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Plastic Boxes Plastic boxes are plastic containers. Like many other varieties of plastic containers, a plastic box's function cannot be determined by reading its name. Plastic boxes are among the more versatile kinds of storage, shipping and distribution containers in existence.
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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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Rahway Steel Drum Company, Inc. $$$

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. $$$

Secaucus, NJ  |  800-526-3786

Your 24/7 one source solution for all your industrial container needs. We are stocking distributors of 1 through 550 gallon containers. UN Approved Packaging, including Steel & Plastic Drums; Plastic Pails, Buckets & Jugs; Stainless Steel & Plastic Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC’s); Lined Steel Cans & more. N.P.S. is unmatched in customer service; all items are in stock for on time deliveries.

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National Packaging Services, Inc. $$$

High Point, NC  |  800-334-7109

Since 1977, MegaChem has been distributing a wide range of plastic containers, pails, cans, drums, bottles, and jugs to various industries. We treat our relationships with customers as a valuable partnership, and we know the importance of delivering quality products on time and within budget. Contact MegaChem today to get started!

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MegaChem, Inc. $$$

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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Other containers that are used for long-term or repeated storage of foods can be made to withstand the high heat of a consumer dishwasher. A plastic box could also be used for shipping and distribution of products across long distances. Plastic boxes designed for applications in the health care industry can be sterile and non-porous, contributing to a healthier clinic or hospital environment. There are few differences between plastic boxes and plastic tubs or bins. The word "box" implies a smaller size than the word tub or bin along with a flat-walled, cube or rectangle-shaped construction. This can be true, though plastic boxes can be designed in many configurations.

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Plastic boxes, like many other kinds of plastic containers, are created by a process called blow molding. Blow molding is one of the processes by which raw plastic material is converted into something useful. All blow molding processes are similar except for a few variations in process and machinery design; each blow molding machine begins with a collection of raw plastic resin (which is called stock) that is loaded into a hopper.

The hopper directs the stock into a conveyance channel where a long screw forces it toward the mold. As the screw turns it creates friction and pressure that heats the stock. That pressure, combined with heat provided by heating elements along the channel, liquefies the plastic. At this point, the plastic can be forced into the mold cavity, which is an open area that is designed to shape the stock. The liquefied stock fits into the contours of the mold as it is forced into the cavity. Once it has taken the shape of the mold, compressed air is forced into the mold to make the product hollow. Then, after cooling and hardening, the newly molded product is ejected from the machine.

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