Sustainable Packaging Solutions Brochure

Sustainable Packaging Solutions Brochure from Camvac

We’ve recently launched a new Sustainable Packaging Solutions Brochure detailing our range of environmentally friendly and sustainable films under our Camvert Range.

Camvac’s product 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 solutions to be available across most of our product portfolio. The outcome of these investments is the Camvert Range. Camvert has been precisely designed to provide the packaging industry with sustainable packaging solutions. 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, 90% PCR base films and recyclable options.

Click the following link to discover our Camvert Brochure; Camvac Sustainable Packaging Solutions Brochure

Camvac Participate in Tree Plantation Program

Camvac participate in tree plantation program

On a recent visit to one of Camvac’s PET film suppliers, Polyplex, Quality & Technical Manager, Gary Turton, and Metallising Operator, Jamal Andrews, took part in a Tree Plantation Program.

A key component of Polyplex’s carbon offset solutions and their wider CSR drive sees the organisation take positive eco-action as they are fully aware Polyplex are operators in an industry that potentially has a high impact on the environment. Polyplex are conscious of its corporate responsibility towards the environment and communities. As such, visitors to their manufacturing facilities are encouraged to take part in their Tree Plantation project.

The Tree Plantations drive is part of the company’s overall initiative to drive towards a carbon offset solution. Not only does the Tree Plantation drive take part at their office locations but also at specific plant locations, helping raise the local bio-diversity index.

Camvac Supply Gold Metallised Film

Camvac Gold Metallised Film Used In Art Exhibition

Camvac supply gold metallised film for art exhibition.

All businesses have their ‘core’ range of products. Camvac are no different with our core range being made up of barrier films, liquid packaging and insulation products. However, our films can be used for a variety of end products and every so often we’ll receive an enquiry for something a little bit different. This was the case when Céline Condorelli contacted Camvac requiring a reel of our metallised film in gold for use at her art project; Structure for Communicating with Wind, installation view, Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, 2015.

Camvac were able to supply Céline with a reel of our gold metallised film. To date, our gold metallised film has been exhibited all over the world, including at the Sydney Biennale, Gwangju Biennale, Pirelli HangarBiocca and Van Abbemuseum to name but a few locations!

Céline is currently working on her next exhibition which again will be featuring a reel of Camvac’s gold metallised film.

Camfresh Camvert to be Showcased at Packaging Innovations

camfresh camvert compostable lidding film

Camfresh Camvert Compostable Lidding Film to be showcased at the Packaging Innovations Exhibition, Birmingham, 26th-27th February 2020.

Developed to meet the ever-increasing market demand for a compostable lidding film for the food industry. Camfresh Camvert Compostable Lidding Film is available for several applications including fresh food packaging, confectionery and snacks to increase their shelf life.

Developed in-house, the eco-friendly lidding film has been manufactured to provide a high clarity, modified atmosphere to increase a products lifespan. Certified compostable, the film is heat sealable and available in peel and non-peel options.

The lidding film materials is made from a certified compostable structure. A great alternative to the traditional plastics used within food lidding films that typically end up in landfill sites around the globe.

The fully compostable film is also available with Camvac’s Camshield T coating; An aluminium oxide film with a proprietary in-chamber top coating for both barrier protection and enhancement. The exclusive in-chamber vacuum metallising process applies a protective topcoat over the aluminium oxide layer. This unique process provides both extra high barrier protection and enhancement to the lifespan and freshness of the product inside. The environmentally responsible lidding film can be heat sealed to the packaging tray containing the produce to improve the product’s lifespan, thus reducing food waste.

Sam Smith, Sales & Marketing Director from Camvac, said “As a company we are seeing a growing demand for a lidding film which is truly eco-friendly. Offering brands a way to move towards reducing their plastic content within their food packaging is a must. Our latest commercial product has been thoroughly tested and certified compostable. And now sits within our ever expanding sustainable product range, Camvert.”

Camvac will be showcasing our entire sustainable film range under our Camvert brand, sustainable answers in the fight to reduce plastic packaging. Camvac will also be exhibiting our other leading products 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.

Camvac Supports The Big C

Every Friday, Camvac’s staff are encouraged to take part in the ‘Dress Down Friday’ casual work wear day, in exchange for a donation to a local charity.

