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For these reasons and more, as much as 53% of all packaged goods are contained in plastics. Because plastics can also be made clear, they are ideal for easy product display and identification as well. Read More…

Plastic Packaging Plastic packaging encompasses all storage or containment devices produced through the manipulation of any number of polymer resins. While the term 'plastics' applies to a diverse group of materials, they are in general light weight, durable and inexpensive to produce.
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Greeneville, TN  |  423-638-1284

Valk’s policy is “to meet or exceed our customer’s requirements, working together as a team with honesty and integrity.” Valk’s success is due to their long standing focus on quality & customer service.

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Lake Bluff, IL  |  847-604-5100

Since 1960, Profile Plastics Inc. has been at the forefront of thermoforming technology. Utilizing the latest software and technology, our expert staff of engineers can design custom vacuum, pressure, and twin-sheet thermoformed solutions. Over the last 60 years, we have developed a process that allows us to deliver consistent, high volume, and precise products with superior quality. Our high quality products are manufactured with great attention to detail. ISO 9001:2008 certified.

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Profile Plastics, Inc. $$$

Stirling, NJ  |  908-647-3500

Engineered Plastic Products custom forms & fabricates sheet thermoplastic materials, standard & specialized, for any number of industrial & commercial requirements. EPP has been widely recognized for outstanding manufacturing & service since 1958 for companies such as GE, NASA & AT&T. Custom fabricated parts can be as large as 72"x108" down to 2"x2" in any thickness up to 1 1/2". Post-forming includes all types of machining & assembly.

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Engineered Plastic Products, Inc. $$$

McSherrystown, PA  |  717-633-6333

Founded in 1986, SAY Plastics is a plastics processor specializing in OEM thermoforming. Our state-of the-art facility, located in South Central Pennsylvania, houses the latest manufacturing technologies. From our computer controlled forming equipment and our vacuum molding capabilities, to our brand new high speed CNC Routers, SAY Plastics has the tools for your next project. Our team will work with you every step of the way to ensure quality service every time.

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SAY Plastics, Inc. $$$

Clovis, CA  |  855-640-1911

For over 40 years, Precision Plastics has been a leading manufacturer of custom plastic fabrication. With our top-of-the-line equipment and facility, we are able to provide high-quality service and products. We also stay focused on being environmentally friendly and recycling as much as we can during the manufacturing processes.

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Precision Plastics Inc. $$$

Coleman, MI  |  877-465-4055

Robinson Industries offers thermoformed and injection molded reusable, heavy duty plastic pallets, packaging and more. We are one of the largest suppliers of reusable pallets to many industries.

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Plastic is used in primary packaging, which is the wrapping of a container handled by the consumer, secondary packaging, which are larger cases or boxes used to group quantities of goods for delivery, and transit packaging, which is used to group products into larger loads for transport, loading and unloading. Blister packs, clamshells and other vacuum formed packaging containers are among the most popular options for each of these applications as they allow for individual and bulk product packaging and ensure product security.

From simple to complex precision part packaging, plastics easily conform to the needs of both manufacturers and consumers as they may be flexible or rigid, textured or smooth, clear or opaque and virtually any size. Additionally, most plastic packages offer some degree of moisture resistant protection. Features such as UV blocking and tamper resistance may also be added to plastic containers and materials, increasing usability to a broad array of industries.

Thermoformed Plastic Products and Packaging Plastic Product Packaging - Valk Industries, Inc.

The materials used in the production of plastic packaging components are as flexible and diverse as the units. Polypropylene, variable densities of polyethylene, polystyrene and polyvinyl chloride are among the most commonly used resins. It is important to consider the intended use of a product before selecting the most compatible material. The manufacturing processes should also be selected carefully as it will impact both the quality and capacity of the final product as well as price.

Plastic injection molding is commonly employed as is blown extrusion film used to make shrink wrap and other direct application packaging. Another popular type is vacuum packaging. As vacuum forming removes excess air from the package saves space and reduces the risk of product contamination therefore creating a sterile environment for medical applications as well as extending the shelf-life of some food products.

Thermoforming begins with pre-heating the plastic sheets before guiding them into a form station. The plastic is pressed or stamped against the mold while a vacuum removes excess air ensuring the sheet adheres completely with the mold. In this position the plastic is cooled, becoming rigid. After the primary processes are completed, plastic packaging materials undergo trimming, curing, coating or any other secondary processes required.

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Thermoforming

Thermoforming

Thermoforming is the process of heating thin plastic sheets to its forming temperature and stretching it over a mold which takes its shape. After cooling and setting of the molded plastic sheet, each part will be separated from its batch to form a single unit or product...

Vacuum Forming

Vacuum Forming

The process of heating and shaping the plastic material using a vacuum is called vacuum forming. Vacuum forming is one of the oldest and cheapest methods for plastic molding and is widely used in our everyday life, from smaller objects to huge industrial machinery...

Blister Packaging

Blister Packaging

Blister packaging, or blister packs, are pre-formed packaging materials composed of a thermoformed plastic cavity and a pliable lid. In this type of packaging, the product is placed in deep-drawn pockets or cavities resembling a blister...

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