Plastic Food Container Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory is a top industrial directory listing of leading industrial plastic food container manufacturers and suppliers. Access our comprehensive index to review and source plastic food container manufacturers with preview ads and detailed product descriptions. These plastic food container companies can design, engineer and manufacture plastic food containers to your specifications and application need. A quick and easy to use request for quote form is provided for you to contact these plastic food container manufacturers and suppliers. Each company has detailed profile information, locations, phone number, website links, product videos and product information defined. Read customer reviews and product specific news articles. We are the right resource for your information requirement whether its for a manufacturer of square plastic food containers, servable plastic food containers, safe plastic food containers.

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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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  • Chicago, IL 800-760-3786

    Since 1942, our company has been a leading reconditioner of fiber, steel and synthetic drums. Located in Chicago, Illinois, Jakacki Bag & Barrel is a family-owned and operated business that is dedicated to the reconditioning of drums. Jakacki’s quality plastic food containers are of the highest quality and are offered at competitive pricing.

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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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  • Richfield, WI 262-250-7566

    At Illing Company, we have a vast array of products to choose from. Our inventory includes plastic containers, drums, barrels, tubes, caps and closures. No matter what the product, Illing’s mission is to deliver the right product at the right time to satisfy our customers’ requirements. Contact us today, and an expert staff member will help you find what you’re looking for.

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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 Food Containers Industry Information

Plastic Food Containers

Plastic food containers are plastic products that are used for the sole purpose of storing food. Plastic is, in many ways, an ideal material in which to store, transport, and distribute food. It is durable, easily formed, and can be manufactured to be any color or degree of transparency for food display. Plastic food containers are invaluable in the food production industry. They can be non-porous, easily cleaned, and sealable, which helps keep food fresh and free from contaminants.

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Applications of Plastic Food Containers

Since many raw plastic materials can be engineered or processed to be resistant to variable temperatures, food containers can be designed to resist cold or heat, which allows for the continued integrity of the container and helps increase the longevity of its contents.

Food is transported in a wide variety of plastic containers. Large bulk foods or liquids are often transported in sealed High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) drums or tubs, while smaller portions of condiments and soft drinks are sealed in polyethylene teraphthalate (PET). Many plastic food containers can be reused multiple times.

Manufacturing Process of Plastic Food Containers

Plastic tubs, bottles, and jars are usually blow molded, a molding process similar to glass blowing, while larger and higher density containers are often injection molded. Blow molding is different from injection molding in process and in terms of the typical shape of a finished, blow molded product. Blow molding and injection molding processes are similar to a certain point, though. They both begin with a collection of raw plastic material (or stock) that is directed through a hopper and into a conveyance channel. Inside the conveyance channel is a large screw that pressurizes and forces the stock past heating elements until the stock becomes molten. At the end of the conveyance channel is the mold recess.

It is at this point where blow molds and injection molds are different. A blow mold is a cavity into which molten plastic is forced. The molten plastic takes the shape of the mold, and then pressurized air is blown into the mold, forcing the inside of the shape to become hollow. The newly molded plastic then cools and hardens under carefully controlled temperature conditions. After it emerges from the mold, it is cleansed of imperfections (if present) and then shipped to the customer or sent for additional processing.

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