Custom Retail Packaging Design

Plastiform offers complete thermoform design consulting services to our customers looking for a custom plastic thermoform packaging solution. These services include engineering, design, prototyping, and reverse engineering. Thermoform plastics & packaging combines excellent product protection with an attractive custom look that showcases the product, and makes excellent retail packaging, point of purchase displays, and custom designed handling trays.

Our engineering staff will create a 3D model of the packaging and work with the customer to select the appropriate material from a range of plastics including ESD or conductive material, flocked HIPS or PVC, and ABS, among others. Once the design and modeling phase is complete, we will build initial tooling to create a prototype. The prototype will be tested for functionality and appearance, and any design changes can be made to the initial prototype tooling. Once a final prototype is approved, we will manufacture high-quality steel rule tooling with any necessary plug assists, and provide any required maintenance throughout the life of the tooling.

We have a laminar flow HEPA filtered portable clean room on-site to serve customers with specific packaging and manufacturing needs, and offer ancillary services including labeling, screen-printing, and pilot runs. For more information about our thermoform design consulting capability & thermoformed plastics, see the table below or contact us directly.

Portfolio Gallery

  • Cosmetic Lotions 3 piece POP Custom Display
  • 3.5 Hard Drive Clamshell
  • Dual Showerhead 3 piece pack Clamshell Custom Display
  • Custom Thermoforming of an Antenna Tray for the Electronics Industry
  • Design & Development of a Thermoformed Pipette Tray for the Medical Industry
  • Development of a Thermoformed Cushion End Cap for the Electronics Industry
  • Custom Thermoformed PVC Clamshell for the Outdoor Sports Industry
  • Engineering and Development of a Custom PETG Tray and Lid for the Medical Industry
  • Custom Manufactured Polystyrene Watercolor Palettes

Thermoform Design Consulting Capability

General Capabilities


  • Engineer
  • Design
  • Prototyping
  • Research & Development
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Concept Development
  • Consulting

Prototypes


  • 3D Model
  • Physical Model
  • Short Run Production

Method


  • Prototype Mold
  • Thermoformed
  • Trimmed

Engineering Discipline


  • Mechanical
  • Manufacturing

Environment

Laminar Flow HEPA Filtered Portable Clean Room

Materials Engineering


  • PVC
  • PET, PETG
  • ESD and Conductive Materials
  • Polypropylene
  • LDPE, MDPE, HDPE
  • HIPS
  • ABS

Tooling


  • Manage
  • Maintain
  • Steel Ruled Trim Dies / Molds
  • Plug Assists
  • Special Applications
  • Custom

Product Engineering


  • Wheel Well Liners
  • Housings
  • Funnel

Inspection Procedures

Secondary Services


  • Adhering Labels
  • Screen Printing
  • Pilot Runs
  • Prototype Runs

Typical Lead Time


  • 1 week (Concept)
  • 1 to 2 weeks (Prototype)
  • 3 to 4 weeks (Part)

Additional Information

Industry Focus


  • Electronics
  • Retail
  • Point of Purchase
  • Cosmetics
  • Cushion Packaging
  • Defense
  • Handling Trays
  • Food

Industry Standards


  • Z
  • ASTM

File Formats


  • SolidWorks
  • Parasolid
  • AutoCAD
  • PDF