Acid free trays
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Acid free box

Acid Free Trays and Specimen Trays

Acid free trays securely store natural history collections, specimens, coins, medals, and other small items. People often refer to them as artefact trays, specimen trays, or acid-free boxes.

There are different types of trays, including:

Covered Trays – Museums and institutions prefer archival board trays that have acid-free paper covering and are turned inside the lignin free tray. This manufacturing method makes the artifact trays ready to use.

Banded Trays – archival board trays with just the outer sides wrapped in a paper or cloth, it doesn’t turn over inside.

Uncovered Die Cut Trays – thinner archival board with no coverings, they have locking tabs and require making up. No glue involved.

Covered Die cut trays – bare archival board covered in the paper of your choice on the outside only. They have locking tabs and require making up.

Acid free and lignin free specimen trays – materials and options.

We can create trays using your preferred materials. Typically, we use 1300 micron thick PAT tested acid free archival board but we can use any thickness of archival board you wish and the covering paper is your choice. We create custom acid-free trays for archival purposes. Our trays are made with high-quality materials to keep your items safe and secure.

If you are looking for a larger or more bespoke designed archival box for conservation purposes please see our conservation boxes or bespoke boxes pages.

This page lists a summary of options and is not solely exclusive of our services. We will work closely with you to provide the storage you require.

Contact us today to start your quote.

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