Sustainable Packaging Films Brochure 2022

Packaging Films brochure by Camvac

We’ve recently launched our latest Sustainable Packaging Film Brochure detailing our range of environmentally friendly and sustainable packaging films under our Camvert Range.

Camvac’s packaging film range is constantly developing and evolving to meet the ever-changing needs of the consumer. Camvac has invested heavily into technological advances enabling sustainable packaging film solutions to be available across most of our product portfolio. The outcome of these investments is the Camvert Range. These advances have been developed to reduce the packaging material to a level where it does not affect shelf life of the product but is also environmentally friendly and sustainable.

Many of our sustainable packaging products are versatile and are applicable to more than one end use. The Camvert Range includes certified home compostable films, plastic tax compliant PCR laminate structures and recyclable (mon-material) options.

Highlights include;

Camplus Extra MDO PE.

Extremely high barrier machine-direction orientation Polyethylene, PE.

Typical end-uses would be conversion into printed or unprinted mono-film laminates for the snack food market where high gas barrier, aroma barrier and light barrier are all required for extended product shelf-life.

 

Camclear. 

Transparent barrier film.

Camclear is a chlorine-free transparent barrier film and is highly versatile, having excellent oxygen and moisture barrier performance. Camclear is a EVOH alternative barrier film.

Typical end-uses include fresh food packaging, confectionary, snacks, bag-in-box and dried foods.

 

Camshield T.

Aluminium oxide film.

Where very high barrier protection and enhancement is a must for typical end applications including fresh food packaging, snacks, dried-fruit and confectionary.

 

ExtraPET PCR. 

Over 30% post-consumer recycled barrier lidding film.

ExtraPET PCR has been purposely developed to meet the growing consumer demand for more sustainable lidding film solutions, whilst still providing Camvac’s high gas barrier performance, both OTR and MVTR as required for MAP and CAP packaging applications. Available in either peel or weld seal laminate structures, the mono-material lidding film has been designed to offer excellent sealing properties and exceptional barrier performance. Whilst guaranteeing the film appearance is not hampered using food contact approve PCR grade base webs.

 

Click the following link to discover our latest Camvert range; Sustainable Packaging Film Brochure 2022

We’re Hiring – Various Roles

Due to continued company expansion we are looking to recruit for the following roles;

  • Shift Engineer. 
  • Production Cleaner. 
  • Machine Operative.  

To apply for any role listed here, please email your CV and covering letter to info@camvac.com

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Shift Engineer

About the role

A vacancy has arisen for a Shift Engineer reporting to the Engineering team Leader.

Working normally in a small team, the ideal candidate should be self –motivated, with an enquiring mind, looking to improve and expand their existing skills and knowledge. Qualified to level 3 or higher (or equivalent) in an engineering discipline with experience of working in an industrial engineering maintenance environment required.

Duties will primarily be fault finding and breakdown recovery on process plant, carrying out planned maintenance and plant refurbishment work, as well as some involvement in continuous improvement and development projects.

Responsibilities:

  • To ensure that Planned Preventative Maintenance tasks are carried out effectively, advising engineering management of any changes or improvements required to the plan.
  • To diagnose and rectify machine faults, including working from drawings and manuals, reporting any persistent faults with suggested improvements.
  • To communicate machine problems and safety requirements that cannot be undertaken immediately, enabling work to be scheduled after consultation with production and engineering management.
  • To ensure that site is secured for shut down periods and plant is ready for re-start after site shut down periods.
  • To accurately report activity into the engineering computer system e.g. record breakdowns, maintenance and improvement work carried out. · To specify parts needed for repair or project work, assisting engineering stores in their procurement. If circumstances dictate, it may be necessary to order parts directly.
  • To make decisions on engineering and safety matters when management is off site, contacting them or outside agencies for assistance when required.
  • To be involved in continuous improvement projects, ensuring that, in consultation with engineering management, work is carried out to agreed standards.
  • To provide and effective customer service for the Production Team to improve site performance as part of the wider Operations Team

Benefits

  • Competitive salary depending on skills and experience
  • 25 days annual leave plus statutory bank holidays
  • Free onsite parking
  • Access to employee discount and wellbeing platform
  • Career development opportunity
  • In house training
  • Sickness pay (from nine months service)
  • Long service award
  • Death in Service benefit – optional, linked to pension

Hours of work: Monday to Friday 40h per week, early, late and night shifts on rotation.

