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Fulfilling a wide range of packaging requirements in industries such as chemical, pharmaceutical, glue, paint and food processing, cardboard drums are a safe and sanitary method for shipping even small parts. Depending on the intended application and contents of the fiber drums, the drums are made in different amounts of heavy paperboard layers, or fiber materials. They are very sturdy and can hold a great deal of weight in either liquid or solid form. Read More…

Fiber Drums Fiber drums, also referred to as cardboard drums, are used for the storing and shipping of a number of different products including food stuffs, liquids and solids. They are a low-cost alternative to more expensive steel and plastic drums and barrels and offer the added benefit of being recyclable in the same method as other cardboard products.
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Leading Manufacturers

Cranbury, NJ  |  800-260-3786

For over 60 years, Rahway Steel Drum Company has been a reliable supplier of 55 gallon drums and drum services. We supply containers from 1 quart to 330 gallons in quantities from 1 to over 100,000.

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Rahway Steel Drum Company, Inc. $$$

Venice, IL  |  800-366-5098

Container Distributors, Inc. is your one source for 55 gallon drums. We pride ourselves on our knowledgeable customer service staff, timely deliveries, and wide range of in-stock items.

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Container Distributors, Inc. $$$

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.

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Jakacki Bag & Barrel, Inc. $$$

Secaucus, NJ  |  800-526-3786

Your 24/7 one source solution for all your industrial container needs. We are stocking distributors of 1 through 550 gallon containers. UN Approved Packaging, including Plastic Drums, Steel Drums, Plastic Pails & Buckets, Stainless Steel & Plastic Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC’s), Lined Steel Cans & more. N.P.S. is unmatched in customer service; all items are in stock for on time deliveries.

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National Packaging Services, Inc. $$$

High Point, NC  |  800-334-7109

Since 1977, MegaChem has been distributing a wide range of pails, cans, drums, bottles and jugs to various industries. Some of our quality products include 55 gallon drums, steel drums, plastic drums, 55 gallon plastic drums, steel pails, plastic pails, tin cans and more.

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MegaChem, Inc. $$$

Ontario, CA  |  909-591-2929

B. Stephen Cooperage specializes in reconditioned drums ranging anywhere from 5 to 330 gallons and have been supplying the Western United States for the past 65 years. We are working with the biggest names in the hazardous waste industry today, have an ample amount of inventory, and can delivery at your earliest convenience. Call us to get more information about our competitive pricing.

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B. Stephen Cooperage Inc. $$$
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For heavy duty applications, steel rings can be used to reinforce the top and bottom of the drum and a metal cover can be used in place of a fiber board lid to further decrease any chance of product contamination. Both hazardous and non-hazardous materials can be transported using fiber drums because, as with other steel drums and plastic drums, fiber drums are required to meet certain international shipping standards that make them of high quality.

The benefits for using fiber drums beyond the reduced costs and the possibility of recycling include the lightweight property of paperboard. When compared to the weight of stainless steel and even plastic drums, fiber drums offer a much lighter alternative, and for many shipping purposes, lighter weight materials will result in lower shipping costs.

They are still durable products and many manufacturers will put fiber drums through similarly rugged testing procedures as other types of drums in order to ensure their structural soundness. Unlike other metal drums, there is no danger of fiberboard corroding and therefore it is safe to use for extended periods of storage. A wide choice of drum styles is available in terms of diameters, heights and weight capabilities, and they can typically be custom manufactured to meet certain specifications and requirements.

Many paper drums, especially those used for the storage or transportation of liquid products, or for the storage of sensitive materials, can be lined with a variety of coatings or insoluble materials such as polyethylene, silicone or polyester. In addition to heavy duty steel lids, plastic, wood or fiber can be used to secure the opening of a paper drum.

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