with the very best facilities and support that we can offer, including:
Rapid Prototyping & Packaging Design
Continued investment in state of the art equipment and employee training schemes ensures that we continue to achieve an edge over our competitors. For example, using innovative strengthening features, combined with extensive development work with our material suppliers we have been able to reduce packaging weight by an average of 10%.
Design & Prototyping
Design & Prototyping
Our in-house design team is at the forefront of design innovation and uses the latest 3D modeling software to keep us and our customers at the top of packaging design. Our designers aim for results that not only look good to the end user but also create intelligent and efficient solutions to enable faster packing and heat sealing, reduced pack weight and cost.
Close integration between sales, design and toolmakers allows us to develop the ultimate pack design. Therefore providing rapid turnaround times for production quality prototypes and samples for pre-production transit trials. Whilst meeting your technical requirements we also go a step further, looking at how new designs, materials and processes can help you to achieve even better results.
Our technology and experienced designers enable us to create rendered photo quality drawings that save time and money rather than going straight to prototype. We can then produce and modify prototypes rapidly which is especially important given the ever shrinking deadlines when launching new products.
Once we have received approval of our CAD designs and prototypes we move to the full tool build which will normally take approximately 3 - 4 weeks.
Your account manager will work closely with the Planning Team and Tooling Department, to schedule delivery to meet your expectations and to ensure that launch dates can be achieved.
Understanding our customers Corporate and Social Responsibilities is high on our list of priorities and, with the use of rPET, we are able to provide responsible packaging.
rPET is recycled PET (PolyEthylene Terephthalate) material, which is sourced from post-consumer waste, mainly drinks bottles. Using reasonable endeavors, we aim to use rPET, with a minimum of 50% post consumer waste.
rPet is now widely used and recognised throughout the food packaging industry and has many qualities:
is recyclable and sustainable with a growing supply of raw material is an environmentally responsible packaging material technology is constantly improving is recognised by leading foodservice, retail & FMCG brands produces high quality packaging with an excellent finish products are competitively priced
We build a complete commercial and technical partnership with customers so that Leeways becomes your preferred supplier for thermoformed plastic packaging.
With over 130 years of combined knowledge in the packaging industry, our team of highly experienced technical managers are able to offer support and advice to our customers on every aspect of your order.
If required, we are happy to visit customers' premises to help to increase your productivity and down time, ensuring that packaging will auto-denest and / or seal. We are committed to providing the highest quality support offering real values that far exceed your expectations.