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Thermoform Plastic: 14 Items Made From Recycled Plastic

Recycle. Renew. Reuse. These are the three R’s of sustainability and it might surprise you to learn that this environmental mantra dates back to the early 1970s. The first Earth Day was held in April, 1970, and it was around this time that this phrase first was uttered. Here at Indepak, we work with one of the world’s most easily recyclable materials – thermoform plastics. Once it’s recycled, companies around the world can transform this used material into the following…

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Thermoform Packaging: 4 Facts About HDPE

At Indepak, our thermoforming equipment is capable of processing a wide range of materials. If you are searching for a cost-effective, sustainable thermoform packaging, one material you might consider is high-density polyethylene, or HDPE. Here are a few helpful facts about HDPE and why it might be a good fit for your packaging needs. 1. HDPE Can Be Recycled Many of our clients ask about sustainability as soon as we sit down and discuss a packaging project. We have many…

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Custom Packaging: Following 6 Food Industry Trends

Custom packaging has changed substantially since 1967 when we opened our doors, and the team at Indepak is always studying the latest trends in customized packaging. We strive to provide our customers with the latest and greatest packaging. Here are a few trends we’ve noticed in the last few years that are shaping our industry. 1. Sustainable Packaging These days, virtually all of our customers ask about sustainable custom packaging options and most are surprised to learn just how many…

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Retail Product Packaging & 5 Facts About Sustainability

Retail product packaging and sustainability can go hand in hand, and while you might not immediately think about thermoform plastics as an option, these materials are more eco-friendly than you might imagine. At Indepak, our goal is to produce the highest quality packaging with the least environmental impact, so here are a few facts that highlight how we can create sustainable packaging options for you. 1. Less Is More While some packaging materials might seem more eco-friendly, you often must…

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The Blister Pack: 7 Facts You Need To Know

Over the course of the last 50 years, we have designed a variety of blister packs for our clients. The blister pack is the ideal packaging for a wide variety of products, from medicines to small tools to office supplies and well beyond. Here are a few quick facts about blister packs and our services. 1. Blisters Packs Can Be Your Most Affordable Packaging Option Thermoform plastics, which is what we use to create blister packs, are some of the…

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Packaging Companies & Bioplastics: What You Need To Know

Bioplastics. Biodegradable. Eco-Friendly. We hear these words all the time from our customers seeking the most sustainable packaging solutions. During the last few decades, packaging companies have been able to offer more and more sustainable options and Indepak is no exception. Here are some facts that will help you better understand the types of eco-friendly options you have for your packaging. Bioplastics: What Does It Mean? Bioplastics, in a nutshell, are plastic that are created using renewable, bio-based materials, such…

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Food Packaging: Facts About Modified Atmosphere Packaging

In ancient times, preserving food was highly difficult, but as the years progressed, food packaging has evolved, keeping foods fresh and safe for days, weeks and even months. We create many different types of food packaging here at Indepak, and one option to consider would be modified atmosphere packaging. Modified atmosphere packaging, or MAP, is an excellent option for fresh foods. This includes items such as fresh meat and processed meat (lunch meat, hot dogs, bacon, etc.), cheeses, fresh pastas,…

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Retail Packaging: 6 Crucial Facts About Plastic

In the world of retail packaging, a company has many material options to consider. Plastic is always a material worth considering, as it is a highly cost-effective choice. Not only are the materials quite affordable, the light weight can help reduce your shipping costs. If you aren’t convinced that plastics are the right fit for your retail packaging, read on and let us entice you to think about plastics. 1. Plastic Retail Packaging Can Be Environmentally Friendly Virtually every material…

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Common Types Of Medical Packaging

Every year, the demand for medical and pharmaceutical packaging increases significantly. But, unless you work in a medical or pharmaceutical-related profession, you might not have given a thought to the types of packaging needed by these industries. Here’s a quick look at just a few of the diverse types of medical packaging that can be created. Blister Packaging Pharmaceutical companies often need blister packaging. Typically, these packages will include multiple cavities where a single dose or multiple doses of a…

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Electronic Packaging: 5 Facts About Thermoform Packaging

When it comes to packaging, every industry has unique needs and the electronics industry is no exception. The team at Indepak has worked with many electronics firms throughout the years and we believe that thermoform plastics are the ideal option for those needing custom electronic packaging and there are several reasons why, including the following. 1. Thermoform Packaging Protects Your Product At Indepak, we work with thin-gauge thermoform plastics, but it would be wrong to assume that just because we…

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