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ATOM visit to James Cropper – Colourform

Recently two of us visited James Cropper for several very busy hours.

James Cropper is a well-known and respected paper mill (175 years old) in the English Lake District. Best known for their papers, which go in to a myriad of uses, and technical non-woven fibres, which are used for aerospace projects and other high tech uses.

We were visiting to discuss the more recent 3D packaging products using pulp, launched about 2 years ago.

The technology Colourform uses is exactly to the core of papermaking and the other eco developments including recycling paper coffee cups.

The ways Colourform are developing their pulp for packaging is so aptly timed with the environmental packaging developments from (almost all) producers. Pulp having its environmental credentials understood by consumers factually and emotionally.

As packaging problem solvers and model makers we are increasingly asked to produce packaging prototypes including pulp as, or as part of, the packaging. We have several ways of producing these depending on client and time factors.

We met the super positive team from Colourform. We covered our capabilities and gleaned so much about the process and opportunities with the pulp packaging. Also Colourform colour matching, overall capabilities, technical considerations etc….

We had an exciting discussion about possible symbiotic relationships. Watch this space!

The images show stages of the production process at Colourform and some finished products.

Please get in contact if you would like to know more about these developments and how we can help make your designs and ideas a step closer to reality.