Are you looking to develop a plastic part? We offer full circle solutions for the development of your custom plastic products.
Shirley K’s specializes in thermoforming products including:

 

  • Returnable packaging and dunnage
  • Custom components
  • Protective housings
  • Trays
Choosing Thermoforming

Are you ready to develop a custom plastic product but are unsure whether to choose injection molding or thermoforming?
Shirley K’s specializes in thermoforming medium to heavy gauge plastics designed for heavy duty use.

Benefits of choosing thermoforming over injection molding include:

• Lower tooling costs
• Faster development time
• Customization options
• Superior durability

Thermoforming Principle

Heavy Gauge Thermoforming

Shirley K’s specializes in thermoforming medium to heavy gauge plastics designed for heavy duty and long term use.

Shirley K’s is a match for your custom project if you are looking for:

• Material thickness from .07” up to .50”
• Part sizes up to 53” to 75”
• Protective housings or trays for OEM components
• Display trays for retail applications
• Plastic equipment components

Cost & Development Time

Thermoforming has much lower tooling costs and faster development rates than other plastic processes, like injection molding.

Customization in Thermoforming

Choosing thermoforming over other plastic development processes gives you the ability to:

• Experiment with different materials and thicknesses
• Choose customized colors and stripes to incorporate into parts
• Add in date, logo, and identification text

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The Steps of Development

There are multiple factors to be considered to accurately develop functional plastic parts. Shirley K’s offers design, tooling, prototyping, and production solutions that fit the scope of your project.

New Product Development Timeline

Information Collection

Shirley K’s gathers necessary information about the project. An expert reviews options with your team.

Estimate

Shirley K’s experts review information and provide estimate of tooling options, cost, and timeline.

Finalize options

Design

Shirley K’s team of experts engineer a concept for the tool needed to product your part.


1-2 weeks

Prototyping

Prototype manufactured for your approval.


2 weeks

Tooling and Materials

Tooling is manufactured based on project scope and materials are ordered for production.


2 weeks

Production

Products are manufactured per your specifications.


1-2 weeks

Shipping

Product is packaged and shipped from Shirley K’s production facility.

Estimating

Thermoforming has much lower tooling costs and faster development rates than other plastic processes. The Shirley K’s development team provides each customer with an account manager to bring your concept to life.


Your account manager will collect detailed Information regarding your project to promptly and accurately deliver your estimate.

Upon collection of the product criteria, Shirley K’s experts provide an estimate inclusive with design support, tooling options, protoype and production part cost, and a detailed timeline for each step of the process.

Design

Our skilled engineers work with your pre-existing design or develop a new one per the specifications of your finished product.

Our design capabilities include:
• Reverse engineering
• 2D and 3D prints
• Load planning assistance
• Automated equipment compatible parts
• CNC programming for robotic part trimming
• Tooling design

We work hand in hand with your team to design and achieve accurate finished products.

Tooling Options

Shirley K’s offers two mold solutions that accomplish functional thermorformed plastic parts. We offer traditional and additive manufactured tooling and recommend which solution fits the scale of your project.

What’s the difference?

Additive Tooling

Additive manufactured 3D printed Tooling

Prototypes & Completion

Once design and tooling details are confirmed, we can start producing prototypes as well as large volume orders.

Step 1: Protoyping

Prototyping is recommended so part function can be tested and approved for accuracy. This phase allows you to review materials, part thickness, size accuracy and part performance. If changes are required, our team works with you to achieve the necessary revisions.

Step 2: Completion of tooling

Once Step 1 is approved, aluminum tooling is completed, and large volume production can begin.

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Commonly Used Materials

There are many factors to consider before choosing the right material for your thermoformed product. The Shirley K’s team will holistically evaluate the scope of your project requirements and recommend the optimal material to achieve sustainable performance. We commonly utilize the following materials:

HDPE
HMWPE
ABS
PETG

HIPS
KYDEX
TPO

Material Comparisons

Evaluating the requirements for your product’s performance is a critical step in selecting the proper material. We will collect the following details from you:

• Impact resistance
• Chemical and temperature exposure
• Application of the product

HDPE

HDPE , High Density Polyethylene, is known for its high strength-to-density ratio (maximum stress a material can withstand). It performs well in environments exposed to water, UV, extreme temperature, chemicals and high impact. Eco and budget friendly properties are also notable features about this commonly used material.

