Monthly Archives: January 2014

IBC Totes – IBC Containers Available

Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) totes are large containers used to store and transport liquids, viscous solutions and other fluid materials. All IBC totes that we have available are listed on this page.
S002503 (172x200)IBC containers consist of three primary components:

  1. An IBC plastic container bottle
  2.  An IBC metal cage
  3.  A pallet that can be made from a variety of materials such as wood, plastic or metal

IBC tanks can be found that meet the requirements for storing and transporting a wide range of products including food, pharmaceuticals, flammables and corrosives. Companies can choose between purchasing IBC totes made from new materials for food grade applications, reconditioned ones, and used non-reconditioned totes. Depending on the intended use, less expensive used IBC containers that have previously held other materials may be suitable.
Here are some of our different types of IBC Totes available:

IBC Containers Under 275 Gallons
IBC Containers Under 275 Gallons – Used Food Grade
IBC Containers Under 275 Gallons – Non-Food Grade
IBC Containers Under 275 Gallons – New Bottle
IBC Containers 275 Gallons
IBC Containers 275 Gallons – Used Food Grade
IBC Containers 275 Gallons – Non-Food Grade
IBC Containers 275 Gallons – New Bottle
IBC Containers 330 Gallons
IBC Containers 330 Gallons – Used Food Grade
IBC Containers 330 Gallons – Non-Food Grade
IBC Containers 330 Gallons – New Bottle


All Bulk Containers – Pallet Containers

Pallet ContainerA pallet container is a plastic heavy-duty storage container. They are designed to reduce your packaging and shipping costs, as well as provide product protection. The sides of the collapsible bulk boxes can be released and collapsed into a compact and stackable unit.  With the walls up, they are collapsible, stackable, made from durable HDPE plastic, with solid walls, and drop doors for easy ergonomic access.
Pallet containers come in several sizes with standard options:

  • New or Used
  • Collapsible or Rigid
  • 1 – 4 Drop Doors are for easy loading and unloading

Because these new and used bulk containers are made of a heavy-duty plastic, some can hold over 2,000 pounds. Pallet containers are deliberately constructed to be mobile, and are easily transported around a warehouse floor through the use of forklifts and some pallet jacks
Choose a bulk plastic container footprint size below to see all the bulk boxes available:

30″ x 32″ Bulk Containers
40″ x 48″ Bulk Containers
45″ x 48″ Bulk Containers
56″ x 48″ Bulk Containers
62″x 48″ Bulk Containers
64″ x 48″ Bulk Containers
70″ x 48″ Bulk Containers


Used Stack Racks Take Warehouse Storage Vertical

Stack Racks are a collection of metal rails and pallet frames that are designed to allow companies to maximize storage space in a warehouse setting by creating vertical storage solutions. They are generally constructed from a metal pallet base with some have four upright rails that are connected to the base in order to create a framework for a vertical storage solution. In some models, the upright rails are removable, which allow them to be removed and stored flat to maximize space availability when they are not in use or are being transported from one facility to another. Other models have a rigid frame rather than removable uprights that allow for a staggered installation pattern.
Stack Rack UprightsRegardless of the configuration you choose, stack racks offer the perfect racking system for warehouses that house a multitude of items from bulk storage options to longer products such as piping and lumber.
The key drawback to using stack racks to maximize storage options is the cost. Purchasing new stack rack elements can be very costly, which makes them unattainable by some businesses. However, Container Exchanger offers businesses the ability to purchase stack racks used, significantly lowering the cost of acquisition and allowing companies to maximize their return on investment (ROI) when it comes to selling used stack racks.
Companies in search of purchasing options for used stack racks or looking to sell existing stack rack systems simply need to contact Container Exchanger. Here you can set up an ad to sell or a wanted ad and get connected to a wide number of other businesses looking to buy or sell stack racks. For more information regarding what services Container Exchanger offers, how to list an ad to buy or sell used stack racks or to explore used stack rack pricing, please visit them online by clicking here.

Wooden Shipping Crates Offer an Inexpensive Storage Container

Wood crates are still used as a container of choice for the shipping of products from overseas to North America. In order to meet the strict import laws, the wooden crates are required to be heat treated. Wooden shipping crates offer businesses an economical way to not only ship bulk material, including raw materials and finished products; they are also an effective bulk storage solution. They can be reused by businesses to store or ship their wares to customers or other companies anywhere in the world.
If your business wants to begin using wood crates for storage or shipping, the most cost effective way to procure these containers is to make them yourself. However, the process of locating a wood crate pattern can be difficult and trying to make them on your own can be a confusing process. Container Exchanger has a viable alternative to both the expense of buying new wood crates and the hassle of making your own.
Many businesses receive a large quantity of wood crates on a regular basis as they receive products and materials in them regularly. They often receive many more of these useful containers then they can use. Container Exchanger allows them to sell their unwanted used wood crates to businesses looking to buy them at a fraction of the cost of buying them new. This allows businesses to procure regulation wood crates cheaply while allowing businesses who sell them the unique opportunity to realize another revenue stream. And used wooden shipping crates are just the start.
If your business is looking to buy or sell wood crates, look no further than Container Exchanger. Their large network of businesses means that they will be able to facilitate the transaction you need quickly and allow you to focus on the business of running your business.

