Thermoformed plastic is cost effective and yields strong, compact, lightweight packaging at decreased materials costs per unit. But using the right plastics in packaging can make a difference – in the bottom line and in the environment. Most collection systems are built around HDPE and PET so a focus on these materials makes recycling and the inclusion of recycled materials possible. HDPE has excellent impact strength where product protection is required and PET presents both good clarity for display packaging and stability for engineered structures.
We design all of our products to facilitate recycling and we advocate for recycling so they can continue to circulate in healthy technical cycles. This stewardship continues through every phase of the product life cycle from design, sourcing, converting, marketing and recycling again. From concept to production the considerations of sustainable packaging are incorporated into the containers and packages we design. Considerations are weighed and tradeoffs measured for technical performance, cost, appearance, regulatory compliance, resource optimization, responsible sourcing, material health and resource recovery. This process drives us and challenges us to be innovative verses just accepting conventional tactics for one way package design.