Probably our most popular stock products are for media packaging; whether that entails USB flash drives, or CD/DVD media, our stock packaging solutions and cases go as far back as VHS and cassette albums. While these forms of media are slowly exiting the market, there are still many customers and companies that rely on disc media; either in libraries, self-help collections, or important computer software. USB and disc media are practically universal, especially as back up storage in case cloud software or wireless internet is temporarily unattainable. Finished with vinyl or turned edge, our multi-disc albums with sealed in pages are extremely economical and easy to customize. Internal components of these albums are thermoformed in our facility, heat sealed to the exterior and ring metals are applied. For multi-disc sets or media applications, consider a semi-customizable solution like thermoformed albums; they save time, money, and serve as a representative package of what the customer has in store.
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.
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!
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.
When utilizing custom plastic thermoformed packaging solutions, one does not need to be limited to plastic packaging to create a cohesive product. While the most common thermoformed packaging solutions are plastic blister packs and secure clamshells, there are many ways to use thermoformed plastic in other packaging types as well. Custom boxes for example, a plastic thermoformed tray is the perfect way to create in-box cavities with economical manufacturing cost. As a marketing kit to potential clients, we created a marketing kit in-house that demonstrates well the use of a plastic tray to hold contents in our very own NetBox. The custom tray was made from black, formable PVC to match the color of the turned edge cigar box. The tray was made from our own custom-made tooling, so everything fit like a glove!
Medical and pharmaceutical thermoformed packaging is a market that isn’t going away anytime soon. Due to material requirements and health standards, thermoformed plastic packaging solutions are the most common choice for pharmaceuticals and medical devices (blisters, clamshells, etc.) . While not all products require sterilization in the packaging process, thermoformed trays and clamshells are perfect for this application as well. Along with compliance of health standards and secure closures, sustainability has become a growing concern for eco-conscious businesses. You may think that with an overlap of so many requirements would limit the potential for innovative design but it is just the opposite. Pharmaceutical packaging (especially for over-the-counter meds) can still be creative and daring. Designers and packaging engineers take into account the following factors: color, texture, shape/size, carton, and of course, compliance. Blog Source: Plastic Ingenuity
Packaging for retail products is a crucial part of marketing and selling the product. When creating the design and setup up thermoformed plastic packaging, style and substance must be employed for a successful product. Not only does the end result need to be appealing to consumers, but it needs to be highly functional for shipping and likely tampering. It is important to remember that many consumers will associate the quality of packaging with quality product– so, when choosing a thermoforming manufacturer or even plastics provider, be adamant about your standards and how to present your product. Custom plastic clamshells and blister packaging can be used with clear plastics that not only protect the item but display it to the consumer. Don’t make them guess what your product is like- show them!
When shopping and designing great packaging, it is important not to stay stuck with one material or manufacturing process. At Sunrise Packaging, we mix and match our manufacturing capabilities quite often. For example, Permavue™ albums and other media packaging cleverly combine thermoformed plastic trays with turned edge flats customized with artwork and other external features. This way, the retailer and eventually the end user get the best of both worlds: a custom fitted plastic tray that holds contents securely tightly sealed onto a full customized turned edge cover. Turned edge manufacturing gives the outside of the packaging the look and feel of a hardcover textbook, perfect for holding a thermoformed plastic tray. Put the two together and your album is complete! Well, you should probably write a few songs first…
Packaging companies with in-house tooling departments are highly beneficial to any organization in need of thermoformed packaging products. From secure custom clamshells to thermoformed trays, plastic packaging solutions need to have an accurate fit. Tooling production under the same roof as thermoforming ensures mechanical compatibility, saving you time and money. Watch Sunrise’s tooling production process here:
Thermoformed plastic packaging offers flexibility, which is a vital characteristic in most markets and a huge selling point for manufacturers. Plastic offers the ability to provide packaging and products that few other materials can over a wide range of market segments.Plastic packaging can improve overall quality of a medical product’s life. By thermoforming a custom package, you offer a superior ability to protect products against contamination, and ultimately, patients against infection. The chemical resistance, transparency, and durability of plastics enhance safety and efficiency in lab, hospital and home use. Plastics conform to nearly any shape and guard against most impurities and are the ideal solutions for shipping, protecting, and storing intricate and expensive medical device instruments.