Stockport thermoforming specialists Macpac have launched Surecel, a new locking clamshell range at the Packaging Innovations Design Exhibition in October 2013. The Surecel range has been designed to meet the needs of the retail market and is manufactured by Macpac using high clarity RPET material. It has been developed with presentation in mind offering clean stylish designs along with the highest level of security possible for a hand assembled pack. Crumple free product cavities are a feature of Surecel packs and ensure that the products they contain arrive at the point of sale in pristine condition.
Another important feature of this new range is the patented closure system, which is quick and easy to close yet extremely difficult to open offering excellent tamper evidence. Surecel clips are very secure and double side walls make it extremely difficult to get into the pack and pull it apart. The pack sides are also very secure and won’t gape under pressure. This is far better for packs during transport as they won’t fall apart under compression from being badly handled in transit.
Most packs feature 2 clips positioned unobtrusively at the top of the pack, but for very large or very heavy products a 4 clip version can be supplied for extra strength and security. Surecel packs are the first RPET packs that can be reliably welded using hand held ultrasonic pliers. This is a major breakthrough for companies that have needed packs to be HF welded using bulky expensive welding equipment. Hand pliers are quick and easy to use taking up very little space on a desktop. Surecel packs are supplied as the Surecel Standard range, currently with 19 different sizes in the range. These include a variety of curved and rectangular shapes that provide sufficient variety to fit most product types which saves considerable tooling costs, thereby reducing the cost of finished packaging. There are also options available for either an integral hanging slot within the plinth or it can be placed above the plinth.
In addition to Surecel Standard there is also the Surecel Custom range. This is based on the full range of Standard plinth profiles but offers the option to customize the finished pack with an add on shape to precisely fit the product. Additional tooling is required for this add on shape but this is considerably cheaper than the cost of starting from scratch to make a bespoke tool. This enables very individual packaging to be manufactured at highly competitive prices. Every pack features the patented closure system and accommodates graphic insert cards to add to the overall display qualities of the finished pack. It’s a simple 3 stage formula to creating the perfect pack as the illustration here shows.
All Surecel packaging is manufactured from recyclable RPET to BRC/IOP and ISO9000 quality standards. Macpac have been designing and manufacturing standard and bespoke ranges of thermoformed packaging for over 40 years. They have extensively equipped in-house tool rooms and have the capacity to store up to 600 pallets of finished goods in their storage warehouse on behalf of customers. This is proving to be very popular with customers, especially those with limited storage space and for those with periods of heavy demand for seasonal products.
For further information please telephone 0161 4421642 or visit www.macpac.co.uk