Plastic Shipping Container Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of plastic shipping container manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source plastic shipping container manufactures with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate plastic shipping container companies that will design, engineer, and manufacture plastic shipping containers for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading plastic shipping container 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 molded plastic shipping containers, PVC shipping containers, or folding plastic shipping containers.

  • Cranbury, NJ 800-260-3786

    We have the supply & delivery capabilities to assure you the best plastic shipping containers for your products when you need them and at the right price. Our growing customer list includes manufacturers who need economical options and others who need specialized options such as decorated & advertising types. There are no limits to what our family of companies can provide.

  • Chicago, IL 800-760-3786

    Jakacki Bag & Barrel, Inc., founded in 1942 by Frank J. Jakacki, is a leading reconditioner of fiber, steel and synthetic drums. Located in Chicago, Illinois, we are a family-owned and operated business that is dedicated to the reconditioning of drums. Jakacki’s quality plastic shipping containers are of the highest quality and are offered at competitive pricing.

  • Clinton, IA 563-242-1801

    We believe that innovated design and technique expertise is what separates us from our competitors. We offer improved reliability and our customer service teams are always available to meet your requests. We were established in 1974 and we understand the importance of supplying our customers with the best products. If you would like to learn more about our manufacturing processes then please visit our website or give us a call!

  • 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!

  • Mableton, GA 866-681-7048

    Since 1994, Advance Drum Service has focused on providing our customers with quality plastic containers and exceptional customer service. Our line of products include plastic barrels, pails, rain barrels, and many more. Our team boasts over eighty-five years of combined field industry experience and they are dedicated to putting all of that experience into each and every request.

  • Youngstown, OH 877-721-1264

    Youngstown Barrel & Drum Co. is your industrial container specialist bringing you an extensive-line of plastic containers, shipping containers and packaging containers all available with color and design options.

  • Winfield, KS 620-221-9464

    Western Industries, Inc. manufactures superior quality plastic shipping containers for the appliance, outdoor living, recreational goods, and select industrial markets. We offer stock styles just waiting for production tooling or a new bottle style from concept to completion in a matter of weeks. We create the perfect blend of functional, attractive and cost-effective packaging!

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Plastic Shipping Containers

Plastic shipping containers are durable, inexpensive alternatives to metal, wood and glass shipping containers. A plastic shipping container can be a box, a tub, a bin, a crate or a bottle. Any plastic material that is used to ship items from one place to another is a plastic shipping container. Plastic containers are excellent shipping solutions because they can be designed to be impact resistant, shatter-proof (this feature makes plastic a better choice than glass in many cases) and weather resistant.

Raw plastic materials are generally inexpensive, which makes plastic shipping containers the smartest economic choice. Because plastic can be molded into any conceivable shape, customized plastic containers, which can be made to fit the contours of the items they are transporting, are excellent for transporting delicate or sensitive materials. Plastic shipping containers are often reusable, but in the case of damage or excessive wear, many varieties of plastic shipping containers can be recycled. Some plastic shipping containers are designed to be air-tight; these containers can be used to transport products like paper or electronics, both of which require protection from weather conditions while in transit. Ventilated shipping containers can house living cargo like plants and animals.

All plastic shipping containers are made with thermoplastic resins and are created during a molding process. Plastic boxes can be either blow molded or injection molded. In both cases, the molding machinery would begin with a collection of raw plastic resin (which is called stock) that is loaded into a hopper and directed into a conveyance channel. A long screw turns in the channel, forcing the plastic toward the mold (click here to see how screw conveyors work). As it turns, the combination of friction, pressure and heating elements along the length of the channel liquefies the stock. Once the stock is liquefied, it can be molded into any shape. At this point in the molding process, the plastic will either be injected into a mold (this is called injection molding), or it will be forced into a mold cavity along with compressed air (this is blow molding). Generally speaking, the thinner the construction of the plastic box’s walls, the more likely it was to have been created by blow molding. Once the molding process is complete, the plastic is allowed to cool and harden. Then it is ejected from the mold, cleansed of imperfections (if they are present) and either sent for shipping or for additional processing.

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