The World's 1st and Only Large Contractible Shipping Containers

The company's accordion fold and band technologies enable a 55 gallon drum to contract to 15 gallons, which saves up to 70% on return empty shipping fees. Technology applies to any size containers, from 1 gallon to ultra-large shipping containers and to viscous, semi-viscous and grain-type materials.

Full Description:

K-Tech R & D Corporation has received one issued patent and has one pending patent that will issue that covers The World's First Expandable / Contractible Shipping Containers. And, it is the only company that holds patent(s) in this area. These facts change everything.

Our container system technologies change how larger containers are manufactured and shipped worldwide. Enclosed, please find graphics of collapsible containers in various sizes to see how they function in K-Tech's Contractible Containers file.

This is a brand new, exciting technology that was missed by everyone in the plastic container industry, but which is a very important and valuable methodology that will transform how containers are made, shipped and employed. Specifically, the technologies cover a wide spectrum of containers, such as collapsible drums, totes and ultra-large containers.

Furthermore, our advancements will affect the sales prospects of many different companies' products that employ these containers. K-Tech's Flex Shipping Containers will change the entire shipping industry, affecting container manufacturers and user companies that ship and sell liquids, semi-viscous materials, grains and pellets, among other items.

The technology is based upon two novel concepts that have never been implemented previously on larger containers:

* multiple accordion folds run from the top, to the sides and to the bottom of containers,
providing a 360º folding action, enabling them to expand and contract
* a band system is deployed to inhibit or restrict the volume of the container

The significance of our systems enables empty containers to be reduced in size to their 'restricted' minimal dimensions for return trips, instead of to their normal, empty full size, thereby saving significantly on transportation costs.

Typically, any containers from 1 gallon on up are candidates for our compression / restriction system. Our band system compresses and holds a container's size to a specified volume. Once materials are removed from containers, a 5 gallon container, for example, can be reduced to approximately 1.5 gallons for its return trip to the filler. Correspondingly, a 330 gallon tote can be reduced to a 110 gallon size.

And, if desired, one mold can produce a 330 gallon tote that can be compressed to 275, 220 and 110 gallons when using the appropriate sized compression bands. The K-Tech Flex containers replace large containers, totes, and drums, and significantly decrease disposal costs, minimize warehouse space, maximize freight efficiency, and increase productivity compared to all other rigid containers, all equating into major savings that no other containers can offer. Please see K-Tech Tote Feasibility Study.

K-Tech's technology cuts down on container sizes when empty, and, as a result, its manufacturing design significantly reduces warehouse, shipping, labor and fuel costs over all present manufacturing methods. Perhaps more importantly, it reduces the space required for landfills, making this an important ecological discovery.

Multiple accordion folds are positioned at the top and bottom of containers, while employing multiple side folds, to achieve a 360° folding action. Horizontal side folds were previously deployed many years ago, but when used by themselves without the band technology, were unable to achieve worthwhile product removal or effective compression.

The company's accordion fold collapsibility features can be implemented on all types, shapes and sizes of plastic containers-----from  the smallest of containers to the largest of containers, including giant underground holding tanks. Containers, such as 5 gallon or 55 gallon drums, can be compressed to 33% or even less of their full size, resulting in even more savings. Please see K-Tech Contractible Containers graphics.

As far as larger containers go, it has been estimated that a 40-foot container
holds approximately 320 full-sized 55-gallon drums. Since our drums can be collapsed to 33% or less of their filled size (and can also be squared-off vs. made into round units), the same 40-foot container can now hold approximately 1500 collapsed drums.

A lot of wasted space is picked up by squaring. Obviously, collapsed drums substantially reduce fuel and transportation costs, allowing the users to reap major market advantages not possible with current technologies, and which will radically alter the sales and marketing dynamics unlike any container technologies before them.

Our 'band' systems can be incorporated into containers or can be used in conjunction with our 'strap' systems, which hold containers in a compressed condition for efficient shipping or warehousing. For most applications, our band systems will be sufficient.

The company has also developed another industry first, which will further extend its patent protection. Now, one individual can contract a 55 gallon drum or smaller drums via a built-in contraction device. This device precludes the need for requiring two people to handle this function.


K-Tech's container systems will affect container manufacturers and companies shipping water, beverages, soaps, powders, lotions detergents, grains, pellets,
condiments, syrups, shampoo, ink, pastes, petroleum, chemicals, tar, pharma / nutraceuticals, paint, solvent, gel, adhesives, silicone, hazardous waste, and a myriad of other materials.


K-Tech has designed and manufactured a 20 ounce collapsible bottle through Novapak Corporation (now Pretium) proving feasibility. And it has completed engineers' drawings for manufacturing a 330 gallon collapsible tote. This is viable and feasible technology that just happened to fall through the proverbial 'cracks'. It can be made to meet virtually any required specifications and standards. For example, it also has engineers' drawings for making 55, and 3 gallon containers. And, it has a quote from a 55 gallon drum manufacturer which can contract its drums in accordance with K-Tech's specifications for less than $90,000.

In addition, it has a 3 gallon gas can, which stores gasoline, that contracts down to one gallon, enabling retail stores the option of using a one gallon footprint on store shelves versus carrying a full-sized 3 gallon container. This product has the built-in contraction device incorporated into the unit.

