We create all types of thermoplastic packaging and thermoplastic products at Indepak, and custom clamshell packaging is a popular option for many of our clients. The clamshell features a hinge at one end which allows it to open just like a clam mouth, which is where it gets its name. There are many great reasons to consider a clamshell as your packaging option, including the following:
1. Many Clamshell Options
There are several different types of clamshell, making this a highly versatile option. For instance, you could opt for a basic clamshell package which might be perfect for products such as bakery goods or fresh fruit or take-out containers.
A clamshell also can be designed to fit around your product exactly, such as a handheld drill or perhaps a stapler. We also can design a clamshell with several different cavities to hold a variety of products or product parts. For instance, maybe your company produces a toy set with many individual pieces. Your clamshell can hold each piece in a specially designed cavity. We can even design thermoform trays that are also clamshells. Often people believe that a thermoform tray must fit into some other type of packaging, but you can create a thermoform tray that is also a clamshell.
If you have a product that will be hung and displayed on a hook or perhaps a package that needs to be able to stand upright on a shelf, a tri-fold clamshell might be a good fit. These are clamshells including a triangular base instead of just a hinge, and your product can stand upright on this base.
2. Clamshells Are Tamper-Resistant
One of the best reasons to consider using a clamshell is the protection aspect. After all, how much money do you lose each year if your packaging can be tampered with easily? A heat-sealed clamshell can be quite difficult to open, making it much harder for shoplifters to simply remove your product from a store shelf.
3. Clamshells Are Moisture-Resistant
Many types of thermoplastic are mold-resistant and moisture-resistant, but when you select a heat-sealed clamshell, you further increase this protection. This seal will keep moisture away and protect your product, extending its shelf life.
4. Strong & Protective
While thermoplastic is lightweight, many types of thermoplastic are very strong and durable, which is another reason why they are an excellent packaging option. We can create clamshell packaging that truly preserves and protects your products. Many thermoplastics can stand up to the rigors of handling and shipping as well as being handled by consumers.
5. The Affordable Option
While tamper-proof and moisture-proof packaging saves you money, thermoplastic clamshells also save money because the materials we use to create these packages are so affordable. Thermoplastics are among the most affordable packaging materials and because they are so lightweight, you reduce your shipping and transportation costs as well. Every company is looking for ways to cut costs, and using thermoplastic clamshell packaging can help improve your company’s bottom line.
6. Show Off Your Product
One advantage that thermoplastic packaging has over other material options is that consumers get to take a look at your product before purchase. After all, your thermoplastic clamshell packaging will be clear, and consumers can get a sense of what they are purchasing. Unlike a blister pack, which might feature a cardboard backing, a clamshell can be clear on all sides, allowing consumers to examine every inch of the product to determine if it suits their needs. Consumer often are more likely to purchase a product that they actually can see over a product stuck in a box or some type of package that obscures the product.
We have produced custom clamshell packaging for hundreds of customers over the years, and can help you select the best type of packaging for your product needs. If you need a clamshell or any type of thermoplastic packaging, don’t hesitate to give us a call or send an email today.