Plastic clamshell packaging can be used to hold everything from strawberries to smartphone accessories. The name refers to the design, which consists of two halves of a container joined by a hinge that is integral to the packaging. Clamshell packaging has many advantages: it allows customers to view the product, at the same time that it is tamper- and pilfer- proof.
Design inspired by nature
The design is inspired by nature, and is based on the shell of oceanic bivalves, of which one of the better known varieties are clams. When it comes to secure packaging, it’s difficult to beat nature’s design. While clear plastic clamshell packaging is the most familiar form, it can also be made of paperboard and styrofoam, among other things.
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