Creative Approach on Display at Tru-Form Plastics PACK EXPO Booth

Participants invited to ask about solutions for specific products.

WESTMINSTER, Calif., September 19, 2019 – Known for translating clients’ inspiration into reality, custom thermoforming packaging manufacturer Tru-Form Plastics is excited to share its end-to-end process with attendees at this year’s PACK EXPO September 23-25 in Las Vegas to give visitors the opportunity to explore packaging solutions for their specific products.

“With in-house design, tooling and rapid prototypes, we can work with PACK EXPO participants to take their ideas from concept to completion quickly and cost effectively,” explained Tru-Form Plastics Director of Innovation John Hoffman. “At booth N-535, we will be displaying a selection of packaging and enclosures and conducting private consultations – no appointment needed – to discuss possibilities for collaboration on current and future projects.”  

Headquartered in Southern California, Tru-Form Plastics works with leading companies in various industries, including medical, aerospace and defense, automotive and consumer. The company provides comprehensive design, production, assembly and distribution services, all in house. 

Hoffman added, “We will also showcase the capabilities of our state-of-the-art thermoforming equipment with packaged goods professionals at PACK EXPO, including our new Sencorp Ultra 2500 with an integrated robotic stacking system. This addition to our ISO 9001:2008 certified facility is just one more way we continue to distinguish ourselves as an industry leader capable of exceeding clients’ expectations.”

As a leader in both thin- (.012” to .085”) and heavy-gauge (.080” to .500”), Tru-Form Plastics’ more than 100 years of combined experience has led to:

  • Fast development of tools and prototypes to pass validation quickly
  • Capability to produce thin-gauge packaging and heavy-gauge assemblies
  • Flexibility to meet demanding schedules for samples through full production
  • Competitive pricing and economical solutions for all projects

To learn more about Tru-Form Plastics, visit Tru-FormPlastics.com, call 714.894.5566, email info@Tru-FormPlastics.com or meet them in person at booth N-535 at PACK EXPO. 

About Tru-Form Plastics, an InterTrade Industries Company – A world-class, full-service custom thermoformer with more than 100 years of combined experience located in Southern California’s Orange County, Tru-Form Plastics’ offerings include design, rapid prototypes, production, assembly and distribution. The company is well-positioned to meet a variety of needs. The company serves a wide variety of industries including medical, aerospace and defense, automotive, consumer and OEM. To learn more, visit Tru-FormPlastics.com, call 714.894.5566 or email info@Tru-FormPlastics.com.

Tru-Form Plastics to Showcase Thermoformed Packaging Solutions at PACK EXPO

Answering questions and recommending innovative packaging solutions

WESTMINSTER, Calif., September 6, 2019 – Custom thermoforming packaging manufacturer Tru-Form Plastics encourages PACK EXPO participants to visit booth N-535 to explore packaging solutions for attendees’ specific products.

“Leaving PACK EXPO knowing how and where you can create the packaging for your product is our goal. We want you to go back to the office with tangible solutions. Simply stop by our booth to talk to our team of experts so that we can help you get the answers you need and solutions,” explained Tru-Form Plastics Director of Innovation John Hoffman.

Located in Southern California, the company has helped industry leaders, small start-ups and everyone in between with design, production, assembly and distribution.  At the convention September 23-25, 2019 in Las Vegas, they are conducting private consultations for the medical and other industries, no appointment needed.  

Hoffman added, “Innovation and creative industrial design is our foundation, and we look forward to sharing our cutting-edge approach with packaged goods professionals at PACK EXPO. We continually strive to set ourselves apart in all steps of the manufacturing process to serve clients with truly custom solutions based on all parameters, users and economies of scale.”

