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HOP Industries is inquiring from our customers if they are currently using Polypropylene or CPET (Crystalline Polyethylene Terephthalate) material to produce trays or containers. We hope that you will respond to our questionnaire on any usage you may currently have or prospective business you are looking to source.


Trays and Containers in PP

Polypropylene is extensively used for the thermo-forming of trays and containers used for heating food in microwave ovens at a temperature less than 110 °C. (230 °F). You cannot use this material in traditional ovens. These products can be stored until use in a refrigerator at temperatures not lower than 0 °C. (32°F). Do not store these products in the freezer to avoid breaking from manipulation or hard handling.


PP- Vacuum Forming    Thickness .008” - .063”    Width   1” – 40”    O.D.  24”


Trays in CPET

Crystalline Polyethylene Terephthalate (CPET) is suitable for thermo-forming containers and trays and has a wider temperature range from the freezer at -40 °C (-40 °F) to heating in a microwave or conventional ovens to temperatures +180 °C (+356 °F). Because it withstands such high temperatures, CPET is the plastic of choice for hot food packaging like food trays that need to resist the high heat of an oven or microwave. CPET is the type of plastic you see in TV dinner trays or mobile food services because it can take the heat. Stronger in high temperatures than PET but a better value than other heat-resistant materials like metal, CPET is always popular with manufacturers that want an attractive, versatile and durable alternative.


CPET-Vacuum Forming    Thickness .007” - .055”    Width  1” – 60”    O.D. 30”

HOP Industries is currently testing this material out with several of our customers and hope to develop this item further for our stocking program in Lyndhurst, New Jersey for just in time delivery to our customers. Let us know if you have an interest in these products and our sales people will be happy to quote pricing and supply you with test material to further qualify these products.


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