Specialists in packaging solutions

Case Studies

Here are a few examples of where we’ve worked with clients to create bespoke corrugated packaging solutions.

Check the gallery at the foot of this page for examples of other corrugated packaging we have supplied

Scotts Crispy Onions Case Study

Clifford Packaging have been working with Scotts Crispy Onions for over 5 years now and have worked together to produce many different packaging solutions for their products.

Scotts Crispy Onions produce the finest crispy onions and supply to both the retail and trade sectors. They needed packaging that would fulfil a number of criteria. They needed a Shelf Ready Display unit that would withstand the rigours of transit, protect the product and stand out on shelf. Clifford Packaging designed a cost effective, multi-purpose shelf ready pack that successfully fulfilled all the requirements.

The base construction is quick to erect and requires no tape, this works extremely well in the production facility, saving time and labour and in turn keeping costs to a minimum.

From a robust structure to impactful graphics, Scotts Crispy Onions are delighted with the end product.

LokTop – Tape Free Top Closing

Clifford Packaging, specialists in corrugated packaging, introduce LokTop, a new range of cartons offering tape-free closing to the top.

A standard self-locking closure is used on the base of pretty well all corrugated packaging cartons, and it’s easy to use when the carton is full.

One of our customers approached us to see if we could provide a carton with a similar closing to the base.

This needed to take into account that the carton would be full when the top needed closing, so a new design was required. The team at Clifford came up with the LokTop, a corrugated packaging carton with an ingenious top closing that requires no tape to seal.

Our unique LokTop design has many benefits over other cardboard packaging carton solutions including:

  • Self-sealing top closure
  • Quick, easy and secure sealing of carton tops
  • Available in a wide range of sizes
  • Eliminates need for tape
  • Closure has little external protusion
  • Allows stacking of cartons
  • Wide range of applications
  • Corrugated fully recyclable and compostable
LokTop Tape free self-locking top closing cardboard packaging
LokTop Tape free self-locking top closing cardboard packaging
LokTop Tape free self-locking top closing cardboard packaging

Bottle Buddy - Retail Ready Packaging (RRP)

A new generation in retail ready corrugated packaging has arrived!

Clifford Packaging introduce Bottle Buddie, the new range of drop-in wine boxes set to revolutionise wine displays throughout the global retail industry.

Bottle Buddie is a unique corrugated packaging design and meets all RRP criteria including an integral handle for easy in-store handling, improves shopability and can be merchandised on shelf or on gondola ends.

Box design includes the latest perforation technology – which makes the box easy to open but, more importantly, passes all handling, transit and shipping requirements.

Design fits on all packing lines – either hand or automated case erecting.

Design available under licence in wine-producing countries – South Africa, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and USA can all be supplied under licence from an existing corrugated supplier

Our unique Bottle Buddie design has many benefits over other RRP solutions including:

  • Improves brand visibility and awareness in store
  • Can be displayed either 2 or 3 bottles facing consumer
  • Display on shelf or gondola end
  • Ideal for mixed case promotion i.e., 2 red, 2 white, 2 rose
  • Built in handle for consumer to carry home
  • Increased opportunity to sell wine in sixes (also available as a four bottle pack)
  • Cash and carry and collapsible options available
  • Can also be used for beers and spirits
  • Corrugated fully recyclable and compostable
Shelf Ready Packaging - Bottle Buddie
Shelf Ready Packaging - Bottle Buddie

UK Patent App. No. 0611008.4 EU Design Registration No. 000466024

South African Design Right App. No. A2007/00269. Australian Design Right App. No. 19035/2007. USA Patent Application Pending. All rights of Clifford Packaging Ltd.

Troofoods Case Study:

Clifford Packaging were approached by the founder of Troofoods Helenor Rodgers who was looking for a Self-Ready Packaging (SRP) solution for a product launch at Foods Matters Live at the Excel in London in November 2017.

The SRP box had to hold 12 x 350g of Pouched Granola, be a hand-erect box design which would be quick to assemble and reduce the need for taping the box shut along with being on a board grade that would withstand a full colour flood print.

The Clifford design team proposed a cost-effective design in a D flute material that included a tried and tested perforation profile which meets all retailer SRP criteria. The base construction is quick to erect and requires no tape. To keep costs to a minimum conventional flexo printing was chosen which meant it was easier to colour match to the Troofoods brand guidelines.

Both Mike and Helenor Rodgers (co-founders) were delighted with the end results; ‘amazing service and boxes looked amazing at the trade show’.

The picture shows Mike Rodgers with SRP boxes on display at Excel.

Shelf Ready Packaging - Eggs
Shelf Ready Packaging - Eggs
Shelf Ready Packaging - Eggs
Shelf Ready Packaging - Eggs

Some of the specialist projects that we have worked on.

Stationery packaging
Paksave range
Shelf Ready Packaging - Eurohook
Shelf Ready Packaging - Eurohook

Just a few of the projects that we have worked on.


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