Thermoform Molding

5 Questions To Ask Your Thermoformer

If you need custom plastic packaging, you need to talk with a thermoformer. These are the professionals that design and produce all types of plastic packaging. Before you select a thermoforming company, ask the sales representative some of the following questions. 1. What Kind Of Packaging Can You Create? Obviously, the first step should be to determine whether or not the thermoformer can accommodate your needs. While some thermoforming companies can produce a wide range of packaging options, some companies…

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Thermoforming: Creating Custom Packaging & Trays

Through the process of thermoforming, we can create all types of custom plastic packaging, including blister packaging, clamshell packaging, thermoform trays, tubs with lids, thermoformed parts, point-of-purchase displays and more. Here’s a quick look at everything we can provide here at Indepak. How It Works For our thermoforming projects, we basically design a special custom mold in the shape of your package or product and place it an industrial thermoforming machine. From there, we insert sheets of thin-gauge thermoform plastic…

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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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