In a world where you have many options for your specialty foods packaging, plastic thermoformed food packaging might be one of the best choices you can make. Obviously, you need an attractive package that will catch the eye of consumers, and with plastics, the design possibilities are endless, but that’s not the only reason to select plastic materials.
1. Plastics & Food Safety = A Winning Combination
Thermoformed food packaging protects your products from spoilage, thus reducing food waste and the risk of contamination. Plastics are moisture-resistant and many are resistant to mold and bacteria. Additionally, you can upgrade to modified atmosphere packaging for many food products, including meats, cheeses, seafood and so forth, to ensure that you food is not only safe from contamination but also lasts as long as possible.
While food safety is probably your top priority, every company is working with a budget, and plastics typically are your most cost-effective packaging material option. Thermoform plastics are some of the most affordable materials in the world, and you have several different options approved by the FDA, so it should be no trouble to match you with a plastic that fits well within your budget. For any packaging product, cost-containment is always a priority for our design team.
These days, many consumers make purchasing decisions based upon sustainability. Virtually all of the materials we use at Indepak are recyclable, including those used to create thermoformed food packaging. Using materials such a PET, PETG and HDPE ensure that your customers will have no trouble recycling their food packaging, as these plastics are accepted by all curbside recycling programs in the United States. Additionally, you can opt to use materials with recycled content or perhaps opt for packaging creating using starch-based bioplastics.
4. Ease of Use
Today’s consumers are busy and constantly on-the-go, and they need packaging that’s easy to open as well as packaging that can be stored easily for future use. Creating food packaging with lids or creating clamshells with easy-close tabs ensures that your customers can close up their packaging quickly and store it in the fridge.
When it comes to thermoformed food packaging, we know a thing or two. Since 1967, we’ve been creating custom packaging for the specialty foods industry and we can create just about any type of package you might need, including custom clamshells, thermoform trays, tubs (with or without lids) and more. Give us a call today and let’s discuss your packaging needs.