From our new premises in Almelo, HK Plastics meets the most stringent requirements. BRC-IoP grade A is the highest standard that can be achieved by packaging manufacturers who supply the food industry. This certification is the pinnacle of achievement by HK Plastics. The standards are designed to assist packaging manufacturers to adopt good manufacturing practices and supporting quality management systems to develop and manufacture safe, legal packaging materials which meet our customer’s requirements.
Stringent quality demands on the final product, production facilities, process and personnel have to be achieved to ensure food safety requirements are met. Our product quality, eco-friendly production and trusted raw material traceability prove that we possess the required quality systems and a dependable hygiene management system based on HACCP principles.
The HP Plastics production facility is fully qualified and certified with the toughest BRC-IoP quality mark as a company to supply packaging to the food industry.
In-Mould Labeling (IML)
In Mould Labeling, IML for short, is an innovative labelling technology used for plastic packaging. With this method, the label is applied directly to the packaging during production- that is, the pre-printed label is applied to the liquid plastic at high temperatures.
Artwork which is meant to be used for IML has to meet some specific requirements.
Click on the link below for a PDF-file with required specifications and additional information.
Please find more information about IML on this page.
UN- certified containers
You can find an overview of our UN-approved containers for storage and transport of hazardous goods below. This certificate is issued by an authorized institute and proves that the container has successfully passed a series of dropping and stacking tests.
HK Plastics is an innovative manufacturer. That means we are constantly developing new products and improving our production process. Our researchers are continuously investigating new (raw) materials, product properties and new production methods.
We are investing permanently in new production lines and injection moulds in order to gain even more production efficiency.
Static and dynamic load
HK plastics can advise and support you in the daily use of plastic packaging containers. “How high can I stack these containers?” is a common question.
The maximum stacking height depends on various parameters. In this respect it is important to distinguish between static load (= storage in the warehouse) and dynamic load (= load during transport).
Our Eurocontainers are able to carry heavy weight. When stacking filled containers, the maximum load is determined by a.o. the following factors:
- The content of the container (liquids / solids)
- The filling lever, brimfull or with much headspace
- The filling temperature
- The use of carboard between the layers for a better weight distribution on the lower layers
- The way of using stretchfoil / shrinkfoil on pallets for finished products
HK Plastics always recommends to perform a test when stacking containers higher than 3 to 4 layers, especially when it comes to dynamic load. HK Plastics can advise and support you where necessary.