A range of grip seals has been launched by British flexible packaging manufacturer CPS Flexible that target the polyethylene bags used in security and mailing applications.

A simple plastics fastening clicks shut and pulls open, which facilitates re-sealing. It can be produced in a range of thicknesses from 50-90 microns, with additional features including carry handle, exterior pocket and bottom gusset.

It is available plain or custom-printed in up to eight colours and in a range of sizes and designs, and can be customised to suit individual requirements.

In a strategic move designed to increase capacity and boost production efficiencies, Mercury Packaging and CPS Flexible recently merged to form a flexible packaging company with a combined turnover of around £16 million ($21m) and forecast growth of 25 per cent over a three-year period. Primarily targeting the food, publishing, retail and security markets, the business continues to operate from the existing production facilities located at Nottingham and Leicester.

Ray Franks, CPS Flexible’s sales director, said: “Investment in equipment to manufacture grip seals is one of the first in a series of exciting initiatives following the recent merger. Further reinforcing the synergies between the two businesses, introduction of these bags helps strengthen our existing portfolio.”

The merged company houses six extruders, three print presses and a range of converting machines, as well as lamination and in-house design capabilities.

More information from CPS Flexible, Airmans Business Park, Ratby Lane, Leicester Forest East, Leicester LE3 3PZ, UK. Tel: 44 116 239 1444. Email: sales@cps-flexible.co.uk Web: cps-flexible.co.uk