A new marketing campaign from material-handling product manufacturer MFG Tray encourages end users to “think inside the box” and appreciate the performance benefits that composites can bring to their applications. “There are a number of instances in which composites are simply a better choice, and we’re encouraging end users to understand that the material really does matter in material handling,” says John Blicha, director of marketing.
The company offers a variety of containers, totes and trays in stacking, nesting and nest-and-stack designs for an array of material handling, storage and processing applications in industrial, electronic, food service, pharmaceutical and confectionary applications. The company says the products are also especially useful for machine integration and robotic applications.
Products are molded from glass fiber and resin composites. The fiber component provides tensile strength, dimensional stability and reduced weight, while the plastic resin provides specific chemical, electrical and thermal properties. The result is that unlike plastic or metal trays and containers, these composite products will not dent or corrode, nor will they bend or sag under loads, the company says.