Thermoforming is the practice of heating plastic until it reaches a pliable state, and then forming the plastic into various shapes. Once the plastic has been shaped, it in then trimmed, creating precise product packaging. Thermoforming is used to create plastic clamshells, packaging trays, blister packaging, and lidding film packaging.
Because there are so many diverse applications for thermoform packaging, there are also some huge benefits as well! We’ve outlined four of the biggest benefits that come from using thermoformed packaging for your product packaging needs.
- Design Options: thermoforming provides manufacturers with an endless supply of options or ways to incorporate branding into the packaging. This allows for the product to stand out to consumers when its sitting on a retail shelf. Because thermoforming provides the ability to customize packaging, brand recognition is increased along with product visibility. Thermoforming also provides space to include important information about the product, such as instructions, ingredients, or even nutrition information.
- Protection for Products: Thermoformed packaging is a durable, resilient, and tamper-resistant packaging option. This offers protection not only during shipping and transportation, but also provides numerous sealing options that can help to extend the products shelf life. Other sealing options allow for easy access to the products inside. Food and pharmaceutical product packaging requires a strong and durable packaging and seal to protect the items inside against contamination.
- Cost-effective: Due to the lost cost associated with thermoforming, this is a financially smart option for many companies. On average, thermoformed packaging can cost up to 15% less than packaging made from plastic injection molding. Another huge way that thermoform can save money, is that it is less labor-intensive, with a quick turnaround time, which saves on labor costs.
- Sustainability: On average, about 52% of consumers make a purchase decision based on the eco-friendly nature of the packaging material. In fact, most consumers prefer to purchase products from a brand that is more inclined to make a positive social and environmental impact by using environmentally friendly packaging materials. Thermoforming can be highly sustainable in both production and materials. Most manufacturers use environmentally friendly practices such as recycling and using sustainable plastic materials in the production of product packaging.
When it comes to selecting the right product packaging for your products, there are many different options available. Keep your products safe in an attractive packaging option that uses thermoformed packaging technology!