The latest offering from HLP Klearfold, a leading global supplier of visual packaging, is Duofold, which combines the best attributes of clear, box-grade plastic with paperboard to produce a distinctive visual package.

"To better serve our customers, we are expanding our visual packaging product offerings to include Duofold plastic/paperboard combination packaging," notes Steve Frazier, president of HLP Klearfold. "Integrating these two very different substrates allows for some very unique structural designs and effects, many not possible in paperboard or plastic alone. It also enables two wholly distinct appearances and textures in a single package."

Soft Crease scored rigid film can be used to create multiple plastic carton panels or to make windows that wrap around multiple score lines, designed to permit far greater visibility than conventional windowed cartons, according to the company. What's more, the rigid film adds integrity and strength, allowing a much larger windowed area than is possible using lightweight window film, HLP Klearfold reports.

Structural design possibilities are nearly endless. For even greater shelf impact, any combination of offset, flexo, and/or silkscreen printing, plus foil stamping and other decorating special effects, can be applied to either the plastic or paperboard panels, or both.

Reinforcing its visual packaging technological leadership position, HLP Klearfold has invested in state-of-the-art assembly equipment to join Duofold carton components, the company states. This new joining equipment is extremely efficient, while providing the precise component alignment that is needed for efficient hand loading, as well as filling on automated cartoning equipment.