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Going Green and Lowering Costs with Aluminum Containers

By Gerald Garcia

Facility managers are always looking for ways to make their warehouses greener; that is to say, both more profitable and more environmentally friendly!

Today’s decision makers in charge of petrochemical facilities, chemical plants, automotive and military supply chains, food processing plants, pharmaceutical production facilities, nuclear energy plants and other sophisticated operations can realize ROI and other advantages when using aluminum containers.

There are many advantages of using aluminum containers (rather than other materials) in the supply chain, but the most critical one is that they are completely customizable to their user’s application. Some of the many customizable features of aluminum containers include removable panels, internal racks, casters and handles, locks, covers and lids, stainless steel floor wear plates, and more.

Compared to completing materials, aluminum containers have a particularly long life cycle because they are extremely durable. Unlike wood, they do not split and crack. They will also not warp and sag like plastic. Ideal for outdoor use or use near water, aluminum containers will not rust unlike steel.

Cleaning aluminum containers is quite easy as they will withstand high pressure and high temperature cleaning processes. This feature is important for applications where hygienic conditions are necessary.

For use around food products and others, aluminum containers are generally safer to use than wood containers that can break easily leaving behind splinters and nails. Furthermore, aluminum containers are virtually fireproof and can hold up in extreme environments of heat and cold.

Considering the strength and size and strength of aluminum containers, they are light weight and portable. This fact helps reduce workplace injuries as well as shipping and handling costs. For access by forklift trucks and or pallet jacks, aluminum containers are available with two or four-way entry points.

Users of systems that utilize automated storage and retrieval will find aluminum containers ideal since manufacturers precision fabricate them to exacting specifications. Unlike plastic containers where expensive mold and tooling charges apply to make even a single container, aluminum containers can be produced in small quantities without these expensive charges.

Corporate environmental sustainability initiatives are met with aluminum containers due to the fact that they are 100% recyclable and designed for reuse. Aluminum containers are manufactured with almost 100% recycled aluminum, and still have a cash value once damaged.

Many industries commonly benefit from the advantages of aluminum containers. Some of these industries include food processing plants, pharmaceutical production facilities, nuclear energy plants, hospitals, kitchens, laboratories, petrochemical facilities, chemical plants and automotive.

Should you want more information about how aluminum containers can help you decrease your costs in the supply chain, please visit us at our aluminum containerswebsite or check out photos of various custom aluminum containers to see what we can do.

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Garcia, Gerald "Going Green and Lowering Costs with Aluminum Containers." Going Green and Lowering Costs with Aluminum Containers. 5 Dec. 2009. uberarticles.com. 29 Aug 2014 <http://uberarticles.com/business/improving-sustainability-and-profitability-with-aluminum-containers/>.

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Garcia, G (2009, December 5). Going Green and Lowering Costs with Aluminum Containers. Retrieved August 29, 2014, from http://uberarticles.com/business/improving-sustainability-and-profitability-with-aluminum-containers/

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