Plastic Shipping Containers

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Any plastic material that is used to ship items from one place to another is a plastic shipping container. Plastic containers are excellent shipping solutions because they can be designed to be impact resistant, shatter-proof (this feature makes plastic a better choice than glass in many cases) and weather resistant. Read Moreā€¦

Plastic Shipping Containers Plastic shipping containers are durable, inexpensive alternatives to metal, wood and glass shipping containers. A plastic shipping container can be a box, a tub, a bin, a crate or a bottle.

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. $$$

Crystal Lake, IL  |  847-836-2203

Your source for plastic food containers, plastic containers for paint, coatings, adhesives, chemicals, ink, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals & more! Fox Valley Containers distributes plastic bottles, jars, tubs, pails, drums, pail & drum liners, plastic canisters & the caps, closures, fittings & accessories you need. Total customer satisfaction through Quality, Service, Selection & Innovation.

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Fox Valley Containers, Inc. $$$

Charlotte, NC  |  704-598-2224

Our steel drums are designed, manufactured, and certified to meet UN requirements under DOT 49 CFR. The drums are constructed of first-quality cold-rolled steel and supplied with chemical-resistant epoxy-phenolic lining or unlined. Our dedicated technicians will match you with the product that you have been searching for! We stock many of the most commonly used drum types and sizes. Visit our website today to learn more!

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McManus Drum Company, 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.

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Western Industries Plastic Products LLC. $$$
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Raw plastic materials are generally inexpensive, which makes plastic shipping containers the smartest economic choice. Because plastic can be molded into any conceivable shape, customized plastic containers, which can be made to fit the contours of the items they are transporting, are excellent for transporting delicate or sensitive materials.

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Plastic shipping containers are often reusable, but in the case of damage or excessive wear, many varieties of plastic shipping containers can be recycled. Some plastic shipping containers are designed to be air-tight; these containers can be used to transport products like paper or electronics, both of which require protection from weather conditions while in transit. Ventilated shipping containers can house living cargo like plants and animals.

All plastic shipping containers are made with thermoplastic resins and are created during a molding process. Plastic boxes can be either blow molded or injection molded. In both cases, the molding machinery would begin with a collection of raw plastic resin (which is called stock) that is loaded into a hopper and directed into a conveyance channel.

A long screw turns in the channel, forcing the plastic toward the mold. As it turns, the combination of friction, pressure and heating elements along the length of the channel liquefies the stock. Once the stock is liquefied, it can be molded into any shape. At this point in the molding process, the plastic will either be injected into a mold (this is called injection molding), or it will be forced into a mold cavity along with compressed air (this is blow molding).

Generally speaking, the thinner the construction of the plastic box's walls, the more likely it was to have been created by blow molding. Once the molding process is complete, the plastic is allowed to cool and harden. Then it is ejected from the mold, cleansed of imperfections (if they are present) and either sent for shipping or for additional processing.

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