Bulk Plastic Containers That Are Light, Efficient, And Cost-Effective!

Bulk Plastic Containers

Bulk plastic containers are an excellent choice for any manufacturing facility or container warehousing. They’re used frequently during picking, assembly, processing, and distribution, employed by industries ranging from international pharmaceutical companies to poultry, automotive manufacturing, aerospace, bakeries, produce, apparel companies, and electronics.

In buying bulk plastic containers, they serve a great dual purpose in both storage as well as transportation. Plastic pallets are built to last and should last up to a decade or longer quite easily. They’re also ideal for moving fragile products, requiring added protection to avoid the risk of damage or spill.

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Here’s a little more insight into the world of plastic containers.

The Advantage Of Plastic

There are many reasons why we go to plastics for bulk containers and bins. Firstly, the bins can be used again and again, and still retain the same performance which is something you can’t always say for non-plastic alternatives. They are also stackable containers that save on storage space, regardless of whether you’re on a large-scale industrial site or a mid-sized manufacturing warehouse.

Bulk plastic containers are also made from eco-friendly, recyclable materials and can be recycled again at the end of their use. Another benefit is that plastics are more affordable than metal or other materials. Furthermore, they’re very easy to clean. If there’s a spill of any kind or should it happen to become dirty in some way, you don’t need to exert large amounts of effort trying to get it clean.

What types of Bulk plastic containers are available

There are many types of plastic containers available, including bulk plastic storage with lids and without, collapsible containers, new industrial plastic totes, used industrial plastic totes, and plastic sets. They’re all made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE), designed for automotive environments. This is great for any manufacturer as they know they’re going to get something with the load capacity, rugged design, and durability to last. There are also industrial-grade bulk plastic containers that are durable and designed to prioritize on-site efficiency.

The design of bulk plastic containers includes reinforced legs which makes lifting and transportation easy with the right heavy equipment. Green Processing Company has some of the lightest plastic containers in the industry as well and never at the expense of strength nor performance. You may also choose to add custom labeling, such as ID tags at the base of a container, labels on the doors and walls or placards. These are all features that can be included when/if necessary.

Bulk Plastic Containers In The US and Canada

Buy Containers In bulk and save with a cheaper, more affordable rate

When you buy in bulk, you’re saving a ton on what you’d pay accumulating plastic containers individually one-by-one.

Here are some other great advantages to buying plastic bulk containers.

  • Stack up to nine high.
  • Enjoy plastic, ergonomic latches allowing easy access and lock.
  • Plastic hinges on an access door mean you can drop flush against the container.
  • The lightweight allows you to ship more products at lower costs and also reduces return costs.
  • The design of a plastic bulk container from Green Processing Company works from base strength, increasing the life of the container and maximizing weight in the right way. The I-Beam welded tech increases base strength by up to 40% compared to other containers.
  • Receive a container with a high impact strength rating, reducing customer cost and risk of damage.

Collapsible bulk Plastic Containers save on storage

Collapsible bulk storage containers are extremely advantageous as they collapse into themselves when not in use.

That means they don’t need to sit around in your warehouse taking up valuable space.

When you need them, it’s a quick setup.

When you don’t, within seconds, you can fold them down and put them away until next time. Plastic collapsible bins are made from durable plastics, sure to protect the container throughout the course of its lifespan.

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Green Processing Company is a packaging solutions company that has the largest selection of bulk plastic containers in North America. Its products are distributed in Canada, the US, and Mexico. Designed to meet a wide range of applications, choose yours from collapsible to straight-wall models. Receive the strength and durability you want, need, and demand!

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Plastic Pallets Guide, Everything You Need to Know

Plastic Pallets Guide - Everything You Want To Know Before Buying

Plastic pallets are the preferred choice by many warehouses, manufacturers, and companies with a need to ship products over long distances.

If you’re considering using plastic pallets, there are many reasons why plastic should be chosen over wood.

What Are Plastic Pallets?

Pallets are a structure built flat which look similarly like suspended flooring and which allow for mechanical handling of goods via a forklift, front loader, or jack.

They are most recognizably made from wood although they can also be made from plastic.

