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Clamshell

Clamshell packages are generally comprised of clear plastic material that is either thermoformed or injection molded, with the top and bottom half of the package closing via a hinged that holds them together. SM Global offers clamshell packaging that uses self-locking tabs, snaps or closes via friction fit, as well as closing using adhesive, pressure-sensitive tape or labels, stapled or heat-sealed.

Clear plastic clamshell packages can display the product contained from all vantage points, helping the consumer see exactly what he or she is considering for purchase. This type of package is well-suited to hanging from a rack, peg hook or shelf, as well as in upright countertop displays.

For products and situations wherein tampering and pilferage are particular concerns, heat-sealed, stapled, adhesive-applied or labeled closures are often preferred.