Header FAQ about thermoforming

FAQ about thermoforming

We frequently get questions about our thermoforming products. That's why we have bundled the most frequently asked questions. Of course, you can also put your question to our customer service colleagues.

Why do we use plastic as a packaging material?

Plastic packaging is light, cheap and very recyclable if it's made out of mono material. Furthermore, plastic increases the shelf-life of the packaged product, which counters food waste.

What is thermoforming?

Thermoforming is also called vacuum forming. It's a production process in which flat plastic film is heated until it becomes malleable. Then the warm plastic film is drawn vacuum and shaped into cups, trays or lids with the help of a mould.

After this, the mould is cooled and the material takes on a solid shape. In the last step, the cups, trays or lids are die-cut and stacked.

Which materials does Hordijk Verpakkingen use?

We use PET, an umbrella term for: APET (virgin PET), RPET (recycled PET), CPET (oven safe PET) en PP (microwave safe).

Is plastic bad for the environment?

This question is often the subject of discussion. Plastic isn't bad for the environment, as long as it is used in a responsible manner. This means that plastic producers should make their products out of mono material. And that the consumer should dispose of the product in the right trash can.

What is the Plastic Pact?

The Plastic Pact is a voluntary ambition agreement between the government and the corporate world. These are, in short, the goals for 2025:

  • All plastic used should be 100% recyclable.
  • The usage of plastic needs to go down by 20%.
  • All packaging needs to consist of at least 35% recycled material.

Hordijk Verpakkingen has signed the Plastic Pact.

Am I able to order all items?

All articles in our online catalogue can be ordered. Additionally, we also make custom packaging. These are exclusively developed for the client. Do you want to know whether certain packaging is freely available or exclusive? Ask our customer services or sales colleagues.

Where do I go to with an order, question, etcetera?

You can contact our customer service department. They are ready for any question you might have. You can reach them via hviz@hordijk.nl or via phone: 075 653 63 53.

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