RPC Group News
Speedy one-stop solution for chewing gum
Mondelēz International, already a major customer of the RPC Group, was seeking a standard pack for the launch of its Trident chewing gum brand into the German market that could be produced within a short timeline without significant investment. Working together, the RPC Bramlage and RPC M&H Divisions devised a solution combining two standard products.
09 May 19
RPC Group has put together a series of short videos that aim to give a succinct and balanced response to some of the frequently asked questions on the issue of plastic packaging. Topics covered in the 60 second videos are the call to ban plastics altogether, an explanation of the plastics recycling process, the problems of ocean litter, the reasons behind the use of plastic in food packaging, and an understanding of the role of biodegradable plastics.
02 May 19
RPC impresses with versatility
RPC is one of the UK’s major recyclers of both rigid and flexible plastic and sustainability is a critical part of the company's design and manufacturing process. The supplier continually impresses clients with its ability to deliver the aesthetics and functionality that are equally important to deliver brand image and differentiation in competitive markets.
25 Jan 19
RPC cooperation agreement ensures efficiency
The diversity of packaging solutions available from within the RPC Group has been ideally demonstrated by a three-year cooperation agreement established between TINE, Norway’s largest producer, distributor and exporter of dairy products, and three companies within the RPC Group, covering a broad range of plastic packs, including containers, pails, pots and bottles.
18 Jan 19
RPC introduces cup recycling initiative
RPC Tedeco-Gizeh, the UK’s sole manufacturer of plastic vending cups, is launching a unique initiative to help customers recycle their used cups into valuable second life products. The company is working with its sister business from the RPC Group, RPC bpi recycled products, so that vending suppliers and operators who collect their own used cups can deliver them to the RPC bpi facility in Dumfries. There they will be reprocessed and blended with other recycled polymers for use in the manufacture of RPC bpi’s market-leading Plaswood.
11 Jan 19
Slogan reflects wide focus of RPC Safety Group
RPC Group’s annual Safety Week will take place this October with the theme ‘Protecting You, Me and Our Environment.’ Each year employees of the Group are invited to enter a competition to choose the slogan for the week’s activities. This year’s winning entry – from John Neath of RPC Design – reflects RPC’s view that the overall health and safety of everyone is strongly linked to our protection of the environment.
16 Aug 18
RPC Design create new grading system to highlight sustainability credentials of products
RPC Design has created a unique grading system that provides an easy visual guide to the sustainability credentials of each new pack it creates. The grading scale is based on the widely-used Recyclass system, developed by the Plastics Recyclers Europe organisation, which provides very good definitions of how recyclable a piece of packaging is on a scale of A to F.
09 Aug 18
RPC'S Responsibility Report encapsulates business approach
RPC Group has published its first Responsibility Report, setting out the company’s approach to doing business responsibly for the benefit of all its stakeholders, including employees, customers, investors, suppliers, and the wider community and environment in which the business operates. The RPC Responsibility Report offers detailed information and analysis on key areas of the group’s business performance.
07 Aug 18
RPC to highlight plastics' essential role
The many positive benefits of plastics – in particular the material's contribution to a more sustainable world – will be highlighted on the RPC Group stand (A40) at this year's Packaging Innovations at the NEC. As well as packs made from 'Green' polyethylene produced from sugarcane, and from recycled plastics, the stand will showcase many of plastics' other environmental credentials.
17 Jan 18
RPC celebrates apprentice success with focus on positivity
The RPC Group's Apprentice Academy in Oakham has been accepted onto the Government's Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers, enabling the facility to deliver nationally-recognised industry training. The announcement comes as the Academy marked its fourth anniversary with the awarding of certificates to celebrate the graduation of its first group of apprentices who embarked on their training following its official opening in December 2013.
05 Jan 18
Sports cap takes convenience and safety to a new level
RPC Massmould in conjunction with RPC Astra Plastique (Global Expert Centre for Flip Top Sports Closures) have developed and industrialised a next generation sports cap that breaks new ground with its combination of enhanced consumer convenience and maximum product safety and integrity, along with a contemporary design.
