SEMA Recap: 2016 Hot Auto Package Designs

Posted by Amanda Thomas on Wed, Nov 30, 2016 @ 03:15 PM

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The SEMA Show, Nov. 1 - 4 in Las Vegas, showcased new and upcoming automotive package designs and the latest trends.  

The SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center. In addition, the SEMA Show provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and more. The 2016 SEMA Show drew more than 60,000 attendees from the automotive industry.  

At the show, attendees can see look for new and upcoming opportunities, regardless what side of the automotive business they work in. Bright colors, unique bottle shapes and convenient sizes were just a few automotive packaging trends found on display at the booths.

MPR’s Senior Sales Director Wayne Johnson and Product Manager Bob Tupta attended this show to further develop existing relationships with customers and find new prospects for our products which support this industry including: CRCs, EZ-Safe®, CTs, disc tops and Flappers.

Our associates found many new and upcoming products displayed that featured our closures. Among those items, the one of the new products spotted is the K&W brand of coolant products. The RevitaCool Coolant Boost and the Instant Cooling Systems Stop Leak both feature a bright colored bottle help consumers determine which item is the boost and stop leak. What helps their brand be easily recognized is the new yellow EZ-Safe closure on top of their updated packages. Utilizing special ergonomic “ribs” positioned along the outer edge, this closure provides a unique in-hand consumer experience. The patented design of the EZ-Safe closure, part of our child-resistant series, delivers a powerful visual footprint for better brand differentiation.

A variety of other products were on display throughout the show, featuring our closures. Click HERE to see the examples seen on the show floor.

Missed the show this year? You can catch all of the action at SEMA Show on Tuesday, October 31 - Friday, November 3, 2017 in Las Vegas. 


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Tags: closures, EZ-Safe, CRC, SEMA, Automotive Packaging

It’s Baby Safety Month: Let Child Resistant Closures Keep Kids Safe

Posted by Amanda Thomas on Thu, Sep 29, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Throughout September, learn about how to keep children out of harm’s way in the home.


Sponsored by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA), all month long they have set out to create awareness around the safety concerns in homes occupied by young children. Home safety is at the top of their priority, making sure all harmful things are out of reach of children, or hard for children to gain access to the items.

To help keep children out of household cleaning supplies that could harm them if swallowed, make it a habit to store the items up high. Try to store cleaning products in their original packaging until they are ready to be used by someone. Also, make sure there are proper child resistant caps or closures on items that could be ingested by children. Proper safety precautions and child resistant closures will help keep your little ones safe and out of harm’s way.

To read American Cleaning Institute (ACI)’s PSA announcement about this important month, click here.

For parents that would like to help instruct their children on which cleaners not to touch, click here for the activity sheet. Or click below to learn more about our CRC options.

CLICK HERE to learn more about  MRP's CRC options .



Tags: child resistant closures, Household Chemical Packaging

Special Promo Offer From Mold-Rite: 2016 SupplySide West Expo

Posted by Amanda Thomas on Thu, Sep 01, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Be in Las Vegas on October 4th through the 8th  to see the newest developments in the pharmaceutical, personal care and food packaging markets.


SupplySide West has been the world’s largest expo for 20 years and continues to grow larger each year. This year the 2016 SupplySide West Global Expo and Conference is taking place in Las Vegas. With over 1,000 exhibitors offering 10,000 ingredients and services, you can find what you are looking for your next plastic packaging project.

The Expo Hall is open through October 6th and October 7th and focuses on the following markets: pharmaceutical, retail, sports nutrition, personal care packaging, cosmetics, animal care, beverage, food and dietary supplements. 

With so many interesting topics and workshops to choose from, SSW 2016 has everything you need to be on top of your industry. To view the entire show agenda, click here.

Interested in knowing if there are any exhibitors at SSW that you want to see? Click HERE to see the full list.

We are pleased to extend a special discount to join us at this show. The following items are included in this offer: 2 day expo hall, SupplySide central programming, FDA featured speaker presentation and vendor brief presentations. Find solutions to drive your business forward and visit for more information. 

Use the promo code below to receive discounted admission to the Expo Hall for only $75*:


 Come visit the Mold-Rite Plastics' Team at

Booth Number UU122.

To register, click here or call 800-974-9786 to take advantage of this discounted offer today!

We hope to see you at our booth!

*Non-transferrable offer valid for manufacturers of finished products only and cannot be applied to a previously paid registration. Expires 9/30/2016.
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Tags: plastic packaging, cap closure manufacturer, Packaging, packaging trends, food packaging, Packaging Design, Nutra Packagers, tradeshows

New Products are Pleasing a Growing Market with Our Plastic Closures

Posted by Amanda Thomas on Wed, Aug 03, 2016 @ 04:00 PM

Our dedication to package design and utility that will bring customers in with instant shelf appeal and keep bringing them back for the usefulness is something we are proud to hand our hat on. And, so is major CPG, McCormick.

