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Clamshell Packaging: Some Helpful Facts

There are many different types of packaging, from those made from cardboard or paperboard, aluminum or another metal, glass and thermoplastic. At Indepak, we design custom thermoform packaging, including clamshell packaging, blister packaging and much more.

It’s important to note that clamshell packaging is actually a type of blister packaging. With most kinds of blister packaging, you might have a backing of paperboard or perhaps a thin foil, such as with medicines. A clamshell package is a blister package that folds onto itself, so that they entire package is made completely from thermoplastic. Of course, there is usually is a paper label inside filled with information about your product.

Clamshell packaging is a useful type of custom product packaging for many different industries. For instance, in the food industry and restaurant industry, clamshell packaging is used for many products. You often see clamshell packaging used to protect fruit such as strawberries or blueberries and other types of produce. Restaurants use different types of clamshell packaging to hold leftovers and to-go meals.

Many retail products also can be displayed and stored in clamshell packaging. Everything from toothbrushes to scissors to an electric drill can be packaged in clamshell packaging. The electronics industry uses clamshell packaging for a huge variety of products including headphones, cables and video game accessories.

For some businesses, stock clamshell packaging can be purchased. These are clamshell packages in standard sizes and using these can be a good way to cut your overall production costs. However, many products do need custom clamshell packaging, and we at Indepak can help you through every step of the process.

To create custom clamshell packaging, our process begins with development and design. We work with you to create a prototype of your unique custom clamshell packaging and once we have completed the design, we can begin with production. We also can help with package fulfilment, inventory management and even shipping. At Indepak, our goal is to find custom packaging solutions for all of our clients.

Many different types of thermoplastic can be used to create your clamshell packaging. The type that you select depends on your overall needs and budget. All types of thermoplastic can be recycled, but we do have many unique sustainable options such as plastic that contains recycled content or perhaps bio-plastic.

We can design clamshell packaging for any just about any product from any industry. Our clients include those from the food industry, retail industry, pharmaceutical industry, agricultural industry and electronics industry. Contact us today and we will begin with a consultation to determine what type of clamshell packaging will work best for you.

Blister Packaging For Your Unique Product

Blister packaging is a very common and flexible type of custom packaging. It can be used to safely house thousands of products from over-the-counter medicines to retail items such as batteries or fountain pens. At Indepak, we can create custom blister packaging in virtually any size or shape.

Many industries need blister packaging, and this type of custom packaging is used for a variety of product categories. Tools and hardware often are placed in blister packaging, as well as a huge variety of household goods, toys, games, office supplies, cosmetics, electronics and much more.

Typically blister packaging combines thermoform plastic with paperboard or perhaps some type of foil, such as with medicines. In addition, when you have a blister package that folds onto itself, this is known as clamshell packaging and it can be an option as well. It all depends on your design needs and budget. We can find a custom packaging solution that fits within your budget while still providing you with a high quality finished product.

For some products, stock sizes of blister packaging can be used and this can reduce your overall production costs. However, other products truly need a custom blister packaging design to protect and/or display an item securely and properly. Custom thermoforming is our specialty, and our expert designers can create a specific blister package or clamshell packaging exactly to your specifications.

In addition to blister packaging, as a thermoforming company, we can create a myriad of other types of custom product packaging as well as many other thermoform plastic products, such as custom thermoform trays and more. Custom thermoforming can be used to make thousands of products, and durable, lightweight plastic might be the perfect material for your product.

Blister packaging can be created using a variety of different types of thermoplastics. While virtually all thermoplastics are recyclable, we have some interesting options for clients interested in bio-based plastics or perhaps plastics with recycled content or other highly sustainable options. If you are need custom thermoform packaging, give us a call and we can determine the best type of blister packaging or another custom packaging solution for you.

Custom Thermoforming: The Ideal Packaging Solution

Just as every product is unique, the design of every package also needs to be unique. Custom thermoforming is the perfect solution for your packaging needs. At Indepak, we create custom thermoform packaging for virtually every industry including packaging for a huge variety of retail products, food products, pharmaceutical products, electronics and much more.

While you might know that custom thermoforming is a process by which thin sheets of plastic are heated and molded into shape, it might interest you to know that not all plastic is created equal. For every product there is a specific type of plastic best suited as a material for packaging.

For instance, some plastics are ideal for holding liquids while others are not. Some are more easily recycled than others although all thermoplastics can be recycled. However, polyethylene terephthalate and high-density polyethylene are the two types of plastics most commonly accepted by curbside recycling programs. These two plastics are excellent options for many custom thermoforming projects.

One of the main advantages to using custom thermoforming as your packaging source is the cost. Not only is plastic generally a very affordable material, it’s lightweight and that can help you reduce your shipping costs. Shipping costs are a huge expense, and these costs just keep going up. Using lightweight thermoform plastics can be a helpful step in reducing your overall operating costs. At Indepak, we can come up with a custom product packaging that suits your needs and budget.

Keep in mind, we don’t just use custom thermoforming to create packages. Many specialized products can be created with custom thermoforming, as well. For instance, thermoformed trays are used by many industries to hold everything from cookies to syringes. In some industries, it is important to have trays with anti-static properties and we can produce these industrial thermoformed trays with tight tolerances to ensure that they work perfectly for yours needs.

In addition, we also can produce custom thermoformed foam to your specifications. Thermoformed foam is used to make a variety of products including toys, plates, mats and much more. It also can be customized to help protect your product within its packaging, such as a computer or television set. We can design thermoformed foam products to suit your specific needs.

Contact a representative at Indepak today and discuss your custom thermoforming needs. We can help you every step of the way from design to production and even fulfillment. We’ve been providing customers with custom packaging solutions since 1967 and can help you with any type of custom thermoforming project.