025 AND 2030

All Packaging Recovery and Recycling Targets By 2025

By 2030

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65%

70%

Material Specific Recycling Targets (and prepared for reuse from 2025) Materials

By 2025

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70%

75%

Paper and Cardboard

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85%

Metal

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80%

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55%

Wood

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Aluminium

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market, further complicated Figures for previous years show that we by the fact that replacement options Disposable cold2018 drinks and cups are a must meet food grade quality. particular challenge in Ireland as the have consistently met and exceeded all our packaging Work is underway at present, across the EU, reusable culture has not made its way as targets the successful thefood EPRcontainers model.for which to of identify easily into through the fast food sector and, more use consumption reduction measures should importantly into takeaway beverage However, EU statistics highlight that Ireland appears be introduced in Ireland. The sector cups, which are different to coffee cups to generate more plastic packaging than all levies, a canper also capita expect environmental because they traditionally use a straw. ban on non-reusable food containers at The Government plans to examine other Member States. Repak actslarge-scale under Ministerial events and in sit-in cafés. the licensing of large scale events approval as a national compliance scheme for where plastic cups (without lids and straws) are used for cold drinks, with a Extended packaging. Currently producers can comply Producer with view to mandating specific conditions Responsibility their packaging prohibiting the use of obligations disposable coldthrough The self-compliance Waste Action Plan also plans to drinks cups. They also propose a levy introduce mandatory Extended Producer or becoming a member of an approved compliance on cold drinks cups, similar to the “latte Responsibility (EPR) for all packaging levy”, and plan to legislatethere to ban their scheme. However, is great scope forbefore improved producers the 2024 EU deadline, unnecessary use (such as sit-in cafés) to make producers liable for eco performance in recycling. Almost two thirds of plastic and to oblige retailers to give a reduction modulation of fees, in a bid to make all to consumers is who useon reusable cups. packaging list. reusable or recyclable by packaging not the current recycling 2030. Under EU targets introduced by Food Containers the Circular Economy Legislative Food containers, as defined under the Package and the Single Use Plastics SUPD, present a complex challenge, (SUP) Directive, Ireland must strive given the range of products and to significantly reduce total waste packaging types associated with them. generation and achieve the following Food containers are prevalent in the targets: fast food and retail sectors, as well as garage restaurants. There is no “one • Material specific targets for different size fits all” in terms of reusable options packaging materials and an all for the myriad of food containers on the packaging recycling rate of 65% by


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2025 and 70% by 2030; • Address the fastest growing waste stream globally (WEEE) through the achievement of the ambitious WEEE collection targets of 65% from 2019 onwards. • Provide an incentive to producers to design products that contribute to waste prevention and facilitate recycling by taking into account their durability, reparability, reusability, recyclability

and the presence of hazardous substances. • Adherence to the Waste Framework Directive stipulations regarding the financial contributions to be paid by producers. • Under the SUP Directive, new EPR schemes will have to be introduced for tobacco products containing plastic filters, balloons, wet wipes and fishing gear. The coming years will bring new EPRs for the waste streams listed in the SUP Directive. Self-compliance will no longer be an option under EPR, which will facilitate the mandatory introduction of EPR for all packaging producers before the 2024 EU deadline and will mean all producers will be liable for the eco-modulation of fees, (i.e. recyclable packaging will have lower fees and non-recyclable, composite packaging and over-packaging will be heavily penalised). They also intend to improve the governance and transparency of EPR schemes to provide: • clear definition of producer roles and responsibilities; • measurable waste management targets; • data collection and reporting systems; • equal treatment and non- discriminatory services for all participants.

WASTE MANAGEMENT INFRASTRUCTURE There are also plans to review State support for the development of recycling infrastructure in the country, examining the legislation and procedures for development of waste management infrastructure.

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The Action Plan acknowledges that Ireland does not produce enough material to support a viable recycling industry for certain waste streams such as, paper, steel or aluminium (all exported for recycling) - Ireland recycles glass, wood and only a small amount of plastic. However, it argues that we can and should use the policy and regulatory framework to create the right conditions to support indigenous capacity by, for example, measures to ensure that the right material ends up in the right bin and in a suitable condition, thus making it available for separate collection and subsequent recycling, reuse or repair. Incentivised pricing systems backed by strong and consistent enforcement are essential for this.

SHARING RESPONSIBILITY Sharing responsibility with other stakeholders for delivery of our revised EU targets will be another important element – including through amended waste collection permit conditions. Developments in export markets in recent years have seen the value of paper exported for recycling reduce significantly. On the other hand, paper pulp (or fibre) is a high value material which is easily sold at a far higher price than raw untreated paper. The Government and the waste sector are examining the paper sector in Europe with a view to determine the viability of an indigenous treatment facility and identifying the best option for Ireland. The Government has also committed to ensuring that a new National Waste Management Plan for a Circular Economy is in place by January 2022, replacing the three existing Regional Waste Management Plans.

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One small code to print, one giant leap for data sharing GS1 DataMatrix is the small barcode that packs a “bunch”, writes Maria Svejdar, Head of Marketing, Communications and CX, GS1 Ireland.

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S1’s DataMatrix may be small and quite discreet, but it holds a world of possibilities for enabling data sharing applications across the supply chain. In this article, we round up a selection of the roll-outs and implementations taking place in Ireland and across the globe. Increasing rates of adoption will see us all become much more familiar with the small square barcode called a DataMatrix. From pharmaceutical drugs to surgical instruments and medical devices, and from milk, fish and meat to even air conditioning units, gas canisters and spare parts for

machines, the GS1 DataMatrix barcode is used to encode and share vital product and asset data across the globe and from end-to-end of the supply chain in many sectors.

What is a GS1 DataMatrix symbol? GS1 DataMatrix is a matrix, or twodimensional (2D), barcode which may be printed as a square or rectangular symbol made up of individual dots. It consists of a grid of dark and light squares bordered by a finder pattern which indicates the orientation and structure of the symbol.

Above: The GS1 DataMatrix barcode is used to encode and share vital product and asset data across the globe and from end-to-end of the supply chain in many sectors.

GS1 DataMatrix barcodes can be read by camera or imaging scanners; there are even apps for your mobile phone. The data typically encoded in a GS1 DataMatrix includes the product code (GTIN/barcode number), batch number, serial number, best before/expiry date, together with special use-case specific data such as location identifiers, service relationships, weights, or coupon IDs, to name but a few examples.

What are the benefits? Depending upon the product, industry sector, or business application, the benefits include the encoding of additional product information in a machine-readable format (traditional retail barcodes, for example, usually only contain the product code/ GTIN), increased read/write accuracy at high speed and a greatly reduced print footprint. Use of DataMatrix is not limited to printed labels but can be laser etched directly onto metal objects, such as medical instruments or beer kegs, and is able to withstand intensive cleaning and sterilisation processes.

Retail innovation cuts costs and waste and enhances customer satisfaction The compact size of GS1 DataMatrix, combined with its greater data capacity, supports both commercial teams and consumers with their demands for extended product information. IRISH PACKAGING & PRINT

Innovative retailers such as Woolworths in Australia have started to roll out “data


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embedded barcodes” such as GS1 Databar and GS1 DataMatrix on products, starting with fresh produce. The project has helped Woolworths deliver much greater accuracy on product identification, especially in terms of fresh produce varieties and has reduced time spent at the checkout, benefitting the customer and retailer alike. Additional benefits have accrued to the inventory management and procurement teams, reducing in-store waste, enabling more accurate supplier orders and facilitating better traceability processes. European Fish Traceability protocols use GS1 DataMatrix symbols to help share information electronically about fish types and the date, time and location of catch. Airfield Estate in Dublin has adopted the GS1 DataMatrix barcode as part of its initiative to share the full story of its Jersey Cow Milk with its customers. Construction and clothing are two further industry sectors adopting GS1 DataMatrix to realise benefits for their product and asset management programmes. The compact size of the symbols, combined with their greater data capacity, supports both commercial teams and consumers with their demands for extended product information, such as food provenance, allergens, organic and other certification criteria, best before and expiry dates or product recall notices.

Data carriers helping to transform the healthcare supply chain The unique identification of healthcare products for track and trace purposes, from the point of manufacture to the point

of administration, is a key objective of regulators and healthcare providers around the world. Increasingly, legislation requires the use of unique, standards-based identifiers encoded into machine-readable barcodes and often GS1 DataMatrix is selected as the preferred data carrier. For example, GS1 DataMatrix is already widely used on pharmaceutical product packaging in all four corners of the globe. It is a required part of the European Commission’s regulation on medicines verification in Europe. In addition to patient safety measures, the use of identification codes and barcodes can help in the fight against counterfeit healthcare products. Today, as we watch world efforts to develop, distribute and track Covid-19 vaccines, the need for traceability and accurate, detailed patient records will be front and foremost for many health departments, distributors and healthcare providers.

GS1 DataMatrix is already widely used on pharmaceutical product packaging in all four corners of the globe.

Learn more GS1 DataMatrix offers all stakeholders across the supply chain, a unique opportunity to encode and share product and asset information quickly, accurately and efficiently. For help on identifying the opportunities for your business and the steps to get started, contact one of our industry experts today. Email ask@gs1ie.org or visit our online resource centre at www.gs1ie.org/ datamatrix.

Below: GS1 DataMatrix is a required part of the European Commission’s regulation on medicines verification in Europe.

Tracking products and assets in all sectors

European Fish Traceability protocols use GS1 DataMatrix symbols to help share information electronically about fish types and the date, time, fishing vessel and location of catch. • Russia’s new Track & Trace Regulations mandate the use of GS1 DataMatrix to capture and share traceability information for products ranging from cigarettes to perfume.

Airfield Estate in Dublin has adopted the GS1 DataMatrix barcode as part of its initiative to share the full story of its Jersey Cow Milk with its customers.

Construction and clothing are two further industry sectors adopting GS1 DataMatrix to realise benefits for their product and asset management programmes. IRISH PACKAGING & PRINT


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A comprehensive index of product and services listings, followed by alphabetical listings of packaging, processing and logistical companies. If you would like to to be included in next year’s guide contact info@tarapublications.ie

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IRISHPACKAGING and print directory 2021 Product & Service Index ALL PLASTIC SILOS & IBC’S AIC Plastic Pallets & Boxes Interpac LINPAC Allibert Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd SCHÜTZ (Ireland) Ltd Thorn Environmental Ltd AGV SYSTEMS Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd Krones UK Ltd BAGGING Fischbein Saxon Ltd Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd Obeeco Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Troy Packaging BAG GLUING Fischbein Saxon Ltd H.B Fuller / NAA Ltd BAG SEALING Carabay Packaging Products Fischbein Saxon Ltd Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd H.B Fuller / NAA Ltd Irish Papers Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd Medical Pack Solutions Obeeco Ltd PC Packaging Ltd QPM Ltd T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) Versatile Packaging Ltd BAG SEWING Dollard Packaging Ltd Fischbein Saxon Ltd Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd BAKERY CAKE CONTAINERS Bunzl Irish Merchants Ltd Celtic Sales Company (Cork) Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd Troy Packaging Versatile Packaging Ltd BANDING Bunzl Irish Merchants Ltd Dollard Packaging Ltd Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd Heavey Print & Design Heavey Technology JMC Packaging Ltd Limerick Packaging

