Plastic Thermoforming

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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Anti-Static Packaging: 5 Important Facts

If you need anti-static packaging, you’ve come to the right place. Since 1967, Indepak has been a leader in the thermoforming industry, including the production of custom packaging for static-sensitive products. Here’s a quick look at anti-static packaging and how we can help. 1. Anti-Static Packaging: What Does It Mean? Computer parts and electronic components are particularly sensitive to static electricity, and anti-static packaging is what we use to protect these static-sensitive items. Sometimes this will be known as ESD…

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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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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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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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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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The Blister Pack: 7 Facts You Need To Know

Over the course of the last 50 years, we have designed a variety of blister packs for our clients. The blister pack is the ideal packaging for a wide variety of products, from medicines to small tools to office supplies and well beyond. Here are a few quick facts about blister packs and our services. 1. Blisters Packs Can Be Your Most Affordable Packaging Option Thermoform plastics, which is what we use to create blister packs, are some of the…

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