The process tank is pivotal to every metal finishing facility. No matter the application method, a substrate must be contained or collected. Off-the-shelf collection tanks, however, are not always best. Floor space, substrate media used, process volume and a host of other factors can cause standard tanks to negatively impact production capabilities.

Streamline your capabilities with custom-fabricated chemical process tanks from Chicago Plastic Systems, an industrial thermoplastic fabrication solutions provider. Combining innovative design capabilities with premium materials and highly trained fabricators, we can manufacture tanks designed to perform optimally in your industrial process or environment.

The key to our custom-fabricated process and plating tank success is communication. We have a team of knowledgeable engineers and project managers who work with you to learn all aspects of your operation. Gaining a better understanding of what your organization does and how they do it, as well as any variables involved, ensures you get the tank you need on time and at an affordable price. 

Issues We Focus On
  • Process type
  • Chemistry
  • Substrate media used
  • Temperature
  • Space considerations
  • Wear and tear
  • Production output
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Custom Fabricated Tanks


At Chicago Plastic Systems, we fabricate process tanks of all sizes and shapes from a range of chemical- and corrosion-resistant plastics. While our team can source any plastic product for our customers, the types they use most often for process tank fabrication include:

  • Polypropylene, or Polypro
  • Polyvinyl chloride, also called PVC
  • Polyvinylidene fluoride, or PVDF
  • High-density polyethylene, also known as HDPE

Our Standards

Our custom-fabricated tanks are renowned for their ability to perform in harsh, demanding conditions. This reputation is built upon a dedication to training, quality, craftsmanship, and customer satisfaction.

Our tanks are fabricated using the following internal standards
  • All corners are butt welded before being extrusion welded, ensuring a comprehensive seam through the plastic
  • Provides improved support and strength
  • Corner plates provide reinforcement, when the design requires
  • Steel or plastic support can be added to tank sidewalls, eliminating flexing and stress
Custom Fabricated Black Tank
Custom Fabricated Black Tank

Custom Fabrication

Our highly trained fabricators can construct tanks of any size and shape to meet your specific needs. Each tank can be customized to enhance production and reduce downtime.

  • Fittings
  • Tank-bottom supports
  • Brackets
  • Flanges
  • Reinforced sidewalls
  • Square boxes
  • Buss bars
  • Other ancillary equipment

Custom Fabricated Tanks Usage

We understand that every industrial process is different and has unique requirements. Our custom-fabricated tanks are used in a variety of activities.

  • Photo-etching
  • Food manufacturing
  • Micro-machining
  • Cleaning
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Electro-polishing
  • Electro-plating
  • Passivation
  • Anodizing
  • Galvanizing
  • Semiconductor
  • Rinsing
  • Dipping
  • Non-destructive inspection
  • Bulk chemical transfer

Every one of our welders is either certified by the American Welding Society and German Welding Society, or they are working towards that distinction while assisting already certified welders.

The German Welding Society, or DVS, is dedicated to education, training, qualification, and certification in the field of welding and related technologies, and the organization is the leader in thermoplastic fabrication techniques. Chicago Plastic Systems is proud to be the only thermoplastic fabrication facility in the United States with 100 percent of its welders either certified by or currently undertaking apprenticeships with the DVS.

When you need a tank built to last, Chicago Plastic Systems has you covered.

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