Specialty Container, Inc.
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Specialty Container maintains an extensive inventory of plastic containers for many applications. Click here to see our entire stock of plastic containers and lids.

About Us

Specialty Container Inc, a plastic container manufacturer, in business since 1980, is dedicated to the following philosophy:

  1. To work with our customers to develop and manufacture quality plastic containers and plastic lids as well as a variety of innovative ideas in other fields, that fill the ever changing needs of their market.
  2. From concept, prototype, manufacturing, and decorating, continually working to develop interesting new innovative ideas and designs for improving plastic containers and lids that give our customers an edge in the market and keep them ahead of the pack.
  3. Work with our customers in filling specific needs of their market, sometimes sharing in the cost of development and prototypes for test markets.
  4. Manufacture plastic containers and plastic lids of the highest quality possible.
  5. Decorate plastic containers using the latest technology to provide superior label quality.
  6. Provide predictable on schedule rapid response from order to shipment.
  7. To be the first and the best at competitive costs.

As a plastic container manufacturer, Specialty Container manufactures and maintains in stock a variety of wide mouth plastic containers, plastic lids, plastic pre-moistened wipe towel dispensing lids, wall mounted container holders, and paste soap wall mounted dispensers for a wide variety of markets including:

  1. Towel wipes
  2. Automotive
  3. Paste Hand Cleaner
  4. Paste wax Automotive/Marine/Aircraft
  5. Industrial/Commercial ink
  6. Personal care
  7. Sanitation
  8. Janitorial
  9. Automotive/Industrial grease
  10. Design, develop, prototype, to production of custom parts and molds for a wide variety of innovative products


From the late 1940’s the paste type hand cleaner industry was using metal lithographed cans and lids for their 4 ½ lb and 1 pound can sizes. Metal cans were plagued by rust problems in the seams and lid fit. Labeling the cans was a costly multistep operation requiring large minimums with long lead times.

In 1980 Specialty Container was formed as a plastic container manufacture to produce and decorate plastic cans and plastic lids as a solution to the rust and labeling problems.

In 1986 developed quart and gallon plastic containers for the national mastic floor tile industry.

In 1987 designed and developed a dispenser for paste type hand cleaners and added numerous other plastic can sizes.

In 1988 continued to expand by adding more presses to our off-set lithography capabilities.

By 1989 branched into other markets in a major diversification of products including grease, cosmetic, janitorial, powdered cleaners, and additional paste soap plastic containers.

In 1990 entered the commercial ink plastic container market with the addition of 1 lb and 5 lb plastic ink cans.

In 1993 additional ink cans were developed with the addition of “impact resistant cans”. Plastic ink cans that can be dropped or handled more roughly without rupturing.

During the late 1990’s entered the “wipe” towel dispensing market with the introduction of various pre-moistened towel plastic dispensing lids for plastic containers.

In 2000 started purchasing plastic feed stock in rail cars to lower cost.

In 2005 moved into the automotive / marine / aircraft /paste wax markets with improved closure designs and customized containers.

2007 Specialty Container's quality management system became ISO 9001:2000 certified.

2008 continues to expand with the addition of more production capabilities and the addition of the latest high tech dry offset lithography printing presses.

2009 ISO 9001:2008 became our new certification.

2009 developed commercial ink containers to meet the requirements for both “standard” and “UV” ink formulas.

2009 began utilizing the 3-D CO2 laser abrasion below surface printing plates known as (Stealth Screening)

2010 first use of 3D Printing in part and mold design

2011 added additional dry offset full color process printing pressses

2012 developed dispensing closures with handles to futher expand our towel container line.

2013 added Design/development of custom molds to our ISO certification

2014 developed the part(s) design and tooling for Hollison www.hollison.com Housing and chamber (A major advancement in the food safety industry by continuously testing for e-coli, salmonella, and other micro organisms in food processing)

2014 First use of 3D Printing for limited production parts

2014 A second molding facility added to operations

2015 first use of robots for in-mold labeling