We love plastic thermoforming and enjoy designing and producing packaging and products for our clients, it’s our passion. For those who don’t know a great deal about thermoforming, here are some reasons why plastic thermoforming is great.
1. Plastic Thermoforming Is Versatile
Apply heat to plastic and force it into a mold and you can create almost anything, from any shape of package as well as many helpful products. Of course, the process of plastic thermoforming is a bit more complicated than that and a great deal of time goes into design and production, but plastic truly is one of the most versatile substances on earth.
Depending on the type of plastic that we use, we can design blister packs, clamshells, thermoform trays and much more. We can create molds in just about any custom shape or size that you might need. We design products for companies in many different industries including electronics firms, pharmaceutical companies, food and beverage manufacturers and more.
2. Plastic Thermoforming Cuts Costs
Plastic thermoforming can be very budget-friendly. Most thermoplastics quite inexpensive and tend to cost less than other types of packaging materials. In addition, because plastic is so lightweight, using plastic thermoforming for your product or package also can reduce your shipping costs.
3. Plastic Thermoforming Can Be Environmentally Friendly
You might be surprised to find out that plastic thermoforming actually can be a good option in regards to the environment. After all, just about every type of thermoplastic is recyclable. In fact, polyethylene terephthalate and high-density polyethylene are two of the most recycled materials on the planet. These two thermoplastics are accepted by nearly all curbside recycling programs throughout the United States. But many other types of thermoplastic can be recycled fairly easily as well.
In addition, at Indepak, we also can produce packaging and products using thermoplastics with post-consumer grade materials or bio-based materials. Post-consumer grade means that the material was used for some type of consumer product or package and is now being recycled for use in a new item. Bioplastics is an option that can work for some types of products or packages. This is typically is created using thermoplastic starch as well as other materials. We can discuss your options for sustainability during the design process.
Versatility, affordability and sustainability are just three great reasons to be enthusiastic about plastic thermoforming. If you need custom thermoplastic packaging or a thermoform product, contact the team at Indepak today.