Thermoformed & Vacuum Formed Trays

SouthPack offers large thermoforming and vacuum forming capabilities plus wide and deep-draw capabilities for large trays, displays and specialty needs.

Thermoformed & Vacuum Formed TraysThermoforming is the method by which trays are formed. This technique uses heat, vacuum and pressure to form the desired material into a shape determined by its mold.

Thermoformed and vacuum formed trays offer numerous options for protecting and displaying your products. They can be custom designed, using a wide variety of materials and colors, for many applications such as cosmetics packaging, material handling or displays.

Trays and Inserts

Trays can be shaped to fit a particular product with features like indentations and stacking or de-nesting for easy stacking and removal from tight shipping boxes. Trays can be embossed to allow for identification or finger holes for easy handling.

Another type of tray is called an insert. Inserts can hold one object only or organize a multiple-component product for visual appeal. Inserts are then typically placed into folding cartons, rigid boxes, clamshells, or blister packs.

Types of commonly used Thermoform Materials

SouthPack manufactures thermoformed products using a wide range of materials. Speak to a SouthPack representative to let us help you pick the right material for your application.

Plastics Recycling Chart

Here at SouthPack we work with a full range of materials, with material thicknesses ranging from 0.005″ to 0.125.” We can help you choose the right material for your application. We also can consult you on which materials can help meet sustainability guidelines and materials that can reduce your packaging costs.

To learn more, call us at 860-224-2242 or email us.

  • HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene)
    A durable, low-cost plastic that’s easy to form and print on.
  • PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)
    One of the most widely used plastics in the world due to its diverse range of properties.
  • PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate)
    A globally recognized safe, recyclable packaging material. Also known as PETE.
  • PETG
    Modified PET with Glycol, PETG offers better sealing properties and durability than regular PET.
  • RPET
    Recycled PET.
  • PP (Polypropylene)
    A versatile material used for various types of packaging applications.
  • Polyurethane
    Another versatile material used for various types of packaging applications.
  • HDPE (High Density Polyethylene)
    A recyclable plastic used in a variety of packaging applications.
  • ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)
    A moderately heat resistant plastic.
  • ESD (Electrostatic Discharge)
    A plastic that’s less resistant to static charge build up, great for the Electronics Industry.
  • Conductive
    A specially developed plastic material that conducts modest amounts of current.
  • PLA™
    A corn-based plastic that sometimes used as an alternative to petroleum-based plastics.
  • Post-Consumer RPET
    25% – 100% Post Consumer Recycled PET

Call 888-SOUTH03, Ext. 16 (888-768-8403) now or contact SouthPack to see how we can assist you in determining the optimal thermoform and vacuum form tray packaging options for your product.