Why You Should Choose Fibertech’s DOT Bulk Shipping Containers

Our durable DOT shipping containers are a wonderful solution for any company looking for an easy and reliable way to transport bulk or hazardous materials. Thanks to their durable nature, secure design, and easy-to-use structure, these bulk shipping containers are ideal for a variety of industries including commercial laundry, automotive, healthcare, pharmaceutical, and more!

Solid Construction

Constructed from linear low-density polyethylene resin, our single-wall DOT shipping containers feature a one-piece design with a bolted on pallet—resulting in a strong, damage-resistant product—perfect for transporting bulk materials, as well as materials that may pose a hazard to the public.

The plastic used to build our DOT shipping containers is both chemical and weather resistant and is constructed to stand up to transportation handling.

Secure Design

This solid construction along with additional safety features makes our DOT containers ideal for shipping non-liquid materials including clinical waste, flammable materials, oil or paint soaked rags, and soiled laundry. Some of our additional security features include a heavy duty lid with a foam rubber seal to minimize odors, and four security tension straps to ensure the product stays contained during transit.

Our DOT shipping container is also certified by the Department of Transportation for transport of hazardous materials. While this shipping container is great for the transportation of a multitude of different materials it was designed to comply with the transport of dangerous goods with an 11H2 certification, for non-liquid materials.

Bulk Size

Unlike smaller plastic barrels that are often used to transport hazardous materials, our DOT shipping containers are ideal for efficiently shipping large quantities. Holding up to 125 gallons (34 cubic feet), and 36 inches in overall height, our DOT containers can accommodate more materials in one container than several plastic barrels. When filled for shipping, the containers stack easily and are designed to fit in semi-trailer trucks for more efficient shipping.

Easy to Work With

Dealing with bulk shipping containers can be a tedious task, which is why our DOT shipping containers are designed for ease of use during the shipping process. Because of the four-way entry design, these containers are easily relocated with forklifts or pallet jacks. They also feature an ergonomic design and are nestable when empty—ideal for tight spaces.

The one-piece design of the DOT shipping containers features a smooth, flat interior as well as reinforced, rounded corners, which eliminates the risk of product collection, and aids in cleanliness. The plastic construction is also rust-resistant and provides for non-static material transfer.

If you are interested in learning more about our bulk container solutions, feel free to contact us today to learn more and simplify your shipping experience today.

Four Design Features Of Fibertech’s Recycling Carts

Recycling CartsWhether you work in an office, hospital, school, or waste management facility, Fibertech’s durable and functional bulk recycling carts offer a long-lasting solution for your company’s recycling and sorting needs.

Fibertech’s recycling bins are designed for commercial and industrial use in a variety of environments, making them a smart investment for any business.

Read on to learn about four of our favorite design features that set Fibertech’s recycling carts apart from other products on the market.

1. Durable Design

Our RC38 recycling cart model is a long-lasting alternative to other options on the market. This durability is due to our unique manufacturing process which incorporates a one-piece, single-wall design crafted from low-density polyethylene resin. The result is a dent, scratch, stain, and rust resistant final product!

Other standard features which ensure the durability of our recycling carts include a reinforced rim and rounded corners, a smooth flat bottom with the support of a plywood base, and a fork-lift-deflective design that protects the plywood base from fork lift wear and tear.

The attention to detail involved in manufacturing our recycling carts ensures that they will serve your business for many years. Don’t believe us? We offer a four-year limited warranty to guarantee customer satisfaction.

2. Functional Design

All of Fibertech’s commercial recycling products are designed with functionality in mind because we believe that our products should work for you, not against you.

That is why all of our carts include six wheels, four casters which swivel for easy maneuvering, and two rigid casters that allow a constant tipping for users to easily roll the carts over any surface. No more frustrating trips spent struggling to transport your recycling cart!

Our carts also feature a convenient, ergonomic nesting design with tiered walls that makes them easily stackable to conserve space.

3. Customizable Design

In addition to providing a durable and functional recycling solution for a variety of industries, our commercial recycling carts also come with a range of customizable options to ensure they meet the specific needs of your company.

