The material matters in food processing, handling, and storage. Composites are lighter than metal, stronger than thermo-plastics, tougher than wood, and highly resistant to chemical cleaners. Our composite food service containers don't warp or slide like plastic. They don't rust or bend like metal. At MFG Tray we like to encourage our customers to think inside the box and consider how exceptionally durable composite products are to their food service application. The challenges within the food service industry are unique. Kitchen temperatures, freezing cold, constant use, and never-ending sanitation are tough on handling products. MFG Tray composite products deliver proven performance in many food service applications. We offer an array of products specifically designed for food storage, preparation, and merchandising, including dough boxes, bagel boards, pan extenders, food storage and prep bins, non-slip serving trays, and cafeteria and display trays. MFG Trays' food service products come in several colors and offer additional features, including lids and dolly carts. Composite trays and containers are safe for food service. The smooth, non-porous surface resists odors, stains, and mildew. They're not harmed by detergents, and may cleaned in a conventional dishwasher, or steam cleaned. They can also handle standard baking temperatures, or be frozen, or refrigerated. Thanks to their composite design, MFG food service products bring strength, along with structurally strong stacking. One of the biggest challenges in the food lines to maintain a level of cleanable design, that something we always look at from an engineering standpoint, not only the design, but also the materials. A lot of these come into contact with food, or in a food zone area, and so we have to supply food-safe materials, ingredients in our formulations and likewise a cleanable design so that as they run them through their process, they can maintain a cleanable and sanitation through the food service industry. With the multi-directional fibers that are in our parts, it increases the tensile strength of the part, makes it a little more rigid than a thermo-plastic part would be. Also, it increases thermo-stability, so we don't have them all over the place dimensionally. Our materials are proven to withstand so much more than other materials that are out there. I have even parts at home -- my grandmother worked here, my mother worked here -- I have parts at home probably from the early 70s that are just as strong today as they were then. The strength of our materials and the components in them are unbeatable. The appearance is very critical. We do have specific jobs that we do dimensions. We have a bagel board where we check the edge crown, and we use our FaroArm to do that. We have a hot/cold tray that we also have to check the center crown on, because it fits in racking systems, and if they are out of those tolerances, they won't fit for the customers. We want our customers to be confident that the product they are putting their own product on is something they can be proud of, that they know their product is going to look good on our product. The molded fiberglass tray has seen a lot of evolution over the years. Many people think that serving trays are serving trays, but they're really not. Over the years we've come up with different ways particularly like our non-skid tray, of revolutionizing that product line within the food service market, to give the customer base something base, that was specifically given to use by customers we had who weren't happy with what they were receiving, so we were able to provide them with something different, something that lasts longer, something that's more durable, dishwasher-safe, better than what the competition could provide. In terms of other products, we always try to stay ahead of the curve. We're always looking for what's changing in the food service market and what we need to do to stay ahead of that. To find out about all of our material handling solutions, check out our website at www.mfgtray.com, or find us on Facebook.
Materials matter! Learn why composite products from MFG Tray offer incomparable quality and durability by checking out this short video. From dough boxes and bagel boards to non-slip serving trays, they have everything to offer to make your job easier and more efficient.