Student Starpack Sponsors 2019
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.
kp is a plastics manufacturer with over 40 years’ experience designing and creating intelligent packaging to optimize the protection, preservation and presentation of food. From clam shell takeaway trays, to minced meat trays and strawberry punnets in the supermarket, we create a packaging solution used by millions of people across 70 countries. Additionally we manufacture barrier films and cling film to create the total pack solution on shelf. Our products are used in lots of different food categories, such as meat and poultry, fish, bakery, convenience, produce and food to go. We champion the reduction of food waste with the supermarkets, providing them with clever and innovative efficient packaging. Most of our rigid food trays are made from recycled content (plastic bottle flake), by supercleaning and extruding the plastic flakes into a sheet which goes into our thermoforming ovens in our factories, resulting in the end packaging product.
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.
The Packaging Society
The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) is a major UK engineering institution whose activities encompass the whole materials cycle. It exists to promote the science, design, engineering and technology of materials, minerals and mining and their practical applications and facilitate qualifications, professional recognition and development, and to deliver knowledge, information and networking services. The Packaging Society is a division of IOM3. As well as providing benefits for members, the Society also contributes to a large training programme and is the driving force behind Starpack.
Rigid Containers Limited
Rigid Containers is one of the fastest growing corrugated packaging manufacturers in the UK and Ireland, operating out of three strategically located facilities in the UK – Desborough (Northamptonshire), Selby (Yorkshire) and Wellington (Somerset) – and, Limerick (Ireland). The company is renowned not only for its innovative approach and agile business model but also inventory management for just-in-time delivery. From basic corrugated boxes to award winning high quality graphics, Rigid Containers is well placed to serve all your packaging requirements with a sustainable and recyclable solution.
RPC is a £3.9bn 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.