Plastic totes are made from high density synthetic resins and are resistant to most chemicals and solvents. Most totes have carrying handles for ease in moving and stacking. Due to the ribbing designed into the tote, a filled tote maintains its sturdiness and rigidity during handling.
Plastic totes are also designed to withstand a wide range of temperatures. Typically, most totes are designed for stacking and nesting. An internal rib on both sides of the tote provides the bearing surface for the tote to stack on. The nested tote, after being filled, can be stacked by aligning the tote with the internal stacking rib.
Features include: easy to clean, able to withstand a wide range of temperatures, most nest and stack, high density synthetic resins resist most chemicals and solvents, and they are strong and durable. Used plastic totes are an especially good value due to their longer life cycle and are priced at over 50% less than new totes.