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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.

Leading Companies:

  • 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

    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!

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  • Sale Lake City, UT 800-248-3434

    Thornton Plastics is an expert manufacturer in the plastic containers industry. Since 1955 we have manufactured plastic containers, specializing in small plastic containers. We offer various plastics, including polystyrene, polypropylene, and polyethylene. Our team works alongside our customers to ensure that their plastic container needs are met. All of our products are made and manufactured in the United States.

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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 Tubs Industry Information

Plastic Tubs

Plastic tubs are among the larger varieties of plastic containers. The term “tub” is traditionally referred to the containers in the shape of the latter.

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Design of Plastic Tubs

Plastic tubs can come in a broad range of sizes and configurations. They can vary in shape from that of a plastic bottle or jar, to a large container the size of a typical plastic tote. 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.

Names of Plastic Tubs

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 their 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.

Manufacturing Process of Plastic Tubs

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.
  • 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.

Plastic Tub Customization

Color Coding

When different types of items are shipped together in large truckloads, expert coordination is required. Oftentimes, 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. There has been a dramatic improvement in inventory management with the introduction of color-coded tubs. Therefore, many manufacturers of plastic tubs offer color coding services as a customization option.

Labeling

Labeling is another customization option. From a simple logo to full-color photographic images, many industries 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:

  • Printed
  • In-Mold

Manufacturers who offer printing services use substrates that can withstand various extreme conditions such as moisture, refrigeration, and dampness.

In-mold labeling or IML 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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