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Audits and certifications

Audits and certifications

We recently underwent the regular audits to renew our BRC, ISO 9001 and PS 9000.

What makes a great shrink sleeve

What makes a great shrink sleeve

Producing a shrink sleeve for your product requires a number of key contributing factors.

Peak performance for mountain challenge

Peak performance for mountain challenge

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



 

Apprenticeship scheme supports lids and shrink sleeves business

Apprenticeship scheme supports lids and shrink sleeves business

We are delighted to welcome Lauren Stone onto our shrink sleeves apprenticeship programme. Lauren will be working towards her NVQ in Performing Manufacturing Operations.

Flexible packaging bi-annual conference

Flexible packaging bi-annual conference

Here at Bury we specialise in the production of pre-cut lids and shrink sleeves, but  across the Clondalkin Flexible Packaging group we can offer customers a wide range of flexible packaging solutions, including , films and laminates, stand-up pouches and bundle wrap.
 

Clondalkin Bury gains top marks for latest quality audit

Clondalkin Bury gains top marks for latest quality audit

As food safety awareness increases so does the audit criteria for companies operating in the food and drink sector.  As a supplier of pre-cut lids and shrink sleeves for food and beverages, we must pass very stringent quality standards.

We're delighted to announce that we have successfully achieved recertification of all of our quality standards. The annual audit by LRQA (Lloyds Register Quality Assurance) includes the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard for Packaging, ISO9001 and PS9000 quality and hygiene standards.
 

Apprenticeship Success

Apprenticeship Success

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

The motorcycle diaries

The motorcycle diaries

I have recently returned from a fantastic biking trip around northern Spain visiting some stunning areas of the coastline not normally explored by us Brits.

Shrink sleeves for new drinks range

Shrink sleeves for new drinks range

We have produced the shrink sleeves for a new, vegetable based drinks range for manufacturer, J.F. Rabbit’s. 
 

Shrink sleeves for new range of organic, olive leaf drinks

Shrink sleeves for new range of organic, olive leaf drinks

We have produced the shrink sleeves for a brand new range of feel-good drinks, called Infusion.
 

Making a splash in Egypt

Making a splash in Egypt

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

New plate cutting technology

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

New planning and scheduling system

New planning and scheduling system

We have recently invested in an advanced planning and scheduling tool called Preactor.  
Ethical policies

Ethical policies

Here at Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury we believe strongly in ethical principles.

Unique coding technology for lids and shrink sleeves

Unique coding technology for lids and shrink sleeves

We recently took part in the Clondalkin Group Sales Conference, in Appledoorn, Holland, where we presented to the rest of the group about the success of our UniXcode (TM applied for) unique coding on lids and sleeves for clients such as Yeo Valley.

The Extendable Pocket Sleeve extends yet further

The Extendable Pocket Sleeve extends yet further

As manufacturers are required to provide ever more information on their product packaging, so the idea of extendable pocket sleeves was developed here at Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury. 
 

Supporting customers with changes to food labelling regulations

Supporting customers with changes to food labelling regulations

Here at Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury we've been working hard over the last few months supporting our lids and shrink sleeve customers through the latest changes to food regulation requirements.
 

Award winning photography

Award winning photography

Congratulations to our very talented supply chain manager Carolyn Sheridan, who when not busy overseeing delivery of our lids and shrink sleeves to customers in full and on-time, is winning awards for her photography skills.
 

Delivering high quality shrink sleeves and pre-cut lids

Delivering high quality shrink sleeves and pre-cut lids

As part of our commitment to maintaining exacting standards we view safety within the workplace as a priority and have recently conducted company-wide refresher training for all employees in Accident Prevention and Reporting. 
 

Christmas Charity Donation

Christmas Charity Donation

In keeping with tradition, this year we will be sending out e-xmas cards. The money saved from sending a lids and shrink sleeves printed card will be donated to charity.

Nurturing future shrink sleeves innovators

Nurturing future shrink sleeves innovators

Innovation in packaging come from looking at things differently.  We nurture and encourage this in both our pre-cut lids and decorative shrink sleeves businesses.

Turkish Delight - shrink sleeve relaunch

Turkish Delight - shrink sleeve relaunch

Our price, flexibility, customer service and technical expertise all play a significant factor in why we are one of the leading manufacturers of shrink sleeves worldwide. We deliver to customers all across the globe and regularly welcome them here to our facility in Bury to ensure we achieve the right results.
 

Shrink Sleeve Team attend Clondalkin Group Packaging Conference

Shrink Sleeve Team attend Clondalkin Group Packaging Conference

Shrink sleeves are not the only products available from Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury.

Delivering customer service you can rely on

Delivering customer service you can rely on

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

 

Vaassen managing director completes epic Alpine bike journey

Vaassen managing director completes epic Alpine bike journey

Here's what Peter Scheffer, managing director of our Clondalkin sister company Vaassen, enjoys doing when he's not supplying customers with capping and packaging foil solutions.
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The Manchester to Blackpool Cycle Challenge

The Manchester to Blackpool Cycle Challenge

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

 

Big Brand Audit

Big Brand Audit

Here at Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury we invest in the latest lidding and shrink sleeve technology and operate robust quality processes and procedures.

Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury supports Great North EFIA Charity Bike Ride

Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury supports Great North EFIA Charity Bike Ride

A big  congratulations to the team who took part in the Great North EFIA charity bike ride to raise money for the Pendleside Hospice in Burnley.
 

Stepping into spring with a shrink sleeve solution for Jeyes

Stepping into spring with a shrink sleeve solution for Jeyes

There's nothing better than seeing our shrink sleeves on the finished product and the new household trigger spray cleaning range from Jeyes is the latest one to hit the supermarket shelves.

 

Wellness in the Workforce

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

 

Money raised for local charity

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

 

Right First Time, Every Time

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

It is true, in part that print quality has been improved by advances in technology and Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury Shrink Sleeves, has invested heavily in this area in recent years improving equipment and machinery, however to get the best out of technology requires robust processes and procedures and highly skilled and motivated personnel.

New Business Development

New Business Development

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

Packaging with Braille

How does a brand make its product’s packaging functional and informative for a blind or visually impaired person while also visually appealing?

Shrink sleeves, more than just a label

Shrink sleeves, more than just a label

Research suggests that consumers are influenced by what a product looks like on the shelf.  So, even when they go into a store to buy a specific brand they are still influenced by an attractive product with a uniquely shaped bottle or brightly coloured label

The benefits of tamper evident shrink sleeves

Product tampering is an issue faced by  both manufacturers and retailers and one that can lead to serious consequences.

 
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