Clamshell packaging to protect and promote your product.  The Andex design staff has the experience and technology to craft your perfect custom or stock clamshell.   You can count on Andex to listen to you and deliver solutions with excellence.

Custom designed thermoform clamshells:
• CAD/CAM design plus 3D-Printing.  In house tooling to achieve fast delivery and quality. 
• Innovative design to achieve your package goals and budget
• Two-piece, fold-over and tri-fold to free stand.
• Materials including PVC, RPET, and PETG plastic

Key benefits include:
• Excellent package protection and product visibility.
• Provides stability for light to heavy products.
• Multiple contoured cavities.
• Larger or specific quantities.
• Unique or complex shapes, die cuts, or design criteria.
• Insert cards with high quality graphics that help sell your product.
• Sealable for theft and tamper resistance.

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  1. Clamshell packaging secures product(s) between two hinged sheets of thermoformed plastic.
  2. The plastic clamshell encloses the product on both sides and the plastic flanges (edges) can be heat sealed together.
  3. Clamshells may be custom molded to follow the contours of an item, or serve as a clear plastic container for holding a number of small loose pieces together.
  4. Tri-Fold or footed clamshells offer maximum versatility in merchandising. These packages can hang from a hook, stand alone on a shelf, or sit upright within a display or club store pallet.
  5. A printed insert card sells the product with compelling graphics and product information while the clear plastic provides excellent visibility. When sealed on all edges clamshell packages are especially tamper and theft resistant.
  6. Clamshells are recloseable and reusable if left unsealed.
  7. Clamshell packaging is especially effective packaging option for heavy products, or items like electronics that are a target for theft.

 What types of products can be packaged in clamshells?

Clamshell packaging is used in a variety of markets and product categories, including:
•  Club Stores and Major Retail Chains  •  Home Improvement, Hardware, Tools  •  Health and Beauty, Cosmetics
•  Household Goods  •  Electronics  •  Office and Craft Supplies  •  Toys and Games
•  Sports and Recreation Equipment  •  Automotive

Classic Stock Clamshells

  • Recloseable and reusable clear PVC containers.
  • Come in many standard sizes to closely fit your product.
  • Sealable for theft and tamper resistance.
  • In-stock or produced to order, without the cost of tooling.
  • Designed to hang from a peg. Footed stock clamshells, with proper weight distribution, may be displayed freestanding on a counter.
  • Insert cards printed to match for a guaranteed fit.
  • “Box” shaped protection to maximize product display.

Stock Platform Clamshells

  • Recloseable and reusable clear RPET containers.
  • Comes in 20 standard sizes to closely fit your product.
  • Sealable for theft and tamper resistance.
  • In-stock or produced to order, without the cost of tooling.
  • Designed to hang from a peg.
  • Insert cards printed to match for a guaranteed fit.
  • Matching insert card size offers greater graphic display.

Custom clamshells

  • Custom-molded hinged packages that follow the unique contours of your product.
  • Formed using a mold specially tooled for a one-of-a-kind fit.
  • Can incorporate special solutions such as try-me features, embossing, stability for heavy products, tri-fold or footed packages, club packs, or multiple contoured cavities.
  • Designs may include recycled materials.
  • Custom insert cards printed to match for a guaranteed fit.
Tooling Costs $$ $ none none
Material Thickness 10-40 mil 20 mil 20 mil 17.5 mil
Round, Square or Rectangular Cavity X X    
Contoured (shaped to product) X X    
Quantity Based on Size Based on Size As little as one case As little as one case
Multiple Cavities X X    
Package Must Stand X     Depending on weight distribution of product
Try-Me Features X      
 Unique Package Shape X      
 Material Options PVCs, PETs, Colors RPET RPET PVC
 Cavity on Front and Back X X    
 Printed Insert Cards Custom Insert Card Combo-Pac Insert Card
 4-color front, Black Back X X
 PMS (Pantone Matching System) & Special Match Custom Colors X Added Cost
 Colored Back X  
 Metallic Inks X Added Cost
 Foil Stamping X X
 Card Thickness 12 to 26 pt 14 or 20 pt
 Square or Round Corners X X
 Unique Die cuts & Shapes X Ask Sales Rep

The Andex Combo-Pac program offers you the same high-quality insert cards you get with a custom order, but lowers the cost of production to make your packaging dollar go further.

How does it work?

  • Customize your package with 4-color printing on the front, 14 pt or 20 pt card thicknesses, different corner shapes, simple contours, or internal cuts.
  • Then select from one of our specified Combo-Pac quantities—small to large quantities are available.
  • Schedule your order to be printed on one of our convenient Combo-Pac production dates. Your package components will be designed, manufactured, and shipped quickly to arrive right on time.

What’s the advantage? 

Lower costs! You’ll eliminate printing plate, cutting die and set-up charges as well as the fees for full production tooling. Get a customized package to fit your product at a very affordable price.