Plastic Tub Manufacturers and Suppliers

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

  • Cranbury, NJ 800-260-3786

    When you are planning to buy Plastic tubs with quality, contact us. We offer a complete selection in stock from our centrally located warehouse, provide same day delivery and have over 200 trailers for supply or disposal for a variety of materials including petroleum, chemical, paint and food products, specialty products, & hazardous materials.

  • Chicago, IL 800-760-3786

    We have grown and developed as a leading reconditioner of plastic tubs over the last 70 years, serving numerous customers from multiple industries. By emphasizing customer service with fifty years of reconditioning experience, Jakacki Bag & Barrel will continue to be a force in nationwide reconditioning. If you want quality, call Jakacki today!

  • Clinton, IA 563-242-1801

    For over 43 years, we have provided quality service to our customers. Although we started as a company providing products for the military, we quickly expanded our market without sacrificing quality. As our name implies, we constantly look for new ways to make the blow molding process faster and less expensive. From plastic tubs to plastic bowls, we can make it happen. Call us today or visit us online to find out how we can be of service to you!

  • 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

    From concept to completion we will work with you to manufacture plastic tubs tailored to your needs. We are committed to providing defect-free custom molding in a timely cost-effective manner. We put a focus on our customers and providing plastic products that best suit their needs. For attractive and effective packaging, turn to Western Industries, Inc.

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Plastic Tubs

Plastic containers can come in a broad range of sizes and configurations. Plastic tubs are among the larger varieties. They can vary in shape from that of a plastic bottle or jar, to a large container the size of a typical plastic tote. The term “tub” is traditionally referred to the containers in the shape of the latter. Like plastic totes, these tubs have a thick structure, are designed to be highly protective of fragile items, and are made to store items long-term. Plastic jars and bottles are commonly used for shipping and short-term storage of items. In consumer contexts, they are often thrown away after consumption.

A medium to large sized container can either be referred to as a plastic tub, a plastic bin, or a plastic storage container ( Sometimes, the name of the container can vary depending on the industry that uses them. For instance, order pickers in a warehouse setting may refer to the containers as “bins,” food distribution businesses may refer to them as tubs, and the medical industry may refer to them as plastic containers. Although the names differ, the containers are all fundamentally the same. They are typically manufactured via the blow molding process, and can be made from either high density polyethylene (HDPE) or polyethylene terephthalate (PET). Depending on its intended function, plastic tubs can be designed in varying colors, shapes, and sizes. They can also feature sealing or interlocking lids to make transportation easier.

For every type of plastic container, the blow molding process is similar. All blow molding processes start with the collection of plastic resin, or stock. The stock is placed into a hopper that transfers the material into a conveyance channel, which features heating elements and a screw mechanism that applies heat and pressure to the stock, respectively. The combination of heat and pressure melts the stock down to a liquid state. The liquefied stock is then transferred to a mold cavity that resembles the shape of the final product. All molds have the exact same primary function, but they can vary in structure. In the process of plastic tub blow molding, the melted plastic fills a large mold cavity where it takes the mold’s shape. Once the mold is completely filled, compressed air is forced into a specific area of the cavity, which causes the design to hollow out and take the final shape of the tub. After the plastic is shaped, it is left to cool and solidify. Once solid, the plastic is removed from the mold cavity. Imperfections are then eliminated from the products if necessary, and the product is either shipped or sent off to undergo additional processing.

When different types of items are shipped together in large truckloads, expert coordination is required. Often times, a manufacturing company will have to ship inventory including millions of unique small parts that must be kept separated and properly identified for the convenience of both the customer receiving the items and the workers who deliver them. Ever since color coded bins have appeared in the plastic tub manufacturing industry, there has been a dramatic improvement in inventory management. Therefore, many manufacturers of plastic tubs offer color coding services as a customization option.

In addition to color coding, labeling is another customization option. From a simple logo to full-color photographic images, many industries such as the food industry use these services in order to make their brands of products identifiable to consumers and to stand out from competitors. Labels on a plastic tub can be either be printed on the tub’s surface or in-mold. Manufacturers who offer printing services use substrates that can withstand various extreme conditions such as moisture, refrigeration, and dampness. In addition to printing, another option is in-mold labeling, or IML. The label is integrated into the mold itself, making the label an actual piece of the final product’s structure. IML machines are capable of seamlessly and permanently securing a label to a container side wall using a heat-activated bond. This method eliminates the concern of the label peeling, blistering, or curling once applied to the tub’s surface. The in-mold labeling process originated in Europe and is increasing in popularity in North America, whose market usually requires higher run volumes. The larger the runs, the less flexible the equipment can be, but technological advancements have been made to improve the speed and performance of IML machines. If you are looking to make your plastic tubs unique, customization coloring and printing services are highly recommended.

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