Robinson is delighted to announce that we will be showcasing an exciting new development at the forthcoming Packing Innovations show – glass clear thin walled pots made from commodity “bottle grade” PET material.
Robinson has been working for some time with specialist tool making and material partners to perfect a process that is both cost-effective and repeatable.
For the first time PET pots are now an affordable alternative to the usual styrene versions, with the added benefits that they won’t shatter during filling or distribution, and they can be recycled with the widely collected PET beverage bottle waste stream.
Launching initially in a 70ml shot glass format this technology is particularly suited to the chilled dessert sector and we expect to introduce a variety of bespoke packs later this year.
Talking about the project Richard Goulding, Business Development Manager for Robinson Plastics said, “With this development, Robinson is set to establish itself as a leading player in the fresh filled food market and we are also working on a wide range of other food and non-food opportunities”
At the NEC, Robinson will be showcasing their City Kitchen bowl, which was highly commended at the 2014 UK Packaging Awards, along with an array of bespoke packaging solutions from both the Plastic and Paperbox divisions.
The Packaging Innovations show takes place on 26th and 27th February 2014 at the NEC in Birmingham providing packaging professionals with an opportunity to meet the experts, listen to presentations on the hottest topics and to see inspirational new ideas.
Robinson will be delighted to welcome prospective customers at the show which offers the perfect platform to demonstrate our capabilities in a relaxed environment. We will show you how we can develop your needs from concept through to a product on the shelf.
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Clare has more than 6 years experience in injection moulding sales, and she has particular expertise in working with customers to bring bespoke packaging solutions to market.
The verse from the well know Christmas carol echoes the festive spirit and whilst today’s Christmas pudding recipes may substitute figs for other vine fruits, the UK nation still want suppliers to “bring some out here”.
Matthew Walker has been best friends with Christmas since 1899 and is officially “The Worlds Oldest Christmas Pudding Maker”. The business was established by Matthew Walker himself, a farmer’s son in Derbyshire who started to make and sell his mother’s recipes of pudding and jams.
Matthew Walker’s Heanor factory now produce 20 million Christmas Puddings per year which equates to more than two thirds of the Christmas puddings the nation buys each year.
When Michelin-starred chef Heston Blumenthal dreamed up his Hidden Orange Christmas Pudding recipe for up-market supermarket chain Waitrose, it was Matthew Walker who produced the goods and Robinson who supplied the pudding basins. When they sold out in the shops, the puddings were reportedly changing hands for up to £200 apiece.
Robinson Plastic Packaging are the proud supplier of pudding basins to Matthew Walker and have developed many standard and bespoke designs in sizes ranging from 100g mini-pots to large family portion 3lb basins with further additions being developed today. Robinson quickly react to changes in the Christmas pudding market, for example when Matthew Walker’s required a solution for the catering sector a special 2 loaves pack was developed to enable maximum flexibility.
Is Christmas pudding traditional? Yes, but it is a constantly evolving feast.
Little Dabbas (dabba means pot in Hindi) are tiny ”tins” of masala made from the freshest spices with no artificial ingredients, to help everyone create real Indian food at home.
With masala blends for meat, seafood, vegetarian and paneer dishes, Little Dabbas have been inspired by the Masala Dabba (spice tin) which is found at the heart of Indian homes around the globe. In their mission to educate the world about real Indian culture and cuisine Mistry & Co. sought an alternative to the traditional jar used to sell British Indian curry sauces.
Parisha Mistry Co-founder of Mistry & Co said “As a start up we did not have the funds to create new moulds – Robinson were very professional and helped us launch with off the shelf packaging for dabbas which were produced in gold so they would be in line with our brand image.”
Robinson’s paste pots are available as a standard in food grade clear plastic or attractive colours which can add spice to your range.
Robinson Packaging Innovation was highly commended at the recent UK Packaging Awards held at the London Hilton, Park Lane on Wednesday 13th November. David Shaw (International Business Development Director) and Richard Goulding (Business Development Manager) represented Robinson Packaging Innovation at the glittering awards ceremony.
Commenting on the evening, David Shaw says “We were up against stiff competition in the Rigid Plastic Pack of the Year category and I am delighted that Robinson Packaging Innovation has been highly commended”.
The commendation was received for the City Kitchen Bowl, a microwaveable, user friendly container with laser etched branding which was specifically designed for the expanding lunchtime snacking sector. The innovative dish was created using the in-house design capabilities of Robinson Packaging Innovation.
The versatile pots are moulded in clear PP material at the Kirkby site before being hot-filled and blast-chilled at the Yorkshire Provender site near Ripon, North Yorkshire.
The six varieties of Incredible! Pasta Sauce were originally launched through selected Budgens stores and extended to Nisa last month.
Commenting on the new pack Patrick Finigan, Production Manager at Yorkshire Provender said, “I have been very pleased both by Robinson’s proactive approach, and the performance of their pots”
The contenders for the UK Packaging Awards 2013, the UK’s biggest awards programme for the packaging supply chain have been revealed.
Robinson Plastic Packaging has been shortlisted in the section Rigid Plastic Pack of the Year Award for our City Kitchen Bowl design.
The winners will be revealed at a glittering awards ceremony at the London Hilton on Park Lane on 13th November 2013.
The popular 400ml PP pot and lid format has been further enhanced with in mould labels that feature special “cold press” foil technology which make the packs really stand out on the shelf.
LORCO Managing Director Howard Moss explained “Astonish Pro Cleaning Paste is our premium product, so it was vital that the new packaging communicated this clearly to consumers”
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