Fiber Drums

A reliable source for Steel Plastic Fibre Drum information and leading Steel Plastic Fibre Drum Companies & Manufacturers.

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.

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. Our drums hold petroleum, chemicals, paint food products and more. There are no limits to what the Rahway Steel Drum family of companies can provide. Contact us for more information.

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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. With specializing in containers for environmental hazardous waste and material disposal for over 65 years, we pride ourselves on our knowledgeable customer service staff, timely deliveries, and wide range of in-stock items. We at Container Distributors, Inc look forward to hearing from you.

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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. 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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Jakacki Bag & Barrel, Inc. $$$

Hayward, CA  |  510-887-9277

Family owned & operated since 1983 with a vision for recycling, Containers Unlimited is now the largest reconditioner of plastic pails & drums in Northern California. As a distributor of new & used metal & plastic containers, we offer pails, drums, bottles, caps, cans, pick boxes & totes. Success means putting customers #1. Regrinding plastic & repackaging plastic, glass & metal containers too!

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Containers Unlimited $$$

Cleveland, OH  |  216-441-6214

North Coast Container manufactures 55 gallon steel drums, made to fit our customers' individual requirements. Our drums are most often utilized in the shipping and storage industry. We are an ISO 9001:2000-registered company. We regularly review customer specs to maintain safety and quality.

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North Coast Container Corp. $$$

Jacksonville, FL  |  800-342-8194

Since 1919, Duval Containers has been a leader in the distributing and manufacturing of packaging containers and machinery, glasses, plastics and more. Our products include, but are not limited to steel drums, plastic drums, fibre drums, corrugated boxes, industrial jugs and much more.

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Duval Container Company $$$
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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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