Category Archives: Tanks

Food Grade Plastic Wine Tanks: an Alternative to Steel

For years winemakers have looked to stainless steel or concrete tanks for storing wines, but the industry has started demanding a more flexible cost-effective alternative.

RX Plastics has always prided itself on coming up with innovative new products and our new range of polyethylene Wine Tanks has been created to meet this demand.

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Keeping water shortages at bay with RX Plastics Rainwater Tanks

water restrictions sign, rainwaterWhilst much of New Zealand has been spared a totally torrid summer thanks to recent rain, conditions are still dry out there, particularly in the east. With the threat of water restrictions still looming for late summer, many are considering rain water harvesting to help with both potable and domestic irrigation water supplies.

RX Plastics Water Tanks

RX Plastics are able to meet this demand in lifestyle and rural situations with its range of MAX™ Tanks but in smaller domestic applications the Metro range of tanks offer a compact yet capacious solution. Continue reading

Getting Ready for El Nino

Dry Lake Bed, Lake OpuhaThe El Nino phenomenon was originally recognised by South American fisherman who noticed warmer waters in the Pacific, usually around the end of the year. They named it ‘El Nino’ – the Little Boy – after the tendency for the pattern to arrive around Christmas. As we approach the festive season, once again New Zealand is in the grip of a strong El Nino, one that is set to match that of 1997-8. Continue reading

A Beginner’s Guide to Colostrum

With lambing already happening in some parts of the country and calving about to start in the next couple of weeks, colostrum production will soon be in full swing. This amazing substance is vital to the good health of your young livestock, so we’ve put together a fact file for your reference.

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Protect your property against fire with an RX Plastics Fire Fighting Kit

Images of the fast-spreading fires which recently wreaked havoc in parts of New Zealand and Australia are a sobering reminder of the extreme danger of fires this time of year.

In order to ensure you minimize the risk of a fire destroying your property it is best that you have a protection plan. You should also pay attention to the alerts and notices on the New Zealand Fire Service and National Rural Fire Authority websites.

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Choosing a Water Tank Level Indicator for your Lifestyle Block or Bach

There’s no doubt that summer has well and truly arrived, even here at the northern end of the Southern Alps.

NIWA’s seasonal climate outlook is predicting near normal rainfall across the country and that’s great news for anyone reliant on rainwater to fill their water tanks.

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How to Collect Rainwater for Home Use

In the peak of summer when water restrictions come into place and the garden takes a dramatic turn for the worse, having your own water supply is a definite bonus.

And if you have ever had the misfortune to be in a location affected by any kind of natural disaster that disrupts your water supply, once again, having your own tanks of usable water is a godsend.

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