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.