Obeeco Ltd PC Packaging Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Trimfold Envelopes Ltd Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group BARCODING / TRACEABILITY Advanced Packaging Machinery Ltd Codico Distributors Ltd Diamond Corrugated Fischbein Saxon Ltd Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd GS1 Ireland Heavey Technology JMC Packaging Ltd Medical Pack Solutions Obeeco Ltd PCS Industries Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Trimfold Envelopes Ltd Weber Packaging Solutions Ltd BARCODE GUIDELINES GS1 Ireland Holfeld Graphics JMC Packaging Ltd Weber Packaging Solutions Ltd BARCODE PRINTING & QUALITY VERIFICATION Advanced Packaging Machinery Ltd Codico Distributors Ltd Colorman Ireland Ltd Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd GS1 Ireland Holfeld Graphics JMC Packaging Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Weber Packaging Solutions Ltd BINS Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Thorn Environmental Ltd Troy Packaging BIODEGRADABLE MATERIAL AB Converters Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Irish Papers Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd Novostrat Ltd Papertech Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) Thorn Environmental Ltd Trimfold Envelopes Ltd Troy Packaging

BRAND DEVELOPMENT Blink Design Heavey Print & Design Irish Papers Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd Neworld Associates Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group BULK PACKAGING Advanced Packaging Machinery Ltd Barry Packaging Carabay Packaging Products Corcoran Products (Ire) Ltd Dollard Packaging Ltd Donoghue Packaging Interpac Irish Papers Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd Limerick Packaging LINPAC Allibert Ltd Novostrat Ltd Obeeco Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Thorn Environmental Ltd UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group CALIBRATION Advanced Packaging Machinery Ltd Holfeld Graphics Obeeco Ltd P.J. Boner & Co. Ltd Troy Packaging CARTON ERECTORS/CLOSERS Diamond Corrugated Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd Heavey Technology Irish Papers Ltd Krones UK Ltd Medical Pack Solutions Obeeco Ltd Smurfit Kappa Ireland CASE SEALING (TAPING) Carabay Packaging Products Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd Heavey Technology JMC Packaging Ltd Krones UK Ltd Medical Pack Solutions Obeeco Ltd PC Packaging Ltd QPM Ltd T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group IRISH PACKAGING & PRINT


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CHECKWEIGHERS Advanced Packaging Machinery Ltd Fischbein Saxon Ltd Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd Medical Pack Solutions Obeeco Ltd P.J. Boner & Co. Ltd CODING & MARKING Advanced Packaging Machinery Ltd Codico Distributors Ltd Fischbein Saxon Ltd Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd GS1 Ireland Heavey Technology JMC Packaging Ltd Medical Pack Solutions Obeeco Ltd PC Packaging Ltd PCS Industries Ltd QPM Ltd Weber Packaging Solutions Ltd COLD CHAIN PACKAGING Carabay Packaging Products JMC Packaging Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group COLOUR MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS Alphagraphics Heavey Print & Design Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd COMPOSTABLE BAGS, FILMS & SHRINK SLEEVES Carabay Packaging Products Heavey Technology Irish Papers Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd NevPak PC Packaging Ltd QPM Ltd Thorn Environmental Ltd T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) Troy Packaging Van Der Windt Packaging Versatile Packaging Ltd CONSULTANCY Advanced Packaging Machinery Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Donoghue Packaging Enviropak Supplies Ltd Heavey Technology Irish Papers Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd Leonard Little & Associates Ltd Limerick Packaging Medical Pack Solutions NevPak Obeeco Ltd QPM Ltd Thorn Environmental Ltd Troy Packaging CONTAINERS BAGS Fabric Barry Packaging IRISH PACKAGING & PRINT

Consort Case Company Irish Papers Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) Thorn Environmental Ltd Troy Packaging Jute JJ O’Toole Ltd T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) Troy Packaging Laminates AB Converters Ltd Alert Packaging Ltd Barry Packaging Carabay Packaging Products Irish Papers Ltd Interpac JJ O’Toole Ltd NPP Group Ltd Papertech Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) Thorn Environmental Ltd Troy Packaging Versatile Packaging Ltd Paper AB Converters Ltd Alert Packaging Ltd Alpack Ltd Barry Packaging Bemis Healthcare Bunzl Irish Merchants Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Celtic Sales Company (Cork) Ltd Enviropak Supplies Ltd Heavey Technology Irish Papers Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd NevPak Papertech Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) Shabra Plastics/Recycling Ltd The Packaging Centre Ltd Thorn Environmental Ltd Trimfold Envelopes Ltd Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group Van Der Windt Packaging Plastic AB Converters Ltd Aerobord Ltd Bemis Healthcare Bunzl Irish Merchants Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Celtic Sales Company (Cork) Ltd Greiner Packaging Ltd Industrial Packaging Ltd Irish Papers Ltd Interpac JJ O’Toole Ltd NPP Group Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Shabra Plastics/Recycling Ltd T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) The Packaging Centre Ltd

Thorn Environmental Ltd Trimfold Envelopes Ltd Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group Van Der Windt Packaging Versatile Packaging Ltd Pre-Made Bags - Plain/Printed Bemis Healthcare Bunzl Irish Merchants Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd NPP Group Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Shabra Plastics/Recycling Ltd Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group Recycled Bags Bunzl Irish Merchants Ltd Shabra Plastics / Recycling Ltd BARRELS/DRUMS Fibreboard Air Sea Containers Ireland Ltd Dollard Packaging Ltd Donoghue Packaging Industrial Packaging Ltd Interpac Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Smurfit Kappa Ireland Troy Packaging Metal Industrial Packaging Ltd Interpac Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Plastic Carabay Packaging Products Charles Tennant & Co (Ireland) Ltd Consort Case Company Donoghue Packaging Gem Plastics Industrial Packaging Ltd Interpac JMC Packaging Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd SCHÜTZ (Ireland) Ltd The Packaging Centre Ltd Troy Packaging Wooden Donoghue Packaging JJ O’Toole Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd BLISTER / CLAMSHELL PACKS Bemis Healthcare Papertech Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group Van Der Windt Packaging BOTTLES Glass Air Sea Containers Ireland Ltd Alpack Ltd Multiprint Labels Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd The Packaging Centre Ltd Troy Packaging Plastic Air Sea Containers Ireland Ltd


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Carabay Packaging Products Celtic Sales Company (Cork) Ltd Charles Tennant & Co (Ireland) Ltd Gem Plastics Mergon International Multiprint Labels Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd The Packaging Centre Ltd Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group BOXES Cake Alpack Ltd Barry Packaging Benson Box Co. (Irl) Ltd Bunzl Irish Merchants Ltd Dollard Packaging Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd NevPak T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) The Packaging Centre Ltd Van Der Windt Packaging Cans Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Troy Packaging Composites Bunzl Irish Merchants Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Cavanbox.ie Packaging Dollard Packaging Ltd Donoghue Packaging Irish Papers Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Troy Packaging Corrugated Alpack Ltd Barry Packaging Bunzl Irish Merchants Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Cavanbox.ie Packaging Celtic Sales Company (Cork) Ltd Diamond Corrugated Dollard Packaging Ltd Donoghue Packaging Industrial Packaging Ltd Interpac Irish Papers Ltd Limerick Packaging McGowans Medical Pack Solutions Mid Cork Pallets and Packaging NevPak Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd SAICA Packaging Ireland SAICA Pack Lurgan SAICA Pack Warrenpoint T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group Van Der Windt Packaging EPS Bunzl Irish Merchants Ltd Dollard Packaging Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd Limerick Packaging SCA Foam Products Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group

Van Der Windt Packaging Metal Bunzl Irish Merchants Ltd Interpac Irish Papers Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Paper Air Sea Containers Ireland Ltd Bunzl Irish Merchants Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Dollard Packaging Ltd Enviropak Supplies Ltd Heavey Technology Irish Papers Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd McGowans NevPak Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Shabra Plastics/Recycling Ltd T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group Plastic Aerobord Ltd AIC Plastic Pallets & Boxes Air Sea Containers Ireland Ltd Bunzl Irish Merchants Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Cavanbox.ie Packaging Consort Case Company Dollard Packaging Ltd Heavey Technology Interpac Irish Papers Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd LINPAC Allibert Ltd Measom Freer Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Shabra Plastics/Recycling Ltd Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group Rigid Presentation Boxes Benson Box Co. (Irl) Ltd Bunzl Irish Merchants Ltd Diamond Corrugated Dollard Packaging Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd NevPak Smurfit Kappa Ireland Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group Snack Boxes Benson Box Co. (Irl) Ltd Bunzl Irish Merchants Ltd Dollard Packaging Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd McGowans NevPak Shabra Plastics/Recycling Ltd Van Der Windt Packaging Wooden AIC Plastic Pallets & Boxes Air Sea Containers Ireland Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Cavanbox.ie Packaging Dollard Packaging Ltd Donoghue Packaging

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Interpac JJ O’Toole Ltd Mid Cork Pallets and Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group BUCKETS/TUBS Plastic Alpack Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Celtic Sales Company (Cork) Ltd Charles Tennant & Co (Ireland) Ltd Consort Case Company Corcoran Products (Ire) Ltd Greiner Packaging Ltd Industrial Packaging Ltd Interpac Irish Papers Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd LINPAC Allibert Ltd Mergon International PrimePac Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd The Packaging Centre Ltd Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group Van Der Windt Packaging Versatile Packaging Ltd Metal Com-Plas International Interpac Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Troy Packaging Versatile Packaging Ltd CARTONS Cardboard Alpack Ltd Benson Box Co. (Irl) Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Cavanbox.ie Packaging Celtic Sales Company (Cork) Ltd Colorman Ireland Ltd Com-Plas International Diamond Corrugated Dollard Packaging Ltd Interpac Irish Papers Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd Limerick Packaging McGowans Medical Pack Solutions Mid Cork Pallets and Packaging NevPak Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Smurfit Kappa Ireland T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) The Packaging Centre Ltd Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group Versatile Packaging Ltd Plastic AIC Plastic Pallets & Boxes Carabay Packaging Products Cavanbox.ie Packaging Com-Plas International Consort Case Company Corcoran Products (Ire) Ltd Greiner Packaging Ltd Interpac Irish Papers Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd IRISH PACKAGING & PRINT


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JMC Packaging Ltd Mergon International Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group

Donoghue Packaging Interpac JJ O’Toole Ltd Mid Cork Pallets and Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group

CASES Corrugated Air Sea Containers Ireland Ltd Alpack Ltd Bunzl Irish Merchants Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Cavanbox.ie Packaging Celtic Sales Company (Cork) Ltd Com-Plas International Consort Case Company Diamond Corrugated Dollard Packaging Ltd Donoghue Packaging Enviropak Supplies Ltd Interpac Irish Papers Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd McGowans Medical Pack Solutions Mid Cork Pallets and Packaging Limerick Packaging NevPak Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd SAICA Packaging Ireland SAICA Pack Lurgan SAICA Pack Warrenpoint Smurfit Kappa Ireland T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group

CLOSURES Metal Alpack Ltd Gem Plastics Industrial Packaging Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) The Packaging Centre Ltd Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group

Metal Air Sea Containers Ireland Ltd Bunzl Irish Merchants Ltd Consort Case Company Interpac Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Troy Packaging Plastic AIC Plastic Pallets & Boxes Air Sea Containers Ireland Ltd Bunzl Irish Merchants Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Consort Case Company Corcoran Products (Ire) Ltd Interpac JJ O’Toole Ltd Irish Papers Ltd LINPAC Allibert Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Smurfit Kappa Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group Polystyrene Cavanbox.ie Packaging Carabay Packaging Products Consort Case Company Dollard Packaging Ltd Irish Papers Ltd Limerick Packaging SCA Foam Products Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group Wooden Carabay Packaging Products Cavanbox.ie Packaging Consort Case Company Dollard Packaging Ltd IRISH PACKAGING & PRINT

