blog    Plastic Ingenuity September 2014 Archive

PET vs. PVC plastics: Which Material is Better for Packaging?

Posted by Rob on Plastics | Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 | 0 comments

Many types of plastic materials are available to produce packaging. When you need to create a design to package your products, you may soon discover that two plastic materials are commonly used: PET and PVC.  At Plastic Ingenuity, we have clients ask us which plastic materials prove to be most advantageous for their thermoformed packaging designs. Here, we’ve outlined explanations for these two plastics, as well as which proves to be the most beneficial to help you determine which to use. PET plastic PET, or polyethylene terephthalate plastics is one the most widely used plastics for thermoforming. The material is molded into the designated shape, and then dried for increased resistance. The plastic is used to produce food containers, beverage bottles, synthetic fibers and more. PET is the most common plastic for thermoforming packaging designs because of its high-strength barrier that can resist outside tampering or other elements. PVC plastic PVC plastic, or polyvinyl chloride, is a rigid plastic designed to withstand harsh impacts and extreme temperatures. The material is most commonly used when creating cables, roofing materials, commercial signage,...

7 Key Points to Consider for Food Packaging

Posted by Rob on Food Packaging | Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 | 0 comments

  Food producers have a variety of needs: choosing the appropriate materials for specific applications, tooling costs, developing packaging, lead times and consistency, especially in an automated environment. Examine these considerations in depth to determine what you need in a food packaging manufacturer so you can receive high quality food packaging that fits within your budget. Lower Packaging Costs Food manufacturers are typically looking to save money, especially in packaging, to provide consumers with the lowest price possible. To do this, many companies opt for food packaging manufacturers who can complete the entire process in-house. By taking care of everything from designs to tooling to final production, an all-inclusive plastic packaging company can effectively lower your overall costs.   Tamper Evident Tamper resistant designs are an essential component of food packaging designs. Search for a food packaging company that offers various tamper-evident concepts for food packaging designs so you can find one that best suits your products.   SQF Level Three Quality is a key concern for food manufacturers. Therefore, your packaging manufacturer must be up-to-date with the latest food...

The Importance of Sterile Packaging

Posted by admin on Medical packaging | Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 | 0 comments

Every day, hospitals and other medical institutions and other rely on devices and pharmaceuticals to maintain the health of patients—and all these products must have highly sterile packaging. All packaging must be safe and clean for use, but in the medical and pharmaceutical industries, this is especially important. Items like syringes, as well as containers for medication, must be processed in facilities that are free of harmful particulate matter to create designs that meet packaging validations and produce a barrier from harmful bacteria. Here at PI, we respect the seriousness behind sterile packaging. Because medical and pharmaceutical products are used for such critical applications, they must be free of impurities. Here, our team has compiled various considerations the best sterile plastic packaging companies meet, as well as the types of packaging for medical and pharmaceutical applications and how to find a packaging company to develop your designs with extreme attention to detail. Types of Designs and Materials for Sterile Packaging Packaging companies can develop various designs for medical and pharmaceutical products that must adhere to strict sterility. Typically, blister packaging,...