ISO 9001 Certification Maintained

Camvac ISO 9001 Certification Maintained

ISO 9001 Certification maintained for another year.

Annually Camvac is inspected to ensure we are maintaining our Quality Management System (QMS) so we can better serve our customers. Our chosen QMS is ISO 9001. ISO 9001 helps businesses and organisations be more efficient and continually improve customer satisfaction. The primary focus of the ISO 9001 standard is to meet customer requirements and strive to exceed customer expectations.

In order to be certified to the ISO 9001 standard, as company Camvac must follow the requirements set forth in the ISO 9001 Standard. The standard is used by Camvac to demonstrate our ability to consistently provide products and services that meet our customer and regulatory requirements and to demonstrate continuous improvement.

The yearly inspection is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement. Opting to adopt ISO 9001 into the business helps ensure that customers get consistent, good-quality product and services at all times. The key quality management principles in ISO 9001 certification are; Customer Focus, Leadership, Engagement of People, Process Approach, Improvement, Evidence-Based Decision Making and Relationship Management.

Over the past year Camvac has been overhauling our product development procedure so we can better serve our existing and new customers. This was duly picked-up during the inspection with the notable points from our latest inspection being the ‘excellent development procedure at Camvac’. The 2019/20 ISO 9001 inspection resulted in a 100% score for Camvac, which shows we are continuously ensuring our products and services are consistently meeting our customer’s requirements and that quality and customer satisfaction are consistently improved.

 

Camvac Is Open For Business

Metallised Films by Camvac

Worldwide, governments are recognising that food and medical manufacturers of flexible packaging are playing a critical role in the battle against COVID-19.

Camvac’s business operation places us as a central supplier of essential products and services to the healthcare, food and liquid packaging markets. Without primary packaging, these supply chains will be compromised and the battle against COVID-19 hampered.

As a company, Camvac are working closely and regularly with our suppliers and customers. We are witnessing an increase in demand as we continue to play our part in the food and medical supply chains. With these increases in material demand for our flexible packaging solutions, and with countries going into full lock-down, we have experienced some raw material supply issues. However, rest assured, we are working tirelessly to minimise the disruption this could cause on our manufacturing output.

As members of this business and the supply chain, each and every employee has a responsibility to help minimise the impact of the current crisis on our communities. We are taking every step possible to increase and maintain social distancing to protect each other. We have the space and hygiene facilities, along with self-discipline, to ensure that we do not create any unnecessary risks for each other.

We have introduced a number of measures which include:

  • Individuals with the ability to work from home have been sent, where their job permits, to work from home.
  • Expansion of our IT capacity to increase the number of people who can work from home, where possible, without compromising the individuals or the needs of the business.
  • Office areas have been reorganised to allow for social distancing for colleagues who are required to attend site.
  • Meetings have been reformatted to increase the use of conference calls and provide larger meeting areas to reduce contact opportunities.
  • All visits and travel have been cancelled.
  • Some flexible working has been offered to those who cannot work from home to minimise their exposure.
  • Implementation of improved hygiene regimes across the site
  • Increased the working hours of the hygiene team to support the increased regime.
  • Continuous advising of social distancing within operations.

These actions are being reviewed and progressed daily with any new steps being addressed as they arise. Once again, flexibility is crucial to ensuring that we continue to support each other in these uncertain times.

Camvac has a critical role of ensuring the health and safety of our citizens. Working with our suppliers and customers we are supporting our healthcare providers, food and liquid packaging manufacturers globally in this time of crisis.

Whilst we have materials and key customers to support, we will remain open and play our role in supporting the nation.

Anyone wishing to place further orders should contact their normal Sales Managers and of course we are open to discuss new opportunities about our flexible packaging solutions through our contact us form on our website or general sales enquiry email; info@camvaclimited.com

 

Coronavirus Update 25/03/20

On Monday the Prime Minister announced further drastic actions are required to limit the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). These latest government actions have resulted in more drastic measures being introduced to our site here in Thetford so our business can continue to operate. At this moment in time, we are not seeing any immediate impact on our ability to supply our goods and services that are depended upon.

