Clam Packs by Quantrelle

What are Clam Packs?

Clam packs resembles a clam, in that the packaging is formed by two main parts which are hinged together. Opening the clam pack allows access to the product inside of it, and often the pack can be resealed or reusable. With a clam pack, a product is placed between the two tight plastic moulds, which are typically transparent. This type of packaging has become commonplace, and it is likely that at one time or another you have purchased an item which uses a clam pack.

Clam Pack Creation

Quantrelle uses a circular motion rotary system to create clam packs. We are able to seal a clam pack by using a high-frequency weld, which then keeps a product secure. We work as efficiently as possible, and with our rotary system we can weld up to 650 clam packs an hour (depending on clam pack complexity and size).

Clam Pack Uses

The clam pack can be used to protect and package a number of different products, ranging from electronics to cosmetics. Even items which may traditionally use other types of packaging may benefit from switching to clam packaging. This is because clam packs can be both custom moulded (such as for hardware tools or toys) or used to hold lots of small pieces together (such as for paper clips or screws).

Clam Pack Benefits

1.Security of a Clam Pack

A clam pack is a sure way to keep your product safe. Clam packs are traditionally known for keeping products protected, meaning that you don’t have to worry about damage to your product, or the possibility of it separating from its packaging. Any packaging solution should keep a product safe, and Quantrelle’s clam pack certainly does this. Consumers also have the advantage of being able to look at a product without actually touching or damaging the contents inside of a clam pack.

Clam packs are also useful when considering additional security measures, such as hard tags. Hard tags attach to a clam pack and act as a visual deterrent from theft. Although the tag can be easily applied to a clam pack, it requires removal by a shop assistant at checkout. If the tag is not removed, it will cause the shop’s alarm system to sound

2. Quantrelle’s Eco-Pack Clam Pack

We should all be seeking to become more environmentally conscious, and fortunately our Eco-Pack clam pack helps with this. With an increasing awareness surrounding plastic pollution, manufacturers and businesses are being forced to think of more sustainable ways to package products. Quantrelle’s Eco-Pack is a great alternative packaging solution. This special type of clam pack reduces the amount of plastic used in packaging by up to 65% (when compared to a plastic clam pack of equivalent size). Quantrelle acknowledges the move to greener solutions and we fully support our customers in considering the Eco-Pack clam pack.

3. Branding and Use of Space with a Clam Pack

The clam pack provides ample space for marketing messages and opportunities to increase brand awareness. Although a clam pack allows consumers to clearly see a product, the packaging can also be adapted to create a different visual display. This can be done with the help of an insert card that acts as an attractive and informative addition to a clam pack. At the same time, the clam pack is a good option for those who want to efficiently use space and not create too much waste with extra unnecessary material. This is because a clam pack is created by effectively sealing a product in by a plastic mould. The mould can fit to the size of your product, so you don’t have to use more packaging than needed.

4. Versatility of Clam Packs

Deciding to use a clam pack is a great option for those looking for a highly versatile packaging solution. Clam packs can vary in size, meaning that the packaging type is not restricted to only particularly large or particularly small items. The clam pack can suit a number of different products, and Quantrelle is also confident in creating bespoke clam packs for companies. Furthermore, a clam pack offers different storage solutions. The pack is effective whether you would like to stack a product on a shelf, or have it hanging on a peg. For the latter, a hanging hole can be designed in the packaging, where the puncture will allow the packaging to hang with ease whilst still remaining sturdy.

Choosing Quantrelle Clam Packs

Quantrelle have been creating clam packs for many years, so we know the variety of different products that may benefit from a clam pack. This allows us to easily find the right clam pack solution for you. As the packaging can be created to suit a variety of specifications, a clam pack could be the perfect packaging that you might not have even considered before. Quantrelle is consistently creating innovative packaging solutions, such as with our Eco-Pack in response to environmental concern. Examples such as this, demonstrates Quantrelle’s commitment to creating the best clam packs possible. Our company always work to produce quality clam packs and other packaging services.

If you’re convinced that a clam pack is for you, contact Quantrelle today. We’d love to hear from you.

