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Welcome to the FMS Foils Group. The fundamental principles that drive our business; Quality, Service, Flexibility and Innovation, have allowed us to become the UK’s leading supplier of printed and laminated aluminium based products. We have over a hundred years of experience in our various markets and we are proud to be supplying the major brands in confectionery and dairy. Likewise in the carton board market we are well recognised by the leading carton printers and brand owners.

OUR MAIN CAPABILITIES INCLUDE

Two print sites  /  8+ colours gravure printing  /  2 side printing in-line and in register  /  flexo and digital printing, wax / adhesive lamination  /  solvent or water based inks and coatings  /  direct food contact inks, embossing, slitting, sheeting

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Markets

Confectionery foils

Confectionery Foils

The core of our business, with over 100 years of experience supplying the confectionery market. We’ve continued to invest in printing technologies and equipment to make sure we can continue to offer excellent quality and flexibility to our customers.

Main uses:

Single chocolate wraps, figurines and pralines, biscuits, coin foil, chewing gum blister, heat seal bar wrap, advent foil.

Benefits:

  • Barrier
  • Prestigious look and feel to the product
  • Excellent folding properties and dead fold
  • Environmentally friendly and recyclable
  • Multiple embossing designs

FMS Capabilities:

  • 8+ colour gravure printing, 6.5mic – 75mic
  • Printing surface and reverse in register
  • Specially formulated slip coatings for improved runability
  • Heat seal, cold seal, ovenable and direct food contact coatings
  • Environmentally friendly inks and lacquers
  • Specialist knowledge on aluminium alloy and hardness
  • High stock holding
  • Sheeted, reel fed, embossed

Example structures:

  • Print / primer / alu
  • Print / alu / heat seal
  • Print / primer / alu / print / varnish
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Confectionery twist

Confectionery Twist

In confectionery, where there is printed aluminium, in most cases there are also printed twist films and papers. We can offer them all.

Main uses:

Single chocolate wraps, candy, mints, chocolate truffle balls.

Benefits:

  • Barrier
  • Prestigious look
  • Excellent twist retention
  • Strip metalised twist films replacing alu strip

FMS Capabilities:

  • 8+ colour gravure printing
  • Printing surface and reverse in register
  • Specially formulated slip coatings for improved runability
  • Direct food contact coatings
  • Environmentally friendly inks and lacquers
  • Specialist knowledge in various twist films and papers

Example structures:

  • Print / primer / metalised side / cello
  • Print / twist paper
  • Wax / print / twist paper
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Confectionery laminates

Confectionery Laminates

With the group specialising in aluminium, confectionery laminates are a key area of our business and we are proud that so much luxury chocolate is packed in our laminates.

Main uses:

Chocolate bar wraps, wafer biscuits, mints and chewing gum.

Benefits:

  • Excellent folding properties and dead fold
  • Buried print
  • High barrier and ability to retain aromas
  • Superior lamination bonds
  • Complex embossing
  • Product stability on high speed packing lines
  • Prestigious look and feel to the product
  • Production efficiencies through removal of outer sleeves
  • Recyclable options through direct metalised paper or Eco-M / Eco-H / Eco-P

FMS Capabilities:

  • 8+ colour gravure printing
  • Printing surface and reverse in register
  • Water based PVA / Solvent / Wax / PE adhesives
  • Specially formulated slip coatings for improved runability
  • Heat seal, cold seal, ovenable and direct food contact coatings
  • Environmentally friendly inks and lacquers
  • Sheeted, reel fed, embossed

Example structures:

  • Print / alu / PVA / paper
  • Slip coating / alu / wax / paper
  • Print / alu / wax / paper / wax
  • BOPP / primer / print / alu
  • Cellophane / print / wax / alu
  • Print / metalised paper
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Dairy laminates and foils

Dairy laminates & foils

With gravure printing, lamination and embossing all on site, FMS provides the perfect partner for the dairy market.

Main uses:

Block butter and margarine, paper lidding, soft cheese packaging, foil lidding, waxed paper wraps.

Benefits:

  • Excellent gravure print
  • High barrier and freshness
  • Superior lamination and sealing bonds
  • Embossing to enhance design, improve line efficiencies and help separation
  • Natural greaseproof papers
  • Excellent folding properties

FMS Capabilities:

  • 8+ colour gravure printing
  • Printing surface and reverse in register
  • Water based PVA / Solvent / Wax / PE adhesives
  • Specially formulated slip coatings for improved runability
  • Heat seal, direct food contact and waxed based coatings
  • Environmentally friendly inks and lacquers
  • Sheeted, reel fed, embossed

Example structures:

  • Print / alu / PVA / paper
  • Print / alu / wax / paper
  • Print / PET / paper / PET / heat seal
  • Print / primer / alu / heat seal
  • Lube / print / alu
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Household foils, Catering foils, Hair foils

Household foils, Catering foils, Hair foils

Over recent years, FMS has invested in equipment and technologies with the aim of becoming a specialist supplier to these markets.

