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Store Brands Magazine Features MRP

In the July issue of Store Brands magazine, Bob Tupta, MRP's Product Manager, gives his insight on the latest functional packaging trends.


This latest issue of Store Brands Magazine features an article from Lawrence Aylward about functional packaging and how to take it to the next level. In preparation for this story, editors at the publication turned to the experts at Mold-Rite Plastics to discuss the latest trends, consumer preferences and products available to meet the growing demands for...

Posted by Amanda Thomas

Promo Code: Expo Hall Access for Upcoming 2017 SupplySide West

Come meet us Las Vegas on September 27th through the 28th and learn about the newest developments and trends in the pharmaceutical, personal care and food packaging markets.

SupplySide West has been the world’s largest expo for over 20 years and continues to grow larger each year. This year the 2017 SupplySide West Global Expo and Conference is taking place in Las Vegas. With 1,200+ exhibitors and 15,000+ industry participants offering 10,000 ingredients and solutions, you will find...

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Slime Time: New Twist on an Iconic Package

Let our Twist Open - Close plastic closures help you eliminate slimy messes— keeping everyone happy!

What kid doesn’t love making and customizing their own slime and playing with it? This ‘new’ slime trend is everywhere from Instagram to parents posting videos on Facebook of their child’s slimly creation.

At a recent picnic here at our MRP Twinsburg facility, we even had our employee’s children participating in all of the ooey, gooey fun! With so many endless options from glittery slime to...

Posted by Amanda Thomas

Get Ready for the Fourth of July with MRP

How Food Packaging can help ensure your prep for the Fourth is not a Flop

Independence Day is a time to celebrate the many freedoms that we enjoy in America. What’s a better way of celebrating than getting together with your family and friends and cooking out while watching fireworks? People love gathering together and grilling traditional food favorites that the entire family will enjoy. With endless menu options, prepping for your holiday gathering can become stressful. Here at MRP, we have...

Posted by Aimee Weber

Fresh New Design, Same Reliable Service: Introducing

We are excited to announce that our newly designed website is LIVE and ready for you!

The NEW was designed with YOU in mind. Combining all the best plastic closures and content from, and, the new site is your one-stop-shop for all things MRP.

From the new sample request shopping cart experience to our easy product filtering system, you will be able to find and get what you want fast! It is our mission to be the most responsive, flexible...

Posted by Amanda Thomas

Mold-Rite Plastics named 2017 NACD Supplier of the Year

For the fourth time in six years, The National Association of Container Distributors (NACD) has named Mold-Rite Plastics as the Supplier of the Year at its annual convention in Napa, California. The NACD Supplier of the Year Award is given to the supplier who has most effectively supported distribution within the container industry. It is one of the industry’s most coveted recognitions and is NACD’s way of honoring a supplier who has made valuable contributions to the distribution channel. 


Posted by Aimee Weber

Closure Customization for Maximum Shelf Impact

As shelves become more and more crowded, and online buying continues to depend on visual impact, it is continually important to stand out among other packaging. Not only that, but consumers are both consciously and subconsciously influenced by your package's overall design during their purchasing process. In fact, your closure and packaging can often become their own "brand within a brand". Customizing your closure can have a direct impact on your package's success.

Packaging customization...

Posted by Aimee Weber

Infographic: What Makes a Closure?

When working on packaging design, your closure selection can make or break your product. In order to understand the true impact of your closure on your package design, it is important to first understand the basic anatomy that goes into every closure option, as well as the main factors to consider in your design. 

Our Anatomy of a Closure infographic explores:

  • The definition of a closure
  • Five key considerations for building shelf impact
  • Varieties, designs and types
  • The anatomy of closure...
Posted by Aimee Weber

Mold-Rite March Matchup: The Ultimate Caps and Closures Showdown

It's that time of year again. As March begins to draw to a close, we're still in the middle of all this madness. And while you were watching basketball, we were pitting our best caps and closures against each other.

We also extended the competitive spirit by offering up a $25 Amazon gift card to one lucky winner who told us their favorite for the top closures - we drew the winner on Tuesday, April 4th. 

Check out our March Matchup bracket to find out which caps couldn't cut it, and which ones...

Posted by Aimee Weber

Pharmaceutical Packaging Design: Factors to Consider

An aging population and increased life expectancy are fueling growth in the pharmaceutical industry. In addition, the recently Senate-approved 21st Century Cures Act is expected to greatly expand the number of drugs being produced. In the highly-regulated pharmaceutical industry, it’s important to consider two key factors when designing packaging closures:

  1. Are they safe for the consumer?
  2. Is the closure intuitive and easy-to-use?

When designing these specialized pharmaceutical packaging...

Posted by Amanda Thomas