Leveraging its creativity, flexible methods, and a collaborative approach with stakeholders, Tru-Form Plastics works as a true partner to turn clients’ visions into tangible results. As a leader in both thin- (.012” to .085”) and heavy-gauge (.080” to .500”), Tru-Form Plastics’ more than 100 years of combined experience has led to:

  • Fast development of tools and prototypes to pass validation quickly
  • Capability to produce thin-gauge packaging and heavy-gauge assemblies
  • Flexibility to meet demanding schedules for samples through full production
  • Competitive pricing and economical solutions for all projects

Tru-Form Plastics, an InterTrade Industries Company, will showcase its innovative packaging and enclosure solutions, displaying a selection of thin- and heavy-gauge options designed to meet the needs of multiple industries, including medical, aerospace and defense, automotive and consumer.

To learn more about Tru-Form Plastics, visit Tru-FormPlastics.com, call 714.894.5566, email info@Tru-FormPlastics.com or meet them in person at booth N-535 at PACK EXPO. 

About Tru-Form Plastics, an InterTrade Industries Company – A world-class, full-service custom thermoformer with more than 100 years of combined experience located in Southern California’s Orange County, Tru-Form Plastics’ offerings include design, rapid prototypes, production, assembly and distribution. The company is well-positioned to meet a variety of needs. The company serves a wide variety of industries including medical, aerospace and defense, automotive, consumer and OEM. To learn more, visit Tru-FormPlastics.com, call 714.894.5566 or email info@Tru-FormPlastics.com.

Tru-Form Plastics Welcomes Jaysen Rodriguez as Business Analyst/Project Estimator

Experienced professional to save full-service thermoformer time and money with data-centric capabilities.

WESTMINSTER, Calif – Tru-Form Plastics, an InterTrade Industries Company, recently added Jaysen Rodriguez as a Business Analyst/Project Estimator at the company’s Southern California headquarters, where he will leverage his analytical skills to increase efficiencies and decrease costs.

Rodriguez has 20 years of analytics experience. Throughout his career, he has held analyst positions at Disney, Hyundai, and Office Max, where his accomplishments included generating processes and procedures to increase productivity. He received an Associate’s Degree in Business Management from Calvary College.

“Jaysen’s effectiveness at interpreting opportunities is a tremendous asset to us,” said General Manager Tom Cantwell. “He’s always looking for a better, faster, and easier way to do things, and identifying these opportunities will greatly benefit our organization as we continue to grow.”

To learn more about Tru-Form Plastics, visit Tru-FormPlastics.com, call 714.894.5566, or email info@Tru-FormPlastics.com.

About Tru-Form Plastics, an InterTrade Industries Company – A world-class, full-service custom thermoformer with more than 100 years of combined experience located in Southern California’s Orange County, Tru-Form Plastics’ offerings include design, rapid prototypes, production, assembly and distribution. The company is well-positioned to meet a variety of needs. The company serves a wide variety of industries including medical, aerospace and defense, architectural lighting, automotive, consumer, and OEM. To learn more, visit Tru-FormPlastics.com, call 714.894.5566 or email info@Tru-FormPlastics.com.

Lorena Trinidad Joins Tru-Form Plastics as HR/Accounting Administrator

Seasoned professional to boost efficiencies, profits, and morale at Southern California thermoformer.

WESTMINSTER, Calif.– Tru-Form Plastics, an InterTrade Industries Company, has named Lorena Trinidad as HR/Accounting Administrator at the full-service custom thermoformer’s headquarters in Southern California, where she will assist with human resources tasks such as recruitment, employee benefits, and payroll as well as invoicing and accounts receivable collections.

Lorena has 25 years of industry experience, most recently serving as Office Administrator/Human Resources with TVH Parts Americas, where she was responsible for timekeeping and attendance tracking, recruiting and training, performance evaluations, and administering medical benefits. She earned an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration and Human Resources from Texas Tech University.

“Lorena is a positive, approachable individual who will provide invaluable support to employees as well as our internal operations,” said General Manager Tom Cantwell. “Her personality combined with her work ethic makes her a perfect fit for our team, and I’m pleased to welcome her onboard.”

