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Acts of Sustainability in Plastic Packaging

By | 2018-10-10T15:00:37+00:00 October 10th, 2018|

Acts of Sustainability in Plastic Packaging

HLP Klearfold finds sustainability very important when it comes to product packaging. In this article, HLP Klearfold will go through steps of the packaging lifestyle to make everyone aware of all that can be done to assure sustainability in plastic packaging.

Manufacturers

Manufacturers of plastic packaging have the initial responsibility to do all they can to ensure sustainability. This can be done by including recycled plastic in the production of packaging. HLP Klearfold takes steps in manufacturing to increase sustainability, this is done by producing packaging which is made from RPET material. HLP Klearfold’s RPET packaging can be produced with an average of 30% PET recycled material. The percentage used increases with the finished thickness of the film, and can include PET flakes from recycled plastic bottles. Using RPET, HLP Klearfold helps to decrease the amount of plastic waste that enters landfills thereby giving recycled plastic a second life in packaging.

Some companies might think that using RPET will affect the quality of their packaging. HLP Klearfold can reassure companies that the quality of the RPET HLP Klearfold produce is to the highest standards of both clarity and strength. Optimising creasing of the packaging by using HLP Klearfold’s Soft Crease® technology can also be applied to RPET packaging. HLP Klearfold’s Soft Crease ® technology uses Radio Frequency energy and heat with very little pressure. This guarantees more durable packaging that provides superior performance in both hand-fill and automatic high-speed filling applications

HLP Klearfold’s RPET packaging can be seen below.

Brand owners

Brand owners also have a big responsibility when it comes to sustainability. Brand owners need to communicate heavily with their customers on how the packaging of the purchased product should be recycled. HLP Klearfold offers advice to our customers on what to add to the packaging to make sure consumers know how to recycle the packaging. This is very important, as the customers need to know the material used, so they know how to recycle the packaging correctly.
HLP Klearfold will correctly advise which Resin Identification Code needs to be used on the packaging, and which recycling logo is to be used. There are several logos and symbols to use and it can get very confusing to both consumer and brand owner alike. Recyclenow.com have all the logos used on packaging with a clear explanation of what they mean.

https://www.recyclenow.com/recycling-knowledge/packaging-symbols-explained

Design teams

Design teams have a responsibility linked to sustainability when it comes to designing the structure of the packaging itself. HLP Klearfold’s design team work hard on the structure of the packaging with Brand owners to keep the amount of material used in their packaging to a minimum. This not only reduces the cost of the packaging but is also a more sustainable way to package any product. The design team will also work towards minimising waste in production, this alone increases sustainability by making sure the material is used in the most efficient way.
HLP Klearfold is involved in the research and design on the concept of packaging which offers a second use for the consumer once they have purchased the product. This gives the consumer a second option alongside recycling, to use the packaging for other purposes in their day to day life. HLP Klearfold takes sustainability in packaging design very seriously and is constantly researching and finding new ways to increase sustainability in the packaging HLP Klearfold provides to our customers.

Consumers

The consumers have the responsibility of recycling the packaging once they have purchased the product. The consumer needs the correct information of the material and how to recycle the packaging to make sure the packaging is recycled properly. HLP Klearfold again can help Brand owners give a clear message to consumers on how the packaging is recycled.
Recyclenow.com have a lot of information on what can be recycled and where items can be recycled.

Why is PET packaging sustainable?

HLP Klearfold has recently written an article on PET packaging with a collective amount of information regarding the material. HLP Klearfold recommends using PET when choosing a clear packaging material for your products.

PET packaging is lightweight when compared to materials such as glass, therefore more economical when it comes to transporting the packaging. Although PET is lightweight it still performs highly when it comes to strength. PET packaging material when creased has a high-pressure resistance and good barrier properties. HLP Klearfold PET packaging material has high-quality transparency. When anti-scratch oil is then applied there is a significant reduction in the packaging being damaged or scratched when in transition and while on the store shelves.

HLP Klearfold strives to increase the use of recycled material in production to protect our global environment. By increasing our efficiency in line with our policy to reduce overall plastic waste this benefits your costs and guarantees a competitive edge. As a consumer you can be as confident as we are that you are doing your bit to minimise environmental impact when using packaging using PET from HLP Klearfold.

HLP Klearfold can help you optimise sustainability. Get in touch with us today to speak with an experienced technical account manager to start your clear packaging journey.

What is PET plastic?

By | 2018-09-21T11:26:28+00:00 September 19th, 2018|

What is PET plastic?

