What are the advantages or benefits of clamshell packaging?

Here are 7 advantages that clamshell packaging has over cardboard or paper packaging.

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1. Clarity

One of the biggest benefits of clamshell packaging and one of its biggest advantages over other types of packaging (especially paper or cardboard packaging) is that it is clear. Simply put, the shopper can view the actual product as opposed to an image of the product. Read more about the advantages of clear plastic packaging.

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2. More Durable

Plastic clamshell packaging is more durable than cardboard packaging and less susceptible to water damage, mold, or fire.

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3. Moisture Resistant

Plastic clamshell packaging also resists liquids that can seep into a cardboard box and cause damage to the contents inside.

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4. Shipping & Storing

In general, clamshell packaging is thinner and lighter than cardboard packaging so it takes up less space in a warehouse and is often less expensive to ship.

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5. Protection

Clamshell packaging typically offers more protection to its content as plastic protects better than paper and it also can be sealed to keep shoppers from opening the packaging.

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6. Customization

Clamshells can be molded to hold the product very tightly while cardboard packaging is typically very limited. This ability to customize the design not only allows clamshells to provide better protection, but they can often be designed to be lighter and smaller.

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7. Environmental Friendliness

While some may think that paper or cardboard packaging is more environmentally friendly, one has to consider that paper can only be recycled a limited number of times, it often requires significantly mush more energy to produce and as noted above is bigger heavier to ship – which has an impact often not considered by many.

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As part of the Sinclair & Rush family of companies, we have thermoforming operations centrally located in St. Louis, Missouri and on the west coast in Portland, Oregon. Our line of stock clamshell packaging is available nationwide. Likewise, our custom solutions are manufactured in all locations. We are manufacturers of precision clamshell packaging and thermoformed trays.

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