Why Containers Technical Features Matter

    Commercial Containers Buyer’s Guide [Part Three]

    Commercial Containers Buyer’s Guide: Why Technical Features Matter

    It is a common practice for buyers to compare pricing for recycling containers which appear to be similar, however, they often differ substantially in durability and suitability for the intended task. As with most products, when evaluating containers, it’s good to know something about what’s beneath the surface.

    Higher quality, longer lasting containers may cost more to buy, but will cost less to own and use.

    Molding Methods

    Roto or Rotational Molding
    • The most common molding method for large commercial containers.
    • Provides strong combination of value and durability.
    • Examples: Gorilla, Workhorse II, Workhorse, Monster, Grizzly
    Injection Molding
    • Used for stackable fixed wall or collapsible containers.
    • Allows for integrated structural reinforcements.
    • Examples: MACX, Cobra Collapsible, two-wheeled carts, deskside containers
    Blow Molding
    • Usually used for smaller, high volume products.
    • Examples: some two-wheeled carts, consumer products

    Resin Types

    Reprocessed Resin (Post-Industrial Recycled Resin)
    • Processing is critical and challenging.
    • Colors other than black can be inconsistent and may show imperfections.
    • Can’t be welded or easily repaired
    Virgin Linear Resin
    • More durable than reprocessed resin.
    • Colors are consistent and smooth.
    • Can be welded and repaired.
    Virgin Cross-Linked Resin
    • Steel or alloy components are slightly more expensive but provide the longest product life.
    • Polyurethane casters are more expensive, but are quieter than hard rubber.

    Components

    Components vary and will affect product cost and life.
    • Steel or alloy components are slightly more expensive but provide the longest product life.
    • Polyurethane casters are more expensive, but are quieter than hard rubber.


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    Posted by Steve Phelps


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