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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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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Three Characteristics of an Industry-Leading Packaging Partner

Posted by Rob Helmke | Monday, May 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

Maintaining quality control is an essential part of any business operation. The same is true when choosing a packaging solution for your products. Selecting a packaging company with a solid reputation for durability, reliability and innovation can go a long way toward impressing customers and pleasing distributors. All three of these characteristics are necessary in order to create the ideal packaging solution for your product. Here’s why they matter so much.

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