At Indepak, we’ve been working with the specialty foods industry for more than 50 years, and we can create a variety of clamshells, plastic bakery trays and custom food packaging. Here’s a quick look at our services and capabilities.
Plastic Bakery Trays
Whether you need large industrial style plastic bakery trays for toting multiple items, or you need trays with lids to hold cookies, cakes, pastries or other baked goods, we can produce whatever you might need. We also offer multiple color options for your plastic bakery trays.
Over the last 50 years, we have designed many different types of thermoform trays for the specialty foods industry. We have designed custom cookie and cracker trays for designed to fit into foil or plastic packaging, as well as custom candy trays in just about any shape you might need. Need a heart-shaped candy tray? Our design team is equal to the task.
Additionally, we can provide you with custom trays suitable for fresh meats, poultry and seafood. If you need modified atmosphere packaging, our team can work with your film supplier to ensure that your trays work seamlessly in your MAP process. We also can design trays suitable for foods that are stored in the freezer or fridge that will later be heated in the oven or microwave oven.
We can design custom clamshells for any type of food product. This includes bakery goods, as well as deli foods, produce, fresh fruit, prepared salads, sandwiches, candy, fresh herbs, takeaway boxes and more. We also provide many sealing options for your custom clamshells.
Whether you need custom tubs to store fresh fruit, veggies, yogurt, sour cream, cottage cheese, butter or some other food, we can create a tub with or without a lid, depending on your needs. Again, if you need modified atmosphere packaging, we can provide you with tubs suitable for this purpose.
Cups & Unique Designs
If you need cups with lids for cold beverages, such as smoothies or blended coffee drinks, we can design these as well. We also can design custom food packaging that features a unique design, such as a triangular container to hold sandwiches that later will be sealed with plastic film.
At Indepak, we work will a wide range of thermoform plastic materials, and many of these plastics are approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for food contact, as well as in many other countries. These include polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polypropylene (PP), high-density polyethylene (HDPE), low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and some starch-based bioplastics.
Innovative On-Trend Designs
At Indepak, we are always looking for innovative ways to design packaging for our clients. While plastic bakery trays might need quite as much in terms of innovation, custom food packaging needs to appeal to consumers quickly. Studies have shown that you only have a few seconds to grab a consumer’s attention, so the design is crucial.
We find that thermoform plastic packaging is the ideal choice for many food items. Not only is it highly protective and inexpensive, it also allows almost unlimited design possibilities. Additionally, with clear plastics, consumers can see your fresh foods and when consumers can see what they are buying, they are far more likely to choose that product over something they cannot see. When it comes to beautiful bakery items, freshly prepared wraps, sandwiches and salads, a clear plastic package definitely sparks interest for customers.
With packaging in general, sustainability and food preservation are two trends that have been building steam over the last decade. Consumers are concerned about making sustainable choices and concerned about food waste. With Indepak, we can design your custom food packaging (and even plastic bakery trays) using materials that are easy for consumers to recycle.
We also can use bioplastics or use plastics with recycled content. Whenever possible, we recommend that you highlight the sustainability and recyclability of your packaging somewhere on the label, so that consumers are aware of your company’s commitment to sustainability and the environment.
When it comes to food waste, plastics have the advantage over most other packaging materials. Plastics, especially with modified atmosphere packaging, can keep foods fresher for days and even weeks longer than ever before. Packaging options such as tubs with lids and easy-close clamshells also reduce food waste and help consumers store uneaten portions of your food product safely.
At Indepak, we love finding innovative packaging solutions for our clients. In addition to creating plastic bakery trays, clamshells and custom food packaging, we also can provide you with inventory management. Our facility includes 50,000-square-feet of warehouse space, and we can ship your packaging on-time whenever you need it. If you’d like to talk about a tray or packaging project, give us a call at any time.