How to Find Used Plastic Pallets for Sale

Pallets have become the darlings of DIY aficionados and Pinterest lovers. Yet there are many more options than the wooden pallets that have become so popular in up-cycling projects. Plastic pallets can offer businesses a cost-effective option for their shipping needs.
Plastic pallets are made from structural foam or thermoform, and they offer a durable and easily manageable shipping solution. The pallets are designed to stack neatly on top of each other and to withstand far more pressure than wood pallets.Plastic Pallet
Buying new pallets can put a crimp on your budget, no matter how necessary they may be for your business. Buying used plastic pallets can help you to get the materials you need for your shipping purposes while also keeping your overhead low to protect your profits. If you own an export business, you aren’t likely to get back any shipping materials that you can reuse, so buying used shipping products helps you to keep your costs low.
You may be able to source used plastic pallets by forming a partnership with a larger business in your area who wants to unload their older pallets instead of dealing with recycling them. However, it is much simpler — and a more realistic strategy — to search for them online.
Not all online retailers of used plastic pallets are the same, and quality can vary widely. It is important to find a retailer with a reputation for quality products and excellent service. Container Exchanger works with a number of well-known companies, such as Stratis, Rhrig, Hampel, Linpac and Orbis to offer used plastic pallets for sale at some of the best prices.
In addition, Container Exchanger buys used plastic totes and bins and offers to broker any used returnable packaging for your company. You can take advantage of a number of services to maximize the return on your investment, in addition to buying the used plastic pallets that you need.

The Advantages of Used Bulk Bags

Maximize your investment with savings of used bulk bags rather than new ones. Also known as flexible intermediate bulk containers and jumbo bags, used bulk bags are significantly lower in upfront costs and increase the bottom line. When you’re finished with using them, you can use a container exchanger company to resell them to a new end user as long as they are in good condition and haven’t been exposed to hazardous materials. In both the short run and long run, companies save money by purchasing, using and reselling used bulk bags.
Used bulk bags are very strong and durable. They are fabricated from strong plastic and are woven together for long-lasting durability. Strong lift straps are attached to the top of the bag for easy loading and handling of the bag. They can be picked up with standard forklifts. Some styles even come with the ability to empty the contents from the bottom. Configurations may include spout bottoms, spout tops or flat bottoms.
Who uses used bulk bags? Used bulk bags are often used by the food industry for the storage and transport of flour, sugar and salt. Pharmaceutical companies, construction companies, plastic industries and agricultural industries use bulk bags also. Bulk bags are designed to solve discharge issues, save space, provide easy filling and meet special material handling needs. These containers are ideal for both small and large scale projects.
Used bulk bags are less costly and time consuming than multiple small ones. Because of its shape, space is maximized, which reduces handling and freight costs along with utilizing warehouse space more efficiently. Some even come with a special coating to reduce the risk of outside moisture and contaminants. These containers are safe and adapt well to many different scenarios. All around, used bulk bags are both convenient and economical.
Here are listings of available used bulk bags:

Used Spout Top Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers
Used Duffle Top Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers
Used Open Top Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers


All About Used Pallet Containers

Today, many businesses are taking advantage of the savings with used pallet containers. Used pallet containers offer significant savings in upfront costs when compared to the price of new pallet containers. Prices can be as low as 5 percent for a comparable expendable solution. Re-use also reduces waste created by your company. Container companies only sell used pallet containers that are good condition and haven’t been exposed to dangerous materials. With used pallet containers in good condition, businesses save money while having their storage and transport needs met. It’s a win-win all around when it comes to savvy business decisions.
Pallet Container 45x48x42Used pallet containers can be implemented for a wide variety of industrial applications. Often, these large collapsible plastic boxes can be used to hold manufactured parts and bulk materials, such as appliance parts and automotive parts. Its sides can be released and collapsed into a compact, stackable unit. In the open position, pallet containers can be placed on top of each other along with providing product protection. These containers are made of a heavy-duty plastic, and some can hold over 2,000 pounds. For the most part, these containers are ideal for any product in a closed loop distribution system. Popular brands include Arca, Linpac and Buckhorn.
Used pallet containers save companies money upfront and over the long haul. These bulk containers can be used over and over again between supplier and customer and within a facility. These containers can be used literally thousands of times. In the long run, used pallet containers are a cost-effective and sound investment when compared to purchasing cardboard containers or wood containers. When not in use, they are easy to fold for efficient storage space. Many offer drop doors on one or both sides and have forklift or hand-truck access. Used pallet containers are convenient and extremely durable.
Here are some of the common used bulk container sizes we have available:

30x32x34 Used Bulk Containers
40x48x34 Used Bulk Containers
45x48x25 Used Bulk Containers
45x48x34 Used Bulk Containers
45x48x42 Used Bulk Containers