HDPE Product Examples:

• Dunnage and Plastic Pallets
• Custom Transport Packaging
• Outdoor Equipment Components
• Food Handling Products

ABS

ABS, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, is a low cost material with outstanding impact resistance. It is an excellent choice for paneling and housing equipment, trays, and point-of-purchase displays where maximum durability is required.

There are a variety of grades to choose from to achieve optimal product performance as well as regulatory compliance. It is available in general purpose, fire-rated, UV resistant, FDA, scratch resistant and other grades.
ABS Product Examples:

• Machine housings, guards, and covers
• Instrument panels
• Point-of-purchase displays
• Storage cases and display bases
• Tray and tote bins

TPO

TPO, Thermoplastic Olefin, is ideal for applications for industrial markets where material durability for long-term use is necessary for part function.

It’s superior performance exhibits both rigidity and cold temperature impact resistance, with low thermal expansion. It is commonly used in interior and exterior automotive applications that require the demand to withstand harsh weather conditions.

TPO Product Examples:

• Interior and exterior automotive parts
• Industrial equipment components
• Recreational vehicle components

HIPS

HIPS , High Impact Polystyrene, Is a versatile, economical and high impact plastic. It is frequently used in electronic, consumer and office applications. Superior characteristics include thermal stability, chemical resistance, smoothness and low moisture absorption. It’s physical properties permit flexible machining and surface applications such as paints and adhesives.

HIPS Product Examples:

• Appliance and audio-visual equipment components
• Toys
• Trays and containers
• Kiosks and electronic housings

KYDEX

KYDEX® is a high impact, fire rated thermoplastic that is tough, durable, and easy to form. It maintains excellent part definition and crisp detail that helps hide scratches and wear. It is often used to manufacture equipment housings and panels for the transportation and medical industry.

KYDEX Product Examples:

• Airplane, bus and train interior parts
• Medical device and equipment exterior parts
• Kiosks and point of purchase displays

PETG

PETG, Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol, is a clear high impact FDA compliant material with high chemical resistance. It maintains structural integrity for parts that require deep draws and precise molded in details. When comparing PETG to other clear materials, it is less brittle than acyclic and a lower cost alternative to polycarbonate.

PETG Product Examples:

• Appliance parts, drawers and components
• Machine guards and housings
• Food industry shield guards
• Food handling containers and trays

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Compliance

Products being utilized in medical, food handling and outdoor environments often require unique properties. Antimicrobial, UV resistant, fire rated, and FDA approved materials are available in various grades to achieve compliance and protection for your plastic parts.

Specialty Materials

There are material solutions available to support the performance and look of your product. Anti-static, anti-skid, and textures are all features that can be added to your desired material.

• Anit-static is specially compounded to reduce the build up of static electricity.
• Anti-skid has added texture to reduce slippage and the shifting of product when in motion.
• Haircell textures are available in many styles to complete the overall appearance of the product.

Colors

Choosing colors can fulfill multiple functions for your plastic product. Shirley K’s offers color options for the purposes of branding, matching, and organization objectives.
We provide the following solutions for color selection:

• Pantone matching
• Reverse color matching
• Striping and multiple colors for organization
• Color capping

Finishing

Shirley K’s offers full service solutions for the completion of your product. We handle all of your trimming, kitting, packing, and shipping specifications.

Our capabilities include:
• Trimming methods : CNC routing, hand routing and table saw trimming
• Hardware and labeling – Application of hardware, labels, and wheels
• Kitting: Customer dictated assembly
• Shipping –Customer dictated packaging and pallet loading

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Agricultural Solutions

Shirley K’s develops and produces plastic parts utilized in
the agricultural market. Our experts recommend the
optimal materials for your product to withstand UV,
chemical, and impact requirements.
Applications:
• Interior and exterior OEM components for tractors
and equipment
• Feed and water containers
• Farm equipment and housings

