Algus is a leader in Thermoform Packaging and Blister Packaging for retail markets. Our promise is to provide you, our customer, with Blister Packaging products you need to succeed and lead in markets worldwide. Increase shelf impact. Create greater brand awareness. Meet deadlines. Algus Packaging does it all. On crowded shelves and in busy displays, you need your package to stand out. You need Algus Packaging. Whether it’s keeping your product safe from damage, or meeting critical buying cycles, we’ve got your solutions.
It starts with an idea, a concept, a brainstorming session. The idea becomes a design, then a mold and finally a prototype submitted for your approval. These are the first steps to providing you with the highest quality thermoformed blisters, clamshells, bifolds, and trays. They are also the first steps in developing a long-term relationship.
At Algus our thermoforming process defines “Customer Intimacy”. From your first contact with your project leader, Algus will work to ensure your package meets all your needs: product fit, appearance, functionality and shelf appeal.
Using the latest design and programming software, our engineers can create packages for almost any application. From a basic rectangle face seal blister to complex three-dimensional bifolds, Algus will deliver excellence. We can duplicate or modify an existing package; or develop a new product based on your requirements.
Our in-house machine shop will make your thermoform tooling from high-grade aluminum. This process is done on state-of-the-art CNC milling machines, then the tooling materials are hand polished for the greatest clarity.
We design and built our own thermoforming machines to ensure we could handle runs of any size with precision and efficiency. Capable of vacuum and pressure forming, our thermoforming process maximizes material usage and cycle speed, which lowers the cost to you. We also offer matched metal capabilities and low-cost cut and cleared hang holes.
Plastic Thermoforming Capabilities Include:
Face Seal Blisters
Two Piece Clamshells
Retail Blister Packaging
A packaging technique which involves the heat seal of a rigid, thermoformed outer shell which houses a product, to a coated back card. A method commonly used for retail items.
Face Seal Blister
Single blister sealed backer card coated with a heat & pressure activated sealant.
Full Face Seal Blister
Single blister sealed to and covering the entire backer card. Used primarily for strengthening the hang hole and/or backer card and for a better quality look.
Front and back card sealed together “Trapping” a blister in between so the flange is not visible. Front card has cutout shape of blister cavity. Used for strength, recycle-ability (if blister not sealed to either card) and prefabricated POP displays.
Single blister with a frame formed normally about ¼” depth to allow heat seal card to be sealed inside blister. Looks like a clamshell for about 1/3 less cost. Provides rigidity to protect the backer card.
Clamshell Packaging (Standard)
A custom thermoformed package that is typically designed with 2 halves connected by a hinge. These packages can be designed with a hang hole or with a “foot”, for a stand-alone option. This is also an option for companies who have heavy or expensive retail items that require tamper resistant or tamper proof protection. There are a variety of features that can be included such as a perimeter snap, button snaps, crush buttons for security, sonic or RF welding for security etc.
Clamshell Packaging (Two-Piece)
A custom thermoformed package that is typically designed as 2 distinct halves not connected. These packages can be designed with a hang hole or with a “foot”, for a stand-alone option. This is also an option for companies who have heavy or expensive retail items that require tamper resistant or tamper proof protection. There are a variety of features that can be included such as a perimeter snap, sonic or RF welding for security etc.
Clamshell Packaging (Bi-Fold)
A custom thermoformed package that is typically designed with 3 sections connected by two hinges (Folding twice hence bi-fold). These packages can naturally stand on their own or they can be designed with a hang hole for retailer versatility. This is also an option for companies who have heavy or expensive retail items that require tamper resistant or tamper proof protection. There are a variety of features that can be included such as a perimeter snap, button snaps, crush buttons for security, sonic or RF welding for security etc.
Most every blister card or clamshell has a die cut hang hole (sometimes called a sombrero). This is required by most retailers. This allows the package to hang on a hook or peg at the store. The hang hole can be cut leaving the slug or can be cut and cleared removing the slug. The latter is more costly, but some retailers prefer it as the slug sometimes litters aisles.
This is a protrusion of plastic specifically designed at the base of the rigid blister that would allow the final blister package to stand vertical on a store shelf. Blisters designed with a foot would still have a blister card.
The thickness of a film. Film is measured in mils, 80 mil or .08 inches.
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