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Carded packaging which includes such processes as skin and blister packaging, clamshell packaging and Stretch Pak is a cost-effective way to offer a high level of security, visibility and marketability to small consumer & industrial products.

Skin Packaging refers to the process of applying plastic film to affix product to substrate of paperboard or corrugated sheet through the use of heat and vacuum.  Blister packaging involves applying pre-formed rigid plastic film to affix product to a paperboard substrate or to encapsulate product in a clamshell style unit.  Stretch Pak allows the product to be viewed in a 360-degree visibility format while being held securely in place with crystal clear DuPont Surlyn flexible film.

Whether you need tamper-resistant packaging such as clamshells, blister packs, inserts and trays, printed cards or other types of custom thermoformed packaging, Associated Packaging can solve your most complicated carded packaging needs by offering you a variety of  machinery, standard and custom packaging styles and materials, as well as turnkey services such as  professional design, construction, and printing services.

Associated Packaging supplies skin systems (sealing machines and die cutters) in manual and fully automated modes along with Dupont Surlyn and polyethylene skin films and blister systems (sealer equipped with resistance, induction, RF or ultrasonic type seals) in manual and fully automated modes.  We also supply the blisters and clamshells as well as paperboard (printed or unprinted) substrate and printed insert cards for product identification.


A clamshell is a box shaped container that is thermoformed from transparent plastic with two hinged jaws. These versatile packages combine protection with excellent product visibility, and an almost infinite range of size and shape options makes them suitable for a multitude of product types.

Clamshells are reusable and can be made to open and close easily or be permanently closed by use of RF (radio frequency) sealing.  RF sealing of packaging is a process used to deter theft or tampering. Clamshell comes in stock clamshells, semi-custom clamshells, or custom clamshells. Color insert card utilizing high quality graphics can be inserted to compliment your product.

The benefits of clamshell packaging include:

Enhanced product presentation
Added security at point of sale
Product protection
         Maximum product presentation and shelf appeal  

Contact us.  Our packaging specialists will gladly help you choose the right carded packaging solution for your product requirements. 

Associated Packaging, Inc. 435 Calvert Drive, Gallatin TN 37066  615.452.2131  615.452.7890 fax
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