// posted on Jun 03 2013 by admin
Leeds based polythene extrusion and conversion company Marpak Extrusion Ltd, are increasing production by 25 tonnes a week due to a new product innovation programme they are leading with their technical supplier Total.
The £15m turn-over business which has seen a steady increase in demand, leading to this years move to expand capacity, has had a series of successful product trials in Northern Europe.
The ‘Growth through Innovation’ programme, a bold shift in Marpak’s strategy towards solutions based product development, has allowed Marpak, in conjunction with the Refining & Chemicals Division of Total, to diversify on their product ranges, including the pioneering Lumicene® range. This has provided cost savings to businesses through innovative product advancement.
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// posted on May 28 2013 by admin2
Logistics is in the news, and for good reason. In the new global economy, large international corporations can transact business in an instant in small communities millions of miles away. Logistics is what enables businesses large, medium and small businesses to participate in this incredibly active marketplace.
WikiAnswers describes logistics as: “The complete process involving planning, managing and controlling the flow of goods and services, information, real-time data and human resources from the point of origin to the point of destination. There is hardly any manufacturing or marketing activity that can be achieved without the support of an effective logistical department.”
To be effective, a logistics department must engage a number of important aspects:
- Material handling
- Inventory management
“The primary duty of an effective logistics system is to ensure geographical repositioning of unfinished goods, and it is also concerned with the finished inventories of the organization being at the required place at the lowest possible cost.”
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// posted on Apr 23 2013 by admin
For a long time now, plastics and polythene have been on the receiving end of a barrage of criticism and condemnation. They have been vilified as being some of the world’s worst polluters and we have seen consistent calls for the control and even outright banning of their use. This has made business very difficult for companies that produce and process plastic and polythene products. However, recent developments seem to be changing the tide. The Fresher for longer campaign which is an initiative of several UK organisations, seeks to educate the public on the important role of packaging in global food security.
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// posted on Apr 23 2013 by admin
Marpak is widely known as a manufacturer and supplier of high quality polythene products for use in various commercial undertakings. In the agricultural sector, the company has emerged as a favourite source of polythene for different farm and post farm applications. These applications are in animal as well as plant production.
For animal production, Marpak supplies high quality polythene that is used in water proofing of sheds, lining ponds, lining and covering silage pits, packaging of animal products and much more. Polythene from the company is used in plant production in many different ways. These include covering green houses, holding seedlings, packing produce and much more.
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// posted on Mar 17 2013 by admin
Plastic and polythene products are today dominating the shelves and drawers of most commercial and domestic kitchens. Packaging, chopping boards, bowls, appliances, fittings, bottles, buckets, aprons, fittings and many other items are now mostly made of plastic or polythene. This is a curious development when you consider the condemnation these materials have faced. So why is there so much polythene and plastic in our kitchens? Read more »
// posted on Mar 13 2013 by admin
For decades plastic has been a trusted material in our homes. It is all around us and makes life a lot easier. One of the common uses of plastic packaging is in food storage. Considering the delicate and sensitive manner with which we must always handle food, you may wonder why plastic is to be trusted as a worthy material to be used in packing food. Read more »
// posted on Mar 01 2013 by admin
There are many different reasons why people package their products. Preservation, convenient transport, quantifying, safety and legal requirements are some of the main reasons for packaging products. While these are the primary reasons for packaging, there are other important reasons to ensure that you go for a quality package. Branding and marketing are some of the other important reasons to go for top quality polythene and plastic packaging.
The first thing that your customers interact with when they come across your product is its packaging. Good quality packaging implies a good quality product. Customers will be more attracted to a product that is well packaged and they are more likely to buy a product that is packaged using quality materials. Sourcing for the right quality plastic and polythene packaging is the first step in ensuring that your products sell. With the right quality packaging in place, branding will simply be the icing on the cake.
Your packaging material is the canvas on which your branding will be done. A good quality canvas is necessary for the production of quality art. Placing your branding on the best polythene or plastic packaging is guaranteed to attract the right kind of attention to your products. To achieve this you need to constantly be in touch with a top supplier of plastic and polythene packaging. They will advice you on the best packaging to use for your products and inform you of new and better products whenever they are available.
// posted on Feb 15 2013 by admin
There are many different situations that require the use of polythene covers for furniture and other household items. Polythene covers are a preferred choice since they guarantee protection of your property from dirt, damage and staining. Protection from dust is especially important for your household electronics as they are greatly vulnerable to damage if exposed to dust and dirt. Read more »
// posted on Jan 30 2013 by admin
Shrink and non-shrink pallet covers are one of the most popular products at Marpak Extrusions Ltd. Manufactured to packaging standards and ideal for palletised goods, both shrink and non-shrink covers provide total protection for your outbound deliveries. Read more »
// posted on Jan 28 2013 by admin
Polythene and plastic are without doubt among the major enemies listed as the “most wanted” by environmentalist movements around the world. They have been accused of a long list of crimes against mother nature. While they may be guilty of one or two transgressions, most of the problems that are attributed to polythene and plastic are actually caused by irresponsible use. Read more »