Custom Rotational Molding: The Definitive Guide

Benefits of Fibertech’s 2 Series Combo Bins

combo binsWhen it comes to customers in the food processing and pharmaceutical industries, one of the most common requests we hear is for a multi-purpose combo bin that can be used in a variety of applications to replace cardboard and wood stainless steel containers. If this request sounds all too familiar, you are in luck, because our 2 Series combo bins, crafted from durable rotationally molded plastic, are a long-lasting, cost-saving solution with a wide range of uses across industries.

Solid construction

One of the best things about our 2 Series bulk containers is that they feature a durable one-piece design that has no weak points or seams. Guaranteed to last your company for years to come, our combo bins feature reinforced corners as well as a reinforced rim, since this is the area that bears the brunt of the force when being used. Even better, our 2 series combo bins are also manufactured from 100% virgin materials with no metal hardware, making them both FDA and USDA compliant — an essential feature for those working in food processing and pharmaceutical settings.

The innovative design of our combo bins also incorporates convenient two-way entry points for forklifts and a one-of-a-kind angled leg design that reduces the risk of damage to our reusable shipping containers in warehouse environments.

combo binsAvailable in a variety of sizes + options

As always, we want our material handling containers to work for your exact industry needs. This is why our 2 Series combo bins are available for purchase in four convenient sizes with a range of additional customization options. Some of these optional modifications include:

  • Drain Holes/Drain Plugs
  • Divider Plates
  • Stacking Lids
  • Dust Cover Lids
  • Stenciling
  • Mold-in/Mold-on Graphics
  • Custom Colors

Other key design features

In addition to a durable design with customizable features, our 2 series combo bins also include a channel bottom and rounded interior corners, making them an easy-to-clean material handling option for companies in food handling, pharmaceuticals, or any industry where cleanliness is of the utmost importance. Even better, they are also rust-resistant since they are constructed entirely of plastic! Our 2 series bulk containers additionally feature a stacking/nestable design, which is popular with many clients because it saves space in tight shipping and warehouse settings.

Ready to see how our combo bins can improve your business?

If you have been searching for a durable, cost-effective alternative to cardboard containers, our reusable and versatile combo bins may be exactly what you need to take your business to the next level. The durable construction, versatility, and customizability of our 2 series combo bins make them an effective replacement for cardboard containers for customers in a wide array of industries. If you want to save time and money by investing in our highly efficient material handling and shipping containers, contact our team today to see how our 2 series containers can make your business the best in your industry!

Fibertech to exhibit Rhino Manholes at 2018 WWETT

Rhino ManholesAt the end of February, Fibertech will attend the Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport Show (WWETT) in Indianapolis, Indiana. This event is the “largest annual trade show for wastewater and environmental service professionals” in the world, and includes educational programs, product demonstrations, and industry networking. The event culminates with “an extensive expo floor” where manufacturers like Fibertech will be showcasing the latest technology and innovations available for the wastewater and environment service industries.

What to expect from Fibertech at the 2018 WWETT

This will be our second year exhibiting our innovative designs for the wastewater industry at the WWETT. We will have our DOT bulk containers available for demonstration, which are an unprecedented solution for the transportation of hazardous materials. In addition to this, we are proud to premiere our new Rhino Manholes — industrial strength plastic manholes that work in a variety of applications.

Want to learn more about these unique designs from Fibertech that will be on display at the 2018 WWETT expo? Read on!

Fibertech’s New Rhino Manholes

After thorough research and development, we were proud to introduce our cutting-edge Rhino Manholes in September 2017. This will be our first year demonstrating our plastic manhole design at the WWETT, and we couldn’t be more excited to introduce wastewater industry professionals to the many benefits of our one-of-a-kind design.

Manufactured from durable polyethylene plastic using rotational molding, our Rhino Manhole units are a field-tested, industrial strength alternative to concrete, steel, and fiberglass manholes. Thanks to a design that is both long lasting and versatile, our Rhino Manholes are an ideal solution for a wide range of applications in the wastewater industry, including sewer, wastewater, landfill leachate, and stormwater collection, as well as underground utility inspection chambers.

Unlike other materials used in manhole production, the 100% virgin polyethylene used to manufacture our Rhino Manholes is resistant to chemicals, acids, and organic compounds, which prevents damage from aggressive chemicals such as hydrogen sulfide and sulfuric acid, resulting in a longer lasting product life.

Fibertech’s DOT Bulk Containers

We will also be exhibiting our DOT bulk containers, which are ideal for the transport of hazardous materials. Manufactured from a durable linear low-density polyethylene resin, with a single-wall, one two-piece design, our DOT shipping containers are a long-lasting product you can rely on for years to come.

These containers are also certified, UN 11H2, for use in the shipment of critical hazardous materials thanks to extra design features including a completely sealable lid and fastening closures for security. Our DOT shipping containers also include a flat interior surface that has rounded corners, making it ideal for use in damp environments, as well as incredibly easy to clean and sanitize.

If you are attending the 2018 WWETT, we look forward to seeing you there and cannot wait to share more with you about our innovative, long-lasting solutions for professionals in the wastewater industry.