Equipment Components

Shirley K’s utilizes a variety of materials to manufacture components for tractors, harvesting and planting equipment, ATV’s, pressure washers, and compressors. Our experts recommend the appropriate material to create optimal part function and performance for:

• Fenders
• Hoods
• Liners
• Panels
• Shields
• Dashes
• Hoppers

Containers and Farm Equipment

Supplies utilized for the care of farm animals require ultimate strength and weatherability. The Shirley K’s team designs and manufactures durable, temperature and crack resistant products to fulfill specifications for the following farm applications:

• Feeders
• Troughs
• Stock tanks
• Calf housings
• Grain bins

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Recreational Solutions

Thermoforming is an ideal choice for manufacturing recreational equipment. Durability and structural integrity are essential for the life of your product.
Our team will design your product to perform well in any environment.

Applications:
• UV protected outdoor components
• ATV and UTV components
• Waterproof outdoor equipment

Outdoor Components

Plastic component pieces are an economical and durable option to complete your outdoor equipment. Pair plastic with metal and aluminum structures to reduce weight and cost on your product.
The Shirley K’s team will recommend materials that will endure the elements that your outdoor product requires.

Applications:
• Shed and storage lids, panels, and doors
• Deck and pool components
• Sign stands

Recreational Vehicle Components

ATV’s, UTV’s, Golf Carts and RV’s commonly host a variety of thermoformed plastic components. With weather, chemical , and impact variables to consider, our team will deliver durable finished parts that meet your performance requirements.


Applications:
• Seat closeouts
• Bed liners
• Doors
• Skin Guards
• Corner caps
• Fenders
• Dashes

Outdoor Equipment

Outdoor sporting and recreational equipment require ultimate durability with resistance to extreme temperatures and UV exposure. Other plastic forming processes have a higher likelihood of cracking in freezing temperatures. The following products are ideal candidates for thermoforming:


• Sport equipment bases and structures
• Sleds
• Playground equipment
• Propane covers

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Medical Solutions

Shirley K’s designs our medical products to meet various regulatory mandates. We work with materials that meet and exceed the specifications required for antimicrobial, fire ratings, and FDA compliance.

Applications:
• Trays and storage
• Furniture, bed and equipment components
• Biohazard containment

Medical Trays and Storage

Storage and instrument housing trays are products that Shirley K’s can customize specifically to your requirements. From furniture and workstation storage to instrument nesting, we deliver custom trays that protect and house medical products. We deliver solutions that fulfill regulatory and impact compliance.

Furniture, Bed & Equipment Components

Exterior panels and enclosures for medical equipment and furniture are ideal candidates for thermoforming. There are multiple materials available to produce compliant and durable protection for the day to day use of medical equipment. Color matching, material choices, and finishes are available to achieve the desired design and function for your medical equipment.

Equipment Applications:
• Scanning equipment
• Carts
• Beds

Biohazard Containment

Containment of biohazard items such as needles, syringes, linens and other medical supplies can be developed in multiple shapes and sizes. Shirley K’s delivers solutions for the development of CDC and puncture compliant products. Allow us to complete you concept by adding lids, labeling, hardware and wheels.

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Lawn and Garden Solutions

When developing plastic products for the lawn
and garden industry, moisture and UV resistance
are a necessity. Shirley K’s develops cost
effective plastic components and parts that withstand outdoor
conditions maintaining the durability demands for
your product.
Applications:
• Wheelbarrows, carts and trailers
• Plastic OEM equipment components
• Hydroponic and waterproof liners, trays, etc.

Carts and Wheelbarrows

Carts, wheelbarrows and outdoor plastic components are commonly thermoformed for superior durability and performance. There are a variety of materials that our team can recommend to produce sustainable UV and weather resistant parts.

• Fenders
• Hoods
• Liners
• Panels
• Shields
• Dashes
• Hoppers

Equipment Components

From lawn mowers to yard maintenance equipment, Shirley K’s offers solutions for the plastic components necessary to assemble your finished product. Color matching and material choices are available to achieve the requirements and design you are seeking.
Component parts:

• Fenders
• Hoods
• Liners
• Dashes
• Guards
• Heat shields

Hydroponic Trays and Components

Trays, funnels, and components required for hydroponic applications are a good fit for thermoforming. With your product’s specifications in mind, Shirley K’s will manufacture parts that yield:

• Moisture, chemical and UV exposure
• Extreme temperatures
• High Impact

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Industrial Solutions

Shirley K’s specializes in manufacturing reusable and returnable products that are sustainable and protective. We create supply chain solutions for the protection and movement of OEM components as well as work in process parts.

