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What Are Containers Made From

Shipping containers are made using a range of materials depending on the container types. Standard dry freight containers such as 20ft, 40ft and 40ft high cube containers are generally built these days using corrugated 2mm corten steel for the sides ends and roof with galvanised steel  locking gear. The gasket seals are rubber and the flooring is most commonly 27-28mm marine plywood treated to Australian timber treatment standards. This flooring is supported by steel crossmembers running horizontally across the width of the container. The logos are either vinyl decals or stencilled.

Refrigerated containers come in a few variations but generally the end frames are in mild or corten steel with the exterior cladding in flat aluminium or stainless steel in either a painted or plain finish. The insulation compromises of polyurethane foam 80-120mm thick. The interior cladding is usually stainless steel or aluminium in either a plain or powder coated finish flat or corrugated.

The flooring is generally an aluminium t-bar or “T Floor” which allows for air flow. Domestic reefers for the UK refrigerated storage industry may have flat aluminium chequer plate foors.

The machinery frame is aluminium and generally supplied by one of the major manufacturers such as Carrier, Thermo King, Daikin or Zanotti.

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Feel free to get in touch with us with any questions you have regarding our shipping containers. If you wish to speak with someone directly please call us on 0208 594 6930.


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