interpack exhibitor profile: MFG Tray

Reducing costs while maintaining the same benefits, MFG Tray’s new design for a lighter weight starch tray can be seen at their stand at the exhibition


MFG Tray is offering a NEW seamless moulded design for a lighter weight starch tray, with the same benefits as their standard composite trays, but at a reduced cost. MFG Tray’s new patent-pending, lighter weight starch tray provides many of the benefits of their standard trays. The lighter weight starch trays are 20% lighter than their standard trays, so they can extend machine life and increase profits by cutting down time. The benefits include dimensional stability, cleanability and long life at a reduced cost. This will enable customers who have thought, in the past, that composites were too expensive for it to be possible to enjoy the benefits of composite trays at a very competitive price point. 

In the early 1970s, MFG Tray found a gap in the confectionery industry – the need for a tray that lasted longer, was easy to clean and available at a reasonable price. In response to this need, the first composite starch tray was born. Before the introduction of the company’s composite trays, the only product available was wood trays, which had been the standard for many years. However, this product certainly had its problems. The sole reason for the development of the MFG Tray composite starch tray was that the company knew it had the experience and knowledge to provide a tray that would generate a more efficient process for confectionery operations. Today, MFG Tray has over 70 models offered and custom designs available. 

The benefits of using the composite trays were quickly recognised. The only noticeable drawback was that the new product was costing roughly 1.5 times the cost of traditional wood trays. As more companies tried the trays, this issue went away as they began to realise that the increase in production that was achieved, and not having to constantly replace the wood trays, made them the best value. Other benefits of MFG Tray starch trays include secure stacking, consistent drying time, compatibility with high-speed machines, the expelling of moisture and starch residue, and easy integration with standard FRP or wood. 

A leading manufacturer of reinforced composite starch trays for over 50 years, MFG Tray is on a mission to eliminate wood starch trays in the manufacturing of gummy confectionery. Visit MFG Tray at interpack to see the new light weight designed composite trays. 

Hall 1, Stand 1A44 

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Caitlin Gittins
Editor, International Confectionery
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