Plastic Bin Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of plastic bin manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source plastic bin manufactures with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate plastic bin companies that will design, engineer, and manufacture plastic bins for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading plastic bin manufacturers. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right manufacturers whether you are looking for plastic storage bins, plastic mail bins, or stockable plastic storage bins.

  • Cranbury, NJ 800-260-3786

    For over 60 years we have been a reliable supplier of drums, providing containers from 1 quart to 330 gallons in quantities from 1 to over 100,000. Through our wholly owned manufacturing & reconditioning affiliates, we are one of largest distributors for all the best plastic boxes. We have the supply & delivery capabilities to assure our customers the best products when they need them.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Hudson, OH 440-349-3200

    With over twenty years of experience, we are your premier source for 55 gallon drums and all corresponding products. Our talented teams of designers and engineers will work closely with you to come up with a product that will be just as unique as you need it and that will offer a long lasting value! We have made it our mission to put our customers first! To learn more about what we may be able to do for you visit us online today!

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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. 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 Bins Industry Information

Plastic Bins

Plastic bins are medium to large-sized plastic containers. They are typically used in the storage or transportation of large objects or large collections of objects. Plastic bins differ in their design and function from plastic bottles and plastic food containers in that they are generally not used for food storage or distribution, and they are generally not disposed of unless damaged.

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Design of Plastic Bins

Plastic bins are very similar to plastic tubs and storage containers, both of which are also used for long-term storage or distribution of large objects. Plastic bins, tubs, and storage containers are typically made of sturdier materials than other plastic products; this is because they must be able to protect their contents and resist damage caused by contact with extreme temperatures or with other objects while in transit or storage. Polypropylene, polycarbonate, and PVC are used for heavy-duty plastic storage materials because of their strength and durability. Because the average shelf life of a medium to a large-sized plastic storage container is intended to last as long as possible, they are not generally designed or marketed as disposable products. To extend the longevity and improve the marketability of their plastic bins, some companies offer post-purchase bin cleaning services.

Creation of Plastic Bins

Plastic bins are often produced by a process called blow molding.

  • Blow molding machines begin with a collection of raw plastic resin, which is called stock.
  • The stock is loaded into a hopper and travels into a conveyance channel.
  • A long screw in the conveyance channel moves the stock toward the mold as it turns.
  • As the stock approaches the mold, it is heated by heating elements along the conveyance channel.
  • The combination of that heat and the pressure and friction caused by the turning screw helps to liquefy the plastic.
  • The liquefied stock is forced into the mold cavity, which in the case of plastic bins, is shaped like a large, empty bin.
  • Compressed air is then blown into the cavity, which forces the plastic up against the walls of the mold and creates a hollow recess in its middle.
  • The plastic is allowed to cool and harden and is then extracted from the mold, cleansed of imperfections (if they are present), and either shipped to the customer or sent for additional processing.

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Color-Coded Bin System Increases Efficiency

Quantum Storage Systems was featured in the October 20011 issue of Modern Materials Handling Magazine. The article featuring the company explains how a manufacturer of earth-moving equipment had a rapid increase in demand of their products and was looking for a heavy-duty plastic bin system and supplier. They needed this system to consist of large bins in a variety of colors to help organize, sort, and transport millions of small parts. The supplier had ordered more than 250,000 bins over a two-year period. By using these bins, the customer saw... Read More About This