The Benefits of Thermoformed Trays for Custom Packaging

Not all of us may know the term thermoforming, but there are many popular products that are/were made using this manufacturing process. Before there were DVDs, we all watched videos on VHS, and thermoforming was a popular way to package these video cassettes. Thermoforming is also used in libraries for books on tape packaging. There are also many other uses to thermoforming such as sales kits and medical packaging.

Definition
Thermoforming is a manufacturing process in which a plastic sheet is heated to a pliable forming temperature where it is then formed to shape to a specific mold. The sheet, or “film” when referring to thinner gauges and certain material types, is heated to a high-enough temperature that allows it to be stretched into or onto a mold and is then cooled to a finished shape. Once shaped, the sheet is trimmed to create the final, usable product. There are many different approaches to thermoforming, but the most common is vacuum thermoforming

There are many benefits in choosing a thermoformed package for your company and product kit. Thermoformed packaging kits are highly customizable, durable, and sealable, all important factors when choosing which form of packaging is best for your product.

Customization
The first great benefit is that thermoforming allows for a highly customizable package. Thermoformed packaging can molded to a custom shaped to securely fit all kinds of contents inside the kit. These contents can vary in all forms of shapes and sizes to create an effective kit.

Durability
Another great feature is the durability of thermoformed packaging. The material inside and outside is rigid and durable to properly hold the contents that you have chosen to fit within the customizable kit.  The outside of the packaging is durable enough to make sure the contents within the package stay safe and protected.

Sealing
At Sunrise Packaging, we also offer a third great feature to thermoformed packaging kits by sealing, which is popular among our sales kits. Sealing is when thermoformed trays are attached to turned edge chipboard. The chipboard sealing is a great customization tool for promoting your brand and adds more value to the overall look of the packaging because your company can print on the chipboard the image you feel best promotes your brand and the product.

Customization, durability, and sealing are all important factors that go into the decision making of how to create the best possible sales/packaging kit for your company.  Be sure to keep these in mind next time you look for your next sales kit.