Applications:
• Returnable packaging for OEM parts
• Automation and conveyor totes
• Stackable and nestable pallets and trays

Returnable Packaging

Reusable and returnable packaging is used by manufacturers and their customers to protect products and goods during the shipping and handling process. Shirley K’s manufactures nestable and stackable solutions that are utilized in well-organized supply chain loops.

Plastic shipping products are more environmentally friendly and economical over traditional cardboard and wooden shipping products. At the end of their life cycle, these container systems can be recycled, which will in turn, reduce your carbon footprint.

Applications:
• Pallets
• Containers
• Trays

Automation Totes

Shirley K’s currently offers over 30 styles and sizes of heavy-duty totes ideal for automation systems. We also design and manufacture totes to custom fit conveyors and retrieval systems.

Available Features:

• Added design features for robotic compatibility

• Wall thickness up to ½” for ultimate weight capacity

• Sizes up to 64” L x 52” W x 22” H
• Stackable designs, with or without nesting
• Branding and printing
• Recessed labeling areas to protect barcodes
• Anti- stat, anti-skid, and custom colors

Pallets

Plastic pallets present a variety of advantages over wooden pallets. They are ideal for use within facilities and closed-loop systems where the pallet can be returned and reused. Customize sizing, material colors, and design to optimize function.

Notable benefits of choosing plastic over wooden pallets:
• Durability- Heavy gauge walls and structure with no splintering
• Weatherability- Resistant to extreme temperatures, easy to clean, and bug free
• Cost- Reduce overall expenses by eliminating replacement purchases and disposal fees

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Thermoforming Principle

Thermoforming is a manufacturing process where plastic sheets are vacuum molded using heat to create your finished product.

Choosing Thermoforming

Are you ready to develop a custom plastic product but are unsure whether to choose injection molding or thermoforming?
Shirley K’s specializes in thermoforming medium to heavy gauge plastics designed for heavy duty use.


Benefits of choosing thermoforming over injection molding include:

• Lower tooling costs
• Faster development time
• Customization options
• Superior durability

Heavy Gauge Thermoforming

Shirley K’s specializes in thermoforming medium to heavy gauge plastics designed for heavy duty and long term use.

Shirley K’s is a match for your custom project if you are looking for:

• Material thickness from .07” up to .50”
• Part sizes up to 53” to 75”
• Protective housings or trays for OEM components
• Display trays for retail applications
• Plastic equipment components

Cost & Development Time

Thermoforming has much lower tooling costs and faster development rates than other plastic processes, like injection molding.

Tooling Development Costs and Lead Times

Customization in Thermoforming

Choosing thermoforming over other plastic development processes gives you the ability to:

• Experiment with different materials and thicknesses
• Choose customized colors and stripes to incorporate into parts
• Add in date, logo, and identification text

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The Steps for Development

There are multiple factors to be considered to accurately develop functional plastic parts.


Shirley K’s offers design, tooling, prototyping, and production solutions that fit the scope of your project.

New Product Development Timeline

Information Collection

Shirley K’s gathers necessary information about the project. An expert reviews options with your team.

Estimate

Shirley K’s experts review information and provide estimate of tooling options, cost, and timeline.

Finalize options

Design

Shirley K’s team of experts engineer a concept for the tool needed to product your part.


1-2 weeks

Prototyping

Prototype manufactured for your approval.


2 weeks

Tooling and Materials

Tooling is manufactured based on project scope and materials are ordered for production.


2 weeks

Production

Products are manufactured per your specifications.


1-2 weeks

Shipping

Product is packaged and shipped from Shirley K’s production facility.

Estimating

Thermoforming has much lower tooling costs and faster development rates than other plastic processes. The Shirley K’s development team provides each customer with an account manager to bring your concept to life.