Application deadline: 14/10/2022

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Production Cleaner

About the role

A vacancy has arisen for a Production Cleaner.

In this role you ensure that the factory is cleaned to agreed standards

The successful applicant will have outstanding attention to detail and a commitment to completing a wide variety of cleaning projects while following Health & Safety regulation.

Responsibilities

Daily task include managing segregation of the factory waste streams, mopping, dusting, sweeping in various areas including production, warehouse, canteen, changing rooms and toilets.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary depending on skills and experience
  • 25 days annual leave plus statutory bank holidays
  • Free onsite parking
  • Access to employee discount and wellbeing platform
  • Career development opportunity
  • In house training
  • Sickness pay (from nine months service)
  • Long service award
  • Death in Service benefit – optional, linked to pension

Hours of work: Monday to Friday 37.5h per week, 7.5h between 12.00 and 22.00.

Application deadline: 14/10/2022

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Machine Operative 

About the role

A vacancy has arisen for a Production Operative.

In this role you fulfil a range of operational requirements by actively and effectively servicing customer needs whilst maintaining a safe environment. This will include various activities including but not exclusive to Machine Driver, Packing, Material Movement, optimisation and trainer.

The successful applicant will have practical hands- on approach to problem solving and ability to plan workload to optimize personal and equipment quality and efficiency.

Responsibilities:

  • Fully comply with all Company Policies always including Health and Safety.
  • Observes safe working practices, maintains a safe and clean work environment throughout the day and wears the appropriate personal protective equipment (provided).
  • Responsible for completing all work assigned on schedule
  • Report to and support your Senior Operator and Team Leader at all times.
  • When allocated a job, conform to customer specification /standards, taking full responsibility for workmanship
  • Ensure daily Quality and compliance standards are adhered to by fully complying with relevant SOP’s and always maintaining GMP adherence.
  • Maintain the required high standard of housekeeping and GMP across your Department at all times and ensure GMP in the area.
  • When allocated a job, conform to customer specification/standards, taking full responsibility for workmanship.
  • Undergo any training courses required of you in relation to job skills, Health and Safety or Company Policies.
  • Adopt a proactive approach to lean manufacturing principles and concepts
  • Report any Engineering/machine related issues promptly to the Engineering Department / Shift Engineer
  • Any other reasonable duties as required.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary depending on skills and experience
  • 25 days annual leave plus statutory bank holidays
  • Free onsite parking
  • Access to employee discount and wellbeing platform
  • Career development opportunity
  • In house training
  • Sickness pay (from nine months service)
  • Long service award
  • Death in Service benefit – optional, linked to pension

Hours of work: Monday to Friday 40h per week, early, late and night shifts on rotation.

Application deadline: 14/10/2022

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We’re Hiring – Engineering Team Leader

Shift Quality Control Inspector Thetford Norfolk

We are currently looking to recruit an Engineering Team Leader.

This role encompasses the day-to-day leadership, management and organisation of the maintenance engineering function, whilst looking at achieving the agreed targets for quality, cost, and delivery. Safety is also a vital part of this role. The role will be to be the primary representative for the engineering teams.

Successful applicants should ideally have a minimum of 5 years engineering experience, an ONC / HNC or equivalent in engineering and good supervisory / management abilities. Knowledge of mechanical / electrical engineering, fault finding on complex plant, planned preventative maintenance and safe working practices / legislation is also required.

Personal skills should include a good working knowledge of problem solving, resource planning, and continuous improvement techniques, with attention to detail, good communication skills, and the ability to promote team working all seen as important attributes.

 

A full job description will be available upon request by emailing info@camvac.com

 

Camvac will provide additional training for individuals who show the right attributes for the role.

 

Normal hours of work are 37.50 per week Monday to Friday – but there will be occasions where a degree of flexibility will be required.

 

If you wish to apply for this position, please send a current CV with covering letter to info@camvac.com

Closing date for applications; Friday 22nd July 2022.

We’re exhibiting at Packaging Innovations this May

After several postponements, Packaging Innovations returns for 2022 and Camvac will once again be exhibiting. A change of hall for 2022 will see the show expand on previous years for the future of branded packaging and technology to be fully on show, across two days 25th and 26th May in Hall 1, NEC Birmingham.