Types of Plastic Pallets

There are several types of plastic pallets, including most commonly drum, export, display plastic pallets, spill control plastic pallets, hygienic, RFID pallets, anti-static, shipping pallets, and transport plastic pallets.

Each takes on a different application. Design-wise, there are differences between those which are stackable or rackable. They can also be manufactured from different plastic materials, including recyclable plastics.

Advantages of Plastic Pallets

Advantages of Plastic PalletsThere are many advantages to using plastic pallets for your business and several reasons why they’re selected over wood.

Design Of Plastic Pallets

The plastic pallet design varies according to the need. The high-grade HDPE or PP plastic material is UV stabilized.

Plastic is very lightweight, weighing approximately 70 percent less than wood, which means lower shipping costs.

Cost Of Plastic Pallets

As a long-term investment, the average plastic pallet will last 10 times longer than a wood pallet. Plastic pallets are weather-resistant, chemical resistant, and impervious to weak acids and moisture – unlike wood.

Durability

Plastic is strong and durable, able to support a variety of shipping, transport, and storage needs.

Plastic pallets are 100% recyclable and reusable, which makes them significantly more eco-friendly than wood. If they’re stackable, you can save on space in a way wooden pallets don’t allow.

Plastic doesn’t have any splinters, nails sticking out, or sharp edges which makes them easier to handle and hazard-free.

New Pallets vs. Used Pallets

You can buy plastic pallets completely new or recycled and/or refurbished.

A recycled plastic pallet from Green Processing Company uses high-density polyethylene (HDPE), HDPE structural foam, polypropylene (PP), high molecular weight polyethylene (HMW-PE), and PP/HDPE.

The process of recycling plastic to form pallets starts with inspecting for contaminants, such as metal or paper.

Then, we clean them, shred them in a powerful plastic shredder, and then the ground plastic is stored until a full load is ready. At that time, the shreds are inserted into an injection mold, heated, and cooled. This is how we recycle more than 50 million pounds of plastics annually.

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Do I Need a Seatbelt for a Plastic Pallet?

A lot of people may not be aware that plastic pallets can come with a seatbelt system included.

Seatbelt straps eliminate the need for plastic stretch wrap as well as the banding sometimes responsible for injuries and landfill waste.

For automotive manufacturing companies and others where seatbelts like these are common, you can achieve a lower cost-per-trip and improve expendable packaging numbers. Green Processing Company has pallets with no seatbelts, some with one, and others with two.

The Difference Between Stackable and Rackable Plastic Pallets

Stackable plastic pallets are most commonly used in warehouses and in closed loop shipping.

Stackables enable a company to stack products one on top of the other, without the risk of a pallet falling or slipping.

There are also rackable pallets that are best suited for use if you’re using a rack.

These are designed to be placed on a rack with no interference. They’re typically used when a heavy load is required to be held and/or to save more space on the containers warehousing floor.

Some of the key differences to weigh as to whether stackables or rackables are most appropriate for you to begin with load capacity. Rackables can carry a much heavier load compared to stackables.

Rackables are generally easier to clean although both pallet types can be cleaned. Stackables are usually best for warehousing, processing, and manufacturing, as opposed to rackables which are built better for heavy-duty loads, for long-distance shipping, and/or for a complex returnable supply chain environment.

Green Processing Company is an industrial packaging solutions company that has helped dozens of companies switch to plastic to manufacture, move, and store product.

Plastic has become the preferred method of storage and delivery for several industries, used by the automotive industry most prominently.

High quality in design, eco-friendly, and always with reliable performance, you’ll be glad you purchased plastic pallets for your business.

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Plastic Pallets Vs. Wood Pallets Which Ones Are Better?

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Plastic pallets or wood pallets. This is a question a lot of retail, food and beverage companies, pharmaceutical corporations, industrial warehouses, and general small businesses weigh. Between plastic pallets and wood pallets, there are advantages and disadvantages to both. When it comes to which pallet type we prefer though, plastic is by and far the superior option. Here’s why:

  1. Eco-Friendly
  2. Easier To Clean
  3. Plastic Lasts Longer
  4. Cost Savings
  5. Dynamic Uses
  6. How Long Plastic Pallets Will Last?
  7. International Shipping
  8. Shipping Fragile Items

Eco-friendly

While wood pallets are generally biodegradable, pallets for sale are considered more eco-friendly as they are reusable. Then, when a plastic pallet can no longer be reused, it can be melted down at the end of its lifespan and recycled.

