Plastic Crates

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They are generally light-weight in their construction to allow for ease of transportation. However, their lightness does not indicate compromised strength or durability.Most plastic crates are not air tight or waterproof and are used for short term storage or for shipping. Read More…

Plastic Crates A plastic crate is a type of plastic container that is usually characterized by portability and an air-permeable design.

Leading Manufacturers

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. $$$

Clinton, IA  |  563-242-1801

Custom-Pak, Incorporated’s superior design, mold making & specialized equipment provides blow molded plastic containers and many other related products at economical prices. Markets served include chemicals, fuel & oil, lawn & garden, beverage processing, medical & pharmaceutical, sports, home, construction, transportation and electronic industries. Please call Custom-Pak, Inc. today.

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Custom-Pak, 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 crates can be designed in open or closed configurations. Closed plastic crates are designed with detachable or hinged lids, while open crates may be lidless and feature a grid pattern through which the crate's contents are visible. Most of the demand for plastic crates comes from the food service and delivery industries. Dairy products, beverages, meats, seafood and all manner of other food items are delivered in plastic food crates.

Plastic crates are often found in general storage and warehousing facilities to organize, store and transport goods. They are often made with handles and can be stacked or nested for easy storage. The plastic used to make crates comes in a wide variety of colors, shapes and sizes and is able to withstand variable temperatures, impact and the weight of other loaded and stacked crates.

Plastic crates are manufactured through a process called plastic injection molding. An injection mold is a machine that takes raw plastic product, or stock, and processes it into a usable product. Most plastic injection molders begin with a collection of stock in a hopper which is directed into a conveyance channel. A screw will turn in the conveyance channel which, combined with heating, helps to liquefy the plastic in preparation for the mold.

A mold is a specially shaped cavity that, when filled with liquefied plastic, gives the plastic its shape. Under strict temperature control measures, the newly molded plastic is allowed to cool and harden. Once hardened, the product is cleansed of imperfections if present and then shipped or sent to additional processing.

Every mold is capable of imprinting the customer or molding company's name into the finished product; the mold needs only to be designed with protruding letters positioned appropriately. In many cases, the stock used for plastic crate design is made of High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE), which is a thermoplastic known for its durability.

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