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Food Packaging Design: Which Colors Should You Use?

With food packaging, there are so many decisions that need to be made. For instance, you have to use FDA-approved materials. These materials need to fit your budget. The packaging needs to protect your product. The labels have to include bar codes and nutritional information. And, of course, the package needs to be attractive and appeal to your target audience. Using color strategically can help you make a bold statement and entice new customers. Most customers only take about 25…

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Custom Product Packaging Trends: A Look Back In Time

Technically, custom product packaging was around thousands of years ago, back in the days when Egyptian merchants would use glass containers to hold products. The packaging industry has come a long way since those ancient times, and we thought it would be fun to take a look back at the history of custom packaging. While the Egyptians may have been the first culture to begin using custom packaging, the Chinese weren’t far behind. They developed packaging out of mulberry bark…

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5 Quick Facts About Thermoforming Foam

Who doesn’t enjoy a squishy, spongey piece of foam? Sometimes we like to gather up all of the thermoforming foam scraps and jump in them like a pile of leaves. Well, alright, we’ve never actually done that, but it’s on our bucket list. At any rate, here’s a quick look at thermoformed foam and some of the foam-related services we can provide for our customers. 1. Foam Is Recyclable While it doesn’t feel like a rigid plastic, like a water…

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Custom Thermoformed Trays For Any Industry

At Indepak, we design custom thermoformed packaging and thermoformed trays for a variety of companies. When it comes to trays, there are several industries that need these trays, including the following. Specialty Foods Companies For our specialty foods customers, we can design thermoformed trays as well as clamshells and tubs with or without lids. Our thermoformed trays are ideal for many deli and bakery items, but also for on-the-shelf items such as cookies and crackers, as well as trays for…

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Custom Plastic Packaging: 5 Ways To Entice Consumers

While the main goal of package design is to create packaging that keeps products safe and secure, we also strive to create custom plastic packaging that appeals to consumers. After all, a great package can entice a customer to select your product over another option. As our design team creates each new custom package, they keep the following ideas in mind. 1. Grab Your Audience No matter what type of product you sell, you appeal to a specific audience. While…

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7 Amazing Facts About Thermoformed Plastics

Thermoformed plastics are used to make millions of products and packaging every year, but they often get a bad rap. However, thermoform plastics have their benefits, and have helped make the world a better place. Not convinced? Read the following amazing facts about these versatile materials. 1. Plastics Can Help You Conserve Energy Did you know that heating and cooling accounts for most of our country’s energy consumption? While you need to heat and cool your home, well-insulated walls, attics,…

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Thermoformed Packaging: 5 Eco-Friendly Options

Here in Portland, being eco-friendly is a bit of an obsession, to say the least. For instance, more than 50% of our city’s energy is produced by renewable sources. As a Portland-based company, we obviously are committed to reducing our environmental footprint, and that includes offering our clients an assortment of eco-friendly options, including the following: 1. Easy-To-Recycle Materials Portlanders love to recycle, and we consistently make it near the top of the list of cities with the highest recycling…

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7 Factors To Consider When Selecting Packaging Companies

If you are searching for packaging companies, you know it’s crucial to find one that consistently produces a quality product, but that’s not the only factor to consider. Before you choose, be sure that the company you select can fulfill the following criteria. 1. An Experienced Team We create packaging using a process known as thermoforming, and there are many thermoforming companies out there. Few, however, have our level of experience. Since 1967, we’ve been creating quality packaging and our…

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Clamshell Packaging: Which Plastic Is The Best Fit?

Clamshell packaging is the perfect option for many retail and specialty food products. A clamshell is actually a type of blister package that folds onto itself and clamshells can include custom inserts, such as a tray to hold individual parts or different types or sizes of food. Not only can the design be a versatile as you need, as one of the nation’s top clamshell packaging suppliers, we also have a variety of materials we can use to create your…

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Industrial Thermoform Materials: The Polystyrene Option

When it comes to industrial thermoform plastics, our customers have many options to consider, including PET, HDPE, LDPE, PVC and polystyrene. The type of plastic we use will depend upon many factors, such as the type of product you produce, the level of protection needed for your product, your budget and so on. Here’s a quick look at polystyrene and high-impact polystyrene, which can be used for a number of our industrial thermoform projects. A Bit Of History Polystyrene often…

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