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Plastic food containers are invaluable in the food production industry. They can be non-porous, easily cleaned and sealable, which helps keep food fresh and free from contaminants. Read More…

Plastic Food Containers Plastic food containers are plastic products that are used for the sole purpose of storing food. Plastic is in many ways an ideal material in which to store, transport and distribute food; it is durable, easily formed and can be manufactured to be any color or degree of transparency for food display.
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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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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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Since many raw plastic materials can be engineered or processed to be resistant to variable temperatures, food containers can be designed to resist cold or heat, which allows for the continued integrity of the container and helps increase the longevity of its contents. Food is transported in a wide variety of plastic containers.

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Large bulk foods or liquids are often transported in sealed, High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) drums or tubs, while smaller portions of condiments and soft drinks are sealed in polyethylene teraphthalate (PET). Many plastic food containers can be reused multiple times. Plastic tubs, bottles and jars are usually blow molded, a molding process similar to glass blowing, while larger and higher density containers are often injection molded.

Blow molding is one of the processes used to convert raw plastic material into a usable product. Blow molding is different from injection molding in process and in terms of the typical shape of a finished, blow molded product. Blow molding and injection molding processes are similar to a certain point; they both begin with a collection of raw plastic material, or stock, that is directed through a hopper and into a conveyance channel.

Inside the conveyance channel is a large screw that pressurizes and forces the stock past heating elements until the stock becomes molten. At the end of the conveyance channel is the mold recess. It is at this point where blow molds and injection molds are different. A blow mold is a cavity into which molten plastic is forced. The molten plastic takes the shape of the mold, and then pressurized air is blown into the mold, forcing the inside of the shape to become hollow. The newly molded plastic then cools and hardens under carefully controlled temperature conditions. After it emerges from the mold, it is cleansed of imperfections (if present) and then shipped to the customer or sent for additional processing.

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