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Clamshell Packaging Companies and Services

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of clamshell packing companies and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source clamshell packing companies with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate clamshell packing companies that will design, engineer, and provide clamshell packing for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading clamshell packing companies. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right manufacturers whether you are looking for 3 cavity clamshell packaging, candle clamshell packaging, or foam clamshell packaging.

  • Greeneville, TN 423-638-1284

    Valk Industries provides engineering and manufacturing benefits for clamshell packaging and more. Operations began in 1975 and since then Valk Industries has expanded from providing customized machining and fabrication processes to component assembly and packaging and other related options. As an ISO 9001:2008 certified company with almost 40 years of quality experience, you can count on Valk.

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  • Garden Grove, CA 714-455-9925

    The Aaron Thomas Company is an award winning supplier of quality contract packaging benefits. Aaron Thomas’ high speed automated capabilities allow you to bring your inventory to market in less time and with higher quality. If you need fast and affordable quality servicing then you need the Aaron Thomas Company. Please call today or go to ATC’s website for full descriptions.

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  • Salt Lake City, UT 801-943-1111

    At American Packaging Group, we are committed to helping you create and deliver the right packaging, right on time, at the right price. We offer the complete solution to medium and large size contract packaging. Our skilled staff takes you from initial analysis to packaging design, production and fulfillment services for corrugated packaging, point of purchase displays, assembly kitting and more.

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  • Franklin Park, IL 847-451-4018

    Mattpak thrives in the fast-paced world of contract packaging, dedicated to providing the most innovative & cost-effective solutions to client needs. Packaging options include: Bags, Blisters (even water soluble PVA), Jars & Pails. We handle powder, granules, pastes & liquids, & offer specific food & soaps packaging, plus display packaging to add the finishing touch to retail shelves & beyond!

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  • Denver, CO 800-262-6789

    Contract packaging of shelf stable food & non-food products. Organic and A.I.B. GMP Certified. Food supplement pouched sets, capsule & tablet blister-form fill, bottling, organic encapsulation, vertical & horizontal flow wrapping, literature wrapping for bulk mail, skin packs, blister, shrink-wrap, bundling, collating, kitting, retail displays, rework, quality inspections & fulfillment.

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Clamshell Packaging

Clamshell packaging is a common product packaging design that features a folded piece of clear plastic (or two pieces) with fused edges and molded or stamped faces. Clamshell packaging is one of the most widely used packaging designs in retail contexts, though it can be impractical in the distribution of industrial or commercial products in large numbers.

Small quantities of consumer products like light bulbs, batteries, toys, small electronics, automotive supplies, cleaning supplies, videos and many other products are packaged in clamshell packaging. Clamshell packaging became popular with manufacturers because it solves many of the challenges presented by the shipping, distribution and sale of consumer products. Clamshell packaging is inexpensive and effective. It is lightweight yet durable, so it saves on shipping costs without compromising the safe transportation of products. The plastic faces of clamshell packaging can be easily molded to fit around the contours of the products they contain, which makes the package’s contents easily visible to consumers. Once placed on retail center shelves, clamshell packages are theft-resistant; most clamshell plastic is too durable to be damaged by hand, and fused clamshell edges often cannot be opened without sharp tools.

Clamshell packaging is designed using a molding or stamping process. Manufacturers can choose between two designs. When two pieces of plastic are used, one or both pieces are either molded to fit the contours of the product or stamped with a shape that provides enough clearance for the product. After being shaped, the two pieces are fused together at the edges. When one piece is used, a long plastic strip is molded or stamped on one or both ends of the strip and then bent at or near its middle. The edges are then fused together, except at the fold, which becomes a hinge. While clamshell packaging has proved to be an excellent packaging solution for manufacturers, it has inspired headlines for how difficult it can be for consumers to open. In 2007, the American Dialect Society listed “Wrap Rage,” the emotional experience of trying to open clamshell packaging, as one of the most useful new terms of the year. Consumer Reports, a popular magazine that reviews consumer products, began awarding hard-to-open products packaged in clamshells with “Oyster Awards” in 2006. The American Consumer Product Safety Commission estimated that in 2004, more than 6,000 people required hospitalization after trying to open clamshell-packaged products; the risk of hospitalization may deter some consumers from purchasing products packaged in clamshells.

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