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Packaging for ageing population

Nearly one in five people currently living in the UK will now see their 100th birthday, according to the Office for National Statistics. Older consumers need packaging that meets their individual requirements and fit in well with their daily life. 

Leading fresh food packaging manufacturer, LINPAC, has been chosen as a finalist in the 2016 European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE).

It is with deep sadness that the Board of LINPAC Group confirms that a fatal accident occurred at the LINPAC Pontivy, France site on 19th April 2016.

At the current time a full investigation is underway and more information will be released when the cause of the accident is fully understood.

Daniel Dayan, Chairman and CEO, stated: “We are devastated to learn of the loss of a LINPAC colleague.  We are working closely with the local authorities to investigate the cause of the accident and our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the employee.”


Confirmation d'un accident mortel à LINPAC Pontivy 

C'est avec une grande tristesse que le conseil d'administration du groupe LINPAC confirme qu'un accident ayant entrainé le décès d’un salarié, a eu lieu le 19 avril à LINPAC Pontivy. 

Une enquête complète est en cours afin de déterminer les circonstances exactes de cet accident.

Daniel Dayan, PDG : "Nous sommes tous profondément attristés par le décès de l’un de nos salariés.  Nous travaillons avec les autorités locales et nos pensées et nos prières vont avec la famille et les amis de notre collègue." 

Vertifresh snack

The modern day consumer snacks, on average, four times a day according to research body Mintel. Packaging plays a huge part in the take up and success of snack foods. LINPAC has identified some key consumers trends when it comes to snacking, which are notably influencing the food and packaging industries.

Packaging and retail specialist, Dr. Helene Roberts, has been appointed Group Marketing and Innovation Director – a newly created role at LINPAC. 

Obesity is a hot topic and with today being World Health Day there is no better time to discuss the subject. Packaging can offer a helping hand by providing a solution to portion control struggles. LINPAC for example has specially designed and manufactured three portion-controlling pack designs for this very purpose. 

According to the European Commission around 100 million tonnes of food is wasted in Europe every year, which as it stands could rise to 120 million tonnes by 2020. However, steps in the right direction are being made. 

A £1.2m investment in machinery will enable leading fresh food packaging manufacturer, LINPAC, to produce a further 200 million expanded polystyrene (EPS) trays each year at its St Helens manufacturing site in the North West.

Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate – that’s what Easter’s all about! LINPAC, with its range of confectionery packaging, is interested in new and emerging product trends, which in turn have a knock on effect on future pack design for the sector. 

Wonky veg

Each year in Europe and the USA, about 900KG of food is produced for each person. Yet of this 280 to 300KG is discarded between farm and fork. In the UK, millions of tonnes of perfectly good food is destroyed before it even leaves the farm.