As already reported earlier this week, a proportion of our office and support staff have been relocated to work from home. However, the new measures introduced on Monday evening by the British Government, mean that the majority of our office and support staff will be relocating to work from home by the end of this week.

As a company, Camvac are fully set-up for remote working. However, some lines of communication maybe better than others in this transition period. We would ask at this time that you either contact our staff members via their mobile numbers, and not the Camvac main landline, or email them directly.  Doing this will result in your enquiry being dealt with as efficiently as possible.

As announced earlier this week, our production operation remains fully functioning and we are seeing an increase in demand as we continue to play our part in the food and medical supply chains. There are some raw material supply issues from mainland Europe, but we are working tirelessly to minimise the disruption this could cause.

Onsite hygiene initiatives remain fully in place and our COVID-19 Crisis Management Team continues to meet daily to react immediately to any new issues or guidance as they occur.

These are unprecedented times in Camvac’s 55-year history but please rest assured that Camvac is and will continue to remain open for business so we can do our part in supplying our critical food and medical markets.

Thank you once more to all our Customers and Suppliers for their continued support!

Greg Kingham

C.E.O.

Coronavirus Update 20.03.2020

Following Camvac’s announcement earlier this week about Coronavirus (COVID-19), here is a further update on our Thetford, UK, Operation…

At Camvac we have been doing everything we can to keep our business running as normal. Our business operation is changing daily to deal with the latest impacts that COVID-19 is having on us.

As a company, Camvac are closely monitoring and adhering to Government guidelines around COVID-19, supporting our Staff wherever possible with flexible working options to protect our Staff and Business.

We continue to implement increased hygiene initiatives across our site and a ban remains in place for all work-related travel and non-essential visitors to Camvac’s site.

Our Daily COVID-19 Crisis Management Team Meetings ensure that we tackle any new issues immediately.

To cope with the increased demand caused by the virus and maintain supply into our critical food and medical markets, along with our other speciality markets, Camvac has increased its manufacturing output by moving from a Two-Shift Operation to a Three-Shift 24hr Operation.

At the heart of all this is the CAMVAC TEAM, who are absolutely committed to keeping our business operating in this time of need.

Central to our operations is the Production Team. Our Production Team have shown remarkable flexibility, commitment and resilience to the ever-changing situation. Whilst at the same time we have introduced, where possible, remote home working for some of our key staff – allowing us to re-organise workstations within our offices to support safe distancing in the workplace for our remaining Team Members.

These swift reactions and combined team effort will help us to ensure that CAMVAC remains fully open for business and able to supply our Customers in the difficult times ahead of us all.

Anyone wishing to place further orders should contact their normal Sales Managers and of course we are open to discuss new opportunities through our general sales enquiry email; info@camvaclimited.com

Thank you again to our all our Customers and Suppliers for their great support!

 

Greg Kingham

C.E.O.

Coronavirus Update 16.03.2020

With the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID19) threat, Camvac’s primary concern is the health and safety of our employees, suppliers, customers and visitors.

As a company we have implemented measures to help protect our employees and visitors against the spread of Cornoavirus. These measure include increased hygiene rules across our site, with specific attention to hand hygiene. All employees are encouraged to wash their hands with soap and warm water at least 5 times per day, for a minimum of 20 seconds. There have also been increased positioning of hand sanitisers across our site.

Along with these increased hygiene rules, the following precautions / actions have been enforced at Camvac:

  • All unnecessary work-related travel has been immediately suspended.
  • Employees are encouraged to use teleconference facilities and avoid face to face meetings.
  • A temporary ban on all visitors to Camvac site is in place until further notice.

Specific measures have been implemented into our warehouse facilities. These include:

  • All drivers to wash hands upon entering office buildings.
  • Drivers to be restricted to their vehicle as much as possible whilst on Camvac site.
  • Recommend a distance of at least 2 metres between the driver and personnel.

As a company we are keeping up to date with government recommendations on a daily basis and communication the advice within our company.

