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MANNOK HR AWARD WINNER INNOVATION

Mannok Win Prestigious Innovation Award at HR Leadership and Management Awards

Mannok have been announced as winners of the Most Innovative Use of Technology Award at the 2020 HR Leadership and Management Awards. The company’s new Digital Skills Development Programme earned them the award in this highly competitive category, which included a number of high-profile contenders, such as Bus Eireann and LinkedIn, who were named in […]

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Rebrand Milestone: Name Change from Quinn to Mannok Officially Complete

Rebrand Milestone: Name Change from Quinn to Mannok Officially Complete Following the announcement in September that Quinn would rebrand to Mannok, today, 16th November, marks a significant milestone for the company as the rename is complete. Mannok is now officially the new brand name, replacing the familiar Quinn brands Quinn Packaging and Quinn Building Products. […]

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Quinn to Rebrand to Mannok as 2019 Results Show Company in Strongest Position since Acquisition

NEW BRAND “MANNOK” SIGNIFIES STRENGTH AND COMMITMENT AS COMPANY’S EARNINGS INCREASE FOR 5TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR. “Mannok” was today unveiled as the new identity for Quinn Industrial Holdings, a name which the company’s familiar brands “Quinn Building Products” and “Quinn Packaging” will transition to in the coming weeks. The rebrand announcement also revealed details of the company’s […]

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Quinn Packaging Develops Product Environmental Footprints for all Packaging Products

Quinn Packaging have successfully developed Product Environmental Footprints using the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology for all their manufactured food packaging products. An LCA is an internationally standardised measurement of a product’s environmental footprint. It communicates transparent and comparable information about the life-cycle environmental impact of products, (conforming to ISOs 14040 and 14044). Quinn’s Product […]

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Quinn Packaging joins OPRL scheme to boost consumer recycling

Quinn Packaging have signed up to the UK’s OPRL (On Packaging Recycling Label) scheme which aims to provide clear messaging for consumers on the recyclability of packaging products. The company’s packaging products meet the criteria to carry the green “Recycle” label. OPRL is an award-winning scheme which has been established to ensure consumers can easily […]

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Quinn Packaging launch interactive 3D product models

Quinn Packaging have launched an innovative new feature on their website which will allow customers to view and interact with a 3D model of each of their food packaging products. The new models will provide customers with a much greater level of detail than traditional still images and the interactive feature means they can get […]

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Transition to a “New Normal”: Covid-19 Prevention Response from Mannok

Recent months have brought unprecedented challenges which we, like every other business, have had to meet with a new approach to how we work. Despite the unforeseen shut down of many areas of the business in March, here at Mannok we remained operational throughout the lockdown due to the essential nature of the food packaging […]

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Quinn statement in relation to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The current situation regarding COVID-19 has led to much uncertainty and growing concern, and like many other businesses across the UK and Ireland, we are making changes in our business to introduce protective measures. We’d like to reassure our staff, our customers, partners and suppliers that your safety is paramount and the changes we’ve made […]

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Plastic Vs Cardboard Packaging: Retailers in Danger of Making the Wrong Choice

Plastic Vs Cardboard Packaging: Know the Facts Retailers are under increasing pressure to find alternative packaging solutions which are perceived to be more environmentally friendly. Unfortunately, perceptions and misinformation mean that retailers are in danger of making the wrong decisions for the wrong reasons. They may choose to switch to an alternative packaging solution to […]

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Orbital by Quinn: New 100% Recycled Food Grade PET Packaging Launched

Quinn Packaging continue their drive to improve the sustainability of plastic food packaging with the development of their newest product, Orbital™ by Quinn. The product is produced using 100% recycled PET material and is fully suitable for food packaging applications. Quinn received certification to manufacture food grade PET packaging made from 100% recycled material from […]

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Quinn Packaging Sponsor Ireland’s First Reverse Vending Machine to Promote Recycling Plastic

Ireland’s first reverse vending machine, sponsored by Quinn Packaging and Shabra Plastics, was unveiled in Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan in October. The machine is an environmental initiative launched by Carrickmacross Tidy Towns which aims to boost the recycling of plastic bottles by paying customers for every bottle deposited. The sponsorship from Quinn Packaging and Shabra Plastics […]

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Double Awards Success for Quinn Packaging

Quinn Packaging scooped two awards at the recent Cavan Business and Tourism Awards, including the coveted Best Overall Business Award. The company were also successful in the Most Innovative Business Award category, marking a very successful night for the Quinn Packaging team. The double award celebration was in a large part thanks to the new […]

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Recognition for Quinn Packaging for Boosting Plastic Recycling in Ireland at National Awards

Quinn Packaging have been awarded a special recognition award at the Pakman Awards in Dublin last week. The Pakman Awards are national awards that recognise excellence in waste management and recycling among businesses, organisations, community groups and initiatives in Ireland. Quinn Packaging’s award recognises the contribution of their innovative new product, Detecta by Quinn, which is the […]

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Landmark court ruling opens the way for the launch of Signum® by Quinn. . .

