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Plastics are a near-perfect storage material. Depending on how they are engineered, plastic containers can be relatively light weight, durable, corrosion and weather resistant, non-reactive, non-porous, sterile, reusable, recyclable, inexpensive, stackable, nestable. Read More…

Plastic Storage Container Plastic storage containers are plastic enclosures that are intended to store and protect something. Because the range of things that require storage and protection is vast, an equally wide range of plastic storage containers must be designed to accommodate them. That range begins with pencil boxes and ends with food storage containers on the International Space Station.
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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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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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Minneapolis, MN  |  651-999-8200

Minnesota Diversified Industries (MDI) is a manufacturer of a variety of PolyEthylene Corrugated Plastic Solutions including totes, trays, boxes, sheets, rolls, recycling bins, tree wraps and water jetbricks, as well as custom products. MDI also provides kitting, packaging and assembly services.

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MDI $$$

Addison, IL  |  630-376-2400

If it’s plastic containers you need, The Cary Company can supply you. We have plastic jars, plastic food containers, plastic storage containers, plastic pails and canisters, plastic drums and more. Visit our website to see our Packaging and Filtration Division for more information.

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The Cary Company $$$

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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They can be constructed to fit the contours of the item they store, or they can be designed as multi-purpose storage products for items of any size. They can be used for safe disposal of medical waste or for organizing a coin collection.

They can be described as bins, tubs or simply containers. The limits of plastic storage container design are only as strong as the limits of engineers' creativity. Their uses are similarly unlimited, though within the context of a given industry their applications become more predictable. Industry tends to require durable containers that perform in demanding roles. High-Density Polyethylene is among the more popular materials for fabricating sturdy containers because of its natural resistance to heat and stress.

Plastic storage containers are manufactured by blow molding, injection molding or a combination of the two. Both kinds of molding are identical until the last phase of processing. They both begin with a collection of raw plastic resin (which is called stock) that is placed in a hopper. The hopper directs the stock into a long conveyance channel.

A large screw in the channel forces the stock toward the mold as it turns. The friction and pressure created by the turning of the screw, combined with heating elements along the conveyance channel, heats the plastic to near-liquefication. At this point, methods of plastic molding diverge. In blow molding, the plastic would enter a mold cavity where it would take the shape of the outer mold.

Compressed air would then be forced into the cavity, forcing the inside of the mold to become hollow. In injection molding, the plastic would simply be injected into the mold, which has been pre-shaped to give the liquid plastic its own shape. In both cases, after the plastic has taken the appropriate shape, it is allowed to cool and harden. The newly molded plastic is then ejected from the machine, cleansed of imperfections (if they are present) and either shipped or sent for additional processing.

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