How We Can Help with Clamshell Packaging UK
Clam Packing (also known as Clamshell Packaging) is made by Thermoforming techniques to closely match the shape of the package to fit closely around the contents (see Thermoforming) and is ideal for presenting and packaging a variety of different shapes and sizes such as electrical goods, automotive parts, toiletries and cosmetics.
The Clam Pack is hand-filled, and then a simple secure clip closure keeps the hinged pack together (this can then be spot welded if required for security).
This type of pack is used primarily for retail display as it generally allows a high degree of all-round visibility and therefore is a popular and practical way of displaying your product.
The advantage of the Clam Pack is that you can pack it yourself so you don’t have to hold large amounts of packed stock. You can also change the paper insert to suit individual customers or even different languages with minimal cost.
We operate to the highest sustainability standards – for example using 85% recycled RPET material that is 100% recyclable for all our blister packaging and our clam shell packaging in total is 100% recyclable, and last but not least, we generate 50KwH of our own electricity every day from a Solar Panel array on the roof.
Sustainability in Packaging Clamshells
Benefits of Thermoformed Packaging
All of our clam packs and clam shells are made of 30% Recycled RPET material, they are also 100% recyclable. So they are not only greener, they will not incur the new packaging tax.
A bespoke service
Platt Packaging can offer a tooling and production service to produce a bespoke product for your product and we can provide a hand assembly packing service for your Clam pack from our site in Tredegar in South Wales, to provide you with a finished product for direct re-sale to your customers. Platt Packaging can despatch nationwide.
We understand that not all of our potential clients requirements justify the cost of expenditure on bespoke tooling, therefore we are starting to develop a range of standard off the shelf clampacks which will assist in keeping the cost of packaging to a minimum.
The range is small at the moment but will grow over time. If you need a bespoke cavity and think it would fit within the plinth area as shown below, it may be that we can make tooling inserts to suit your specific requirement. Whilst this clamshell packaging solution would involve a small tooling cost it would be much less than that of a complete toolset.