Your account manager will collect detailed information regarding your project to promptly and accurately deliver your estimate.

Upon collection of the product criteria, Shirley K’s experts provide an estimate inclusive with design support, tooling options, protoype and production part cost, and a detailed timeline for each step of the process.

Design

Our skilled engineers work with your pre-existing design or develop a new one per the specifications of your finished product.

Our design capabilities include:

• Reverse engineering
• 2D and 3D prints
• Load planning assistance
• Automated equipment compatible parts
• CNC programming for robotic part trimming
• Tooling design

We work hand in hand with your team to design and achieve accurate finished products.

Aluminum Tooling

Tooling Options

Shirley K’s offers two mold solutions that accomplish functional thermoformed plastic parts. We offer traditional and additive manufactured tooling and recommend which solution fits the scale of your project.

Additive Manufactured 3D Printed Tooling

Prototypes & Completion

Once design and tooling details are confirmed, we can start producing prototypes as well as large volume orders.

Step 1: Prototyping
Prototyping is recommended so part function can be tested and approved for accuracy. This phase allows you to review materials, part thickness, size accuracy and part performance. If changes are required, our team works with you to achieve the necessary revisions.

Step 2: Completion of tooling
Once Step 1 is approved, aluminum tooling is completed, and large volume production can begin.

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Commonly Used Materials

There are many factors to consider before choosing the right material for your thermoformed product. The Shirley K’s team will holistically evaluate the scope of your project requirements and recommend the optimal material to achieve sustainable performance.

We commonly utilize the following materials:

HDPE

HMWPE

ABS

PETG

ABS

TPO

PETG

Material Comparisons

Evaluating the requirements for your product’s performance is a critical step in selecting the proper material. We will collect the following details from you:

• Impact resistance
• Chemical and temperature exposure
• Application of the product

HDPE

HDPE , High Density Polyethylene, is known for its high strength-to-density ratio (maximum stress a material can withstand). It performs well in environments exposed to water, UV, extreme temperature, chemicals and high impact. Eco and budget friendly properties are also notable features about this commonly used material.

HDPE Product Examples:

• Dunnage and Plastic Pallets
• Custom Transport Packaging
• Outdoor Equipment Components
• Food Handling Products

ABS

ABS, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, is a low cost material with outstanding impact resistance. It is an excellent choice for paneling and housing equipment, trays, and point-of-purchase displays where maximum durability is required.

There are a variety of grades to choose from to achieve optimal product performance as well as regulatory compliance. It is available in general purpose, fire-rated, UV resistant, FDA, scratch resistant and other grades.

ABS Product Examples:

• Machine housings, guards, and covers
• Instrument panels
• Point-of-purchase displays
• Storage cases and display bases
• Tray and tote bins

TPO

TPO, Thermoplastic Olefin, is ideal for applications for industrial markets where material durability for long-term use is necessary for part function.

Its’ superior performance exhibits both rigidity and cold temperature impact resistance, with low thermal expansion. It is commonly used in interior and exterior automotive applications that require the demand to withstand harsh weather conditions.

TPO Product Examples:

• Interior and exterior automotive parts
• Industrial equipment components
• Recreational vehicle components

HIPS

HIPS , High Impact Polystyrene, is a versatile, economical and high impact plastic. It is frequently used in electronic, consumer and office applications. Superior characteristics include thermal stability, chemical resistance, smoothness and low moisture absorption. Its’ physical properties permit flexible machining and surface applications such as paints and adhesives.

HIPS Product Examples:

• Appliance and audio-visual equipment components
• Toys
• Trays and containers
• Kiosks and electronic housings

KYDEX

KYDEX® is a high impact, fire rated thermoplastic that is tough, durable, and easy to form. It maintains excellent part definition and crisp detail that helps hide scratches and wear. It is often used to manufacture equipment housings and panels for the transportation and medical industry.

KYDEX Product Examples:

• Airplane, bus and train interior parts
• Medical device and equipment exterior parts
• Kiosks and point of purchase displays

PETG

PETG, Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol, is a clear high impact FDA compliant material with high chemical resistance. It maintains structural integrity for parts that require deep draws and precise molded in details. When comparing PETG to other clear materials, it is less brittle than acrylic and a lower cost alternative to polycarbonate.

