Essentra are secondary packaging manufacturers, specialising in the Pharmaceutical and Beauty industry.

We print on a huge variety of materials to create innovative, practical and stand-out packaging for your products. We develop, design and make structural prototypes in-house to ensure a seamless, rapid service – even for short-run orders.

Solutions include intricate die cutting and blanking, offset printing with both UV and conventional inks, offline proofing facilities, computer-to-plate and processing technologies, specialist gluing solutions, printing on both sides of board, window-patched and wrap-around windows and specialist barrier packaging where a long shelf life is required.

Beauty Carton example
Healthcare carton example


  • Designs and prototypes developed in-house
  • Computer-to-plate and processing technologies
  • Carton and label/leaflet combination
  • Ability to service short runs


  • Print finishes - gloss, matt and soft-touch and glitter
  • Varnish finishes including matt, gloss, soft touch and glitter
  • Embossing and debossing - raised, sunken and in-combination with print/foil finishes
  • Hot and cold foiling - metallic, holographic and matt finishes
  • Laminate board - Metpol and PE
  • Braille
  • Window-patched and wrap-around windows registered to creases
  • Specialist barrier packaging where a long shelf life is necessary
  • Die cutting and blanking in different sizes
  • Micro-Perforations
  • Double-sided printing
  • Specialist gluing solutions - side seam, crash lock, four corner, flat (unglued)
  • 6-colour press printing, possible on cartons with a thickness of 0.08mm–1.1mm
  • Offset print process with both UV and conventional inks; UV and water-based coatings are also available


  • Seal-End / Skillet
  • Tuck-End
  • Pillow Pack
  • Sleeve
  • Presslock / Snaplock
  • Auto-Bottom / Crashlock
  • 4-Corner and 6-Corner
  • Lid & Base
  • Tamper Evident
  • Serialised
  • Authentication


All Tamper Evidence solutions meet European regulations for Tamper Evidence in line with the Falsified Medicines Directive. Essentra Packaging can apply several design techniques to cartons that always provide an irreversible visible indication. 

  • Anti-counterfeiting and authentication technology
  • Anti-theft labelling

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