Custom trays

Trays are by far the best packaging and transporting solution for products that often are delicate and have to be transported from a production site to an assembly site.

Trays are, once loaded, placed in plastic containers of type Galia or Odette, which have standard sizes. They can also be palletised. Consequently, their dimensions must suit to the dimensions of the containers that will be used to be transported in. Such trays are often handled by robots, loaded and palletised by them.

In any case, AMANDIS and its in-house department of engineering will develop the tooling that will allow them to realise exactly the type of tray you asked for.

Different properties such as the shapes and the thickness of your tray enable us to meet your requirements perfectly. This way, your tray can be made of PS, PS/PE, PE/PS/PE and APET, or with other materials with a soft touch.

During our engineering process, we will ensure that your tray will unstack easily without being damaged. We also have the possibility to design finger grips in order to make it easier to handle it.

Trays with border

The border on a tray with border brings much more rigidity on its length and width.

Depending on the thickness of the material used, these trays can be used as an ordinary tray or as a shipping and handling tray that can carry a load of up to several kilos.

They can either be nested or stack, i.e. by turning every second tray through 180 degrees. In this case, trays can’t be nested and must be stack.

Tooling costs for this kind of trays are quite low and make it accessible for middle volumes of production.

Trays with half border

In the case of a tray with half border, the border doesn’t touch the bottom and stops in the middle.

The cavities are now accessible from the bottom and make it easier for a robot to handle the tray. However, tooling costs are in this case higher because it is necessary to design a special mould for this purpose.


Trays without border:

A tray without border helps you to increase the number of products you can transport because the cavities can be very close to each other.

The materials that we use are generally thin and the tooling costs are low if the cavities aren’t too deep. Those trays aren’t rigid at all and are mostly used as an interlayer and not as normal tray.


Trays with belt:

A tray with belt is a special tray that is mostly used by glassmakers. The thickness of the tray is often higher than 2 mm and material distribution isn’t a problem anymore since the tray is used inside down.

A negative thermoforming allows us in this case to be very precise in terms of dimensions. What’s more, this tray can carry a load of over 7 kg with a size of 400x600 mm and it has an enclosing belt that can be useful in case of an automation.

We offer you an alternative to meet your exact needs. Our catalogue of standard trays may provide exactly what you’re looking for.

We remain at your disposition, naturally, to assist you further in your search.