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Vacuum Thermoforming: Some Fun Historical Facts

Whether you need packaging for food or medications or retail products, vacuum thermoforming can make it happen. This is the process used to create blister packaging, clamshell packaging, thermoform trays, plastic bottles and much more. Here’s a quick look at the process and some fun facts about the history of thermoforming and plastic packaging. At Indepak, we use high-speed thermoforming machines to create our packaging. After a design and prototype has been approved, we develop the mold for your product,…

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The Blister Pack: 5 Fast & Fascinating Facts

Blister packs – They hold medications, fountain pens, batteries, toothbrushes, lip balm, calculators and so much more. Its little wonder that the blister pack is one of the most commonly used type of packaging for a huge range of retail products. At Indepak, we’ve been creating custom blister packaging for decades, and we’d like to share a little bit of interesting information about this popular packaging possibility. 1. The Blister Pack Was A Child Of The 1960s Blister packaging was…

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Food Packaging: Safety, Savings & Sustainability

When it comes to the specialty foods industry, safety is always a huge priority. But food safety is not just something to consider during the production process. Food packaging also plays a huge part in keeping foods safe and secure for consumers. And, of course, these days, consumers not only expect their food to be safe, they also are searching for sustainable packaging. At Indepak, we can provide you with safe and sustainable options for your specialty food products. FDA-Approved…

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Clamshell Containers: Paper Or Plastic?

Clamshell containers are one of the most versatile packaging options for the specialty foods industry. When selecting packaging materials, food companies can choose between paper and pulp materials or thermoform plastics. While both have their advantages, here are a few key reasons why we believe plastic is your best option. 1. Affordability When you compare paper materials with thermoform plastics, the plastics definitely win the affordability contest. Thermoform plastics, which are the materials we use here at Indepak, typically are…

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Packaging Materials: A Quick Look At What We Use

No matter what product you produce, there are packaging materials that are a perfect match for your product. At Indepak, we can find a thermoform plastic material that can protect, preserve and display your unique product. For instance, you might produce an amazing specialty food product that needs packaging that will preserve the product but also can withstand the heat of a microwave or oven. Or, you might produce electronic components that need protection from static electricity. Perhaps your product…

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ESD Packaging: Protecting Static-Sensitive Products

Electro-static discharge. It can wreak havoc with your sensitive electronics and electronic parts and components. ESD packaging, therefore, is a necessity for any type of static-sensitive products or parts. This includes power modules, circuit boards and anything else that might be damaged by static electricity. Perhaps, you remember those elementary school days when a mischievous classmate would scuffle their shoes along a stretch of carpet and then reach out and shock an unsuspecting victim, transferring this build-up of static electricity…

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Custom Plastic Packaging: Which Style Is Right For You?

If you need packaging, custom plastic packaging can be one of the most versatile and affordable options. Lightweight, recyclable and protective, thermoform plastics are ideal for thousands of products. At Indepak, we can design many different types of plastic packaging, including the following. Blister Packaging The term blister packaging often conjures up images of foil-back, single-dose medications and this is one type of blister pack, but there are many other varieties of blister packaging. For instance, many small and lightweight…

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5 Plastic Clamshell Packaging Trends We Love

Since its invention in the late 1970s, the plastic clamshell has been one of the most popular and versatile types of packaging. Clamshells are suitable for many retail and electronics products as well as personal care items, specialty foods and more. The plastics industry constantly evolves as does clamshell packaging, and some of the latest trends in clamshell and plastic packaging design include the following. 1. Eco-Friendly Is Crucial Now more than ever before, consumers are seeking out the most…

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Blister Packaging: 5 Advantages Of Custom Blisters

If you are searching for a custom packaging solution, blister packaging definitely should be at the top of your list. At Indepak, we can produce any type of blister package you might need, including trap blisters, face seals and clamshells to name a few. Read on to learn several reasons why blister packaging can be an excellent option for your unique product. 1. Blister Packaging Is A Cost-Effective Option The materials we use for blister packaging are extremely affordable. Trap…

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Eco-Friendly Packaging: Your Top 5 Options

Several recent studies and surveys have shown that consumers place a high value on purchasing items with sustainable packaging. If a consumer is choosing between your product and a competitor, the sustainability factor can make or break the sale even if one product is pricier than another. At Indepak, we can provide you with several eco-friendly packaging options that entice consumers and reduce your global footprint. 1. Recyclable Materials Just about every material we use at Indepak can be recycled,…

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