Some of our customization options include locking security lids for the protection of sensitive documents, and files, forklift pocket channels for convenient disposal, and four or six wheel caster configuration for the best functionality possible in your work environment.

The recycling cart lids can be customized for your specific office needs, and include a slot for paper and a hinge in case you need to remove documents from the bin.

We also offer aesthetic customizations, allowing your business to make your recycling carts your own! These modifications include 15 standard color options, custom color offerings, company logo stenciling, and mold-on and mold-in graphics.

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One of the top concerns we hear from customers in office environments—especially in the legal, insurance, and healthcare fields—is confidentiality. We understand the importance of complying with document destruction guidelines and privacy laws, which is why we offer locking security lids for protection of sensitive documents and computer hard drives.

Want Try Our Commercial Recycling Solutions For Yourself?

As you can see, there are many reasons that Fibertech’s commercial recycling carts are an excellent choice for your business. If you want a functional and mobile long-term solution that will last for years, our recycling carts are exactly what you have been looking for. Want to learn more? You can read more about our one-of-a-kind recycling cart on our website.

If you still have questions or want to learn about purchasing recycling carts for your commercial recycling needs, our team is happy to help! Contact us today to discuss the many benefits of making the switch to Fibertech’s recycling solutions today.

What kinds of products are made with Rotational Molding?

Are you a business or entrepreneur trying to find a manufacturing process and material that will suit your product design?

If so, rotational molding may be exactly the solution that you are looking for.

Rotomolding has a number of benefits, including its customizable nature, durability, and ability to process extremely large products.

If you are interested in learning more about rotational molding, rotational molding applications, and whether or not it is a good fit for your brand or product, read on.

What is rotational molding?

Introduced in the 1950s, rotational molding is an innovative manufacturing process that uses a rotating mold to produce a wide range of plastic products.

The roto molding process relies on a hollow mold that is typically made of sheet steel or cast aluminum.

The rotational molding process

During the first step of the rotational molding process, the mold is filled with a plastic material which is most often in a powdered form.

The mold is then heated and rotated, which results in the plastic softening and forming to the wall of the mold.

After this process, the mold is cooled, which solidifies the plastic.

Once the product is cooled enough to release from the surface of the mold, the process of rotational molding ends.

The finished product is then removed from the mold using a method known as demolding.

Rotational molding technology

Like most manufacturing processes, rotational molding technologies have come a long way since their inception in the 1950s.

One of the greatest advances in rotational molding has been the ability to monitor the air temperature within the mold, which eliminates quite a bit of guesswork from the process.

Currently, mold pressurization is one of the most researched areas of rotational molding technology, due to its potential to eliminate bubbles from forming during the manufacturing process.

What type of plastic is used for rotational molding?

Due to the long heat cycles associated with the process, only certain types of materials can be used in rotational molding.

The main type of plastics used in the roto molding process are thermoplastics known as polyolefin.

These are also frequently called commodity resins.

The two main grades of polyolefin rotationally molded plastics are polyethylene and polypropylene.

Polyethylene is currently the material most commonly used in the rotomolding process, making up 97 percent of rotationally molded plastic products.

Rotational molding identifying features

Since the rotomolding process differs greatly from other plastic manufacturing, there are several distinguishing features that can help identify rotationally molded plastic products.

Some of these rotational molding identifying features include a lack of weld lines or seams, a hollow construction, and a uniform wall thickness.

Rotational molding applications

As rotational molding professionals, we often get asked: “What is rotational molding used for?”

According to the British Plastics Federation, “rotomoulding is used to make a very diverse range of products.

The process offers the product designer exceptional freedom as just about any shape can be produced.”

Plastic rotational molding is an extremely versatile manufacturing category with almost limitless product possibilities due to the customizable nature of the manufacturing process.

In this section, we will discuss some of the specific products that are commonly produced using rotomolding technology, and the many customizable options available to businesses and entrepreneurs through rotational molding manufacturers.

With such a diverse array of rotational molding uses, it can be overwhelming to explore the many products that can be made with the rotational molding process.

RotoWorld Magazine breaks the product offerings from rotomolding down into nine main categories, detailed below.

(However, as you review these products, keep in mind that there are other product options that do not fit into these categories.)

