Plastic Pail Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory is a top industrial directory listing of leading industrial plastic pail manufacturers and suppliers. Access our comprehensive index to review and source plastic pail manufacturers with preview ads and detailed product descriptions. These plastic pail companies can design, engineer and manufacture plastic pails to your specifications and application need. A quick and easy to use request for quote form is provided for you to contact these plastic pail 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 fiber drums, metal drums, or used drums.

  • Cranbury, NJ

    For over 60 years, Rahway Steel Drum Company has been a reliable supplier of 55 gallon drums and drum services. We supply containers from 1 quart to 330 gallons in quantities from 1 to over 100,000. Our drums hold petroleum, chemicals, paint food products and more. There are no limits to what the Rahway Steel Drum family of companies can provide. Contact us for more information.

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  • Venice, IL

    Container Distributors, Inc. is your one source for 55 gallon drums. With specializing in containers for environmental hazardous waste and material disposal for over 65 years, we pride ourselves on our knowledgeable customer service staff, timely deliveries, and wide range of in-stock items. We at Container Distributors, Inc look forward to hearing from you.

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  • Capitol Heights, MD

    Since 1918, James T. Warring Sons has been distributing new and reconditioned industrial drums, steel drums, fibre drums, plastic drums and industrial containers. We also offer plastic barrels and other products for nursery applications, as well as oak kegs and barrels for the winery industry.

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  • Chicago, IL

    Jakacki Bag & Barrel is the largest nationwide dealer for 55 gallon drums. Since 1942, we have sold 55 gallon drums of all assortments. We emphasize high quality customer service & are dedicated to our drums. In addition to our drums, Jakacki Bag & Barrel offers an environmentally friendly drum disposal service. Contact us for more information on how we can help you with your barrel & drum needs.

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  • Somerset, NJ

    Since 1947, General Container has specialized in a mixture of 55 gallon drums, a full line of boxes, shipping supplies and thousands of other industrial packaging and container products. This industry leader has the market's most knowledgeable customer service reps, a vast product offering, no minimum order, online ordering and volume discounts. Contact us today for more information.

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  • Oak Brook, IL

    Mauser has over a century of experience providing quality plastic and metal drums and IBC's. We offer a wide selection of open head and tight head drums from 15 to 65 gallons, and IBC's from 160 to 330 gallons. Call Mauser for your Industrial Packaging Solutions!

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Plastic Pails Industry Information

Plastic Pails

For most of us, a pail has one shape, which is that of a tall cylinder of two to three feet capable of holding between a gallon or three liters and 13 gallons or 50 liters. They are found in homes, offices, factories, and industrial operations as a means of carrying liquids, such as fuel and chemicals, or granules, such as sand, dirt, and saw dust. The most crucial aspect of a pail is that it can be tightly sealed so contents do not escape.

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Plastic Pail Design and Customization

There are a few variations to the common plastic pail. Some can even have a top that is sealed and closed. The traditional type of pail has an open top for easy access and a handle in the shape of a half circle made of plastic or metal. This version is flexible and useful for a wide variety of applications and jobs. The closed head or sealed top version of a plastic pail has a limited but important use as a container for fuels, acids, chemicals, and other liquid substances. They have one or two plug holes for pouring their contents.

Materials Used in Manufacturing Plastic Pails

The most common material used to produce plastic pails is actually a group of materials known as thermoplastics. Thermoplastics are exceptionally durable, pliable, ductile, and resistant to acids, chemicals, and deterioration. The ones that are most commonly used are polyethylene (PE), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and polystyrene (PS). These are used for the production of packaging materials.

Manufacturing Process of Plastic Pails

The modern and technological method for making pails out of plastic is the use of a process known as blow molding, which is an extremely useful and productive method for molding and shaping plastic. Blow molding begins by melting a polymer resin and blowing it into a two sided die. The molten plastic, referred to as a parison or preform, has gusts of air forced into it such that it opens into a blown shape and adheres to the walls of the die. In a few seconds, the parison takes the shape and form of a pail as it hardens against the walls of the die.

Once the resin is evenly spread, it is allowed to cool before being ejected from the die. The blow molding process produces thousands of pails per hour, which have the exact dimensions and thickness of the original pail design. The replicability of blow molding, as well as its ability to produce precise tolerances, makes it the perfect method for producing plastic pails.