A view of the FSC UK stand at Packaging Innovations, Birmingham 2019Packaging is a hot topic, with many brands and consumers conscious about their environmental footprint, particularly regarding plastic waste. Forest-based materials can be a sustainable alternative for packaging, but only if sourced responsibly.

With this in mind, we are looking forward to exhibiting at Packaging Innovations this month to show businesses how they can ensure paper, card and other forest-based materials can support people, planet and profit. We will also be launching a new video which highlights how FSC-certified packaging can help to ensure Forests For All Forever.

We are thrilled that we will be joined by many FSC-certified companies including:

LEIPA (FSC®C089451)

“The LEIPA Group is an independent family company with over 170 years of passion for environmentally friendly processes and technologies. Our products are 100% recycled and recyclable, and suitable for all kinds of paper and packaging needs, from magazine paper, testliner, cardboard and special paper, to paper-based packaging solutions.

LEIPA has been a major producer of high-quality white testliner since 2001, and with the PM 3 and coated testliner, has forged new paths together with customers and business partners. With the start-up of the PM 5 and a total capacity of 700,000 tons per year, LEIPA is the biggest producer and a real one-stop shop for customers using uncoated and coated white top testliner.

Our relationship with FSC stretches beyond the certification of our products; in 2010 LEIPA was presented with the FSC Global Partner Award. All products produced at our Schwedt Mill just east of Berlin are FSC certified. This includes our testliner range – both coated and uncoated; the perfect solution for responsible material purchasing.”


“Macfarlane Packaging is the largest protective packaging distributor in the United Kingdom with regional distribution sites and customers nationwide.

We believe that packaging has an important role in product protection, but we must design and use it properly. The right packaging can significantly reduce waste throughout supply chains. At Macfarlane Packaging, we are committed to reducing the impact of our activities on the environment and helping our customers to use packaging in a sustainable and environmentally sensitive manner.

To support our sustainability goals, in 2019 Macfarlane Packaging attained FSC certification at company level. FSC is important to us and our customers to help promote sustainable forests for future generations to come.”


"The Sherwood Group are a Nottinghamshire based food and luxury packaging manufacturer, recognised for our award-winning print and innovation. At the Sherwood Group, we believe that the ability to innovate is one of our greatest assets and we have long been advocates of sustainable innovation, continuously striving to minimize waste and promote recycling in all that we do.

We choose to use FSC-certified board throughout our work so that we can offer our customers responsibly sourced packaging products and continue to work with our customers to drive innovation that creates sustainable solutions."

Other FSC-certified exhibitors include:

AD Markers (FSC®C153429)
Alexir Packaging Ltd (FSC®C022651)
AR Packaging (FSC®C126270)
Carlton Packaging LLP (FSC®C129291)
Castle Colour Packaging Ltd (FSC®C102083)
CCL Label Ltd (FSC®C023674)
Colpac Limited (FSC®C041147)
Coveris Flexibles UK Ltd (FSC®C023017)
Curtis Print and Packaging (FSC®C007401)
Durham Box (FSC®C121804)
Falconer Printing and Packaging Ltd (FSC®C106718)
Firstan Ltd (FSC®C007757)
Graficas Salalet SA (FSC®C126776)
Herbert Walkers (FSC®C005034)
Herma UK (FSC®C133144)
HSM UK LTD (FSC®C136989)
Huhtamaki (FSC®C100716)
i2r Packaging Solution Limited (FSC®C130011)
Konica Minolta Sensing Europe B.V (FSC®C014147)
Kotkamills Oy (FSC®C005528)
Lil Packaging Limited (FSC®C006605)
Magnum Packaging (Pty) Ltd (FSC®C136692)
Olympus Print Group Ltd (FSC®C147792)
Packaging Products (Coatings) Ltd (FSC®C140453)
PilloPak (FSC®C108797)
Pipi Print & Packaging Ltd (FSC®C148122)
PRINTELA Ltd. (FSC®C147637)
Printpark Premium Folding Cartons (FSC®C108738)
PrintXcel (FSC®C102931)
Qualvis Print & Packaging Limited (FSC®C012293)
Rajapack (FSC®C151976)
Ranpak BV (FSC®C134738)
Rapid Action Packaging Ltd (FSC®C106440)
Sappi Rockwell Solutions (FSC®C015022)
Seaman Paper (FSC®C102652)
Shredhouse Ltd (FSC®C109654)
Simply Cartons (FSC®C023337)
Sirane Group (FSC®C148271)
Skanem UK (FSC®C136581)
Smurfit Kappa corrugated Benelux B.V. (FSC®C103668)
Test Valley Limited (FSC®C153160)
The Box Factory Ltd (FSC®C147497)
The Wilkins Group (FSC®C011534)
Tungate Group (FSC®C107750)
Walki Oy (FSC®C103344)
Weber Verpackungen GmbH & Co. KG (FSC®C105659)
Wrapid Manufacturing Ltd (FSC®C100547)

For more information about Packaging Innovations, visit their website here .Packaging Innovations takes place on 26th and 27th February at the NEC, Birmingham, click here to register for your free ticket.

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