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Easier to clean

Plastic pallets are perfect for products that need to be stored or transported with strict hygienic requirements. They’re also extremely easy to clean, wash, and/or sterilize. Any moisture, spill, or food that comes into contact with a wood pallet will get absorbed into the wood. Plastic doesn’t absorb a thing.

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Plastic Pallets Are Lighter

Wood pallets are significantly heavier than plastic pallets. If you’re packing a lot of product in transportation, weight’s certainly something you want to keep in mind. This is yet another point on which plastic succeeds where wood fails.

Cost Savings

Plastic pallets are sometimes viewed as a more expensive material than wood because the upfront cost is higher. Where the cost-effectiveness of plastic comes into play is in use. Wood pallets are estimated to be good for roughly 5-6 trips on average before they start to break down. Now, compare this to plastic pallets which can easily last up to 250 trips and sometimes longer. In the long term, there’s a lot of money to be saved!

Dynamic Uses

Wood pallets are most commonly used in general manufacturing and warehouses because of how cheap they are to purchase and their effectiveness as a resource. That said, wood pallets are not suited for pharmaceuticals, chemicals, or food and beverage companies. Contaminations, chemical or non-chemical spills, and moisture can completely kill wood. For food and beverages, chemical storage and transportation, and pharma companies, plastic pallets are safe, protective, and aren’t porous like wood so they won’t absorb moisture or grow fungus.

Plastic Lasts Longer

Plastic pallets have a significantly longer lifespan than wood, as mentioned earlier. Did you know though that plastic pallets can last up to 10 years and beyond – it’s true! Alternatively, wood pallets won’t even come close to that number.

International shipping

Some countries have regulations in place to oversee the import of wood pallets while others completely prohibit it. If you’re shipping containers overseas and/or internationally, plastic pallets avoid these regulations altogether which makes it easier to move products through your supply chain.

Shipping fragile items

Wood pallets and the fasteners used to stabilize goods on them can sometimes lead to damage. Punctures on products such as a can of paint can cause significant damage, require an immediate clean-up, and possibly delay the arrival of goods. Plastic is much better contained and poses less risk to the product. For fragile items, this is perfect.

These are just a few of the reasons why to choose plastic pallets over wood. Although wood pallets are the most commonly used in manufacturing and logistics, more and more companies and corporations across so many different industries are realizing the benefits of plastic.

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Industrial Storage Containers in the Automotive Industry

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The automotive industry uses storage containers for everything from storing car parts and tools to actually storing completed vehicle pieces and vehicles themselves. Creating more organization and ensuring a hazard-free work environment, storage containers are purchasable in plastic and metal from North America’s top supplier, Green Processing Company. Here are just a few of the reasons why our automotive industry clients come to us for containers and storage options.

Storage Containers Are excellent in transportation

Whether you need storage containers to help keep something secure in your warehouse or industrial facility, or you require it to be in transport, a storage container can easily fit this description. They’re easily handled, via forklift or robotic automation as well, for loading and unloading.

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Our Storage Containers Are stackable

Automotive companies tend to have complex needs when it comes to space and storage. Some of our industrial containers are stackable containers meaning that it saves you space without creating a hazard or inefficiency. Ergonomically correct in design, the modeling of these storage containers ensure they can be properly secured without affecting the inventory inside.

Storage Containers can be reused

Storage containers in the automotive industry are used for a wide variety of purposes, which is why they need to be built well and strong. Thanks to the investment made in our containers, you won’t have a problem there. Reuse them again and again. Furthermore, we take our eco-friendliness very seriously and work hard to ensure any plastic or metal that can be recycled is, as well as to use recycled materials in the manufacturing of our product when possible or appropriate.

high-quality materials

There’s no cutting corners on any of our automotive industry storage containers. Every container meets the highest quality standard, maximizing security for the safety of all automotive parts in transportation and handling.

Plastic or metal storage containers

Plastic storage containers come in all sorts of different sizes and they’re perfect for automotive equipment of all varieties. Plastic containers like these are generally made from eco-friendly, recycled materials and can be re-organized depending on what a facility needs. Metal storage containers are preferred over plastic at times because they are more durable and more accommodating to certain automotive tools or equipment.

