Thermoform Packaging

Is Biodegradable Packaging Your Best Option?

These days there are tons of options for companies that want eco-friendly plastic packaging, and many of our clients ask us about biodegradable packaging. While this may be a great option for some, it’s by no means the only option available. Here are a few facts about biodegradable packaging and some of our options available at Indepak. Most people assume that biodegradable packaging can simply be thrown into the regular trash bin and then it will simply biodegrade in a…

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Clamshell & Blister Packaging: 9 Options To Consider

At Indepak, we’ve been designing clamshell & blister packaging for more than 50 years. These types of packages can be designed to hold just about anything and one of their biggest advantages is that they allow consumers to see your product. Consumers are far more likely to buy a product if they actually can see what it looks like. We have a myriad of versatile options for your clamshell and blister packaging, including the following. 1. Clamshells Technically a clamshell…

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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 Food Packaging Trends That Win Customers

If you’ve spent more than five minutes in a typical grocery store, you’ve seen just how many products consumers are exposed to on a daily basis. With so many brands competing for attention, it’s imperative that your food packaging stand out from the crowd. These days, there are several design and product trends that can entice someone to select your product. 1. Convenience Consumers are busy, and any time you can make their lives a little bit easier, you’ll reap…

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Packaging For Electronics: A Look At What We Offer

Every industry has unique packaging needs. For instance, when we design packaging for food items or pharmaceuticals, ensuring safety is always crucial. When it comes to packaging for electronics, it’s crucial that we develop packages that protect your static-sensitive products. Here’s a quick overview of electronics packaging and what Indepak can provide for you. At Indepak, we use many rigid plastic and foam materials suitable for packaging for electronics. Anti-static packaging is designed to prevent the build-up of static electricity,…

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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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Food Packaging Design: Which Colors Should You Use?

With food packaging, there are so many decisions that need to be made. For instance, you have to use FDA-approved materials. These materials need to fit your budget. The packaging needs to protect your product. The labels have to include bar codes and nutritional information. And, of course, the package needs to be attractive and appeal to your target audience. Using color strategically can help you make a bold statement and entice new customers. Most customers only take about 25…

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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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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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7 Factors To Consider When Selecting Packaging Companies

If you are searching for packaging companies, you know it’s crucial to find one that consistently produces a quality product, but that’s not the only factor to consider. Before you choose, be sure that the company you select can fulfill the following criteria. 1. An Experienced Team We create packaging using a process known as thermoforming, and there are many thermoforming companies out there. Few, however, have our level of experience. Since 1967, we’ve been creating quality packaging and our…

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