19 Oct 17
Foam modelling fills a gap
The RPC Design team has completed construction on a purpose-built foam modelling studio that will enable its designers to rapidly make mock-ups of packs in order to test and modify them before release. The foam modelling studio provides customers with a chance to alter their packs' proportions and ergonomics before they commit, resulting in more effective and easier-to-use solutions.
10 Aug 17
RPC Group's Katherine fleet wins FPA Rising Star Award
Katherine Fleet, Sustainability Manager at the RPC Group, has won the inaugural Rising Star Award at the Food Service Packaging Association (FPA) Awards 2017. The award, which recognises a star of the future within the packaging industry, was presented to Katherine by celebrity guest Jo Caulfield at a ceremony at The Grand Hotel in Brighton.
05 Apr 17
Exotic ready meals get the authentic look
A new range of exotic ready meals from leading French food manufacturer Soulié Restauration, part of William Saurin, is being given an authentic presence on shelf thanks to a bespoke pack from RPC Barrier Containers that resembles a traditional Tajine.
13 Mar 17
Interpack showcases RPC skills and diversity
WaveGrip, the first genuine alternative to current beverage multi-packing solutions, and the WorldStar-winning Twist Cup with screw lid, the latest in a long line of award-winning packs, are just two of the highlights of the RPC Group stand at this year's Interpack.
06 Mar 17
Activities week confirms RPC'S commitment to health & safety
Plastics specialist RPC Group has held a special week of events and activities in its ongoing commitment to an ever-improving health and safety record. Employees in over 150 locations around the world took part in training sessions aimed at further raising health and safety standards both inside and outside the organisation.
02 Dec 16
Printer Brings a New Dimension to the Design Proces
A £220,000 investment in new equipment – including the latest in 3D printing technology – will enable RPC Design to further enhance its new pack development services. The new Connex 3 Objet 500 liquid polymer printer can print items – including a container with a label – in up to 5 litres in size and with a 0.8mm wall, enabling the early creation of physical designs for assessment and further adjustments.
02 Dec 16
RPC Group acquires British Polythene Industries plc
RPC Group has completed the acquisition of British Polythene Industries plc (BPI), a leading manufacturer and supplier of polythene films for a diverse range of end markets, including agriculture and horticulture, construction, industrial, healthcare and waste services, and retail food and non-food. The company has 19 manufacturing facilities in the UK, Europe and North America, employing around 2,000 people.
09 Aug 16
RPC's new solution awarded ScanStar
A thermoformed twist cup with an injection moulded screw lid, developed in close co-operation between Orkla Foods Norway, RPC Superfos and RPC Promens, has been awarded a ScanStar 2016 in the Nordic packaging competition. The innovative pack solution is being used for a new selection in Orkla's Denja range including shrimps, beans, chicken or beetroot.
05 Jul 16
RPC a roaring success for car care specialist
RPC's multi-process capabilities across its divisions has enabled newly-established car care and finishing specialist Roar Advanced Finishing to source the majority of its packaging requirements from one supplier. RPC Superfos UK is supplying 1 and 2.5 litre polypropylene Paintainers®; RPC Promens Industrial Rushden is producing a 1 litre HDPE bottle; and PET Power has been able to meet Roar's need for a 1 litre PET bottle as well.
05 May 16
All RPC Group's UK sites achieve ISO 50001
All UK sites in the RPC Group have achieved ISO 50001 certification for the implementation of a group-wide energy management programme, in line with the requirements of the ESOS (Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme) legislation. As part of its Climate Change Agreement (CCA), RPC is committed to reducing the company's Specific Energy Consumption (SEC) by a further 7.5% across its UK operations by 2020.
16 Mar 16
World Food Innovation Awards names 2 RPC solutions as finalists
The convenience benefits of two RPC packs have been recognised at the World Food Innovation Awards. The EasySnacking™ container from RPC Superfos and the Yowk packaging solution from RPC Bebo were both named as finalists in the Best Convenience/'On-the-Go' Packaging category.