Fibertech’s Free Flow Container for Food Handling Industries

free flow containerIf your business is looking for an easy-to-use and durable bulk container with no metal hardware, our free flow container may be the perfect fit for your material handling needs. Featuring a long-lasting construction coupled with ergonomic design features, our free flow container is one of our most popular models for those in the food handling industry. Read on to learn more about the unique features of this plastic container that set it apart from other bulk containers you may have tried in the past.

Manufactured to Last

At Fibertech, all of our bulk plastic containers are manufactured using rotational molding, which results in a solid construction that is resistant to damage. All of our free flow containers feature a single wall with one piece construction from linear low density polyethylene resin — making them extremely durable, as there are no weak points or seams that will weaken over time. Our free flow design also has no metal hardware resulting in a product ideal for use in damp environments.

Designed for use in the food handling industry

Another feature that differentiates our free flow container from other bulk containers is that it is specifically designed for use in food handling industries. This means it is engineered with contoured corners and a flat, smooth interior to allow for free flow of product in order to eliminate collection points — a chief concern for those working in meat, poultry and other food processing environments.

Due to its free flow design this model is also extremely easy to clean and sanitize, which we know is of the utmost importance when working with ground meats, trimmings, and other processed meat ingredients.

Having no metal hardware not only makes it compliant with USDA regulations, but also makes it resistant to rust, resulting in a longer product life.

Additionally our free flow bulk container also includes a variety of design features that make it easy to handle and maneuver despite its size. Some of these include a four-way entry and angled legs for easy forklift use, an ergonomic nesting design that saves space when containers are not in use, and reinforced, rounded corners that prevent damage even during rough handling.

Customizable for your specific needs

Some of our customization options include custom colors, mold-on graphics, mold-in graphics, and stenciling.

If your business needs a durable and easy-to-use container that is designed specifically for use in the food handling industry, our free flow container is for you. Contact us today to learn more about how this one-of-a-kind design can work for your business.

Fibertech will be at the 2018 International Production & Processing Expo

At the end of the month, Fibertech will be exhibiting in the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta. This event is “the world’s largest annual poultry, meat and feed industry event of its kind,” and offers the chance for attendees to learn more about important food industry issues as well as the latest emerging technologies in the field. In 2017 alone, the conference drew more than 8,000 attendees from around the globe, representing more than 129 countries!

Fibertech has had the privilege of participating in this key industry event over the last several years, which has given us the opportunity to demonstrate the many advantages of our bulk material handling containers for the poultry, meat and feed industry.

What to expect from Fibertech at the 2018 IPPE

At this year’s IPPE, which will be held from January 30th to February 1st, we will have several of our most innovative food handling products available for demonstration. These products include our rotatable containers, durable plastic pallets, innovative lockers, and free flow containers. Read on to learn more about the design and uses of these functional and long-lasting products.

Rotatable Containers

One of our most popular models in the food handling industry, our bulk rotatable container is engineered to include a one-inch aluminum rod which gives it tilting and dumping capabilities. This innovative design makes this model highly versatile for professionals in the poultry, meat and feed industry and has been proven to improve efficiency in the workplace due to its durable yet ergonomic design features.

Pallets

Our durable plastic pallets, manufactured from USDA and FDA-compliant materials, are an ideal alternative to wood pallets for food industry professionals. The unique one-piece design of our pallets means that you don’t have to worry about them splintering or contaminating your product. Even better, our pallets also feature a smooth flat design that makes them incredibly easy to clean and sanitize, which we know is of the utmost importance when working with food.

Lockers

Manufactured from rotationally molded polyethylene, our plastic lockers are a perfect solution for storage in damp environments, like those found in food processing facilities. Since our lockers are manufactured from plastic with a seamless interior and ventilation, they are rust proof and easy to clean or hose down. They can also be customized further to meet your specific industry needs.

Free Flow Containers

Another popular model for clients in the food handling industry, our free flow containers are manufactured using a one-piece construction and include a welded-on pallets. This original design promotes free product flow while also eliminating collection points — two features that are key for those in the poultry and meat industries. Thanks to the one-piece design of these bulk containers there are also no metal parts or hardware, making them perfect for use in food processing facilities.

We are proud of the innovative and versatile solutions that our company offers professionals in the food handling industry. Over the past years exhibiting at the IPPE we have enjoyed meeting many of our loyal customers and have had the privilege of demonstrating the many benefits of our unique products to new clients. We look forward to attending the 2018 IPPE at the end of the month and hope to see you there!

Save money with Fibertech’s wash and repair service

wash and repair serviceOne thing that many customers don’t know about Fibertech is that in addition to our impressive selection of rotationally molded bulk containers, we also offer state-of-the-art wash and repair service for the agricultural industry that can extend the service life of Ag Center Flow Seed Boxes.

Some History on Fibertech’s Wash & Repair Services

Fibertech started out in the wash and repair business working on repairs for a large manufacturer that produced fiberglass containers. As we worked with this company they began to encounter the issue of damage to their plastic tubs and approached our team to see if we could develop a repair/welding service to increase the life of these costly containers.

