If your company is searching for a custom packaging solution, plastic thermoforming might be exactly what you need. Using thermoform plastic packaging has many advantages over other materials.

Companies have many choices when choosing materials for packaging their products. Different types of cardboard might be used or perhaps glass or aluminum or another type of metal. However, thermoform plastic packaging might be a superior choice for many products.

Plastic is lightweight, which helps manufacturers cut down on shipping and handling costs. As we all know, the cost of fuel is extremely high and when you reduce weight, you can reduce the amount of fuel needed to transport goods.

Thermoforming also can be designed to eliminate waste, fitting snugly around the edges and contours of your product. No other material can be molded so easily to surround and protect products. Because thermoform packaging can be highly customized, you don’t need to use as much material to protect a product as you might with cardboard or another material. Smaller packages also cut down on shipping costs as well as production costs.

Plastic also protects products from damage. Thermoform plastics can keep food safe and fresh or protect electronics or pharmaceutical products. Blister packaging is one example of plastic thermoforming that is highly popular with manufacturers because it protects and at the same time, consumers can actually see the product underneath your clear plastic packaging.

There are many different types of plastic that can be used to create custom product packaging. Many plastics are quite inexpensive and cost far less to use than other materials. If you are concerned about sustainability, it might interest you to know that all thermoformed plastics can be recycled again and again, making them an excellent choice for companies that make sustainable packaging a priority. In addition, at Indepak we offer plastic options that contain post-consumer materials, as well as renewable and bio-based materials.