From clean room thermoforming of sterile medical device packaging trays and clamshells to thermoforming some of the world’s most recognizable brands’ packages, Placon has blazed a path of innovation as one of North America’s leading thin gauge thermoform packaging suppliers.
Since our humble beginnings in our founder’s basement in 1966, we have grown into one of the leading designers and thermoformers of protective, high quality packaging for the consumer retail, food and medical markets due to our advanced knowledge and experience in packaging design and thermoformed packaging production.
A history of sustainable thermoforming
Placon thermoforms the majority of its stock plastic food packaging and stock retail clamshell containers with its EcoStar® brand of recycled PET rollstock from post-consumer bottles and thermoforms. With quality and clarity that is comparable to virgin PET, our EcoStar rPET thermoformed packaging is resource responsible 100% recycled and recyclable content.
Placon is continuing its work at “closing the loop”, or taking packaging full circle, with recent developments in Thermoform to Thermoform (T2T) recycling. Currently, we’re using up to 10% of post-consumer recycled thermoformed packaging in our PC50 EcoStar rollstock blend for thermoforming stock clamshell containers.
Clean room thermoforming
With a wide array of capabilities and technological platforms that offer the flexibility to support small to large volume orders, Barger, Placon’s medical division, offers high precision, custom thermoforming of medical packaging trays, clamshells and blisters.