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Old July 26, 2012, 07:44 AM   #1
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Metal verses plastic

Hmm.~~Something that's been tickling my curiosity as of late. I've wonder why Gorex hasn't turned to using plastic containers like a couple of the other manufactures already have? (Examples: Kik and Swiss) Cans can and will rust. Plastic is with us for 500 years possibly. Wow!! Finding a unopened plastic jug of 2-3F Holy Black 500 years from now. Should be worth something? Want to shed some light on this subject feel free to mention fellows.

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The question of the day is>I've wonder why Gorex hasn't turned to using plastic containers like a couple of the other manufactures already have? and its worth 500 years from now?
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Old July 26, 2012, 08:56 AM   #2
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Plastic degrades. It's unlikely either one would remain a viable container for 500 years. Given the right conditions it is possible tho.
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Old July 26, 2012, 11:56 AM   #3
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Where I live it's mandatory to sort recyclables including most plastic.
What's not recycled gets burned in a trash to energy power plant.
Most powders seem to come in plastic containers now days.
It sort of reminds me of how motor oil containers have changed over the years.
I can't say that I'm disappointed when plastic is used to keep the costs down which I'm sure that the manufacturer's take into account when they decide to use plastic instead of steel.
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Old July 26, 2012, 02:50 PM   #4
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Timber Conservation?

Cans vs. bottles... 10 cans vs. 4 bottles (pyrodex) to a case? Less corrugated and it's associated printing costs could be one reason. Just a thought.

Then there's the simple fact that 10 cans take up the same approx. cubic space in the shipping carton that 4 bottles do.

Kik/Swiss... round bottles or rectangular?

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Old July 27, 2012, 01:39 AM   #5
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Swiss, Shuetzen and Blackhorn 209 powders are packed in rectangular plastic containers.
Kik is shown in rectangular metal containers on the Powder, Inc. website.
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Old July 27, 2012, 08:17 AM   #6
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arcticap I beg to differ with you on this one. On Midway USA is where I found a pix of KIK powder in a more up-to-date container. Product # 819416 Kik #: KIK3000. Unless this old squinty right my eye of mine deceives me after all these years. I do believe I see plastic there Sir. _
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Old July 27, 2012, 09:08 AM   #7
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Thank you for that info..
The possibility of being an outdated photo was the reason for mentioning the website where it was seen.
I did find a photo of a rectangular plastic Kik container by doing a Google image search but couldn't find a photo of it at MidwayUSA.

http://www.myhostedpics.com/images/F...powdertest.jpg

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Old July 27, 2012, 10:37 AM   #8
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Hey no harm no foul no problem what-so-ever arcticap. As I seen that pix as well on Powder Inc. and figured by now it must be outdated. Last time I visited that site I had color in my hair and that pix was there then too. Hope y'all believe that?__

Post Script: Yup!! that it the same product pix I seen on Midway also.
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Old July 27, 2012, 01:24 PM   #9
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In my business, I am forced to purchase containers in bulk quantities of 100,000. My cost on cans is a lot cheaper than plastic, so about 52% of my business is in cans. Gx may still be using cans that they purchased a long time ago, and may switch to plastic the next time they order containers.

Just a thought.
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