To learn more about Tru-Form Plastics, visit Tru-FormPlastics.com, call 714.894.5566, or email info@Tru-FormPlastics.com.

About Tru-Form Plastics, an InterTrade Industries Company – A world-class, full-service custom thermoformer with more than 100 years of combined experience located in Southern California’s Orange County, Tru-Form Plastics’ offerings include design, rapid prototypes, production, assembly and distribution. The company is well-positioned to meet a variety of needs. The company serves a wide variety of industries including medical, aerospace and defense, architectural lighting, automotive, consumer, and OEM. To learn more, visit Tru-FormPlastics.com, call 714.894.5566 or email info@Tru-FormPlastics.com.

Tru-Form Plastics Names Edgar Rodriguez Production Supervisor

Solution-centered leader to enhance manufacturing capabilities of full-service thermoformer.

WESTMINSTER, Calif. – Full-service custom thermoformer Tru-Form Plastics, an InterTrade Industries Company, recently named Edgar Rodriguez as Production Supervisor at its Southern California headquarters, which offers extensive design, production, assembly, and distribution services. Rodriguez is a seasoned leader with 10 years of experience in plastic manufacturing.

Most recently, Rodriguez worked as a Production Supervisor at Nursery Supplies and at Pretium Packaging, a plastic bottle manufacturer, where he helped drive the company’s profitability with his problem-solving and development of team building skills that changed the culture. “If you take care of your employees, they’ll take care of you,” explains Rodriguez. “I look forward to building employees’ trust at Tru-Form Plastics as well to drive the company’s success.”

“What makes Edgar unique is his outlook,” said General Manager Tom Cantwell. “He’s a great team player who always looks for a solution to every problem. To him, each situation, good or bad, is a learning experience, and that attitude makes him invaluable to our team as we continue to set ourselves apart with our customer-first philosophy.”

Rodriguez has completed courses in leadership and Safety and Health, and is a Six Sigma White Belt.

To learn more about Tru-Form Plastics, visit Tru-FormPlastics.com, call 714.894.5566, or email info@Tru-FormPlastics.com.

About Tru-Form Plastics, an InterTrade Industries Company – A world-class, full-service custom thermoformer with more than 100 years of combined experience located in Southern California’s Orange County, Tru-Form Plastics’ offerings include design, rapid prototypes, production, assembly and distribution. The company is well-positioned to meet a variety of needs. The company serves a wide variety of industries including medical, aerospace and defense, architectural lighting, automotive, consumer, and OEM. To learn more, visit Tru-FormPlastics.com, call 714.894.5566 or email info@Tru-FormPlastics.com.

Outsource for Faster Time to Market

When it comes to manufacturing, time to market is critical, especially when it comes to specific circumstances, such as:

  • Prototype development
  • Initial production runs
  • Seasonal spikes in demand

By getting your products made, assembled and shipped faster, you’ll improve customer responsiveness and stay ahead of the competition. And one of the most effective ways to increase speed to market is to streamline your supply chain.

Using too many vendors can increase turnaround time, delays and mistakes. It is more effective to consolidate functions by using a single company that can assist with a wide range of manufacturing services for your plastic parts, including:

  • Trimming
  • Machining
  • Fabrication
  • Bonding
  • Assembly

Please contact us today at 714-894-5566 or info@InterTradeIndustries.com to learn more about our plastic manufacturing and turn-key solutions and how they can meet your needs.

A Medley of Molds

A successful part starts with a good tool. There are many different tool designs and material selections available for various applications. Here are some of the most common tool types thermoformers utilize.

  • Composite Molds: Depending on the length of the production run, and especially for prototyping, an engineered composite mold may be a good choice because it’s less expensive and quick.
  • Wood: Molds can be made of wood or a combination of wood and other materials. With this option, tooling can be more cost effective. However, wood tools can also be less durable and accurate.
  • Machined Aluminum Molds: Molds machined from aluminum are not only more stable and consistent choices, but also able to hold tight tolerances. That makes them good for detailed parts.
  • Cast Aluminum Molds: While still made of aluminum, this type of tool is often less expensive than their machined counterparts. But it’s somewhat limited in its application for textured parts.

