Clamshell Packaging

Clamshell Packaging

Clamshell packaging is perfect for products intended to be positioned directly at the consumer. This type of plastic packaging offers better security than blister packaging, for example, and is a popular packaging choice for small high-value items, such as consumer electronics.


  • One piece of custom-formed plastic sheet folded at the hinge over onto itself
  • Held securely in place with button snaps or a sealed perimeter


  • Multiple display options: the use of two hinges creates a tri-fold clamshell that allows the package to stand freely, and the design of a hanger hole allows the package to hang from a hook
  • Designed to be difficult to open by hand to discourage theft
  • Incorporate the product’s shape to enhance brand identity

Common Uses:

  • Consumer electronics packaging
  • Consumer products packaging
  • Disposable food containers
  • Medical device packaging
  • Printed circuit board packaging