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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 mrpcap.com

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

The NEW mrpcap.com was designed with YOU in mind. Combining all the best plastic closures and content from weatherchem.com, stulltech.com and mrpcap.com, 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. 

To...

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

Top 10 Uses for the 110mm Flapper Closure

So many uses - the one and only 110mm Flapper from MRP

The 110mm Flapper Closure has a clean, contemporary look for maximum shelf impact, and customized embossing. The flap-style slotted or pour orifice options make dispensing product easy and convenient.
Choose the 110mm Flapper for:
•    User friendly packaging
•    One hand operation
•    Clean, contemporary look for maximum shelf impact

Check out the Top Ten uses for the 110mm Flapper:

Your bird feeder has that great design to help keep...

Posted by Aimee Weber

Get Ready for Mardi Gras with MRP

Tuesday, February 28 will be a day of celebration and excess for many throughout the world. Whether you call it Mardi Gras, Carnival, Shrove Tuesday, or Fat Tuesday, this Christian feast marks the day before Ash Wednesday. During this feast, you'll find many traditional dishes.  We've selected some of our favorites paired with products that feature MRP plastic closures that are sure to make preparation a breeze. 

MRP's Magnificent Mardi Gras Menu

Start your celebration with some Chilled...

Posted by Aimee Weber