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Plastic Tray Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory provides a detailed list of plastic tray companies and suppliers. Find plastic tray companies that can design and engineer plastic trays to your specifications. Peruse our website to review and discover top plastic trays companies with roll over ads and complete product descriptions. Connect with the plastic trays companies through our hassle-free and efficient request for quote form. You are provided company profiles, website links, locations, phone numbers, product videos, and product information. Read reviews and stay informed with product new articles. Whether you are looking for companies of thermoformed plastic trays, Gropius plastic trays, and custom vacuum formed plastic trays of every type, IQS is the premier source for you.

  • Greeneville, TN 423-638-1284

    Our plastic trays are one of our most popular products! We are devoted to providing you with products that will withstand the test of time to provide you with years of service. It is our main goal to bring quality customer service for our clients. It is our commitment to you that we bring quality, service, and reliability with every new business transaction. For more information visit our website or email us today!

  • Lake Bluff, IL 847-604-5100

    Since 1960, Profile Plastics Inc. has been at the forefront of thermoforming technology. Utilizing the latest software and technology, our expert staff of engineers can design custom vacuum, pressure, and twin-sheet thermoformed solutions. Over the last 50 years, we have developed a process that allows us to deliver consistent, high volume, and precise products with superior quality. Our highly aesthetic products are manufactured with great attention to detail. ISO 9001:2008 certified.

  • New Milford, CT 860-354-0885

    Located in New Milford, CT, Conlet Plastics has over 40 years of combined experience with plastic manufacturing, including first-rate plastic trays and a variety of other expertly managed products and services. Every project is given cost-conscious consideration and careful review to forestall production problems and the optimum combination of price, quality, and on-time delivery.

  • Stirling, NJ 800-304-3774

    Engineered Plastic Products custom forms & fabricates sheet thermoplastic materials, standard & specialized, for any number of industrial & commercial requirements. EPP has been widely recognized for outstanding manufacturing & service since 1958 for companies such as GE, NASA & AT&T. Custom fabricated parts can be as large as 72"x108" down to 2"x2" in any thickness up to 1 1/2". Post-forming includes all types of machining & assembly.

  • Gibsonville, NC 800-711-1740

    Custom plastic fabrication specializing in vacuum and thermoforming of heavy-gauge plastics and plastic parts, defines Engineered Plastics. We serve OEM customers in the consumer products, telecommunications, electronics, medical and other industries with our machined plastics. We offer full CNC trimming and assembly services. Contact us today to learn about our custom solutions for your need.

  • Coleman, MI 877-465-4055

    When it comes to plastic trays we definitely have the upper hand. We guarantee a smooth designing and prototyping process ensuring a quick and efficient turnaround time and delivery for you. We are committed to providing customer service that stands above the rest for all of our customers. We will treat you like number one every time! For more information get in touch with our staff today by telephone or email!

  • West Chester, PA 610-436-4750

    When it comes to vacuum forming we are the experts! Come see the difference when you work with true professionals as we astound you with our amazing levels of customer service. We have made it one of our primary goals that we provide our customers with products that will withstand the test of time to provide a lifetime of value. For more information on how to get started with us visit our website today!

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Plastic Trays

Plastic trays are shallow platforms with raised edges intended to stop contents from sliding or rolling off of the surface. Designed for transport, display, storage and organization, trays are popular in manufacturing plants, implicated in both assembly and packaging processes.

Industries such as automotive, material handling and food services, all of which have small parts that must be kept separate, organized and properly oriented, employ plastic trays on a regular basis for the fulfillment of the aforementioned tasks as well as to catch excess materials such as oil or water. Surgical or instrument plastic trays are also used in medical and dental settings. Cafeteria trays are another popular application for plastic trays which may be produced at a high rate of production when large quantities of uniform and stackable trays may be required. Reproducibility is also an important factor in the horticultural use of plastic seed trays for sowing and plant cuttings. These trays, and others for parts handling or product display and retail, are often made with individual cavities. Other options for plastic trays include sizes and colors. A number of stock and custom options are readily made available for long-term or single-use as needed. It is important to consider the dimensions, thickness, orientation, lip height and strength of a tray with regards for its intended use.

Like most vacuum formed plastics, plastic trays are inexpensive to produce but yield a high strength to weigh ration making them ideal for shipping, packaging and transport applications among others. Also known as blister trays as they are produced in a fashion similar to blister packs, trays begin as extruded or rolled sheets of plastic that are fed into an electric, natural gas or infrared heating system. High grades of polystyrene (PS) are most often used in the production of plastic trays, though polyethylene, PVC, and PETG may also be used. Heating such materials is the first step of all thermoforming and vacuum forming processes as the warmth causes the plastic to become soft and pliable. Warm sheets are then guided into a form station where presses or stamps adhere the material to a mold, usually the inverse of the desired tray shape. A vacuum is used to pull the material into the mold by removing all excess air for a perfect fit. The plastic is cooled in this position, returning it to a rigid state. When needed, reverse airflow from the vacuum vent may be used to break the hold on the plastic and eject the newly made form. Secondary processes such as trimming and coating are applied as needed as are aesthetic operations such as painting and printing. 

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