Environmentally Friendly Material Choice Yields Hidden Benefits


Expertise in multiple manufacturing processes is an environmental advantage

Arnold, MO - As the largest extruder of PETG tubing in the USA, VisiPak certainly has a strong voice on this environmentally friendly material. For more than 50 years, VisiPak has been extruding PETG and other materials. The thermoforming operations at the VisiPak manufacturing facility also utilize PETG material, and this is the key to a hidden benefit. The use of PETG in the thermoforming and extruding processes gives VisiPak the unique advantage of 100% material utilization. The integration of the two manufacturing processes enables VisiPak to eliminate scrap or landfill material. Certainly, this is an environmental benefit for everyone, but there is more.

Ultimately, 100% material utilization has led to cost savings that VisiPak can pass along to customers. Often times, VisiPak can provide a PETG thermoformed product at pricing very comparable to a PVC thermoformed product. In choosing the PETG material for packaging products, the advantages gained include the use of resin identification code #1 ( ) , approved packaging material by all major retailers, and visibly clear packaging without the blue tint associated with most PVC packaging. In addition and in many cases, using existing PVC sealing equipment and tooling the PETG package is sealable with an ultra sonic or radio frequency (RF) machines.

"VisiPak is constantly trying to finds ways to offer the best package for our customers, and in this day and age of green initiatives, we feel as though PETG not only gives the customer a benefit, but the entire world as well," said Jeff Barket, Director of Sales and Manufacturing for VisiPak and all the Sinclair & Rush Companies. "Fortunately," Jeff continued, "there is a benefit for VisiPak too, and that enables us to continue to pursue the next possibility in materials we can offer."

Thermoforming at VisiPak focuses on clear plastic packaging and includes opportunities to employ the contract packaging options available from VisiPak. VisiPak will design the package, produce the thermoformed packaging, assemble the product into the package and box and ship to distribution points. VisiPak can also assist in producing header cards. For more information visit VisiPak on the web at www.visipak.com/ or call 800-949-1141.

About VisiPak:

Clear plastic packaging is the VisiPak specialty and this includes extruded and thermoformed packaging options. With the addition of clamshell packages and transparent boxes to the original line of clear plastic tubes, VisiPak is the clear choice for all your transparent packaging needs.

Leveraging its position as the largest extruder of clear PETG plastic tubing in the U.S., the VisiPak division of Sinclair & Rush is proud to be a leader in the field of designing and manufacturing clear plastic packaging. VisiPak was the first packaging manufacturer to bring clear plastic mailing tubes to the direct mail industry and has introduced other innovative packaging solutions like PermaSeals, Hang Tubes, and Donation Containers. Expanding into thermoformed packaging, VisiPak now offers Clamshells, Blisters and Trays, with many stock clamshells ready to ship. If a custom package is required, the VisiPak design team can offer great design flexibility in full custom creations or, at reduced tooling costs, can modify a mold to fit the requirements. Clear plastic boxes are yet another VisiPak clear packaging option and involve no tooling costs.

There are two primary manufacturing plants located in the suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri. The Kirkwood plant operates 10 state-of-the-art extruders while the plastics molding facility in Arnold manufactures caps and plugs as well as producing the thermoformed product lines. Arnold is also the home of the sales and design teams. VisiPak can serve your global needs through manufacturing and distribution facilities in the U.S., Mexico, United Kingdom, China, and Australia.

Visit us on the web at www.visipak.com/

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