Ristrom Packaging (2004) Limited is a family owned business which was founded by Ian and Patsy Ristrom in 1985.
In 2004 control of the company was handed to their son and current Managing Director, Michael Ristrom.
The experience within the family, coupled with our loyal team managing and operating our factory in Christchurch, enables us to boast a great collaboration of knowledge relating to the flexible packaging industry. Also supplying a large and varied customer base enables us to have a great understanding of needs within this industry.
Ristrom Packaging offers a wealth of knowledge, with over 90 years experience in the office, management and sales team alone, not forgetting the manufacturing team, some of whom have been with us for over 25 years.
We enjoy working as a close-knit team, where we all share tasks and get to know our customers and their business very well. Our aim is to build long term, strong partnerships, through taking the time required to understand what you do and how you do it. From this we can recommend options that fit within your businesses needs, then manufacture and deliver an agreed spec, on time, every time.
We have been extruding, printing and converting Cast Polypropylene and Polyethylene for over 30 years and from this comes a wealth of knowledge and experience. Also working with New Zealand growers and manufacturers gives a vast understanding of these sectors.
With our range of quality equipment and material options Ristrom Packaging is able to provide packaging that suits your specific situation. We have design specialists available to assist with any concept from 8 colour process to single colour prints.
Ristrom Packaging is a confident operator in the flexible packaging market, and we have the flexibility needed to help customers changing demands!
It’s this flexibility that keeps our customers satisfied.
Cast Polypropylene Extrusion
LD Polyethylene films
8 colour Central Impression printing
Conversion equipment enabling such a dynamic range of products like:
Packaging options available
Micro perforation needle punching
Standard produce hole punching
Produce sleeves and bags
Lettuce sleeves and bags
Tapered Herb packaging
Tape reseal bags
BOPP – SWS or FFS
Polythene – SWS or FFS
All the above can be either printed or supplied as plain packaging made to your specifications.
We will work with you to obtain the best option to suit your business needs.
“Ristrom Packaging is fully committed to doing what we say we will do”
It is important to us that your packaging products turn up on time and in perfect condition.
Design and Prepress | Digital Plates | Management | Extrusion | Printing | Conversion | Account Management
Ristrom Packaging has the latest technology available from local pre-press houses offering such things as design of new business to digital plates which offer vibrancy and depth to your packaging.
Our extrusion operation offers high quality Cast Polypropylene giving a crystal-clear film, and our LLDPE polyethylene films are also exceptional in quality.
Our printing department operates an 8 colour Central Impression press capable of printing webs at 1000mm wide with numerous repeat sizes on offer.
The conversion department has a raft of gear incorporating high speed wicket machines and side weld machines along with specialised slitting and glove making machines.
All this with full support to your business with our account management throughout the country providing assistance and support to your business from initial concept of new business to the finished product or maybe you are making changes to existing business, we are here to help throughout the complete process and we consider ourselves experts within our field.
In addition to providing exceptional packaging, Ristrom Packaging can assist your business with the following services:
Graphic Design to bring your product to life
Information and samples specific to your business
Stock holding and distribution of stock
Short run options
Discussion on packing machine options
All products manufactured by Ristrom Packaging comply with both the USFDA and EU regulations for food contact packaging.