If you know anything about welding, you know that plastic welding is an art, as a lot of craftsmanship goes into the preparation of the weld area. Through the process of trial and error, our founders found located and created high-quality equipment and developed an intricate process for a higher quality result than the standard repair services on the market. Our repair services allowed this company to save $300 to $400 hundreds of dollars per container, by putting existing products back into the field instead of purchasing replacements.

After perfecting the process of preparing a weld procedure of plastic welding, we took it a step further by having the strength of our welds certified. The results showed that the weld area on our repairs is actually stronger than the existing plastic on either side of the weld. We are now certified in both horizontal and vertical welds.

Pioneering new techniques to revolutionize the existing wash and repair services eventually led our founders to start manufacturing their own containers thanks to their knowledge of the weak spots and structural issues companies had with the standard containers on the market at the time. Our founders used their knowledge and experience to create bulk plastic containers with higher functionality and durability.

Fast forward to 2017….

As Fibertech developed a strong reputation for both manufacturing and providing unrivaled workmanship on wash and repair services, major agricultural firms began approaching our business about creating a cost-effective solution for repair of costly and frequently damaged Ag Center Flow Seed Boxes used in the agricultural industry.

This resulted in our seed box wash and repair service, that offers an effective solution to extend the life of these containers so that they can stay in the field functioning efficiently as long as possible, saving agricultural businesses some major money on purchasing new seed boxes which can cost up to $700 dollars per unit.

The Process of our Unrivaled Wash & Repair Services

Over the years we have developed a consistent and reliable wash and repair model that saves companies in the agricultural industry thousands of dollars on an annual basis. Our process starts with a thorough wash that removes chemicals and eliminates the risk of cross-contamination between differing seed varieties. Our team of experts then evaluates the structural integrity of the seed box, going through crack inch by crack inch. We then use our revolutionary proprietary welding technology to repair any existing damage, making the box stronger than ever before for many more years of use in the field.

Thanks to our totally original approach to wash and repair services we have an 87% a very high repair rate on damaged boxes that we receive. When we do encounter boxes that have had their structural integrity compromised we completely grind down and recycle the product as a part of our industrial plastic recycling program — which offers both environmental and cost-saving benefits.

We are currently in the process of expanding our wash and repair services and operations to allow for an even larger scale of operation to service agricultural companies in the Midwest and Ohio Valley region. To learn more about our ever-growing wash and repair services, and to see how they can save your business money by refurbishing your existing fleet of containers, contact us today!

Fibertech’s Innovative Rotatable Containers

rotatable containersAt Fibertech, we manufacture our plastic bulk containers to work in a wide variety of applications. All of our durable, rotationally molded models share certain key features including a solid, one-piece construction from the highest quality low-density polyethylene that is long lasting, easy to clean and resistant to rust, chemicals, and other environmental contaminants. However, we want to ensure that our material handling containers work for your company’s specific needs, which is why we also offer a wide range of customization options.

One of our most popular customized models is our rotatable containers, which combines that quality of our standard 4Series bulk container with secure dumping and tilting capabilities. Read on to learn more about how this modification to our bulk plastic container can work for your company’s material handling needs.

The Construction of Fibertech’s Bulk Rotatable Containers

Our rotatable containers incorporate an aluminum bar through the replaceable, bolt-on pallet base of our standard four-way forklift accessible 4Series bulk container – giving this popular design increased versatility when it comes to material handling.

Our 4Series bulk containers, which are the base of our rotatable containers, are ideal for use in warehouse settings as they are specially designed with forklift entry points resulting in ease of use and a minimized risk of forklift damage. With our rotatable containers, the addition of a one-inch aluminum rod to our standard containers gives our customers the ability to securely tilt and dump materials using a standard forklift 180-degree rotator.

Standard Features of our Rotatable Containers

Although you can always customize any of our bulk containers to fit your specific industry needs, some of the standard features of our rotatable models include a flat bottom with a bolted-on pallet base that has four-way entry and two-way forklift rotatable entry, a one-inch aluminum rod for easy tilting and dumping, and an ergonomic, nestable design.

Like all of our durable products, our rotatable containers have a variety of benefits thanks to their rotationally molded manufacturing. Some of these key features include an easy-to-clean design with no collection points, non-static material transfer, rust-resistant design, and a four-year warranty.

Customization Options to Make our Rotatable Containers work for your business

Not sure if our rotatable containers will work for your business? We offer a variety of customization options that ensure you aren’t paying for features you don’t need. Some of our most popular customizations include the addition of a lid for sanitation and secure material storage, divider plates to separate and sort materials, and drain holes and/or drain plugs for use in damp environments. We can also add a welded seam for additional strength and replaceable bolt-on pallets to extend the life of your containers. If you want to add your company colors or logo to your rotatable containers we also offer mold on and mold in graphics as well as custom colors.

If you have been searching for a bulk container that is capable of easy tilting and dumping, our rotatable container is exactly what you are looking for! Contact us today to learn more about our innovative and versatile bulk plastic containers that make doing business easier for you and your team.