Vacuum Thermoforming

Thermoform Plastic Materials: 8 Plastics We Use

At Indepak, we can design thermoform plastic packaging, trays and containers using a wide variety of materials. The materials we select for each client vary on several factors, including the following. Type of Product Each type of thermoform plastic has its own unique characteristics. For instance, some are more chemical-resistant than others. Some thermoform plastics are more heat-resistant than others. Some plastics offer a higher level of impact resistance than others. Many products are static-sensitive, and we need to select…

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Rigid Packaging Materials: What Are Your Options?

When it comes to packaging materials, manufacturers have a variety of options, including rigid packaging and flexible packaging. At Indepak, we specialize in providing rigid plastic packaging for our customers. Here’s a look at the materials we can use to create your custom packaging.   Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) ABS is highly resistant to many chemicals and it’s a strong rigid plastic material. ABS also can be made in a variety of beautiful custom colors. In fact, ABS is the…

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Custom Clamshell Containers: 5 Budget-Friendly Options

Clamshell packaging is the ideal option for many products. At Indepak, we design clamshell containers for a wide range of specialty food products as well as many retail products. We can provide you with an affordable and innovative design, and have many budget-friendly options and processes, including the following: 1. Semi-Custom Clamshells Stock clamshells are one of the most affordable packaging options, but they simply don’t work for every product. However, semi-custom clamshells might be a budget-friendly option to consider.…

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Thermoforming Companies: Custom Packaging & Parts

If you’ve been searching for thermoforming companies, Indepak has been an industry leader for more than 50 years. We’ve been designing custom packaging and parts since 1967 and can create just about anything you might need. Here’s a look at thermoforming and the type of custom packaging solutions we provide for our clients. Thermoforming: How The Process Works We have many clients who ask about thermoforming vs. pressure forming or thermoforming vs. vacuum forming. Let’s talk for a minute about…

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Ecommerce Packaging: 5 Factors To Consider

In 2019, ecommerce generated more than $4 trillion in sales globally, and with the current pandemic, more and more consumers are turning to the convenience and safety of ecommerce for many of their shopping needs. In many cases, this means that companies need to think about their ecommerce packaging and make some adjustments to adapt to the online shopping world. The recent global crisis has introduced millions of people to the world of online shopping, but even after the crisis…

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Custom Vacuum-Formed Packaging: Clamshells, Blisters & Trays

Custom plastic packaging is one of the most affordable and versatile packaging options available. At Indepak, we can provide you with just about any type of pressure and vacuum-formed packaging that you might need. Here’s a quick look at our services and a bit about our process in general. Thermoforming & Vacuum-Formed Packaging Thermoforming is the blanket term for how we create custom plastic packaging. We take long, thin sheets of thermoform plastic, heat them up to a malleable temperature…

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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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Vacuum Forming: Thermoforming Your Custom Packaging

Through vacuum forming, thermoforming companies can create virtually any type of custom plastic packaging that you might need. This includes blister packs, clamshells, thermoformed trays, cups and even parts. Here’s a quick look at the power of a thermoforming vacuum and the types of packaging we can create at Indepak. Vacuum Forming & Thermoforming Thermoforming is a blanket term for the process by which sheets of plastic are heated and formed into packaging, plastic bottles, cups and hundreds of other…

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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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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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