Main uses:

Non stick foil, non stick foil parchment paper, waxed papers, foil laminates
Hair foil.

Benefits:

  • Excellent non stick properties
  • Good heat retention when used as parcels
  • Embossing to enhance non stick and ream separations
  • Natural greaseproof papers
  • Silicon and non silicon based products

Hair foil benefits:

  • Soft alloys giving a malleable product
  • Special lacquers to resist chemicals associated with hair colouring
  • Various widths, lengths, and core size available

FMS Capabilities:

  • Water based PVA / Solvent / Wax / PE adhesives
  • Specially formulated non stick coatings
  • Direct food contact and waxed based coatings
  • Environmentally friendly inks and lacquers
  • Sheeted, reel fed, embossed

Example structures:

  • Alu / non stick coating
  • Alu / adhesive/ siliconised paper
  • Wax / Print / paper
  • Print / alu
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Luxury board laminates

Luxury laminates

Our board laminate range starts at around 180gsm (see printed laminates for thinner substrates) and with the option of multiple layers, there isn’t much we can’t offer. Our house range, SATURN, consists of Metalised, Holographic, Aluminium and Coloured finishes, all of which will enhance your brand and give greater shelf presence.

Main uses:

Drinks, Pharma, Cosmetics, Confectionery, High end packaging, Tobacco, Vaper, food service.

Benefits:

  • High shelf presence
  • Luxury look and feel
  • High barrier options available
  • Laminates work well with embossing and foil stamping
  • Laminates run problem free on high speed print and packing lines
  • Direct food contact
  • SATURN stock range available in B1
  • Biodegradable / Recyclable – SATURN Eco-M and Eco-H – film free transfer lamination available

FMS Capabilities:

  • In house gravure printing / ink mixing / NC lacquers
  • Water based PVA / Solvent / Wax / PE adhesives
  • Various holographic patterns available
  • Direct food contact coloured boards
  • Soft touch / high gloss finishes available
  • Environmentally friendly inks and lacquers
  • Sheeted, reel fed, embossed

Example structures:

  • MPET / PVA / board
  • Holo PET / PVA / board
  • Emboss / Alu foil / Wax / board
  • Metallic layer / PVA / board (recyclable)
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Dried food

Dried food

With our expertise and knowledge in both barrier coatings and base materials, dried food products offers excellent growth opportunities for our group.

Main uses:

Stock cubes, frozen food and ice cream

Benefits:

  • Excellent print quality
  • Good folding properties
  • High barrier available
  • Unsupported aluminium or laminates
  • Cold seal applications

FMS Capabilities:

  • In house gravure printing / ink mixing / NC lacquers
  • Water based PVA / Solvent / Wax / PE adhesives
  • Direct food contact inks
  • Environmentally friendly inks and lacquers
  • Sheeted, reel fed, embossed

Example structures:

  • Emboss / print / alu / PVA / paper
  • Print/ Met films / cold seal
  • Emboss / Print / alu
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Printed tissue / Paper laminates

Printed tissue / Paper laminates

Have your choice of Gravure, Flexo and Digital.

Main uses:

Luxury retail gift tissue, food service, bakery, gift wrap, box wrapping, foil lined bags.

Benefits:

  • Excellent print quality
  • Multiple print applications
  • Reduced origination
  • Good folding properties
  • High barrier available
  • Cold seal applications

FMS Capabilities:

  • 8+ colour gravure printing 18gsm – 150gsm papers
  • Printing surface and reverse in register
  • Specially formulated slip coatings for improved runability
  • Heat seal, cold seal and direct food contact coatings
  • Environmentally friendly inks and lacquers
  • High stock holding
  • Sheeted, reel fed, embossed

Example structures:

  • Print / alu / PVA / paper
  • Print / tissue
  • Print/ paper / alu / heat seal
  • Emboss / Print / alu / paper
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Coffee and Tea

Coffee and Tea

Our core raw materials of aluminium and paper have given FMS the knowledge to offer superior products in these markets.

Main uses:

Coffee lidding and pouches. Tea and sugar sachets.