Greg Kingham
CEO
Camvac Limited
16.03.2020

Camvac achieves BRC V6 Certification

Camvac Achieves BRC version 6 in latest Audit

Camvac achieves BRC Version 6 certification in latest audit!

BRCGS operates a programme of global schemes designed to protect brands and consumers covering food and non-food through risk-based process and system evaluation. Yearly, Camvac are audited to ensure we are developing and manufacturing safe, legal packaging materials that meet the quality levels our customers have come to expect from us.

The BRCGS Global standard for Packaging Materials was the first packaging standard to be globally recognised by GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) and as such, is a popular packaging standard for those operating within and supplying packaging to the food and drink industry.

Packaging is a fundamental part of any brand. It defines product integrity, security and drives innovation. Consumers are attracted to strong and recognisable products that need to be consistent in size, colour and shape. Packaging is therefore an integral part of the manufacturing process. The Global standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials is the first packaging standard in the world to be recognised by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) bench-marking committee. This is why Camvac works tirelessly to achieve a high standard, year on year.

Our BRCGS standard is just one of a number of standards Camvac works towards so our packaging options are leading in our chosen markets.

Take a look through our Product Range of see for yourself.

Cambrite Camvert Launched at Packaging Innovations 2020

Packaging Innovations Birmingham took place on the 26th & 27th February 2020. One of our key highlights of the show was the launch of our home compostable metallised decorative film Cambrite Camvert.

During the show Packaging Insights stopped by the Camvac stand to talk with Sales Manager, Harry Coldrey, about our latest home compostable decorative metallised film Cambrite Camvert.

To see the full video interview on Packaging Insights website click here.

Cambrite Camvert is a fully biodegradable and home compostable decorative metallised acetate film. It’s a premium solution for brands who are looking for a fully biodegradable and home compostable decorative metallised film.

Cambrite was originally developed to give maximum brilliance and visual impact for the board lamination market.

Changes in consumer habits and the growing demand for sustainable packaging solutions have led Camvac to develop a range of biodegradable and compostable barrier films under our Camvert Range.

Packaging Innovations Show Preview

Camvac Packaging Innovations 2020

Later this month Camvac will be returning to Packaging Innovations to exhibit on Stand F47.

Packaging Innovations is the UK’s leading packaging event for the entire supply chain. Taking place at the NEC, Birmingham, the 2-day event showcases the vast packaging supply chain under one roof, across five different shows; Packaging Innovations, Ecopack, Econtract Pack & Fulfilment, Empack, Label & Print and Industrial Pack.

Exhibiting on Stand F47, we’ll be showcasing our entire sustainable range under the Camvert brand, sustainable answers in the fight to reduce plastic packaging. Including our proven range of metallised films, clear barrier films and laminates for the two-day show.

Over the last year we have been developing and launching numerous new sustainable films and packaging solutions under the Camvert brand. Our Cambrite Camvert film is officially being launched at Packaging Innovations and is one of our key sustainable films. Cambrite Camvert is a film which is certified home compostable and is ideal for packaging applications within the luxury beauty and fragrance markets. It’s also been chosen to feature in the shows ‘Innovation Gallery’!

Alongside the launch of our Cambrite Camvert film, Camvac will be showcasing our Camfresh Compostable Lidding Film at the show. Camfresh Compostable Lidding film is available for several applications including fresh food packaging, confectionery and snacks. Developed in-house, the eco-friendly lidding film has been manufactured to provide a high clarity, modified atmosphere to increase product shelf-life. Certified compostable, the film is heat sealable and available in peel and non-peel options.

Key product highlights for Camvac this year is the official launch of our Cambrite Camvert film, recyclable lidding film Extrapet and our compostable lidding film Camfresh.

Cambrite Camvert

Cambrite Camvert is a fully biodegradable and home compostable decorative metallised acetate film. Cambrite has been developed to be a premium solution for brands who are looking for a fully biodegradable and home compostable decorative metallised film. The metallised film can be used for a range of applications including luxury brand decorative cartons, board lamination, point of sale display items and packaging labels. The film is certified to EN13432, ASTM D6400 and Vincotte.