15 Mar 16
RPC variety on show
RPC will showcase a number of award-winning packs at Packaging Innovations, underlining the company's ability to deliver pack solutions across a wide range of end markets including food and drink, cosmetics and personal care, pharmaceutical and healthcare, automotive, garden, DIY and surface coatings, and industrial and household chemicals.
22 Jan 16
RPC's stylish cap is a joy to behold
Using advanced manufacturing and decoration processes, RPC beauté has created the luxury cap for the recently-launched Joy Forever by Jean Patou perfume, created by Designer Parfums. The stylish closure, which features a wide top and intricate detail on the stem to complement the attractive square-curved bottle, is injection moulded in ABS. The complex design involves the manufacture and assembly of several different components to achieve the overall effect.
14 Jul 15
RPC Gent's new lightweight bottle
A new-generation lightweight standard Round bottle from RPC Packaging Gent has been launched following research into the requirements of the bleach and demineralised water markets. Weighing only 70g, the new bottle helps reduce both polymer and logistics costs.
19 May 15
RPC sponsors school initiative
Leading plastic packaging supplier RPC Group is taking part in a national programme to alert secondary school students to the problems of food waste and encourage them to take actions to reduce unnecessary waste and help protect the environment. The Fresher for Longer initiative will help students understand how packaging protects food on its journey from field to fork and how it can allow food to be kept fresh for longer in the home.
05 May 15
Casserole-style dishes enhance new ready meals
RPC Barrier Containers is supplying a new thermoformed barrier plastic tray in the style of a casserole dish for leading French ready meal producer Gendreau Group and its subsidiary VIF, for the launch of a range of high quality 'country style' ready meal recipes. The casserole meals will be sold under the La Cuisine d'Océane brand – the second largest French ready meal brand in the microwaveable tray sector.
27 Apr 15
New RPC pot ensures pasta dishes can be all shook up
Leading French food manufacturer Soulié Restauration, part of William Saurin, is shaking up the ready meals market with a brand new product packed in a bespoke packaging solution from RPC Barrier Containers. The new Shake Me range brings the principle of the shaker pack to pasta dishes. Each pack contains a sauce topped with pasta which is then microwaved and shaken for instant enjoyment.
20 Feb 15
New solvent barrier solution from RPC Moirans
RPC Emballages Moirans has developed a new barrier solution for its range of blow moulded containers up to 30 litres. RPC Protect® provides an effective barrier against solvent-based products, offering a safe and efficient transport solution for a wide range of chemical, agrochemical and fuel products. It is also approved for food use. The barrier does not affect the performance of the containers in any way, maintaining their lightweight, robust and shock resistant properties and passing all the requirements of drop, pressure and stacking tests.
13 Jan 15
RPC celebrates double award success
Rigid plastics packaging specialist RPC Group is celebrating two awards in a prestigious national industry competition. RPC was named Processor of the Year, the main award of the night, and also took home the prize for the Best Training and Development Programme for its Apprentice Academy at RPC Oakham. In addition, the company was short-listed in two other categories.
18 Nov 14
RPC's pack keeps the customer interested
RPC Superfos has helped to create a sleek updated pack for Norwegian company Mills DA, designed to maintain and increase customer interest and loyalty in its margarine brands. Products from Norwegian Mills support a healthy lifestyle. The re-launch of these products in a bespoke improved packaging solution from RPC Superfos recognizes the fact that the margarine business is a competitive one that also demands continuous development in terms of its packaging.
28 Oct 14
RPC enjoys awards success at the triple
RPC Group has enjoyed a clean sweep at this year's Worshipful Company of Horners Bottlemakers coveted national awards. The Horners Bottlemakers award went to M&H Plastics Braille Tubes while RPC Blackburn and Superfos, and RPC UKSC were both highly commended for the Ragú SuperLock pack and Tetrosyl CarPlan Demon Foam container respectively.
