Posts Tagged ‘Packaging’

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 […]

Shepherd Thermoforming & Packaging is becoming a Food Certified facility!

Posted by | Filed under Announcements, Community, Manufacturing | Oct 4, 2012 | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Shepherd Thermoforming & Packaging is becoming a Food Certified facility!

Shepherd Thermoforming & Packaging is becoming a Food Certified facility! Shepherd has started down the road to the highly recognized SQF 2000 (Safe Quality Food Institute). Last week marked the first step in working towards the SQF standard with HACCP training for almost half of our staff. The training will continue over the next 3 […]

SPI & NAPCOR Start Recycling Programs for Thermoformed Materials

Posted by | Filed under Announcements, Community | Mar 29, 2012 | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on SPI & NAPCOR Start Recycling Programs for Thermoformed Materials

I read recently that SPI and the National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) announced that three United States recycling operators have been selected to receive grants toward establishing model programs for collection and intermediate processing of PET thermoformed packaging.  This is a great start and something desperately needed by the plastics industry. It’s discouraging to see the plastic bottles and thermoforms treated as […]

Supplier Sustainable Materials Meetings

Posted by | Filed under Design, Material | Aug 8, 2011 | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Supplier Sustainable Materials Meetings

Last month kicked off the start of our meetings with suppliers, reviewing what they have to offer for sustainable solutions.  These meetings give suppliers the opportunity to present directly to Shepherd employees’ and sales representatives.  Creating synergy’s with our suppliers opens the lines of communication through to our sales representatives that ultimately creates a customer solution.  By […]

PP (Polypropylene) Tray Packaging

Posted by | Filed under Announcements, Manufacturing, Material | Jul 15, 2011 | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on PP (Polypropylene) Tray Packaging

Over the last week the trend has definitely been towards PP tray packaging similar to the red tray pictured here.  Polypropylene has a high heat deflection temperature that allows it to be used in applications that need to be, for instance, dishwasher safe.   It is quite often used in food contact applications like cookie […]

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