Packaging company invests in technology to increase recycled plastic content


Northern Ireland’s Quinn Packaging is investing £2.2 million in new equipment to enable it to use more recycled PET in its packaging.

The company, which manufactures meat and poultry trays, mushroom punnets and dairy spread containers, has invested in a Vacurema recycling system that will allow it to use recycled PET flake to manufacture its packaging.


Quinn Packaging general manager Mark McKenna said: “This investment in Quinn Packaging will allow the company to further develop its presence within the rigid food packaging sector and represents a commitment to our customers and employees.

“We believe that the extra investment being made in the Vacurema recycling system as part of the new extrusion line will give us a competitive advantage over many of our competitors by allowing us to replace virgin polymer material and still produce a high quality sheet.”