In addition, K-Tech has produced a feasibility study concerning its 330 gallon Flex containers, which is attached. K-Tech Flex collapsible containers are designed for multi-trip, hazardous and non-hazardous lading applications, and meet UN Standard 21HA1 for liquids in Packing Groups II and III with specific gravities up to 1.9.

K-Tech 330 gallon Flex containers are ISTA Certified (International Safe Transit Authority)and NMFC (National Motor Freight Certified) for shipping non-hazardous liquids. K-Tech containers feature a one-way disposable tote solution that has a multilayered food grade bag liner that's easy to fill and assures users a clean, tamper evident package.

Our liners are made from FDA approved material and are Kosher & Dairy Certified.
Totes are sold in sizes of 110 up to 330 gallons, and feature different valve options. Valve options are National Pipe Thread (NPT) or quick disconnect (cam-lock), and include different styles of valves by Schutz or Banjo to meet your exact specifications. Please see K-Tech Tote Feasibility Study.

Intellectual Property Status

K-Tech's patent has issued and includes one-of-a-kind claims, which offer the only technologies that provide a veritable market monopoly for the Company and its Licensee(s) / Partner(s). In addition, the company also has a pending patent, which will issue that covers the ability for one person to contract a 55 gallon drum as well as smaller sized drums via a built-in contraction device, which does not require the need for separate mechanical and / or vacuum devices. This patent will further envelop and expand K-Tech's already strong patent position, and will enable its Manufacturer / Investor / Licensee to acquire World-Wide Patents, if desired.

K-Tech Flex Containers of all sizes are viable and feasible to build right now and can be designed for specific applications. The Company will reveal its engineered drawings and other information with a signed Non-Disclosure.

K-Tech and its closely affiliated company, Stealth Light Corporation , have received over 50 patents / pending patents, encompassing highly unique product developments, including The 1st and Only: High R-Factor Bubble Fusion Insulation, Automatic Bottle Cap Seal-Breaker Device, Interlocking Vehicle Lighting System, Chatter-Proof Windshield Wiper Device, 'Invisible' Braille System For Retail Store Bottles / Shelves, and other high value, impact technologies. All of the above technologies are available for sale / license.

Problem this idea/invention addresses:
K-Tech's Disruptive, Breakthrough Containers' Advantages:

* Our Container Systems Represent The New Standard For Shipping Liquids,
Grains, Semi-Viscous Materials, Etc.
* Containers Create A Sea-Change In The Container Industry
* "Has never been done before." ---per John Mortimer, Patent Counsel,
Wood, Philips, Chicago, IL
* Saves Up To 70% In Return Shipping Costs
* Eliminate Costly And Inefficient Metal Cages And Knock-Down Crates
* The Only System Covering Accordion Fold And Band Technologies
For Containers = No Head-To-Head Competition
* The 'Band' System, Which Runs Horizontal On Our Containers, Can
Allow One Mold (Ex. 55 gal.) To Replace The Cost Of Different-Sized
Molds (Ex. 15, 30, 55 gallons can be made from one mold)
* 330 Gallon Totes Can Also Be Made To Accommodate As Little 110
* Multiple Options Are Possible. These Advantages Are Not Available
With Any Other Containers, Such As Knock-Down Crates
* Our Collapsible Tote Containers Are More Flexible Than Other
Containers And Reduce The Possibility Of Leakage Compared To
Rigid / Non-Rigid Collapsible Containers
* Our Collapsible Tote Containers Are The Only Containers That Can Be
Reduced In Size Via Vacuum Or Mechanical Methods
* Our Collapsible Tote Containers Are Versatile So That They Can Be
Used With Or Without Liners
* Our Collapsible Tote Containers Are More Durable Because There Are
No Mechanical Parts To Fail, Compared To Others
* Other Collapsible Tote Containers Use Hinges And Bolts That Can
* Our Flexible & Collapsible Tote Containers Adjust More Readily To
Expansion And Contraction
* Our Collapsible Tote Containers Float When Empty
* Band Technology Also Allows For The Shipping Of Increased Volume
In A Rectangular Drum, Which Covers The Same Given Space As A
Standard, Round 55 Gallon Drum (Ex. Due To Accordion Folds,
Approx. 65 Gallons Can Be Placed In A Rectangular Drum Due To
Usable Space Overlap Vs. A 55 Gallon Round)
* The Initial Nominal Increase In The Cost Of Our Larger Containers Is
Dwarfed By The Enormous Transportation Cost Savings That Our
Accordion Fold And Band Systems Generate
* These Facts Make Our Technology The Most Cost-Effective &
Environmentally Friendly Containers Ever Made
* No Other Containers Can Equal These Multiple Capabilities

Auxiliary products or services for sale:
20 ounce manufactured bottle proves principle. 55 gallon contractible drum quote, interested client identity and engineers' drawings available with Non-Disclosure Agreement. There is one issued patent and one pending patent that will issue. Seek Sale / License. To be negotiated.

Attached files:
Container Patent.pdf
K-Tech Contractible Containers.pdf
K-Tech Tote Feasibility Study.pdf

Patent: US 76,006,532

Asking price: [CONTACT SELLER]
Available for consultation? Yes

Invention #12027
Date posted: 2015-01-17

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