Camvac will be on stand C80, showcasing our entire range of sustainable packaging films under our Camvert brand including our post-consumer recycled mono-material lidding film ExtraPET PCR and our latest development metallised MDO PE film.

Camvac will also be exhibiting our other leading products / services including our proven range of metallised films, clear barrier films and laminates on Stand C80.

To book your tickets and find out more about the exhibition visit the Packaging Innovations website.

Camvac’s Ukraine Appeal

Camvac are proud to be working with Breckland Council and likeminded local businesses to do what we can to support the people of Ukraine in their time of need.

The effort from not only the Camvac Team but the wider community has been monumental with van loads of donations already on their way to Ukraine and more in progress.

Not only are we providing donations of food, medical supplies, baby items and personal hygiene products, we are also sending out 36,000m of our metallised film due to it’s heat retention properties.

Click on the link below to watch the great efforts of all involved!

Camvac maintains BRC Grade A Status

Camvac BRC Grade A

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.

 

Mono Material Lidding Film – ExtraPET

mono material lidding film extrapet

Mono Material lidding film, that is UK plastic tax compliant; ExtraPET. Available in peel and weld-seal options with anti-fog and excellent moisture and oxygen barrier properties.

ExtraPET also benefits from using Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) content within the laminate structure which is food contact approved. The mono material lidding film, ExtraPET, can also be printed on, removing the need for external cardboard wraps around the tray and film lid.

The recyclable lidding film has the capability to seal and peel from various tray structures including most PET trays. A PET tray and ExtraPET film lid combination meets the ever-growing requirement of a complete mono-material packaging solution that is truly recyclable where facilities exist.

Camvac’s ExtraPET film range is found in most UK supermarkets and has a growing presence globally, particularly in mainland Europe where a mono material lidding film solution is needed.

Not only are the UK consumers demanding greener and more sustainable options but also the 2022 UK Plastic Tax introduction is forcing converters and food packaging companies to find sustainable alternatives so they are not penalised or costs increased.

ExtraPET is a perfect solution to enable products currently packed in multi-polymer tray/lidding combinations to switch a 100% PET film / tray solution that is already extensively used in the MAP/CAP markets.

ExtraPET PCR has been developed to go beyond the 30% post-consumer recycled minimum.

With this new product being added to Camvac’s ExtraPET portfolio, the predominant customer base of converters and packers will not change. The long-standing supply partnerships will continue to be built upon, albeit with a new environmentally friendly stance, alongside the proven reliability of Camvac’s ExtraPET film.

ExtraPET PCR Key Product Benefits

  • Mono-material (widely recyclable)
  • Chlorine free barrier coating (environmentally friendly)
  • Excellent seal integrity
  • Minimum 30% Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) Content for UK Plastic Packaging Tax
  • Peel and weld seal options
  • Market leading antifog properties
  • Excellent light transmission / low haze values. Excellent clarity and product visibility
  • High barrier laminate offers extended product shelf-life
  • Print receptive top coating

 

As Camvac continues to invest and develop new packaging films, the company is continually seeking new opportunities to partner with likeminded companies and would welcome any opportunity to discuss new partnerships – not only for our ExtraPET films but also our other packaging solutions.

Contact Us today to start the conversation.

Christmas Opening Times 2021

Our Christmas and New Year Opening Times are; 

Thursday 23rd December – Offices Close at 17.30pm

We remain closed from Friday 24th December until Tuesday 4th January.

Tuesday 4th January – Open from 8.30am

Wednesday 5th January – Open As Normal

We wish all our customers past, present and future a very Merry Christmas and a Happy & Prosperous New Year. 

 

Metallised MDO PE

metallised mdo pe film from Camvac

Metallised MDO PE is now available from Camvac in single web form.

Norfolk based supplier of metallised and clear barrier films, Camvac, has expanded its sustainable packaging material films by successfully developing a high barrier metallised machine-direction orientated Polyethylene film.

Primarily aimed at the food and converter markets, Camvac’s latest film development increases the company’s sustainable barrier layer packaging film solutions.

Machine-direction orientation (MDO) film has a growing presence in food and consumer packaging. In recent months the confectionary and snacks marketplace has been requesting the industry for a metallised MDO PE based film.

