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Digital Print on Corrugated Packaging We are pleased to announce the installation of a Konica Minolta PKG-675i digital printing press at our cardboard packaging manufacturing site in Shropshire. Why have we invested in digital print and why now? Changing consumer behaviour, specifically the staggering increase in online purchasing, has prompted...

Updated 2nd August 2021 Please be assured that during this extraordinary and difficult time Dairi-Pak are fully operational and ready to help our customers in whatever way possible. We are helping many businesses while they continue to adapt to the ever changing situation so please do not hesitate to get...

Do you need to reduce your labour, materials and logistics costs? Reviewing how you palletise your finished product could be the key to unlocking savings in all these areas. The size and specification of your corrugated cases can have a considerable impact on the number of products shipped per pallet...

There's a huge focus on minimise the impact of packaging, and rightly so. Have you ever wondered just how sustainable cardboard packaging is? The UK paper industry produced 3.63 million tonnes of paper in 2020, according to figures from the CPI. 53% of this was for packaging, 20% for tissue...

Who fancies a 22 mile scenic cycle challenge, whilst doing a good turn? Borderland Rotary members joined Tim Gray (Managing Director of Shrewsbury packaging manufacture Dairi-Pak Ltd), James Davies (owner of Mule Cycles) and Jane Pritchard (community liaison from AICO) at the Aico headquarters in Oswestry to start the countdown...

The Christmas countdown has begun! Here are the details of our opening hours over the festive period..... Our Christmas shutdown will be as follows; Factory and Offices close 23rd December at 5pm Re-opening on 4th January 8.30am Deliveries required over this period can be planned by prior arrangement. For current...

More than 1.5m tonnes of plastic packaging used in consumer products in the UK each year are mostly made from virgin rather than recycled plastic. Plastic packaging accounted for 44% of plastic used in 2017 in the UK and 67% of the plastic waste produced (2.26M tonnes) (Source: Veolia White...

Last updated: 1st December 2021 The four 'C's (Christmas, Covid, Customs and China) continue to have an impact on the UK market for corrugated packaging. We could now possibly add a 5th 'C' (Combustion) with the energy crisis impacting energy intensive industries such as papermaking. Demand remained at an elevated...

The Covid-19 crisis has highlighted the importance of maintaining a strong manufacturing base in the UK. As part of our safe guarding measures, and our new 'normal' at Dairi-Pak, we've adopted face shields as part of our daily temperature testing routine. Our friends at Swanline Group were able to respond...

Last updated: 23rd March 2020 It's been another week of huge change for all of us, and our hearts go out to anybody who has already been directly affected by the outbreak. As the impact of the crisis escalates, we're fully committed to continuing to provide you with the support...

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