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Mission Statement

FFP strives to continue to be a leading supplier of flexible packaging in our chosen markets. We support this vision by on-going capital investment, innovation, product development and exceptional products and service. We further differentiate ourselves from our competitors by specialising in specific creative solutions and providing a bespoke customer service strategy.

About Us

FFP Packaging Solutions is a leading flexible packaging converter, supplying award-winning, innovative printed and plain films and laminates across a wide range of categories. For over 50 years our award winning innovations have changed the landscape of flexible packaging within the food industry. We continually look to add value for our customers, developing new pack formats and new laminates to increase their sales, production line performance or reduce costs. We use our extensive material and print knowledge along with our technical expertise to develop practical solutions that add value for our customers and functionality and convenience to consumers.

Based in Northamptonshire, we are one of very few flexible packaging converters that can offer a complete solution to your packaging requirements. From the initial design concept all the way through to final production, our team of industry experts take care of the entire process in house.

On-Site Manufacturing

Our Northamptonshire site extends to 115,000 sq ft and all of the flexible packaging we produce is manufactured here on our state-of the-art equipment. We were extremely proud to win SME of the Year at the UK Packaging Awards in 2019 and see this as a reflection of the dedication and hard work of our entire team to produce high quality and innovative packaging solutions and also the investments we have made to bolster our capacity and capabilities within the flexible packaging industry.

We have recently responded to unprecedented growth in key areas of the business with new investments in lamination, pouch making and reseal label application systems. These investments represent a significant step forward for FFP, allowing us to increase not only our capacity but also our product range in these important market areas including the development of more sustainable options.

Sustainable Commitment

FFP have wholeheartedly committed to the development of materials and pack formats that can help to reduce any negative impact on the environment.

Our technical expertise and manufacturing capability puts us in an optimal position to drive the innovation of more sustainable flexible packaging solutions and has enabled us to bring to market award winning solutions that can be readily collected through existing waste collection systems.

Furthermore, we strive to make our own processes as sustainable as possible to minimise the company’s environmental impact and we have procedures in place to sort our waste material and send it for recycling, diverting it from landfill. FFP were the first flexible packaging company to achieve ISO 14001, the Environmental standard which commits us to continuous improvement of our environmental performance.

Sustainability

Our History

With over 50 years of experience, we are experts in flexible packaging and have been recognised for our wide range of high quality products, innovations and exceptional service. FFP’s highly motivated team is focused on continuous growth; our innovations have changed the landscape of flexible packaging within the food industry. Faced with real-world problems we apply our materials, print knowledge and technical expertise to come up with practical solutions that work. We continually look to add value for our customers, developing new pack formats and new laminates to increase their sales, their production line performance or reduce costs.

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1978-1995 - FFP’s Early Years

1978

Our extensive knowledge of ovenable films dates back to 1978 when we developed the first ovenable lidding film for ovenable ready-meals.

1995

FFP makes flexible packaging history by converting over 200 designs for a major brand from Gravure to High Quality Flexographic print.

2005 Onwards

2005

FFP launches Estersteam; a microwaveable packaging innovation that makes microwave cooking simple, consistent, convenient and presents perfectly cooked meals time after time.

2010

FFP were ahead of the curve when it comes to innovation in sustainable packaging. Over a decade ago we supplied a 30% post-consumer recycled lidding film to a major retailer. Today we can supply over 50% post-consumer recycled material which easily exceeds the guidelines for the proposed plastic tax.

2013

This is the year that FFP changed the shape of the market for ovenable packaging; Estercook was launched into Asda for roast in the bag chickens – the first fully printed ovenable packaging to reach the market and a reflection of how FFP pushes the boundaries of expectation with our technical expertise in flexible packaging. This innovation also provided real benefits in the battle against Campylobacter contamination as raw meat is contained within the pack from the factory production line all the way through the supply chain until it comes out of the consumer’s oven perfectly cooked and ready to eat.

2014

FFP’s Reseal lidding film was launched into Tesco. The market for reseal technology has developed rapidly over recent years as it offers outstanding convenience for consumers and can assist in maintaining product freshness. FFP have invested significantly in response to market demand and can now boast three Reseal machines at our Northamptonshire based site.

2017

FFP’s ovenable pouches win ‘Best New Concept’ at the UK Packaging Awards. As industry leaders in high temperature flexible packaging and with many key developments under our belt, we took the next step and developed a fully printable ovenable pouch. This opened up the technology to many more applications and took consumer convenience to a whole new level.

2018

First FFP Sustainability Seminar. Leading the way in addressing the challenges companies face on their journey to achieving true sustainability in flexible packaging, we invited key speakers and industry experts to share ideas and network with our customers and brand owners. Due to the success of our first event, we now organise these events on a regular basis.

2018

FFP responds to unprecedented growth in key areas of the business with new investments to bolster capacity and provide unique manufacturing capability for the UK flexible packaging market. With new investments in lamination, pouch making and Re-Seal label application systems, FFP is set to further solidify its position as the UK’s leading flexible packaging innovator.

2019

FFP launches ‘FFPE’ an all PE laminate that is 100% recyclable. FFPE can be recycled with carrier bags at large supermarkets and is available with high barrier and in a range of formats. FFPE is a huge step forward in sustainable flexible packaging and has enabled many diverse categories to move their products into recyclable packaging.

2019

FFP takes home two awards at the prestigious UK Packaging Awards; ‘Consumer Convenience’ for Reseal & Recycle, our widely recycled resealable pack and SME of the Year!

2019

FFP makes a huge breakthrough in recyclable packaging and launches the first resalable lidding film that is classified as Recyclable by OPRL. Esterseal is a PET lidding film that has been designed to be used with a PET tray which can be collected in its entirety through the pots, tubs and trays kerbside collection system.

2020

Demonstrating our world class manufacturing capabilities and capacity, we were delighted to produce our 50 Millionth pouch in-house on our state-of-the-art pouch making machines.

2020

An incredible night for FFP winning 5 awards at the EFIA Print Awards. We were absolutely delighted to take home the coveted ‘Best in Show’ award for our ‘Juicy Meat Company Large Beef Easy Cook Pouch’ and a further 2 Gold awards in the categories of ‘Flexo Print on Film – Reverse print wide’ and ‘Environmental & Sustainability’. We also took home a Bronze and a Silver for our use of flexo for brands and retailers. An amazing achievement and a reflection of the dedication and hard work of our team at FFP along with our outstanding print capabilities.