Packaging Trays

Thermoformed packaging trays can be as simple as an opened, flat-bottom tray or designed and formed to specific shapes for containing individual items. By definition plastic packaging trays help contain or transport items and this applies to the industrial sector as well as to consumer goods.

For example, in an industrial application components are stored in packaging trays and transported through an assembly line. In a consumer application, containment may be as simple as sliding a header card into the tray positioning the product inside the package, allowing it to be protected and visible.

Another use for packaging trays is to contain individual pieces that are part of a larger product. The filled tray slides into an outer package, protecting the parts inside. Combine a plastic tray of this type with a clear box for the perfect visual package!

Material Thickness
Packaging trays are manufactured from material thicknesses ranging from .007 inches to .047 inches. Typically, sheet thickness less than 1.5 mm (0.060 inches) is considered thin gauge. A typical heavy gauge thickness is greater than 3 mm (0.120 inches)

PVC, PETG, and PET are the most commonly used materials.

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