Everywhere you look, you are sure to find thermoformed trays. Grocery stores, restaurants, doctor’s offices and retail stores use millions of trays throughout the year. At Indepak creating thermoformed trays is a huge part of our business, and if you need quality thermoformed trays, here’s a quick look at thermoformed trays in general and what we can provide.
1. Product Protection
Thermoformed plastics are so easy to mold and shape that you can create virtually any configuration needed for a thermoform tray. If your product has several parts, our trays will be designed to fit each piece exactly. Because the plastic trays can be formed to include specially designed cavities for each product part, you won’t need to use as much packaging to ensure that your product is protected.
2. Industry Specific Capabilities
While some companies focus on specific industries, such as the food and beverage industry, our facility features a variety of thermoforming equipment. This allows us to meet the unique needs for a variety of industries. This includes the specialty foods industry, as well as the medical industry, electronics industry, agricultural industry and, of course, countless unique retail manufacturers. We can even create business-to-business tote or work-in-process trays for industrial purposes.
3. Variety of Product Customizations
Thermoformed trays are a perfect packaging solution for many products. Within the food industry, these trays can protect and display food items such as packages of candies, cookies or crackers, frozen dinners, and large deli platters. We also design all sorts of food packaging for restaurants, delis and grocers to help them serve, store and display their food items.
Within the medical and pharmaceutical industries, thermoform trays can be used to hold medical kits, vials of medicine and various sterile instruments. At Indepak we produce low-particulate medical packaging for our medical and pharmaceutical clients, which is intended for non-sterile as well as downstream sterilization applications.
For retailers, we can create many different types of packaging. For instance, if you manufacture toys, we can design a thermoformed tray that holds several toys of varying sizes and shapes. This tray then can be placed into additional thermoplastic packaging to further protect the items and prevent tampering. We also can create retail packaging with trays for items such as tools, office supplies, cosmetics and beauty supplies, cleaning supplies, batteries, razors, headphones and any other product you might sell.
4. Multi-Faceted Solutions
Our thermoformed trays are often just one component in a packaging solution. For instance, we might design a thermoformed tray with multiple cavities and once that tray has been filled with your product, place it into a custom designed clamshell or blister packaging or perhaps a design that includes a paperboard backing. We can create many types of combination designs, which might be just what you need.
5. Numerous Material Options
Versatility is one of our strengths, and because we have multiple lines of thermoforming equipment, this allows us to use many thermoplastic materials. Some of the most commonly used thermoform plastics we use include PET, PETG, HDPE, ABS, PVC and PP. We also offer materials that are biodegradable, recyclable, or that are made from bio-based formulations. The type of plastic we use for your thermoform trays will depend on several factors, such as your budget and the type of product you create. Food products, for instance, can only be placed in packaging suitable for direct food contact. Static-sensitive products, such as electronics, also have unique electronics packaging requirements.
If you need thermoformed trays or any type of packaging solution that includes thermoform trays, Indepak can help. Give us a call today to discuss your packaging needs. We have been a leader in the thermoforming industry since 1967, and look forward to finding an affordable, high-quality packaging solution that meets your needs.