Containers

There are a diverse number of containers available for material handling and shipping from the rotomolding industry, including refrigerated boxes, drums and barrels, shipping containers, combo bins, and bulk plastic containers.

Tanks

Tanks produced using rotational molding (which can be used for storing water, chemicals, sewage, fuel, and other liquids) can hold up to 50,000 liters.

Some types of plastic tanks produced with this process include fuel and oil tanks, septic tanks, water treatment tanks, and shipping tanks.

Toys & Leisure Products

Playground equipment, balls, and many popular children’s toys can be manufactured using rotational molding techniques.

Additionally, outdoor furniture, garden planters, rain barrels, and other essentials for enjoying outdoor spaces can also be created with rotomolding processes.

Oh, and you know those wacky yard flamingos?

You can add those to the list as well.

Industrial Products

Recycling units, blower housing, and water filtration systems are a few of the industrial applications of rotational molding.

The durable nature of products produced through rotomolding makes it an ideal engineering process for products used in industrial fields.

Transportation

The potential transportation uses for plastic rotational molding are vast, and include manufacturing of larger items such as diesel fuel tanks, tractor dashboards, wheel arches, instrument panels, and ducting.

This application of rotational molding is also perfect for crafting supermarket trolleys and mobility devices for the disabled, as well as plastic cones, road signs, and other roadway essentials.

Materials Handling

When it comes to material handling solutions, rotational molding can create an efficient product for almost any scenario﹣no matter how large the job may be.

Some of the popular products created with these methods include crates, pallets, cooler boxes, shipping containers, trash cans, utility carts, and packaging supplies.

Medical Products

Specialty products with durability are essential in the medical field.

Fortunately, rotational molding can create many of the commonly used products in hospitals, doctor’s offices, and labs, including stretchers, casing for medical specimens and samples, facial oxygen masks, and paramedic cases.

Marine Industry Essentials

In marine environments, durable and lightweight materials are critical.

As such, the rotomolding process creates ideal floats, buoys, dock floats, and pool liners, and even recreational watercrafts such as pontoons and kayaks.

Miscellaneous

As previously noted, the uses for rotational molding are extremely versatile and adaptable, hence the necessity of a miscellaneous category.

Some of the items that fall into this category include dental chairs, plastic lockers, agricultural equipment, laundry trucks, cleaning equipment storage, and manhole covers.

In recent years, rotational molding techniques have also been used in artistic design areas such as lighting, decorative products, and art.

Custom Products

Due to its adaptability, rotational molding can also be an excellent option for manufacturers and entrepreneurs that need unique parts and products.

In addition to the products that we sell, Fibertech, Inc. also offers custom rotational molding services to create the parts and products that you need to make your vision a reality.

Our custom molding services are best suited for large products that need to be crafted from a heavy, durable material.

We also suggest that customers in need of customized rotational molding come to us financed with a patent in place.

How to Know if Customization is a Good Fit for Your Product or Part

The entrepreneurs and business owners that approach us with a unique part or product in mind typically fit into three main categories.

  1. Many entrepreneurs or brands approach us with an idea for a part or product that needs to be engineered. In these instances, our experienced team can help engineer the product, build a customized mold, and make the idea a reality.
  2. Already have a mold for your product? Not a problem! At Fibertech, we also regularly assist individuals and businesses that already have a mold. In instances like these, we can use the existing mold with our equipment to produce the desired product or part.
  3. Do you have a product you are already manufacturing out of wood, metal, or another process (such as injection molding)? If you want to try engineering the product with the rotational molding process, we can help your company create a new mold in order to create your existing product in a more durable form that will stand the test of time.

Aside from the above three scenarios, we often work as a rotational molding manufacturer for large businesses that have other production specialists fulfilling most of their molding services.

In the event that they are in need of an additional mold or product that their current manufacturer cannot take on at the moment, we are happy to engineer and produce the rotomolding that their brand needs.

If you think customized rotational molding services might be a good fit for your business, or if you are interested in any of our current product offerings, feel free to contact us today to discuss how we can transform your idea from a vision to a reality.

