Custom Thermoforming

Our Thermoforming Company & Some Thoughts On Quality . . .

If you are searching for a thermoforming company, there are plenty of us out there, so it can be tough to decide which company is the best option for you. While staying with your budget is important, we know that’s not the only metric that drives your choice, and we’d like to say a few words about quality and what you can expect from our team. Quality That Comes From Experience Our thermoforming company has been around since 1967, and…

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Customized Packaging: 6 Cost-Cutting Options

If you think the cost of customized packaging is out of reach, think again. At Indepak, we provide our customers with a wide range of customized packaging options and we can always find a material that matches your product needs as well as your budget. Before you give us a call, consider our list of handy cost-cutting tips. 1. Buy It In Bulk While the upfront cost of bulk customized packaging is higher than a smaller order, the price per…

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5 Facts About Bio-Based Packaging & Bioplastics

For many products, using bio-based packaging can be an excellent way for a company to reduce its carbon footprint. Bioplastic materials can be used to create packaging for food and retail products, and is becoming more and more common. Take a look at some quick facts about bio-based packaging and materials. 1. We Use Renewable Materials For roughly half of all bio-based packaging, companies will use plastics sourced from plant starch, such as corn or potato starch. These thermoform starch…

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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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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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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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The Plastic Blister: Can It Be Eco-Friendly?

Can your plastic blister packaging be an environmentally-friendly option? Absolutely, it can. At Indepak, we can create a plastic blister using the most sustainable materials possible. Here’s a quick look at some of the options available for our clients focused on sustainability. 1. Using Recyclable Materials Did you know that virtually all thermoform plastics can be recycled? Just about every material we use here at Indepak can be placed in a recycling bin. No matter what type of product you…

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