Best Choice of Plastic Pails & Buckets– Nestable or Straight Sided – Open Head or Closed Head – From an Expert Supplier
Determining the best choice of plastic pails & buckets for a specific need can be streamlined by first choosing an expert supplier who is knowledgeable not only about the products they sell but also about any pertinent regulations. In order to make the best buying decision, find a supplier who can be a problem solver. Buy plastic pails & buckets from an industrial container specialist who can provide the most sought after sizes and types, whether nestable or straight-sided, open head or closed head, according to the intended use of the plastic pails & plastic buckets.
- What are common uses for plastic pails and buckets?
It is important to determine the compatibility with plastic of the contents to be stored and/or shipped, along with the weight and classification. Common uses for plastic pails and buckets are shipping and storing of hazardous and non-hazardous materials, which are primarily non-flammable, as well as lubricants, greases, and food products that require packaging made of FDA compliant materials.
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of choosing nestable or straight sided plastic pails and buckets?
The nestable feature provides economy of space when being shipped and stored empty. Straight sided features and benefits allow for the dispensing of material from the pail or bucket utilizing a follower plate, along with the ability to stack, once filled.
- What are common uses of open head and closed head plastic pails and buckets?
Both open head and closed head pails and buckets can be stacked when filled. An open head is commonly selected when packing solids, heavy viscous liquids such as mastics, adhesives, and greases. A closed head is often used when shipping a free liquid that requires a more secure seal at the closure.
- When do the Hazardous Material Regulations (HMR) apply to plastic pails and buckets?
Plastic pails and buckets that are used for the shipment of hazardous materials are subject to DOT (Department of Transportation) regulations.
- What are the options for covers and closures for plastic pails and buckets?
For open head plastic pails and buckets, a snap-on cover is used that can be secured with either a rubber mallet or an hydraulic, electric, or manual lid press. In addition, there is a threaded screw-on lid that provides easy closing and opening.
- Are fittings and spouts available for plastic pails and buckets?
A variety of metal and plastic fittings and spouts are available for the lids of the plastic open head pails and buckets. Similar caps and fittings are available for the closed head plastic pails.
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Open Head Plastic Pails
The size of container depends on the volume of products you want to store or transport. Pails are cost-effective alternatives to large drums and are ideal for packaging small amounts of liquid products. They’re lightweight, durable, and easy to use and handle. Some units are even stackable, meaning you can save more space in your commercial or industrial facility. If reliability, cost-efficiency, and product security are among your biggest concerns, this type of container is for you.
Closed Head Plastic Pails
Choose from a wide range of colors, including white, black, blue, yellow, and red. Each item comes with a specialized lid or cover for improved safety.
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