Opaque Recycled Ready Meal Trays


Mantle Packaging supply a range of recycled Opaque Plastic trays, ideally suited for the packaging of ready meals. They have a resistance to high temperatures, are suitable for freezing and are available in 3 sizes.

Opaque plastic ready meal food trays are practical, effective and affordable, both in terms of sealing and of performance. They are the perfect solution for both conventional and microwave oven cooking.


Product Information

These Natural Opaque CPET Trays are made up of post-consumer waste and post industrial waste giving a total recycled content of up to 80%.

The trays are reliably detected by existing sorting infrastructure in the UK and returned to the mixed stream where they can be recycled into new food safe products again and again.

Opaque trays comply with the strictest food regulations keeping food safe in the entire temperature range between -40°C and 220°C, and outperforming alternative packaging materials in particular on food safety and recyclability.


General Applications

These trays are used mainly for ready meals applications or where the food is to be cooked or re-heated in a conventional oven or a microwave while still in the tray, either from a chilled or frozen condition.  They are also suitable for pasteurised.

Product Features

  • Made from 80% recycled waste and can be recycled
  • Attractive opaque appearance
  • Excellent stability
  • Freezable down to -40 degrees centigrade
  • Heat resistant in conventional and microwave ovens to 220 degrees centigrade
  • Can be sealed with a welded or peelable film
  • Aroma tight seals


Small 1052 (Same as 2171-1F/RT12 Tray)

Dimensions:- 171 x 127 x 50mm

Volume:- 665ml

Box Quantity:- 560 Trays

Colour:- Opaque

This tray is often considered as a single portion tray.


Medium 1812 (same as 2200-1B, RT8 & 1620 Airpet Tray)

Dimensions:- 200 x 155 x 48mm

Volume:- 1000ml

Box Quantity:- 576 Trays

Colour:- OpaqueThis tray is often considered as a 2 portion tray.


Medium Twin 1945 (same as RT10 & 1620/Twin Airpet Tray)

Dimensions:- 200 x 155 x 48mm

Volume:- 430ml per compartment : 860ml in total

Box Quantity:- 528 Trays

Colour:- Opaque

This tray is often considered as a twin single portion tray.

Additional information

Tray Size

Small 1052, Medium 1812, Medium Twin 1945

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