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Measuring a box isn’t rocket science, but it is an exact science. You want your product to be properly packaged, whilst not over-packaged (as nobody likes waste or paying for more packaging than they need to). There are three crucial dimensions required when you are measuring a box: Length Width...

We have designed and launched a corrugated alternative to the traditional pulp egg box. Baking has seen a huge surge in popularity during the Corona virus crisis as millions of people are confined to their home. We've all seen the empty spaces on the shelves where there should be flour...

The Coronavirus crisis has forced a number of businesses to change their routes to market. We have been helping the drinks trade do this with the supply of postal boxes for their bottles. Despite being immensely strong under compression, glass is notoriously tricky to send through the postal and courier...

The Covid-19 crisis has highlighted the importance of maintaining a strong manufacturing base in the UK. As part of our safe guarding measures, and our new 'normal' at Dairi-Pak, we've adopted face shields as part of our daily temperature testing routine. Our friends at Swanline Group were able to respond...

Updated 2nd August 2021 Please be assured that during this extraordinary and difficult time Dairi-Pak are fully operational and ready to help our customers in whatever way possible. We are helping many businesses while they continue to adapt to the ever changing situation so please do not hesitate to get...

Last updated: 23rd March 2020 It's been another week of huge change for all of us, and our hearts go out to anybody who has already been directly affected by the outbreak. As the impact of the crisis escalates, we're fully committed to continuing to provide you with the support...

FSC® stands for ‘Forest Stewardship Council’, but it actually stands for so much more than that: it stands for Forests For All, Forever. The FSC® work to protect the world’s forests through ethical farming for future generations. UK consumers show a clear preference for paper and cardboard packaging. However, if...

At Dairi-Pak, we operate to the Sheet Plant Association's Five Star standard. Dairi-Pak's Managing Director, Tim Gray, explains exactly what the Sheet Plant Association is, its function and how it benefits you, our customers; "I am Chairman of the UK Sheet Plant Association (SPA) and Owner/MD of Shropshire based cardboard...

Just how recyclable is Cardboard Packaging? Well, VERY! In fact, cardboard packaging is one of the easiest products to be recycled. What’s also good to hear is that in the UK we are already pretty good at recycling cardboard. The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) reported that...

CorrBoard Bio-energy builds world’s first renewable energy plant for corrugated board manufacture Firstly, some background for those of you who aren’t familiar with CorrBoard UK; Dairi-Pak are a shareholder in CorrBoard UK along with 3 other strong, like minded independent sheet plants and VPK. As a consortium, we champion independence...

In line with Dairi-Pak’s ongoing improvements to their corrugated box production facility in rural Shropshire, Dairi-Pak have announced a programme of major investments to further modernise and improve production capabilities at their Platt Mill site. Orders have been placed with Fox Engineering for a new TCY 6PA-FGT Flexo Folder Gluer...

This annual event raises money for the Air Ambulance. We're based in a rural community that relies on this service so it seems appropriate that the community comes together each year to raise funds for this vital service. For some it's a personal challenge to complete the 22 miles, some...

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