MANUPACKAGING INVESTS IN EXPANSION OF UK PRE-LITE production

14 December 2020

The installation was completed at the end of November and the machine is already in full operation.

The high-speed machine is expected to increase on-site Pre-Lite production capacity by 17%, helping the company to meet and deliver on increased demands while maintaining effective product value. The expansion also allows the company to focus on the production of the new Pre-Lite 5 micron that was recently launched.

With a mutual goal of reducing plastic consumption, Pre-Lite films are being heralded as an exceptional and viable opportunity to deliver on such requirements. Ranging between 5-10 microns thick, Pre-Lite can offer up to 70% reduction in plastic consumption compared to traditional 17-micron films, while maintaining the same high levels of load containment and puncture resistance.

With a new £200 per ton tax levy being implemented on plastic packaging products containing less than 30% recycled content from April 2022, many businesses are already taking precautions and making changes to prepare, reduce or even eradicate the additional financial impact this could impose, as well as reducing their environmental footprints at the same time. Pre-Lite films achieve this by offering a significant reduction in the mass and volume of plastic applied per pallet without threatening product integrity and risk failure.

Find out more information about our Pre-Lite range here.

Find out more about the UK Plastic Packaging Tax here.

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