Since David Attenborough spoke about the effect plastic packaging has on our environment in ‘The Blue Planet’, there has been a lot of discussions regarding plastic. Along with discussion, there has also been confusion. This blog will break down and supply information on the material HLP Klearfold use, how it is formed, used and recycled.

PET plastic, short for polyethylene terephthalate, is a raw material and is globally recognised as a safe, non-toxic, strong, flexible material which is 100% recyclable. PET is the most common clear packaging material and is used in day to day products. PET plastic is easy to recyclable with over 67% of all local authorities now offering collection facilities for these plastics. PET plastic can also be recycled at all recycling banks and centres. With PET plastic being so easily recycled and the ability for it to have an optimised lifespan, plastics can be re-used and recycled in all sorts of different items.

By recycling and reusing PET plastic as many times as possible reduces the need to produce more plastic material, meaning we are able to not only reduce the consumption of the energy used in the production of new plastic but also reduced the amount of solid waste that goes into landfill.

How is pet plastic recycled?

Once PET plastic has been sorted and separated from other plastics, it goes through several stages for it to be fully recycled.
• Shredded
• Washed
• Melted
• Pelletised

And then made into a new product.

Products that are made from recycled plastic:
• Trainers
• Pet beds
• Carpets
• Bottles

What material HLP Klearfold offer:

APET: (polyethylene-terephthalate) – Considered by many as an ideal material for plastic packaging with excellent clarity and print surface at a good price. Produced with 100% naturally occurring ingredients.

RPET: (recycled polyethylene-terephthalate) – An eco-friendly option of plastic material that offers excellent clarity and a similar print surface to PET. Produced with 30% post-consumer PET waste.

PETG: (polyethylene-terephthalate glycol-modified) – This modified version of PET offers high impact resistance but is not as easy to print on as other materials. Produced with 100% naturally occurring ingredients.

PP: (polypropylene) – The lighter option at 35% less weight to other materials with very good flexibility at a good price. Produced without water and zero harmful emissions.

Get in touch with us today to learn more about HLP Klearfold and the materials we use for our clear packaging.

Packaging Innovations – 12th – 13th November

By | 2018-09-07T14:09:02+00:00 September 7th, 2018|

Packaging Innovations – Madrid

12th – 13th November

Come and visit us at Packaging Innovations in Madrid. We will be there ready and waiting to answer any questions you have

Floor plan and where we are

Luxe Pack – 1st -3rd October

By | 2018-09-19T15:15:36+00:00 September 7th, 2018|

Luxe Pack – Monaco

1st – 3rd October

Come and visit us at Luxe Pack in Monaco . We will be there ready and waiting to answer any questions you have

Floor plan and where we are

Fachpack – 25-27th September

By | 2018-09-07T14:09:31+00:00 September 7th, 2018|

Fachpack – Germany

25th -27th September

Come and visit us at Fachpack in Nurembery Germany. We will be there ready and waiting to answer any questions you have

Floor plan and where we are

Phone product packaging.

By | 2018-09-21T11:26:39+00:00 September 5th, 2018|

Phone product packaging.

Phone product packaging.
HLP Klearfold creates stunning bespoke clear packaging for your phone products. HLP Klearfold has previously created and designed a wide range of phone accessories packaging such as:

• Phone case clear packaging
• Phone accessory clear packaging
• Phone charger clear packaging
And many more.

Making your phone product packaging stand out from the crowd with the design!

HLP Klearfold knows that your phone product packaging needs to make a great first impression and we will work closely with you and your design team to provide the best first impression on your target market.

HLP Klearfold has an advanced 13 colour printing machine which enables HLP Klearfold to print all artwork in one pass, making it possible for us to print on both sides of the material. The advanced 13 colour printing press can also print on our environmentally friendly plastics, thus giving you peace of mind without compromising on the quality, feel and design of your transparent packaging.

HLP Klearfold’s high-quality support!

HLP Klearfold technical sales managers will work closely with you and your product to make sure we get your transparent packaging looking the way you want. We can guide you through the whole process to make sure that all aspects of your packaging are the best they can be. Our technical sale managers are happy to follow an exact brief or bring the HLP Klearfold creative influence to the project if necessary.

HLP Klearfold manufactures its own base materials, allowing us to recycle all process and post-consumer waste in line with our environmental policy.

The recyclability of HLP Klearfold’s clear packaging.

HLP Klearfold can assure you that the PET plastic materials we use are 100% recyclable. PET is the preferred choice, it is the most commonly used plastic in day to day life. As a raw material PET is recognised as a safe, non-toxic, durable, flexible material that is 100% recyclable. PET plastics can be recycled at home and are collected curbside.

