Food Trays

Dedicated to providing the best in packaging and supply chain technology since 1970, we are your source for high-quality food trays for poultry, meats, seafood, vegetables, and ready meal packaging. As a Safe Quality Food (SQF) Certified Provider, we have what it takes to deliver innovative packaging solutions for the food and beverage industry at the lowest cost per packaged unit. When you need cost-effective and high-performance food trays, discover the difference an experienced industry leader can make.

Food Tray

Food tray applications

Our food trays are easy to transport and seal, helping to prolong your product’s shelf life. Ideal for microwave or conventional oven use, our robust product line is specially designed for food applications, such as:

  • Poultry
  • Meats
  • Seafood
  • Vegetables
  • Ready meal packaging

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Types of food trays

Available in various sizes, depths, and compartments, we specialize in several types of food trays, including PP, CPET, PET, polystyrene, and other specialized tray solutions.

Polypropylene (PP) food trays

Our PP food trays are most known for their barrier properties, providing an impenetrable ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer (EVOH) barrier to protect raw or cooked foods. These space-saving solutions feature a beveled sidewall design, allowing 40% less cube space and reduced freight and supply chain costs. Labeled a number 5 plastic, our PP food trays are acceptable for curbside recycling pick-up. PP food trays are produced using a unique thermoforming technology that results in a 28% carbon footprint reduction compared to conventional thermoformed food trays. Once sealed, lidding films form a hermetic seal, giving your product airtight protection from the passage of air, oxygen, and other gasses.

  • Saves 40% of cube space
  • Recyclable
  • 28% lower carbon footprint
  • Microwave- and conventional oven-safe
  • EVOH barrier
  • Works with PE sealant
  • Lidding film forms a hermetic seal
  • Options: easy-peel material, self-vents, PMS color match

Poultry Food Trays

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Crystallized polyethylene terephthalate (CPET) food trays

Our CPET food trays feature a beveled sidewall design to reduce cube space by 40%. Like our PP food trays, CPET uses specialized thermoforming technology to lower the carbon footprint by up to 28% compared to conventional thermoformed food trays. Whether used in the microwave or conventional oven, these high-quality food trays can withstand high heat, making them ideal for cooking or warming raw or cooked foods. When paired with lidding films, our CPET food trays form a hermetic seal to prolong shelf life.

  • Saves 40% of cube space
  • 28% lower carbon footprint
  • Microwave or conventional oven use
  • Lidding film forms a hermetic seal

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Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) food trays

As a number 1 plastic, our PET food trays are 100% recyclable, making them an ideal choice for environmentally conscious companies and their consumers. These high-performance packaging solutions are designed for securely packaging fresh meats and other foods. They also form a hermetic seal when paired with a compatible lidding film.

  • Recyclable
  • Ideal for fresh meat and other foods
  • Hermetically sealed when paired with a lidding film

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Polystyrene food trays

Our polystyrene food trays feature exceptional strength for the most demanding packer-processor environments. Suitable for cooked or fresh products, these durable packaging solutions feature a variety of lidding film options, including overwrap with or without a seal, PVC overwrap for a plastic-wrap look, or hermetically sealed lidding film.

  • Polystyrene foam material
  • Can be used with cooked or fresh foods
  • Various sealing options, including overwrap and hermetic seal

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Specialized food trays

Do you need a specialized packaging solution to fit your application? We also carry supermarket and processor trays, carry trays, and foam trays.

  • Supermarket and processor trays – These extra strong solutions can accommodate everything from single servings to bulk products.
  • Carry trays – These food trays are ideal for butcher stores, schools, cafeterias, and special events.
  • Foam trays – Available in various colors and sizes, foam trays are an easy and inexpensive way to package meat and vegetable products.

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5 Reasons to choose our food trays

When you’re looking for a large selection of high-quality food trays, partner with us to deliver the best packaging solutions for your specific application. Our expert sales team will guide you through the product selection process to ensure we meet and exceed your expectations.

Choose our food trays because they are:

  1. Easy to seal and transport
  2. Customizable by size, depth, and compartment to suit your application
  3. The lowest cost per packaged unit
  4. Compatible with various lidding films to prolong shelf life and enhance the aesthetic appeal
  5. In-stock and proudly made in the USA

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Our promise to our customers

After 50 years in business, it’s an honor to have earned the confidence and trust it takes to become an industry-leading packaging distributor. We’ve succeeded because our customers have recognized our unwavering commitment to their satisfaction, which includes our promises to:

  • Provide innovative and affordable packaging solutions
  • Continually improve to stand above the rest
  • Improve productivity and uptime with skilled technical support
  • Execute flawlessly

Whether you need food trays, lidding films, or another packaging solution, we’ll stand behind our products and service, and that’s a promise.

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Food trays FAQ

What types of food trays do you carry?

We offer several types of food trays to suit many applications, including PP, CPET, PET, and polystyrene. We can also help you with specialty packaging solutions, such as supermarket and processor trays, carry trays, and foam trays.

How can I prolong the shelf life of my product?

Prolonging the shelf life of your product comes down to choosing the right food tray material and coordinating lidding film. Our seasoned sales team will point you toward the right tray material to suit your specific needs. They’ll also describe the appropriate lidding film and gas mixture to extend the shelf life of fresh meats, produce, and other foods.

Are your food trays microwave- and oven-safe?

Both PP and CPET food trays are heat safe, making them suitable for microwave and conventional oven use when cooking or reheating food.

Are your food trays recyclable?

We carry two recyclable food trays: PET (#1) and PP (#5). As a number 1 plastic, PET is approved for standard curbside recycling pick-up. Contact your local recycling center to ask about recycling instructions for PP, a number 5 plastic.

In addition to recyclability, do your food trays have any other eco-friendly benefits?

Yes. Both PP and CPET food trays are made using specialized thermoforming technology designed to lower the carbon footprint by 28% compared to conventional food trays.

What sizes of food trays do you carry?

Our food trays are available in many sizes, depths, and compartments to meet your unique application requirements. We also offer other customization options on some products, including PMS color matching.

I’m concerned that bulky food trays will be expensive and cumbersome to transport. What are my options?

Our PP and CPET food trays can help you save space – and money. Thanks to a beveled sidewall design, they require 40% less cube space for lower freight and supply chain costs.

We’re your packaging partner

When you partner with us, you’ll have the confidence in knowing you’ve chosen a company that’s dedicated to your success.

  • SQF Certified Provider
  • Cost-effective packaging solutions
  • Highly knowledgeable and experienced
  • Fast response times
  • Largest selection of materials to meet your needs

To learn more about us and our food trays, reach out to our SPS packaging specialists to discover why we are “The Whole Package.”

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