Plastic Alpack Ltd Charles Tennant & Co (Ireland) Ltd Consort Case Company Gem Plastics Greiner Packaging Ltd Industrial Packaging Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd Measom Freer Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) The Packaging Centre Ltd Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group Taps Gem Plastics Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd The Packaging Centre Ltd CRATES Plastic AIC Plastic Pallets & Boxes Carabay Packaging Products Dollard Packaging Ltd Donoghue Packaging Interpac Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group Wooden AIC Plastic Pallets & Boxes Carabay Packaging Products Cavanbox.ie Packaging Dollard Packaging Ltd Donoghue Packaging Interpac JJ O’Toole Ltd Mid Cork Pallets and Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group JARS Glass Air Sea Containers Ireland Ltd Alpack Ltd Celtic Sales Company (Cork) Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd The Packaging Centre Ltd Troy Packaging Plastic Carabay Packaging Products Charles Tennant & Co (Ireland) Ltd Com-Plas International Greiner Packaging Ltd Measom Freer Mergon International PrimePac Ltd

Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd The Packaging Centre Ltd Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group PAPER CARRIERS Bunzl Irish Merchants Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Irish Papers Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd NevPak Shabra Plastics/Recycling Ltd The Packaging Centre Ltd Troy Packaging Van Der Windt Packaging POUCHES Alpack Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Irish Papers Ltd Interpac Medical Pack Solutions Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd The Packaging Centre Ltd Troy Packaging Van Der Windt Packaging Recycled Sacks Bunzl Irish Merchants Ltd Shabra Plastics / Recycling Ltd SACKS Bunzl Irish Merchants Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Irish Papers Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd Shabra Plastics/Recycling Ltd Troy Packaging Van Der Windt Packaging SACKS HEAVY DUTY Interpac JJ O’Toole Ltd NPP Group Ltd Shabra Plastics/Recycling Ltd Troy Packaging Van Der Windt Packaging TRAYS Aluminium AIC Plastic Pallets & Boxes Bunzl Irish Merchants Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Com-Plas International Enviropak Supplies Ltd Heavey Technology Irish Papers Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd QPM Ltd T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) Troy Packaging Van Der Windt Packaging Versatile Packaging Ltd Paper Benson Box Co. (Irl) Ltd Bunzl Irish Merchants Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Cavanbox.ie Packaging Dollard Packaging Ltd Enviropak Supplies Ltd Heavey Technology Irish Papers Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd


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McGowans NevPak Thorn Environmental Ltd T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group Van Der Windt Packaging Plastic AIC Plastic Pallets & Boxes AiP Thermoform Packaging Ltd Bemis Healthcare Carabay Packaging Products Cavanbox.ie Packaging Celtic Sales Company (Cork) Ltd Consort Case Company Corcoran Products (Ire) Ltd Enviropak Supplies Ltd Heavey Technology Irish Papers Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd LINPAC Allibert Ltd Medical Pack Solutions Nelipak Healthcare Packaging QPM Ltd Quinn Packaging Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) Thorn Environmental Ltd The Packaging Centre Ltd Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group Van Der Windt Packaging Versatile Packaging Ltd TUBES Cardboard Carabay Packaging Products Dollard Packaging Ltd Donoghue Packaging Enviropak Supplies Ltd Industrial Packaging Ltd Irish Papers Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Smufit Kappa Ireland Ltd Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group Paper Carabay Packaging Products Irish Papers Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group Plastic Bemis Healthcare Carabay Packaging Products Irish Papers Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd Measom Freer Mergon International NPP Group Ltd PrimePac Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Troy Packaging VIALS Glass Com-Plas International Medical Pack Solutions Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd The Packaging Centre Ltd Troy Packaging

Plastic Bunzl Irish Merchants Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Com-Plas International Mergon International Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd The Packaging Centre Ltd Troy Packaging CONTRACT PACKAGING Bemis Healthcare Benson Box Co. (Irl) Ltd Canpak Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Colorman Ireland Ltd Dollard Packaging Ltd Donoghue Packaging Irish Papers Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd McGowans Mergon International Obeeco Ltd QPM Ltd Shabra Plastics/Recycling Ltd Thorn Environmental Ltd UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group CONTRACT PACKING Bemis Healthcare Canpak Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Colorman Ireland Ltd Donoghue Packaging JJ O’Toole Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd QPM Ltd UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group CONVERTER Bemis Healthcare Carabay Packaging Products Corcoran Products (Ire) Ltd EuroFoil Teo HeaveyTechnology Thorn Environmental Ltd UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group Weber Packaging Solutions Ltd DANGEROUS GOODS PACKAGING Interpac JJ O’Toole Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd SCHÜTZ (Ireland) Ltd Smurfit Kappa Ireland Thorn Environmental Ltd Troy Packaging DANGEROUS GOODS PACKAGING TESTING Dollard Packaging Ltd Donoghue Packaging Interpac Thorn Environmental Ltd Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group DESIGNERS/CONSULTANTS Advanced Packaging Machinery Ltd AiP Thermoform Packaging Ltd Artefact Ltd Diamond Corrugated Dollard Packaging Ltd Donoghue Packaging Heavey Print & Design Interpac

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Irish Papers Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd Limerick Packaging Medical Pack Solutions Nelipak Healthcare Packaging Neworld Associates Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group DISTRIBUTION Carabay Packaging Products Charles Tennant & Co (Ireland) Ltd Corcoran Products (Ire) Ltd Dollard Packaging Ltd Enviropak Supplies Ltd Industrial Packaging Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd Johnston Logistics Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group Van Der Windt Packaging DRUM & KEG WASHERS Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd Interpac Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd ECOMMERCE FULFILMENT Carabay Packaging Products Smurfit Kappa Ireland Troy Packaging FIBC Industrial Packaging Ltd Interpac Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Thorn Environmental Ltd Troy Packaging Van Der Windt Packaging FIBRE ONE-TRIP IBC’S Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd FLEXO PLATES Alphagraphics FLOW WRAPPERS Bemis Healthcare Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd Obeeco Ltd Odenberg Engineering Ltd PC Packaging Ltd QPM Ltd Troy Packaging FLOW WRAPPING Bemis Healthcare Canpak Ltd Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd Irish Papers Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd Obeeco Ltd PC Packaging Ltd QPM Ltd Thorn Environmental Ltd Troy Packaging Versatile Packaging Ltd IRISH PACKAGING & PRINT


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FMCG PACKAGING Canpak Ltd Corcoran Products (Ire) Ltd Diamond Corrugated Heavey Print & Design Heavey Technology Interpac JJ O’Toole Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd Krones UK Ltd Neworld Associates Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Smurfit Kappa Ireland Troy Packaging FOAM IN PLACE Donoghue Packaging Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group FORKLIFT/PALLET TRUCKS Irish Lift Trucks UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group FORM FILL & SEAL Advanced Packaging Machinery Ltd Bemis Healthcare Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd NPP Group Ltd Obeeco Ltd Papertech Ltd Troy Packaging FREEZER SPACE ADDITION / REMOVAL Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd FULFILMENT Canpak Ltd Heavey Print & Design JJ O’Toole Ltd Smurfit Kappa Ireland Weber Packaging Solutions Ltd GRAPHIC DESIGN Blink Design Heavey Print & Design JJ O’Toole Ltd NevPak Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group HAND ASSEMBLY Bemis Healthcare Canpak Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Dollard Packaging Ltd UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group INDUSTRIAL WASHING SYSTEMS Advanced Packaging Machinery Ltd Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd INSPECTION SYSTEMS Advanced Packaging Machinery Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd Krones UK Ltd Obeeco Ltd PCS Industries Ltd Weber Packaging Solutions Ltd IRISH PACKAGING & PRINT

IRISH PRE-STRETCH FILM MANUFACTURERS Carabay Packaging Products Thorn Environmental Ltd

Obeeco Ltd Odenberg Engineering Ltd PC Packaging Ltd QPM Ltd

KAN BAN Bemis Healthcare Carabay Packaging Products Dollard Packaging Ltd Donoghue Packaging JMC Packaging Ltd Nelipak Healthcare Packaging Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group Weber Packaging Solutions Ltd

DRUM LIFTING/REEL LIFTING Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd Interpac Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd

LABEL BUREAU GS1 Ireland Heavey Print & Design Heavey Technology Weber Packaging Solutions Ltd

FILLING Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd Krones UK Ltd Multiprint Labels Obeeco Ltd PC Packaging Ltd QPM Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Versatile Packaging Ltd

AUTO CARTONING SYSTEMS Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd Krones UK Ltd Obeeco Ltd Troy Packaging

LABELLING Advanced Packaging Machinery Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Codico Distributors Ltd Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd Heavey Print & Design Heavey Technology JMC Packaging Ltd Krones UK Ltd Logopak International Ltd Medical Pack Solutions Multiprint Labels New Era Packaging Ltd Obeeco Ltd PC Packaging Ltd QPM Ltd Quinn Packaging Ltd T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group Weber Packaging Solutions Ltd

BAG CLOSING MACHINERY Fischbein Saxon Ltd Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd Obeeco Ltd Troy Packaging

MAP MACHINERY Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd Fischbein Saxon Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd QPM Ltd Versatile Packaging Ltd

CAPPING Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd Krones UK Ltd Obeeco Ltd PC Packaging Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd

METAL DETECTORS/X-RAY MACHINES Advanced Packaging Machinery Ltd Fischbein Saxon Ltd Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd Obeeco Ltd QPM Ltd Quinn Packaging Ltd Troy Packaging

LITHO LAM PACKAGING Carabay Packaging Products Diamond Corrugated Dollard Packaging Ltd Donoghue Packaging Enviropak Supplies Ltd Limerick Packaging Mid Cork Pallets and Packaging Smurfit Kappa Ireland Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group MACHINERY/EQUIPMENT

CASE PACKING Diamond Corrugated Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd Krones UK Ltd Obeeco Ltd Smurfit Kappa Ireland Troy Packaging CONVEYORS Advanced Packaging Machinery Ltd Codico Distributors Ltd Fischbein Saxon Ltd Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd Heavey Technology JMC Packaging Ltd Krones UK Ltd

NAILING & STAPLING EQUIPMENT Carabay Packaging Products Troy Packaging PACKAGING MACHINERY Abco Kovex Ltd Advanced Packaging Machinery Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Diamond Corrugated Fischbein Saxon Ltd Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd Irish Papers Ltd ITW Packaging Systems JMC Packaging Ltd


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Krones UK Ltd Medical Pack Solutions NPP Group Ltd Obeeco Ltd Odenberg Engineering Ltd PC Packaging Ltd QPM Ltd Quinn Packaging Ltd Smurfit Kappa Ireland Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group Versatile Packaging Ltd Weber Packaging Solutions Ltd PROCESS EQUIPMENT Advanced Packaging Machinery Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd Krones UK Ltd P.J. Boner & Co. Ltd Obeeco Ltd Odenberg Engineering Ltd Trimfold Envelopes Ltd Weber Packaging Solutions Ltd SEALERS Fischbein Saxon Ltd Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd NevPak Obeeco Ltd Troy Packaging SHRINK WRAPPERS Carabay Packaging Products Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd ITW Packaging Systems JJ O’Toole Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd Medical Pack Solutions Krones UK Ltd Obeeco Ltd PC Packaging Ltd QPM Ltd Quinn Packaging Ltd Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group SLEEVING Donoghue Packaging Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd Krones UK Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd Obeeco Ltd Troy Packaging STRAPPING MACHINES Abco Kovex Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Donoghue Packaging Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd Heavey Technology Irish Papers Ltd ITW Packaging Systems JJ O’Toole Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd Limerick Packaging NPP Group Ltd Quinn Packaging Ltd Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group THERMOFORMERS JMC Packaging Ltd Medical Pack Solutions Obeeco Ltd