With more than 40 new products hitting shelves, it really doesn't surprise us to see our plastic closures in use, especially in the food industry. In particular, we noticed our UltraLight Closure in use. Read more about the new product from and be sure to contact us when you're ready to start talking innovative packaging design that will wow customers and stakeholders alike.



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Tags: ultra light, condiments closures

Bottled Cannabis Beverage with CRC Caps

Posted by Amanda Thomas on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 @ 12:17 PM

"House of Jane, a not-for-profit corporation and producer of cannabis-infused beverages, announced what it reported as the first fully compliant packaging for bottled beverages in the medical cannabis market."

CRC_Closure_Assortment_colors.jpgFor us, it's always really neat to see our customers succeed. This is one example where our child resistant closures are helping an emerging market make a compliant product. Our CRC options are designed to help keep children safe and unable to access cannabis products.

To read more about it, check out the Packaging World article here.







Tags: child resistant closures, medical cannabis, cannabis, cannabis packaging, cannabis closure, CRC

Meet Karlis, the Vented Liner Expert

Posted by Amanda Thomas on Mon, May 23, 2016 @ 03:00 PM

MRP has recently partnered with M-Industries, manufacturer of a new vented liner technology. 

2B-KarlisPic.jpgMold-Rite Plastics is a single-source supplier of a broad range of plastic closures and jars. What set us apart from others is our outstanding innovation as well as unmatched reliability and responsiveness. We've recently partnered with M-Industries to offer a wider range of options for your packaging needs. 

We met with M-Industries’ President, Karlis Mateus, to gain some insight on how vented liners can help our customers.

Q: Can you share some background about M-Industries?

Karlis: M-Industries is the emerging leader in the container venting market segment. Our goal is to improve the quality and performance of packaging containers.

We responded to the packaging industry’s needs for better products with higher venting performance at a lower cost; M-Industries is setting the standard with products that allow for better airflow and leak resistance.

Our standard vents set new airflow standards by allowing up to 20 times more airflow than other vented products. If your products require more or less airflow, we have the ability to modify our airflow to meet your needs.

We have taken bold new steps to achieve our goal of being the best by providing superior performance, quality and the lowest cost products possible to our customers.

Q: What are the different types you produce?

Karlis: We manufacture two different types of vented liners:

  • The first type of liner we produce is called the M-Vent. This liner is a high-performance vent that is designed to quickly balance internal and external pressures on bottles. The M-Vent has a 136% greater venting area and 58% faster air flow than competitors.

The M-Vent is ideal for concentrated solutions and improving shelf life of your products. This liner is proven to perform better than any other venting product in the market.

  • The second type of liner we product is called the B-Vent. This smaller vent greatly reduces cost compared to similar options on the market.  Not only does it reduce your costs, the B-Vent also allows 24% more airflow than our closest competitor.

Q: Where have you seen the most need for these products?

Karlis: Vented liners allow bottles to breathe, relieving outward or inward pressures while preventing product leakage.

There are many products that can benefit from vented liner technology, including:

  • Pharmaceuticals and Neutraceuticals
  • Bleach- including pool bleach as well as simple household bleach
  • Most household cleaning products
  • Products with citrus scents
  • Some agro-chemicals
  • Diesel additives and 2-stroke motor oils
  • Many “oxy-chem” formulas

Q: What benefits does venting add to packaging?

Karlis: Venting provides many benefits to packaging. It eliminates high returns and allowances associated with packaging failures. It helps new products pass product development tollgates. Venting also could cut down product line investments to fix packaging distortions.

Q: Do vented liners deliver cost savings as well?

Karlis: Absolutely. Traditionally, in order to prevent bottles from bloating or paneling, the options were very costly:

  • Treating bottles with fluorination to migrate paneling and distortions
  • Modifications to plastic container design/tooling to add strength and wall thickness
  • Additional plastic resin used to enhance package strength/rigidity

 Our vented liners offer a much more cost-effective option in comparison.

 Interested in finding more information? View the Technology Minute video below:



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Tags: Mold-Rite Plastics, child resistant closures, Packaging World, CRC, Vented Liner

Infographic: 2016 Food Packaging Trends

Posted by Amanda Thomas on Fri, Apr 29, 2016 @ 04:45 PM

PMMI released of the forecasted growth of the U.S. Food Packaging Market through 2022.

Recently PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, publicized their press release forecasting the continued growth of the U.S. food packaging sector. This report was created after 70 interviews across the U.S. were conducted to gain insight into this increasing market. Based on these interviews with food packaging and processing professionals, two distinct growth trends became clear: the meat/related products and snack foods will outperform the others by around 3 percent. According to this report, "Demands for more single-serve and convenience features are key drives of this expansion."  

