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.

Caster Cart Containers

caster cartNo matter what your industry, you want long-lasting, durable supplies that will also get the job done in a quick and efficient manner. However, oftentimes, businesses find themselves choosing between either durable products that are difficult to use or easy-to-use products and lack quality design. At Fibertech we don’t think you should have to pick between durability and efficiency when it comes to purchasing bulk containers for your industry, which is why we created our caster cart that combines the heavy-duty design of our standard bulk containers with ergonomic caster wheels, resulting in an innovative bulk container that is both durable and easy to use.

Ergonomic Design Features of our Caster Cart Containers

The most obvious benefit of our caster cart containers is that they are mobile and easy to move from one location to the next – a key feature when it comes to transporting bulk containers from one workspace to another. In addition to being moveable, our rolling bins are also easy to maneuver thanks to rigid/swivel casters that ensure they are usable in even the tightest spaces.

Along with being easy to maneuver and nestable, our rolling bins are also forklift accessible, available with both 4-way and 2-way entry options, that minimizes the risk of damage when being moved within your warehouse.

Fibertech’s Caster Carts are Ideal for Food Processing and Pharmaceutical Industries

Our rolling bins are designed with the food processing and pharmaceutical industries in mind, meaning all of our materials down to the casters are USDA and FDA approved. This commitment to the highest quality standards starts with our bulk containers that are designed from 100% virgin polyethylene that is both USDA and FDA compliant. When adding the caster feature, we use stainless steel framing to ensure the product remains compliant with strict food handling standards, and we then add on antimicrobial casters that keep the carts sanitary at all times.

Aside from being manufactured from food grade materials, our caster cart containers are also easy to clean and rust resistant – both of which are important features for those in the pharmaceutical and food processing industries.

Customize our Caster Cart Containers to Your Industry Needscaster cart

Thanks to the extremely customizable design of our rolling bins, your business can create a caster cart that works for your exact material handling needs. Do you work in a damp environment? You may be interested in our drain hole/drain plug feature. Do you want to protect the contents of your container or keep certain material separated? We also offer custom lids and divider plates. Does your company care about branding? We offer custom colors, mold in and mold on graphics, stenciling, and more.

If you are tired of choosing between efficiency and durability, it is time for you to test out Fibertech’s caster carts that incorporate our high quality rotationally molded containers with easy-to-maneuver casters. We are ready to work with your business to help you create a rolling bin that works for your specific needs. Contact us today to learn more!

Fibertech to premier Rhino Manholes at WEFTEC Event

Fibertech to premier Rhino Manholes at The Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference.

Made of rotationally molded polyethylene plastic, Rhino Manholes by Fibertech offer a durable, lightweight option for professionals in the sewer and waterworks industries.

CHICAGO, IL – On Monday Rhino Manholes by Fibertech will be introduced at The Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC)—the largest annual water quality event in the world.

Rhino Manholes by Fibertech provide the highest level of reliability for applications in the sewer and waterworks industries, including sew­er, wastewater, landfill leachate, storm water collection systems, and be­low grade utility inspection chambers.

Constructed from 100% virgin polyethylene plastic, these manholes offer a wide range of chemical resistance to acids and other organic compounds that can degrade manholes manufactured from traditional materials. Due to this resistance, damage from hydrogen sulfide, sulfuric acid and other aggressive chemicals does not occur, resulting in decreased maintenance, fewer replacements and increased savings.

These rotationally molded plastic manholes have been field tested under a variety of conditions to meet exacting design and quality standards for long life, functionality, and corrosion resistance, and have been proven to outlast their concrete, steel, and fiberglass counterparts.

The polyethylene plastic Rhino Manholes from Fibertech are durable and lightweight allowing an easier installation process, which saves both time and money. Meanwhile, their watertight gasket seal prevents infiltration and exfiltration. These manholes are also designed to be flotation resistant with anti-flotation rings and molded in ribbing to anchor them to the ground. The Rhino Manhole by Fibertech offers a durable and lightweight alternative to concrete, steel, and fiberglass manholes and can be configured to accommodate a variety of applications.

About Fibertech: With over 20 years in the plastics industry, Fibertech continues to expand their product line and strengthen their molding abilities with cutting edge technology. Fibertech is looking forward to entering into the sewer & waterworks industry with the introduction of their cutting-edge Rhino Manholes at the WEFTEC and the opportunities it will bring.

How will our industrial utility carts work for your business?

industrial utility cartsAlthough we initially manufactured our industrial utility carts with the laundry and linen industries in mind, they have become popular with clients across a variety of industries thanks to their versatility. Some of the features that make our utility carts useful for such a wide range of applications include their customizability, ergonomic design, and durable nature.

Our Utility Carts are Available in a Variety of Sizes

Our industrial utility carts are available in three convenient sizes ranging from our smallest UC-12 model, which can hold up to 15 cu/ft (or 12 bushels) of materials to our largest UC-20 model, which can facilitate up to 25 cu/ft (or 20 bushels). This allows you to choose the size that will work best for your industry needs.

Our Utility Carts are Easy to Maneuver

Another design feature that contributes to the continued popularity of our utility carts is their ease of use. Unlike utility carts you may have worked with in the past, our ergonomically-designed utility cart’s wheels incorporate two rigid and two swiveling, double ball bearing raceway rubber casters. This results in easy movement—no matter how heavy your load may be!

