OK, the deadline draws near and you still have to make the lip balm! Not to worry, this tray will rescue your behind from the proverbial hot spot. And don't just take our word on these trays. In the first 2 weeks we had 60 trays go to good homes. These trays helped their owners in major lip balm production! We hear great comments about these trays daily.
We were so pleased to get the regular lip balm tray AND a tray for the slim stick tubes! Can you believe it?! If you would like a tutorial, then please go to Plastic Tom's Tutorial for assistance. Our photographer was in today taking pictures. I couldn't believe how fast we were able to make 50 tubes. Simple. Clean. And dishwasher safe.
Don't confuse these trays with those which are milled, these professional trays are injection molded of HDPE. A super class act!
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We have a couple of hints for users.
ATTENTION! Before you use this tray please look VERY closely at the tutorial. Specifically look at the picture that shows the first pour into the tray. There are three tubes that have been filled and the fourth tube is being filled in the photo. We want you to notice the cooled lip balm mixture around the top of the Pyrex container. Please stir your lip balm mixture until it develops a haze just like this photo. If you pour while the lip balm is still too hot then the tubes can be temporarily warped. When the warping happens the caps may not fit tightly. If you will cool the lip balm mixture until a haze develops the chances of warping the tubes is greatly decreased.
What happens if you have poured too hot? Well, we suggest placing the cap on the tube then fitting a shrink band over the tube and heat shrinking the band. This short period of heating will relax the plastic tube and allow it to go back to the original size.
UPDATE! We now have the tray for the oval lip balm tubes! This tray will help you fill 40 oval lip balm tubes at a time!
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