Schools Starpack Sponsors 2017

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British Polythene Industries (BPI) plc is the largest manufacturer, printer and recycler of polythene films in Europe. BPI supplies over 400,000 tonnes of film annually to the key Agricultural, Food Production, Retail and Manufacturing sectors on a worldwide basis.


The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) is a major international engineering institution which encompasses the complete materials cycle. It has a worldwide membership of over 20,000, with a quarter of its membership overseas. The Packaging Society is a division of IOM3.


Logoplaste UK Ltd is not a company of products but solutions. They are leaders in the plastic packaging market, providing an overall service for packaging research and development, in-house production and quality systems, backed by technical support and advice. They work with leading brands in body care, food and beverages, home care, luboils and preforms PET.

Graphic Packaging International

Graphic Packaging International is one of the UK's leading printed folding carton suppliers, producing packaging product for the food retail, beverage, healthcare and personal care sectors for a wide range of UK and European customers.

The business manufactures packaging product at four production sites covering in excess of 400,000 sq ft. Graphic Packaging International continues to grow and expects to achieve annual sales for the current financial year in excess of £120 million. Food and beverage processors are the main customers at Bardon and for the company's two North East facilities in Newcastle and Gateshead. The fourth site in Crewe serves healthcare and consumer care markets.

Canned Food UK

Canned Food UK is an organisation that promotes the benefits of canned food. 

Canned foods are nutritious and healthy and, alongside fresh, frozen and chilled, can provide you with a balanced, healthy diet. Canned fruit and vegetables can also provide you with your 5-A-DAY.  Cans are great value, convenient and versatile to use straight off the shelf as an ingredient for a meal or a quick snack.  Metal cans are good for the environment – they can be recycled again and again to make new cans or other metal goods like fridges and cars.


Peter Brett Associates LLP (PBA)

PBA are an award winning development and infrastructure consultancy consisting of 700 engineers, planners, scientist and economists delivering major development and infrastructure projects.


RPC is a £2bn global design and engineering company specialising in polymer conversion in both packaging and non-packaging markets. The company celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2016, having grown from a UK operation with five factories in 1991 into a major global business with currently 140+ operations in 29+ countries, and over 20,000 employees. RPC operates in a wide variety of end markets combining its manufacturing skills with the expertise of its 24 design & engineering centres.