We work hard to make sure your package is exactly what you're looking for. Our completely custom design process really allows our customers to create the best possible package for their needs. We believe in open communication throughout our design process. Through this first step, we work with our customers to ensure collaboration on the project.
The innovative problem-solvers in our design team work on only the best equipment available and are an important part of what separates TEQ from our competitors. Using the latest 3-D solid modeling and surfacing software, they can turn any ideas into a physical prototype, which leads to the creation of the perfect package for your application.
To further meet your specifications, our team has expertise in forming over 25 unique materials, including:
Polypropylene, High Impact Polystyrene, Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol, Polycarbonate, Amorphous Polyethylene Terephthalate, Polyvinyl Chloride, XT Polymer, High Density Polyethylene, Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate and the latest renewable, sustainable, biodegradable and recycled plastics.
As a crucial step in our rapid development process, we create single-cavity mold prototypes to verify the designs. To save both time and money, valuable information in the prototyping is also used in later tooling phases.
Making our high-speed production tooling using in-house services creates an optimal environment to bring your design to life in the most cost-effective and high-quality way. Using various sampling materials, our TEQnologists can communicate efficiently with you and make adjustments where needed with the quick-change tooling system, to manage cost, lead time and your peace of mind.
Proprietary design solutions:
Our meticulously maintained work environment is home to our dedicated and highly-trained TEQnicians, who form over 25 materials on all-electric high speed pressure forming state-of-the-art machines. Each one electronically controlled to maintain temperature, vacuum pressure and timing for a precise, repeatable performance. TEQ utilizes all electric servo Kiefel thermoformers that provide superior processing speeds, quality and process control, and consume much less power than traditional thermoforming equipment making them an important contributor to our green initiative.
TEQ created a 3-in-1 tooling system. In addition to the traditional forming and cutting tools, a stacker tool or pick in place robot arm is utilized to ensure efficient and precise handling of parts. Vision systems can also be added to further ensure that only conforming product is packed and shipped.
It’s the combination of our highly-specialized team, our solutions-driven process and our state-of-the-art technologies, that ensures TEQ has seemingly limitless capabilities to deliver.
Our sales professionals and design engineers are Certified Packaging Professionals (CPP) by the IOPP and employ our documented process to deliver a high-quality product with renowned support.
TEQ’s operating procedures guarantee each work cell has at least one “lean certified” member to support our lean manufacturing program plus experience with other processes such as assembly, welding and sealing.
We use highly-efficient, high-speed pressure forming Kiefel machines that generate less waste. In fact, we have the largest installation of Kiefel machines in the US. We have chosen Kiefel as a partner because of:
All plant operations are registered to ISO 9001 and a secondary plant (for medical device manufacture) is one of the only custom thermoforming facilities registered ISO 13485 in the US.
We are all passionate about what we do at TEQ and we go to great lengths to maintain world class standards, including complete traceability to raw materials, full documentation, SPC monitoring and complete adherence to your specifications, through the use of state-of-the-art computerized measurement tools.
We have won several quality awards for our work. It’s something we’re proud of and the reason we can guarantee fit, form and function of every part and package we produce. Here’s how:
Getting your new product to you on time and on budget is essential, so we use EnterpriseIQ ERP software to keep our manufacturing as lean and agile as possible.
With our certified supplier program we know who we are working with and they know the quality and standards we demand for every customer so as to get their products to them on time, every time. And to ensure timely delivery, we accommodate both JIT and MRP requirements and use real-time production monitoring. Add to that our strategically located remote warehousing and you have a complete package that manages both cost and time.