QPM Ltd Quinn Packaging Ltd Troy Packaging Versatile Packaging Ltd TIPPING/TILTING EQUIPMENT Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd TRAY SEALERS Enviropak Supplies Ltd Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd Medical Pack Solutions Nelipak Healthcare Packaging Obeeco Ltd PC Packaging Ltd QPM Ltd Troy Packaging Versatile Packaging Ltd VACUUM PACKERS Carabay Packaging Products Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd Obeeco Ltd PC Packaging Ltd QPM Ltd Troy Packaging Versatile Packaging Ltd WEIGHING & CHECKING Advanced Packaging Machinery Ltd P.J. Boner & Co. Ltd Fischbein Saxon Ltd Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd Heavey Technology JMC Packaging Ltd Obeeco Ltd QPM Ltd Troy Packaging Versatile Packaging Ltd Weber Packaging Solutions Ltd ENVELOPES & MAIL PACKAGING Heavey Print & Design Trimfold Envelopes Ltd Troy Packaging MAIL ORDER BAGS AB Converters Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd Trimfold Envelopes Ltd Troy Packaging MARKETING ROADMAPS Colorman Ireland Ltd Neworld Associates MATERIALS HANDLING Carabay Packaging Products Fischbein Saxon Ltd Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd Irish Lift Trucks Irish Papers Ltd Interpac JJ O’Toole Ltd LINPAC Allibert Ltd QPM Ltd SCA Foam Products Toyota Material Handling Ireland Weber Packaging Solutions Ltd MEDICAL / PHARMACEUTICAL Carabay Packaging Products Colorman Ireland Ltd

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Interpac Irish Papers Ltd LINPAC Allibert Ltd Medical Pack Solutions Nelipak Healthcare Packaging Obeeco Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group MOULDING Mergon International Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Troy Packaging NESTED TRAYS, CANS, TUBES Benson Box Co. (Irl) Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Dollard Packaging Ltd Irish Papers Ltd LINPAC Allibert Ltd Obeeco Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Troy Packaging Versatile Packaging Ltd NON-WOVEN PP JJ O’Toole Ltd Papertech Ltd T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) Troy Packaging OVER WRAPPING JMC Packaging Ltd Troy Packaging PACKAGING DESIGN SPECIALISTS AiP Thermoform Packaging Ltd Artefact Ltd Blink Design Diamond Corrugated Donoghue Packaging Heavey Print & Design JJ O’Toole Ltd Mid Cork Pallets and Packaging Nelipak Healthcare Packaging Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group PACKAGING MATERIALS ADHESIVES Alphagraphics Bemis Healthcare H.B Fuller / NAA Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd Krones UK Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group AIRPAQ ENDCAPS Carabay Packaging Products Dollard Packaging Ltd Donoghue Packaging Irish Papers Ltd Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group BAMBOO PULP Bunzl Irish Merchants Ltd Dollard Packaging Ltd Donoghue Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group BESPOKE PROMOTIONAL LABELS Bunzl Irish Merchants Ltd IRISH PACKAGING & PRINT


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Heavey Print & Design McGowans Multiprint Labels New Era Packaging Ltd T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) Troy Packaging Weber Packaging Solutions Ltd CARD Colorman Ireland Ltd Dollard Packaging Ltd Heavey Print & Design Irish Papers Ltd McGowans NevPak Papertech Ltd UniBoard Ltd CONVOLUTED FOAM Dollard Packaging Ltd Limerick Packaging Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group DIGITAL LABELS Donoghue Packaging Heavey Print & Design Heavey Technology Irish Papers Ltd New Era Packaging Ltd Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group Weber Packaging Solutions Ltd FOAM UNDERLAY Carabay Packaging Products Cavanbox.ie Packaging Limerick Packaging Novostrat Ltd Troy Packaging INK Alphagraphics JMC Packaging Ltd Obeeco Ltd PC Packaging Ltd UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group L SEALING Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd Obeeco Ltd Troy Packaging LABELS Alpack Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Codico Distributors Ltd Dollard Packaging Ltd Donoghue Packaging Heavey Print & Design Heavey Technology Irish Papers Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd Logopak International Ltd Medical Pack Solutions New Era Packaging Ltd Multiprint Labels Obeeco Ltd T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) The Packaging Centre Ltd Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group Weber Packaging Solutions Ltd IRISH PACKAGING & PRINT

LAMINATES AB Converters Ltd Alert Packaging Ltd Bemis Healthcare Enviropak Supplies Ltd EuroFoil Teo Irish Papers Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd Medical Pack Solutions New Era Packaging Ltd Novostrat Ltd Papertech Ltd T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) Troy Packaging Versatile Packaging Ltd LEAFLETS Colorman Ireland Ltd Heavey Print & Design Irish Papers Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd McGowans New Era Packaging Ltd LEAFLET LABELS Colorman Ireland Ltd Heavey Technology JJ O’Toole Ltd McGowans New Era Packaging Ltd Weber Packaging Solutions Ltd LINERLESS LABELS Heavey Technology New Era Packaging Ltd Weber Packaging Solutions Ltd LITHO LAMINATED BOARD/FLUTE Colorman Ireland Ltd Diamond Corrugated Dollard Packaging Ltd Enviropak Supplies Ltd Irish Papers Ltd Limerick Packaging Mid Cork Pallets and Packaging Smurfit Kappa Ireland Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group METAL FOILS Alert Packaging Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Colorman Ireland Ltd Irish Papers Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd New Era Packaging Ltd Obeeco Ltd Papertech Ltd Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group Versatile Packaging Ltd MISCELLANEOUS Dollard Packaging Ltd Irish Papers Ltd Obeeco Ltd SCA Foam Products T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group Weber Packaging Solutions Ltd PAPER AB Converters Ltd Bemis Healthcare Carabay Packaging Products Dollard Packaging Ltd

Enviropak Supplies Ltd EuroFoil Teo Irish Papers Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd NevPak Papertech Ltd T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) Trimfold Envelopes Ltd Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group UniBoard Ltd Van Der Windt Packaging PLASTIC/POLYMERS AB Converters Ltd Bemis Healthcare Carabay Packaging Products Gem Plastics Irish Papers Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd LINPAC Allibert Ltd Nelipak Healthcare Packaging NPP Group Ltd Papertech Ltd QPM Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd SCA Foam Products Thorn Environmental Ltd T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) Troy Packaging Versatile Packaging Ltd Van Der Windt Packaging POLYETHYLENE FOAM Dollard Packaging Ltd UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group RFID Labels GS1 Ireland UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group Weber Packaging Solutions Ltd TAPES Carabay Packaging Products Celtic Sales Company (Cork) Ltd Dollard Packaging Ltd Enviropak Supplies Ltd Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd Heavey Technology Irish Papers Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd New Era Packaging Ltd NPP Group Ltd Papertech Ltd QPM Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd SCA Foam Products T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group Van Der Windt Packaging WRAPPING Abco Kovex Ltd AB Converters Ltd Bemis Healthcare Carabay Packaging Products Dollard Packaging Ltd Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd Heavey Technology Irish Papers Ltd ITW Packaging Systems JJ O’Toole Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd Novostrat Ltd


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QPM Ltd Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group PACKAGING INTEGRITY TESTING Bemis Healthcare Dollard Packaging Ltd Nelipak Healthcare Packaging Smurfit Kappa Ireland UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group PACKAGING TESTING Advanced Packaging Machinery Ltd Bemis Healthcare Diamond Corrugated Dollard Packaging Ltd Donoghue Packaging Medical Pack Solutions Smurfit Kappa Ireland Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group PALLETS AIC Plastic Pallets & Boxes Carabay Packaging Products Cavanbox.ie Packaging Com-Plas International Dollard Packaging Ltd Enviropak Supplies Ltd Interpac Johnston Logistics LINPAC Allibert Ltd Mid Cork Pallets and Packaging Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd SCA Foam Products Smurfit Kappa Ltd UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group PALLET INVERTING & EXCHANGE Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd PALLET LABELLING Codico Disributors Ltd Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd GS1 Ireland JMC Packaging Ltd Logopak International Ltd PC Packaging Ltd UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group PALLET LINERS Diamond Corrugated Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd Mid-Cork Pallets and Packaging NPP Group Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group UniBoard Ltd PALLET LINERS (WATERPROOF) Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd Limerick Packaging Papertech Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group UniBoard Ltd PALLET STACKING/DE-STACKING Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd

JJ O’Toole Ltd UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group PALLET WRAPPING Abco Kovex Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Dollard Packaging Ltd Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd Heavey Technology Irish Papers Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd Limerick Packaging NPP Group Ltd PC Packaging Ltd QPM Ltd Quinn Packaging Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Thorn Environmental Ltd T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group Versatile Packaging Ltd FIBRE/CORE PALLETS Dollard Packaging Ltd Donoghue Packaging Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group PLASTIC CUPS Carabay Packaging Products Greiner Packaging Ltd Irish Papers Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) Thorn Environmental Ltd Van Der Windt Packaging PLASTIC GLASSES Bunzl Irish Merchants Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Irish Papers Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd Thorn Environmental Ltd T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) Van Der Windt Packaging PLASTIC IBC AIC Plastic Pallets & Boxes Charles Tennant & Co (Ireland) Ltd Donoghue Packaging Gem Plastics Industrial Packaging Ltd Irish Papers Ltd LINPAC Allibert Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd SCHÜTZ (Ireland) Ltd Thorn Environmental Ltd Troy Packaging POLYBAGGING Carabay Packaging Products Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd Irish Papers Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd QPM Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Thorn Environmental Ltd T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) Troy Packaging POLYESTER REEL/SHEET MATERIAL Bemis Healthcare Carabay Packaging Products Papertech Ltd

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Quinn Packaging Ltd Thorn Environmental Ltd Troy Packaging Versatile Packaging Ltd Xtrupak Ltd POLYURETHANE FOAM Dollard Packaging Ltd Donoghue Packaging Limerick Packaging Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group P.O.S. Diamond Corrugated Heavey Print & Design Heavey Technology JJ O’Toole Ltd McGowans NevPak Xtrupak PRINT & APPLY LABELLING Advanced Packaging Machinery Ltd Bemis Healthcare Codico Distributors Ltd Colorman Ireland Ltd Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd Logopak International Ltd UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group Weber Packaging Solutions Ltd PRINTED SLEEVES Colorman Ireland Ltd Diamond Corrugated Heavey Print & Design JJ O’Toole Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd KPS Colour Print Ltd Mid Cork Pallets and Packaging NevPak Smurfit Kappa Ireland Troy Packaging PRINTING AB Converters Ltd Alert Packaging Ltd Bemis Healthcare Benson Box Co. (Irl) Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Codico Disributors Ltd Colorman Ireland Ltd Diamond Corrugated Dollard Packaging Ltd EuroFoil Teo Heavey Print & Design Heavey Technology Irish Papers Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd KPS Colour Print Ltd Measom Freer Multiprint Labels NevPak NPP Group Ltd Obeeco Ltd PrimePac Ltd Quinn Packaging Ltd Smurfit Kappa Ireland Ltd T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) Trimfold Envelopes Ltd Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group Versatile Packaging Ltd Weber Packaging Solutions Ltd Xtrupak Ltd IRISH PACKAGING & PRINT


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PRINTING & SIGNAGE CONSUMABLES Alphagraphics Weber Packaging Solutions Ltd PRODUCT COLLATION AiP Thermoform Packaging Ltd PRODUCT SCREENING Advanced Packaging Machinery Ltd Colorman Ireland Ltd Heavey Technology QUALIFICATIONS Medical Pack Solutions Recycled rigid APET and RPET sheet films Xtrupak Ltd RELATIONSHIP BUILDING Carabay Packaging Products Heavey Technology Troy Packaging RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT Alert Packaging Ltd Bemis Healthcare Carabay Packaging Products Dollard Packaging Ltd Heavey Technology Irish Papers Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd Troy Packaging RESEALABLE Alert Packaging Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Com-Plas International Irish Papers Ltd Papertech Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) Troy Packaging Van Der Windt Packaging RETAIL READY PACKAGING AB Converters Ltd AiP Thermoform Packaging Ltd Alert Packaging Ltd Barry Packaging Bunzl Irish Merchants Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Corcoran Products (Ire) Ltd Diamond Corrugated Dollard Packaging Ltd Heavey Technology Irish Papers Ltd Interpac JJ O’Toole Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd Limerick Packaging LINPAC Allibert Ltd QPM Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Smurfit Kappa Ireland T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) Trimfold Envelopes Ltd Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group Versatile Packaging Ltd REUSABLE BAGS AB Converters Ltd Abco Kovex Ltd Barry Packaging Carabay Packaging Products Irish Papers Ltd IRISH PACKAGING & PRINT