Benefits:

  • Gravure and Flexo print options
  • High barrier available
  • Unsupported aluminium or laminates
  • Cold seal and heat seal applications
  • Bespoke and stock embossing's available

FMS Capabilities:

  • 8+ colour gravure printing, 6.5mic unsupported aluminium – 150gsm laminates
  • Printing surface and reverse in register
  • Specially formulated slip coatings for improved runability
  • Heat seal, cold seal and direct food contact coatings
  • Environmentally friendly inks and lacquers
  • Sheeted, reel fed, embossed

Example structures:

  • Emboss / print / alu / PVA / paper / heat seal
  • Emboss / alu / heat seal
  • Print / paper / heat seal
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Home, Personal Care, Pharmaceuticals

Home, Personal Care, Pharmaceuticals

This sector encompasses many of the groups’ resources and we plan to invest further to become well known in this market.

Main uses:

Soap wraps, pharmaceutical outer and inner wraps, blister foils and laminates, sachets, lidding.

Benefits:

  • Excellent print quality
  • High barrier available
  • Unsupported aluminium or laminates
  • Wax coatings
  • Cold seal and heat seal applications

FMS Capabilities:

  • 8+ colour gravure printing, 6.5mic unsupported aluminium – 150gsm laminates
  • Printing surface and reverse in register
  • Water based PVA / Solvent / Wax / PE adhesives
  • Specially formulated slip coatings for improved runability
  • Heat seal, cold seal, ovenable and direct food contact coatings
  • Environmentally friendly inks and lacquers
  • Sheeted, reel fed, embossed

Example structures:

  • Wax / print / paper
  • Emboss / print / alu / PVA / paper
  • Print / paper / PVA / alu / heat seal
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Recyclable and Compostable substrates

Recyclable and Compostable substrates

FMS continues to put the environment as a key area of our CSR strategy. In recent years we have looked at ways of reducing our carbon footprint in terms of our manufacturing process; the introduction of solar panels and water based inks have made huge inroads. We also continually look at how we can make our products environmentally friendly and we are fortunate that in a lot of cases we can offer recyclable, compostable and bio-degradable solutions.

Main uses:

Decorative cartons, confectionery foils, confectionery twist, dairy, coffee & tea

Benefits:

  • Recyclable / Compostable / Bio-degradable
  • Excellent print quality
  • Eye catching shelf presence

FMS Capabilities:

  • In house gravure printing / ink mixing / NC lacquers
  • Water based PVA / Solvent / Wax / PE adhesives
  • Direct food contact inks
  • Environmentally friendly inks and lacquers
  • Sheeted, reel fed, embossed

Example structures:

  • Print / Alu foil
  • Print / Natureflex
  • Print/ Twist film
  • Print / Paper
  • Eco-M / Carton board (transfer metalised board)
  • Eco-H / Paper (transfer holographic paper)
  • Eco-N / Carton board (Home compostable)
  • Eco-R / Carton board (recycled materials)
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Industrial laminates and Susceptor

Industrial laminates and Susceptor

FMS continues to expand it’s product offering. The group has invested in resources in order to compete in these various sectors.

Main uses:

PIR thermal insulation, susceptor, non-woven laminates, vacuum insulation panels, stucco foil, printed board laminates.

Benefits:

  • Excellent print and lamination quality
  • High barrier available
  • Excellent knowledge and support

FMS Capabilities:

  • In house gravure printing / ink mixing / NC lacquers
  • Water based PVA / Solvent / Wax / PE adhesives
  • Direct food contact inks
  • Environmentally friendly inks and lacquers
  • Sheeted, reel fed, embossed

Example structures:

  • Emboss / alu
  • Print / board
  • Susceptor / paper or board
  • Print / alu / paper
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Meet the Team

News

Click here to see a video of our latest print press - the NXS 300!

Staff Introduction and upgrade to QC Laboratory

21st June 2018

Over the past 12 months we have recruited in various departments, one being in our QC department. Abbie-Jade Sutherland joined us at the back end of 2017 as QC technician and has made a real impact to our business getting involved in both customer and supplier audits as well as supporting Martin Anderson with our […]

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Aluminium Foil Prices

15th June 2018

Since my latest update, I’m pleased to say we have seen some price stability with aluminium prices, however this stability is at a 6% increase from the beginning of the year. This increase, coupled with extended mill lead times makes it a challenging but interesting market. If you would like to have our monthly price […]

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Contact & Enquiries

TEL: +44 1702 463566

FAX: +44 1702 616954

EMAIL: info@fmsfoils.co.uk

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Address:

The Forum / Coopers Way / Temple Farm Industrial Estate / Southend-on-Sea / Essex / SS2 5TE

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Head office and main production facilities

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The Forum / Coopers Way / Temple Farm Industrial Estate / Southend-on-Sea / Essex / SS2 5TE

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Secondary gravure print site

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The Wheelwrights / Temple Farm Industrial Estate / Southend / Essex / SS2 5RD

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Raw material warehousing

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The Wheelwrights / Temple Farm Industrial Estate / Southend / Essex / SS2 5RD

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Board lamination and sheeting division

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