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Plastic bins differ in their design and function from plastic bottles and plastic food containers in that they are generally not used for food storage or distribution, and they are generally not disposed of unless damaged. Read More…

Plastic Bins Plastic bins are medium to large-sized plastic containers. They are typically used in the storage or transportation of large objects or large collections of objects.
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Cranbury, NJ  |  800-260-3786

As a leader in the plastic container industry, Rahway Steel Drum Company supplies a wide variety of precision manufactured products to be used for regulated & non-regulated liquid & solid packaging.

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Chicago, IL  |  800-760-3786

Jakacki Bag & Barrel, family owned and operated, is a plastic container manufacturer. Their products include pails, pallets, gaylords, drums and so much more.

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Jakacki Bag & Barrel, Inc. $$$

Venice, IL  |  800-366-5098

Container Distributors offers a solution for all of your plastic container needs, including all sizes of new and reconditioned plastic containers, as well as steel and fibre drums. We also carry a wide range of cubic yard boxes and IBC/totes.

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Container Distributors, Inc. $$$

Livonia, MI  |  800-915-2262

With over 130 years of learning and leading the packaging industry, we are proud to say that the MJS Packaging advantage is well-established and backed up by the exceptional customer experience we have consistently provided. Our team is ready with expert packaging consultation that can help you locate the best stock item or build a custom solution. We are committed to furnishing superior quality products obtained through our established network of global resources.

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Winfield, KS  |  620-221-9464

For the past 30 years, Western Industries has been manufacturing plastic containers for a variety of industries, and fulfilling the needs for businesses large and small. At our 350,000 square-foot manufacturing campus, we have the technology and the expertise to manufacture plastic containers of all shapes and sizes, defect-free.

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Western Industries Plastic Products LLC. $$$
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Plastic bins are very similar to plastic tubs and storage containers, both of which are also used for long term storage or distribution of large objects. Plastic bins, tubs and storage containers are typically made of sturdier materials than other plastic products; this is because they must be able to protect their contents and resist damage caused by contact with extreme temperatures or with other objects while in transit or storage.

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Polypropylene and sometimes polycarbonate and PVC are used for heavy-duty plastic storage materials because of their strength and durability. Because the average shelf life of a medium to large-sized plastic storage container is intended to last as long as possible, they are not generally designed or marketed as disposable products. To extend the longevity and improve the marketability of their plastic bins, some companies offer post-purchase bin cleaning services.

Plastic bins are often produced by a process called blow molding. Blow molding machines begin with a collection of raw plastic resin, which is called stock. The stock is loaded into a hopper, and it then travels into a conveyance channel. A long screw in the conveyance channel moves the stock toward the mold as it turns. As the stock approaches the mold, it is heated by heating elements along the conveyance channel. The combination of that heat and the pressure and friction caused by the turning screw helps to liquefy the plastic.

At this point, the liquefied stock is forced into the mold cavity, which in the case of plastic bins is shaped like a large, empty bin. Compressed air is then blown into the cavity, which forces the plastic up against the walls of the mold and creates a hollow recess in its middle. The plastic is allowed to cool and harden and is then extracted from the mold, cleansed of imperfections (if they are present) and either shipped to the customer or sent for additional processing.

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