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Welcome to Carolex

CAROLEX is a leading producer of engineered thermoplastic packaging based in the west of France.

Our core focus is on the production of high-quality packaging for the medical, pharmaceutical, food and specialist retail sectors.

We sell our products throughout Europe and beyond, with a high export rate to a growing customer base.

Carolex is a wholly owned subsidiary of epsotech, Europe’s leading supplier of engineered polymer sheets.

Carolex is located in the west of France and close to all major roads to central Europe.

ABOUT US

Based in the west of France in Longué-Jumelles, in the Pays de la Loire region, CAROLEX is a leading producer of engineered thermoplastic packaging.

Unique to us is a wide range of specialist products, a high standard of quality and supply chain auditing. We are proud to have a highly motivated team who deliver best-in-class service to our customers.

Wide range

Carolex has developed a reputation in the packaging industry for supplying a wide range of high grade materials, using specifically developed formulations for demanding performance, for various thermoforming and packaging applications.

Quality

Central to our activities is our Total Quality Management system. Our facility is ISO 9001: 2015 certified, specialising in PET formulations for packaging, with BRC/IoP certified processes and many standards available per product.

Service

With a clear understanding of the requirements of the specialist packaging industry, our team is focused to deliver the exact requirement with the highest standards of service to our customers.

 

Marketplaces and applications tailored to meet the most demanding needs

Offering outstanding physical characteristics and mechanical behaviour, all our products are extruded to the highest quality assurance standards and designed to provide safe, hygienic and durable solutions.

Carolex products are manufactured in a wide range of polymer grades, including PETG, APET and PS. These materials are easily processed and among the most recyclable plastic products available.

Our products are chlorine, phthalate and BPA free

Medical Packaging

The Carolex MDL range is specially developed for high security medical packaging.

Suitable for gamma/e-beam and gas sterilisation techniques, this range of materials offers a reliable and safe solution for surgical packaging.

In the medical industry, Carolex supplies sheet and film materials that meet the very stringent demands for hygiene and safety. Our manufacturing facility is certified according to the BRC/IoP hygiene standard.

We have capability for production in a dust-free climate controlled environment, where medical materials are manufactured and packaged according to sterile room requirements.

Special identification labels allow the medical materials to be traced throughout the production process, including raw material lot numbers, and with the option of adding customer specific references to these labels.

All relevant certification can, of course, be made available on request, and Carolex is fully compliant with its customers’ supplier audit requirements.

Talk to our specialists
 We’re Here To Help

Olivier Brun
+33 241 526182
olivier.brun@carolex.fr

Pharmaceutical Packaging

Carolex pharmaceutical packaging is suitable for higher volumes of form-fill-and-seal non-surgical packaging.

Most common applications are trays and blisters, clamshells and tubs.

Suitable for gamma/plasma/e-beam and gas sterilisation techniques, this range of materials offers a reliable and safe solution for pharmaceutical packaging. In the pharma industry, Carolex supplies sheet and film materials that meet the very stringent demands for hygiene and safety. Our manufacturing facility is certified according to the BRC/IoP hygiene standard.

We have capability for production in a dust-free climate controlled environment, where pharma materials are manufactured and packaged according to BRC/IoP requirements.
Special identification labels allow the medical materials to be traced throughout the production process, including raw material lot numbers, and with the option of adding customer specific references to these labels.

All relevant certification can, of course, be made available on request, and Carolex is fully compliant with its customers’ supplier audit requirements.

Talk to our specialists
 We’re Here To Help

Olivier Brun
+33 241 526182
olivier.brun@carolex.fr

Cosmetic packaging

The Carolex product range has been developed to meet the very specific demands of the premium beauty and luxury packaging markets.

Available in a variety of transparent, tinted or decorated finishes, Carolex films not only look good but are manufactured with a high level of durability, to help withstand the impacts of transportation, store display and logistics systems in manufacturing facilities.

Carolex products are the preferred packaging choice for the cosmetic industry. For customers looking for something different or requiring an environmentally friendly solution, we have the tools and expertise to help develop new and innovative materials suited to their requirements.

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Sales Team
+33 241 526182
sales@carolex.fr

Food packaging

Carolex manufactures a wide range of sheet materials specifically for the food industry.

Our range of Carolex products offers excellent properties suited to food packaging, including ease of processing, excellent transparency, high rigidity and outstanding chemical inertia.

These materials are all recyclable and can be made of food-certified recycled material for environmentally conscious solutions. As well as the standard range of products, Carolex food packaging materials can be custom-made to suit individual requirements.

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Sales Team
+33 241 526182
sales@carolex.fr

Other applications

In addition to our main markets,

we produce materials for handling trays and non-PET packagingas well as a range of HIPS and styrene-butadiene block copolymers for use in specific packaging markets with different requirements.

Carolex also supplies handling trays for multiple applications. An ever-increasing demand for handling trays comes from increased manufacturing automation and supply chain optimisation, where products are shipped down the supply chain in re-useable bespoke transit trays.

We, and the wider epsotech group, have tray solutions for every industry.

Talk to our specialists
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Sales Team
+33 241 526182
sales@carolex.fr

OUR KEY PRODUCTS

Medical Packaging

APPLICATION MAIN FEATURES
Trays

Good processing characteristics

Excellent control of external anti-block deposit by direct application or additive migration

Excellent transparency, not susceptible to crystallisation

High rigidity

Good mechanical resistance

Suitable for sterilisation by radiation or ethylene oxide

Dust-free production, high level of traceability

Compatible for use with tell-tale/ highly tamper-resistant closure methods

Implant blisters, orthopaedic packaging
Containers for general surgical items

Pharmaceutical Packaging

APPLICATION MAIN FEATURES
Trays

PVC free, recyclable

Good processing characteristics

Excellent control of external anti-block deposit by direct application or additive migration

Excellent clarity

High rigidity

Good mechanical resistance

Suitable for sterilisation by radiation, plasma or ethylene oxide

High level of traceability

Suitable for a wide range of closure methods

Blisters
Tubs
Clamshells
Handling trays

Cosmetic Packaging

APPLICATION MAIN FEATURES
Trays

Super clear transparency

Availability in a wide range of colours and finishes

Excellent aspect standards

Fully recyclable. PVC-free

Displays
Blisters
Boxes

Food Packaging

APPLICATION MAIN FEATURES
Containers

Co-extruded material with recycled material

Metal finishes

Lamination with PE

Microwave capability

Easy to print – high definition

Food trays
Lids

Modified atmosphere packaging

Clip-on lids

Microwave containers and trays

Blisters

Disposables for the catering industry

Boxes for pastry

Other Applications

APPLICATION MAIN FEATURES
Handling trays

Rigid, can meet a wide range of hygiene standards

High clarity, multiple tints or effects

Good low volume option, better scratch resistance than GPPS

Cold storage sign lamination, vending machines

POS displays
Furniture
Wide temperature service areas

extensive knowledge

Carolex’s extensive knowledge of its markets and processes allows it to provide its customers with one of the widest ranges of speciality PETG, APET, PS and PS copolymer solutions.

In addition to its comprehensive product offering, Carolex has in place an optimal and recognised total quality management system, closely monitored by its in-house technical department. The company has achieved and maintains ISO 9001: 2015 certification.

Talk to our specialists
We’re Here To Help

Medical/Pharma
+33 241 526182

General Sales
+33 241 526182

Carolex SAS

Zone Industrielle, La Métairie
49160 Longué-Jumelles
France

Medical/Pharma
olivier.brun@carolex.fr

General Sales
sales@carolex.fr

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