If you have a range of phone products that you are looking to package, get in touch with us today and arrange a free consultation with one of our technical sale managers and get started with your project.

HLP Klearfold’s bespoke packaging!

By | 2018-09-21T11:26:32+00:00 September 5th, 2018|

HLP Klearfold’s bespoke packaging!

Why choose bespoke packaging?

Bespoke packaging is one of the main ways to get your product noticed on the shelf. Bespoke packaging can be produced so it holds your product in any shape and size you wish. It can also be made bespoke to your product, minimising waste. When products are packaged in unusual shapes, they catch the attention of the consumer’s eye, thus resulting in a possible purchase.

HLP Klearfold bespoke clear packaging

HLP Klearfold has the machines and expertise to supply bespoke packaging for any product. There are no limits when it comes to the abilities HLP Klearfold have when making sure that your product is packaged in the best way. Clear packaging also has a number of advantages, the main advantage being that consumers can see first hand what product they are purchasing, eliminating any doubt. HLP Klearfold’s transparent packaging is durable and affordable, and with a wide range of design effects, your packaging will cut through the cluttered shelves, making sure it’s your product that stands out from the crowd.

The recyclability of HLP Klearfold’s clear plastic packaging.

HLP Klearfold supplies APET, RPET and PP material, which are all widely recyclable.

APET and RPET-

PET plastic is the most commonly used plastics in daily life. As a raw material, PET is recognized as a safe, non-toxic, durable, flexible material that is 100% recyclable. PET plastics can be recycled at home and are collected curbside.

PP-
PP is another commonly used plastic material, and like PET is 100% recyclable. PP material is a highly versatile material that can be easily recycled. Packaging which is made from PP plastics can be identified by a #5 resin identification code which will be on the packaging.

Like PET, PP can be recycled at home through curbside programmes as well as your local recycling centre. Recycled polypropylene can be made into Mixing bowls, spatulas and cutting boards; shovels and watering cans.

Get in touch today to request a quote or to organise a free consultation meeting to start up your packaging journey.

Bespoke clear packaging for your Vape products.

By | 2018-09-21T11:26:02+00:00 July 20th, 2018|

Bespoke clear packaging for your Vape products.

HLP Klearfold knows how important it is to stand out of the crowd, with a lot of competition in the Vape industry, it is now more crucial than ever that you do all you can to make your products stand out. One of the best ways to make your product jump out at your target audience is to make packaging which is not only sustainable and secure but for it to catch the consumers eye. HLP Klearfold supports you throughout the whole process, from choosing a sustainable material to helping you design the most consumer-grabbing packaging.

Sustainability-

Here at HLP Klearfold, we take environmental responsibility for our materials and production methods, always choosing where possible the options that have the least impact on our planet. We offer APET which is the environmentally preferred substrate and recycled box grade RPET. Both APET and RPET are widely recycled and are also curbside collected.

Design –

You have a brand, and it is only right to make it stand out from the crowd. HLP Klearfold will ensure the image and ethos of your brand will still stand out on your vape product clear packaging. We have several different design effects we can employ to enhance your packaging. It is important that your brand is noticed, and your packaging identifies your company. HLP Klearfold also knows that your transparent packaging needs to make a great first impression and we will work closely with you and your design team to provide the best first impression on your target market.

Structure –

HLP Klearfold’s crash lock / auto bottom mechanism is the solution for a stronger and quicker locking mechanism for your clear plastic packaging. Crash locks / auto bottom are the preferred choice when it comes to locking mechanisms, with this lock the boxes can be erected by both hand and machine applications. Crash locked /auto bottom cartons are quick and easy to set up by hand, which can significantly save you up to 30% of your labour costs.

HLP Klearfold can create bespoke vape pen clear packaging, vape e-liquid packaging and much more. HLP Klearfold is also currently working on several projects where we strive to increase the use of recycled material in our production to protect our global environment, get in touch with us today to find out the way HLP Klearfold can help you and your packaging.

Recyclable tea product packaging.

By | 2018-07-17T14:47:43+00:00 July 13th, 2018|

Recyclable tea product packaging.

Making sure that you are all your consumer needs is important. This means making sure that your tea product packaging is recyclable and efficient. HLP Klearfold can guarantee that your PET plastics are 100% recyclable, and along with our top-quality material and almost 50 years of experience, HLP Klearfold is the best in the business.

The recyclability of our HLP Klearfolds clear packaging.

