The Design Hub combines creative thinking and technical know-how to offer a seamless transition through the phases of product development and production.
Essentra is an internationally leading provider of specialist packaging such as cartons, labels, tapes and product security solutions. Our products are customer-driven and can be tailored to meet highly specific demands.
Bespoke packaging services
We create bespoke, eye-catching packaging for clients’ products through custom-printing on materials such as plastic and cardboard. Our in-house design and development teams create prototypes to ensure an efficient service even for limited-run orders.
Services offered include detailed die-cutting and blanking, offset printing with standard inks and UV types, computer-to-plate capabilities, professional gluing, and specialist barriers for applications requiring a long shelf-life.
Customised cartons, sleeves and trays
Our in-house design team work can create customised cartons, sleeves and trays to match products and brands, as well as limited edition or seasonal requirements. We carry out everything in-house from design and engineering, to production, which proves more cost-effective for clients.
Specific carton needs can be met, with luxury options enhancing a product’s aesthetic appeal, in addition to lined cartons creating an airtight seal with materials such as foil.
- Proofing press
- Specialist finishes
- Short-run options and fast turnarounds
- Skiving and hemming
- Security functions
- Comprehensive solutions
High-quality labelling services
We provide an extensive range of high-quality labelling services in materials that include paper, plastic films, and laminates, as well as digital labels for seasonal or promotional lines.
Labels are available with optional functions such as re-sealable, tamper-evidence, pull-out leaflets, holographic, or a particular decorative style of choice. In addition, Braille printing options can be requested, as well as added security slitting and over-lamination to stop products getting contaminated.
The technical support department selects the optimum adhesive, positioning and tamper-evident function, with print accuracy ensured through using our Label Vision Systems software.
Digital printing is CO2 neutral to help clients meet sustainability targets.
Leaflet production services
Our leaflets enable clear communication with consumers, which can be enhanced through appealing options such as specific colour schemes, graphics and paper texture. The design allows leaflets to not just be information and text, but also brand message and storytelling.
The size and shape of leaflets is entirely down to the customer, with the advanced technology we use for printing and folding able to meet highly specific instructions. Folding is determined by client requirements, specifications and pack sizes.
Flat and on-roll leaflets are ideal for fast packaging-line speeds, particularly for high volumes, while the flat option is better for smaller quantities.
Inserts and outserts for products
We create inserts and outserts to meet any dimensions or client requirements. A lot of luxury products enhance the experience of consumers through adding folded leaflets that contain company or product information. We can help reduce packaging costs through manufacturing folding labels that combine leaflet inserts with labels.
Our five manufacturing facilities are based in Europe and the US, enabling customers to benefit from comprehensive folding capabilities regardless of the size or shape of their outserts.
Versatile industrial tapes
Essentra is an established provider of tapes that offer simplicity in packaging openings and closures. Products in this range are renowned for their functionality and high-quality.
Tapes such as Supastrip®, RE:CLOSE™, Rippatape®, and Vaktape® can be used for flexible packaging, cartonboard and fibreboard, with the capacity to incorporate intricate designs for branding or marketing. Our tapes give clients an extra layer of security for their products.
Essentra is delighted to have won the Editor's Choice Award, one of only two 'Special Awards' at the Asian Manufacturing Awards 2017.
Essentra is to mark the one-year anniversary of its industry-leading design hub at the Packaging Innovations 2017 event.
Essentra has been exhibiting at this year's Dairy Innovation Summit in Amsterdam.
Essentra has announced its first National Apprenticeship Programme, set to launch across its sites in Bradford, Bristol, Kidlington, Kilmarnock, Newmarket, Newport, Nottingham and Portsmouth.
Essentra has announced completion of its recent investment in its Netherlands-based Leeuwarden site.
Essentra has announced that it will display its tape and point-of-purchase capabilities at GlobalShop 2017 in Las Vegas on 28-30 March.