Plastic Drums for Sale | Polyethylene Barrels
Plastic drums are containers used to store hazardous or non-hazardous liquid products. For a plastic drum to be able to contain some of these liquids, these drums must be made with materials made from the highest quality in the industry. Youngstown Barrel & Drum Co. has all the plastic drums for sale that you need. As plastic drum manufacturers, Youngstown Barrel & Drum Co. not only offers some of the best and highest quality plastic drums on the market but we also offer them at the most affordable and competitive prices that you will encounter.
Sometimes referred to as polyethylene barrels, plastic drums usually hold between 15 and 55 gallons of hazardous or non-hazardous liquids. When companies offer a plastic drum for sale, they usually offer them in all available sizes; the most common sized are 15, 30, and 55 gallons. These drums are also available in two variations; tight-head and open-head. The differences of these two drums will be explained later on in this article. The most frequent type of drum used as a shipping container for many liquids, including chemical, is the steel drum.
Use of the 55-gallon plastic drum became widespread during World War II. At first, they were developed by Germany and Italy (the Axis powers) but the allies were quick to adopt it. The use of drums during the war allowed the U.S. to win the Guadalcanal Campaign. At the time, it was hard for the U.S. Navy to maintain command of the sea to be able to offload aviation gasoline for their aircraft, what they did was put the gasoline in drums and have a fast ship go to drop off points and push the drums overboard. Because gasoline is less dense than water, the drums would float, allowing the troops to collect the drums afterward.
Most plastic drums that are used for industrial purposes are made of HDPE (high-density polyethylene). They are manufactured by a process commonly known as blow molding. Rotational molding is also sometimes used to produce the plastic drums but is not as common due to the higher production cost than blow molding. If you choose to go with a plastic drum that is not right, you can risk the contents being contaminated, failure of the drum, fines and penalties for noncompliance with certain regulations, or the loss of some business due to the inability to solve particular problems due to lack of knowledge. If you are shipping hazardous material, under the Hazardous Material Regulations, you must choose the right package that is best suited for the particular application. You must check the HMR and determine the most appropriate package selection.
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Tight Head Plastic Drums
What is the difference between tight head and open head plastic drums? The tight head polyethylene barrels are used for many different commercial and industrial purposes. These drums are made from the highest quality materials in the industry and are made to store various liquids. Whether you are using them for hazardous or non-hazardous products, you can rest assured that they will remain safe in this highly containerized drum. These drums are rigid, resilient, and very easy to handle. Most importantly, this drum is very cost-effective and very easy to handle so you can transport and ship them to different locations.
Open Head Plastic Drums
The open head plastic drum is the perfect piece of equipment to help your business. At Youngstown Barrel & Drum Co. we have the right open head plastic drums for you that meet all the latest UN safety regulations and are produced with high-tech technology. Our drums have high-density polyethylene and consistency with the highest molecular weight.
Purchasing Plastic Drums (Polyethylene Barrels) from YBDCO
If you’d like more information about plastic drums or would like to inquire about purchasing polyethylene drums, please contact us at Youngstown Barrel & Co. We have different types of drums and containers to suit all purposes and needs. Our friendly staff are always standing by to help answer and all of your questions. Please give us a call at 1-877-721-1264. We look forward to finding you the right solution.
Benefits of Using Poly Drums
Poly drums are excellent and very suitable for industrial and commercial purposes. These poly barrels are manufactured using high density, high molecular weight polyethylene (HDPE). This makes the drums inert and very resistant to high or low pH contents.
Also, the poly drums also boast of other qualities such as enhanced thickness, durable side-walls, UV resistance and security. This makes plastic drums the ideal container for storing food, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals. Some of the benefits of using poly drums include:
Poly Drums are Strong and Durable
Poly drums offer strength and durability. This is why the drums are often used to store and ship products. The enhanced thickness and the durable side-walls of the poly barrels will help provide an adequate shield for the products stored inside. This way, the quality of goods being stored and shipped can be better protected.
Highly Resistant to Low or High pH Contents
Improperly packaged and stored Hazardous materials can threaten our safety, health and the environment. Polyethylene drums are resistant to corrosives with low or high pH contents. This makes the poly barrel suitable to store or ship certain corrosives and hazardous materials.
Highly Resistant to UV Rays
In addition, poly barrels are resistant to UV rays. Even when exposed to direct sunlight, poly drums help to protect the contents . This is another reason why poly drums are used to store and ship certain chemical products.
Also, poly drums are leak-proof. Whether you are storing liquid or semi-liquid products, you don’t have to worry about spills. Unless the drum is punctured, even the slightest spill will not occur when the manufacturers closing instructions are properly followed after filling. Thus, poly drums are used to store petroleum products, water, and so on.