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Maintaining Durability While Keeping Costs Low with Heavy Gauge Thermoforming

02/24/16

If the list of qualities that you’re looking for in a shipping tray includes light, durable and cost-effective, then heavy gauge thermoforming is the way to go. Offering an impressive amount of durability for the cost, heavy gauge thermoforming allows you to keep your parts secured during shipping without breaking the bank.

Starting with a heavy gauge polycarbonate or plastic, typically 3mm thick, the material is heated until pliable and then vacuum formed into a three-dimensional shape. A blast of air hits the sheet and, once it is completely cooled, the edges are trimmed. This simple process allows for a wide range of shipping trays to be created very quickly and, more importantly, very accurately. In addition to how swiftly they can be manufactured, heavy gauge thermoformed shipping trays offer a surprisingly low weight and a high durability, which means that you can count on reduced shipping rates and fewer instances of damage during transit.

At ThermoFlex, we specialize in in-line thermoforming, heavy gauge thermoforming, in-plant processing trays and rack dunnage. With a variety of manufacturing methods at our disposal, we’re regarded as one of the most thorough and dependable providers in the industry. If you’ve been looking for a supplier of thermoformed shipping trays that will reduce costs and help to keep your business running smoothly, contact us today to discuss how we can help.