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5 Questions To Ask Your Thermoformer

If you need custom plastic packaging, you need to talk with a thermoformer. These are the professionals that design and produce all types of plastic packaging. Before you select a thermoforming company, ask the sales representative some of the following questions. 1. What Kind Of Packaging Can You Create? Obviously, the first step should be to determine whether or not the thermoformer can accommodate your needs. While some thermoforming companies can produce a wide range of packaging options, some companies…

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Custom Plastic Trays: 10 Types Of Trays We Can Make

Custom plastic trays are necessary for a variety of industries. These handy trays can hold food, retail products, medical kits, electronics and much more. At Indepak, we’ve been designing plastic trays for more than 50 years, and here’s a quick look at the many types of trays we can design and produce. 1. Frozen Meal Trays When it comes to trays that must move from the fridge or freezer into the microwave or an oven, the material selection is crucial.…

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3 Awesome Reasons To Consider Blister Card Packaging

At Indepak, we design many different types of thermoform packaging including clamshells, blisters, trays, tubs with lids and more. Blister card packaging can be an excellent option for many retail products, as well as personal care items. But, what is a blister card? There are many types of blister packing, including full card blisters, face seal blisters and trap blisters. For some products, you also might opt for a clamshell and have it RF welded, stapled or heat-sealed. With a…

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4 Easy Ways To Reduce Your Thermoform Packaging Costs

Every product deserves a great package, but there’s no getting around the fact that packaging is costly. At Indepak, we’ve been thermoforming packaging for retail products, specialty foods and personal care items since 1967, and we’ve found many ways to reduce packaging costs for our clients, including the following. 1. Same Package, Different Product When you use the same thermoform packaging design for multiple products, this definitely can reduce costs. You won’t be paying for multiple designs and you can…

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Barrier Packaging: Protecting Products & Consumers

When you search for barrier packaging, you’ll see many images of shrink-wrapped items and flex bags, but that’s just part of the barrier packaging industry. For us, as thermoformers of rigid plastic materials, we also incorporate barrier packaging into our designs. What Is Barrier Packaging? Barrier packaging basically is any type of packaging that provides a protective barrier for a product. It’s often a food product, but barrier packaging also can be used to protect medical kits and static-sensitive products,…

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5 Helpful Facts About Biodegradable Food Packaging

As a plastic packaging manufacturer, sustainability is always on our mind and we are diligent in our efforts to recycle, reduce and reuse. We also offer many eco-friendly packaging options, and you might believe that biodegradable food packaging is your best option, but it might be less beneficial that you think. 1. There Are Many Biodegradable Materials To be honest, under the right conditions, just about anything is biodegradable. It simply takes a very long time for many materials to…

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Plastic Packaging Manufacturers: Increasing Sustainability

It often feels as though plastic has become Public Enemy #1, and in the last 10 years, there’s been a huge push for people to reduce their use of plastic. Plastic straw bans and plastic bag bans are becoming more and more common. It might surprise you to learn that as plastic manufacturers, we are deeply concerned with sustainability and our impact on the environment. Our company’s story begins way back in 1967, when plastics weren’t as commonly used as…

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MAP Packaging: Keeping Foods Fresh Longer

Reducing food waste has long been a priority for every specialty foods company. We know you want to keep your food products as fresh as possible for as long as possible and modified atmosphere packaging makes it happen. How MAP Works With MAP packaging, we alter the “atmosphere” surrounding your food product. A single gas or a mix of gases are used for this process, typically nitrogen, carbon dioxide and occasionally oxygen. Nitrogen can be used in conjunction with many…

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Custom Clamshell Packaging: High Visibility, Low Cost

Plastic clamshells are an ideal packaging choice for many retail and specialty food products, as well as medical kits and products. If you’re in the market for packaging, the option to buy clamshell packaging is a solid choice for many reasons. 1. Versatility In Design With thermoform plastics, we can create virtually any size or shape of packaging you might need, and this includes complicated designs that protect every inch or your product. Not only is design versatility a huge…

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Thermoforming: Affordable Custom Packaging Solutions & More

If you need custom plastic packaging, thermoforming companies are where to turn, and, at Indepak, we’ve been designing and producing packaging for more than 50 years. But, that’s certainly not the only thermoformed product we can provide for our clients. Here’s a quick look at some of the services you might need. Thermoform Trays Many industrial firms will need internal material handling trays, pick and place trays or business-to-business tote trays. These trays often are used for automation applications and…

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