Our Utility Carts are Customizable

Popular for commercial laundries, government agencies, recycling centers, universities, schools, warehouses, and more, our utility carts are highly customizable and can be made to include the exact features that you need. Some of our design options include

  • Incorporating fork pockets for easy forklift access in warehouse settings
  • Adding a reinforced plywood or galvanized steel base for extra strength
  • Placing drainage holes (and drain plugs) in the base of the cart for use in damp environments
  • Incorporating stenciling, mold-on graphics, or mold-in graphics to reflect your company logo
  • Changing out caster sizes, for the exact movement needed in your work environment

Our utility carts are also available in a variety of color options including custom color options.

Our Utility Carts Incorporate the Durable Design you’d Expect from Fibertech

As with all of our products, our industrial utility carts feature a durable design that will last your company for years to come. Rotationally molded from polyethylene with a strong, one-piece design, our utility cart does not have any weak points or seams. Instead, their heavy duty design is resistant to stains, scratches, dents, and even rust! Don’t trust us? We are so confident in the integrity of our products that they come with a four-year warranty.

Are our Utility Carts Right for Your Business?

If you are looking for a convenient material handling solution that can be customized to your specific industry niche, Fibertech’s industrial, rotationally-molded utility carts are just what you need. Their durability, customizability, easy-to-maneuver-design, and wide range of size options keep customers coming back time and time again for solutions that will make their company run more smoothly.

USHSLA Annual Meeting

Fibertech has always created environmentally responsible solutions through focused collaboration with our clients we continue to produce products and services that fit their exact needs.

To further this belief, Fibertech will be exhibiting at the U.S. Hide, Skin and Leather Association and Leather Industries of America Annual Meeting and Convention. This year the convention is held at the Intercontinental Hotel Chicago Magnificent Mile, Chicago, Illinois September 27th-28th, 2017.

“The United States Hide, Skin and Leather Association (USHSLA) is a full service industry trade organization devoted to the U.S. hides, skins and wet blue leather products industry. USHSLA is at the forefront of the industry’s needs, providing members with service, information, and opportunities to compete in today’s global marketplace.”–USHSLA.org
Our product line continues to grow based on the needs of our customers. This event allows Fibertech to be at the frontline of the leather processing industry and hear the needs and concerns of the industry and offer solutions and opportunities with our products.

Fibertech Inc. provides comprehensive, environmentally responsible solutions to material handling problems. A first-class line of rotationally molded, reusable, material handling products, as well as custom designed rotational molding services, plastic bulk container repair and postindustrial plastic recycling services…a complete plastics solution. Fibertech Inc. is a Green Company, our services of Repair, Recycle and Reuse offers solution to our customer and encourages their efforts to be Green as well. Explore our website to learn more about our products and services then contact us to discuss your application needs or Request a FREE QUOTE today.

Bulk Plastic Containers

bulk containerIt can be difficult to find bulk containers that will work for your exact industry needs. Fortunately, Fibertech offers a wide selection of bulk plastic containers, available in six one-of-a-kind styles and 12 standard colors, with a variety of customization options available as well! This dedication to durability and performance ensures you will find the exact product you need to meet all of your bulk material handling needs.

Design Features of Our Bulk Plastic Containers

Although we offer a variety of styles, our commitment to durability and ergonomic design is apparent across all of our rotationally molded bulk plastic container models. All of our bulk containers are constructed with industrial material handling in mind, featuring a solid wall construction that makes them resistant to wear and tear in even the most demanding industries. However, all of our containers are lightweight and easy to maneuver. Below are four of the features that make our bulk containers ideal for just about every industry!

Forklift Accessiblebulk container

If you work in a warehouse, you know how easy it can be to damage containers while maneuvering them with a forklift. However, we are committed to designing long-lasting products that will serve your company for years to come—even with frequent forklift use—which is why our bulk containers are designed to be 2-way and 4-way forklift accessible. We offer a 2Series plastic container that includes 2-way forklift entry and is designed with angled legs that reduce the chance of damage from forklifts, as well as a 4Series bulk container that includes 4-way forklift entry.The 4-Way forklift entry through replaceable bolt-on pallet base extends container life and lowers the cost for container replacements due to forklift damage.

Space-Saving Design

All of our bulk containers are nestable and stackable. This space-saving design is favored by clients that work in warehouses, recycling yards and anyone who benefits from efficient backhauling.

bulk plastic containerFree Flow

Depending on your industry, you may want a bulk container that offers free product flow with no collection points. Fortunately, our free flow containers do just that! These bulk containers include a flat interior bottom as well as contoured corners, which eliminate collection points. They also include no metal hardware, making them rust and water resistant! Clients working in the food industry or other damp environments find this feature critical to carrying out their work in an efficient and sanitary manner. All Fibertech plastic bulk containers are USDA/FDA approved material for direct food material contact, no plastic liners are required with our containers.

Ergonomic Features

Although durability is central to all of our designs, we know that they also need to be functional and easy to maneuver for a variety of applications. That is why all of our bulk containers include ergonomic handles, to ensure they are easy to stack and move. We also offer caster cart containers which include both rigid and swivel casters for easily transporting materials in even the tightest spaces. If you are in an industry that requires frequent loading and dumping of materials, we also offer rotatable containers that are engineered to include an aluminum rod for secure tilting and dumping.

Let us help you find the perfect bulk container for your business!

In addition to the above features, we also offer a variety of other customization options including our DOT containers with a sealable lid, alterations to the thickness of the container, custom colors and stenciling, and even repairs. Contact us today to find bulk containers that will work for your specific industry needs!