Finland-based paper company Metsa Board expanded its Husum board and pulp mill in Sweden by adding a new folding boxboard (FBB) production line.
Smurfit Kappa is a leading paper-based packaging manufacturer, supplying corrugated cardboard boxes, cases, cartons, tubes and displays to a range of industries. We design and supply cost-effective packaging solutions in every conceivable size, shape and finish. Whether you need a plain transit corrugated cardboard box, or a six colour retail ready packaging case, or even an eye catching point of sale display, Smurfit Kappa provides innovative solutions to meet even the most challenging packaging brief.
CORRUGATED CARDBOARD CARTONS AND TRAYS
Smurfit Kappa offers a wide range of flute profiles which can be used in isolation as a single wall board, or in combination to create twin or triple wall board for added strength and durability. Corrugated cardboard is the perfect platform for a range of printing processes using direct litho, litho-lamination, High Quality Post Print (HQPP), screen or even digital print. We offer an extensive range of conversion facilities from standard case-making, to die-cutting and multi-point gluing.
SHELF / RETAIL-READY PACKAGING (RRP)
Smurfit Kappa is in a unique position to provide advice and proactive shelf-ready packaging solutions to its customers as it works closely with Tesco, Sainsbury’s and ASDA in aiding the development of their retail ready packaging guidelines, meaning its design team are at the forefront in understanding retailer requirements. Smurfit Kappa has the expertise and knowledge to help you design an RRP solution that protects and displays, creates brand recognition, aids the shelf-stacking process and continues to look its best whether full or partially empty.
HEAVY DUTY AND PROTECTIVE PACKAGING
We specialise in designing protective packaging solutions for fragile, vulnerable or large heavy-duty products. Whether protecting glass sample tubes or diesel engines, we deliver packaging solutions that perform throughout the product’s journey. From microflutes to the strongest triple-wall, Smurfit Kappa manufactures the widest portfolio of corrugated material.
POINT OF SALE DISPLAYS MATERIALS
As a material, corrugated cardboard offers a range of benefits for point of sale display. It is lightweight and easy to transport, yet has the structural integrity to carry weight. Smurfit Kappa offer the flexibility to produce small print runs and will advise you of the best print process to use to represent your brand image maximising impact at the point of sale. In addition to creating bespoke solutions our vast range include free standing or counter top display units, pallet packs, dump bins, transit display and bulk merchandise units.
CORRUGATED PACKAGING MACHINERY
Combining technical expertise and innovation with an unsurpassed knowledge of the corrugated industry, Smurfit Kappa is in a strong and unique position of being able to design and manufacture end of line packaging machinery to meet your exact requirements. Whether supplying a standard or bespoke system, we commit to a guaranteed efficiency across our entire range, which includes case and tray erectors / packers, wraparound case systems, lid applicators, palletisers and robotics.
COMPOSITE TUBE CONTAINERS
Smurfit Kappa Composites specialises in the manufacture of an extensive range of composite tube containers for the drink, food, mastic and general markets, together with related sub-assemblies. Whether produced with simple graphics or highly complex designs in multi-colour, composite tube containers can achieve high impact at point of sale by enhancing a product’s branding.
Ecomelida, the US-based subsidiary of Chinese recycling company Zhangzhou Sanlida Environmental Technology Corporation, announced plans to build a new recycling facility in March 2018.
Smurfit Kappa has announced a three-year £98m investment plan in its Townsend Hook, Kent, paper-making facility.