JJ O’Toole Ltd NPP Group Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Thorn Environmental Ltd T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) Troy Packaging Van Der Windt Packaging Versatile Packaging Ltd ROBOTICS / PALLETISERS Carabay Packaging Products Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd Heavey Technology Krones UK Ltd Obeeco Ltd Odenberg Engineering Ltd ROBOTIC PICK & PLACE AiP Thermoform Packaging Ltd Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd Heavey Technology JMC Packaging Ltd Obeeco Ltd Odenberg Engineering Ltd QPM Ltd PRODUCT COLLATION Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd Obeeco Ltd QPM Ltd SCISSORS & VACUUM LIFTING Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd SECURITY TAPES Carabay Packaging Products Dollard Packaging Ltd Heavey Technology Irish Papers Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd McGowans NPP Group Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group Van Der Windt Packaging SERVICES Advanced Packaging Machinery Ltd Bunzl Irish Merchants Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd QPM Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group SHIP TO SUPPLIER Carabay Packaging Products Colorman Ireland Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd Johnston Logistics Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Trimfold Envelopes Ltd UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group SHRINK SLEEVES Carabay Packaging Products Heavey Technology Irish Papers Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd NPP Group Ltd QPM Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Troy Packaging

SHRINK TUBING NPP Group Ltd Troy Packaging SHRINK WRAPPING Abco Kovex Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Celtic Sales Company (Cork) Ltd Colorman Ireland Ltd Dollard Packaging Ltd Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd Heavey Technology Irish Papers Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd Medical Pack Solutions NPP Group Ltd Obeeco Ltd PC Packaging Ltd QPM Ltd Quinn Packaging Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Thorn Environmental Ltd T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group Versatile Packaging Ltd SINGLE SOURCE VENDOR Carabay Packaging Products Dollard Packaging Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group SPECIAL CASES/BOXES FOR TRANSPORTATION, STACKING, STORAGE, PRESENTATION AND ASSORTING & ORGANISING AiP Thermoform Packaging Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Consort Case Company Diamond Corrugated Dollard Packaging Ltd Donoghue Packaging Enviropak Supplies Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd LINPAC Allibert Ltd McGowans Mid Cork Pallets and Packaging Quinn Packaging Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Smurfit Kappa Ireland Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group STERILE BARRIER PACKAGING JJ O’Toole Ltd Medical Pack Solutions Nelipak Healthcare Packaging Papertech Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd STORAGE Carabay Packaging Products Colorman Ireland Ltd Dollard Packaging Ltd Irish Papers Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd Johnston Logistics LINPAC Allibert Ltd NPP Group Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd SCHÜTZ (Ireland) Ltd STRAPPING Abco Kovex Ltd


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T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) Troy Packaging Versatile Packaging Ltd TAGS Dollard Packaging Ltd Heavey Technology JJ O’Toole Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Troy Packaging Van Der Windt Packaging Weber Packaging Solutions Ltd TAMPER EVIDENT PACKAGING Bemis Healthcare Carabay Packaging Products Corcoran Products (Ire) Ltd Dollard Packaging Ltd Heavey Technology Irish Papers Ltd Interpac JJ O’Toole Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd LINPAC Allibert Ltd NPP Group Ltd Obeeco Ltd QPM Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd (Bags.ie) Trimfold Envelopes Ltd Troy Packaging Van Der Windt Packaging Versatile Packaging Ltd Weber Packaging Solutions Ltd TESTING FACILITY (ISTA LAB) Bemis Healthcare Dollard Packaging Ltd Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group THERMOFORMABLE PACKAGING AiP Thermoform Packaging Ltd Bemis Healthcare Carabay Packaging Products Consort Case Company Corcoran Products (Ire) Ltd Enviropak Supplies Ltd JMC Packaging Ltd Medical Pack Solutions Nelipak Healthcare Packaging Obeeco Ltd Papertech Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group Van Der Windt Packaging Xtrupak Ltd THERMOFORMABLE SHEET Bemis Healthcare Consort Case Company Troy Packaging Versatile Packaging Ltd Xtrupak Ltd TRACK & TRACE SOLUTIONS GS1 Ireland Heavey Technology NPP Group Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Troy Packaging Weber Packaging Solutions Ltd TRADE MANUFACTURERS Cavanbox.ie Packaging Consort Case Company Heavey Technology

Industrial Packaging Ltd Novostrat Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Trimfold Envelopes Ltd Weber Packaging Solutions Ltd TRAINING GS1 Ireland Heavey Technology JMC Packaging Ltd Leonard Little & Associates Ltd Medical Pack Solutions Troy Packaging TRANSPORT/LOGISTICS /WAREHOUSING Bemis Healthcare Dollard Packaging Ltd Donoghue Packaging Heavey Technology Irish Lift Trucks Irish Papers Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd Johnston Logistics McGowans NPP Group Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Troy Packaging UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group TRAY PALLET IBC WASHERS Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd LINPAC Allibert Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd TURNKEY PROJECTS Advanced Packaging Machinery Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd Heavey Technology JJ O’Toole Ltd QPM Ltd Van Der Windt Packaging Weber Packaging Solutions Ltd VACUUM FORMED PACKAGING AiP Thermoform Packaging Ltd Bemis Healthcare Carabay Packaging Products Consort Case Company Irish Papers Ltd JJ O’Toole Ltd Medical Pack Solutions Nelipak Healthcare Packaging QPM Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd UN1F1ED² Global Packaging Group Versatile Packaging Ltd VACUUM LIFT AIDS Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd Troy Packaging WASTE MANAGEMENT /RECYCLING Bunzl Irish Merchants Ltd Carabay Packaging Products Donoghue Packaging Interpac LINPAC Allibert Ltd Quitmann O’Neill Packaging Ltd Repak Ltd Shabra Plastics / Recycling Ltd Thorn Environmental Ltd Trimfold Envelopes Ltd Troy Packaging IRISH PACKAGING & PRINT


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ABB Ltd (Robotics Business)

ADVANCED PACKAGING MACHINERY LTD

Address: Auriga House, Precedent Drive, Rooksley, Milton Keynes, MK13 8PQ, UK. Tel: (0044)1908 350 300 Fax: (0044) 1908 350 301 Email: robotics@gb.abb.co.uk Web: www.abb.com/robotics

Address: 718 Northwest Business Park (4), Ballycoolin, Dublin 15. 00353 (0) 1861 2141 Tel: Email: info@test.ie Web: www.packagingmachinery.ie Contact: Kevin Gaines, Technical Director Business: Advanced Packaging Machinery Ltd. are an ISO 9001:2015 certified company and Irelands leading supplier of inspection, detection, weighing and packaging solutions. Our products and services are strategically designed to provide optimum performance and exceed your quality expectations. With over 25 years of dedicated industry experience, technical and sales support throughout the North and South of Ireland, APM continue to deliver innovative solutions to the food, beverage, medical, cosmetic, textile and packaging industries to name a few. Metal Detection: Standard or custom built design to achieve optimum performance. Full systems and Heads in stock and available for Purchase or Hire.

Abco Kovex Ltd Address: Swords Business Park, Swords, Co. Dublin. Tel: (01) 807 7600 Fax: (01) 807 7650 Email: sales@abcokovex.com Web: www.abcokovex.com Business: Manufacturer and distributor of end-of-line packaging, materials and machinery.

X-Ray Inspection: Exceed all retailer codes of practice with hygienic and robustly designed system. Checkweighing and weighing solutions: Standalone checkweighers to custom multi-lane high speed weighing and grading systems with unrivalled accuracy. Magnet Systems, from simple grid type to fully automatic, self-cleaning EHEDG Design systems. Metal Detectable Products to increase your HACCP and quality management system. Fully certified, tailored training courses on customers site or in our Dublin office using our full range of global leading inspection systems. Large range of standard systems and products in stock for immediate delivery to ensure your customers requirement are exceeded on time.

AB GROUP PACKAGING Address: Blessington Industrial Estate, Blessington, Co. Wicklow. Tel: (045) 865 611 Fax: (045) 865 026 Email: jmcginn@abconverters.ie Web: www.abgrouppackaging.com Business: Manufacturer of printed bags for the food industry

ACE Corrugated Address: Glabolie, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan. Tel: (042) 966 5544 Fax: (042) 966 6677 Email: sales@acecorrugated.com Web: www.acecorrugated.com

AIC Plastic Pallets & Boxes Address: The Woodlands, Carrigmore, Ballineen, Co. Cork. Tel: (023) 884 7333 Fax: (023) 884 7671 Email: info@aicplasticpallets.com Web: www.aicplasticpallets.com Business: Plastic, timber and aluminium pallets, pallet boxes, totes, storage boxes, stacking containers, slipsheets, linbins, bespoke pallets and boxes (aluminium and plastic). Contact: Joe O’Flynn

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aip thermoform packaging Ltd. Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

Unit 1, Ballymaley Business Park, Barefield, Ennis, Co. Clare, V95 Y657. (065) 686 4486 (065) 689 6479 info@aip.ie www.aip.ie John Mulleady, Managing Director IRISH PACKAGING & PRINT IRISH PACKAGING & PRINT


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Alert Packaging Ltd

ANTALIS

Address: Bray Business Park, Southern Cross, Bray, Co.Wicklow, A98 NY65. Tel: (01) 286 0300 Fax: (01) 286 3755 Email: sales@alertpackaging.ie Web: www.alertpackaging.com Business: Printers and laminators of flexible packaging, active packaging and barrier/ lidding films.

Address: Tel: Email: Web: Business: Contact:

alpack ltd

Atlas Print & Packaging Ltd

Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web:

Unit A2, Three Rock Road, Sandyford Industrial Estate, Sandyford, Dublin 18. (01) 295 7137 (01) 295 0780 sales@alpack.ie www.alpack.ie

Century Business Park, St. Margaret’s Road, Finglas, Dublin 11. (01) 876 3100 pkgteam@antalis.co.uk www.antalis.ie Packaging Solutions Provider. Kieran O’Reilly + 353 89 4475552

Address: Bray Business Park, Southern Cross, Bray, Co. Wicklow. Tel: (01) 286 0477 Fax: (01) 282 8245 Email: jim@atlasprint.ie

Unit 3, Beechill Industrial Park, 96 Beechill Road, Belfast, BT87QN. +44 28 9049 2249 info@aginks.com www.aginks.com Printing, packaging and signage consumables. Wesley Moody, Managing Director

ALS Labelling Solutions Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

Unit 18, Westpoint Business Park, Mulhuddart, Dublin 15. (01) 824 2643 (01) 815 7497 info@labelling.ie www.labelling.ie General Manager: Pat Phibbs

Amcor Flexibles Sligo Address: Finisklin Industrial Estate, Sligo. Tel: (071) 916 1354 Fax: (071) 916 1343 Web: www.amcor.com

AMERICK PACKAGING Address: Tel: Email:

Cloverhill Industrial Estate, Clondalkin, Dublin 22, D22 R924. (01) 413 0200 enquiries@americkpackaging.com

IRISH PACKAGING & PRINT

Address: Johnstown, Naas, Co. Kildare. Tel: (045) 876 601 Fax: (045) 875 710 Web: www.boran.ie Business: Flexible packaging.

Boxpak Ltd Address: 65 Church Road, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim, BT36 7LR, UK. Tel: (0044) 28 903 65421 Fax: (0044) 28 908 66731 Email: sales@boxpak.co.uk Web: www.boxpak.co.uk Business: Printed folded cartons and aluminium foil containers.