PETG Product Examples:

• Appliance parts, drawers and components
• Machine guards and housings
• Food industry shield guards
• Food handling containers and trays

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Compliance

Products being utilized in medical, food handling and outdoor environments often require unique properties. Antimicrobial, UV resistant, fire rated, and FDA approved materials are available in various grades to achieve compliance and protection for your plastic parts.

Specialty Materials

There are material solutions available to support the performance and look of your product. Anti-static, anti-skid, and textures are all features that can be added to your desired material.

• Anit-static is specially compounded to reduce the build up of static electricity.
• Anti-skid has added texture to reduce slippage and the shifting of product when in motion.
• Haircell textures are available in many styles to complete the overall appearance of the product.

Colors

Choosing colors can fulfill multiple functions for your plastic product. Shirley K’s offers color options for the purposes of branding, matching, and organization objectives.
We provide the following solutions for color selection:

• Pantone matching
• Reverse color matching
• Striping and multiple colors for organization
• Color capping

Finishing

Shirley K’s offers full service solutions for the completion of your product. We handle all of your trimming, kitting, packing, and shipping specifications.
Our capabilities include:

Trimming methods: CNC routing, hand routing and table saw trimming
Hardware and labeling: Application of hardware, labels, and wheels
Kitting: Customer dictated assembly
Shipping: Customer dictated packaging and pallet loading

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Agricultural Solutions

Shirley K’s develops and produces plastic parts utilized in
the agricultural market. Our experts recommend the
optimal materials for your product to withstand UV,
chemical, and impact requirements.

Applications:

• Interior and exterior OEM components for tractors
and equipment
• Feed and water containers
• Farm equipment and housings

Equipment Components

Shirley K’s utilizes a variety of materials to manufacture components for tractors, harvesting and planting equipment, ATV’s, pressure washers, and compressors. Our experts recommend the appropriate material to create optimal part function and performance for:

• Fenders
• Hoods
• Liners
• Panels

• Shields
• Dashes
• Hoppers

Containers and Farm Equipment

Supplies utilized for the care of farm animals require ultimate strength and weatherability. The Shirley K’s team designs and manufactures durable, temperature and crack resistant products to fulfill specifications for the following farm applications:

• Feeders
• Troughs
• Stock tanks
• Calf housings
• Grain bins

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Recreational Solutions

Thermoforming is an ideal choice for manufacturing recreational equipment. Durability and structural integrity are essential for the life of your product.


Our team will design your product to perform well in any environment.

Applications:

• UV protected outdoor components
• ATV and UTV components
• Waterproof outdoor equipment

Outdoor Components

Plastic component pieces are an economical and durable option to complete your outdoor equipment. Pair plastic with metal and aluminum structures to reduce weight and cost on your product.


The Shirley K’s team will recommend materials that will endure the elements that your outdoor product requires.

Applications:

• Shed and storage lids, panels, and doors
• Deck and pool components
• Sign stands

Recreational Vehicle Components

ATV’s, UTV’s, Golf Carts and RV’s commonly host a variety of thermoformed plastic components. With weather, chemical , and impact variables to consider, our team will deliver durable finished parts that meet your performance requirements.

Applications:

• Seat closeouts
• Bed liners
• Doors
• Skin guards

• Corner caps
• Fenders
• Dashes

Outdoor Equipment

Outdoor sporting and recreational equipment require ultimate durability with resistance to extreme temperatures and UV exposure. Other plastic forming processes have a higher likelihood of cracking in freezing temperatures.

Applications:

• Sport equipment bases and structures
• Sleds
• Playground equipment
• Propane covers

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Medical Solutions

Shirley K’s designs our medical products to meet various regulatory mandates. We work with materials that meet and exceed the specifications required for antimicrobial, fire ratings, and FDA compliances.

Applications:

• Trays and storage
• Furniture, bed and equipment components
• Biohazard containment

Medical Trays and Storage

Storage and instrument housing trays are products that Shirley K’s can customize specifically to your requirements. From furniture and workstation storage to instrument nesting, we deliver custom trays that protect and house medical products. We deliver solutions that fulfill regulatory and impact compliance.

