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Sandland Packaging News

Keeping you up-to-date with the latest news from Sandland Packaging.
CASE STUDY: Re-designing plastic drinks holder into a fully printed, robust, eco-friendly carrier
The Challenge
Many customers are now requesting a cardboard alternative to their current plastic packaging. One particular customer approached us to see if we could design an eco-friendly drinks holder. This was to replace a poly woven style carrier they were currently using. 

The Solution
There were three separate hurdles to overcome: 
  • The low quantity they needed. This meant using a single glue line.
  • The mechanism to hold the drinks. Here we took previous designs provided for the potteries industry for their six mug holder boxes. We re-designed the size initially to fit a taller beer bottle style while retaining the six piece divider set.
  • This left the issue of the carry handle. To solve this we created a handle that folded up inside the divider to support the base that fed through the middle of the box and then through the top. We increased the cardboard material to a level that was suitable to carry the six beers before finalising.
The customer asked us in the final stage if we could print on the case so we incorporated a two colour design to help brand and market the final carry case.  

The Result
Here we provided a successful re-design providing the customer with a fully printed, robust, stylish beer carrier replacing their current plastic product.
CASE STUDY: Fast turnaround for NHS face visor packaging
The Challenge
A regular customer had an urgent requirement for pallet boxes. These were needed as quickly as possible to meet an immediate need. They were for 1.2 million face visors they had manufactured for NHS staff needing the protection from Covid-19.

The Solution
We specialise in fast turnaround, bespoke packaging requirements and that discipline showed in our response to this request. We checked the specification, provided the samples needed and manufactured the pallet boxes.

The Result
Knowing how important these were during this difficult time, we were able to deal with this enquiry and manufacture the full order of a thousand boxes ready for delivery all within 4 working days. 
Sandland Packaging achieves FSCĀ® certification
Sandland Packaging has improved its environmental credentials by achieving Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) certification. This reassures customers that their packaging materials follow a chain of custody back to a responsibly managed source.

“It was an obvious move for Sandland Packaging. We have supplied FSC materials for years so the certification was a simple matter. Our customers are increasingly asking for environmentally friendly options and providing evidence that we source sustainable materials was an obvious step,” said Martin Hickman, Managing Director.

Achieving FSC certification is part of a wider strategy to showcase the company’s environmental credentials which include helping customers to phase out single-use plastic where appropriate. Sandland Packaging are the leading manufacturer of bespoke corrugated packaging in the West Midlands.
CASE STUDY: Creating striking packaging for a food and drink manufacturer
The Challenge
One of our clients is a forward thinking, contemporary brewery producing hand crafted beers sold online and in bars. To stand out, they have a striking brand presence and wanted this to transition through all of its packaging especially when delivering beer. They asked Sandland Packaging to help.    

The Solution
The customer’s branding involves heavy ink coverage with two strong colours creating a bold effect. We used high level flexo printing to reproduce the striking design and covered the whole of a white box in red and black, leaving only the white lettering to indicate the packaging was fragile. This involved tight registration and careful manufacturing to replicate the desired effect.  

The Result
Our client loved it! They knew their customers would recognise exactly what was being delivered as soon as they saw the box. It was a simple way to excite their customers about the delivery and reinforce their contemporary, innovative brand.
CASE STUDY: Improving packaging design for leading car part manufacturer
The Challenge
A new customer had a problem with a multipart box. It was self-assembly packaging designed to hold steering columns and they wanted to know whether it could be improved. Their team had made comments about the time it took to assemble the boxes as the tabs were quite fiddly and hard to fit. This was slowing production which was causing problems. They asked us to take a look.

The Solution
Immediately our experience showed us the problem. The tabs had been designed to run the wrong way which meant a tricky and difficult fit. We saw that if we re-designed the inlay and included the tabs in the inner section, the box would be easier to assemble and the steering columns would fit the right direction. We re-designed the box and provided samples for the customer to trial.  

The Result
The customer was thrilled and gave us regular orders we are still fulfilling. They are saving time in production and their products are safer and arriving at the end destination easier to unpack and use.
Sandland Packaging shows quality with successful ISO 9001 audit
Sandland Packaging has successfully passed its most recent audit for the quality standard ISO 9001 which it has held since 2016. This shows their commitment to the highest quality standards particularly important when supplying such a huge range of bespoke corrugated packaging products.

“We know our customers depend on us to provide exceptional quality corrugated packaging every time. At Sandland Packaging, we specialise in providing a bespoke service – any box any size – which means we have to make sure we provide exceptional quality whatever shape, size or box requirement our customers have. Passing our latest ISO 9001 audit shows our customers we take quality seriously,” said Martin Hickman, Managing Director.

A commitment to quality is part of a wider improvement strategy including achieving FSC status and helping customers design cost-effective and efficient packaging to meet their needs. Sandland Packaging are the leading manufacturer of bespoke corrugated packaging in the West Midlands.
Sandland Packaging plants trees with One Tree Planted
Sandland Packaging has continued its campaign to improve the environment by planting one tree for every five orders manufactured. This is through One Tree Planted, a non-profit organization focused on global re-forestation. As an environmental charity, their mission is to make it simple for individuals and businesses to help the environment by planting trees.  

“We know the environment is a major concern not just for our customers, but for everyone. We want to make an impact and by planting trees we know we’re directly helping the environment,” said Martin Hickman, Managing Director.

Environmental initiatives like this are part of a wider environmental strategy including achieving FSC status and helping customers phase out single use plastic where appropriate.

Sandland Packaging are the leading manufacturer of bespoke corrugated packaging in the West Midlands.
100% recycled kraft liner substitute - Proliner Kraft
To reduce your impact on the environment, and show your customers you care about sustainability, you can choose to replace your traditional kraft liner with Proliner Kraft. This is a high-quality, two-layer kraft liner substitute made from high-quality recycled paper which contains recycled Kraft Liner. 

Proliner Kraft can be used for most packaging options and is available in 120gsm, 140gsm and 170gsm. To ensure superior performance, finish and feel, a high proportion of recycled kraft liner is used in the manufacture of the paper. We also offer Test, White Test and Fluting papers which are 100% recycled.  

Using Proliner Kraft means re-using vital resources. The manufacturing plant has been designed to be as energy efficient as possible, predominantly with on site CHP plants to provide power.   Let us know you want to use Proliner Kraft in your packaging.
GDPR Updates
Sandland updates its privacy policy to ensure we are working to the very latest GDPR guidance. For more information go to
09 Mar 2016
ISO9001 awarded to Sandland Packaging Limited
Sandland Packaging has recently been awarded the internationally recognised ISO9001 Certification. “We are delighted with the certification,” explains Martin Hickman, Managing Director. “It demonstrates that we have a high quality management system in place, ensuring consistency and improvement. It is also testament to the high levels of performance and customer satisfaction. We are now committed to continuous improvement and will be assessed annually to ensure ongoing progress. It is a great credit to the entire team here and something we will strive to maintain.”
Sandland Packaging
04 Feb 2015
New Machinery
With the sucessfull purchase of our new TCY Casemaker we are able to produce a further seven thousand boxes per hour. This enables us to increase the volume of our production further. 

As well as the new casemaker here on site we have a new semi-auto die cutter. This again allows us to further increase our production quantities.
Sandland Packaging
10 Sep 2014
New All Weather Area at Sandland Packaging
With our newly built all weather loading bay we are able to load and unload all vehicles more efficently.

With a wider access for vehicles to park we are now able to hold several vehicles at one time while the dispatch process takes place.