Boylan Label & Print Group Ltd

alpHAGRAPHICS Address: Tel: Email: Web: Business: Contact:

Boran Plastic Packaging Ltd

Avery Dennison Materials (Ireland) Ltd Address: Unit 35, Fonthill Business Park, Clondalkin, Dublin 22. Tel: (01) 642 6500 Fax: (01) 623 5551 Web: www.averydennison.com

Address: Termonfeckin Road, Drogheda, Co. Louth. Tel: (041) 983 9905 Fax: (041) 983 4827 Email: info@boylangroup.net Web: www.boylanprintgroup.ie Business: Heat Set Web, sheet litho printing and flexo roll labels.

Avoncourt Packaging Ltd Address: Unit 2, Ballycurreen Ind Estate, Airport Road, Co. Cork. Tel: (021) 496 5691 Fax: (021) 496 5501 Email: info@avoncourt.com Web: www.avoncourt.com Business: Vacuum and pressure formed plastic packaging.

BENSON BOX CO. (IRL) LTD. Address: Tel: Email: Contact:

Killaloe, Co. Clare. (061) 376 119 keith@bensonbox.ie Managing Director: Keith Benson

Bunzl IRISH MERCHANTS Address:

Unit D9, Horizon Logistic Park, Harristown, Swords, Co. Dublin. Tel: (01) 816 4800 Fax: (01) 816 4900 Email: salesenquiries@irishmerchants.com Web: www.irishmerchants.com Business: Bunzl Irish Merchants Is a leading supplier of foodservice disposables, washroom systems, hygiene & janitorial supplies as well as beverage and retail solutions within Ireland.


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Celtic Sales Co (Cork) Ltd.

Campbell Packaging Ltd Address: 1 Whitechurch Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14. Tel: (01) 493 2216 Fax: (01) 494 2312 Email: sales@campbellpackaging.com Web: www.campbellpackaging.com

CANPAK LTD Address: Tel: Email: Web: Business: Contact:

Unit G, Merrywell Business Park, Ballymount Road, Dublin 12. (01) 450 1724 info@canpak.ie www.canpak.ie Packaging Service Rory Breen, M.D.

Address: Unit 3b, Waterfront Business Park, Little Island, Cork. Tel: (021) 429 7984 Fax: (021) 429 7990 Email: mary@celticsales.com

Charles Tennant & Co. (Ireland) Ltd. Address: 71 Cookstown Industrial Estate, Belgard Road, Tallaght, Dublin 24. Tel: (01) 451 4099 Fax: (01) 451 4702 Email: info@ctennant.ie Web: www.charlestennant.com Business: Chemical and Packaging Supplier.

Codico Distributors Ltd Address: Cleaboy Business Park, Old Kilmeaden Road, Co. Waterford. Tel: (051) 379933 Fax: (051) 372352 Email: info@codico-distributors.com Web: www.codico-distributors.com Business: Printers for the packaging industry.

Colorman (Ireland) Ltd

CARABAY PACKAGING PRODUCTS Address: Tel: Email: Web: Contact:

Unit 1-5, Liosban Industrial Estate, Tuam Road, Co. Galway, H91 C793. (091) 773 370 sales@carabay.ie carabay.ie Sales Director: Kenneth Casburn

Cashin Print Ltd

Address: Breaffy Road Business Park, Breaffy Road, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. Tel: (094) 902 6622 Fax: (094) 902 4078 Email: info@cashinprint.ie Web: www.cashinprint.ie Business: Printing - digital, litho and personalisation.

Address: 1-7 Broombridge Industrial Estate, Broombridge, Dublin 11, D11X064. Tel: (01) 882 1100 Fax: (01) 830 1171 Web: www.colorman.ie Business: Printing and Packaging.

Com-Plas INTERNATIONAL Address: Unit F5 & F6, Southern Link Business Park, Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland, W91 RT9P. Tel: +353 (0)45 874 088 Email: sales@complas.ie Web: www.complas.ie Business: Packaging products for food, pharma and chemical industries.

CORCORAN CHEMICALS LTD Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Business: Contact:

17 Parkgate Street, D08 NRP2. (01) 633 0400 (01) 679 3521 info@corcoran-group.com www.corcoran-group.com Distributors of raw materials for the food, pharmaceutical, polymer & chemical industry. Sales

Corcoran Products (Irl) Ltd Address: Unit 12, Northern Cross Business Park, Finglas, D11 DC67 Ireland Tel: (01) 864 4422 Email: info@corcoran-group.com Web: www.corcoran-group.com Business: Suppliers of packaging to the food, pharmaceutical and chemical industry. Contact: Derek Lennon

Corrugated Containers Ireland Ltd Address: Beechmount Industrial Estate, Navan, Co. Meath. Tel: (046) 902 7726 Fax: (046) 902 2380 Email: sales@corrugatedcontainers.ie Web: www.corrugatedcontainers.ie

Consort Case Company Address: Mooncoin, Kilkenny. Tel: (051) 895 191 Fax: (051) 895 488 Email: info@consortcases.ie Web: www.consortcases.ie Business: Carrying case manufacturers and contract vacuum formers. IRISH PACKAGING & PRINT IRISH PACKAGING & PRINT


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Dollard Packaging Ltd Address: Tel: Email: Web: Business:

Unit 6-11 Eklad Park, Malahide Road Industrial Park, Malahide Road, Dublin 17. (01) 847 0044 sales@dollard-packaging.ie www.dollard-packaging.ie Manufacturers of printed Folding Cartons.

Dachser Ireland Ltd Address: Blackchurch Business Park, Rathcoole, Co. Dublin, D24 C796. Tel: +353 1 401 3333 Email: dachser.ireland@dachser.com Web: www.dachser.ie Business: With our comprehensive European road transport network of system and charter service, as well as a homo geneous structure of branches, subsidiaries and partner companies, we will support you in fulfilling your logistics requirements reliably, cost-effectively and on time. We transport your groupage, your full or partial loads and manage your procurement and distribution, both Europe-wide and national, to the highest level.

Diamond Corrugated Address: 12-13, Pennyburn Industrial Estate, Derry, Northern Ireland, BT48 OLU. (028) 7126 2957 Tel: Fax: (028) 7126 7094 Email: mgault@diamondcorr.com Web: www.diamondcorr.com Business: Diamond Corrugated is a fourth generation family business founded 75 years ago that manufactures high quality cardboard packaging solutions. We supply all types of card board packaging, from plain pallet boxes to 7 colour high quality post print 0201s, diecuts and multi-point glued boxes. Diamond are also one of the largest importers of litho graphic laminate packaging including embossed, debossed and hotfoil gift packaging. Our business sectors include FMCG, Pharmaceutical, Aerospace, Online Retail and the Drinks Industry. Contact: Michael Gault IRISH PACKAGING & PRINT

European Commission Address: 12 - 14 Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2. Tel: (01) 634 1111 Email: COMM-IE-INFO-REQUEST@ ec.europa.eu Web: www.euireland.ie

Donoghue packaging Address: Donpack Business Park, Bandon, Co. Cork. Tel: (023) 884 2111 Fax: (023) 884 1211 Email: donpack@donpack.ie Web: www.donpack.com Business: Manufacturers of Corrugated, Foam & Wooden Packaging Products. Contact: David Donoghue

FESTO Address: Unit 5, Sandyford Park, Sandyford Industrial Estate, Dublin 18. Tel: (01) 295 4955 Fax: (01) 295 5680 Email: sales_ie@festo.com Web: www.festo.com/ie

Easiwrap Ltd Address: 120 Broombridge Close, Dublin Industrial Estate, Glasnevin, Dublin 11. Tel: (01) 882 1306 Fax: (01) 830 5660 Web: www.easiwrapltd.com Business: Pre-stretched film wrap.

ESSENTRA PACKAGING Address: 129 Slaney Road, Dublin Industrial Estate, Glasnevin, Dublin 11, Ireland. Tel: (01) 806 2200 Fax: (01) 806 2299 Web: www.essentrapackaging.com

Eurofoil Teo Address: Ballyvourney, Macroom, Co. Cork. Tel: (026) 456 00 Fax: (026) 456 56 Email: info@EuroFoil-Teo.com Web: www.eurofoil-teo.com

Fischbein Saxon Ltd Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

274 Alma Road, Enfield, Middlesex, EN3 7BB. (0044) 844 3722877 (0044) 844 3722876 sales@fischbein-saxon.co.uk www.fischbein.com/eastern Sales & Services Manager: Barry Cox

Fispak Ltd Address: Red Cow Business Park, Robinhood Road, Dublin 22. Tel: (01) 620 4494 Fax: (01) 620 4495 Email: info@fispak.com Web: www.fispak.com

Flint Print Group Ire. Ltd Address: Calmount Park, Calmount Road, Ballymount, Dublin 12, Ireland. Tel: (01) 450 7340 Fax: (01) 403 1223 Web: www.flintgrp.com

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gem plastics LTD Address: Regaskin, Cavan, Co. Cavan. Tel: (049) 433 1077 Fax: (049) 436 1157 Email: jamesking@gemplastics.ie Web: www.gemplastics.ie Business: Manufacture of plastic containers.

GOLIATH PACKAGING SYSTEMS LTD Address: Well Road, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. Tel: (067) 37893 (067) 34794 Fax: Email: info@goliath.ie Web: www.goliath.ie Business: Supply & installation of End of Line Automation Systems, Materials Handling Equipment & Industrial Washing Machinery.

GREINER PACKAGING LTD Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web:

Killyman Road, Industrial Estate, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, BT 71 6LN. Northern Ireland. (0044) 28 8772 3131 (0044) 28 8772 7318 Sales.Dungannon@greiner-gpi.com www.greiner-gpi.com

HEAVEY PRINT & DESIGN Address: Tel: Email: Web: Business: Contact:

Unit 8, Willow Business Park, Knockmitten Lane, Dublin 12. (01) 415 7519 info@heaveyprintdesign.ie www.heaveyprintdesign.ie Commercial Print Colin O’Brien, General Manager

Hebre Packaging Ltd Address: Tel: Contact:

Unit 15, Doughcloyne Court Industrial Estate, Sarsfield Road, Wilton, Co. Cork. (021) 454 1177 helen@hebrepackaging.com

Holfeld GRAPHICS Address: Unit 3, Jamestown Industrial Estate, Kylemore Way, Dublin, D08 PF1C. Tel: 01 2855233 Email: rory@holfeldgraphics.com Web: www.holfeldgraphics.com Business: Manufacturer of Flexo plates for Hapa Blister printers, Agents for Axicon, ISO Barcode Verifiers (GS1 128, GS1 Datamatrix, etc.,) Contact: Managing Director: Rory Connaughton

Holfeld Plastics Ltd

GS1 Ireland Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Business: Contact:

Second Floor, The Merrion Centre, Nutley Lane, Donnybrook, Dublin 4. (01) 208 0660 (01) 208 0670 info@gs1ie.org www.gs1ie.org Global Supply Chain Standards Body. Helpdesk Manager: Karen Murphy Advisory Services Director: Denis O’Brien Chief Executive Officer: Mike Byrne

Address: Avoca River Park, Arklow, Co. Wicklow. Tel: (040) 241 234 Fax: (040) 232 553 Email: holfeldp@holfeld-plastics.com Web: www.holfeldplastics.com Business: Plastic sheeting and containers.

ID Technology Ltd Address: Unit 4 Newgrange Business Park, Donore Road, Drogheda, Co. Louth. Tel: (041) 983 3816 Fax: (041) 983 3817 Web: www.idtech.ie Business: High-tech manufacturer of adhesive and non-adhesive materials.

