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When purchasing printed cardboard packaging, you have a variety of print options readily available to you. We do our best to make navigating the development of your first bespoke packaging as easy as possible, but it you haven't dealt with any printed materials before, inevitably there is going to be...

Do you need to reduce your labour, materials and logistics costs? Reviewing how you palletise your finished product could be the key to unlocking savings in all these areas. The size and specification of your corrugated cases can have a considerable impact on the number of products shipped per pallet...

There's a huge focus on minimise the impact of packaging, and rightly so. Have you ever wondered just how sustainable cardboard packaging is? The UK paper industry produced 3.63 million tonnes of paper in 2020, according to figures from the CPI. 53% of this was for packaging, 20% for tissue...

Packaging is a key element of any product. The recent changes in the way consumers purchase products (especially when working from home) means that more products are being sold remotely, which makes the need for packaging even more important. With this increase in demand so too comes increase in costs...

Who fancies a 22 mile scenic cycle challenge, whilst doing a good turn? Borderland Rotary members joined Tim Gray (Managing Director of Shrewsbury packaging manufacture Dairi-Pak Ltd), James Davies (owner of Mule Cycles) and Jane Pritchard (community liaison from AICO) at the Aico headquarters in Oswestry to start the countdown...

Have you adapted your packaging to an omnichannel approach? Consumer shopping habits have changed. Your product now needs to grab your customers’ attention across multiple online and offline platforms: this could be at a wholesalers, in a retail environment, in an ecommerce store or on a traditional producers’ market stall...

The packaging you use to send your products out to your customers is coming under greater scrutiny than ever before by the end user. The demands on an Ecommerce box or pack are high: It has to protect your product through an increasingly brutal supply chain network It has to...

The most well-known example of pack personalisation is the “Share a Coke with…” campaign where Coca-Cola manufactured Coke bottles printed with thousands of different names. The campaign was a runaway success as customers clamoured to get their hands on bottles with names of friends and family. The excitement of seeing...

The Christmas countdown has begun! Here are the details of our opening hours over the festive period..... Our Christmas shutdown will be as follows; Factory and Offices close 23rd December at 5pm Re-opening on 4th January 8.30am Deliveries required over this period can be planned by prior arrangement. For current...

Ecommerce – it’s a term that you hear everywhere. It’s not surprising when you find out that Ecommerce sales in the UK grew by 46% in 2020 and that online sales accounted for a record 33.9% of all retail sales. This growth is a great opportunity for brand owners to...

One of the best parts of our job at Dairi-Pak is helping our customers realise their vision. We recently helped premium seafood suppliers, Shield Foods, launch their new B2C venture, Hook’d. Hook’d was a long-term vision of the founding brothers, but the pandemic hastened the need for Shield to be...

More than 1.5m tonnes of plastic packaging used in consumer products in the UK each year are mostly made from virgin rather than recycled plastic. Plastic packaging accounted for 44% of plastic used in 2017 in the UK and 67% of the plastic waste produced (2.26M tonnes) (Source: Veolia White...

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