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 Moreā€¦

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.

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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. $$$

Piscataway, NJ  |  888-752-7722

Since 1983, USA Container has been a leading supplier of industrial containers as well as services for drum filling, warehousing, distribution and freight systems for various markets. Some of our products include steel, fiber and poly drums, cans, plastic and steel pails, bottles, totes and more.

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USA Container Co., Inc. $$$

Carrollton, TX  |  972-247-9850

Progressive Packaging has spent the last 30 years succeeding at servicing some of America's top brands, and no project is too tough. Industries served include cosmetics, health and beauty, industrial, and many more. Additional services include design and engineering, warehousing, and fulfillment services. To get started with us, call or visit our website today!

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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.

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Western Industries Plastic Products LLC. $$$
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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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