Plastic Buckets

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Most other kinds of plastic containers share plastic buckets’ ambiguity of purpose; the words “plastic buckets” are not prescriptive of a specific design or function, but descriptive of a general concept. Read More…

Plastic Buckets Plastic buckets are round plastic containers. They are designed in many sizes and configurations and can be engineered to varied specifications.

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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. Choose from Rahway’s many sizes from 1 quart to 330 gallons. For 60 years Rahway Steel Drum Company has been a distributor of lightweight, space saving, bulk containing equipment.

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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. Their employees’ extensive experience and how-how can satisfy your needs and help put your company on the right track. Come to Jakacki for all your containing needs. They are the largest dealer of new and reconditioned drums in the nation.

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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. We specialize in plastic containers for environmental hazardous waste and material disposal. For more information about our plastic containers, call us today or visit our website!

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Mableton, GA  |  866-681-7048

Since 1994, Advance Drum Service has focused on providing our customers with quality plastic containers and exceptional customer service. Our line of products include plastic barrels, pails, rain barrels, and many more. Our team boasts over eighty-five years of combined field industry experience and they are dedicated to putting all of that experience into each and every request.

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Advance Drum Service $$$

Youngstown, OH  |  877-721-1264

Youngstown Barrel & Drum Co. is your industrial container specialist bringing you an extensive-line of plastic containers, shipping containers and packaging containers all available with color and design options.

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Youngstown Barrel & Drum Co. $$$

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. We are a customer-centric company, and we aim to make a positive impact on our clients’ applications by working with them from the designing stage to the final product.

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Plastic buckets generally tend to be portable, round containers of small to medium size that are used for the transportation or storage of a range of materials in small quantities. They tend to be smaller than plastic tubs, though there are exceptions; they also tend to be larger than plastic bottles, though there are exceptions. They can be large enough to transport emulsifier on a commercial or industrial scale, or they can be small enough for making beach sandcastles.

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The lifespan of some plastic buckets might involve both, given their reusability, light weight and low cost, though this would be more likely if the bucket originally contained consumer products. Most plastic materials' ease of recyclability makes them attractive materials for container construction because many containers are only needed once for the transportation or delivery of a product. Virtually every industry makes some use of plastic containers, and many of those containers are designed as buckets.

The manufacture of all plastic containers involves either a blow molding or injection molding machine. Many buckets are made out of high-density polyethylene. HDPE is a durable, non-reactive thermoplastic that resists impact and inhospitable climates during transit or storage. In the blow molding process, raw HDPE resin, which in the beginning of the molding process is called stock, is loaded into a hopper. The hopper then directs the stock into a conveyance channel where a large screw forces the stock toward a mold. As the screw turns, the combination of friction and pressure heats the stock.

This heating, combined with extra heat provided by heating elements along the channel, heats the stock to the point of liquefication. At this point, the liquefied stock enters a mold cavity and takes its shape. Compressed air is then blown into the cavity, hollowing out the middle of the plastic mold. Once the molding process is finished, the product is allowed to cool and harden. It is then ejected from the mold, cleansed of imperfections (if they are present) and either shipped or sent for additional processing.

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