HLP Klearfold, the North American visual packaging company that is always calling on brand owners to “visualize,” has reason to create a compelling picture of a half-century of success. Its parent company, Hip Lik Packaging, is officially celebrating its 50th anniversary. Founded in Hong Kong in 1969, the company now serves the world from a very large production facility in Southern China, which has the capacity to manufacture 1 million printed plastic cartons per day.
According to Steve Frazier, HLP Klearfold’s president, “Hip Lik is a privately held, second generation, family-owned business, and since the beginning, the company has had a singular, unwavering focus… to be the world’s best producer of printed plastic packaging. And we are proud of the contribution that HLP Klearfold has made toward that goal.”
The company shipped their first orders to North America in 1995, and established a direct sales presence in 2003. Rebranding as HLP Klearfold in 2010, it has since grown to become the largest seller of plastic folding cartons in North America.
HLP Klearfold says it is especially proud of its advanced UV print reproduction, providing “exceptional quality offset, silkscreen, and flexo printing for the highest fidelity printed graphics available on plastic folding cartons.” To better manage quality and its material supply chain, the company produces most of its own box-grade substrates on its own custom extruders. It also says it is the world leader in radio frequency (RF) scoring.