Custom Product Packaging

Thermoform Plastics: Renew, Reuse, Recycle

Each time we create a custom thermoform plastic package for one of our clients, quality is always our highest priority. However, sustainability is one of our top priorities. After all, we are located in Portland, Oregon, which is a center of environmental innovation. You might have heard the terms “thermoset plastics” and “thermoplastics,” and while they sound similar, they are quite different. At Indepak, we work with thermoform plastic or thermoplastic, all of which can be recycled. Used thermoform plastic…

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Thermoform Trays: Some Options & Information

At Indepak, we create all manner of thermoform trays for a variety of industries. Thermoform trays can be an excellent option for many different types of products, and we can create virtually any type or size of tray that you might need. For our medical or pharmaceutical customers, we create thermoform trays for many different products. When it comes to medical products, security and safety are highly important, and our carefully designed thermoform trays can be designed to hold securely…

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Clamshell Packaging: Some Helpful Facts

There are many different types of packaging, from those made from cardboard or paperboard, aluminum or another metal, glass and thermoplastic. At Indepak, we design custom thermoform packaging, including clamshell packaging, blister packaging and much more. It’s important to note that clamshell packaging is actually a type of blister packaging. With most kinds of blister packaging, you might have a backing of paperboard or perhaps a thin foil, such as with medicines. A clamshell package is a blister package that…

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Blister Packaging For Your Unique Product

Blister packaging is a very common and flexible type of custom packaging. It can be used to safely house thousands of products from over-the-counter medicines to retail items such as batteries or fountain pens. At Indepak, we can create custom blister packaging in virtually any size or shape. Many industries need blister packaging, and this type of custom packaging is used for a variety of product categories. Tools and hardware often are placed in blister packaging, as well as a…

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Custom Thermoforming: The Ideal Packaging Solution

Just as every product is unique, the design of every package also needs to be unique. Custom thermoforming is the perfect solution for your packaging needs. At Indepak, we create custom thermoform packaging for virtually every industry including packaging for a huge variety of retail products, food products, pharmaceutical products, electronics and much more. While you might know that custom thermoforming is a process by which thin sheets of plastic are heated and molded into shape, it might interest you…

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Facts About Polyethylene Terephthalate

If you read the headline above, your first question might have been: What is polyethylene terephthalate? Generally, we simply refer to this as PET or PETE, and it is simply a common type of thermoplastic. Here are a few quick facts about this thermoplastic. If you drink carbonated beverages in plastic bottles, then you probably have used many PETE products. PETE is a particularly good plastic for holding liquids for several reasons. It is able not only to contain water,…

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Understanding Sustainability

We often hear the word sustainability tossed around, but what does this really mean? For those in plastic industry, it means we come up with options that reduce waste and reduce impact on the environment. For many companies, including retail, food and pharmaceutical or medical firms, the need for packaging is great and thermoform packaging often is the most cost effective custom packaging solution. We offer many packaging options that are bio-based and renewable. There are many key industry terms…

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Some Facts About Polystyrene

There are many different types of plastic, and while you might not know the names of most kinds of plastic, you definitely have heard of Styrofoam which is a brand name for polystyrene foam. While it technically was discovered in 1839 by a German apothecary in Berlin, it was not in widespread use until the 1940s when Dow Chemical created the process by which Styrofoam is made. Polystyrene foam is an ideal material for many products because it very lightweight,…

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The Truth About BPA

These days we hear a lot about a chemical known as BPA. Many people are worried about this substance, particularly about it being used in products such as plastic water bottles and baby bottles. Here is a look at BPA, what it actually is and the potential dangers of this substance. BPA is the abbreviation for Bisphenol A, which is a synthetic compound that has been in use since the late 1950s. The compound was discovered as early at 1891…

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Custom Product Packaging Solutions

Just about every industry makes use of plastic, and different types of plastic are the main material used for custom product packaging. Millions of retail and food products are secured and displayed in plastic packaging, and electronics companies, pharmaceutical companies and medical companies all utilize plastic for parts and packaging. At Indepak, we understand that every product is unique and our goal is to create a custom product packaging solution for each client. The process begins with our design team…

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