Thermoform packaging allows for high-volume, fast production of plastic containers, lids, trays and bins that protect products in the food, medical, consumer, automotive and industrial packaging industries. The materials (RPET) we use in our thermoform production is 100% recyclable.
Plastic trays and other thermoformed products offer superior durability over wood or corrugated paper, are easy to manufacture and are cost-effective, making this type of packaging highly popular and budget friendly. Thermoforming trays and other products is much faster than injection molding with a much lower tooling cost, and PreferPack’s tooling prices (which includes prototyping, mold and cutting die) costs far less than our competitors for the same high quality finished product.
At PreferPack, we use either thin-gauge film sheets made of Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate (RPET or recycled PET), and these sheets are placed over a mold, heated and either pressure formed, vacuum formed, or both, along with a burst of reverse air pressure to make the product’s shape. When the shaped film sheet cools, the sheet becomes a solid but flexible (depending on thickness and design) product that can withstand a surprising amount of use. The RPET material is not only incredibly strong and durable, but RPET thermoforms are also 100% recyclable with the recycled material used to make plastic bottles for soda, water and other beverages along with food jars.
Some popular, widely used thermoformed products include clamshell packaging used in the food industry along with packaging liners used for medical device packaging and sterilization for surgical and medical purposes. Thermoformed RPET is easily made into trays that are lightweight, stackable or nestable as well as reinforced for heavy duty purposes such as some car parts and even shipping pallets.
You can call us at (877) 284-7752 or send us one of our contact forms with any question you may have about thermoform products at PreferPack, and we’ll be happy to do what we can to deliver the best packaging solution for your needs.
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