Thermoform Molding

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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7 Reasons Why Thermoform Molding Is Your Best Packaging Option

We may be biased, but we truly believe that for just about every retail product, thermoformed molding is a fantastic packaging option. If you are still on the fence, here are 7 reasons why you should consider thermoform molding for your packaging. 1. A World Of Versatility The process of thermoform molding involves feeding large, thin sheets of thermoplastics into machines known as thermoformers. These machines heat up the plastic, force the heated plastic into custom molds, cool the plastic…

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Thermoform Molding & PET

Here at Indepak, we use a wide variety of thermoplastic materials to create packages, trays and other thermoplastic products. One commonly used material for thermoform molding is polyethylene terephthalate. This plastic, more commonly and easily known as PET, is one of the most widely used thermoplastics on the planet. PET is actually a member of the vast polyester family. While polyester might make you think about clothing, particularly the groovy styles of the late 1960s and 1970s, this family of…

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Some Facts About Thermoform Molding

Thermoforming in a nutshell is simply the process by which sheets of plastic are transformed into a wide variety of packaging and products. At Indepak, we specialize in thin-gauge thermoform molding and our factory is full of huge pieces of machinery that can create packaging in all shapes and sizes. When we talk about thermoforming and thermoformed molding, we often refer to the many types of packages that we produce, including many types of blister packs and clamshells as well…

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Thermoform Molding: Some Common Terms We Use

Every industry has its own special and unique terminology, and those of us tasked with thermoformed molding are no exception. To help you decipher a bit of our thermoform molding jargon, here are a few of the many common terms we use and what they mean. Thermoform molding is a process that uses heat to increase the temperature of plastic to the point where it is easy to mold. Once the thermoplastic has been molded, we cool it down and…

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Different Types Of Thermoform Trays We Can Create

Custom thermoformed trays are something needed by just about every industry, from retail to medical and beyond. At Indepak, we have been creating custom thermoform trays for our clients for decades and can design a tray to exactly fit your product or product components. Here’s a look at just a few of the types of thermoform trays we can create. For our retail customers, we can create many types of thermoform trays, such as retail display trays. These are components…

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Medical Packaging: Your Blister Packaging Options

Blister packaging is a common medical packaging option. Blister packs include a thin top layer of thermoplastic with a sealed backing typically made from a thin layer of plastic or foil. There are many reasons why blister packaging is an excellent option for your medical product. With pharmaceutical products, there are many important factors to consider. Safety and security is certainly one component of medical packaging that we must consider. A blister pack can keep individual pills or tablets secure…

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Recycling & Thermoform Packaging

At Indepak we are committed to limiting our impact on the environment, and we’ve been passionate about reducing, re-using and recycling for many years. When it comes to thermoform packaging, we have many options that help our clients improve their sustainability as well. First of all, Indepak goes beyond the ISO 14001 requirements. These are standards that are set for businesses regarding environmental management. Not only are we ISO 14001 certified, we are always looking for new and innovative ways…

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Keep Your Costs Down With Thermoforming By Indepak

Because every product needs some type of package, you know that a decent portion of your yearly budget will be allocated toward packaging. However, there are many ways to reduce the costs associated with packaging and as a thermoforming company our goal is always to product the highest quality packaging at the lowest possible cost to our customer. Selecting thermoforming for package creation is definitely a great way to lower your costs. There are many types of thermoplastic that we…

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Thermoformed Molding: A Brief Overview

If you take a look around in any store from an electronics retailer to a hardware store or a grocery store, you will see hundreds of examples of thermoform plastic packaging. Those blister packages and clamshell packages protect a wide array of products. Thermoformed molding is how we create the unique, intricate custom packages. At Indepak, our thermoformed molding process begins by studying your product and creating a custom package design. A mold then will be created to your exact…

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