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inside at...
New Clean Room facility
recently installed at Plastique
Ltd production facility in
Hucknall, Nottingham
PLASTIQUE photo

Innovation
is the key
to survival

TEQ has built a reputation for manufacturing innovative thermoformed packaging.
" Innovative design underpins every TEQ project, " says Anne-Sophie Belamine, the
company's European Sales Director. " We're focussed on finding ways to improve or
reduce packaging so that customers get the best designed, and most practical solution. "

T

he company has established itself as one
of the industry's leaders in innovation, design and sustainability of plastic
packaging. As a manufacturer
of thermoformed packaging,
TEQ counts some of the world's
biggest companies among its
customers.
The company is active is a
wide range of markets, creating packaging solutions for everything from consumer goods
to component handling and
healthcare. All development
takes place in house, at the
company's state-of-the-art production facilities in the US, the
UK and Poland.
This offers customers a truly
global supply opportunity, with
critical projects transitioned to
more local manufacturing locations across the world. Nottingham is the manufacturing
facility for the UK and Northern
Europe. The manufacturing site
in Poznan, Poland serves central
and eastern Europe. The company's manufacturing sites in

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the US are located in Huntley,
Illinois, and Fremont, Indiana.
Both the US and European
manufacturing facilities operate
with the exact same machinery,
tooling manufacture and to the
same high-quality standards.
As the company pointed out,
multinational customers can
therefore benefit from a single
validation process, logistical
advantages, exacting quality,
repeatability and uniformity.
The multiple locations can also
shorten lead times for clients.
TEQ's production facilities
are certified to ISO 9001, ISO
14001 and BRC/IOP Global
standard for food packaging
and other packaging materials.
The company also adheres to
FSC Chain of Custody requirements for sustainability.

Equipped for innovation
Across its European business, the company operates
16 plastic thermoforming machines capable of punch and
die and pressure forming, plus

six in-line pulp thermoforming
machines. Both sites have ISOand BRC-certified cleanroom
production facilities that serve
to produce products for the
medical sector.
The cleanroom at the Nottingham factory produces custom thermoformed medical
packaging.
The 7,000m2 Poznan facility incorporates thermoformed
plastic manufacture and a separate dedicated area for the
manufacture of dry pressed fibre. There is also a 2,600-pallet
capacity warehouse for storing
materials and finished products
before they are shipped.
Using advanced 3D computer-aided design (CAD) systems, it can develop precise
visuals for quick and accurate
sign-off from clients - reducing
waste and creating efficiencies throughout production.
" The business has built up a
reputation for developing custom packaging solutions to
overcome difficulties that arise
from complex manufacturing

processes, " says Anne-Sophie
Belamine.
Yet it is the company's focus on innovation that allows
it to successfully navigate a
fast-changing packaging landscape. " Innovative design underpins every TEQ project, " she
emphasised. " We're focused
on finding ways to improve or
reduce packaging so that customers get the best designed,
and most practical solution. "

Forty years of
experience
Established in 1979, TEQ has
more than four decades experience in the design and manufacture of thermoformed packaging, and it is well aware of the
crucial role of plastic packaging
in society today. From keeping
food fresh and fragile products
safe, to offering a sterile barrier system in healthcare, plastic packaging is ubiquitous for
good reason: it does the job,
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