Our THERMOPAK® Tray Pads are high temperature, high durability pads used as aluminum protection for coils, slabs, and plates from damage by direct contact with steel transport trays, V-racks, sling trays, and rail cars during annealing, transport, cooling, and storage of the aluminum.
The movement of aluminum on these steel surfaces, especially the hot aluminum, results in contact surface abrasions and denting commonly referred to as “bruising”, resulting in significantly increased scrap aluminum.
The use of our tray pads eliminates most of these problems and provides aluminum protection to reduce the scrap generated by in-house handling methods.
Mid-Mountain manufactures four standard styles of THERMOPAK® Tray Pads from both our ARAMTEX® and HYTEX® Product families. The tray pad that is right for your application will depend on the usage and temperature requirements.
The FIRESTAR® 35 style is our most economical tray pad for use to 1000° F • 538° C.
The HYTEX® 1400 style tray pad is rated for 1400°F • 760°C and is frequently used in higher temperature environments such as annealing furnaces.
The HYTEX® 700 style tray pad is the most durable of all these styles used for aluminum at lower temperatures of 450°F • 232°C or less.
The ARMATEX® QF40 Clear style tray pad is our most durable rated for 1000 F • 538°C.