Archive for the ‘Design’ Category

Automotive Decorative Panels

Posted by | Filed under Design, Manufacturing | Apr 14, 2016 | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Automotive Decorative Panels

Although we have had a big push in the food market with recent investments, the sales team still carries on with our custom thermoforming expertise and long standing relationships in other markets. Latest being a B cover mounted behind the front bumper grill for the automotive industry. These are traditionally formed with sheet fed or […]

Fibreform® – PowerForming by Shepherd

Posted by | Filed under Announcements, Design, Manufacturing | Jun 4, 2015 | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Fibreform® – PowerForming by Shepherd

At Shepherd we are once again stretching the limits of the thermoforming process by adding coated paper to the list of materials we are capable of converting into packaging products.   Fibreform® is a paper product produced by BillerudKorsnäs of Sweden with a heat seal coating that can be heated and thermoformed on conventional in-line […]

Shepherd Interview for Plastics Engineering Cover Story

Posted by | Filed under Announcements, Community, Design | Jul 7, 2014 | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Shepherd Interview for Plastics Engineering Cover Story

SPE’s Antec took place in Las Vegas, Nevada May 27-30.  Shepherd was asked to present Contour Print at the conference.  Todd Shepherd was interviewed by Jennifer Markarian of Plastics Engineering Magazine for the cover story of the June issue.  Click here to read the article and how Contour Print is Reducing Material.

Students of the Packaging Industry learn from Shepherd

Posted by | Filed under Announcements, Community, Design | May 23, 2014 | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Students of the Packaging Industry learn from Shepherd

For 8 years Shepherd Thermoforming and Packaging has hosted Humber College students with a seminar and a tour of the Shepherd facility. Humber’s Package Design course includes a segment on Thermoforming and its instructor Bert Bobrovniczky has arranged this event each year which generally is attended by over 20 students. The students have the use of […]

The Evolution of Contour Print

Posted by | Filed under Design, Manufacturing | Oct 2, 2013 | Tags: , | Comments Off on The Evolution of Contour Print

In 1996 Shepherd Thermoforming and Packaging produced a preprinted thermoformed package for a New York toy company. It was a relatively simple design that allowed the kids to use the package as a frame to mount their art work when completed. This pre-printed clamshell package won the Vinyl Institutes Award (North America) for “Environmental Innovation/Source […]

Thermoforming Misnomers

Posted by | Filed under Community, Design | Sep 11, 2013 | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Thermoforming Misnomers

“Do you guys make bubble pack?” Ouch that hurts! At Shepherd Thermoforming and Packaging it is a common problem so let’s be clear.  We make plastic clamshells, blisters and trays.  We also make larger plastic parts that are specific to a customer’s application which could be called anything so let’s not go there. Common misnomers […]

New Gold Rigid PET Packaging Trays

Posted by | Filed under Announcements, Design, Material | Aug 6, 2013 | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on New Gold Rigid PET Packaging Trays

For a number of years the gold trays typically seen in the packaging world were produced using PVC material. After months of development with suppliers we have been able to produce a PET (polyethylene terephthalate) gold metalized tray meeting current clients stringent standards for quality, colour, aesthetics and structure.  The PET material is a virgin […]

Need to Protect and Transport Goods?

Posted by | Filed under Design, Manufacturing | Jun 18, 2013 | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Need to Protect and Transport Goods?

Almost every manufactured part must travel from point A to point B. Sometimes it is to the other side of the plant and other times it is to the other side of the world.  Shepherd gets many requests to solve the problem of transporting products safely and in a fixed orientation.  In this example we […]

Need the Maytag man for Thermoforming?

Posted by | Filed under Design, Manufacturing | May 9, 2013 | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Need the Maytag man for Thermoforming?

We all know that this is the Maytag repairman who doesn’t get any work because the Maytag washers don’t need service. Well, that’s how we feel at Shepherd Thermoforming because our customers are seeing how we can produce trays that last. Here is what our sales rep in New York State, Chris Spiegel, says when asked by […]

Do you need plastic packaging solutions?

Posted by | Filed under Design | Apr 30, 2013 | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Do you need plastic packaging solutions?

The Shepherd Engineering team can provide you with innovative solutions that will protect, enhance and sell your product. Thermoforming is the only process that can produce inexpensive thin wall rigid plastic packaging and with Shepherd’s in house design and tool making capabilities. So, you don’t need to wait for lengthy/costly external tool making from a […]

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