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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...

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...

FSC® stands for ‘Forest Stewardship Council’, but it actually stands for so much more than that: it stands for Forests For All, Forever. The FSC® work to protect the world’s forests through ethical farming for future generations. UK consumers show a clear preference for paper and cardboard packaging. However, if...

Christmas is rapidly approaching! 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 lead...

At Dairi-Pak, we operate to the Sheet Plant Association's Five Star standard. Dairi-Pak's Managing Director, Tim Gray, explains exactly what the Sheet Plant Association is, its function and how it benefits you, our customers; "I am Chairman of the UK Sheet Plant Association (SPA) and Owner/MD of Shropshire based cardboard...

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