Thermoform Packaging

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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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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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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Vacuum Thermoforming: Some Fun Historical Facts

Whether you need packaging for food or medications or retail products, vacuum thermoforming can make it happen. This is the process used to create blister packaging, clamshell packaging, thermoform trays, plastic bottles and much more. Here’s a quick look at the process and some fun facts about the history of thermoforming and plastic packaging. At Indepak, we use high-speed thermoforming machines to create our packaging. After a design and prototype has been approved, we develop the mold for your product,…

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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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5 Plastic Clamshell Packaging Trends We Love

Since its invention in the late 1970s, the plastic clamshell has been one of the most popular and versatile types of packaging. Clamshells are suitable for many retail and electronics products as well as personal care items, specialty foods and more. The plastics industry constantly evolves as does clamshell packaging, and some of the latest trends in clamshell and plastic packaging design include the following. 1. Eco-Friendly Is Crucial Now more than ever before, consumers are seeking out the most…

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