The blister package can be an excellent packing option for many retail products. At Indepak, we’ve been producing custom blister packs for more than 50 years. No matter what type of product you have, we can create an innovative design that protects and displays your product. Here are a few facts about our packaging.


  1. We Can Design Any Type Of Blister Package

At Indepak, our design team is up for just about any challenge, and this includes designing all types of blister packs. In fact, creating trap blisters is one of our areas of specialization. With a trap blister, we design a custom plastic cavity that surrounds your product precisely and this cavity is “trapped” between two pieces of paperboard.


Trap blisters can be a great option to consider for several reasons. They offer a good level of security and protection. They are an affordable packaging choice, and they a highly sustainable option as we incorporate pulp/paperboard in the design which reduces the use of plastic.


In addition to trap blisters, there are several other types of blister packaging to consider. A face seal blister, for instance, is one of the most affordable options. This is a plastic cavity that is glued to a paperboard backing. This is an excellent, affordable option for less expensive retail products, such as lighters, lip balm, glue sticks and many other lightweight, inexpensive products.


If you need a bit more security, you can opt for that trap blister or perhaps a full-face seal blister, which extends the plastic to the edge of the paperboard. Another option is a full card blister pack. For this option, the plastic wraps around the paperboard card and we slide that card into place, often securing this plastic with a small staple.


  1. Blister Packs Can Be The Most Affordable Option

A blister package can be the most cost-effective option for retailers for several reasons. While the plastic materials that we use are the most affordable packaging materials available, that’s just one cost-saving advantage. Plastic materials are impact-resistant and moisture-resistant, which protects your product during transport and while it sits on a store shelf.


Additionally, a blister pack is lightweight and because plastic can be molded to fit exactly around your package, we can use fewer materials and create smaller packages. This allows you to ship more units per box and because plastic materials are so lightweight, this reduces your overall shipping costs. It takes much less fuel to transport products encased in plastic materials than if you opted for cardboard or other materials.


  1. We Also Design Clamshell Packaging

Clamshells are a type of blister pack, and they can be a great option if you need a bit more security. These are blister packs that fold onto them with a hinge at one end. We can seal these clamshells using heat sealing or RF welding or allow them to be easy-open clamshells, which might be ideal for eCommerce packaging.


We can design traditional clamshell packages, or we can provide you with a tri-fold design, which can stand on its own or be hung from a peg. Tri-fold designs are ideal for heavier products that might tip over in a traditional clamshell.


We also can design a mock clamshell, which is similar to the full-face seal blister, but we add a lip around the edge of the paperboard for extra protection. Mock clamshells tend to be more affordable than a traditional clamshell. Another variation would be a two-piece blister that is as protective as a clamshell but does not include the hinge at one end. Our design team will study your product carefully and determine which type of packaging would be the best fit for your product and your budget.


  1. We Can Use Many Different Plastic Materials

At Indepak, we have multiple lines of high-speed thermoforming equipment allowing us to meet the needs of a diverse clientele. Thermoformers are machines that transform sheets of plastic into a blister package or clamshell using heat, vacuum force and pressure.


Our thermoforming equipment can process an array of plastic materials, including ABS, HDPE, HIPS, OPS, PET, PETG, PP, PVC and more. We can even use starch-based biomaterials for some projects, as well as plastics with recycled content. Just about all of the materials we use at Indepak are recyclable and we are committed to minimizing our impact on the environment. We go beyond ISO 14001:2015 requirements, resulting in a very low-waste operation in every part of the company.


  1. We Offer Additional Services

Our goal is always to provide each customer with a total packaging solution that fits their needs and budgets. For instance, we can offer more affordable prices than other packaging companies, because we keep most processes in-house including design, prototyping and production.


We also offer helpful additional services, such as inventory management, packaging fulfillment and on-time shipping. We have 50,000-square-feet of warehouse space and we can create any type of inventory management system that you might need. This includes a simple minimum/maximum system up to a sophisticated customer-based web portal. When you need your packaging, our on-time shipping rate exceeds 99.5% ensuring that you have your packaging when you need it, every time.


While we can create a custom blister package for just about any retail product, we also serve many other industries. For instance, we can create trays and tubs and more for the specialty foods industry. We can create blisters and trays for medical and pharmaceutical products. Other industries we serve include the electronics industry and the agricultural industry as well as providing business-to-business tote trays and other items used in industrial settings.


Whether you need a blister package or a completely unique packaging design, the team at Indepak can create what you need. To get started with a packaging project, simply head to our home page, click on the Contact tab and fill out our quick contact form. You also can contact us by phone at (800) 338-1857 or send us an email at