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Modified Atmosphere Packaging: 5 Helpful Facts

Worried about shelf life? If you are in the specialty food industry, extending shelf life is probably something you think about every day. Modified atmosphere packaging is a solution that might be exactly what you need to preserve and protect your food product, keeping it fresh for as long as possible. Here are a few quick facts about this type of packaging. 1. Modified Atmosphere Packaging Keeps Oxygen Out While oxygen is essential for humankind, its effect on food products…

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Thermoform Molding: Understanding The Process

As the word “thermoform” might suggest, thermoform molding is a process by which heat is used to help form and mold various types of packaging and products. At Indepak, we have been providing thermoform molding services since 1967, and here’s a quick look at our process. Obviously, it all begins with a customer and an idea. Each customer discusses their packaging needs with our design team which then gets to work on formulating a design and creating a prototype. Once…

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Wholesale Packaging: 4 Easy Ways To Cut Costs

Every product deserves a great package, but you also don’t want your packaging expenses to eat up your budget. At Indepak, we’ve compiled some simple ways to reduce the costs associated with your wholesale packaging, including the following: 1. Use Inexpensive Materials At Indepak, we use a wide range of thermoform plastics to create wholesale packaging. One of the perks of using thermoplastics is the cost, as these materials are some of the most affordable packaging materials available. Our thermoforming…

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Compostable Packaging & Composting Facts

If you are searching for sustainable packaging options, one possibility you might consider would be compostable packaging. This can be a very eco-friendly choice, however, it is one of the newer sustainable options available to manufacturers, so many people don’t know a lot about compostable packaging or compostable materials in general. Before we delve into the world of compostable packaging, many people are confused about the differences between biodegradable packaging and compostable packaging. In some cases, biodegradable packaging might be…

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Barrier Packaging: 4 Facts You Need To Know

The use of barrier packaging has grown exponentially over the last few years and this growth definitely is expected to continue. Barrier packaging can be an excellent option for many of our customers, and at Indepak we provide clients with a wide range of packaging options. For those unfamiliar with this type of packaging, here are a few helpful facts. 1. Barrier Packaging Can Be Used For Many Products While we often see barrier packaging used with food products, many…

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Plastic Packaging: 5 Tips For Proper Recycling

At Indepak, virtually all of our plastic packaging can be recycled. While some items can just be tossed into the recycling bin, other items need to be handled a bit differently. Here’s a quick list of recycling tips that might help you learn the best ways to ensure that your recyclables are handled correctly. 1. Look At The Numbers All thermoform plastic packaging and bottles should have a number surrounded by a triangle somewhere on its surface. This number indicates…

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Clamshell Packaging: Choosing Sustainable Options

The clamshell is one of the most versatile types of packaging and can be used with a wide range of retail and food-related products. When a new client contacts us about a packaging project, their three main concerns tend to be affordability, production time and sustainability. Our goal is always to provide a total solution for each client, addressing all of these concerns. When it comes to eco-friendly clamshell packaging, we offer many sustainable options, including the following. Easy-To-Recycle Materials…

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Plastic Thermoforming & ABS: 5 Fast Facts About This Material

At Indepak, we use many different materials for our plastic thermoforming projects. One type of plastic we use is known as acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, or ABS. While many of our customers are familiar with plastics such as PET or PVC, they don’t always know a great deal about ABS, so we thought it would be worthwhile to share some facts about this thermoform plastic. 1. Each Letter Stands For A Monomer In basic terms, a monomer is a molecule that…

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Thermoform Plastic: 14 Items Made From Recycled Plastic

Recycle. Renew. Reuse. These are the three R’s of sustainability and it might surprise you to learn that this environmental mantra dates back to the early 1970s. The first Earth Day was held in April, 1970, and it was around this time that this phrase first was uttered. Here at Indepak, we work with one of the world’s most easily recyclable materials – thermoform plastics. Once it’s recycled, companies around the world can transform this used material into the following…

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Thermoform Packaging: 4 Facts About HDPE

At Indepak, our thermoforming equipment is capable of processing a wide range of materials. If you are searching for a cost-effective, sustainable thermoform packaging, one material you might consider is high-density polyethylene, or HDPE. Here are a few helpful facts about HDPE and why it might be a good fit for your packaging needs. 1. HDPE Can Be Recycled Many of our clients ask about sustainability as soon as we sit down and discuss a packaging project. We have many…

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