On a quarterly basis the money raised from the Dress Down day is then donated to local charities / causes with employees putting forward recipients.

Camvac’s Sales Manager, Harry Coldrey, has this quarter put forward The Big C charity to receive the donation and the Camvac board have chosen The Big C as the recipient.

Why The Big C?

Harry is a keen ‘CrossFitter’ and his CrossFit Box have set themselves the challenge of achieving a combined 1 million burpees in a 30-day period, with the aim of raising some serious money for The Big C.

Harry has set himself his own personal challenge throughout December. Within Saxon Cross Fit’s million burpee target, Harry has set himself the personal challenge of completing a minimum of 300 burpees a day across the month. Taking every opportunity Harry has been seen completing burpees whilst the kettle boils and he’s on target to exceed his goal!

The Big C was established in 1980, two young men from Norfolk found themselves with cancer and having to travel to London or Cambridge for treatment, often finding this journey harded than the treatment itself. They vowed the people of Norfolk & Waveney would have access to the best treatment and support in their areas.

Nearly forty years on and this is being realised more than ever; with over £32million being raised since “The Big C Appeal” began in 1980. Surgical and diagnostic equipment at Norfolk’s hospitals means increasing numbers of people can be treated locally and new equipment in hospitals has meant faster or less invasive treatment for a range of cancers. Research across the Norwich Research Park has found some incredible discoveries into cancer and vital support for those affected by cancer is reaching out to those who need it, closer to them, in the local community.

Today Big C funds four drop-in support and information centres across Norfolk and Waveney that are used by thousands of people every year affected by cancer. The centres in Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, King’s Lynn and Norwich valuable information about diagnosis, treatments, side effects and recovery. Trained staff are also there to provide emotional help, support and complementary therapies.

Why a million burpees?

Head on over to saxoncrossfit.com/saxon-million to find out why!

 

Want to donate towards Saxon’s Million?

Visit;
fundraise.big-c.co.uk/fundraising/fundraising-pages/saxon-million

 

Camvac would like to thank all of our staff members for their continued support and donations towards the Saxon Million Burpee Challenge.

Harry, good luck on those burpees!

Christmas Opening Times 2019

Our Christmas and New Year Opening Times are; 

Monday 23rd December – Open As Normal

Tuesday 24th December – Closed from 11am

Christmas Day – Closed

Boxing Day – Closed

Friday 27th December – Closed

Monday 30th December – Closed

Tuesday 31st December – Closed

New Years Day – Closed

Thursday 2nd January – Open from 8.30am

Friday 3rd January – Open As Normal

 

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

Camvac to exhibit at Packaging Innovations in 2020

Camvac Packaging Innovations 2020

Returning for 2020, Camvac will be exhibiting at Packaging Innovations on the 26 & 27 February at the NEC, Birmingham.

We’ll be showcasing our entire range of sustainable packaging films under our Camvert brand, sustainable answers in the fight to reduce plastic packaging. Including our latest products Cambrite Camvert and a selection of Compostable Lidding Films.

Camvac will also be exhibiting our other leading products / services including our proven range of metallised films, clear barrier films and laminates on Stand F47.

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

 

Metallised Films by Camvac

Metallised Films by Camvac

Metallised Films are generally polymer films which have been coated with a thin layer of aluminium during the production process to increase a products shelf-life, appeal or add certain barrier properties.

Camvac’s original founders invented the process of Vacuum Metallisation in the 1930’s. Since then, Camvac has grown into one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of metallised films and non-woven materials to a varying array of customers. A large proportion of our products are patented, and the processes are licenced, resulting in truly unique products to Camvac. In our manufacturing facility we have three 2200mm wide metallisation machines and one 1650mm wide metallisation machine.

Metallised films are created to reduce the permeability of the film to light, water and oxygen whilst creating a highly reflective, mirror-like finish. During the metallising process, the properties of the film are unaffected. Comparing to aluminium foil, metallised film is a more robust product, possesses the ability to be heat sealed and is lower density. All whilst being available at a much lower cost. The characteristics of metallised PET film makes the material an exceptional packaging film for a vast array of food items. Applications include snack foods, coffee and microwave meals.

