Student Starpack Sponsors 2017

BPI - British Polythene Industries

BPI - British Polythene Industries is the largest recycler of waste plastic film in Europe and the second largest manufacturer of polythene film products worldwide. BPI is one of the most responsive and dynamic polythene film businesses in the world, a major player in what is rapidly becoming a truly global industry.

The Coca-Cola Company

The world is changing all around us. To continue to thrive as a business over the next ten years and beyond, we must look ahead, understand the trends and forces that will shape our business in the future and move swiftly to prepare for what’s to come.

DS Smith

Corrugated board is a versatile and cost effective medium, offering great structural strength from relatively light material. It is extensively used in packaging to make boxes, trays and cases, and also to make other products. In Europe and the UK, corrugated board is often constructed entirely from recycled papers. It is fully recyclable, making it an environmentally friendly choice. In challenging times, as costs rise for a wide range of raw materials in many industries, pressure is growing to use no more material than necessary. The environmental drive to make best use of resources also makes minimum use of material highly desirable.

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, consumer products and personal care sectors for a wide range of UK and European customers.


Logoplaste are leaders in plastic packaging, providing an overall service for packaging R&D, in-house production and quality systems, backed by technical support and advice.

The Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association

The Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association is the lead voice of the UK metal packaging industry with direct links into a European market employing 70,000 people across 200 companies producing more than 70 billion containers each year. The Association supports and represents members on industry matters related to operational, regulatory and environmental issues. In addition, the work of the association promotes the benefits of metal packaging and the sustainable attributes of steel and aluminium through education programmes, industry awards and relevant communication channels.

RPC Group

RPC is a £2.5bn global design and engineering company specialising in polymer conversion in both packaging and nonpackaging 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 and engineering centres.

Smurfit Kappa UK

Smurfit Kappa is one of the leading providers of paper-based packaging solutions in the world, with around 45,000 employees in approximately 370 production sites across 34 countries and with revenue of €8.1 billion in 2015. We are located in 21 countries in Europe, and 13 in the Americas. We are the only largescale pan-regional player in Latin America.