• October 27, 2020

Hanmere Polythene takes the first step towards a Pan-European plastic packaging group with the acquisition of Plasmech

Hanmere Polythene, supported by Chiltern, has acquired a local competitor Plasmech Packaging. The acquisition was completed on September 9th, and represents the beginning of a time of exciting growth and expansion for Hanmere Polythene.

Plasmech Packaging is based in Hitchin, just a few miles from the Hanmere Polythene Head Office. Plasmech and Hanmere align in many important ways. Both are well-established,…

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  • March 30, 2020

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

As we are classified as an essential service and our production employees are classified as critical workers within the Government advice and guidelines we continue to produce as normal. However, in line with current guidance and where possible, the majority of our administrative staff are working from home. This may result in some delays in answering telephone calls and thus ask that customers,…

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From polythene packaging to the extraordinary – uses of polythene you may not realise existed

Hanmere Polythene has been at the forefront of innovative polythene packaging for over 50 years, but applications for this versatile material go way beyond the films, bags, sheets and sacks we use on a daily basis. In our latest blog, we look not only at the polythene packaging industry, but also at 3 of the plastic’s more surprising uses.
Facial surgery
In 2015,…

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Migration into food – polythene packaging

With a growing understanding of the effect of different compounds on the human body the migration of chemicals into food from food packaging are the subject of serious public concern….

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Polythene film – how is it made?

Polythene is one of the world’s most ubiquitous plastics but like most everyday products little thought is given to how it is made, and how it is turned into polythene film….

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