With the variety of tooling available, it’s important to work with your thermoformer to find the best option for your needs.

Please contact us at our Southern California headquarters today at 714-894-5566 or info@Tru-FormPlastics.com to learn more about our manufacturing solutions and how they can meet your needs.

The Role of QA in Thermoforming Perfection

A thermoformer’s engineering team can provide a range of advice and technical support to create solutions that meet your needs and those of the marketplace. One of the most important stages where the engineering team’s involvement can be vital is quality assurance.

With their guidance, some activities a QA team can conduct to promote uniform dimensional accuracy, structural integrity, and cosmetic consistency throughout all in-process and finished parts and assemblies include:

  • Documentation: A skilled and experienced QA department should fully review, monitor, and document pre-defined quality requirements throughout the thermoforming process.
  • Measurement: The quality assurance department should have at its disposal a full range of measurement equipment, including FARO Arm, color measurement, digital calipers, tint meters and more state-of-the-art equipment.
  • Inspections: A quality assurance department should be leveraged to provide in-process and final inspections to customers for ease of mind.

As you investigate thermoformers, ask about their engineering capabilities in quality assurance, their commitment to total quality management, and how they address any non-conformance.

Please contact us at our Southern California headquarters today at 714-894-5566 or info@Tru-FormPlastics.com to learn more about our manufacturing solutions and how they can meet your needs.

Teaming for Innovation

When developing solutions, manufacturers should team with their thermoformer on technologies and best practices to meet cost, time, and performance criteria. Here are some key points for collaboration:

  • Engineering: The thermoformer should analyze your product’s function, brand attributes, user perceptions, and strategic plan to develop a list of parameters.
  • Budget: Be sure to share with your thermoformer your budget and other financial considerations that can impact production decisions.
  • Packaging: The thermoforming company should have access to critical information about the product’s protection needs and packaging process.
  • Timing: Speed to market can be essential so make sure you reach an agreed-upon timeline with your thermoformer since the timeline often affects design choices.
  • Concepts: The thermoformer you choose should work collaboratively with stakeholders on design concepts, soliciting feedback to implement into the final solution.

By teaming with your thermoformer on the design process, you’ll realize a final product that furthers your company and brand in today’s tight market.

Please contact us at our Southern California headquarters today at 714-894-5566 or info@Tru-FormPlastics.com to learn more about our manufacturing solutions and how they can meet your needs.

Flexibility First with Thermoforming

Thermoforming offers many benefits over other types of molding. And one of the most significant benefit is the flexibility it delivers. With thermoforming, manufacturers have a variety of options both pre-production and post to achieve their desired outcome, including:

  • Design: Your thermoforming vendor’s engineering and design teams can assess all the variables and requirements involved, develop design schematics, and create drafts to formulate the exact components needed to take your idea to execution.
  • Material Selection: A wide variety of materials can be used in thermoforming depending on the part being produced. Each different plastic has its own unique properties and benefits so your thermoformer will work with you to match the best material for your application.
  • Color and Texture: Depending on the look you want to achieve, thermoforming can produce parts to your exact specifications through the use of colored plastic material, silk screening, paint, and in-molded textures.
  • Finish: Your cosmetic requirements may also mean you need a certain finish. Fortunately, with thermofoming, you can achieve high-gloss, semi-gloss, and even metallic touches as an integral part of the manufacturing process.
  • Product Changes: Once complete, it’s easy to make changes to your design with thermoforming without big upfront costs so you can feel confident about making improvements.

The variety of options thermoforming offers yields advantages other processes can’t compete with, making it an ideal approach for any application.

Please contact us today at 714-894-5566 or info@Tru-FormPlastics.com to learn more about our manufacturing solutions and how they can meet your specific needs.