Plastic Tub Manufacturers and Suppliers

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Plastic Tubs

Plastic containers can come in a broad range of sizes and configurations. Plastic tubs are among the larger varieties. They can vary in shape from that of a plastic bottle or jar, to a large container the size of a typical plastic tote. The term “tub” is traditionally referred to the containers in the shape of the latter. Like plastic totes, these tubs have a thick structure, are designed to be highly protective of fragile items, and are made to store items long-term. Plastic jars and bottles are commonly used for shipping and short-term storage of items. In consumer contexts, they are often thrown away after consumption.

A medium to large sized container can either be referred to as a plastic tub, a plastic bin, or a plastic storage container (https://www.iqsdirectory.com/plastic-storage-containers). Sometimes, the name of the container can vary depending on the industry that uses them. For instance, order pickers in a warehouse setting may refer to the containers as “bins,” food distribution businesses may refer to them as tubs, and the medical industry may refer to them as plastic containers. Although the names differ, the containers are all fundamentally the same. They are typically manufactured via the blow molding process, and can be made from either high density polyethylene (HDPE) or polyethylene terephthalate (PET). Depending on its intended function, plastic tubs can be designed in varying colors, shapes, and sizes. They can also feature sealing or interlocking lids to make transportation easier.

For every type of plastic container, the blow molding process is similar. All blow molding processes start with the collection of plastic resin, or stock. The stock is placed into a hopper that transfers the material into a conveyance channel, which features heating elements and a screw mechanism that applies heat and pressure to the stock, respectively. The combination of heat and pressure melts the stock down to a liquid state. The liquefied stock is then transferred to a mold cavity that resembles the shape of the final product. All molds have the exact same primary function, but they can vary in structure. In the process of plastic tub blow molding, the melted plastic fills a large mold cavity where it takes the mold’s shape. Once the mold is completely filled, compressed air is forced into a specific area of the cavity, which causes the design to hollow out and take the final shape of the tub. After the plastic is shaped, it is left to cool and solidify. Once solid, the plastic is removed from the mold cavity. Imperfections are then eliminated from the products if necessary, and the product is either shipped or sent off to undergo additional processing.

When different types of items are shipped together in large truckloads, expert coordination is required. Often times, a manufacturing company will have to ship inventory including millions of unique small parts that must be kept separated and properly identified for the convenience of both the customer receiving the items and the workers who deliver them. Ever since color coded bins have appeared in the plastic tub manufacturing industry, there has been a dramatic improvement in inventory management. Therefore, many manufacturers of plastic tubs offer color coding services as a customization option.

In addition to color coding, labeling is another customization option. From a simple logo to full-color photographic images, many industries such as the food industry use these services in order to make their brands of products identifiable to consumers and to stand out from competitors. Labels on a plastic tub can be either be printed on the tub’s surface or in-mold. Manufacturers who offer printing services use substrates that can withstand various extreme conditions such as moisture, refrigeration, and dampness. In addition to printing, another option is in-mold labeling, or IML. The label is integrated into the mold itself, making the label an actual piece of the final product’s structure. IML machines are capable of seamlessly and permanently securing a label to a container side wall using a heat-activated bond. This method eliminates the concern of the label peeling, blistering, or curling once applied to the tub’s surface. The in-mold labeling process originated in Europe and is increasing in popularity in North America, whose market usually requires higher run volumes. The larger the runs, the less flexible the equipment can be, but technological advancements have been made to improve the speed and performance of IML machines. If you are looking to make your plastic tubs unique, customization coloring and printing services are highly recommended.

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