PFF Packaging aims to extend its food packaging offering for customers with a £1.5 million investment in new injection moulding technology.
Two new BMB 500 tonne eKW hybrid machines – each capable of producing up to 200,000 units per week – have been installed at the group’s manufacturing site in Tyne and Wear in the north of England.
The machines will be used to produce bespoke tubs and lids for the dairy industry and PFF said the investment will enable it to offer customers a ‘complete solution’ in terms of packaging options.
PFF managing director Andy Bairstow said: “We found that many of our customers had to import injection moulded products because they couldn’t find a UK supplier capable of delivering bespoke solutions.
“Thin-wall injection moulding technology has developed enormously in recent years so it is much faster and more efficient than it used to be. By developing our own injection moulding offering alongside our thermoforming solutions, our customers can now benefit from dealing with one single supplier for all their packaging requirements.”
The investment follows the opening of the company’s £1 million innovation centre at the same site last year. It also developed new range of high-clarity food containers, which it said ‘deliver exceptional quality and sustainability’.
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