Plaxall has a long history of rising to the occasion when duty calls. In the 1940s, the company was tasked with a top-secret assignment that would make them “the mom and pop factory with an atomic secret.” Today, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Plaxall has worked with Kapsel Inc. on the production of over 100,000 life-saving face shields for those on the front lines.
Our custom plastic packaging is used in numerous industries,
including medical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, food, and retail,
among many others. We also specialize in plastic, clamshell,
blister packaging, shipping trays and inserts.
Plaxall remains a leading innovator after more than 75 years in the thermoforming industry. Our designers, engineers, model makers, and machinists are highly skilled industry veterans who deliver the exacting quality your company demands. We are experts at both custom design and manufacturing custom plastic packaging. Because all stages from design through manufacturing are handled under one roof, Plaxall is able to provide customers with uninterrupted production, exacting quality and highly competitive pricing.
Founded in 1938 by Louis Pfohl, Plaxall was a pioneer in the thermoforming industry. That year, Plaxall was commissioned to produce formed plastic domes for a counter display. Through trial and error, Plaxall made the initial domes by heating plastic sheets on gas burners, then forming them over matched wooden dies using a huge foot press. The process was crude but effective, and marked the birth of thermoforming.
Though technologies and methods have evolved, Plaxall has remained a leader in the industry since those first domes were produced.
The wood molds of the 1930’s have been replaced by today’s precision cut aluminum dies, gas burners have given way to precision heating elements, and historic foot pedals have been replaced with computer controlled hydraulic cylinders. With each innovation and modernization, Plaxall’s equipment and techniques have remained on the cutting edge of thermoformers. Utilizing the latest tools products are digitized in our Renishaw Digitizer, designed in Pro/Engineer, and cut in our Haas CNC Machines.