History of Skymark

Skymark was established in 1987 by its current directors to provide innovative packaging solutions to diverse markets, focusing on "just in time" solutions for its customer base.

Skymark has grown to become one of the leading independent manufacturers of flexible packaging across Europe. Skymark’s growth has been firmly rooted in its continuous programme of investment in human resources, strategic expansion, modern equipment and innovative materials capable of meeting the changing needs of its customers. This has enabled the company to build an enviable reputation within its primary markets.

Skymark is now operating out of two sites, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, acquired from Huntsman Corporation (USA) in 1998 and Ilkeston, Derbyshire, acquired from McGregor Rutland Limited in 2000.  Skymark extrudes a variety of LD, MD, LLDPE, HD, PP and Metallocene blends to produce speciality mono and co-extruded blown film structures, 5-layer co-extruded cast speciality films of up to 2.4 metres wide, which utilise both embossed and flat cast production capabilities, cast embossed polyethylene back-sheets for the hygiene and personal care markets and flat cast PP films for the bakery and produce markets.  We also produce a range of specialist structures such as SKYAIR Breathable films and vinyl glove films for the medical market.   Our latest successful development is SKYLENE Cast PP, following a significant investment in this technology in 2012.

With four printing presses based at our Scunthorpe site, our combined print output is over 45 million meters a month on a range of substrates including PE, OPP, Laminates and Paper. Utilising the very latest in flexographic print technology we have capability for printing up to 10 colours. Skymark has one of the most extensive ranges of print capability in the industry.

Skymark is also developing the revolutionary new EB curing flexo press process which embraces the very latest ink-to-plate technology. As the market for gravure quality  printed flexo continues to expand and markets become more sophisticated, Skymark will continue to respond positively to these developments with fresh ideas, more advanced technology and an unwavering determination to succeed.