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Custom Design Process for Packaging Projects

Finding innovative ways to add value to your product before it hits the manufacturing stage.

At Janco, we’ve always thought of our team as a solutions provider. At the core of our operations, we manufacture a wide range of packaging and products, but our goal is more ambitious. With every custom job that we take on, our team uses the design phase to add value to each product before it goes into production.

Whether you already have an idea of how to make your packaging stand out or you need some assistance with best practices for design and manufacturing, we’ve got you covered.

We provide contract manufacturing solutions for several unique industries.

Our team provides foam and plastic manufacturing for packaging across a wide range of industries, including:

  • Automotive
  • Athletics
  • Electronic
  • Heavy equipment
  • Manufacturing
  • And more

Already have a design in mind? We’ll bring your vision to life.

When clients come to us with a design already drawn up, we review the specifications for feasibility and have our engineers offer ways to add value and increase efficiency by improving on existing ideas. We also offer suggestions for material selection to bring your packaging to life in the most effective way possible.

We’ll work with you through design development to provide suggestions that build on your idea, ensuring that you give approval at every step. Before your packaging goes into production, you’ll know exactly what the end result will be.

Need more guidance through the design process?

If you need more direct guidance and consulting, our team is happy to provide it. It’s common for clients to come to us with questions before they’ve even begun thinking about design.

We put our decades of experience in contract manufacturing to use, helping you put together a practical design with your unique product needs in mind. There are always several important factors to consider, ranging from how your product will be stored and distributed to any specifications, such as products with sharp edges or small parts.

Material Selection

A critical component of the design process is material selection. Over decades of work in the field, our team has positioned ourselves as a leading distributor of high-performance plastic and foams.

We’ll work with you throughout the design process to make recommendations for the best foam or plastic in line with your packaging specifications. Unlike most contract manufacturers, we’re able to take on jobs that include a combination of both foam and plastic.

Janco works with the following plastics for custom packaging projects:

  • PET, PETG, PETE (polyethylene terephthalate)
  • HIPS (high impact polystyrene)
  • Acrylic
  • PVC (polyvinyl chloride)
  • Kydex®, a trademarked acrylic/PVC alloy
  • ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene)
  • PC (polycarbonate)
  • PP (polypropylene)
  • PS (polystyrene)
  • HDPE (high-density polyethylene)
  • TPU (thermoplastic polyurethanes)

We also work with the following foams for custom packaging projects:

  • Closed-Cell polyethylene foam
  • Open-Cell polyurethane foam
  • Non-Cross Linked foamTPO Foams (thermoplastic olefins)
  • Design Capabilities

Our facilities include state-of-the-art equipment for several manufacturing capabilities. The thermoforming and compression molding processes allow for the greatest level of design input, but our other capabilities also used for unique projects and include:

  • Packaging
  • Assembly
  • Laminating
  • Die Cutting
  • RF Sealing
  • CNC Milling

Commonly Manufactured Products

Depending on the product you’re packaging, your involvement in the design phase of the process may vary. Some products have relatively straightforward packaging needs, while others offer a more creative, hands-on approach to design.

Some commonly manufactured products that can include input through design include:

  • Athletic equipment
  • Leisure products
  • Foam toys
  • Recreational products
  • Tool components
  • Sporting goods
  • Seats
  • Cushions

Why Janco?

Our state-of-the-art facilities, including six cleanrooms and a wide range of manufacturing capabilities, are just half of Janco’s story.

The reason so many clients have turned into repeat customers over the decades is because of our commitment to quality, precision, and bringing unique solutions to life.

When you work with Janco, you have a team by your side committed to providing you all the knowledge you need to make informed decisions when it comes to your contract manufacturing design needs.

Have more packaging design questions?

Get in touch with Janco to discuss your project or find out more about our contract manufacturing capabilities and consulting. We’re happy to help bring your project to life with the customization, precision, and innovation that you need.

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