Plastic Thermoforming

Thermoforming: Affordable Custom Packaging Solutions & More

If you need custom plastic packaging, thermoforming companies are where to turn, and, at Indepak, we’ve been designing and producing packaging for more than 50 years. But, that’s certainly not the only thermoformed product we can provide for our clients. Here’s a quick look at some of the services you might need. Thermoform Trays Many industrial firms will need internal material handling trays, pick and place trays or business-to-business tote trays. These trays often are used for automation applications and…

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6 Benefits Of Plastic Clamshell Packaging

We know that you have many options for packaging, but plastic clamshell packaging can be an excellent choice for many retail and specialty food products. At Indepak, we’ve been creating custom clamshells for more than 50 years and would like to share some of the benefits inherent with our plastic clamshells. 1. Design Versatility Through the magic of thermoforming, we can create virtually size and shape of clamshell package you might need. Whether you need something simple, like a clamshell…

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Plastic Clamshell Containers: 5 Sustainable Options

Plastic clamshell containers are a popular and versatile packaging option for many industries, especially for food, grocery and restaurant-related businesses as well as many retail products. There are many different materials that can be used for clamshells, and that includes several sustainable options, including the following. 1. Recyclable Materials Virtually every material we use at Indepak is recyclable. Materials such as PET (polyethylene terephthalate) and HDPE (high-density polyethylene) are accepted by virtually every curbside recycling program in the country. Additionally,…

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Plastic Packaging & Ecommerce: What You Need To Know

As the years pass by, many of our clients are selling more and more of their products through ecommerce rather than just at traditional brick and mortar stores. Perhaps even four or five years ago, you might not have considered the differences between packaging for a brick and mortar location versus an online store, but it might be time to consider your plastic packaging options. Brick & Mortar Packaging When you are selling items at a physical location where consumers…

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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 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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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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