Are you sure your packaging offers the
most ideal presentation for your products?

Protect and market your products the right way with custom clamshell packaging.

Clamshells are the most common thermoformed packaging in the market for a good reason:

Why use clear plastic clamshell packaging?? As one packaging engineer succinctly posted on a blog, “It’s durable, it’s cheap, it protects the product well, and it prevents theft from the packaging.”

Let’s clarify these benefits:

  • Clear clamshells provide the perfect showcase presentation for your product, giving you the option of making it visible from all angles. Consumers prefer to see the "real" item they are buying over just viewing a picture.
  • Clamshells can be molded into almost any shape so it can easily be made to conform to your product, minimizing space requirements. This low wasted space helps with packing density when shipping the product, which translates into lower cost. The retailer gets high display density as well.
  • Multi-purpose and self-contained: Other packaging types may require 2 or more materials which adds to cost (adhesives, clear plastic covers, additional padding, partitions, etc.). With one-piece clamshells, you get ideal product visibility, product protection, and in-store security.
  • They’re durable. Their solid, plastic construction gives them an advantage over folding cartons which can get damaged. Consumers often reject a dented box even if the interior is not affected.
  • Versatility: clams can be designed to hang on a hook or stand on a shelf, or BOTH!
  • Comparatively low unit cost considering all factors: materials, simplicity of assembly, product protection, in-store security.
  • Avoid package rage: Every product packaging project has its own set of tradeoffs. You can make it easy or difficult to open a clamshell depending on your sealing strategy. Is customer convenience more important than in-store security? Does the value and size of the product mandate a tamper-proof package that deters shoplifting? The latter is the objective of the notoriously frustrating ‘rope seal’ around clamshells coming out of China. Closures can be as simple as a button snap or involve heat sealing, sonic welding, or glue systems for added security. Let the Plastiform team help you find the right system for your application.

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CLAMSHELL GALLERY

Clamshell Packaging
Clamshell Packaging

What you get with your
Plastiform custom clamshell packaging:

Built-in “feet” or tri-fold hinges for standalone capacity
Key holes for hanging on display stands
Features for insert cards
Buttons for easy snap-shut capability

Advantages of clamshells

  • Versatile and can accommodate any product
  • Gives items a clean and new appearance on shelves

Disadvantages of clamshells

  • Might need a secondary seal to secure items
  • Can be hard for customers to open

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Plastiform, Inc.
3418 International Place,
Irving, TX 75062

Phone: 877-895-FORM (3676)
Fax: 972-241-3472

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Plastiform, Inc.
3418 International Place,
Irving, TX 75062

Phone: 877-895-FORM (3676)
Fax: 972-241-3472

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WANT TO RECEIVE A FREE SAMPLE?

We know you're looking for top-notch quality that fits your budget. We can send you a sample to verify the quality of our work.

We’ll even send you a free sample!