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Plastic Crate Manufacturers and Suppliers

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  • 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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  • Addison, IL 630-629-6600

    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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  • 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 Crates Industry Information

Plastic Crates

A plastic crate is a type of plastic container that is usually characterized by the portability and an air-permeable design.

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Plastic Crates

Advantages
Lightweight
Ease of Transportation
Disadvantages
Not Air Tight
Not Waterproof
Short Term Lifespan
Less Durable

Design of Plastic Crates

Plastic crates can be designed in open or closed configurations. Closed plastic crates are designed with detachable or hinged lids, while open crates may be lidless and feature a grid pattern through which the crate’s contents are visible. They are often made with handles and can be stacked or nested for easy storage. The plastic used to make crates comes in a wide variety of colors, shapes, and sizes and is able to withstand variable temperatures, impact, and the weight of other loaded and stacked crates.

Applications of Plastic Crates

Food Service/Delivery
Dairy Products
Beverages
Meat and Seafood
General Storage
Warehousing

Manufacturing Process of Plastic Crates

Plastic crates are manufactured through a process called plastic injection molding. An injection mold is a machine that takes the raw plastic product or stock and processes it into a usable product.

  • Beginning with a collection of stock in a hopper, it is directed into a conveyance channel.
  • A screw will turn in the conveyance channel, which, combined with heating, helps to liquefy the plastic in preparation for the mold.
  • A mold is a specially shaped cavity that, when filled with liquefied plastic, gives the plastic its shape. Under strict temperature control measures, the newly molded plastic is allowed to cool and harden.
  • Once hardened, the product is cleansed of imperfections if present and then shipped or sent to additional processing.

Every mold is capable of imprinting the customer or molding the company’s name into the finished product; the mold needs only to be designed with protruding letters positioned appropriately. In many cases, the stock used for plastic crate design is made of High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE), which is a thermoplastic known for its durability.



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