LINPAC is an international market leader in the production of primary fresh food packaging and foodservice solutions for retailers, packers and foodservice operators. Its global headquarters is in Featherstone, West Yorkshire, in the UK.
With more than 40 years' experience in food packaging safety and security, the company operates across a network of 14 manufacturing sites, servicing 71 countries, and provides multi-material packaging technology to the protein, bakery, foodservice, fresh produce, chilled and prepared food sectors. It also manufactures a wide range of flexible films, from complex multilayer barrier to simple monolayer structures.
LINPAC develops fresh food packaging and services that ensure lower levels of food and packaging waste, improved standards of hygiene and more innovative, convenient packaging solutions.
Dairy, meat, fish and poultry products have to be fresh, secure and well-presented to drive consumer purchase. LINPAC understands the important role that packaging has to play in achieving this.
Packaging solutions from LINPAC include tray and film combinations specifically designed to work efficiently together and include all the standard size ranges required by retailers, packers and processors.
LINPAC also offers bespoke tray sizes, subject to order quantities, and specialist films for converters are also available.
Key products developed by LINPAC for the protein sector include the Rfresh® range, complemented by its latest Rfresh Elite super sealing technology and the Rfresh Evolve vacuum skin packaging range.
Rfresh Elite is a mono-material tray, manufactured from up to 95% rPET. It uses a unique sealant on the tray flange to create a secure seal with the lidding film, removing the need for the industry-standard laminated PE base film and creating a crystal clear tray which is 100% recyclable at the end of its service life - a breakthrough in tray packaging design.
Consumers want bakery products that are fresh, taste delicious and look appetising. LINPAC understands retailers need their products to be well-presented, easily displayed and sell well to maximise profits.
The company has a full range of packaging solutions for the bakery sector across Europe, from containers and hinged boxes, to trays and paper bags. They all come in a wide range of styles and sizes, offering excellent presentation and protection to the products inside.
The LeanBake® range, for example, offers superior and stylish on-shelf presentation and comprises cake containers, hinged boxes and portion packs. They are available in a variety of colours and sizes that offer premium appearance when displayed on shelf.
Suitable for individual cake or pastry slices, croissants, tarts and muffins, the range has been designed with lightweight bases and lids. However, this does not compromise the packs' rigidity and protective qualities, ensuring bakery items are not damaged during transit, minimising supply chain waste and allowing consumers to enjoy their pastry in premium condition. Including hinged, airtight or semi airtight designs, the packs can also include cavities, which hold the goods in place, preventing them from moving around within the pack itself.
INFIA, a sister company to LINPAC, is regarded as a world leader in fresh fruit and produce packaging solutions, bringing its fresh thinking to a wide range of food processors, manufacturers and retailers.
The company recognises that growers and packers require packaging that enhances product value through better presentation and longer shelf life, while still being easy to handle in the packing environment to achieve optimum production efficiencies.
INFIA and LINPAC supply rigid and flexible film packaging solutions, soft touch foam and rigid trays, as well as hinged containers and punnets, with or without lids. The company also produces tray liners.
To complement the company's tray options, LINPAC also has a range of stretch films that offer crystal-clear clarity, and come in a variety of materials and thicknesses.
LINPAC is a growing force in the development of clever packaging solutions for the increasingly popular convenience food sector, providing designs to deliver the ultimate in convenience eating.
Retail convenience foods include prepared, chilled and deli foods designed to be eaten on-the-go or after minimal preparation.
Traditionally found in takeaway stores, sandwich shops and casual foodservice outlets, the market is now rapidly expanding within large supermarket chains.
The LINPAC convenience range includes the Freshware® portfolio, which comprises packaging for prepared fruit and salads, dips, sandwich fillers, fresh pasta, prepared vegetables, cooked meats and prepared fish.
Working in partnership with its catering and fast food customers, LINPAC has developed a range of solutions that offer outstanding presentation and protection qualities, efficiency and cost benefits to the entire supply chain, from farm to fork.
Products have been designed to increase speed of service and reduce product wastage, helping foodservice operators to maximise profits and sales, and ensure food tastes as good when eaten as it did when first cooked.
LINPAC has developed a range of meal boxes and HOTpacs®, manufactured from expanded polystyrene (EPS), which has excellent thermal and environmental properties, making them an ideal choice for hot takeaway food.
LINPAC also offers a range of catering trays, pizza discs, salad containers and catering films to the sector.
LINPAC champions the reduction of food waste through continuous innovation in packaging technology for the protection, preservation and presentation of food.
Working to the highest standards in research and development, LINPAC manufactures packaging with industry-leading levels of recycled material content and internally recycles all materials wherever possible to create a closed loop packaging process.
Investment in in-house super cleaning technology, a lightweighting programme and commitment to reducing energy use at all its sites are just some of the initiatives employed by LINPAC to address environmental concerns.
For more information, visit: www.linpac.com.