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Understanding Sustainability

We often hear the word sustainability tossed around, but what does this really mean? For those in plastic industry, it means we come up with options that reduce waste and reduce impact on the environment. For many companies, including retail, food and pharmaceutical or medical firms, the need for packaging is great and thermoform packaging often is the most cost effective custom packaging solution. We offer many packaging options that are bio-based and renewable. There are many key industry terms…

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Some Facts About Polystyrene

There are many different types of plastic, and while you might not know the names of most kinds of plastic, you definitely have heard of Styrofoam which is a brand name for polystyrene foam. While it technically was discovered in 1839 by a German apothecary in Berlin, it was not in widespread use until the 1940s when Dow Chemical created the process by which Styrofoam is made. Polystyrene foam is an ideal material for many products because it very lightweight,…

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Thermoform Packaging: Design & Marketing

For many industries, how your product looks can be almost as important as the quality of your product. People are attracted to clever, appealing package designs, so one should never overlook the importance of quality custom product packaging. One of the advantages of custom thermoforming is that you can create virtually any design or shape of package. Thermoforming is a process by which thin sheets of packaging are heated until malleable and then shaped using thermoform molds. Once cooled, excess…

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The Truth About BPA

These days we hear a lot about a chemical known as BPA. Many people are worried about this substance, particularly about it being used in products such as plastic water bottles and baby bottles. Here is a look at BPA, what it actually is and the potential dangers of this substance. BPA is the abbreviation for Bisphenol A, which is a synthetic compound that has been in use since the late 1950s. The compound was discovered as early at 1891…

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