Industrial storage containers

Industrial-specific storage bins can range in design, material, size, and more. Using these, an automotive company can stack, stow, or tote the materials and equipment they need to get the job done. If you need it for transportation, an industrial storage container is already built with that in mind. Regardless, you won’t need to worry about your industrial environment being disorganized, unclean, or inefficient. Whether it’s automotive tools or other assets, these are diverse in how they can be used in an industrial business setting.

Industrial Storage Containers

Industrial plastic storage containers

Industrial plastic storage containers are more affordable than metal, stack well, and can be applied in several industrial environments. From open industrial to containers with lids, customize the containers you’re getting to the containers you need.

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All durable, easy to clean, and designed with increasing on-site efficiencies, an industrial plastic storage container might be just what you need to help elevate overall company performance.

Green Processing Company excels in packaging solutions and sells a wide array of new and used storage containers.

Container leasing and container sales programs are offered across North America.

Container repair, cleaning, and recycling services are offered at all of our locations, servicing Canada and the United States. If you are considering metal containers or cages, or industrial or non-industrial plastic containers, connect with a representative today.

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Collapsible Plastic Containers, What Are The Advantages?

Collapsible Plastic Containers

Used by more than a dozen industries in North America, collapsible plastic containers give the opportunity to store and transport a wide variety of items.

There are several benefits to this type of bulk storage containers that make them a go-to choice for so many companies. If you’re thinking about potentially purchasing collapsible containers to move parts, items, or materials, here are a few advantages to keep in mind.

They’re not bulky when not in use.

Perhaps the biggest reason why bulk plastic containers are preferred is that they’re collapsible. This reduces the amount of storage space required to hold them in, when not in use. The four sides of your container collapse inwardly which makes it easy to stack and store as needed.

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They’re being used by the competition.

No matter what industry you’re in, we can almost guarantee at least one of your competitors is using collapsible plastic containers. Some of the workplaces where they are most common include aerospace, agriculture, retail and apparel, appliance manufacturing and transportation, automotive, bakery, electronics, food and beverage, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, produce, storage, warehousing, and waste management.

Collapsible plastic containers are cost-effective.

If you’re a manufacturing company, normally, you’re going to need one product to store what you make and then, a second product to ship it. Collapsible storage containers have a dual purpose, resolving your shipping and storage needs. Save yourself the capital of having to invest in additional infrastructure by going with an advanced product like this. Compared to traditional shipping containers alone, a company is reducing its return shipping expenses.

A bulk plastic container is perfect for non-traditional products.

If it doesn’t fit neatly on a traditional wood pallet because of its bulkiness or its size, a bin with four walls is one of the perfect packaging solutions. Much more practical for non-traditional, non-standard sized items, when you ship inside a new plastic container, it’s just as safe and secure as a pallet – in some cases, more so. The bottom dimensions of your bin are also pallet-sized, meaning they can be easily implemented into existing manufacturing processes and easily fit on warehouse forklifts.

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You have more available storage space.

Having fixed walls means you can fit more inside what you would on a non-wall platform. Collapsible plastic containers are also stackable and having them stacked does not sacrifice safety either. The fixed plastic walls are rigid in fabrication and design. Rest assured in knowing your contents will be safe in their journey. Simply put, you get to ship more and know that it’s safe.

Collapsible plastic containers can be reused.

Collapsible bulk containers can be reused again and again, compared to wood and corrugated cardboard which has a significantly shorter lifespan. For companies that have used wood and cardboard, they get damaged over time and rather quickly, it becomes impossible to reuse them. Thick plastics are very rugged and built for the wear and tear of everyday use. As they’re maneuvered and transported, they’re much better off guarding against possible damage.

There’s no safer way to transport inventory.

Using durable walls of plastic, you’ll find yourself with a design optimized for safety and protection. The latches are built strong and the polyethylene walls maintain shape throughout any journey.

These are just a few of the advantages of collapsible plastic containers, and some of the reasons why they’re being chosen by more and more companies across Canada and the United States and Mexico.

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Shipping Containers, Not What You Thought

Plastic Shipping Containers

What Are Shipping Containers Used For?

