iPac team members standing with Insider Made In The North East Award

On 16th March 2023, the iPac team attended the Insider Media gala dinner at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead Hotel. This prestigious awards evening brought innovative local businesses together to celebrate manufacturing and engineering excellence across the region.

We had been shortlisted for the Sustainable/Ethical Manufacturer category alongside a number of fantastic North East Businesses. We were honoured to be surrounded by like-minded organisations with kindred aspirations and were delighted to be announced as the winners of the category that evening.

We received special commendations from the judging panel for our product development, elimination of laminated PET/PE from client supply chains and commitment to 100% recyclable packaging products.

Over the past year, we launched the iZorb® Meat Tray Range, which uses innovative design to eliminate the use of non-recyclable soaker pads from meat trays. In a bid to make trays in vacuum skin packs easier to recycle, we also launched the iPac MonoSKIN®, a new and unique material formulation which eliminates the need for sealing laminates. We have also incorporated Prevented Ocean Plastic into our supply chain, and we have recently surpassed 25 million trays manufactured using Prevented Ocean Plastic. We were pleased to be recognised for our constant investment in R&D.

This result would not have been possible without the dedication and passion shown by the whole iPac team over the past six years, all of whom have ensured that innovation, quality, customer service and environmental responsibility continue to underpin iPac’s ethos. We would also like to thank our valued clients for their trust in integrating iPac products within their supply chains; since inauguration, we have launched products into all of the major UK retailers and now supply c.350million recycled plastic trays to our clients annually.

Thank you to Insider Media for recognising our commitment to sustainability within the North East region. We are looking forward to attending the Made in the UK awards ceremony in June alongside other regional winners and are proud to be flying the flag for quality manufacturing within the North East.