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Clear Plastic Packaging for Food Drives Sales, Report Says

Posted by Rob on Design | Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 | 0 comments

A report suggests that plastic could become the clear choice for many food packaging designs. According to a Wall Street Journal, clear plastic packaging enhances consumer interaction with products and, ultimately, drives sales. At Plastic Ingenuity, we strongly support clear plastic packaging, whether it be for clamshell or other designs. Wondering why clear plastic packaging is proving to be advantageous for many food brands? We’ve analyzed this trend and provided suggestions for your own food packaging designs. The New Standard for Food Packaging The clear packaging trend proves to be much more than that—it’s becoming a new standard for food packaging. Take Tropicana’s switch to clear designs, for example. The company formerly offered their orange juice in white plastic jugs. When Coca Cola introduced Simply Orange—complete in clear, attractive bottles—Tropicana’s sales began to decline. To compete, Tropicana switched to clear containers, and customers responded positively. Or consider Talenti’s strategy. The packaging design for this product is simple: a clear plastic container with the markings of the company’s logo and the flavor of gelato. Kind bars also follow this clear packaging...

Plastic Tray Packaging for the Medical Industry

Posted by admin on Medical packaging | Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 | 0 comments

Medical parts need protective barriers against outside elements. At Plastic Ingenuity, we produce custom tray packaging solutions for medical parts of all kinds. To create the best packaging designs for the medical industry, we follow a foundation of clean room practices to produce of customized designs, no matter for what the devices are being utilized. Adherence to Clean Room Standards Medical devices must be sterile when used during procedures. If packaging companies introduce contaminants during the production process, devices may be compromised and unsafe to use. To ensure products remain in a pure state, they must be processed in a clean room packaging environment that does not allow impurities to enter at any step of packaging creation. Clean rooms, which should be ISO Class 8 to ensure maximum sterility, should utilize positive pressure HVAC systems that are supported by HEPA filtration. Clean rooms should also have exceptional trimming processes in place to allow for clean trims on every run. To ensure all these processes run seamlessly during your plastic tray design, your packaging company should have seasoned staff with years...

What to Expect for the Best Practices for Medical Packaging

Posted by admin on Medical packaging | Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 | 0 comments

At Plastic Ingenuity, we routinely produce customized medical packaging designs. Whether you’re seeking packaging for medical trays, unit dose packages, testing kits or anything else, you’ll need a company that follows the best practices for medical products. Here, we’ve outlined the key factors to consider every medical packaging company should adhere to, as well as what you need for exceptional customized designs. Consult this list as you decide which company could produce your medical packaging. What to Look for in a Medical Packaging Company As you search for a company to produce your medical packaging items, you will need to assess a variety of factors. The following are some of the leading considerations an exceptional medical packaging company will have: Clean room facilities Your medical packaging designs must be handled in a highly sterile environment, so you will need a packaging company that can meet these needs. Leading packaging companies will have clean room facilities with ISO 9001: 2008 certifications, as well as positive pressure HVAC systems with HEPA filtration and expertly handled trimming process, to produce medical packaging in...

Clamshell Packaging for the Food Industry

Posted by admin on Food Packaging | Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 | 0 comments

Many companies in the food industry choose clamshell designs for their numerous advantages, including exceptional food protection, lower production costs, and much more. At Plastic Ingenuity, we’ve helped both food companies and restaurants develop the packaging they need for their products. Examine the benefits of clamshell packaging for the food industry. Food Protection Food products need to be properly protected to remain in a sanitary condition. Retail food items have their own unique challenges to meet—if food products are not packaged properly, they may grow mold and become unsanitary to eat.  To-go containers for restaurants also need designs that offer protection and resist outside contamination. Clamshell packaging keeps products fresh and secure from tampering—excellent for ready-to-eat food options, as well as for storing food in to-go containers. Easy Accessibility When customers are trying to open their food packaging containers, they will not want to spend additional time doing so. Therefore, packaging designs that have high levels of tamper resistance and take considerable effort to open, such as blister packaging, are not ideal for food products. Although clamshell packaging keeps food...

Which Packaging Design Is Best For Your Products?

Posted by rhelmke on Design | Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 | 0 comments

PI specializes in food and retail packaging, and recently we’ve unveiled seven new designs that meet the specifications for both markets. Examine each design’s benefits and how they could be advantageous to your company’s products—and see why you may want to start using them.   Follow Your Arrow Ideal for: To-go boxes The “Follow Your Arrow” design contains tamper evident features directly in the design and does not require a secondary piece. This plastic packaging is perfect for storing food items or as to-go boxes in restaurants.   Corner Appeal Ideal for: On-the-go meals In “Corner Appeal” design, the lid is submerged within the base rib of the packaging. Users must break away a perforated seal on the tub. They can then open from any corner of the tub. Because this design provides tamper resistance, it is ideal for ready-made meals.   Top Hat Trick Ideal for: To-go items The “Top Hat Trick” is a two-piece design that features a lid trim buried into the package’s base. The design easily opens, making it an excellent option for to-go containers for...