Perfect Packaging Materials Part 7: ABS

Posted by Rob Helmke | Tuesday, January 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Also known as Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, this material is a combination of styrene, butadiene and acrylic. What does all that add up to, exactly? A high-gloss, high-impact resistant, rigid material used everywhere from hospitals to preschools around the world.

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Perfect Packaging Materials Part 5: HDPE

Posted by Rob Helmke | Tuesday, January 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you're looking for plastic that's tough but versatile, High Density Polyethylene, or HDPE, is the material for you. Renowned for its strength but applicable for everyday consumer products, too, HDPE is used the world over for the unique molecular structure that gives it its durability—in fact, this plastic is produced by plastic molding companies more than any other type, and can be found everywhere from the grocery store to the battlefield.

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Perfect Packaging Materials Part 4: CPET

Posted by Rob Helmke | Tuesday, January 8, 2013 | 3 Comments

PET plastics are popular for plenty of reasons, not the least of which is their clarity—remember, this is a plastic that you use when you want to show off your product. If you don't necessarily need something transparent, but you want something strong and resilient, CPET could be exactly what you're looking for.

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Perfect Packaging Materials Part 3: PETG

Posted by Rob Helmke | Tuesday, January 1, 2013 | 1 Comment

Once you get past the basic types of PET plastics, you get into the modified copolymers—these are PET plastics that have been treated with something that changes its structure. Today, I want to introduce PETG plastic, otherwise known as polyethylene terephthalate - glycol modified.

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Perfect Packaging Materials Part 2: PET Plastics

Posted by Rob Helmke | Wednesday, December 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

From our last blog post, you now know a little about polyethylene terephthalates, or PET plastics. You know that this type of plastic is a staple in food and beverage packaging. It's also used in the packaging of plenty of other products, though not necessarily ones you want to eat or drink—PET is a mainstay for packaging things like cosmetics and cleaning chemicals. Just look at the recycling code on any PET plastic package, and you'll see: It's number one.

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Using PET: The Benefits of Recycled Plastic Packaging

Posted by Rob Helmke | Thursday, November 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

When taking into account plastic packaging types, it's important to think about what kind of material you're using. The proper plastic can serve as a secure and valuable solution for your business needs, but there's more the right plastic can offer.

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Basics of Plastic Vacuum Forming

Posted by Rob Helmke | Tuesday, September 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

Thermoformed packaging is a complicated discipline that requires a great deal of understanding of materials, and the actual methods used to create the package. Plastic vacuum forming is one of the most simplified of these methods. This process generally mimics many of the thermoforming principles, with potential cost saving measures for the client.

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How Custom Packaging for Retail Increases Product Sales

Posted by Rob Helmke | Tuesday, August 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

By finding the best way of displaying items for consumers, retailers can ensure that their product sales will increase by attracting and keeping shoppers. Custom packaging provides the customer with a variety of options that can present their brand while keeping the product safe until purchase. With packaging methods available to hold a variety of items, each container can easily be customized according to its size, shape, and special characteristics.

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Plastic Food Packaging Options

Posted by Rob Helmke | Wednesday, July 25, 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.

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Plastics Make it Possible

Posted by Rob Helmke | Monday, May 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

The flexibility plastic packaging offers is one of its most vital characteristics.  Plastic offers the ability to provide packaging and products that few other materials can over a wide range of market segments.

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