How Our Eco Clam Pack Is Helping The Environment

After the recent Blue Planet series on TV, awareness about how plastic is negatively affecting our environment and its inhabitants is becoming a more dynamic concern. Each year, an estimated 12.7 million tonnes of plastic ends up in our oceans, ranging from plastic bottles to plastic straws. This is having a worrying effect on those that call the ocean their home – turtles are being suffocated and whales and seals are becoming entangled in the floating plastics. Some sea creatures are even eating the plastic mistaking it for food. Something needs to change!

As a packaging company, Quantrelle wants to make a difference by managing it’s plastic output, which is where our Eco Clam Pack comes in. Our Eco Clam Pack is a sustainable method of packaging which reduces the amount of plastic used in packaging by up to 65%*! This pack contains recycled paper materials as well as recycled plastic, and produces a more premium result. The shelf appeal for our Eco Clam Pack is enhanced by allowing enough space for branding and messaging as well as eye catching aesthetics.

We have also designed our Eco Clam Pack to be opened without the need for a sharp tool once the consumer has purchased the item. One negative we hear about regular clam packaging is the issue of opening up the plastic and getting into the product. This issue is alleviated with our Eco pack, it doesn’t mean your product is not protected within this packaging, it simply allows separation and the individual items to be recycled individually.

So it’s a no brainer really, our sustainable Eco Clam Pack is the way forward if we want to make a difference to our environment – it may be a small step, but it can go a long way!

For more information on our Eco packaging or our other packaging services, visit our website or get in touch today. We would love to hear about any other ideas you may have to help make a difference to our environment.

*vs a plastic clam pack in equivalent size.

Retailers Moving towards Greener Packaging

By Stephanie Clifford,

The Pyranna, the Jokari Deluxe, the Insta Slit, the ZipIt and the OpenIt apply blades and batteries to what should be a simple task: opening a retail package.

But the maddening — and nearly impenetrable — plastic packaging known as clamshells could become a welcome casualty of the difficult economy. High oil prices have manufacturers and big retailers reconsidering the use of so much plastic, and some are aggressively looking for cheaper substitutes.

“With the instability in petroleum-based materials, people said we need an alternative to the clamshell,” said Jeff Kellogg, vice president for consumer electronics and security packaging at the packaging company MeadWestvaco.

Companies are scuttling plastic of all kinds wherever they can.

Target has removed the plastic lids from its Archer Farms yogurts, has redesigned packages for some light bulbs to eliminate plastic, and is selling socks held together by paper bands rather than in plastic bags.

Wal-Mart Stores, which has pledged to reduce its packaging by 5 percent between 2008 and 2013, has pushed suppliers to concentrate laundry detergent so it can be sold in smaller containers, and has made round hydrogen peroxide bottles into square ones to cut down on plastic use.

At Home Depot, Husky tools are going from clamshell to paperboard packaging, and EcoSmart LED bulbs are about to be sold in a corrugated box, rather than a larger plastic case.

“Most of our manufacturers have been working on this,” said Craig Menear, the head of merchandising at Home Depot. “We’ve certainly been encouraging them.”

Shoppers have long complained that clamshells are a literal pain, and environmentalists have denounced them as wasteful. To save money and address complaints, retailers and manufacturers started minimizing packaging in the e-commerce sphere a few years ago. Amazon, for example, introduced a “frustration-free packaging” initiative in 2008 intended to defuse wrap rage and be more eco-friendly. Other retailers have also been looking for ways to improve the customer’s unpacking experience.

“As a guy in packaging, I get all the questions — there’s nothing worse than going to a cocktail party where someone’s asking why they can’t get into their stuff,” said Ronald Sasine, the senior director for packaging procurement at Wal-Mart. “I’ve heard over the years, ‘How come I need a knife to get into my knife?’ ‘How come I need a pair of scissors to get into my kid’s birthday present?’ ”

To see the full article from NYTimes, click here.

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Clamshell Packaging Services: We use a Circular motion Rotary System to weld our card clams, blister packs, and clam pack. On certain sizes we can weld up to 650 clams per hour depending on complexity, we choose this particular machine due to low-cost tooling and setup, we apply a High-Frequency weld to the pack in order to seal.