This request includes the requirement to provide a barrier coating suitable for conversion and lamination to similar product family materials, creating a mono-film laminate solution for conversion into the end-product packaging.

This development facilitates the opportunity for recycling within the circular economy.

Camvac’s barrier technology has delivered a solution with their latest commercial development being available in 20 and 25 micron gauges.

MDO technology has numerous benefits for a film material.

Processing film material via MDO enhances the properties of the film and offers the opportunity for costs to be reduced. MDO films are incredibly stable when compared to ‘standard PE’, which facilitates the potential to reduce the gauge resulting, which in turn uses less material being used, which in turn leads to a reduction in product packaging, transport costs and a reduced carbon footprint.

Taking the raw MDO PE film, Camvac has used their unique, patented technology, adding barrier to the film via their Camplus Extra process.

The Camplus Extra technology produces an MDO polyethylene film that has dramatically improved metal adhesion, offering higher inter-ply bond strength and enhanced barrier.

The single-web metallised MDO PE offers the converter a high barrier, OTR and MVTR, polyethylene film that can be laminated to another PE substrate to create a mono-material film for conversion into a recyclable flexible packaging pack. These laminate film structures may predominantly feature in the snack food marketplace, including crisp packaging and similar end-uses.

Key benefits of the latest development include;

–         Reduced film thickness

–         Reduced packaging costs

–         Possibility of 100% mono-material structures that can be recycled

–         Lamination grade of high barrier metallised PE film material

–         High pressure resistance

–         Exceptional barrier performance both MVTR & OTR

–         Available in 20um and 25um single-web structures

–         Camplus Extra process to surpass the necessary barrier requirement the market demands.

Gary Chalkley, Development Director at Camvac, states “Developing a high barrier metallised MDO PE offers the converters and ultimately the end-users the possibility of a mono-material laminate for the snack market which can be recycled. The Technical and Production Teams here at Camvac have worked in parallel to develop a high barrier MDO PE film solution. Utilising Camvac’s barrier technology has created an exceptional a film with exceptional barrier performance. Utilising it’s unique patented Camplus Extra technology to metallise the PE Camvac has delivered the barrier requirement for the snack market. This is the first development commercially available of barrier MDO PE from Camvac and we are already close to commercially launching clear barrier solutions.“

This innovation joins Camvac’s growing range of Sustainable Packaging Solutions within their Camvert range of films which is primarily targeting the food and converter marketplace.

As Camvac continues to invest and develop new packaging films, the company is continually seeking new opportunities to partner with likeminded companies and would welcome any opportunity to discuss new partnerships – not only for their Sustainable Packaging Film but also their other packaging solutions.

Contact Us today to discuss your individual packaging film requirement.

Camtherm Film used in fight against COVID-19

high barrier metallised film Camtherm by Camvac

A new video from VIPA Int’l, the representative association of the global vacuum insulation panel (VIP) industry, demonstrates how VIPs help solve the unprecedented logistical challenge of shipping billions of COVID-19 vaccines ‎around the world at very low temperatures (-20°C to -70°C).‎

VIPs’ high insulation values enable stable temperatures for up to 10 days without power‎ and give enhanced resistance in extreme climatic conditions, which is especially effective for the ‘soft last mile’ to the vaccination centres and doctors’ offices. Their low insulation thickness also allows for thinner container and packaging walls, meaning that more vaccines can be shipped per journey.

Camvac’s part in all this is to supply our Camtherm film, metallised films and laminates for thermal insulation, which is converted and used within the VIP panel construction. Camvac’s Camtherm film has been specifically designed, tested and optimised to be supplied in laminate or single web structures. Camtherm demonstrates exceptional barrier to oxygen and moisture as well as excellent emissivity values. These characteristics results in our Camtherm films being used within the manufacture of VIP panels. The VIP panel offers insulation within the outer packaging of the container / box. VIP panels have unique characteristics which makes them ideal for transportation. These characteristics include extremely low thermal conductivity, coupled with long-term thermal performance and low insulation thickness. They are also reusable, recyclable and nontoxic so ecologically friendly.

Watch the below video from VIPA to understand more about VIPs and how they are being used to ship COVID-19 vaccines around the globe.

Camvac may not be on the front-line fighting this pandemic but together with our thermal insulation film and partners we are doing all we can to assist in the fight against COVID-19.