Kite Packaging Blog
An on-going debate in the packaging industry is how to package food in a more environmentally friendly way whilst maintaining hygiene standards. Polystyrene (or Styrofoam) is one material that has been heavily criticised in its traditional form, and critics have long argued about whether or not it would make sense to simply ban it.
We’ve all encountered packaging that can be frustrating to open, from lids that require the strength of a weightlifter to unscrew to sealed packs that appear to be secured with superglue. In this blog post we look at the worst offenders and attempts to develop frustration free alternatives.
We've been overwhelmed by the positive feedback received this month, in particular about our newly expanded customer service team.
The consumer organisation Which? recently published research claiming that their members are confused by supermarket own-brand products that deliberately copy branded competitors.
We hope you had a good Easter and are enjoying the lighter evenings. The weather is still miserable here, but summer is not far away.
At Kite we like to keep our customers in touch with the latest packaging developments and how these might affect them. This is why we are keen to inform you about the changes Royal Mail made to its pricing structure from April 2nd.
Over the last few weeks we have begun writing a series of blogs aimed at unusual packaging. We have talked about edible packaging, packing materials used to make children's toys and with our latest post have taken a turn towards nature.
We've been reading through the feedback we received last month and are delighted with some of the comments you have sent us.
Back in December we were interested to read a report from Ribena which declared that 46 per-cent of parents claimed their child enjoys playing with the cardboard packaging more than the costly toys and games inside.
Last month the Kite Packaging team were busy preparing for this year's Packaging Innovations Exhibition, which was held at the NEC on the 27th and 28th of February.
As an online trader, retail business or individual, choosing the right packaging products to ensure that your products reach their destination intact can be rather confusing, especially with so many options available online.
The importance of careful labelling has been dominating the news lately, with the (perhaps deliberate) mislabelling of meat products now an international story!
It’s not just packaging materials such as cardboard boxes, bubble wrap, tape and stretch film that we sell, Kite can also provide the machinery that makes your packing operation more efficient.
At Kite we are always on the ball when it comes to latest industry developments and announcements, this is why we were intrigued to read this week about the development of edible packaging.
As January kicks off what we hope will be another successful year in business, we are reminding our customers that now is the time of year to think about their Packaging Waste obligations.
Always keen on searching out the latest technologies for our customers, here at Kite Packaging we are pleased to announce the launch of R Flute® corrugated board this year.
Purchasing cardboard boxes for personal or business needs may seem a simple task initially, but when you consider the wide variety of different options available, the process becomes far more complicated.
This week we were all amused by the latest piece of research from Ribena, revealing that children really do have more fun playing with the cardboard box at Christmas.
Last month we launched a new range of bag heat sealers, so this month we thought it would be a good idea to give you some nifty new ways to use them.
December has arrived, and Christmas is just around the corner. If you haven't already sorted out your gift packaging now is the time to get ordering!
Here at Kite Packaging we are gearing up for 'Cyber Monday'- otherwise known as the busiest online shopping day of the year!
Christmas feels like it’s getting earlier each year but for brands the pressure is already on to make seasonal packs stand out from the crowd.
This month we've launched a new range of Audion Heat Sealers, including the market-leading Sealkid and Sealmaster heavy duty models.
Over the last few months there has been a major packaging debate on the lips of most industry professionals: should cigarette packets make use of plain packaging to discourage smoking?
Following the announcement that the Government is to increase the targets for the Packaging Regulations from 2013 – 2017, here at Kite, we have been inundated with enquiries from companies who are concerned about their compliance.
It's mid October, which means it's only 9 weeks until Christmas and both Halloween and Bonfire Night are just around the corner. We're now in our busiest period of the year, with everyone stocking up on their packaging before the Christmas rush. Have you got everything you may need?
Earlier this month the team at Kite attended the Packaging Innovations Show and the feedback is finally in – this year’s show was a great success!
This week we are all extremely excited about the official launch of our new packaging blog! We will be using it to talk about the latest industry news, issues and to talk about what we are doing at Kite to make your buying experience an enjoyable one!