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Polythene Packaging is Our Business

Mailing and Courier Packaging

Our courier, mailing bags and postal packaging is used by the market leaders to securely transport goods worldwide. We supply millions of courier and mailing bags every year to our prestigious clients. 

Security Packaging

We are one of the market leaders in the supply of our secure tamper evident packaging to UK police forces, forensic labs, major cash in transit companies and examination bodies throughout the world. 

Retail Packaging

Retail Packaging

Our retail, e-commerce and point of sale packaging is trusted by top brands to reinforce their image and create great first impressions. We’ve supplied millions of bags to the industry and continually exceed customers expectations. 

Protective Packaging

Protective Packaging

Our protective packaging provides a robust yet important solution to one of our biggest markets. We supply a wide range of products, designed to protect items from getting damaged and broken. 

“We at Initial Packaging pride ourselves at creating a truly unique and tailored experience to you. Using the most innovative technology, we can create bespoke solution to suit any size of organisation or business. Contact us today to see how we can create packaging to take you to the next level.”
Rob Croft
Managing Director

Why Initial?

Established in 1983, Initial Packaging is one of Europe’s largest polythene packaging suppliers. We supply over 50 million polythene products a month to businesses both large and small. We have established ourselves as the go-to solution for polythene packaging and can provide unique and innovative solutions to any type of business.

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Our core markets are Security, Cash in Transit, Mail Order, Mailing and Retail.  In all these markets we are committed to offering polythene as a viable solution to other traditional materials. Working closely with our customers, understanding the next process and how the bags will be used we configuring our films to suit those needs. Initial prides itself on innovation and product development.  For example, our Resource Efficient Material range which gives our customers materials which maintain the strength characteristics required but using less polythene in one year, these materials delivered a 100-tonne reduction for one customer alone. These factors combined with the environmental benefits enabled Initial to develop our partnerships with our clients. Our films are created from high-quality resins into tailored technical specifications choices include multi-layered co-ex films, single layer mono films with matt, smooth and gloss finishes and environmental options available. Our technical team review each order to ensure the film we use to suit our customers’ needs perfectly. In line with our commitment to the environment, all our films are fully recyclable and all manufacturing waste is recycled and reprocessed as part of the extrusion process.



Initial can print up to 16 Colours, reinforcing your brand image and improving your customers’ experience by providing beautifully printed eye-catching designs with product information and barcode detail reducing the need for addition labels or stickers. Each design requirement is assessed through our new product meetings to ensure the finished goods are produced to specification throughout each department effectively and efficiently and all technical issues are agreed from the beginning of each project. Design work can be received via a variety of formats including hard copy or in various software packages. We offer full technical support to customers and/or external agencies to ensure all new designs are created to achieve the best possible results. Additional features which can include all barcode symbologies and other unique features. 



Initial are one of the largest independent converters of polythene packaging within the United Kingdom, and is a credible alternative to the large groups within the flexible packaging market sector. Current capacity in excess of 1 billion bags per annum, 500 million bags will be provided to our customers in 2017, RFID tags, high-level security and pre-applied labels can be applied in line. Millions of our polythene bags are used to protect goods, cash and valuables available with a security seal, permanent adhesives and re-sealable closures all available to ensure their contents safe and secure. All bags are fully recyclable and manufacturing waste from our bag conversion process is recycled and reprocessed in-house to help us keep our commitment to the environment. 


Initial Packaging prides itself on innovative manufacturing and service solutions. Our clients continue to benefit from our proactive and enthusiastic approach to product development. From concept through to the manufacture of the finished product, we can manage it all. Using your brand image we can design packaging that will help transport and promote your products safely and where applicable, help you stand out from the crowd. By working with the latest in material technology we create lightweight whilst also durable packaging solutions that offer maximum protection for transported goods.


Polythene packaging that doesn’t cost the earth. Several simple properties have made polythene packaging invaluable for processing, protecting, storing, transporting, and preserving products. Maximum protection with minimum material. Polythene is lighter and less bulky than other packaging and requires less fuel to transport than any other packaging material. Transparent polythene packaging allows contents to be seen without handling reducing damage. With several options for Tamper Evident seals giving added protection and security. Polythene contains no toxic heavy metals or plasticisers, it is made up of the same elements as wood and natural fibres carbon and hydrogen. After being used in the economic circuit and recycled several times it can be recovered for its calorie content in incineration plants. It does not pollute ground water and services as fuel does when wastes are burnt.


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Initial Packaging can fulfil virtually any size contract to suit your needs. We can offer the most bespoke and innovative service you are after. With a dedicated team to help you realise and fulfil your packaging requirements, you can rest assured that we will provide a bespoke yet fulfilling serve at the most competitive prices. Speak to us to see how we can help you achieve your prfered packaging solution.

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Our security products are some of the market leaders in security packaging. Our security products are made to a ‘platinum’ standard with a tamper evident closure and a tear off receipt whilst being constructed with the strongest, most durable polythene. Our security products are the market leaders in the UK and we continually innovate to combat potential rising threats.

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Initial have continued to deliver ground breaking products, innovations and improved services such as on line ordering and meeting customers high service level standards. As a business we concentrate on reinventing our offering to the market and setting new standards and streamlined processes, and always delivering added value. Our commitment to the ISO9001 standard highlights our continuing dedication to quality and customer service.


“I have nothing but positive comments regarding products, production and shipping time as well as customer services. I would fully recommend Initial Packaging to anyone.”
“Initials Flexibility and approach to customer service is very attractive and gives them an edge over their rivals”
“Customer service is excellent, wish all my suppliers were as helpful!”
“All staff have always acted with integrity, a competent can do attitude and have gone the extra mile to provide soluitons to sometimes complex situations.”