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Industrial Drum Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of industrial drum manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source industrial drum manufactures with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate industrial drum companies that will design, engineer, and manufacture industrial drums for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading industrial drum manufacturers. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right manufacturers whether you are looking for industrial 55 gallon drums, large storage drums, or durable industrial drums.

  • Cranbury, NJ 800-260-3786

    Our drums hold petroleum, chemicals, paint food products, & more. There is no limit to what our drum family of companies can provide. For over 60 years, we have been a reliable supplier of industrial drums and drum services. We supply containers from 1 quart to 330 gallons in quantities from 1 to over 100,000. Contact us for more information.

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  • Venice, IL 800-366-5098

    Container Distributors, Inc. is your single source for industrial drums. Specializing in containers for environmental hazardous waste and material disposal for over 65 years, we pride ourselves in our knowledgeable customer service staff, timely deliveries, and wide range of in-stock items. All of us at Container Distributors, Inc. look forward to hearing from you.

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  • Chicago, IL 800-760-3786

    Jakacki Bag & Barrel is the largest nationwide dealer for 55 gallon drums. Since 1942, we have sold 55 gallon drums of all assortments. We emphasize high quality customer service & are dedicated to our drums. In addition to our drums, Jakacki Bag & Barrel offers an environmentally friendly drum disposal service. Contact us for more information on how we can help you with your barrel & drum needs.

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  • Lincolnwood, IL 847-677-2100

    House of Cans specializes in distributing plastic containers— bottles, drums, jars, jugs, and pails plus snap-lock and pry-off containers. We also offer plastic lids and shipping accessories. We offer our customers unrivaled customer service and high quality products. Our team is dedicated to advancing our company and creating innovative strategies and solutions.

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  • Hudson, OH 440-349-3200

    With over twenty years of experience, we are your premier source for 55 gallon drums and all corresponding products. Our talented teams of designers and engineers will work closely with you to come up with a product that will be just as unique as you need it and that will offer a long lasting value! We have made it our mission to put our customers first! To learn more about what we may be able to do for you visit us online today!

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Industrial Drums Industry Information

Industrial Drums

Industrial drums are large, cylindrical industrial containers that are mainly used for shipping and storage applications. One of the oldest types of containers, industrial drums are primarily for transporting and storing bulk goods, which are most often liquids. As a result, industrial drum manufacturers often strengthened their drums with corrugations, called reinforcing rings, of the thickened material at each quarter of the drum to strengthen the sides and prevent denting or puncturing when rolled or turned.

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Applications of Industrial Drums

Industrial drums are utilized in diverse industries including petroleum, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, construction, waste water treatment, industrial manufacturing, and agriculture. They are categorized by the material they are constructed from: steel drums, plastic drums, and fiber drums. The material used depends on the applications. For instance, steel drums are used in chemical processing, plastic drums for caustic and acidic materials, and fiber drums for solids. The most common drum size in shipping applications is a 55 gallon drum, meaning the drum has a nominal capacity of 55 gallons.

Industrial Drum Design and Customization

Two common ways that industrial drums are differentiated are if they are closed head or open head drums. Closed head drums, also referred to as tight head drums, have a permanent lid with a small opening to allow for pouring of the enclosed material, while open head drums have removable heads. Sorted based on the different materials, industrial drums are often separated into three main categories: steel drums, plastic drums, and fiber drums. Industrial steel drums are manufactured from stainless steel, cold rolled steel, or carbon steel and can be used to transport flammable chemicals and other hazardous substances due to high corrosion resistance.

Industrial stainless steel drums in particular are used in anti-corrosive and sanitary applications, as industrial stainless steel is an FDA-approved material. However, industrial steel drums can rust when exposed to the elements; as a result, non-rusting industrial plastic drums are often preferred. Durable and rigid, yet lightweight, industrial plastic drums made from polyethylene are often referred to as blue barrels because they are typically blue in color. Industrial plastic drums are often used to transport and store acidic and caustic liquids, powders, or other materials and are commonly constructed from plastics such as nylon, polystyrene, PVC, and HDPE. Industrial plastic drums are well-suited for storage of liquid and low viscosity foods, solids, and high viscous materials, lubricating oils, and chemicals. As a low-cost alternative to steel and plastic industrial drums, industrial fiber drums are constructed from fiber board or dense paper. A typical application of industrial fiber drums is the transport of solid food products, including frozen or refrigerated goods, such as cheese and ice cream. Another advantage of fiber industrial drums is that they are completely incinerable and stackable, in addition to being the most easily recycled type of drum.



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