As part of the SUSTAIN packaging innovation project of 2012, Lincolnshire County Council supported a Dragons Den style competition for ideas to enhance the development of sustainable packaging amongst the SME community. It was an objective of the project to leave a legacy of investment to the Lincolnshire companies long after the competition was completed.
Plastics featured heavily in the ideas that came forward, and one particular area of interest was in the trialling of new sustainable packaging materials, not economically possible in most busy modern factories. Amongst the many forms of packaging, plastic bags is very popular, and the material to trial readily available. Therefore when an investment proposal was made by one of the packaging competition entrants, a form, fill and seal machine was purchased, providing the opportunity to experiment with new and sustainable materials.
The investment in the machine you see before you, the small Gainsborough form, fill, and seal machine situated here at the University of Lincoln, Holbeach Campus, thanks to the Val Braybrooke Dean, is available for use by any Lincolnshire based company by agreement with the University of Lincoln. The machine is also available for use by the University to carry out research projects on behalf of clients, or funded projects.
Oakwell Management Services Limited managed the project for the University of Lincoln and Lincolnshire County Council, and will be happy to take enquiries for the machines use.
Contact: Ray Newell 07883 222607 firstname.lastname@example.org
Also your contact re the use of the machine at the University of Lincoln Holbeach Campus is;
Mike Dudbridge, email : email@example.com, telephone 01406 493013
THE MACHINE IS ONLY AVAILABLE BY BOOKING IN ADVANCE AND UNDER SUPERVISION BY THE UNIVERSITY OF LINCOLN
This project was only possible as part of the wider erdf funded project known as SUSTAIN Lincolnshire.
Special thanks to project participants and Lincolnshire Plastics Cluster members, Andy Harsley, Peter Stevenson, Mark Piercy, Graham Whitchurch, and Brian Cardy.