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RPC completes construction on purpose-built foam modelling studio

UK-based packaging company RPC Group has completed the construction of its foam-modelling studio in Rushden, Northamptonshire.

The studio will allow the company's designers to quickly make mock-ups of packs in order to test and modify them before release.

The new studio in Rushden has been making 3D printed models for some time, but printing costs and time needed in creating suitable CAD data, can make the process time-consuming and costly.

The foam modelling studio is claimed to be particularly helpful for the company, as it can provide customers with a chance to alter their packs’ proportions and ergonomics before committing to certain models.

This can result in an effective and easy-to-use solution that can enhance brand image in the long run for most businesses, as per the company.

RPC Group Design Manager Brian Lodge said: "We realised there was a step missing in which we needed to produce 3D models quickly and easily, test them in-use, and modify them until we were satisfied.”

“It's a lot more difficult to work sculpturally on a screen than it is in the round, where designers can resolve difficult areas of pack design before converting them to digital data."

In July this year, the company had opened its new production hall at Bramlage Velky Meder in Slovakia to support is operations across eastern and southern Europe.

Recently, the company launched a new series of PET bottles suitable for all types of sauces, condiments and toppings, under its Mercury range.

As per the company, the Mercury range integrates high shelf impact with convenience to the consumer. The bottles have a curved design and being clear like glass offers an easy way for consumers for storing items at home.


Image: RPC Group opens new foam modelling facility in the UK. Photo: Courtesy of RPC Group Plc.