Address: 53 Bracken Road, Sandyford Business Park, Dublin 18. Tel: (01) 295 4544 Fax: (01) 295 4705 Email: info@ims.ie Web: www.ims.ie Business: Manufacturer of labels, distributor of printing and application label systems.

indaver Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web:

4th Floor, Block 1, West Pier Business Campus, Old Dunleary Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. (01) 280 4534 (01) 280 7865 info@indaver.ie www.indaver.ie

Industrial Packaging Ltd Address: Killarney Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow. Tel: (01) 286 4010 Email: sales@industrialpackaging.ie Web: www.industrialpackaging.ie Business: Manufacturer of fibre drums and cardboard tubes and cores. Supplier of UN industrial containers, including IBCs, plastic and steel drums.

Interpac Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web:

67E Heather Road, Sandyford Industrial Estate, Sandyford, Dublin D18NV90 (01) 294 0600 (01) 294 0602 info@interpac.ie www.interpac.ie

Irish Flexible Packaging Ltd Address: Carnew, Arklow, Co. Wicklow. Tel: (053) 942 6574 Fax: (053) 942 6577 Email: ifp@eircom.net Web: www.irishflexiblepackaging.com Business: Packaging, printing and converting. IRISH PACKAGING & PRINT IRISH PACKAGING & PRINT


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Irish International Print Corp Ltd Address: Top Tech Building, Poppintree Industrial Estate, Poppintree, Dublin 11. Tel: (01) 652 0699 Fax: (01) 879 0444 Email: contact@persona.ie Web: www.iip.ie Business: Printing, direct mailing.

IRISH LIFT TRUCKS Address: Clonlara Avenue, Baldonnell Business Park, Baldonnell, Dublin 22. Tel: (01) 403 4100 Fax: (01) 403 4183 Email: info@irishlifttrucks.ie Web: www.irishlifttrucks.ie

JFK Disposables Ltd Address: Unit 4, Ballinaskea Yard, Dublin Road, Arklow, Co. Wicklow. Tel: (040) 223 578 Fax: (040) 223 580 Email: info@jfkdisposables.ie Web: www.jfkdisposables.ie

JMC PACKAGING LTD Address: 37 Seagoe Industrial Estate, Craigavon, Co. Armagh, BT63 5QE. Tel: (028) 3839 1723 Fax: (028) 3885 1224 Email: info@jmcpackaging.co.uk Web: www.jmcpackaging.co.uk

Irish Papers Ltd Address: Unit 74, Baldoyle Industrial Estate, Dublin 13. Tel: (01) 839 3144 Fax: (01) 839 3057 Email: info@irishpapers.com Web: www.irishpapers.ie Business: Paper and Packaging goods.

ITW Crop Packaging Systems Address: IDA Industrial Estate, Courtown Rd, Gorey, Co. Wexford. Tel: (053) 942 2990 Fax: (053) 942 2493 Web: www.silawrap.ie

Address: Weir Road, Tuam, Co. Galway. Tel: (093) 240 66 Fax: (093) 249 23 Email: info@jfc.ie Web: www.jfc.ie

IRISH PACKAGING & PRINT

Address: Westregen House, Great Bank Road, Wingates Industrial Park, Westhoughton, Bolton, BL5 3XB. Tel: +44 1942 845000 Email: sales@krones.co.uk Web: www.krones.com Business: Packaging, Process & Logistics Equipment Manufacturers. Contact: Tom Miller, Technical Sales Manager

Label Craft Address: 10 Dublin Business Park, Dundrum, Dublin 14. Tel: (01) 295 1855 Fax: (01) 295 1949 Email: info@label-craft.com Web: www.label-craft.com

Label Tech Ltd

Kempis Sales Ltd Address: Jamestown Business Park, Jamestown Road, Finglas, Dublin 11. Tel: (01) 864 1900 Fax: (01) 864 1907 Email: sales@kempis.com Web: www.kempis.com Business: Manufacturer of paper rolls, specialist paper and stationery.

Kps Colour Print Ltd

JFC Manufacturing Co. Ltd

Krones UK Ltd.

Address: Knock, Claremorris, Co. Mayo. Tel: (094) 9388231 Fax: (094) 9388660 Email: info@kpscolourprint.com Web: www.kpspackaging.com Contact: Brendan Salmon, Managing Director of bespoke envelopes.

Address: Unit A2 - A3, IDA Industrial Estate, Santry Avenue, Dublin 9. Tel: (01) 842 1700 Fax: (01) 842 1827 Email: solutions@labeltech.ie Web: www.labeltech.ie Business: Manufacture of labels.

Label World Ltd Address: Unit 2 Feltrim Business Park, Swords, Co. Dublin. Tel: (01) 890 0244 Fax: (01) 890 0344 Email: sales@labelworld.ie Web: www.labelworld.ie Business: Label printer, thermal transfer and foil, barcode, consecutive numbering, adhesives.

Lawco Packaging Systems Ltd Address: Unit 8, 151 Baldoyle Industrial Estate, Baldoyle, Dublin 13. Tel: (01) 832 6632 Contact: info@lawcopackaging.ie Web: www.lawcopackaging.ie


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LEONARD LITTLE & ASSOCIATES Ltd Address: Garrons, Vicarstown Road, Stradbally, Co. Laois. Tel: +353 87 9086123 Email: david@leonardlittleassociates.com Web: www.leonardlittleassociates.com Business: -Packaging Consultancy -Packaging Training Courses Contact: David Little, Managing Director

McGowans Address: 3 IDA Industrial Estate, Poppintree, Dublin 11, D11 EPR2. Tel: (01) 410 6700 Email: hello@mcgowansprint.com Web: www.mcgowansprint.com Business: Printing: POS Display, Packaging, Commercial Print, Outdoor, Advertising.

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Tel: (01) 841 8300 Fax: (01) 841 8039 Email: info@millmount.com Web: www.millmount.com Business: Contract packers for the pharmaceutical industry.

MLS Ltd Address: Mullingar Business Park, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. Tel: (044) 934 3746 Fax: (044) 934 8943 Email: sales@mls.ie Web: www.mlslabels.com Business: Self-adhesive labels

MULTI PACKAGING SOLUTIONS

Letter-Tec Ireland Ltd

Address: Fonthill Business Park, Fonthill Road, Dublin 22. Tel: (01) 623 6700 Fax: (01) 621 5121 Web: www.multipkg.com

Address: Springhill House, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork. Tel: (021) 488 3370 Fax: (021) 488 3423 Web: www.lettertec.com Business: Printing and binding.

Mid Cork Pallets & Packaging Ltd

Mikcon Ltd. t/a LIMERICK PACKAGING Address: Eastlink Business Park, Ballysimon Rd., Limerick. Tel: 061-400035 Email: info@lmkpkg.ie Web: www.limerickpackaging.ie Contact: Mike Boland, Sales Director

Logopak International Ltd Address: George Caley Drive, Clifton Moor Industrial Estate, York, YO30 4XE. (0044) 1904 692 333 Tel: Fax: (0044) 1904 690 728 Email: salesonweb@logopak.net Web: www.logopakprintandapply.co.uk

Address: Clondrohid, Macroom, Co. Cork. Oranstown, Dunboyne, Co. Meath. Tel: (026) 41311 (01) 825 2059 Email: sales@midcorkpallets.com Web: www.midcorkpallets.com Business: Established in 1978, Mid Cork Pallets & Packaging (MCP) is one of the leading manufacturers of pallets and packaging solutions in Ireland. With 2 strategically located manufacturing, warehousing and distribution facilities in Cork and Meath, MCP prides ourselves on providing a dependable, reliable and efficient service to our growing customer base. Contact us today to speak with one of our dedicated sales team. Contact: sales@midcorkpallets.com

Millmount Healthcare Ltd Address: Block 7, CityNorth Business Campus, Stamullen, Co. Meath.

NAA LTD/H.B. FULLER

Address: Crosslands Business Park, Lr. Ballymount Road, Dublin 12, D12E292. Tel: (01) 460 0064 Fax: (01) 460 0073 Email: sales@naa.ie Web: www.naa.ie Contact: Sales Manager: Allen Paul

Nelipak Healthcare Packaging Address: Unit 6D, Mervue Business Park, Mervue, Galway. Tel: (091) 757 152 Email: info@nelipak.com Web: www.nelipak.com Business: We are a global provider to the life sciences industry, providing innovative packaging solutions and complementary products and services to the medical and pharmaceutical sectors. Contact: info@nelipak.cpm IRISH PACKAGING & PRINT IRISH PACKAGING & PRINT


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NevPak Address: 2A IDA Industrial Estate, Poppintree, Dublin 11, D11 PR28. Tel: (01) 533 4275 Email: info@NevPak.ie Web: www.NevPak.ie Business: Packaging Innovation Group.

Novostrat Ltd Address: Unit 3, Annacotty Business Park, Co. Limerick. Tel: (061) 339 287 Fax: (061) 339 288 Email: info@novostrat.com Web: www.novostrat-insulation.com Business: Manufacturer of PE foam insulation packaging.

NPP Group Ltd Address: Unit 509, Mitchelstown Road, North West Business Park, Ballycoolin, Dublin 15. Tel: (01) 880 9299 Fax: (01) 880 9288 Email: sales@npp.ie Web: www.npp.ie Business: Specialists in Flexible Packaging.

Email: info@papertech.ie Web: www.papertech.ie Business: Specialised technical papers, non-woven, plastic and film laminates (plain and printed) for food, medical and industrial applications. Contact: Richard Redmond, Managing Director

Paramount Packaging Ltd Address: Croghan Industrial Estate, Emoclew Road, Arklow, Co. Wicklow. Tel: (040) 231 919 Fax: (040) 231 910 Email: team@paramount.ie Web: www.paramount.ie

Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web:

Annaville Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin. 353 1 278 2323 353 1 278 2374 sales@obeeco.ie www.obeeco.ie

Playprint Ltd Address: 80 St. Ignatius Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9. Tel: (01) 899 77 00 Fax: (01) 830 9524 Email: sales@playprint.com Web: www.playprint.com Business: Specialist printers of lottery tickets, bingo, scratch cards, parking discs, telephone cards, loyalty cards.

Address: Waterford Industrial Estate, Co. Waterford. Tel: (051) 590 400 Fax: (051) 377 687 Email: info@ppi.ie Web: www.ppi.ie Business: Manufacturer of self-adhesive tapes and products.

Print & Display Ltd

PAPERTECH LTD. Address: Unit 1, Knockmitten Lane Business Park, Dublin 12, D12PX01, Ireland. Tel: (01) 460 4363

IRISH PACKAGING & PRINT

Address: Unit C1, Network Enterprise Park, Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. Tel: (01) 281 2776 Fax: (01) 201 5820 Email: dwarwick@pwl.ie Web: www.pwl.ie Business: Printed products on paper, board, fabric, leather and plastic.

QPM Ltd

PPI Adhesive Products Ltd OBEECO LTD

PWL

Address: Unit 80 Cookstown Industrial Estate, Tallaght, Dublin 24. Tel: (01) 413 1400 Fax: (01) 451 3624 Email: sales@printanddisplay.ie Web: www.printanddisplay.ie Business: Screen printing of posters and point-of-sale material.

