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4 Common Types Of Plastic Totes

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Are you part of one of the many businesses that need to use plastic totes on a regular basis? Plastic totes are seen everywhere in a wide range of businesses and industries, including food harvesting and processing, storage and transportation, automotive, and pharmaceutical.

In the food industry, especially, plastic totes are an important asset to help follow state retail and food service codes, because they meet sanitary requirements that are important for food safety and handling.

Whether you’re manufacturing or distributing, it’s important to choose the right types of plastic totes for your business and applications. They can help you store, process, and distribute fresh or frozen foods, granulars and liquids, automotive parts, electronics, and pharmaceuticals properly and maximize storage space. Plus, they are durable and long-lasting.

Here are common types of plastic totes that are frequently used by a wide range of businesses.

Bulk Containers

Bulk containers are useful for a wide range of food and material handling applications. They come in two types, solid or vented to fit your seafood, meat, poultry, processed food, agricultural, or industrial usage.

Bulk containers are resistant to warping, eroding, splintering, and rusting, and they are reusable. Many styles are made to be stackable/nestable for optimal storage space and are easy to clean. There is a wide range of sizes and styles available to fit your needs.

Insulated Containers

Insulated containers are a bulk plastic tote that comes in a variety of sizes and types, including regular ice totes, dry ice totes, specialty totes, and merchandiser/display totes. There are also accessories available to help take your insulated containers to the next level.

You’ll find them in FDA/USDA food-approved materials, and they are used to help provide temperature control, as well as protection, for many different applications. They stand up to weather and heavy usage, which makes them long-lasting and durable. They are well-loved for the storage and transportation of food products, processed food, and agricultural produce.

Collapsible Containers

Collapsible containers are a type of bulk container that comes as either vented or solid, and they are most often found used in material handling businesses. They are highly beneficial for their collapsible walls. When they are empty, simply collapse the walls down to save space for storage or return shipping.

Hand-Held Containers

Hand-held plastic totes are used for a wide variety of applications in many types of businesses and industries. They are stackable and nestable to optimize space, and you will often see them used as berry boxes, filet pans, bread & chill trays and ingredient buckets. They can be used during processing, harvesting, assembly, storage, and distribution.

Get Plastic Totes For Your Business Today

Whether you know which ones are right for you or you need help deciding, DACO is here for you every step of the way. We’d love to help you with all of your plastic tote needs, whether it be bulk containers, insulated containers, or even dump tubs. We will help you find the right solution for your application.

Get in touch with our team today at 877-764-0453 or send us a message now! Be sure to also like us on Facebook to stay in touch.

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