Our Company

Company Information

Rockwell Solutions is a is a subsidiary of Sappi and based in Dundee, Scotland.
For many years, Rockwell was involved in standard printed packaging, a reasonably simple and generic product category. However, in the late 90’s, the focus turned to actually making a difference to the client – adding functionality, creating new options and possibilities. In other words, giving our clients the added value. Our focus now is almost completely on specialized packaging, and we service many household brands in the food industry. Recently, Rockwell Solutions has invested over £8 million and three years of research and development in the “Rockstar” product line to produce solvent-free lidding for the food packaging market. Seventy meters long, the new machine unit has revolutionized and enlarged the possibilities in production of peelable lidding film for all tray types. It enables heat sealable PET, aluminum and paper, solventless extrusion as well as multiplex laminates. Rockstar enables savings for Rockwell of more than £3m a year, which massively boosts the company’s assets and environmental credentials. By producing sealable lids without using solvent in the coating chemistry, Rockwell can expect raw material and energy savings of around £300,000 per month.


Management Philosophy

  • To provide our customers with innovative and responsive solutions through our world leading lidding-film technologies.
  • To provide challenges and opportunities to our employees, utilizing their skills and encouraging their creativity and individuality.
  • To identify the needs of the present and future, and to meet these needs by being flexible, agile, and dynamic.
  • To establish and fulfil the company's own environmental policy.
  • To manage our business from an international perspective and to develop a strong presence throughout the world.


Rockwell Solutions Ltd. became one of the first companies in the United Kingdom to achieve BRC certification. Still, we did not see this as the achievement of a goal. It was merely a stepping stone in the constant pursuit of excellence. Top quality is the foundation of our business partnerships. Therefore, we never stop improving our production and in-house-procedures. The latest computer controlled checking procedures serve to enhance meticulous manual checks, to make sure we always deliver what we promise. Quality. Service. Reliability. On time, every time.


Environmental Policy

  • Rockwell Solutions Ltd. is committed to environmental operations which foster a sustainable future and lead to improvements in the communities where we do business.
  • We will comply with local, state and federal environmental regulations and other applicable environmental requirements.
  • We will continue to look for ways to protect our natural resources by implementing programms and procedures to ensure a minimal impact. We will seek to prevent environmental impacts before they are created and reuse and recycle whenever possible. We strive to prevent releases to the atmosphere, land and water.
  • We will provide adequate resources, including personnel, to establish, document, implement and maintain environmental programms which will meet the objectives of this policy.
  • We will continually provide environmental training and information to employees and contractors to promote environmental awareness on the job.
  • We will communicate our environmental commitment and efforts to our customers, staff and community.
  • We will work continually to improve the effectiveness of our environmental management system, to enhance our environmental performance, and reduce any environmental impacts by setting timely measurable goals to reduce these impacts. Clear key-target (we already observed a progress here) has been to reduce the CO2 emission.

Our History


Company formation with a six colour OPP flexo printer for potato chip market


£5 million investment in 2002 in three new coaters


Replacement 70% of Competitor lidding in the UK market with in house made product. Recently grown to


In house coating recipe development and manufacture


£8 million investment in solventless extrusion technology


Rockwell Solutions becomes a member of a Sappi Group


Today, Rockwell Solutions is a manufacturer of solvent-based coated film for peelable lidding films for all applications and tray types. The Company was formed in 1971 producing crisp packets for companies such as Golden Wonder and Walkers Crisps. This was a very competitive market and in 1995 the decision was taken to develop more technical products.

Over the last 20 years, we have developed high technology lidding and barrier films. Sappi Rockwell has some 70% of the convenience food market lidding films in the UK. In 2014, a new solvent free extrusion and hotmelt coating machine “Rockstar” was installed at a cost of Euro 10 million.

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