…patent monopoly on plastic food tray quashed. A recent landmark patent ruling has heralded the launch of Signum® by Quinn, a mono PET plastic tray. The arrival of Signum® by Quinn follows a long and successful patent challenge by Irish plastic packaging manufacturer Quinn Packaging Ltd, against patents held by Klöckner Pentaplast and Faerch. In […]

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Quinn Packaging’s Innovative Recyclable Black Plastic Packaging up for Two Major Sustainability Awards

Quinn Packaging has been announced as a finalist for two major industry awards, thanks to its innovative new product, Detecta by Quinn. The awards Quinn have been shortlisted for are the Best Recycled Plastic Product of the Year Award in the Plastic Industry Awards and the Driving the Circular Economy Award in the Packaging Europe […]

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ISO 45001 Certification recognises highest health and safety standards at Quinn Packaging

Quinn Packaging have achieved ISO 45001 Occupational Health & Safety Management certification following a successful audit in April. The accreditation is recognised globally and represents the highest standards of occupational health and safety. ISO 45001 was introduced in 2018 to provide a roadmap for organisations to develop a systematic approach to occupational health and safety […]

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Back to Black with DETECTA by Quinn

Black is no longer the Cinderella of the Industry. Thanks to new technological advances DETECTA® by Quinn (patent pending) is about to become the new black in food packaging, enabling the environmental benefits of recycling black plastics to be fully realised. Quinn Packaging, a leading plastic food packaging producer based in Ireland, is making black plastic food […]

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Implementing Lean Manufacturing Principles in Quinn Packaging

As a responsible manufacturer, we have a duty to reduce waste wherever possible across our business, both the physical waste which comes from the manufacturing process, and that which is less tangible; the lost time and wasted effort, the waste which can be difficult to identify and subsequently, to reduce. When it comes to physical […]

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Commitment to highest standards drives health and safety initiatives at Quinn Packaging

Quinn Packaging have invested in a series of health and safety initiatives in their Cavan based facility as part of their ongoing commitment to implementing and maintaining the highest health and safety standards at the plant. The investments included the construction of a 750 sq. ft. purpose-built extension to the plant to house a new […]

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Quinn Packaging host CAFRE Packaging Technology students

Quinn Packaging recently welcomed students from The College of Agricultural Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) as part of their Diploma in Packaging Technology Course. The class spent a full day on site, beginning with a tour of the Quinn Packaging factory, learning about the state of the art equipment and processes, including sheet extrusion, thermoforming […]

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Quinn Packaging maintains AA status with BRC recertification

Quinn Packaging are proud to announce that after a thorough and successful BRC recertification audit, the company has maintained its AA status, the highest grade available. The certification has been developed by the British Retail Consortium and Institute of Packaging to assess the ability of packaging manufacturers to fulfil food safety requirements. The Global Standard for […]

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€3 Million Technology Investment to Boost Quinn Packaging Expansion

Quinn Packaging have invested €3million in state of the art technology to facilitate growth in the supply of PET Sheet to packaging companies across the UK, Ireland, and Europe. The arrival of a new PET Sheet extrusion line to the company’s Cavan-based facility will significantly increase its capacity for production of food grade thin gauge […]

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One in a Billion: Major Milestone for Quinn Packaging

We have reached a major milestone here at Quinn Packaging, as we produced our one billionth meat tray for supply to the market. From our purpose built facility in Ireland, we supply meat trays to some of the leading meat processing companies across the UK and Ireland, including ABP Food Group, Dunbia, Liffey Meats, Hilton Foods […]

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Quinn Packaging Invest in Cutting Edge IV Testing Capabilities

As part of our ongoing investment programme to enhance our in-house quality assurance capabilities here at Quinn Packaging, we have recently added state of the art IV testing equipment to our technology suite. The Polymer Viscometer Analyzer, commonly known as an IV Tester, was purchased from UK based PSL Rheotek. This is a significant step […]

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Positive Outlook for UK Food and Drink Sector with 90,000 Jobs Predicted

Recent surveys of the UK’s food and drink sector from Lloyd’s Bank and Bank of Scotland shows a positive outlook for the industry over the next five years. Lloyd’s Bank’s Food and Drink Sector Survey has forecasted a 19% growth in England and Wales by 2021, and the creation of an extra 75,000 jobs. The […]

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