mercurypointerpetfoodsMercury Packaging was recently shortlisted for a Food Processing Award. One of five finalists in the Packaging Solutions category, the leading UK flexible packaging specialist was nominated for the variety of high quality, printed film-on-the-reel products supplied to Pointer Petfoods for its newly launched dog biscuits and treats.

Utilising the latest flexographic printing and lamination techniques, the film-on-the-reel was specially developed by Mercury Packaging to fulfill the pet food manufacturer’s protective, practical and decorative packaging requirements. The British Retail Consortium (BRC) approved laminated films use a combination of substrates including orientated and cast polypropylene (OPP / CPP) and polyester.

Featuring some 20 eye-catching designs for 500 gram and two kilo size packs of different flavoured bones, cobs, and treats, the films were eight-colour printed by Mercury Packaging using a £1.3 million flexographic gearless press installed at its state-of-the-art 33,000 sq ft manufacturing facility, located in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire.

Tony Stanger, Managing Director at Mercury Packaging comments: “The food industry is still a relatively new market for Mercury Packaging which makes this latest accolade all the more special. To be one of five finalists in such a fiercely contested category is a real honour and has made us hungry for more success. The company looks forward to being a winner next year!”

Mercury Packaging offers a diverse range of printing capabilities up to 1250mm wide with 330mm to 750mm design repeat in up to eight colours. It allows printing and lamination to a broad range of material substrates including polypropylene (PP) and biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP). Speciality inks include metallics, light fast, pearlescents, high abrasion resistance, deep freeze, write-on and thermochromics.

Established in 1999, Mercury Packaging employs over 50 people at its site in Kirkby-in-Ashfield and now boasts an annual turnover of approximately £6.2million.

It is an independent business working to stringent quality protocols with many of its products carrying technical accreditations. The company has invested for maximum operating efficiencies with production, printing and warehousing facilities geared to support efficient supply chain management service and significant future growth.

Mercury Packaging

Tel: 01623 759600

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