Is Plastic The Real Steel?

posted by Phill Allen

February, 26th, 2013

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Is Plastic The Real Steel ?

This news article was posted on February 26th, 2013
plastic questionmarkAs a manager in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry, you face a choice between plastic or steel bioprocess containers to store and ship valuable media.
The chances are you previously opted for the steel solution. This is understandable. Steel, after all, boasts a history dipped in prestige.
“It lasts forever, doesn’t rust and is unbreakable”, so traditionalist say. Even Superman was branded the man of steel and that guy could fly.
Yet sentiment has failed to stop progress. The plastic revolution is upon us and ALLpaQ is leading the way. So why switch from Plastic to steel?
The argument is quite simple really. ALLpaQ plastic bioprocess containers enhance the sustainability and profitability of your business – something even the Man of Steel couldn’t achieve.

7 Reasons Why Plastic Steels The Win

Embrace the move to plastic and welcome an array of operational and commercial benefits. Check out the facts:

1. Collapsible and Stackable

Fabricating in plastic means our containers can be easily collapsed and stacked, allowing you to maximize your warehousing floorspace. This also presents space and cost utilisation benefits when in shipment.

2. Operator Handling

Unlike the weighty steel equivalent, our bioprocess containers are lightweight and collapsible. This makes manual handling so much easier, allowing you to align with the rigours of health and safety requirements.

3. Foldable

ALLpaQ containers can be folded to save space in return shipment. Plastic is also lighter than steel, generating a reduction in shipping charges.

4. Reusable

ALLpaQ bioprocess containers can be used time and time again and, in the event of damage, individual panels can be removed and replaced. This adds to the lifespan of your fleet, enhancing sustainability and your bottom line.

5. Recyclable

By choosing plastic over the steel alternative, you’ll add to the sustainability of your business.
At ALLpaQ, we are committed to a sustainable future through recycling plastic bioprocess containers. This means:
– We’ll always accept ALLpaQ bioprocess containers from you, the customer, to go to recycling.
– We’ll only ever manufacture containers from virgin materials as, like all plastic, they can be recycled.

6. Hygiene

Plastic is easier to clean than steel. ALLpaQ products offer better spillage control and can be easily and quickly jet washed. If needed, individual panels can also be removed for cleaning.

7. Cost Effective

Plastic bioprocess containers are more economical, user friendly and easy to maintain – all healthy for your company’s commercial and operational goals.

The Plastic Revolution

Bio process containerIf you haven’t already made the move to plastic, then making that initial shift from steel may seem like a leap of faith. Yet, the operational and commercial benefits are overwhelming.
As experts in fluid handling, we can work with you to design a custom solution which makes your business more competitive and sustainable.
Talk to an adviser about how our plastic bioprocess containers secure the safe storage and transit of valuable media, whilst enhancing your bottom line.
Contact or call +44 (0) 1472 800 373

TAGS: Biomanufacturing, Bioprocess Containers, Plastic Bioprocess Containers,


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Phill Allen

Managing Director

An in and outside the (bioprocess) box thinker, fluid management specialist Phill knows a thing or two about keeping pharma liquid logistics flowing.

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