Blister & Clamshells(8 companies)
Companies that manufacture and supply empty clamshells, blisters or other thermoformed packages for later filling or loading on a packaging line (as opposed to those who make thermoform fill/seal equipment that forms the tray, fills and seals on a single machine.) Thermoformed packaging can be stock or custom. Considering switching to a new container, material? If you need a new package or consumable, explore these articles to help guide your next purchase.
In addition to its line of sealing machines, Algus Packaging designs and supplies thermoformed blisters, clamshells, bifolds, and trays that help increase shelf impact and brand awareness. Using the latest design and programming software, Algus Packaging engineers create packages for almost any application from basic rectangle face-seal blister to complex three-dimensional bifolds.
Anchor Packaging, a thermoformer of rigid PP and PET plastic containers, offers a wide range of products for foodservice applications, including hinged PP clamshells, containers, and lids that withstand temperatures to 230°F under heat lamps, hot cases, and microwaves. Also available are clear, anti-fog-lids with leak-resistant closures that increase impulse sales, prevent order errors and messy spills. These sturdy PP packages are dishwasher-safe and consumer reusable, and are available in rounds, rectangles, and squares from 5- to 100-oz sizes. PETE hinged containers and bases with separate lids are made with FDA-approved, post-consumer recycled content. This high clarity material offers ultimate food visibility with eye-catching appeal to increase impulse sales from self-serve cases. Safe-Pinch® tamper-evident, clear hinged containers highlight chilled salads, sandwiches and are designed to allow cut fruit and vegetables to respirate. They can also be used for ambient displays of baked goods, dry snacks, and candy.
Be Green Packaging
Be Green Packaging delivers custom, molded fiber containers that are recyclable and compostable for food service, personal care, home goods and other markets. Recent applications of Be Green Packaging’s packaging solutions have included developing sustainable, eco-friendly packaging pieces and a molded fiber tray for razors. Another application replaced plastic packaging with molded fiber boxes for water-free face wash swatches that decreased shipping costs and reduced the package’s overall carbon footprint by 70%.
Mercury Plastics, Inc.
Mercury Plastics manufactures custom thermoformed packaging including blisters, clamshells, multi-folds, two-piece units, set-up boxes and insert trays. Mercury leverages varying materials and gauges ranging from .010 to .250 with draw capacity up to 30-in. deep. Mercury supports client projects in a number of industries such as: cosmetics, electronics, medical, home goods, health and personal care products, and consumer packaged goods.
Placon designs and manufactures stock and custom thermoformed and injection molded blisters, clamshells, trays and other packaging for food, retail, and medical markets that are sustainable and functional. Placon's offers sustainable, thermoformed packaging innovations such as Crystal Seal® Cravings™ product line made with recycled PET material and tamper-evident features. Other thermoformed containers include the Fresh 'n Clear® product line, including bowls and trays. The Fresh 'n Clear® four-compartment insert tray is made from EcoStar post-consumer recycled PET, is completely recyclable, and replaces the unsustainable flexible pouches in regular salad kits. Placon also offers an extensive range of tubs, bowls, freezable and deli cups for food, thermformed blisters and clamshells for medical applications, and ready-for-retail clamshells.
Point Five Packaging, LLC
Point Five offers a wide array of rigid containers for tray and cup sealing applications and tamper-evident packages. These containers come in PET, CPET, PP, and paper.
Rigid plastic and paper containers from Sonoco include the flagship EnviroCan™ paper container with a paper or metal end, which is made of 100% recycled fiber, designed to meet the ongoing challenge of balancing responsible materials sourcing with product and food safety. Other rigid containers from Sonoco include hinged and lidded containers, in-mold labeled containers, trays and bowls, thermoformed blister packaging and much more.
Winpak Lane, Inc.
Winpak’s rigid container product offering includes cups, trays, food containers as well as films for semi-rigid thermoforming films for blister applications. Highlights from the Winpak product line include the MAPfresh® barrier tray, used primarily for case-ready packaging applications such as animal and plant protein, seafood, cheeses, pre-made meals, and other items. Recyclable trays are suitable for freezing as well as reheating in a microwave. Other products include S-Series thermoformed flat rim cups with a 37mm top diameter, designed for high-speed fill/seal machines for applications including margarine, butter, spreads, and many other liquid and semi-viscous products.
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