An ever-increasing wealth of film metallising expertise in high metal adhesion, high barrier, decorative, low optical density, strip and clear barrier means that Camvac is well placed to continue as a leading solution provider in each of its chosen markets.

Some products which are produced using the metallising process are; Camcrisp, Camlite and Camtherm.

 

Camcrisp

Camcrisp is a controlled optical density metallised film for microwave susceptors. Recent consumer changes have seen the ‘food on the go’ market grow massively, becoming the hallmark of modern living and with it the need for microwavable packaging which can both protect the product and allow fast preparation.

Camcrisp is a metallised film specifically developed for the microwave snack market. The metallised film is used to enable ‘browning and crisping’ of products such as pizzas, garlic bread, potato chips and popcorn during the re-heating process. Precise control of the film optical density gives assured microwave performance and controlled heat generation.

Metallised films are not only used within the packaging of foods and liquids. The films also possess certain properties making them ideal for protecting electronics which are sensitive to light and for using within the manufacture of insulation.

 

Camlite

Camlite is a controlled optical density metallised film. Originally developed for packaging light sensitive electronic components. Camlite is an example of a multipurpose product with at least two applications. Whilst giving the functional advantage of controlled light transmission, Camlite is a metallised film which has anti-static properties and gives a stylish aesthetic quality to promotional packaging application in the form of tinted transparent envelopes e.g. for sales literature and magazines.

 

Camtherm

Camtherm is metallised films and laminates for thermal insulation. Camtherm can be supplied as a laminate or single web structure and has been designed for a range of insulation applications. It can be produced in a variety of material substrates. All of which demonstrate exceptional barrier to oxygen and moisture as well as excellent emissivity values.

Applications for Camtherm are typically industrial and engineering insulation products; vacuum insulation panels, gypsum-type duplex board and moisture barrier underlay for flooring insulation.

Camvac’s metallised films have a wide range of uses and are constantly increasing. Recent developments and a growing consumer demand have resulted in metallised films being available in a range of environmentally friendly solutions under our Camvert brand.

So, whether you are looking to increase the shelf appeal of your product or need a metal finish to your end-product, metallised films are a proven way to achieve your product differentiation and stay ahead of the competition. Camvac’s metallised films are used in a wide range of products from home compostable acetate film within the luxury packaging marketplace to thermally efficient components of windows and double glazing.

Camvac’s long trading history and experience means we are well positioned to be able to use this knowledge and expertise to apply metallising to a wide range of end uses and industries.

To discover more about Camvac’s film metallising capabilities contact us today.

Compostable Lidding Film

Camvac Lidding Film - Compostable Lidding Film

Camvac’s latest commercial product is in keeping with our growing environmentally responsible range of packaging films under the Camvert brand.  The fully compostable lidding film is going to be used as part of the eco-friendly packaging for a grab-and-go range of snacking nuts and dried fruit.

Developed in-house, the compostable lidding film has been manufactured to provide a high clarity, modified atmosphere. Resulting in the lidding film being available for several applications including fresh food packaging, confectionary and snacks.

The lidding film material is made from a certified compostable structure. Which is a great alternative to the traditional plastics used within the food lidding films that often end up in landfill sites across the globe.

The fully compostable film uses Camvac’s Camshield T coating. An aluminium oxide film with a proprietary in-chamber top coating for both barrier protection and enhancement. The exclusive in-chamber vacuum metallising process applies a protective topcoat over the aluminium oxide layer. This provides both barrier protection and enhancement to the lifespan and freshness of the product inside. Another benefit of the new, fully compostable, lidding film is the excellent light transmissions. The first-rate light transmissions results in exceptional clarity and product visibility for the consumer on the store shelf. A must for any food manufacturer looking to showcase their food and stand out from the competition!

A Chlorine free barrier coating makes the lidding film truly environmentally friendly. Test results show higher yields versus other structures as the barrier is independent of film thickness. The compostable lidding film is ideally suited to the food packaging sector. Including fresh food packaging, snacks, confectionary and dried foods. The environmentally responsible film can be heat sealed to the packaging tray containing the produce to enhance produce lifespan.

Look out for Camvac’s newest environmentally friendly film next time you purchase a grab-and-go snack.

To discover more about Camvac’s entire Green Range, visit www.camvac.com/green-products or speak to us today.

Compostable Lidding Film Now Available