Because current FDA medical-packaging regulations prohibit the use of post-consumer recycled (PCR) content, Klöckner Pentaplast’s Pentamed light foamed high-impact polystyrene (HIPS) films fill customers’ sustainability goals by providing material reduction as they reduce package weight while maintaining physical properties comparable to standard materials.
In research recently conducted through Clemson University’s CUShop™ to evaluate how different styles of packaging influence a customer’s point-of-sale behavior, statistical evidence showed a strong purchase preference for clear plastic clamshells over printed paperboard boxes.
A seven-layer coextruded Le Creuset look-alike, a PET jam jar for a Marks & Spencer brand of jam that can withstand thermal processing at 95 degrees C, some impressively crisp printing of QR codes on shrink bundling film, and a tool-change twist on a blow/fill system.
Thermoformer Fabri-Kal can offer custom manufacturing of clamshells, as well as stock rigid plastic packaging for foodservice applications, in a range of material types, including PET, PS, PP, PE, and PLA. Services cover the spectrum from design and prototyping, to the manufacture of start-up volumes and production volumes.