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Since 1966, Placon, a leading North American packaging designer and manufacturer of innovative custom, and high-quality stock, thermoformed plastic clamshells, trays and blisters, has been successfully combining our experience, new materials and technology to drive customer profitability.

Whatever your packaging goal, we'll help you achieve it. Working with Placon means collaborating with a team of experienced individuals who genuinely care about the total protection, profitability and ultimate success of your packaging project.

Whether you need custom or stock thermoform or injection molded food containers, a custom, eco-friendly plastic clamshell or a sterile double barrier medical device packaging system, our genuine spirit of collaboration, quality and innovation shows through on every project we touch.

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Custom Packaging Design Solutions

From initial package design concept to product launch, Placon does it all: creative packaging design, prototyping, in-house tool design and build, extrusion, thermoforming, injection molding and supply chain management. Our unique packaging designs balance the functional with the aesthetic for maximum product protection, appeal and profitability. 

Custom Medical Device Packaging Design to Fininished Product

Placon manufactures tight-tolerance, custom-designed and clean room manufactured medical device packaging systems through its Barger medical division strategically located out of Elkhart, IN. From thermoformed medical device trays, clamshells, blisters, mounting cards, lidding and folding cartons to our unique BargerGard® protective packaging materials, Barger stands for uncompromising precision with the most cost-effective, quick to launch and creatively designed packaging solutions in the medical device industry.

Sustainable, Recycled, Thin-Gauge Rigid Plastic Packaging Rollstock

A true "closed loop" manufacturer, Placon recycles and extrudes up to 100% food and non-food grade post-consumer recycled PET rollstock materials from discarded plastic water bottles, soda bottles and thermoformed containers. Our on-campus facility produces our EcoStar® line of PET materials which feature excellent optical clarity, heat-sealing capabilities and superior performance for Placon's own stock packaging as well as for sustainable minded brand owners and thermoformers' product packaging.

Stock Thermoform Clamshell Plastic Packaging Containers

The originator of the BlisterBox® line of reclosable hinged plastic clamshell containers, Placon has been leading the stock retail clamshell industry since 1966. Need protective, high quality, high clarity, cost-effective packaging that helps you get to market quickly and easily? Placon has the answer. We have over 130 stock plastic retail containers made in the USA, in stock and ready to ship. Looking for a sustainable packaging solution? Most of our retail clamshell containers are manufactured with our EcoStar® PET made with up to 100% post-consumer recycled content from water bottles, soda bottles and discarded thermoform containers.

Thermoform and Injection Molded Food Packaging

Quality designs, secure seals and exceptional clarity all play a role in our industry-leading disposable plastic food packaging containers, designed to make food look its best. Our PET and thermoformed and injection molded PP and PE packaging options means our containers can accommodate virtually any food product, use and environment. And our EcoStar® food-grade recycled PET containers made with up to 100% post-consumer recycled content allows you to market your committment to a sustainable future.
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Clamshells and Thermoformed Containers
Placon is one of the leading North American designers and manufacturers of thermoformed plastic clamshells, trays and blisters for the consumer retail, medical and food packaging markets.
Package Designers
From initial concept to launch, we work hand-in-hand with you to create the most effective packaging solution that drives profit. We look at your packaging challenge from every angle - creating a unique, custom design that delivers on your objectives.
EcoStar Recycling Facility Tour

To further advancements in PET bottle and thermoform recycling, as well as to control its quality, Placon opened its own 70K sq. ft. recycling facility on its Madison campus in 2011. Dedicated to reclaiming discarded plastic PET soda and water bottles as well as thermoformed containers, watch the entire recycling process from bale collection to sorting, grinding and washing the plastic for eventual reuse, thereby truly "closing the loop" on plastics recycling.

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