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Custom Packagingfor Food and Retail

Meat Packaging

We design and manufacture custom packaging Solutions for Food and Retail products.

We specialize in evaluating and reducing cost of existing projects, design improvement for existing projects, or new designs and solutions for new or existing projects.

We offer a wide range of food safe, sustainable packaging materials including barrier films for modified atmosphere, specific material and flange designs for lidding and automated sealing, as well as product design to maximize security, or enhance brand and label presentation.

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We Serve the Food Industry in:

We Serve the Retail Industry in:

  • Crafts
  • Grab-and-Go
  • Pet Supplies
  • Seasonal / Gift Products
  • Other Commercial Goods

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Custom Plastic Packaging Capabilities


Custom Clamshell Packaging

Whether your clamshell needs are for food or retail, our engineering team can design a custom solution. Hinged, trifold, 2-piece, clamshell designs can all be manufactured using materials made from post-consumer materials that are 100% Recyclable and FDA compliant.

Tray Packaging Design

custom tray packaging design

CJK manufactures custom, plastic trays in endless sizes, designs, and materials that can be used to serve any need in the Food and Retail Markets. We specialize in designing and manufacturing trays made from food safe, environmentally friendly, and 100% recyclable materials that meet food and retail safety standards (EVOH barrier film, freezer to microwave, FDA recycled, and recyclable materials).

Custom Packaging for the Food Industry

CJK Manufacturing, LLC has over 25 years of expertise in manufacturing custom packaging for consumer food products. We design and create custom food packaging and in-process food handling products for your specific applications and needs, ensuring food safety compliance, product protection, and cost-effective distribution.


When we work with our clients in the development of food packaging, our design engineering process focuses on the following key features and benefits:

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    FDA and medical-grade materials available
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    Custom designs in quantities of up to tens of millions
  3. 3.
    Food and Non-Food Packaging Materials Audit

Available Materials for Food Packaging

We offer multiple FDA Certified materials meeting industry and consumer needs with virgin grades, recycled grades with high repurposed content for environmental sustainability, and barrier laminates for modified atmosphere applications. Commonly used plastic thermoformed food packaging materials are: FDA Grade PP, PET, PS, and HIPS. View our full list of materials. 

Traceability and Food Packaging Safety Compliance

CJK’s manufacturing facility has successfully completed the “Food and Non-Food Packaging Materials Audit”, performed by Silliker, Inc. View our certification document here.

CJK Manufacturing is ISO 9001:2015 compliant. View our certification document here.

Custom Packaging for the Retail Industry

CJK designs and manufactures polymer packaging for retail products. Our design and engineering team can create custom packaging collaboratively designed around your products. The yellow candle you see shows the inside of an innovative, polymer packaging never seen in the retail market before. The candle is protected from all sides, but the custom plastic container still allows interested parties to breathe in the soothing scent.

Custom Plastic Containers: Retail Packaging for Glass Candle


When we work with our clients in the development of retail packaging, our design engineering process focuses on the following key features and benefits:

  1. 1.
    Custom designs in quantities of up to tens of millions
  2. 2.
    Improved aesthetics, security, and impact resistance
  3. 3.
    Embedded logos or other design features in packaging

Common Materials for Retail Packaging

Commonly used polymer materials are: ABS, HIPS, PVC, PETG, PET. Click here for our full list of materials.

CJK: A Transparent Vendor with Clear Goals

We’re here to help our customers create the perfect solution for their products. We aim to be as transparent as possible in all of our relationships and create solutions that do well by our clients and employees alike. All of our products are quality made in upstate New York and include the following benefits

  1. 1.
    Environmentally conscious; 90% of our products are made from recycled material
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    Reduce time and shipping costs; We bring the entire packaging cycle in-house to reduce time and shipping costs
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    Award-winning engineering team with decades of thermoforming and packaging design experience
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    Packaging products compliant with FDA Food Safety Certification

Forming Capabilities

Thin Gauge In-Line Thermoforming/Vacuum Forming:

  • Forming material thickness .010” – .060”
  • Using materials virgin & recycled grades of PVC, PETE, HIPS, HDPE, PP, LDPE, plus other engineering-grade materials.

Custom Plastic Containers: Materials

Materials typically used for custom packaging include: PETE, HDPE, PP, HIPS, PVC, PETG, ABS, Kydex, Polycarbonate and others. Recycled, virgin, blends, FDA grade, and medical grades are also available.

Clear, black, white and custom colors are available, along with various textures such as smooth, matte, gloss, hair cell, etc. View our complete list of commonly used materials.

The CJK Process for Custom Packaging

CJK can manage the project from start to finish.

  1. 1.
    Evaluate product specifications to generate concept and cost
  2. 2.
    CJK creates 3D solid model for initial approval
  3. 3.
    CJK machines all molds and production fixtures in-house
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    Prototype or 1st article is evaluated and approved
  5. 5.
    Full production of final product begins


Sustainability and eco-consciousness are top-of-mind at CJK. Every process and product we create, we do so with the environment in mind.

Unlike paper, which can only be recycled 2-3 times before it loses fiber strength, polymer packaging can be ground, reintroduced, and reformed indefinitely.

We use recycled grade polymer materials in well over 90% of our FDA and retail packaging products. all processing waste is sorted, ground, and returned to polymer processors that reintroduce 100% back into reusable products.

We use recycled grade polymer materials in well over 90% of our FDA and retail packaging products.

All of our products and packaging:

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Are beneficial, safe, and healthy for individuals and communities throughout its life cycle.
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Meet market criteria for performance and cost.
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Are sourced, manufactured, transported, and recycled using renewable energy.
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Maximize the use of renewable or recycled source materials.
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Are manufactured using clean production technologies and best practices.
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Are made from materials healthy in all probable end-of-life scenarios.
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Are physically designed to optimize materials and energy.
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Are effectively recovered and utilized in biological and/or industrial cradle to cradle cycles.

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