Clamshell Case Serves as a Production
Component for a Health Industry Filter
VisiPak package design engineers were presented with a unique challenge that deviated from the normal consumer package. This manufacturer's product is a component for another major part, and the design included unique functioning requirements. The manufacturer was concerned with leakage caused by improper sealing of the two-piece filter container. VisiPak delivered a solution that not only solved the leakage problem, but also saved the manufacturer money on tooling costs. A new thermoformed plastic clamshell case would contain the filter product,and the one-piece design eliminated the need for two pieces.
The original manufacturer's two-piece design consisted of a base and a lid, but these parts were made from different materials that would not properly adhere when sealed resulting in the leakage problem. By creating the one-piece clamshell case, the roll-stock material used in thermoforming successfully secures to itself providing an air-tight seal. The radio frequency (RF) welding process is a another service provided by VisiPak eliminating the need to transport for further assembly.
After producing the thermofromed filter container, a secondary process is required to punch holes in strategic locations for the functionality of the filter. As a full service provider of assembly and fulfillment, VisiPak is able to complete the entire project including the insertion of the filter, RF sealing, apply labels and add a tab by adhesive to the outside of the filter container providing a means to insert and withdraw the filter box.
VisiPak design engineers proved to be flexible in using their experience in conjunction with existing design work of other engineers. Further, by stepping out of the box, the retail package box that is, they have established VisiPak as a excellent choice to assist with industrial thermoforming needs.