This report also discusses the top five packaging trends of 2016 in the Food Packaging Market:



To read more and to view PMMI’s press release, click HERE.


Click the image to view PMMI's infographic and learn more about the food market.

To find out how MRP can help to make your food packaging easier and more convenient
for your consumers, request samples below. 
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Resources and Photo Credits: PMMI Press Release- 


Tags: plastic packaging, packaging trends, food packaging, design trends, plastic closures, infographic

Meet Jason, our MRP Plastic Closure Expert

Posted by Amanda Thomas on Fri, Mar 04, 2016 @ 04:30 PM

Mold-Rite Plastics has long been known as a trusted supplier of Continuous Thread (CT) Closures including smooth side, ribbed side, matte top, smooth top, and stacking ring options.

stull.jason_lo.jpgWe met with Jason Stull, VP, Business Unit Manager – Food, Personal Care, Household Chemical, to gain some insight into the newest addition to our Somerset plant (formerly Stull Technologies), our 89mm RX and SX Continuous Thread Closures.

Q: What can you tell us about the newest Continuous Thread Closures coming to Somerset, NJ?

Jason: This new launch will be added capacity for an existing item to reduce lead times and provide customers with the fast, flexible and responsive service expected of Mold Rite Plastics. Manufacturing in Somerset will be a geographical advantage for customers, reducing their overall cost.

Q: How will moving these closures to Somerset impact our customers?

Jason: The added capacity will reduce lead times and support our commitment to delighting our customers, as well as provide freight advantages for many customers.

Q: What exactly are the 89mm SX and 89mm RX closures? How are they different?

Jason: Our 89mm SX and RXs are Continuous Thread Closures, meaning they are screw on and off caps. Our CTs are threaded to fit precisely on and seal your container. The SX CT features a smooth top and a smooth side and the 89mm RX CT has a matte top, an outside stacking ring and ribbed side. 

Q: Can you customize these CTs?

Jason: Yes, our CustomLITE program is available for these closures including, but not limited to, embossing and de-bossing options. Click HERE to read about all of the customization options available at MRP.

Q: What would be the ideal markets for these closures?

Jason: These closures are ideal for a diverse range of markets, including the following: food, snacks, grains and rice, nutraceutical products and powders, personal care jars and containers, and pet care.

Q: Lastly, where can our customers go to get more information about these Continuous Thread closures?

Jason: For more information, you can contact your Mold Rite Plastics Sales Director or Inside Sales Representative. You can also visit us via and email at


89_CT_Caps_small.jpgWe are pleased to announce that the Mold-Rite's 89mm SX and RX will now be available in Somerset, NJ. Finish your package with one of our jars! We offer a wide range of jars to fit our 89mm closures, including regular wall, thick wall, double wall jars with straight sides, square bases and round bases.

Count on the packaging experts at Mold-Rite Plastics to help you deliver the best possible package for your product.

Click below to request information and samples of our New 89mm SX and RX Continuous Thread Closures.


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Tags: Packaging, closure, custom, plastic closures, Continuous Thread Closure, 89 CT

Go the Extra Degree Today in Your Packaging

Posted by Amanda Thomas on Fri, Feb 12, 2016 @ 04:00 PM

Today is 2/12. Use today to power a train and start going the extra mile.


Sam Parker, the author of the 212 the extra degree book, came up with this idea to help inspire and motivate everyone in an organization to make the extra effort in their daily lives. This idea has been used in workshops and trainings around the world and has known to create great outcomes.

Parker's main point and goal of his teachings is this: It’s the only one extra degree that makes all of the difference.

According to, you should strive to be 212 every day, not just on February 12th.

How can you go the extra degree? Here are some examples they list:

  • 2 extra acts of kindness weekly
    • Plant 104 more seeds of generosity each year-- think of how far all of that kindness can take you!
  • 15 extra minutes a day
    • Create over 90 hours each year for what’s most important to you -- focus on what you love.
  • 1 extra contact daily
    • Sparks 180 more connections every 6 months -- think about all of those new LinkedIn contacts you will make!
  • 1 extra risk each week
    • Leads to 52 more opportunities every year for excitement and possibility.

 Each day, MRP as a company strives to dig deeper, be more flexible and responsive and make better things happen for the people around us. Our goal is to go the extra degree for your plastic closures! Let us help you with your next packaging project. We want to go the extra mile and make your packaging experience the best you ever had!

Take today, 2/12, to the extra degree. Whether it is at work, home or with your family, do something extra that you wouldn't normally do.


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Tags: Packaging, plastic closure, closure, Growth, 212 Degrees

Cheers to the New Year from Mold-Rite Plastics

Posted by Amanda Thomas on Thu, Dec 31, 2015 @ 10:30 AM


We hope everyone has a safe and joyous New Year, MRP style.


It's time to start thinking about refreshing your packaging design for the New Year!

Get a head start in 2016 and download our catalog below:

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