Sources:

http://composite.about.com/od/Plastics/a/Rotational-Molding-Rotomolding.htm
http://www.bpf.co.uk/plastipedia/processes/rotational_moulding.aspx
https://rotoworldmag.com/about-rotomolding/

Is there any quality difference between virgin and 100% recycled material carts?

One of the top 10 questions asked about our laundry carts is, “Is there any quality difference between virgin and 100% recycled material?” At first glance, virgin plastic laundry carts might seem better than regrind carts, but actually this is not true. Both regrind and virgin plastic offer the exact same durability, capacity, and performance, but regrind carts have two added benefits; they are better for the environment and have a lower price tag. Keep reading to discover why so many businesses are choosing our laundry carts made from 100% recycled regrind plastic.

Fibertech strives to create environmentally responsible solutions through all three divisions of our business: rotational molding, plastic container repair, and plastic recycling. Through these developments and expansions of opportunity we have been able to grow our laundry and linen market by filling the need for a less costly laundry cart molding them from reprocessed plastic. We found that durability and cost are extremely important to every laundry operation and recognized that a recycled material cart can be made to meet or exceed laundry performance standards while significantly lowering the manufacturing cost. This has presented a win-win for our clients while also bringing more recycled plastic back into the market. Environmental sustainability may not be the primary reason they purchase the cart but a regrind cart has a lot in common with the textiles they wash and reuse daily.
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Fibertech views scrap as another raw material. The plastic recycling division was created for this very reason; the virgin scrap from molded product is ground up, pulverized and reused. Not only is this a responsible way to divert scrap from landfills, it provides a steady source of economical material for molding non-compliance products. We have the advantage of knowing that all our regrind is 2nd generation plastic since we are the recycler of the material. There are no risks of contamination or blends of unknown materials because we control every aspect of its collection and reuse.

Is there any tangible difference between virgin and 100% recycled material? The answer is no. These laundry trucks carry the same amount of weight, perform the same in every aspect. You get the same durability, same capacity, same performance, with a better price.

3 of the Most Useful Custom Plastic Containers to Use With Forklifts

rotational-moldingThe people who use forklifts every day know that these pieces of equipment are one of man’s greatest inventions. Whether you work in a commercial setting or industrial warehouse, they help turn what would otherwise be a full day’s project into a quick 15-minute job. Wooden, metal, and plastic pallets are typically thought of as the platforms used to maneuver things around with forklifts, but custom plastic containers are quickly becoming popular in a variety of industries.

At Fibertech Inc., our plastic bulk containers are made through a custom rotational molding, or rotomolding, process, which means they’ve undergone a unique four-stage method that utilizes heat and plastic resin. Rotational molding is commonly used to make large hollow plastic products like utility carts, storage tanks, car parts, marine buoys, pet houses, recycling bins, road cones, kayak hulls, and playground slides. Somewhere in between though are custom plastic containers, like the ones we offer for storing, moving, transporting, and dumping various materials.

Here are three of the products we offer that can be extremely useful to anyone working with forklifts.

4Series Bulk Containers: One of our standard and popular custom plastic containers is the 4Series. This particular model features a separate bolted-on pallet and 4-way forklift entry for convenient access in any type of setting. The replaceable bolt-on pallet base helps extend the already long life of these containers made with a one-piece design of linear low-density polyethylene resin.

DOT Containers: The DOT bulk shipping container is one of our more specialized custom plastic containers because it allows for the transport of hazardous materials.

Like the 4Series, this container also features a single-wall, one-piece design with bolted on pallet, but it also includes a sealable lid to ensure none of the hazardous material spills out along the way. The smooth interior and rounded corners also help to make cleanup more efficient after the transport is complete.

Rotatable Containers: One of our most versatile custom plastic containers is the rotatable line. These are essentially the 4Series bulk containers, built with a one-inch aluminum rod at the bottom to allow for secure tilting and dumping of the contents without ever having to leave the forklift. For jobs that require constant loading and dumping of material, this container is essential and all you need is a standard forklift 180-degree rotator.

Whether you’re the person that will be using it every day or just trying to determine how to improve efficiency, these are just a couple of the products we offer that can make your job easier and more productive.

Fibertech’s continued growth in the pet food industry.

