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All States containers shipping containersShipping Containers are made out of steel to maintain their overall strength and durability. Usually, these Shipping Containers are treated using several methods to increase the sturdiness and the longevity. The characteristics of the steel used to manufacture Shipping Containers are essential when determining the overall quality. Let’s see what the general properties of Shipping Containers are.

When it comes to insulation properties, steel is not the best option. Steel absorbs heat remarkably well and takes some time to cool down. Therefore, if you ship commodities that must be kept in a stable environment, you may need to think of heat-controlling options, such as heat-resistant storage bags, for your cargo. Steel shipping containers can also be modified by applying proper insulation. When insulated, they can resist heat and protect your goods. In addition to that, they are the best option available in terms of withstanding harsh weather conditions such as storms, rain, and snow.  That is precisely why steel containers are frequently used to build various structures varying from small food outlets to massive storage buildings.

A proper steel shipping container is made to meet the industry standards. These standards must confirm that the respective material is capable of resisting corrosion while offering tensile strength. In the United States, COR-TEN is the accepted industry standard. In order to meet the standard, the materials are produced by a combination of copper, chromium, manganese, and nickel in addition to the iron.

However, when exposed to harsh weather conditions, the COR-TEN certified containers may form a thin coat of rust over time if there is no protective paint applied. This rust is developing to prevent further rusting. This built-in protection means that the container has double protection against rust when treated with a weather-resistant paint (if the paint comes off, the underlying rust coating will prevent further rusting).

Because of these qualities, many people tend to consider Shipping Containers as a prime option regarding building structures of various scales. They are affordable, environmentally friendly and easy to manipulate. Customizing these Shipping Containers is a straightforward task. A creative person with a right amount of experience can do wonders with Shipping Containers.

For more information on shipping containers contact All States Containers at 704-802-7700.