Furniture, Bed and Equipment Components

Exterior panels and enclosures for medical equipment and furniture are ideal candidates for thermoforming. There are multiple materials available to produce compliant and durable protection for the day to day use of medical equipment. Color matching, material choices, and finishes are available to achieve the desired design and function for your medical equipment.

Applications:

• Scanning equipment
• Carts
• Beds

Biohazard Containment

Containment of biohazard items such as needles, syringes, linens and other medical supplies can be developed in multiple shapes and sizes. Shirley K’s delivers solutions for the development of CDC and puncture compliant products. Allow us to complete your concept by adding lids, labeling, hardware and wheels.

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Lawn and Garden Solutions

When developing plastic products for the lawn and garden industry, moisture and UV resistance are a necessity. Shirley K’s develops cost effective plastic components and parts that withstand outdoor conditions exceeding the durability demands for your product.

Applications:

• Wheelbarrows, carts and trailers
• Plastic OEM equipment components
• Hydroponic and waterproof liners, trays, etc.

Carts and Wheelbarrows

Carts, wheelbarrows and outdoor plastic components are commonly thermoformed for superior durability and performance. There are a variety of materials that our team can recommend to produce sustainable UV and weather resistant parts.

Equipment Components

From lawn mowers to yard maintenance equipment, Shirley K’s offers solutions for the plastic components necessary to assemble your finished product. Color matching and material choices are available to achieve the requirements and design you are seeking.

• Fenders
• Hoods
• Liners

• Dashes
• Guards
• Heat shields

Hydroponic Trays and Components

Trays, funnels, and components required for hydroponic applications are a good fit for thermoforming. With your product’s specifications in mind, Shirley K’s will manufacture parts that yield:

• Moisture, chemical and UV exposure
• Extreme temperatures
• High Impact

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Industrial Solutions

Shirley K’s specializes in manufacturing reusable and returnable products that are sustainable and protective. We create supply chain solutions for the protection and movement of OEM components as well as work in process parts.

Applications:

• Returnable packaging for OEM parts
• Automation and conveyor totes
• Stackable and nestable pallets and trays

Returnable Packaging

Reusable and returnable packaging is used by manufacturers and their customers to protect products and goods during the shipping and handling process. Shirley K’s manufactures nestable and stackable solutions that are utilized in
well-organized supply chain loops.

Plastic shipping products are more environmentally friendly and economical over traditional cardboard and wooden shipping products. At the end of their life cycle, these container systems can be recycled, which will in turn, reduce your carbon footprint.

Applications:

• Pallets
• Containers
• Trays

Automation Totes

Shirley K’s currently offers over 30 styles and sizes of
heavy-duty totes ideal for automation systems. We also design and manufacture totes to custom fit conveyors and retrieval systems.

Available Features:

• Added design features for robotic compatibility
• Wall thickness up to ½” for ultimate weight capacity
• Sizes up to 64” L x 52” W x 22” H
• Stackable designs, with or without nesting
• Branding and imprinting
• Recessed labeling areas to protect barcodes
• Anti- stat, anti-skid, and custom colors

Pallets

Plastic pallets present a variety of advantages over wooden pallets. They are ideal for use within facilities and closed-loop systems where the pallet can be returned and reused. Customize sizing, material colors, and design to optimize function.

Notable benefits of choosing plastic over wooden pallets:

Durability: Heavy gauge walls and structure with no splintering
Weatherability: Resistant to extreme temperatures, easy to clean, and bug free
Cost: Reduce overall expenses by eliminating replacement purchases and disposal fees

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Order By Fax
Print and fax an order form below for our selection of stock trays. Choose between color trays, tan trays and accessories. Fax the form with quantity, color, and company information to 740-868-8142.
Email orders
Scan and email the forms below to orders@shirleyks.com
Order by phone
Call (740) 868-8140 during normal business hours to place your order.
Color Tray – Order FormTan Tray – Order FormRails & Panels – Order Form
Order By Fax

Print and fax an order form below for our selection of stock trays. Choose between color trays, tan trays and accessories. Fax the form with quantity, color, and company information to 740-868-8142.

