Unique 360° Perforation Earns Thermoformer Placon a SPE Thermoforming Award for Gillette's® Fusion® ProGlide® WITH Flexball™ Technology Blister Package

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The packaging design for the new men’s razor features a perforation that skirts the periphery of the PET blister pack for a refreshingly hassle-free way to open a package, no scissors required.

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The SPE Thermoforming Award is Placon's 3rd this year

An innovative designer, thermoformer and injection molder of plastic packaging for the retail, medical and food markets, Placon is proud to announce its recent SPE Thermoforming Silver win in the roll-fed consumer division. The global Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) thermoforming parts competition showcases the latest advances and innovations in thermoforming.

The rigid thermoform’s front blister design includes a 360 degree perforation on the periphery of the package with a pull-tab at the top of the blister that indicates how the consumer should open the pack. Perforation tearing was perfected by adjusting blocks and changing the height in the tool. Unique trimming techniques allowed the perforated outer, and multi-level final trim, to be manufactured in just two trim presses.

In a separate operation, Placon applies two pressure-sensitive film labels to the clear, plastic blister. The entire package was designed for perfect integration with Gillette’s high-speed automated manufacturing process.

For over 45 years Placon has been a leading custom and stock designer, thermoformer and injection molder of plastic packaging products for the retail, medical and food markets with a line of environmentally-friendly recycled EcoStar® PET rollstock products for thermoforming applications. Continuously setting the bar in plastic packaging and sustainable material solutions, Placon provides innovative, high quality and safe packaging that harnesses the power of tomorrow’s technology and design to solve customers’ challenges today.

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