HLP Klearfold supplies APET, RPET and PP material, which are all widely recyclable.
APET and RPET-

PET plastic is the most commonly used plastics in daily life. As a raw material, PET is recognized as a safe, non-toxic, durable, flexible material that is 100% recyclable.
PET plastics can be recycled at home and are collected curbside. There are a few things you can do at home which will guarantee that your plastic packaging is easily recycled:

• Clean out the plastic packaging
• Labels can be left on the packaging if there are any.

PP

PP is another commonly used plastic material, and like PET is 100% recyclable. PP material is a highly versatile material that can be easily recycled. Packaging which is made from PP plastics can be identified by a #5 resin identification code which will be on the packaging.

Like PET, PP can be recycled at home through curbside programmes as well as your local recycling centre. Recycled polypropylene can be made into Mixing bowls, spatulas and cutting boards; shovels and watering cans;

HLP Klearfold can design and structure bespoke packaging for all tea products:

• Blended tea clear packaging
• Tea bag packaging
• Teacup packaging
• Green tea packaging
• Tea gift packaging
• Herbal tea packaging
• flavoured tea packaging

For further information on how HLP Klearfold can help your company and your tea product packaging give us a call today!

Maßgeschneiderte Briefpapierverpackung.

By | 2018-07-17T14:47:53+00:00 July 6th, 2018|

Maßgeschneiderte Briefpapierverpackung.

HLP Klearfold kann maßgeschneiderte Schreibwarenverpackungen für jede Produktgröße herstellen. Von kleinen Schreibwaren wie Textmarker bis hin zu großen Schreibwaren wie Schreibsets. Egal welches Produkt Sie verpacken möchten, HLP Klearfold hilft Ihnen vom Anfang bis zum Ende und bietet Ihnen die beste Qualität von Klarsichtverpackung.

Wie liefert Ihnen HLP Klearfold die beste transparente Verpackung für Ihr Schreibwarenprodukt?

HLP Klearfold bietet nicht nur modernste RPET-Faltschachteln an, sondern bietet Ihnen auch das Wissen, um Ihre Ziele zu erreichen. Ob Verkleben, Bedrucken, Falzen, Aufrichten, Transportieren oder auch die Feinabstimmung der Materialspezifikationen – HLP Klearfold ist Ihr One-Stop-Shop auf dem Weg zum weiteren Erfolg.
Unsere technischen Kundenbetreuer werden Ihnen den gesamten Prozess der Organisation Ihrer Klarsichtverpackungen erleichtern und Sie bei Designeingaben und Optionen beraten, damit Sie die richtige Wahl für Ihre Schreibwarenprodukte treffen können.

HLP Klearfold verfügt über eine große Auswahl an Design-Effekten und erfahrene, talentierte Grafikdesigner, die Ihnen bei der Gestaltung und Struktur Ihrer Verpackungen behilflich sind.
HLP Klearfold hat nicht nur die Standard-Designaspekte für Ihre transparente Verpackung, sondern wir haben auch eine breite Palette von Spezialeffekten, die wir Ihrer Verpackung hinzufügen können. Hervorheben können Sie Ihre Schreibwarenverpackung zum Beispiel durch Metallic und Refraktion Effekte, die beide sehr beliebt sind:

Metallisch:

Unser metallischer Design-Effekt verleiht Ihrer Verpackung ein elegantes Gefühl, bereichert die Farbe Ihrer Klarsichtverpackungen und sorgt dafür, dass Ihre Verpackung einzigartig ist

Lichtbrechung:

Unser Refraktionsdesign sorgt für eine geäderte Optik auf Ihrer transparenten Verpackung. Dieser Effekt verleiht Ihrer Verpackung einen zusätzlichen Glanz, der Ihnen hilft, die Aufmerksamkeit des Verbrauchers zu gewinnen. Refraktion ist auch sehr schwer zu replizieren, so dass andere Unternehmen Ihre Briefpapierverpackung nicht nachahmen können.

HLP Klearfold kann maßgeschneiderte Verpackungen für alle Schreibwaren entwerfen und strukturieren:
• Weihnachtsbriefpapierverpackung
• Briefpapierverpackungen
• Kinderbriefpapierverpackung
• Büromaterialverpackung
• Zeichnen von Briefpapierverpackungen
• Verpackungen für Kunst- und Bastelwaren

Rufen Sie uns gerne an um weitere Informationen darüber zu erhalten, wie HLP Klearfold Ihrem Unternehmen und Ihren Verpackungen für Schreibwaren helfen kann.