The East India Company, one of the world's oldest and best-known brand names, has returned to the UK high street with a range of luxury foodstuffs and products, 153 years after it ceased trading in 1857. To assist in the re-launch of the historic brand, Smurfit Kappa Composites has des
Leading UK muesli and award-winning cereal manufacturer, Dorset Cereals, is re-launching the brand with a new partner in France with a target of becoming the leading premium muesli brand there. An ingeniously designed Smurfit Kappa point of sale (POS) display will help them build awareness and dr
Leading supermarket and convenience retailer J Sainsbury has chosen Smurfit Kappa as its preferred European retail-ready packaging supplier charged with delivering consistency of structural design, print and colour, specifically for Sainsbury's premium 'Taste the Difference' range. Smur
The UK's leading producer of paper-based packaging solutions has become the first UK packaging manufacturer to be awarded ISO 14001 certification for its multi-site environment management system (EMS), which measures and documents the company's environmental impact. Speaking at an awar
Europe's leading paper-based packaging manufacturer, Smurfit Kappa, is celebrating the success of its unique design for an export promotional pack for Grant's Scotch Whisky. The FE flute double wall, flexographically printed corrugated pack has been named as a finalist in the prestigious 2010 UK
The UK's largest closed-loop battery recycling collection system has been developed by Valpak, with the support of Europe's leading paper-based packaging manufacturer Smurfit Kappa. Valpak's battery recycling collection scheme was Launched UK-wide on 1 February 2010, when compliance wi
Smurfit Kappa has created a new display for Nobel Foods Happy Eggs range in record time and with outstanding sales results. The new floor-standing point of sale (PoS) display was designed, manufactured and delivered within only 10 days, to meet deadlines for a four week product promoti
Smurfit Kappa and Bostik have teamed-up to create a 'green' pack for a new range of Evo-Stik adhesives and sealants. The Greengrab and Greenseal are unique on the DIY market. They are the only products of their kind in the UK to have eco-friendly 'green' packaging. Europe's l
Europe's leading paper-based packaging manufacturer Smurfit Kappa has launched new XXXL packaging. It positions the company as one of the few corrugated case manufacturers in the UK capable of manufacturing a box up to 22.5m² in size, large enough to house a small car. It is also available i
Smurfit Kappa Northampton has developed specialist beer wraps that have helped a brewer to cut end-of-line packaging times by 20% on some of its product lines. Bespoke pre-print and post-print wraps were developed for Fullers, Smith and Turner's London Pride Premium Ale, further to
Smurfit Kappa has been awarded a highly coveted WorldStar Packaging award for its 'Gun Box', which was created specially for brewers Hall & Woodhouse. Presented by the World Packaging Organisation, WorldStars are only given to packages judged to be superior in their own right and be
Europe's leading paper-based packaging manufacturer Smurfit Kappa has developed the 'Zidstand' - a cost-effective, high impact and easy to use new point of display unit. It is currently being used by Hayman Distillers to advertise their London Dry Gin within retailers, where it is expe
Europe’s leading paper-based packaging manufacturer Smurfit Kappa has developed a UK first with ‘SKuffguard’. This soft, non-abrasive liner for corrugated board will protect products from being scuffed, scratched or damaged while in the supply chain. The use of the SKuffguard liner mean
Europe's leading paper-based packaging manufacturer, Smurfit Kappa, has created an innovative new Dolly Stacker, which will for the first time enable corrugated transit retail display units (TRDUs) to be stacked – one on top of another. The Dolly Stacker product has been developed to d
Kerry Foods has unveiled its new-look ‘all-natural’ Cheestrings in all-natural Smurfit Kappa retail-ready packaging that offers one of the fastest opening times on the market – just three seconds. Smurfit Kappa Corby worked in partnership with the Kerry Foods team to develop the innovat
Europe’s leading paper-based packaging manufacturer Smurfit Kappa is sponsoring the ‘Durable Internet Shopping Pack’ Award in this year’s Student Starpack Awards. Within five years online spending will account for 30-50% of total consumer spending, creating a demand for robust packagin
Smurfit Kappa, Europe’s leading paper-based packaging manufacturer, is sponsoring the ‘Durable Internet Shopping Pack’ award in this year’s Student Starpack Awards. Within five years online spending will account for 30-50% of total consumer spending, creating a demand for robust packag
Europe’s leading paper-based packaging manufacturer, Smurfit Kappa, has created ‘Protektapak’, a revolutionary, new corrugated mail order pack for wine bottles, specially designed to withstand the grueling postal distribution chain environment. The strong and durable ‘Protektapak’ cor
A revolutionary new barrier coating, which is both water and grease resistant, has been developed by Europe’s leading corrugated cardboard packaging manufacturer, Smurfit Kappa. The new technology will enable food packaging containing frozen foods or hot and cold greasy snacks to be ma
When Wensleydale Creamery set about looking for a new packaging format to launch both its white and blue cheeses into the premium retail market, they turned to Smurfit Kappa Composites for advice on how to maximise consumer appeal. Working in partnership with the award-winning cheese ma
Smurfit Kappa UK scooped a major medals haul at this year’s prestigious EFTA (European Flexographic Technical Association) print awards, including the Best in Show award. The company, a leading provider of paper based packaging and print, won a total of ten awards, including five golds,