Not all plastic packaging is for retail purposes, and it doesn’t always have to be made out of a certain type of synthetic. Trays are the perfect example. Trays can be made from any one of a variety of plastics, and they are generally used outside of the retail consumer goods market. Trays keep your product safe and secure while maintaining a cost-efficiency.

Packaging for Pharmaceuticals

Medical and pharmaceutical packaging represents a large market for plastic trays. This type of packaging is cost-effective, disposable, lightweight, and secure, making it perfect for gripping disposable, one-time-use products, like disposable syringes. They allow the product to lay either flat or on its side without being disturbed or coming loose, enabling you to store your product however you see fit. And, because they are typically custom fit, you know that your product is always tightly held and secure inside the tray, no matter how lightweight the plastic.

Few Disadvantages

When considering plastic trays from your plastic manufacturer, remember the potential disadvantages, which are few. For example, depending on the mold required to hold your product securely, you may not be able to actually see the product itself in full since it will likely be obscured by the tray.

Additionally, trays may also be less cost-effective than blister packaging. While blister packaging may require a backing card, trays are form-fit to keep your product secure without a backing.

Working with a Plastic Manufacturer

Trays are almost exclusively custom-fit packaging solutions. As a result, you will likely have to consult with a plastic manufacturer to develop an appropriate prototype. Contact our packaging experts today to receive a free consultation.

Trays can be made out of a wide variety of plastics depending on how strong they have to be and the shape they have to take, so by ordering custom trays, you can secure your product rather economically.