Plastic Tubs

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Plastic jars and bottles are often used for shipping, short-term storage of materials or are disposed of after consumption in consumer applications. Plastic tubs more resemble plastic totes in terms of their form and function. Read More…

Plastic Tubs A plastic tub is a large variety of plastic container. While they can be of similar shape and size to plastic jars or bottles, the "tub" designation is typically reserved for large plastic containers of comparatively thick construction.

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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. 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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Container Distributors, Inc. $$$

Hayward, CA  |  510-887-9277

Family owned & operated since 1983 with a vision for recycling, Containers Unlimited is now the largest reconditioner of plastic pails & drums in Northern California. As a distributor of new & used metal & plastic containers, we offer pails, drums, bottles, caps, cans, pick boxes & totes. Success means putting customers #1. Regrinding plastic & repackaging plastic, glass & metal containers too!

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Containers Unlimited $$$

Jacksonville, FL  |  800-342-8194

Since 1919, Duval Containers has been a leader in the distributing and manufacturing of packaging containers and machinery, glasses, plastics and more. Our products include, but are not limited to steel drums, plastic drums, fibre drums, corrugated boxes, industrial jugs and much more.

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Duval Container 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. 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 tubs are often used for shipping and distribution of larger quantities and longer-term storage of larger objects or collections of objects. Plastic bins and plastic storage containers are not in name distinct from each other or from plastic tubs; naming a medium to large-sized plastic container is often a matter of preference.

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Order pickers on a warehouse floor may place orders in plastic bins, food distributors may ship their products in plastic tubs and medical laboratories may freeze materials in plastic containers. Each container is usually made from blow molded, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) or polyethylene teraphthalate (PET). They can be designed in an extensive variety of sizes, colors and shapes. Plastic tubs are usually designed with sealing lids or interlocking lids and tops for easy transportation.

All blow molded plastics are processed in a similar way. In fact, all the way up to the last stage of blow molding, the process is nearly identical for every variety of plastic container. Every blow mold machine begins with a collection of raw plastic resin, which is called stock. The stock is placed in a hopper that directs the stock into a conveyance channel.

A large screw in the conveyance channel forces the stock toward the mold as it turns. As the stock approaches the mold, it is heated by heating elements in the conveyance channel which, combined with the pressure caused by the turning screw, causes the plastic to become liquefied. At this point, the divergences of molding process begin. While all molds operate by way of the same concept, they vary in their construction.

In the case of plastic tub blow molding, the liquefied plastic will enter a large cavity where it takes the shape of the mold. Compressed air is then forced into the cavity along with the plastic; this causes the plastic to be come hollow and resemble its final tub shape. The molten plastic then cools and hardens and is extracted from the mold. The product can then be cleared of imperfections (if necessary) and then shipped or sent for additional processing.

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