You would be challenged to find an industry that doesn’t’ use plastic containers, collapsible containers, metal containers, plastic pallets, or plastic totes to move products. Products that need to be stored and moved such as processed food, fruits and vegetables, poultry, meat, and seafood are even moved using different bins and totes. Because they can be designed for heavy-duty use or for less intense application, everyone from manufacturing companies to general storage, parts organization, and parts distribution strategies can utilize shipping containers.

If you’re preparing to ship over long distances, shipping containers are oftentimes the best, safest way to get your product to its destination. If you’re not familiar with the dos and don’ts of shipping containers, it can be a bit of a hassle trying to locate everything you need and having to coordinate.

Shipping container mistakes

The most common mistakes people make with shipping containers are failing to fill out the correct forms, not purchasing the right type of shipping container related to the product they wish to ship, and not securing packages properly. For some businesses, they have found out the hard way with damaged product or packages that have been delayed at customs. Particularly as it applies to going over the border, it’s integral that information is filled incorrectly. When there are delays, it doesn’t reflect well on your business and puts your customer relationships at risk. It can also increase your bottom line with the potential of fines.

Getting an education on shipping practices

There are likely some key requirements to keep in mind when shipping, especially if you’re sending shipping containers to another country. You want to ensure you know any regulations relating to exporting or importing. Calculating your full cost of shipping should factor in any duties or taxes applying to your shipments, costs of packaging materials, and the labor required to prepare goods for shipping. Before sending out a bill, ensure you’ve done your homework so that you’re not hit with unexpected costs you have to cover on your own.

Another great thing you can do to make your experience with shipping containers easy is to purchase logistics software. Electronic shipping forms can help make filling in information easy, will manage your shipping accounts all from the same interface, and can help with commercial invoicing.

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How to choose the right shipping container

You may choose used plastic containers, New Plastic Containers, metal containers, wooden pallets, used plastic totes, new plastic totes, pallets for sale and trays, or Gaylord boxes. Which one’s most appropriate for your needs depends on what you’re trying to transport. No matter which one it is, your product should always be safe and the container should be durable enough to protect against damage. For example, larger crates are more ideal for large objects and fragile merchandise, while totes are excellent for solvents, liquids, and industrial supplies.

Another key aspect of shipping containers to remember is that they’re oftentimes going to be shoved into some pretty tight places. If they’re over-stuffed, it could result in damaged products and/or additional shipping fees. Always sure to pack up to the edges and nothing over. If you’re transporting something expensive, you may want to choose a shipping container that will conceal it and ensure it’s not tampered with. If you’re concerned about costs, thankfully, there’s the option of choosing used plastic containers or used plastic totes.

If you have questions about what’s the right shipping container for shipping, storing, and handling your products, or other packaging solutions, contact a representative at Green Processing Company. We would love to help direct you to the most appropriate shipping container. Shipping containers are used by various industries, customizable according to size, condition, and material needed.

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As one of the most environmentally friendly shipping container companies in North America, we provide only the highest quality products to our clients across the United States and Canada.

Usable For Both Shipping And Storage

After you receive a shipping container, you’ll no doubt find it suitable for applications in storage as well. Some of our shipping containers are stackable, which makes them ideal for saving on space both in the container warehouse as well as in transportation. They’re ruggedly built, easy to handle, and economical choices for almost any business who needs to coordinate products about to be shipped, products received, or products designated in storage for shipping. They’re easy to label and track as well.

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Other Possible Advantages To Shipping Containers And Plastic Bins

Should you choose to go with a plastic shipping container, you’re not alone. Most businesses prefer dealing with plastic as opposed to metal or wood in storage and in shipping. That’s because plastic is always sealed and intact, leaving them resistant to things like insect damage, rust, and corrosion. They’re stackable, of course, which is not always the case with other materials. They can be easily cleaned with a damp cloth. They’re versatile in the product they can carry safely, ranging from baked goods to seafood, confectionery products, electronics, and more. They’re also safe from water absorption and any difficulties which could come associated with that.

Please feel encouraged to browse the available shipping container options with Green Processing Company for your packaging solutions. If you have any questions on the benefits or advantages a shipping container could contribute to your business, don’t hesitate to contact a representative today.

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