Email orders

Scan and email the forms below to orders@shirleyks.com

Order by phone

Call (740) 868-8140 during normal business hours to place your order.

Shirley K’s is a leading supplier of multiple purpose plastic storage trays nationwide. Our trays are designed specifically with storage needs in mind. The durable and functional design makes these trays ideal for a variety of uses.

  • Made of durable high impact polystyrene
  • High gloss surface resists soiling and inorganic chemicals and is easily cleaned
  • Next inside existing storage areas or pair with our convenient support panels or aluminum rails
  • Unbreakable in normal use
  • Smooth surface resists soiling and is easily cleaned
  • Resists inorganic chemicals
  • Lightweight and easy to handle
  • Designed to nest inside of existing storage areas and under tables and desks
  • All trays include a convenient aluminum card holder for labeling
  • 99 sizes are available to fit all standard installations
  • Plastic support panels and aluminum rails available for tray storage placement
  • All sizes are measure from lip to lip/outside dimensions

PanelsOur high impact polystyrene support panels can be installed into an existing storage area for the placement of multiple trays in one unit. These panels can be attached inside bookshelves and cabinets with screws, staples or strong glue. Colors available: Ivory, Clear, & White

 

 

Drawer SlidersRailsOur aluminum rails are the perfect solution for quick access to items. They can be installed under project tables, classroom and office desks, workbenches, shelves and anywhere that convenient tote access is needed.

 

 

Polymer Utility CartPolymer utility carts have uses from commercial to industrial material handling applications. Choose from a flat top or a tray top each has 2 swivel and 2 rigid 5” x 1 1/4” heavy-duty casters with a 550 lb. load capacity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ShelvingPortfolio3Wire shelving is sold in kits with 4 posts and 4 or 5 shelves.The heavy-duty shelving holds up to 800 lbs. per shelf, with a chrome finish, ideal for food service and healthcare applications.

 

 

 

 

 


All-plastic 18 gallon curbside recycling bin. Durable, injection molded for long service life. Engineered to withstand temperatures from -40 to 130 degrees Fahrenheit. Large, ergonomically designed handles allow for easy handling and comfortable pick-up.

  • 18 gallon capacity
  • High nesting ratio
  • BPA free
  • Contoured handles for easy handling
  • Available in custom colors
  • UV stabilizer is added to resist deterioration from sunlight
  • Made from recycled content

 

All-plastic 4.5 gallon recycling bin ideal for vertical spaces, under desks and inside cabinets. Durable, injection molded for long service life. Engineered to withstand temperatures from -40 to 130 degrees Fahrenheit. Large, ergonomically designed carrying lip allows for easy handling and comfortable pick-up.

  • 4.5 gallon capacity
  • Unique vertical design
  • High nesting ratio
  • BPA free
  • Cut-out handles on short sides
  • Available in custom colors
  • UV stabilizer is added to resist deterioration from sunlight
  • Made from recycled content

 


The 80 gallon Earth Machine® is a durable backyard compost bin designed to compost food and yard waste, effectively diverting it from landfills. When residents are encouraged to divert organics from the waste stream and are educated about the benefits of composting, up to 50% of organic waste can be diverted from the waste stream.

  • 80 gallon, 300 litre capacity
  • Easy snap together assembly
  • Twist locking lid
  • Harvest door, for easy compost removal
  • Vertical and horizontal ventilation
  • User guide, harvest door, lid and screws included
  • Made from recycled content. BPA free
  • UV stabilizer is added to resist deterioration from sunlight


12-gallon Green Bin is ideal for efficient curbside collection of organic waste. As much as 50% of organic waste can be diverted from landfills when residents are educated about the benefits of community composting and encouraged to divert organics from the waste stream.

  • 12 gallon capacity (up to 40 lb/20 kg)
  • Recessed casters for easy transport to and from the curb
  • Ergonomic side handles for easy lifting and transporting
  • Designed for manual collection
  • Wide bottom grip for easy emptying
  • 360 degree double rim closure and secure front latch eliminates spills and traps odors
  • 270 degree throw back lid stays open while emptying
  • Made from durable, BPA-free HDPE and recycled HDPE