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FMS Foil Group = Frith's Flexible Packaging, Macleans Foils & S.F.Williams

About Us

FMS Foils Group Ltd

FMS foils group is a leading UK supplier of confectionery foils and laminated carton board. In 2015 after 125 years of decorative foil print and packaging the group was rebranded from A.M Holdings Ltd to the current FMS foils group which reflects the names of the founding group companies. The rebrand is in part to celebrate our achievement but by having one distinct brand will help us grow into new markets abroad. It also brings together the various companies synergies which will only give a better customer experience. Our group is proud to supply global brands across our confectionery, dairy and carton markets. We also enjoy supporting emerging and start up businesses who look to us in order to help enhance their product, whether it’s a printed wrap or a holographic laminate for their cartons.

Meet the Team

Products

Our group supply into a variety of market sectors. Confectionery foil and dairy laminates are key food sectors whereas laminated metalised and holographic carton board lead the way in our luxury drinks, pharmaceutical and multi-media markets.

Paper Laminates

Our paper laminates can be split into 3 market sectors.

Dairy: We supply a large amount of printed butter wrap into both the UK and Europe. We offer a multitude of different substrates, our most popular being a waxed based foil laminate, followed by a wet bond adhesive and then a PE substrate. We can also offer high barrier laminates normally consisting of multiple layers. Predominately we supply reels but when required we can also supply cut sheets.

Confectionery: Printed foil paper laminates can really enhance your product and give it the excellent barrier protection required. We can supply a 7 colour gravure print or even just a slip coating depending on your specification.

Decorative: The uses of our decorative paper laminate are endless. Our material is used for box wrapping, wrapping paper, wallpaper, multi-media slip cases and even cakeboards. We have various finishes including holographic, metalised colours, soft touch, coloured aluminium and brushed foil.

We have an excellent supplier base and purchase competitively from well renowned mills. Sappi. Billerud-korsnas and Pfleider are just a few to mention. Our day to day substrates include greaseproof, MG bleached kraft, gloss and silk art paper.

Board Laminates

Our board laminates are printed on by a number of carton printers across the UK and Europe and are fully print receptive. We offer an excellent service at a competitive price. Our laminates range from 180gsm up to 600gsm and we use various substrates from fully recycled WLC to virgin fibre folding box boards and SBS grades. We are proud to work with some of the largest mills including, CMPC, Metsa board and Iggesund. Our laminates can really give your brand shelf presence and therefore gives you a competitive edge. A few of our most popular laminates include Holographic, Silver Gloss, Matt Metpol and coloured films. We can offer bespoke colouring subject to a MOQ. We also offer a stock range where our smaller customers can enjoy purchasing in lower quantities with quick turnarounds. Please click here to see our stock range. As well as FSC we can also offer our greener laminates which can be classed as either bio-compostable or recyclable.

For further information on all our products please contact our sales team who are always happy to help.

Confectionary Foil

Confectionery foil is predominately used from wrapping single chocolates and small bars, it gives both a barrier but also a prestigious look and feel to the product. In house we can apply from a single coating up to 7 colours flexographic or gravure. Depending on your end use we would recommend an unsupported micron range of between 8micron and 50micron. Various applications are available, for example, slip coatings, heat seal and silicon finishes.

Finishing and Embossing

We appreciate our customers have different requirements and therefore we gear our business to be as flexible as possible. We can offer various finishes to our products as detailed below:

Reel slitting: 50mm – 305mm cores with various ODs and weights
Sheet to register on net aluminium, paper and board laminates
Guillotining and sheeting up to 1400mm

To add another dimension we can also grain or emboss our products. This gives the product a dimensional look (textured finished), a unique feel and helps run ability on packing lines. We offer various patterns and bespoke patterns can easily be designed and manufactured.

For further information on all our products please
contact our sales team who are always happy to help

Click here to view our
Product Matrix

Developments

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Waxed Paper

9th December 2015

FMS to grow it’s waxed paper portfolio during 2016. Through our butter market we supply a lot of wax paper laminate but we can also supply products which require a one sided coating of wax.

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Metalised Transfers

9th December 2015

FMS to grow it’s transfer metalised range for 2016. Whilst we have introduced biodegradable and compostable products over the last few years; we still see demand for fully recyclable laminates. This will take the form of metalised and holographic laminates. For more information on this please contact our sales team.

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Siliconised products

9th December 2015

FMS to launch Siliconised products for 2016. Primarily this will be for unsupported aluminium but then once this is established in the market place we will roll it out to other base materials. For more information on this please contact our sales team.

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Dufex

During 2013 we acquired Dufex Foils which is a unique concept and is based around our foil laminate. If you are looking to innovate your packaging and require a special effect then this product is for you.

To discuss further please contact us on 01707 377650

Accreditation

As a group we are very proud of our accreditations and we work hard to maintain these standards whilst pushing for higher recognition.

FMS hold BRC / IOP Global Standard for packaging and packaging materials – Supplying Food Packaging Materials for Retailer Branded Products. We also operate a quality management system which complies with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 and hold the FSC standard for chain of custody certification.

Environment

We adopt a responsible approach towards the management of our operational activities and endeavour to limit our impact on the environment wherever possible. The Group recognises the importance of environmental management as a key business objective. The following specific objectives form the basis of the Corporate Environmental Policy:

All of the Company's operating will meet or surpass all relevant local, national, European regulations.

The Company will economically dispose of its waste materials, recycling wherever possible, in a responsible manner in accordance with the best practical environmental option.

The Company will render unusable any substandard trademarked materials through a destructive process in accordance with requirements of the BRC/IOP Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials.

The Company will maintain effective communications with all its main suppliers and customers to assist in minimising the overall environmental impact of the industry sector within which it operates.

The Company will endeavour to be an environmentally responsible neighbour.

The Company will actively co-operate with and assist to the best of its ability the appointed offices of Regulatory Authorities in the exercise of their proper duties.

The Company will provide training and support to its employees to enable them to implement and contribute positively to its policy of continuous improvement in environmental matters.

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News

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Frith’s wins Mars Quality Focus Initiative Award

18th July 2016

In May this year Frith’s Flexible Packaging, part of the FMS Foils Group, won a Mars Quality Focus Initiative Award for perfect performance.

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FMS launches new website

4th January 2016

We will continue to update the site so please re visit for new developments and our latest news.

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New livery to transport fleet

26th September 2015

During 2016 we are adding our new livery to our fleet of vehicles. This will hopefully help to enhance the brand.

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Contact & Enquiries

TEL: +44 1702 463566

FAX: +44 1702 616954

EMAIL: info@fmsfoils.co.uk

Alternatively you can use the form below to get in touch with us

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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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WIP and additional warehousing

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Address:

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

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Raw material warehousing

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Address:

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

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Board lamination and sheeting division

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