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Clondalkin Kirchberg invests in additional die cutting capacity

Clondalkin Group invests further in their Swiss subsidiary Clondalkin Kirchberg. On the 13th of October a new Die-cutting machine was installed and commissioned at the facility in Kirchberg (BE), Switzerland


The new Berhalter machine, which is also Swiss made, expands the die cutting capacity of Clondalkin Kirchberg. The investment is made because of the growing demand for die cut lids at the company. The installation and commissioning of this machine enables Clondalkin Kirchberg to meet the growing demand for die cut lids whilst maintaining its flexibility and quick delivery times, which is one of the key strengths of the company.

Successfull Fachpack for Clondalkin Kirchberg

With more than 43`000 visitors the Fachpack 2015 in Nürnberg was a big success. Also for Clondalkin Kirchberg, that exhibited together with its sister companies from Germany and the Netherlands.


With more than 300 registered visitors at our stand the exhibition, which took place from 29 September until 1st of October, was very successful.

Ethical policies

Over recent years there has been a growing demand for all organizations in the retail supply chain to demonstrate that they operate in an ethical manner.  Here at Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Kirchberg we believe strongly in these principles and have fully adopted the policies and procedures of the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI)*.

 


Ethical trading means that retailers, brands and suppliers must take responsibility for improving the working conditions of the people who make the products they sell.

Last year we undertook a Walmart Ethical Trade Audit. This rigorous two day audit allowed us to examine and benchmark our policies and procedures against demanding standards in areas such as personnel management, fire prevention and health and safety.  The feedback from the audit was very positive and it has provided us with further opportunities to improve our business practice.

As a demonstration of our commitment we are also a member of the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (SEDEX).  Sedex drives improvements in the ethical performance of global supply chains and is the largest collaborative platform for sharing ethical supply chain data.

* The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) is a leading alliance of companies, trade unions and NGOs that promotes respect for workers' rights around the globe.

 

Clondalkin Kirchberg develops aluminum free butter wrap

Clondalkin Kirchberg has developed an aluminum free butterfoil offering a more sustainable option to the dairy sector.
The Switzerland based subsidiary of Clondalkin Group has a strong reputation in introducing alternative materials for Aluminum and has launched a PE based foil for butter packaging.


Clondalkin Kirchberg has developed an aluminum free butterfoil offering a more sustainable option to the dairy sector.

The Switzerland based subsidiary of Clondalkin Group has a strong reputation in introducing alternative materials for Aluminum and has launched a PE based foil for butter packaging.

Flow packs for butter are traditionally wrapped in aluminum or aluminum based laminates. So far these structures have  provided the best dead-fold, which is required for application on filling lines.

Clondalkin Kirchberg’s investment in research and development has resulted in a film-based alternative, which also provides these characteristics with improved sustainability on top of that.

Sander Kool, Commercial Director of Clondalkin Kirchberg, said: “The environmental impact of packaging is at the forefront of the leading brands decision making processes”.

“Our customers are constantly seeking more environmental friendly solutions as a result of consumer demand. These requirements mean that we must look at reducing the carbon footprint of our product range, down gauge materials, reduce waste, consider the ease of recyclability and introduce alternative materials.  This is now central to our business operation and the products that we develop.”

Clondalkin Kirchberg was a pioneer in the development of PET lidding solutions; a more environmentally friendly alternative to traditional aluminum lids. This latest development for butter packaging is another step in offering alternatives to aluminum structures.

PET offers a less carbon intensive alternative through the lower levels of energy required in the manufacturing process and also requires much less energy to recycle into a re-usable material.

Sander Kool continues; “Sustainability is one of the key drivers of our corporate social responsibility policy. We put continuous effort in finding alternative resources and reducing carbon footprint. Following on from PET lidding this is another example where we have achieved another step towards improved sustainability for our customers.”

The newly developed butterfoil can be printed up to 10 colors, provides excellent dead fold which guarantees run ability on filling lines.

Clondalkin Flexible Packaging, Kirchberg is a leading producer of flexible packaging materials for the dairy, food, beverage and confectionery markets.

Mit neuem Logo und Markennamen stärken wir den gemeinsamen Marktauftritt der Clondalkin Gruppe

Geschätzte Kunden und Partner der Nyco Flexible Packaging GmbH

Die Nyco Flexible Packaging GmbH ist seit 1994 eine Tochtergesellschaft der Division Flexible Packaging der Clondalkin Group. Die Clondalkin Group wächst stärker zusammen und als Zeichen einer gemeinsamen Identität vereinheitlicht der Konzern den Auftritt am Markt. Die Unabhängigkeit und die Stärken der einzelnen, lokalen Standorte bleiben weiterhin bestehen.