Extrapet

Our transparent, all polyester, barrier laminate. For a wide range of processed meats, fresh meats, poultry, pastas, vegetables and bakery, where presentation and fresh appearance is critical, Extrapet provides a variety of environmentally friendly solutions in peel and non-peel, anti-fog and high barrier options.

As a direct result of Extrapet being an all PET (mono material) structure, the potential of total recyclability, where post-consumer collection infrastructure exist, is possible. Extrapet can also include the benefit of recycled content within the manufacture. During the manufacturing process, Extrapet uses Camvac’s AlOx coated transparent barrier film Camclear.

Camfresh

Launched towards the end of 2019, Camfresh is available as part of our sustainable range Camvert. Camfresh Camvert is an environmentally friendly transparent barrier laminate for the fresh food packaging industry. The growing market for packaged fresh food, driven by the consumer demands of preference and choice, has resulted in the development of Camfresh Camvert in high and standard barrier versions.

For a wide range of processed meats, fresh meats, poultry, pastas, vegetable and bakery, where presentation and fresh appearance is critical, Camfresh provides a variety of solutions in peel and non-peel, anti-fog and tailored barrier options which are available in recyclable options.

Camfresh laminates use Camvac’s AlOx coated transparent barrier film – Camclear.

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To book your free to attend pass to Packaging Innovations this February, simply click on the following link; BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW

We look forward to seeing you at our stand (F47).

Camvac Maintains 100% FDA Compliance

Camvac FDA Compliance

Camvac has once again maintained our 100% FDA Compliance score for 2020-2021.

At the start of February Camvac’s business operations were inspected for compliance with the stringent standards required by the FDA. The FDA is responsible for protecting and promoting public health in the USA through the control and supervision of their operating industries. The FDA is a broad regulatory authority with responsibilities that regulate a range of product categories including; foods, medical and electronic products. The area of interest for Camvac is the food category due to our food and converter packaging solutions.

Camvac are pleased to have successfully passed the audit. Maintaining the FDA Compliance means Camvac can continue to supply packaging solutions into the USA markets, in particular the Liquid Packaging Market.

 

Cambrite Camvert to Launch at Packaging Innovations

Cambrite Camvert Packaging Innovations Compostable Metallised Acetate Film

Camvac, the leading supplier of metallised films, clear barrier films and laminates, is launching Cambrite Camvert, a new fully biodegradable and home compostable decorative metallised film, at Packaging Innovations Birmingham February 2020.

Cambrite Camvert is a fully biodegradable and home compostable decorative metallised film, designed to be used within the board lamination market as an eco-friendly alternative to metallised polyester.

Cambrite Camvert is a premium solution for brands who are looking for a fully biodegradable and certified home compostable decorative metallised film. Cambrite was originally developed to give maximum brilliance and visual impact for the board lamination market. Changes in consumer habits and the growing demand for sustainable packaging solutions have led Camvac to develop a range of biodegradable and compostable barrier films under their Camvert Range.

Cambrite Camvert is certified biodegradable and compostable to EN13432. ASTM D6400 and Vincotte. The film is available in a range of base colours with a mirror-like brilliance. Created using patented technology and designed to be receptive to print and graphics.

Sam Smith, Sales & Marketing Director, from Camvac said: “Exhibiting last year, we witnessed first-hand the growing industry demand for ‘green’ packaging solutions. Over the year Camvac has invested heavily in research and development to be able to bring a range of eco-friendly films to Packaging Innovations. Our Cambrite Camvert film is officially being launched here and is one of our key sustainable films. It’s a film which is home compostable and is ideal for applications within the luxury beauty and fragrance markets.”

Camvac will be showcasing our entire sustainable range under our Camvert brand, sustainable answers in the fight to reduce plastic in packaging. Camvac will also be exhibiting our other leading products / services including its proven range of metallised films, clear barrier films and laminates on Stand F47 at Packaging Innovations 2020, 26 & 27 February, at the NEC, Birmingham.