Tray features:

  • These Capsule Drying trays are moulded from Polyester reinforced materials that provide a smooth surface that will not mark the capsules.
  • As the trays are moulded there are no seams or crevices preventing contamination.
  • The moulded trays have superb dimensional stability and load carrying capacity without tray distortion or warpage. This in turn yields extremely stable drying stacks.
  • Air circulation to assist drying is possible through the lowered tray sides. Continuous drying temperatures that can exceed 150 deg C.
  • CME trays are designed to provide easy lifting at the corners with no sharp edges.
  • All raw materials used are classified FDA and EEC direct food contact.

Capsule drying tray – specifications 760×605 tray


  • Colour of finished product to be uniform over the complete tray and white unless otherwise specified.
  • Fibreglass reinforcement to be minimum of 22% as measured by Ash content and fibre length of 25mm.
  • The Flexural strength of the material is typically more than 145 MPa when tested to ASTM D790.
  • The Impact strength is typically more than 0.7 KJ/m when tested to ASTM D256.
  • The Flexural Modulus is Typically more than 11 Gpa when tested to ASTM D790
  • The Tensile Strength is typically more than 70 MPa when tested to ASTM D638

Dimensions and tolerances:

Tray dimensions to comply with Customer Product drawings dimensions and within the following tolerances:

Stacking height
Corner Lift area
Air Circulation Clearance
Base thickness
Tray Stack offset
40 mm
80 mm
760 mm
605 mm
29 mm
3 mm
10 mm
+/- 0.25 mm
+/- 0.35 mm
+/- 1 mm, 735 mm Internal
+/- 1 mm, 575 mm Internal+/- 0.5 mm
+/- 0.25 mm
  • A stack of trays 2 metres high should be upright with a maximum deviation of 2mm from top to bottom.
  • Adjoining corners to be radius of 3mm on external angles and 5mm on internal angles except where otherwise specified.
  • All Draft angles to be minimum 2deg unless specified.
  • Trays are moulded flat with maximum deflection 2mm at tray ends or in centre when measured with a straight edge.

Fitness for purpose

  • Tray bottom should be capable of carrying load equivalent to 60Kg/sq mtr, uniformly spread over entire surface of tray base. Base should remain rigid and maintain dimensional tolerances under these conditions.
  • The Composite material should not be capable of detachment from main body of tray through normal wear and tear, so as to potentially contaminate products.
  • 3.3: rays to be stackable so that arrangement will prevent horizontal movement of tray, between two adjacent trays of more than ± 1.5 mm. Tray stacks to be stable without excessive rocking.
  • All tray edges to be completely free of Glass fibres and to be filed smooth.


  • Surface finish to be smooth to 400 grit finish except where otherwise specified as follows:
  • No scorch or burn marks larger than one sq centimetre to appear on any surface.
  • Porosity and cavities not acceptable on any Capsule contact area.
  • Finish trays not to exhibit any signs of cracking, chipping, delamination or faults that could become a source of debris contaminants. This includes all grades of Blisters. Small traces of Capran carrier film permitted on Tray underside only.

Packing and despatch

  • Trays are normally packed on pallets. Timber bracing is used at front of stacks to prevent tray movement.
  • Alternatively trays can be packed on customer supplied stillages.
  • Trays can be prewashed by CME by prior agreement.