Address: Unit 12, Robinhood Business Park, Robinhood Road, Dublin 22. Tel: (01) 450 2421 Fax: (01) 450 2311 Email: enevin@qpm.ie Web: www.qpm.ie

Qualpack Ltd Address: Unit 3, St. Nicholas House, Crossagalla Ind Est, Ballysimon Road, Co. Limerick. Tel: (061) 440 241 Fax: (061) 315 774 Email: sales@qualpack.net Web: www.qualpack.net

Quitmann O’Neill Packaging LTD Address: St. Brendan’s Road, Portumna, Co. Galway, H53 HX51. Tel: (090) 97 41148 Fax: (090) 97 41459 Email: sales@quitmannoneill.com Web: www.qonpack.com Business: Packaging Stockist & Distributors. Contact: David O’Neill (086) 699 2693 Shane McEnroy (085) 802 2626 Michelle Lucas (086) 044 9974


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Sealpack Ltd

R.A. Pacáistí Teo

Address: Gweedore Business Park, Derrybeg, Co. Donegal. Tel: (074) 953 2790 (074) 953 2791 Fax: Web: www.rapuk.com

REPAK LTD Address: Red Cow Interchange Estate, 1 Ballymount Road, Clondalkin, Dublin D22 HW67. Tel: (01) 467 0190 Email: info@repak.ie www.repak.ie Web: Repak was established Business: through a voluntary agreement between industry and the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government as industry’s response to the producer responsibility obligations placed on Ireland by the EU Directive on Packaging Waste (94/62/EC). Operating on a not-for-profit basis, Repak gives producers legal compliance with their obligation to fund the recovery and recycling of their used packaging. The fees our members pay us are used to fund the recovery and recycling of the packaging on the goods or services they provide to their customers. Repak is the only government approved packaging compliance scheme under the Waste Management Packaging Regulations 2007.

RIGID CONTAINERS

Address: Galvone Business Park, Galvone, Limerick, V94 HD89, Ireland. Tel: +353 61 402 500 Email: Email: info@rigid.ie Web: www.rigid.ie

Robert Horne Group

Address: Unit 10, Fonthill Business Park, Fonthill Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22. Tel: (01) 456 5620 Fax: (01) 460 0287 Email: sales@roberthorne.ie Web: www.roberthorne.ie

saica pack ireland Address: Ashbourne Industrial Estate, Ashbourne, Co. Meath. Tel: (01) 801 0400 Fax: (01) 835 1249 Email: michael.shaw@saica.com Web: www.saica.com

saica pack lurgan Address: 16 Robert Street, Lurgan, Co. Armagh, BT66 8BE. Tel: (0044) 28 3832 4222 Fax: (0044) 28 3832 1788 Email: david.nelson@saica.com Web: www.saica.com

saica pack warrenpoint Address: Newry Road, Warrenpoint, Newry, BT34 3LB. Tel: (0044) 28 4175 2671 Fax: (0044) 28 4175 3103 Email: michael.shaw@saica.com Web: www.saica.com

Sam Mc Lernon Dublin Ltd Address: Fox and Geese House, Naas Road, Dublin 22. Tel: (01) 450 4121 (01) 456 9217 Fax: Web: www.sammclernon.ie

SCHÜTZ (Ireland) Ltd Address: Townamore, Killala, Co. Mayo. Tel: (096) 330 44 Email: info1ireland@schuetz.net Web: www.schuetz.net Business: Production and supply of Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs) and PE Drums. Contact: John Forkin, General Manager.

Address: Jamestown Industrial Centre, Inchicore, Dublin 8. Tel: (01) 453 4387 Fax: (01) 453 2051 Email: info@sealpack.ie Web: www.sealpack.ie Business: Specialists in labelling solutions for hospital laboratories and medical device sectors.

sHABRA PLASTICS/ RECYCLING LTD Address: Killycard Industrial Estate, Bree, Castleblaney, Co. Monaghan, A75 AE22. Tel: +353 42 9749444 Email: info@shabra.com Web: www.shabra.com Business: Reprocessors and recyclers of waste plastics PET/LDPE/HDPE. Manufacturers of recycled and virgin grade bags. We specialise in PET reprocessing and manufacturing of bags and sacks. Contact: Rita Shah, CEO

Sherpack Ltd Address: Templemichael Business Park, Ballinalee Road, Longford, Co. Longford. Tel: (043) 334 2130 Fax: (043) 334 2131 Email: sales@sherpack.ie Web: www.sherpack.ie

SIGNODE PACKAGING SYSTEMS Address: Block M, M7 Business Park, Newhall, Naas, Co Kildare. Tel: (045)881 520 Email: sales.ie@sigpse.com Web: Web: www.signodesealstrap.ie

Smartply Europe Ltd Address: Belview, Slieve Rue, Co. Waterford. Tel: (051) 851 233 Fax: (051) 851 130 Email: anne.lucey@smartply.com Web: www.smartply.com IRISH PACKAGING & PRINT IRISH PACKAGING & PRINT


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COMPANY LISTINGS

TPC

Fox & Geese House, Naas Road, Dublin 22. Tel: 01 450 8759 ~ Fax: 01 450 7567 www.thepackagingcentre.ie

The Packaging Centre Ltd For all your packaging needs

SMURFIT KAPPA IRELAND Address: Dublin, Lurgan, Cork, Belfast, Galway, Arklow, Display. Tel: 01 409 0000 Email: rory.omahony@smurfitkappa.ie Web: www.smurfitkappa.com Contact: Rory O’Mahony, Sales Manager

Southern Tapes & Packaging Ltd Address: Unit 17 & 18, City Link Park, Forge Hill, Kinsale Rd, Co. Cork. Tel: 1890 757 757 Fax: (021) 431 1869 Email: sales@southerntapes.ie Web: www.stapes.ie

Stewart Foil Ltd Address: Unit A1, Gateway, Rosemount Business Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15. Tel: (01) 885 3881 Fax: (01) 882 9389 Email: info@stewartfoil.ie Web: www.stewartfoil.ie

Bags.ie T/A T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd Address: Unit C, 67 Heather Road, Sandyford Industrial Estate, Sandyford, Dublin 18. Tel: (01) 295 5696 Fax: (01) 295 5741 Email: info@bags.ie Web: www.bags.ie

Tetra Pak Ireland Ltd Address: 5th Floor, 1 Tuansgate, Belgard Square East, Tallaght, Dublin 24. Tel: (01) 467 8000 Fax: (01) 467 8088 Web: www.tetrapak.com

the irish packaging society Address: Tel: Email:

PO Box IOP 2002, Stradbally, Co. Laois. 087 1954 125 david.little@gmail.com

IRISH PACKAGING & PRINT

TPC

Fox & Geese House, Naas Road, Dublin 22. Tel: 01 450 8759 ~ Fax: 01 450 7567 www.thepackagingcentre.ie

the packaging centre ltd Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Contact:

Fox & Geese House, Naas Road, Dublin 22. (01) 450 8759 (01) 450 7567 sales@thepackagingcentre.ie www.thepackagingcentre.ie Managing Director, Ivan Powell

The PrintWorks Group Address: Touchdown Business Park, Airport Road, Co. Cork. Tel: (021) 431 1991 Fax: (021) 431 1883 Web: www.printworks.ie Business: Labels and flexible packaging.

Thorn Environmental Ltd Address: 501, Northwest Business Park, Ballycoolin, Dublin 15. Tel: +353 1 8615001 Fax: +353 1 8615002 Email: info@thorn.ie Web: www.thorn.ie

Thrace Synthetic Packaging Ltd Address: Ballycumber Rd, Clara, Offaly, Ireland. Tel: 057 933 1282 Email: info@thrace.ie Web: www.thrace.ie/thrace-group Business: Technical Fabrics & Packaging Solutions.

toyota material handLing ireland Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web:

Killeen Road, Dublin 12. (01) 419 0200 (01) 419 0325 materialhandling@toyota.ie www.toyota-forklifts.ie

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TROY PACKAGING Address: Roselawn House, National Technolgy Park, Cyan: 100Limerick, Magenta: 50 Ireland, V94230V. Tel: (061) 633799 Mobile: 085 758 0127 Email: Info@troypackaging.ie Web: www.troypackaging.ie Business: Packaging Equipment supplies and Logistics Solutions Contact: Ger Clifford, Director

CMYK

uniboard ltd Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web:

Unit L 15-20, Greenogue Business Park, Rathcoole, Co. Dublin. (01) 401 0008 (01) 401 0009 sales@uniboard.ie www.uniboard.ie

Unicelt Packaging Ltd Address: 6 Castle Street, Cork, Co. Cork. Tel: (087) 990 1643 Fax: (01) 255 767 2 Web: www.unicelt.com unified2 A4 leaflet_Layout 1 19/06/2018 09:30 Page 1 www.unitedcaps.com

DESIGN & TE UN1F1ED2 GLOBAL PACKAGING GROUP Address: Tel: Email: Web: Business: Contact:

IDA Business and Technology Park, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork, Transport Simulatio T45 KW29. (021) 466 9009 • ISTA Certified Laboratory customerserviceire@ugpg2.com • Design and Test your Pac www.ugpg2.eu • Reduce time taken to ge Packaging solutions manufacturing, design and • Provide printed and teste • Lean and Efficient Timesc ISO 17025 ISTA testing. • All carried out on site Sales and Operations Manager: Noel Finnegan

UNITED Test CAPS Capabilities GREYSTONES Ltd.

• High and Low Temperature Testing Address: IDA Business Park • Humidity Testing Charlesland, Greystones • Climatic Conditioning Co. Wicklow. • Fixed Vibration Tel: (01) 287 2652Testing • Random Sine Vibration Fax: (01) 255and 7672 • Drop Testing Web: www.unitedcaps.com • Compression Testing • ECT & Burst


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Western Plastics Ltd

van der windt Packaging ltd Address: Tel: Fax: Email: Web: Business: Contact:

Unit 4, 5 & 6, Boland Industrial Park, Mallow Road, Co. Cork. (021) 430 5844 (021) 430 5845 info@vanderwindtpackaging.ie www.vanderwindtpackaging.ie Van der Windt Packaging is part of the Paardekooper Group with over 40,000 packaging & disposables items available. Director: Alan Foley

Versatile Packaging Ltd Address: Silverstream Business Park, Silverstream, Co. Monaghan. Tel: (047) 851 77 Fax: (047) 851 99 Email: info@versatilepackaging.ie Web: www.versatilepackaging.ie

Watershed Co. Ltd Address: Unit A1 Hume Avenue, Park West Industrial Park, Nangor Road, Dublin 12. Tel: (01) 620 5006 Fax: (01) 620 5010 Email: info@watershed.ie Web: www.watershed.ie Business: Label and tape producers

Address: Ballybrit Ind. Estate Upper, Ballybrit, Co. Galway. Tel: (091) 771 588 Fax: (091) 752 877 Email: sales@westernplastics.ie Web: www.westernplastics.ie

XTRUPAK LTD Address: Gowna, Co. Cavan Tel: +353 43 6683464 Email: johnm.reilly@xtrupak.ie Web: xtrupak.ie Business: Manufacturing extruded Apet and Rpet sheet films for the packaging and display markets. Contact: John M Reilly, Commercial Director

Manufacturing Apet & Rpet packaging rolls servicing the thermoforming industry under the XtruForm brand

Zeus Packaging Address: Unit 500 Grants Row, Greenogue Business Park, Rathcoole, Co. Dublin. PET/PE RPET/PE MONO Tel: (01) 401 8900 Fax: (01) 401 8166 Xtrupak now offers a solution for Film Slitting Rewinding and Roll Restoration. Email: sales@zeus.ie Web: www.zeuspackaging.com

Form Fill Seal

Currently 90% of base web film is imported from other European countries and UK into Ireland - Xtrupak are currently the only Irish company focused entirely on the Form Fill Seal (FFS) market. Additional investment is already in place to further develop our product range.

Weber Packaging Solutions Ltd Address: Kilcannon Industrial Estate, Old Dublin Road, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Tel: (053) 923 3778 Fax: (053) 923 3284 Email: sales@weberireland.com Web: www.webermarking.ie Contact: Business Development Manager (Ireland) Seán Kenny (087 2673098)

✓ High Quality, Fully Certified ✓ Flexible & Dynamic Service ✓ Sustainable & Recyclable

We offer Competitive Pricing for High Quality Products State of the Art Equipment Meeting Local Demand The Reilly Family Ownership 26 years of Extrusion Expertise

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