21 Oct 14
RPC's fresh packaging for trusted products
RPC has developed a new series of bottles with a special base design for ASB Greenworld's concentrated fertilisers. The HDPE bottles were created by the RPC UK Design Studio and are blow-moulded in classic green by RPC Kutenholz, in 250ml, 500ml and 1 litre sizes. They incorporate a user-friendly easy-grip handle and a sight strip, which allows the user to establish the fill level and measure out the desired quantity precisely by using the measuring cap.
14 Oct 14
RPC expands in North America
RPC Group has further strengthened its position in the US market with a major expansion of its manufacturing facility in Morgantown, Pennsylvania. The $10+ million investment at RPC Bramlage-Wiko has seen a near doubling in size of the production area to around 120,000 sq ft. As well as providing for the growth of existing and new business, the new facility will enable the site to introduce In-Mould Labelling to its technology portfolio.
03 Oct 14
Classy bottles help to shake up the drink market
A new range of indulgent milk shakes is using PET bottles from RPC Containers Llantrisant to help convey their premium quality image on the shelf. Together with their attractive labels, the finished packs create a high class image to maximise on-shelf appeal and product differentiation.
21 Aug 14
New look to Borde's range of fruits in syrup
Specialist wild mushroom and forest fruits in syrup processor Borde, based in Saugues, Haute Loire, France, is updating its range of red fruits with new multilayer packaging from RPC Containers Corby. The attractive and practical jars feature a PP/EVOH/PP construction to provide effective product protection against oxygen ingress and give an ambient shelf life of up to 18 months conserving the qualities of the fruit.
14 Aug 14
Fence care looks good in RPC's "S" range
New "S" Range 7.5L containers from RPC Containers Oakham are delivering the necessary practicality, product protection and on-shelf presence for a new range of fence care products from leading retailer Aldi. The RPC pack is offset printed in six colours in an eye-catching design that creates a quality image and attention on retail shelves.
13 Aug 14
RPC Beauté has the golden touch
Advanced decoration techniques from RPC beauté are helping to create a high class and distinctive on-shelf presence for the new Korloff In Love fragrance. The pack design reflects this, with the glass bottle incorporating a gold lining and the stopper resembling a precious stone, which creates the impression of a luxurious and stylish ring.
07 Aug 14
RPC Containers' barrier solution for nutrition supplement
RPC Containers Corby has produced a convenience-size multilayer polypropylene bottle for Vegenat's oral clinical nutrition range. The new 200ml bespoke bottle offers a more modern-looking design, ergonomic, effective product protection and preservation, and excellent functionality during filling and for the end consumer.
28 Jul 14
RPC produces revolutionary closure for Millers Oils
RPC Containers UKSC and Halstead are producing a bespoke 5 litre oil pack for leading producer Millers Oils featuring a unique dispensing closure that allows the oil to be fully controllable and to flow freely and easily. The innovative closure has been jointly designed by RPC and Millers Oils from an original concept devised by Millers to solve a long-standing problem in the market.
02 Jul 14
RPC to host twitter Q&A during Recycle Week
RPC is supporting Recycle Week 2014 with a question and answer session via the group's Twitter feed. Throughout Recycle Week, which takes place from June 16th to 22nd, RPC is inviting people to post questions about plastic packaging recycling. The company will be working in conjunction with recycling organisation RECOUP to provide detailed answers which will then be posted on the sustainability page of the RPC website.
13 Jun 14
A UK first as Ragú switches to plastic in award-winning SuperLock
A new addition to the range of pasta sauces, Ragú, has become the first UK product to go on-shelf in RPC Superfos's award-winning SuperLock® barrier pack. The 400ml pack, supplied to manufacturer Symingtons by RPC Containers Blackburn, has been selected in preference to glass due to its ambient shelf life of up to 24 months and the added in-home safety of a non-shatter container.
21 May 14
Tails shakes up the cocktail market in RPC Pack
Stylish Tails cocktails are making a huge impact in the drink world with their premium blends and innovative pack, which combines the design and engineering expertise of RPC Containers Market Rasen and Blackburn. The packaging is designed to look and function like an authentic cocktail shaker. Consumers just have to add ice, shake and serve.
28 Mar 14
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