Of all thermoformed plastic packaging options, the clamshell is by far one of the most universal products out there. Efficient manufacturing due to simple construction and setup allows for fast turn around time and speedy fulfillment. Not only does clear plastic packaging offer you display to draw in the consumer, you also protect your products from tampering and other mishaps. The two main benefits from a quality manufactured plastic clamshell are; attractive, eye-catching display and a solid packaging structure.
The ideal packaging solution serves as the front lines of product marketing. Appealing to consumers to evoke either an impulsive or educated decision. With clear plastic clamshells, you give the consumer as much information as completely possible about the product you are selling- without allowing them to tamper with it. By seeing the product in its entirety, they are able to confidently make their purchasing decision and move on. Studies have shown that clear clamshell packages are significantly more eye-catching in retail environments and are therefore elected more often than other items. Finally, the security of custom formed clamshells is unbelievable. They are so tamper evident that sometimes this can be a concern for consumers once they get home and want to open the product. Ensure security with plastic clamshells, but customize them to they are easy to open. Unpacking feasibility is a huge factor when it comes to return business– guarantee it by creating a unique, yet simple solution.
Of course, with custom thermoformed plastic packaging, there is an initial investment in a unique aluminum tool. For new businesses and smaller quantities, we suggest taking a look at stock options. Here at Sunrise, you can shop online or refer to a sales representative on the best stock solutions we have available. Check it out!
In order to attract consumers to your product or service, it is important to know what they look for and what draws them in. More than anything, consumers want packaging to be simple and convenient. The average shopper is always on the go, and they seek products that are ready to go with little to no preparation. Along with this convenience, packaging needs to be easy to open and reusable if at all possible. In order to provide all of these benefits while simultaneously extending your brand, custom manufacturing is the way to go. With a trusted, local manufacturer you have the ability to be as involved in the process as much as possible. As a reliable Minnesota manufacturer, we proudly serve local and national customers with unique, high quality packaging. When it comes to the manufacturing process, especially with thermoforming, every detail matters! Watch the video below to get an idea of how our inline thermoforming capabilities work!
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One of the most robust retail packages, a thermoformed clamshell is a full plastic shell that encases a product and is sealed at the edges. Along with trapped and full card blister packs, these plastic packaging solutions offer protection and display simultaneously. Choosing the right plastic package should be determined by product, placement, and targeted consumer. Learning about the consumer biases that are prevalent among retail shoppers is extremely important to selling your product. For example, many consumers prefer not to purchase products in plastic clamshells due to the difficulty that is associated with opening the item. However, these preferences are often specific to the situation. Some product categories with secure packaging like plastic clamshells are sometimes seen as high value products that need the extra protection, and therefore worth the retail price.
Plastic packaging solutions bring a lot of benefits to the table in all realms of product packaging. The adaptability and display benefits alone allow plastic to be the chosen resource that can fulfill a wide variety of needs in different market environments. There are different plastic polymers that are specifically suited for certain applications. By doing research and selecting the appropriate polymer, you guarantee safety. In order for packaging to be considered useful, it basically needs to deliver a product from the manufacturing organization to the individual customer- all other stops in between are secondary. Especially with clear plastic packaging, whether they are clamshells cases or printed blister packs, plastics are capable of bringing home more product with less packaging. Thermoformed plastic is lightweight, environmentally sound, and uses the actual product to display what the consumer is purchasing. The malleability of thin gauge plastic alone is a major benefit to product suppliers and manufacturers.
This March, we will be launching a stock clamshell program in order to provide a hassle-free, economical packaging solution for our customers that need high-quality plastic clamshells. By keeping a stock collection available, we drastically cut down your lead time and eliminate the cost of tooling. Available online starting March 1st, 2014 we offer a variety of 7 different shape/size plastic clamshells. Each item is made from recycled PET, so retailers can feel confident in an eco-conscious decision. Unlike other clamshell packages, these products are easy-to-open (one of the most important features in retail packaging). Clear plastic clamshells are thermoformed to offer security and display simultaneously! Here are a few photos of the clamshells that will be available for purchase online. To view them on our online store, simply visit shop.sunpack.com and visit the Plastic Clamshells category! Keep an eye out….there may be an introductory special right around the corner.
Customized tooling is a heavy investment, but one with a vast return. While there are many benefits to purchasing standardized clamshells or blister trays, a custom fit will look sharp with your product and protect it accordingly. The video below shows the process we use to form the tooling mold that shapes all of your plastic products. After we are provided with the item being packaged, we take all the necessary steps to provide our clients with a perfect fitting mold. Shown here, the mold being made is designed to hold one of our Flashpads™ for our marketing kit. Depending on size, shape, and quantity, custom tooling services give you complete control of how effective the final mold will be by forming multiple pieces per mold, or safely vacuum and pressure forming a deep cavity. Check out the video to get an idea of how this works!
As a custom manufacturer, we thrive on the idea of creating new, exiting, unique solutions to perfectly fit our customers’ needs and product dimensions. However, it is still imperative that we make options available for small quantities and standardized sizes.
This is exactly why our new stock clamshell program is a step in the right direction. By supplying our customers with a few stock options to choose from, we save them money and time. Available in a variety of sizes, stock clamshells do not require tooling or extra material purchasing. We simply find the right size for you and get the quantity you need ready to be fulfilled. As a turnkey solutions provider, we are able to fulfill, seal, and ship the order to your needs.
As a custom plastic packaging manufacturer, we realize and understand that each packaging solution needs to be tailor made to hold what item it is for with a secure, unique fit. Even those of you inexperienced in the packaging industry, this is a no-brainer. What many retail suppliers may overlook is the fact that the packaging solution also needs to adapt to its environment. Small stores as opposed to big box stores, for example, have limited shelf and hanger space. They are less than likely to have enough room for oversized clamshell packaging or large point of purchase display setups. By changing to a more appropriate size and packaging solution such as a condensed blister pack or tight fitting clamshell, the store is able to stock more of your securely packaged product and there is less worry of limited or non-existent inventory. By planning ahead your thermoformed packaging proportions to the product, the shelf space available to you, and inventory projections you can save time, material, and capital.
Retailers are considering clear plastic packaging solutions now more than ever. Recent studies suggest that shoppers are 400% more likely to pick up a package if they can see the product inside. By using plastic clamshells and trapped blister packaging, retailers and suppliers increase the likelihood of a sale, with little extra cost to them. At large runs, thermoformed packaging solutions are extremely economical and practical in today’s market practices. As a thermoforming manufacturer ourselves, we see the benefit of our clients when they make the switch to blister or clamshell packaging. Watch this video and more to caStch a glimpse of our thermoforming process. Don’t forget, we also provide custom tooling, RF heat sealing AND fulfillment services. Visit our request a quote page to submit your project and learn about pricing!
Plastic packaging solutions offer a variety of benefits to the product they hold and the supplying company. While packaging solutions in a retail environment need have their best foot forward, thermoformed plastic packaging is capable of drawing in the consumer, displaying the item, and enhancing the user experience, all while protecting the integrity of the package and product. Quality packaging manufacturing and design can actually improve the usability of the item it holds by protecting its features in shipping and on the shelf– this is where tamper-evidence comes into play. By utilizing a clear packaging solution such as a custom clamshell, you display the item as it was meant to be seen. Shoppers have the ability to view the product and inspect it for quality assurance. This way, consumers can be confident in their purchasing habits and are more likely to go ahead and buy. By displaying products with clear custom packaging, you enhance the user experience and add an element of convenience for the busy purchasing public.