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Green food packaging. NatureFlex™, PLA and paper

Concerns over our throwaway culture and the effect of plastic products on the environment are leading the charge for ‘green’ food packaging. With an industry focused on producing eco-friendly packaging and a high consumer demand, Charlotte Packaging is increasing the amount of biodegradable materials used across the entire range.

We offer fully biodegradable food packaging and biodegradable bags meeting market trends, environmental protection through corporate social responsibility and importantly, reaching new customers with green credentials.

Every business is different, which is why we use a range of biodegradable packaging made from different materials in order to match the needs of our clients. Our eco-friendly range of materials include:

NatureFlex: Is made from natural, renewable materials such as wood pulp. NatureFlex is both biodegradable and compostable, making it one of the most eco-friendly products we offer.

NatureFlex is:

  • Static free
  • Heat sealable
  • Permeable against moisture
  • Available in a clear or metalised film

PLA: Is made from Polylactiacid. This environmentally friendly polymer is made from renewable corn starch and can degrade to CO2 and H20 in just 45 days. This qualifies it for the European composting certification standards ASTM D5338 at 58°c.

PLA is:

  • Non-toxic and suitable for use with all food types
  • Available in high yield, helping to reduce waste and transportation costs


Our paper products are obtained from renewable sources, providing an eco-friendly material that’s suitable for a versatile range of requirements. This material is available in a wide range of shapes, sizes, colour options and linings to suit most requirements. For further information, see our range of paper bags here.

Our eco-friendly range of products is attractive for retailers in industries such as:

  • Confectionery
  • Bakeries
  • Biscuits
  • Dried goods- e.g. fruit, nuts, grains and flour
  • Toiletries
  • Pet food
  • Coffee and tea manufacturers

For further information on our range of NatureFlex, PLA and paper products contact us on 01495 741589.

by Laura Dunn in Eco-friendly packaging
pantone ultraviolet

Ultra Violet: Pantone Colour of the Year 2018

Every year, the Pantone Colour Institute selects their colour to set the trend for the months ahead.

Based on analysis of design, food, fashion, arts and entertainment, Pantone select a colour that is a reflection of not just what is trending, but what sets the design agenda. This year, Pantone have selected Ultra Violet of 18-3838 as the colour for 2018. Described as ‘provocative and thoughtful,’ the Ultra Violet shade embodies individuality and spirituality. Continue reading…

by Laura Dunn in Branding
personalised packaging

Why personalised packaging is the perfect Christmas treat for your business

Personalised packaging is important to the visual image and representation of a brand, and can enhance corporate reputation as a professional company to trust.

Made to measure packaging can act as an invaluable marketing tool and helps to set the scene for the customer’s experience as a company as soon as the parcel is delivered or selected in-store.

Personalised packaging can generate customer loyalty and attract new clients who respond positively to the personal approach of doing business. In a world reliant on technology, the tailored touch can go a long way in attracting customers and creating repeat business.

So why is personalised packaging the perfect Christmas treat for your business?

Strengthen your brand: personalised packaging shows that you have invested in your brand, and understand that image is important to the success of your business. It can also position your brand as an innovative one.

Generate customer loyalty: packaging can be used to create and nurture customer loyalty. Look at how you can introduce collectable and limited edition packaging as part of a one off experience to inspire your customer base, and create anticipation as to what packaging will be released next.

Invest in seasonal trends: personalised packaging doesn’t have to be just for Christmas. Look at other holidays like Valentine’s Day, Easter and Halloween and how your packaging can be given a fun, seasonal twist.

Reduce waste by having packaging that fits: smart packaging should fit the product and keep it safe in transportation. Opting for custom packaging can also reduce waste and unnecessary cost for businesses.

CSR: consider opting for eco-friendly packaging as part of your corporate social responsibility policy. With customers looking to reduce their use of non-recyclable packaging, investing in green packaging can positively impact company reputation as well as the environment.

Enhance the quality and performance of products: particularly with food products, packaging should help to enhance its quality and performance. Opt for personalised packaging that prevents element exposure, keeps the contents safe in transportation and helps to meet suggested shelf life.

Social media worthy: with businesses relying on the power of digital technology, packaging that is eye-catching and shareable on social media can provide important exposure for a brand. Spotlight the packaging on your social media channels and encourage customers to share snaps of your personalised packaging in exchange for a discount in-store or online.

We provide bespoke food packaging, working with clients in the deli, restaurant, bakery, luxury goods, take-out, street food, coffee, tea and confectionery markets. For further information on how we can provide personalised packaging call us on 01495 741589.

by Laura Dunn in Business Tips, Packaging
modern christmas food packaging

Modern Christmas food packaging: what attracts sales and customers?

The holidays are a time for celebration and modern Christmas food packaging on our favourite treats can often be a highlight of the season.

For brands producing and selling food items, getting Christmas packaging right is crucial to the success of their brand. The correct mix can help to engage customers, add to the festive spirit and importantly, generate sales.

Emotions are often connected to icons as memories, helping to build long-term relationships between the brand and the consumer. Similarly, design is capable of inspiring a purchase from the targeted consumer, and can create a positive effect particularly through social media.

To create this connection, brands should consider how they implement the following:

Colour: the traditional Christmas colours of red, white and green each have distinct meanings. Representing excitement, simplicity and harmony respectively, brands should think about what the colours they use at Christmas mean and if it matches the connotations that they wish to promote.

Sustainability: with eco-friendly packaging popular with consumers, reusable packaging that can be used holiday after holiday is particularly appealing.

Collectables: tradition is at the heart of the Christmas season, and for brands looking to curate customer relationships, producing packaging that can be reused and kept for Christmases to come is a smart move. Companies like Starbucks create Christmas cups and other holiday collectables that can be used every holiday – and throughout the year.

Personalisation: tailoring your packaging to the needs and personalities of your customers is a great way to attract new sales. Coca Cola’s personalised Christmas cans are now a staple of the festive calendar, with customers gifting the cans to family and friends.

Limited edition: spotlighting the year or flavours as limited edition is a good tactic for a brand’s festive packaging. Brands like Cadbury introduce limited edition chocolate treats for Christmas, appealing to the consumer love of the festive season – and something sweet!

For further information on how we can help you create modern food packaging contact us on 01495 741589.

by Laura Dunn in Christmas