A manufacturer of electronics needed a low cost solution for the packaging of one of their product lines. As the photo here shows, they needed a thermoformed end cap that would suspend their product inside of the package. It would have to be durable enough to protect the item from damage during shipping and handling, but inexpensive enough to not drive up the cost of the product.
The product that we engineered features patented shock absorbing bumpers that are specially designed to prevent damage from rough handling. The finished product not only met all of the customer’s requirements for packaging, but also reduced their cost because of our innovative use of materials.
At Plastiform, we integrate value into every product that we engineer and manufacture. This packaging solution was composed of a black medium density polyethylene (MDPE) that is formulated from postconsumer recycled materials. It was manufactured on an in-line thermoformer, with a smooth finish and dimensions of 8″ by 5″, to tolerances of ±.010″. A prototype was produced and approved before the production run of 8,000 units. Quality was maintained through fit and destructive testing to verify dimensions and wall thickness. This product highlights our ability to combine innovative features into an existing product.
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