blog    Plastic Ingenuity July 2012 Archive

Plastic Food Packaging Options

Posted by rhelmke on Custom Packaging | Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 | 0 comments

    When considering packaging for food, there are several important issues to contemplate.  Not only is it essential to find packaging materials that are safe for food use, but it is also imperative to consider what the packaging will look like to the consumer.  Packaging that is appealing and easy to open makes the food more attractive to, and more likely to be purchased by, consumers.  Luckily, there are a variety of food packaging options available to customers with all of the vital characteristics essential for proper food packaging. Packaging Methods Available In the market today, various packaging techniques are offered depending upon the food market. For example, food sold at a grocery store that is in the “grab and go” section of the deli department requires a packaging option that is not only stackable, but tamper evident.  This choice is available in a variety of options, such as in a stackable packaging form, as well is in the more common one-part and two-part dish designs.  Another important characteristic for food containers is for the packaging to be leak-proof,...

The Benefits of Blister Packaging

Posted by rhelmke on Electronic Packaging | Monday, July 23rd, 2012 | 1 comments

  Plastic packaging comes in a variety of shapes and sizes with uses varying from retail to medical, from food industry to electronics, and various others. What makes blister packaging so versatile is the capability to show a product while being safely sealed inside a container. Thermoforming provides the uniformity of the plastic packaging while highlighting the item within. In blister packaging, a certain sensitivity to design is still needed because of the use of a card to seal the plastic to. This card includes the brand name, the item description and whatever else that may be desired by the client. Items to Consider for Blister Packs One of the greatest appeals of the blister pack is that it is a sealed package. For this reason, it is most commonly known for being used in the medical and pharmaceutical industries. You may recall the look of drugstore medications and the way they are carefully sealed within packages to allow for sterile conditions. Other uses of blister packs include such items as cosmetics, batteries, and other drugstore items such as floss...