This year’s 2016 PetFood Forum exemplified how the pet food industry and its standards have evolved significantly in the last few years. The show brought in many new industry people, products and services that we had not seen previously.

Based on the conversations at our booth, these new industries will provide diverse and expanded opportunities for Fibertech’s continued growth in the pet food industry. “I felt that this year was more “active” as far as traffic and there was a greater interest in product.” -Nick Oldham, Fibertech Account ManagerIMG_0345

Having the opportunity to explain why our purpose is creating environmentally responsible solutions through focused teamwork with our clients to fit their exact needs is invaluable. Our custom solutions will continue to evolve with the needs of the industry.

Fibertech Looking to Broaden the Horizons of iPBS Attendees

Fibertech will be exhibiting at the International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference & Exhibition May 3-5, 2016 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Illinois. Fibertech reusable plastic bulk containers and center flow containers support the processing and bulk material handling industry.

Fibertech works with customers to replace corrugated boxes with reusable plastic bulk containers applying a cost saving to their company. The F245 Plastic Bulk Container and the F442 Plastic Bulk Container along with the center flow containers will be showcase in the Fibertech booth. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about Fibertech inclusive plastic bulk container repair and industrial plastic recycling services as well. These services provide extended life for plastic products and keep bulk material handling equipment in peak condition.F445 angle

It’s one thing to make products and an entirely different thing to improve systems. Fibertech purpose is to create environmentally responsible solutions through concentrated teamwork with our clients. This philosophy continues to produce results that fit their exact needs and improve their businesses. Fibertech is excited about the opportunity to learn more about the Powder & Bulk Solid industry and how we can help to fill the needs for durable, economical, and environmentally friendly products.

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.

Greatness in March

The moment the customer gets their order is when we know if they are truly satisfied and our process is complete. This only happens with someone making sure the delivery is smooth and on time. In March we had over 97% of all our orders correct and on time. And this has happened for the entire first quarter. The focus, care and attention that has been given to this area of customer service has improved greatly and for this Tabitha DeVasier is earning her NESS for the month of March. Her effort continues to support the momentum of the Fibertech team on our path to GREATNESS. Congratulations on your TAB-NESS.

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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 & seed box 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.

It’s The Can Can

Our commitment to custom molding and our drive to meet our clients’ needs has brought tremendous success. Over a year ago Fibertech Inc. set out on a new journey when we partnered with TCC Media Group’s, Christopher W. Jones. Chris had a revolutionary idea and we realized that. A year later the CAN CAN was born through imagination, engineering, production improvement and a lot of encouragement.

The Can Can is a porta-potty that looks like a can and is the “only advertising in the world that people will stand in line to read”. It also have many upgraded features from the normal porta-potty and makes it a must for women.

It has been an exciting journey to this point and we are passionate about the future partnership between the two companies. Our core belief that “Creating Environmentally Responsible Solutions” makes these custom molding projects a reality and we look forward to working with many other clients on their dreams!

Chris Jones

Chris Jones and The Can Can #itsthecancan

Fibertech Showing At PetFood Forum 2016

Fibertech will be exhibiting at the 2016 Petfood Forum at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City MO, April 18th -20th 2016. Fibertech’s reusable plastic bulk containers for Petfood processing support the Petfood Industry.PPF Logo

Fibertech will be showcasing the F236 Plastic Bulk Container and the F442 Plastic Bulk Container at the Forum. All plastic bulk containers are FDA and USDA compliant and are made with only 100% virgin materials. The 4Series containers offer a smooth flat interior, while 2Series containers have a smooth channeled bottom. Both offer rounded corners to ensure easy product flow and cleaning. Fibertech Bulk Containers are durable material handling containers engineered to accommodate the most demanding and dense applications, while remaining versatile enough to handle lighter duties.PH 236

Expert in the design, creation and even repair of industrial storage containers, Fibertech has always created environmentally responsible solutions through focused collaboration with our clients that continue to produce products and services that fit their exact needs. Fibertech is excited about the opportunity to learn more about the Petfood industry and how we can help to fill the needs for durable, economical, and environmentally friendly 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 & seedbox 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.