Thermoforming

Barrier Packaging: Protecting Products & Consumers

When you search for barrier packaging, you’ll see many images of shrink-wrapped items and flex bags, but that’s just part of the barrier packaging industry. For us, as thermoformers of rigid plastic materials, we also incorporate barrier packaging into our designs. What Is Barrier Packaging? Barrier packaging basically is any type of packaging that provides a protective barrier for a product. It’s often a food product, but barrier packaging also can be used to protect medical kits and static-sensitive products,…

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5 Helpful Facts About Biodegradable Food Packaging

As a plastic packaging manufacturer, sustainability is always on our mind and we are diligent in our efforts to recycle, reduce and reuse. We also offer many eco-friendly packaging options, and you might believe that biodegradable food packaging is your best option, but it might be less beneficial that you think. 1. There Are Many Biodegradable Materials To be honest, under the right conditions, just about anything is biodegradable. It simply takes a very long time for many materials to…

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Plastic Packaging Manufacturers: Increasing Sustainability

It often feels as though plastic has become Public Enemy #1, and in the last 10 years, there’s been a huge push for people to reduce their use of plastic. Plastic straw bans and plastic bag bans are becoming more and more common. It might surprise you to learn that as plastic manufacturers, we are deeply concerned with sustainability and our impact on the environment. Our company’s story begins way back in 1967, when plastics weren’t as commonly used as…

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MAP Packaging: Keeping Foods Fresh Longer

Reducing food waste has long been a priority for every specialty foods company. We know you want to keep your food products as fresh as possible for as long as possible and modified atmosphere packaging makes it happen. How MAP Works With MAP packaging, we alter the “atmosphere” surrounding your food product. A single gas or a mix of gases are used for this process, typically nitrogen, carbon dioxide and occasionally oxygen. Nitrogen can be used in conjunction with many…

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Thermoforming: Affordable Custom Packaging Solutions & More

If you need custom plastic packaging, thermoforming companies are where to turn, and, at Indepak, we’ve been designing and producing packaging for more than 50 years. But, that’s certainly not the only thermoformed product we can provide for our clients. Here’s a quick look at some of the services you might need. Thermoform Trays Many industrial firms will need internal material handling trays, pick and place trays or business-to-business tote trays. These trays often are used for automation applications and…

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Custom Electronics Packaging From Indepak

The electronics industry’s packaging needs are quite unique, and Indepak has been a long-time leader in thermoformed electronics packaging. We have the knowledge and experience needed to produce quality packaging for static-sensitive products. Here’s a quick look at our process. The Design & Development Process During the initial phase of your project, we learn all we can about your product, and when it comes to any type of electronics, we immediately begin thinking of ways to protect your items from…

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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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6 Benefits Of Plastic Clamshell Packaging

We know that you have many options for packaging, but plastic clamshell packaging can be an excellent choice for many retail and specialty food products. At Indepak, we’ve been creating custom clamshells for more than 50 years and would like to share some of the benefits inherent with our plastic clamshells. 1. Design Versatility Through the magic of thermoforming, we can create virtually size and shape of clamshell package you might need. Whether you need something simple, like a clamshell…

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Plastic Clamshell Containers: 5 Sustainable Options

Plastic clamshell containers are a popular and versatile packaging option for many industries, especially for food, grocery and restaurant-related businesses as well as many retail products. There are many different materials that can be used for clamshells, and that includes several sustainable options, including the following. 1. Recyclable Materials Virtually every material we use at Indepak is recyclable. Materials such as PET (polyethylene terephthalate) and HDPE (high-density polyethylene) are accepted by virtually every curbside recycling program in the country. Additionally,…

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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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