Packaging In a Time of Change

Our customers are experiencing a period of innovation supporting the need for sustainability and operation efficiencies.

Whether food wrapping to improve product shelf-life or to protect goods for shipping and logistics, materials science developments in the types of packaging used can improve end-product lifecycles without compromising on properties such as mechanical performance or waterproofing.

With over 170,000 advanced materials available, the team here at Goodfellow offers you support for your product customization needs and requirements.

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Spotlight on Polymers

We are seeing the increased demand and use of innovative films, particularly for food packaging.

Whether you are using gas-tight packaging that can be combined with modified atmospheric packaging (MAP), or high-density polyethylene for crates and shipping materials and more, the packaging sector has a remarkably diverse range of materials needs, both in terms of the specific properties of the materials and the length scales upon which the materials need to be manufactured.

Typical relevant materials and forms include polymers, such as high-density polyethylene for crates and shipping materials, low-density versions for food packaging, metals for shipping structures and food containers, and recyclable materials such as cardboard.

Our expert Technical Solutions team of Scientists and Engineers can customize products to your specific needs.


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Our Product Range

At Goodfellow, we offer a comprehensive range of high-purity materials relevant to your applications, including:

  • Polylactic Acid (PLA) Films
  • Polypropylene (PP) Films and Sheets
  • Cellulose Acetate (CA) Films and Sheets
  • Polyethylene (PE) Films and Sheets
  • Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) 
  • High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
  • Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
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Sustainability with our Green Innovation

With increasing environmental pressures, product innovation is crucial.

We now have a range of Green technology or products for sustainable purposes. Examples include our range of polyhydroxybutyrate biopolymer (PHB), a type of polyhydroxyalkanoate, or cellulose acetate films and sheets with their flexible, transparent, and non-toxic properties manufactured from plant cellulose as a replacement for polymer in food packaging.

The team here at Goodfellow is supporting customers to accelerate the development of new sustainable innovations, after all, it's as important to you as it is to us.

Your Solutions for Heavy Duty Packaging

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For logistics applications, we offer a range of polymers and metals that are suitable for heavy-duty transportation and packaging. Whether you need aluminum and steel alloys that are designed to be lighter weight or you need the inclusion of vanadium in steel or aluminum to produce ultra-high strength alloys over standard steels, these carefully crafted alloys also offer excellent durability, corrosion resistance, and longevity.

Applications requiring polymers can include several formulations for polypropylene to create materials that are either more rigid or flexible.

Find out how we can support your specific requirement today.

Why Goodfellow?

  • No minimum order
  • Over 170,000 advanced materials: in one place, one of the largest range available globally
  • Materials selection, customization and development: from custom parts for prototyping through to production, and full product modification
  • Product services: machining/cutting services, rolling and metal foil production, analytical services to custom wire manufacturing, and more, we offer a full range of services to meet your needs
  • Free and fast delivery: Worldwide shipping and custom clearance, to your door. All orders are dispatched within 48 hours
  • Commercial arrangements: from call off orders, buffer stock, fixed and contract pricing and discounts for increased volumes, and more, with product traceability and compliance documentation
  • We help you innovate into the future.

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Tassou, S. A., & Ge, Y. T. (2009). Food transport refrigeration – Approaches to reduce energy consumption and environmental impacts of road transport. Applied Thermal Engineering, 29(8–9), 1467–1477. 

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Hekkert, M. P., Joosten, L. A. J., & Worrell, E. (2000). Reduction of CO2 emissions by improved management of material and product use : the case of transport packaging. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 30, 1–27. 

Mangaraj, S., & Goswami, T. K. (2009). Modified Atmosphere Packaging of Fruits and Vegetables for Extending Shelf-Life : A Review. Fresh Produce, 3(1), 1–33. 

About Goodfellow

For over 75 years, we've been your trusted partner in scientific advancement, supporting researchers and businesses globally with high-quality advanced materials.

Our comprehensive catalog features over 170,000 speciality materials, forms and components, which are available from small research quantities to larger production requirements. We offer you fast dispatch and complimentary global delivery, ensuring an exceptional customer experience.