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HMRC plans for 2022 Plastic Packaging Tax (HMRC Budget 2018)

At Budget 2018, government announced that from April 2022 it would introduce a world-leading new tax on the production and import of plastic packaging with less than 30% recycled content, subject to consultation. Plastic packaging accounts for 44% of plastic used in the UK, but 67% of plastic waste, and over 2 million tonnes of…
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Why Rosenflex are the best option for food grade bulk bags (FIBC’s)

Why Rosenflex are the best option for food grade bulk bags (FIBC’s) A flexible intermediate bulk container, more commonly referred to as an FIBC, bulk bag, or big bag is an industrial container made with flexible polypropylene fabric used for storing and transporting products such as food ingredients, pharmaceuticals, and high-end chemicals. The Food grade…
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Worldwide Paper Shortages

As many of our customers and clients are aware. Paper packaging manufacturers have been facing adverse conditions in the industry in terms of rising prices & lengthening lead times for deliveries from the Paper Mills. Since June 2016 a robust increase in demand for paper worldwide has seen both prices and lead times spike. Resulting…
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Freight times rise as port infrastructure stalls

Lead times for Imports into UK ports are on the rise as a reduction in availability of carrier haulage capacity caused by ongoing rail engineering coupled with the poor health of the trucking sector and the ongoing operating system faults at the port of Felixstowe begin to take their toll. It is now over four…
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Common Misconceptions in the procurement of Food Grade Bulk Bags (FIBC)

Common Misconceptions in the procurement of Food Grade Bulk Bags (FIBC) The packaging world is innovative & flexible and so is often changing with the likes of new government regulations for food safety, strict guidelines and third-party accreditations that manufacturers and retailers are required to follow. Naturally, there’s bound to be some confusion and misunderstandings,…
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Foil Laminated Sacks – The ultimate protection for your product

Foil Laminated Sacks: The ultimate protection for your product Due to their high barrier properties, Aluminium Foil Laminated Sacks otherwise known as Aluminium sacks or metalized sacks, provide a great solution for packaging goods and products that require total protection from the elements. For example, if your product is a Pharmaceutical powder, Dairy Powder (Casein,…
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Getting to know the types of Bulk Bag.

Getting to know the types of Bulk Bag. FIBC bags have a plethora of epithets that define them within the UK market, whether that be bulk bags, one-tonne bags, big bags or jumbo bags. This packaging type has gained recognition when it comes to the transportation of bulk food and pharmaceutical products. Bulk Bags are…
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Choosing the correct FIBC Bulk Bag for your needs

Choosing the correct FIBC Bulk Bag for your needs FIBC Bulk Bags are manufactured bespoke to our customers’ needs and so differ in both types and sizes. You, therefore, need to consider several factors. 1. Packed Product One of the most important factors in FIBC production is understanding the product that will be packed. You…
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RKW ProVent® – Try our Online Configurator – Design your own plastic sack

Originally developed as an efficient, sustainable, weatherproof and durable alternative to conventional paper packaging for powdery and moisture sensitive goods. The ProVent® plastic sack significantly improves the filling, transporting, storing and distributing process of powdery and moisture sensitive goods whilst allowing deaeration through an integrated venting system that ensures no dust, dirt or moisture can…
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